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Ukraine Is Now Officially A Candidate For The European Union

European leaders gave Ukraine the status of a European Union candidate at a summit on Thursdayin a key sign of ongoing support for Ukrainian resistance against Russian invaders and confidence in Ukraine’s future.The president of the European Council, former Belgian prime minister Charles Michel, announced the news on Twitter.“A historic moment,” Michel wrote. “Our future is together.” The council — which comprises the heads of state of all EU member countries […]

today24 June 2022 1

Elizabeth Truss

EU Has ‘Absolutely No Reason’ To Be Annoyed By Our Protocol Plans, Liz Truss Says

The EU has said it will not renegotiate the protocol that the UK signed up to as part of the Brexit deal.Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has insisted there is “absolutely no reason” why the EU should be angered by the government’s decision to rip up part of the Brexit deal with the EU.The government yesterday published its long-awaited plan to override the Northern Ireland protocol — the part of the […]

today14 June 2022


Ireland Warns UK Controversial Legislation Will ‘Deeply Damage’ Relationships

Coveney and TrussIreland has warned the UK that controversial legislation unveiled today will breach international law and “deeply damage” relationships.Foreign secretary Liz Truss will outline a bill on Monday that allows ministers to rip up parts of the Brexit deal.The legislation will allow the government to override key elements of the Northern Ireland Protocol. Truss is expected to argue the measures are vital to protect the Good Friday Agreement and restore […]

today13 June 2022

European Union

Petrol Prices Have Increased Again Due To An International Domino Effect

Fuel prices pictured back at the beginning of May – they have increased since thenPetrol prices in the UK have just risen once again adding to the already tense cost of living crisis.The cost of filling up your vehicle has shot up since the EU confirmed its latest set of sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.The UK may no longer be in the bloc but this has a […]

today31 May 2022

boris johnson

Boris Johnson Says UK ‘Will Act’ If EU Refuses To Give Way On Northern Ireland Protocol

Boris Johnson says he will say more about his plans in the coming daysBoris Johnson has warned the EU that he is prepared to unilaterally rip up parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol unless Brussels agrees to make major changes to it.The prime minister said there would be “a necessity to act” to protect the interests of consumers and businesses in the province if the EU does not budge.His comments, […]

today16 May 2022


UK Can Rip Up NI Protocol Without Breaking International Law, Kwasi Kwarteng Insists

Kwasi KwartengThe UK can rip up the Northern Ireland Protocol without breaking international law, a cabinet minister has insisted.Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said the government was prepared to scrap the post-Brexit trade agreement - known as invoking Article 16 - in order to ensure “political stability” in Northern Ireland.The Protocol, a key part of the withdrawal treaty struck between the UK and European Union after Brexit, has led to checks on […]

today15 May 2022

European Union

Liz Truss Issues Warning To EU During ‘Tetchy’ Call Over Northern Ireland Protocol

Liz Truss MP, The Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs.Liz Truss today fired a warning shot to the EU that she is poised to tear up the Northern Ireland Protocol unless they budge in talks. The Foreign Secretary held what sources described as a “tetchy” phone call with her European Commission counterpart Maros Šefčovič this morning. Truss called for the EU to show “more flexibility and pragmatism” following long-running […]

today12 May 2022


Brexit Red Tape An ‘Act Of Self Harm’, Says Rees-Mogg After Fourth Delay

Minister for Brexit opportunities Jacob Rees-Mogg.Implementing red tape to deliver the government’s own Brexit deal “would have been an act of self harm”, Jacob Rees-Mogg has said.The Brexit opportunities minister’s admission come as the Tories dropped plans to impose further checks on goods entering the UK from the European Union.The change means restrictions on the imports of chilled meats from the EU and border checks on plant and animal products […]

today28 April 2022

Emmanuel Macron

French Election Result: Macron’s Victory Over Le Pen Welcomed With Relief

Emmanuel Macron greets well-wishers after casting his vote in Le Touquet, northern France.On Sunday, French voters handed Emmanuel Macron a second term as president in an election in which he comfortably defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen.But despite Macron’s achievement – he is only the third president since the 1958 founding of modern France to win twice at the ballot box – there were mixed emotions.There was relief that Le […]

today25 April 2022