be prepared to leave the EU customs union; regain full control of its borders, even if that means losing access to the single market, and cease to be subject to rulings by the European court of justice. She will also use the address to appeal for unity after six months of bitter recriminations between pro- and anti-EU factions. She will plead for an end to insults, the Press Association reports, as well as the divisive terminology of “leavers” and “remainers”, and call on both sides to come together to make a successful future for Britain outside the EU. … [Read more...] about Theresa May to say UK is ‘prepared to accept hard Brexit’
Theresa may postponed brexit divorce bill showdown with brussels
John Sauven, the executive director of Greenpeace UK, said: “If the government wants businesses, local authorities and households to make the appropriate investments over the next decade, they will need confidence that Britain really is committed to decarbonising the economy. But the practical measures taken by the government over the past 12 months add up to a tiny fraction of what is needed to keep us on course to meet that commitment.” … [Read more...] about UK’s net zero pledge: what has been achieved one year on?
Mrs May blasted: "Instead of bringing in measures to close Britain off from the rest of the world, why is the Government not taking a lead in developing international aviation health screening standard to save jobs and ensure Britain is open for businesses?" … [Read more...] about Scientists say 14-day quarantine rule to fight coronavirus spread ‘makes no sense’ as calls grow for it to be scrapped
But Covid-19 absolutely has not gone away. Far from it, in Britain or anywhere else. Look at the public health disaster in the United States. Leicester is the latest domestic reminder, not least because the new lockdown there raises another serious dispute – on which Keir Starmer focused at prime minister’s questions – about the adequacy of the government’s responses. Saturday’s potentially catastrophic reopening of pubs threatens to be another. The premature encouragement of foreign holidays this summer before the pandemic has been beaten could be a third. Looming over everything the government does are the twin threats of a widespread renewal of the pandemic and a rise in mass unemployment at a scale on which no one aged under 50 has any memory. … [Read more...] about Johnson and Cummings are up to their old tricks: sleight of hand and scapegoating
In the nearer term, restive Tory MPs – even those who are normally sympathetic – are warning that their leader could be forced into more embarrassing U-turns in the weeks and months ahead if he fails to listen to his own party. It comes after a chaotic week for Downing Street which included, aptly, a real-life car crash when the PM’s vehicle was shunted outside parliament. … [Read more...] about Chaos and a car crash: Tories begin to fear Boris Johnson has lost his vim