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No fear of trade war with EU, says David Frost
... at a time when political focus is on Russia and the expansion of Nato . Frost has become one of the most vocal critics of the deal since he left his position in December. In his column he defends the decision of the government to go ahead with what Boris Johnson called his oven-ready deal, and argues that the UK had no choice but to sign the protocol as it was the only way to realise Britain's departure from the EU . If we hadn't, I think we would still be in the EU , he said. Frost told the US president ...
Updated: 05/13/2022
British Foreign Secretary Truss lays bare of post-colonial nostalgia
... added to burgeoning inflation, and severely hurt services. This has been a result of the rising energy prices and shrinking standards of living. After Brexit Britain's economic relationship with China is of critical importance, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made it clear that after Brexit . The UK can't afford to distance itself from the largest consumer market and trading nation on Earth. However, Johnson is struggling to influence ultra-hawks within the Conservative Party who are trying ...
Updated: 05/13/2022
DUP to join Northern Ireland Assembly, block formation
... resolution to the impasse. With reduced powers, the mothballing of Stormont means civil servants and ministers from the outgoing administration will run Northern Ireland in what has been called a zombified state. DUP strategists hope that this will embolden Boris Johnson, the prime minister, and Liz Truss, the foreign secretary, and strengthen their hand in a showdown with the EU Commission . They have threatened to abandon parts of the protocol, but Donaldson said he wanted action, not words. Today is the day ...
Updated: 05/13/2022
NatWest Bank chairman calls for tax cut to help poorest
... focused on the bottom 20% and see what can be done to help them through the benefit system. Tax cuts are hard to target in the same way. The bosses of Tesco and John Lewis called for a windfall tax on the soaring profits at big energy companies, and Boris Johnson refused to rule it out on Thursday, Davies was cautious. If you can define what you mean by a windfall, so people will see this as a genuine one-off that isn't part of a longer-term tax burden on that set of companies, then the arguments for ...
Updated: 05/13/2022
Nearly 90,000 civil servants to lose jobs
More than 90,000 civil servants are expected to lose their jobs in an attempt to find money to help the cost of living crisis, according to Boris Johnson. More than 90,000 civil servants are expected to lose their jobs in an attempt to find money to help the cost of living crisis, according to Boris Johnson . The prime minister is understood to have tasked the cabinet with cutting staff by a ...
Updated: 05/12/2022
UK PM Johnson sidestepped questions over donation to Russian bank account
Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain sidestepped questions on Thursday about documents linking a major political donation to a Russian bank account. Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain sidestepped questions on Thursday about documents linking a major political donation ...
Updated: 05/12/2022
Government ‘cover-up’ over decision to give Evgeny Lebedev a peer
... a former KGB officer. The election, in which Tory MPs were told to abstain given the extent of backbench Conservative disquiet on the issue, followed revelations that the intelligence services had concerns about a peerage for Lebedev awarded by Boris Johnson , a close friend. A Cabinet Office document, which ran to nine pages, contained no new information beyond a handful of redacted emails, including one in which Lebedev confirmed he had completed a form, and another in which an unidentified official ...
Updated: 05/12/2022
Police issue 50 more fines for lockdown breaking parties
The police investigating lockdown breaking parties in Downing Street said they had issued 50 more fines, increasing pressure on Britain s prime minister Boris Johnson, who had previously been penalized for one breach. LONDON - The police investigating lockdown breaking parties in Downing Street said they had issued 50 more fines, increasing pressure on Britain s prime minister Boris Johnson , who had previously ...
Updated: 05/12/2022
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