Dominic Raab has suggested the preferred Brexit approach touted by eurosceptic Tories would be a “shortcut to no deal”. The Brexit Secretary was urged by Steve Baker, a former Brexit minister and member of the European Research Group of Tory MPs, to pursue a free trade agreement with the EU and use “pragmatic arrangements” to deal with the Irish border.Mr Raab said the Canada-style approach was “theoretically possible” but could not be done and result in a deal with the EU.He also told MPs that talks with the EU have “intensified” in recent weeks and the two sides are “closing in on workable solutions” to all of the key outstanding issues before urging Brussels to match the UK’s “ambitions” and “pragmatism”.Labour accused Mr Raab of “pretending that everything is going according to plan” and urged him to “scotch rumours” that the Government is not intending to publish an … [Read more...] about Raab warns Tory Brexiteers’ plan could be shortcut to no deal
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Raab warns Tory Brexiteers’ plan could be a shortcut to no deal BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Dominic Raab has suggested the preferred Brexit approach touted by eurosceptic Tories would be a “shortcut to no deal”. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/raab-warns-tory-brexiteers-plan-could-be-a-shortcut-to-no-deal-37402313.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37402311.ece/f688c/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_3b6c24b1-eeb3-4147-a516-08e6fb1cfbb5_1 Email Dominic Raab has suggested the preferred Brexit approach touted by eurosceptic Tories would be a “shortcut to no deal”. The Brexit Secretary was urged by Steve Baker, a former Brexit minister and member of the European Research Group of Tory MPs, to pursue a free trade agreement with the EU and use “pragmatic arrangements” to deal with the Irish border. Mr Raab said the Canada-style approach was “theoretically possible” but could not be done and result … [Read more...] about Raab warns Tory Brexiteers’ plan could be a shortcut to no deal
Gallery Coupe-like BMW X2 offers a more dynamic alternative to the X1 SUV without sacrificing space and practicality. Picture: Andy Russell Andy Russell BMW’s new X2 heralds a new chapter in its SUV success story, combining a bold new design direction and dynamic driving appeal, says motoring editor Andy Russell. X2 has its own character and is not just a scaled-down X4 or X6. Picture: Andy Russell BMW has found its niche when it comes to maintaining that important X factor. Two distinct line-ups make up the hugely-popular BMW X family – practical, sporty X1, X3 and X5 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and more dynamic X6, X4 and now X2 with the low-slung styling of a coupe. The even more distinctive X2 is aimed at a younger and young-at-heart market. How it drives Tried-and-tested fascia is logical and easy to navigate. Picture: Andy Russell Sharing the X1 platform, the chassis has been tweaked to make it sharper to drive but not at the expense of comfort. With good … [Read more...] about Bold new BMW ‘coupe SUV’ has that X factor 2!
He, like Salmond before him, maintained that independence could only be achieved by increasing the power and influence of the party within the Scottish Parliament, but many from the fundamentalist wing claimed the party should maintain its objective of total independence – and nothing less. And despite Swinney’s attempts to modernise the party and demonstrate its ability to govern Scotland, support for the SNP tumbled. In the 2001 general election, the party returned just five MPs, one less than in 1997 and in 2003, it lost eight seats in the Holyrood elections. There had been a bruising selection process ahead of that election which had seen MSPs such as Andrew Wilson, Michael Russell and Margo MacDonald shoved so far down the list that it could only be interpreted as the party wielding punishment and this only added to the growing disquiet post the poor showing in the poll. And after months of sniping about Swinney’s lack of charisma compared to his … [Read more...] about John Swinney: ‘Political leadership is not a tea party’
A woman has been jailed for hurling vile racist abuse at a man in Huddersfield town centre. Chelsea Wany, 26, of Station Lane, Berry Brow , has been jailed for 16 weeks after being found guilty of a racially aggravated public disorder incident in Huddersfield town centre last year. Wany was charged by West Yorkshire Police with using threatening and abusive language to cause harassment and fear. It was recorded by police as a hate crime due to the racial element of her tirade, which was caught on camera and published by the Examiner in a bid to trace the woman. Wany was sitting in a doorway on Kirkgate when she began abusing a man, aged 21, who was born in Britain with Pakistani heritage. Wany appeared at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court on Friday where she was found guilty of the offence and sentenced to 16 weeks in prison. A 50-year-old man has been jailed for 22 years after he was found guilty of charges of rape and sexual assault involving a teenage girl. Roy Uttley was … [Read more...] about Rapist, racist ranter, gun-wielding drug runner among those jailed last month