Government sources said that the UK would accuse the EU of depriving Britain of deals that it has already offered other countries outside the bloc. It will double down on its accusation that the EU has effectively withdrawn an offer to give the UK a Canada-style agreement, which would allow Britain to diverge from EU rules in the future. However, the EU insists that Britain’s proximity and the size of its trade always meant that such an offer was dependent on its willingness to adopt “level playing field” measures, designed to keep it aligned to some EU rules. … [Read more...] about UK and Brussels clash over post-Brexit trade deal even before key talks begin
Why does the uk want to leave the eu
Last week George Eustice, the environment secretary, said he wanted to see more nature-based solutions, such as the construction of dams made of natural materials and the planting of trees in upper catchment areas. These would hold on to water and prevent it from pouring too quickly into rivers and estuaries. … [Read more...] about UK flood defence plans are inadequate, warn scientists
Mr Cameron was proud of his 2013 campaign for European spending restraint, but was infuriated one year later when handed an enormous top-up bill for Britain’s contribution to the budget. He warned, prophetically, that this was the kind of action that would turn whole populations against the EU. The then Taoiseach of Ireland, Enda Kenny, replied: “You sign on for Europe, you sign on for the rules and the rules have to be obeyed.” Six years later and we see that there is an alternative: leave. … [Read more...] about The EU will miss Britain’s big money
The durability of Mr Trump's own political coalition of disaffected working-class whites, evangelicals and other traditional Republican voters is still an open question as well. While Republicans may feel the future belongs to them, when Mr Trump's time in the Oval Office comes to an end, there's no telling what kind of grades will his legacy receive. … [Read more...] about What marks does Obama’s presidency deserve?
Later, in the Diary Room, Hardeep said he expected to hear from his manager rather his parents, before becoming emotional again as he talked about how he is there "because of them." … [Read more...] about Celebrity Big Brother: Letters from home leave fans in TEARS as Hardeep cries at his mum’s words