A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

Brexit News Feeds

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12/08/2020 Gavin Williamson apologises for ‘disruption’ to summer exams as he defends ‘credible’ grade estimate system ,,Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has apologised to children “for the disruption that they've had to suffer” due to cancelled exams. www.politicshome.com Visit...
12/08/2020 Exam regulator ‘working urgently’ on A-Level appeal rules as Government accused of ‘panicked and chaotic response’ to results row ,,The exams regulator in England has said it is "working urgently" to set out how to appeal A-Level results after the Government changed the rules on how students’ grades will be calculated. www.politicshome.com Visit...
12/08/2020 New Zealand 'frustrated' over UK trade talks, says deputy PM ,,Deputy PM Winston Peters says the UK's EU membership has not left it "match fit" to strike a deal. www.bbc.co.uk Visit...
12/08/2020 Government must ‘start answering questions’ after coronavirus 'double whammy' of most deaths and biggest recession, say Labour ,,The Government must “start answering questions” as to why the UK is potentially facing the worst recession and the worst death rate in Europe, say Labour. www.politicshome.com Visit...
12/08/2020 Liz Truss’s post-Brexit stilton deal with Japan will not ‘make Britain grate again’ | Rick Burin ,,

There’s nothing wrong with being proud of our national dishes, but focusing on cheese makes us look ridiculous

There are differing visions of Britain. You hear it in the way we talk about the second world war: the nation split into those who think we were fighting Nazis and those who think we were fighting Germans. Patriots have long looked at their country and cherrypicked the parts that appeal. To some, being British is about the armed forces and the royal family. To others, it is the BBC and the NHS. To Liz Truss, national identity seems to be largely about cheese.

In 2014, Truss, then environment secretary, gave a mesmerising address to the Conservative party conference that must rank as one of the slowest speeches in modern political history. If you watch the video, everyone in it seems to be on a time delay, despite the fact they’re in the same room. But it isn’t just the awkward pauses, it’s also the tone: Truss delivering her early punchlines with the dreamy, otherworldly air of Mr Burns from The Simpsons that time he turned radioactive and kept appearing in the woods. If you judge the quality of a speech by how confused the applause is, this one takes some beating.

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12/08/2020 Labour says government's treatment of asylum seekers lacks 'compassion' ,,

Nick Thomas-Symonds demanded to see legal advice that informed decision to involve Ministry of Defence

The UK Government’s handling of the rising numbers of people crossing the Channel in small boats is “lacking in competence and compassion”, the shadow home secretary has said, as pressure mounts on ministers to offer safe and legal routes for asylum seekers.

Nick Thomas-Symonds said the attempt to “militarise a response to a humanitarian crisis was shameful” in a letter to the home secretary, Priti Patel, after she requested support from the Ministry of Defence. He demanded to see any legal advice that informed the controversial move.

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12/08/2020 Met Police blames ‘human error’ for Dawn Butler stop and slams ‘trial by social media’ ,,The Metropolitan Police have blamed “human error” for the decision to pull over Labour MP Dawn Butler’s car, as the force hit out at “trial by social media” of its officers. www.politicshome.com Visit...
12/08/2020 Rishi Sunak says ‘hard times are here’ as UK plunged into ‘record’ recession with 20% GDP drop ,,Chancellor Rishi Sunak has warned the country that “hard times are here” as the British economy officially entered the deepest recession recorded amid the coronavirus pandemic. www.politicshome.com Visit...
12/08/2020 Priti Patel in row with ‘junk food’ Ben and Jerry’s after attack on her stance over migrant crossings ,,Priti Patel has become embroiled in a row with ice cream brand Ben and Jerry’s after it took aim at her stance on migrants crossing the English Channel. www.politicshome.com Visit...
12/08/2020 UK Government vows ‘triple lock’ for A-level results in bid to avoid repeat of Scottish exams fiasco ,,Ministers are making a last-minute change to the A-level results system in a bid to avoid a repeat of problems that have dogged Scottish exams this year. www.politicshome.com Visit...
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