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Boris urged to prioritise trade deal with US – ‘Put the EU at the back of the queue!’

BORIS JOHNSON has been urged to prioritise a trade deal with the US as Express.co.uk readers advise the Prime Minister to "put the EU at the back of the queue". Read the full Article Boris urged to prioritise trade deal with US – ‘Put the EU at the back of the queue!’ from The Express
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President Trump looks forward to “negotiating a tremendous new deal with the United Kingdom”

During his keynote speech at the World Economic Forum meeting at Davos in Switzerland, the President of the USA Donald Trump has spoken of the prospect of a “tremendous” trade… Read the full Article President Trump looks forward to “negotiating a tremendous new deal with the United Kingdom” from UNN

Boris Johnson’s points-based immigration system will keep us open to the brightest and best

Sense at last LIFE must be bewildering for Remain ­diehards still convinced Brexit was a ­racist vote to keep foreigners out. Our “Vote Leave” Government won’t follow the script. We applaud Boris… Read the full Article Boris Johnson’s points-based immigration system will keep us open to the brightest and best

Brexit reflections from Lord Lilley

Here is the latest in our series reflecting on the Brexit process with regular BrexitCentral authors and others who have played an important role in our journey out of the European Union. Here are the answers to our questions from former Cabinet Minister Lord Lilley, who was a Conservative MP from 1983 until 2017.BC: When did you first come to the view that the UK would be better off out of the EU? Did you ever think that the EU could be reformed from within to make membership tolerable for the UK? Tell us how your views developed over time on the issue.I always wanted to get back powers we had unnecessarily ceded to the EU – preferably by negotiating the return of powers every time the EU negotiated new treaty changes in which the other member states would need our assent for them to integrate further. When David Cameron found the other member states would not concede any return of competences to the UK, I decided that we had to leave. BC: What was your most memorable moment during t…

Article 13: UK will not implement EU copyright law

Media giants such as Google have been outspoken opponents of the legislation. Read the full Article Article 13: UK will not implement EU copyright law from The BBC

AHEAD OF THE GAME: Select English players and Premier League clubs could earn credits for signings

MATT HUGHES - AHEAD OF THE GAME: Premier League sides who give significant playing time to England-qualified players, could be given greater leeway to sign more foreign players after Brexit. Read the full Article AHEAD OF THE GAME: Select English players and Premier League clubs could earn credits for signings

Don’t fall for the EU spin that ceding access to fishing grounds will be the price of a trade deal

All through the Brexit process – at least so far – EU negotiators have proved remarkably successful in dictating the sequencing of talks, deciding what should be discussed and when. It helped that the UK either failed to appreciate the importance of this concession or simply gave in, of course.A less formal but related concession is in the way the EU has been able to frame the terms of debate around the Brexit settlement in general. Now that we are about to embark on the nitty-gritty of ‘the deal’, probably meaning a whole range of deals, commentators have been keen to pick up on red lines and what might be given up in return for something else. Although simplistic, the temptation to distill a highly complex process in this way is understandable.
It can also be misleading, especially when we fall into the same old trap of accepting the EU’s preferred interpretation of the situation.Fishing offers a great example of this process. Put simply (as it almost always is), this is how it goes…

Britons furious at plot to hang giant EU banner on Dover cliffs for Brexit day

BRITONS are furious at a plot to hand a giant EU banner on the White Cliffs of Dover on Brexit day next week. Read the full Article Britons furious at plot to hang giant EU banner on Dover cliffs for Brexit day from The Express

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen claims the EU needs “credible military capabilities”

The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has told the World Economic Forum in Davos that the EU needs “credible military capabilities” as well as saying that… Read the full Article European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen claims the EU needs “credible military capabilities” from UNN

‘Decisive change’ Boris Bounce sees British economy SOAR to highest point in a year

THE BRITISH economy swung back into major growth mode today as the chances of an interest rate cut fell dramatically - and it is all down the so-called Boris Bounce. Read the full Article ‘Decisive change’ Boris Bounce sees British economy SOAR to highest point in a year from The Express

Seb Dance Vows to Vote for No Deal

This morning, Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michael formally signed the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement; now only the confirmatory ratification by the European Parliament is needed to secure Britain’s orderly withdrawal in one week’s time.
London Labour MEP Seb Dance reacted by calling it “the saddest moment in my political career”, vowing to ensure his “very last vote shall be against Brexit.”
This is the saddest moment in my political career.

The WA will pass the EP of course b/c the member states want this agreement.

But I cannot and will not support something I know to be an historic mistake for the UK and the EU.

My very last vote shall be against Brexit. https://t.co/yINQXGSDER — Seb Dance MEP (@SebDance) January 24, 2020 Unfortunately for Seb, he clearly hasn’t realised his vote against the Withdrawal Agreement will in fact be a vote in favour of No Deal. Given that the UK Parliament has voted to leave and will not extend Article 50 any longer, a WTO exit would now be the outcome…

Brexit: Boris Johnson signs withdrawal agreement in Downing Street

The PM hails a "fantastic moment" for the UK as he signs document paving the way for its EU exit. Read the full Article Brexit: Boris Johnson signs withdrawal agreement in Downing Street from The BBC