Border inspection posts The location of border inspection posts for controls on goods crossing the Irish Sea has yet to be decided, unsurprisingly given Johnson has insisted there would be no checks. The EU would prefer posts to be located in places such as the ports of Liverpool and Cairnryan in Scotland. … [Read more...] about Brexit talks: who is involved and what is being covered?
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To travel to and from work, where it is not possible to work from home To attend medical appointments and collect medicines and other health products For vital family reasons such as caring for children, elderly or vulnerable people - but excluding social visits For farming purposes including food production and care for animals. People are being asked not to travel to these counties unless for work. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: More Irish areas could come under Covid restrictions
Meticulously detailed, exhaustively researched and written with Figes’s characteristic verve, The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture is a sweeping tour de force and a monumental work of historical synthesis. Focusing on the intertwined biographies of a famous French opera singer of Spanish descent, her French impresario husband and one of Russia’s most beloved novelists, Figes traces this trio’s fluctuating fortunes, zooming out from time to time to investigate subjects such as the middle-class craze for piano-playing and the birth of the travel guide. … [Read more...] about The Europeans by Orlando Figes review – a very continental menage a trois
The Mail revealed in May that it will include measures forcing failed asylum seekers to lodge all their grounds for appeal at the beginning of a case, rather than being able to drip-feed new elements of a claim in order to delay a final ruling and avoid removal from the UK. … [Read more...] about Ministers accused of ‘losing control’ of immigration as think tank claims cash paid to asylum seekers acts as a ‘no lose pull factor’ for many to cross the Channel
“The brutality and the detention of peaceful protesters and journalists in Belarus isn’t acceptable in the Europe of the 21st century,” German foreign minister Heiko Maas said. “This is why we have to increase the pressure on those in power there.” … [Read more...] about EU considers sanctions after crackdown on protests in Belarus