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Britain and the EU have been locked in talks on trade and the future relationship since March after the Prime Minister delivered on his general election pledge to “get Brexit done” on January 31. Mr Johnson immediately went on the front foot against Brussels negotiators and insisted a free trade agreement would have to be struck before the end of the...

The branch of the Momentum group – which states its support for Jeremy Corbyn – has launched a number of sharp accusations at Sir Starmer. Some of the claims refer to the Labour leader’s previous role as Director of Public Prosecutions. {%=o.title%} ]]> Others are more current, and relate to what the group describes...

Post-Brexit trade talks between the EU and Britain are currently at a stalemate, as the two sides have failed to reach an agreement on several areas, including the UK’s three red lines. If an agreement is not reached by October, the UK will default towards a no deal Brexit – something Michel Barnier has said he doubts will happen. ...

Polish prosecutors have been handed the case involving former veteran MEP Ryszard Czarnecki. It follows an investigation into the former EU Parliament vice-president over alleged irregularities in his travel expenses and daily allowance claims by the bloc’s anti-corruption watchdog. The European Anti-Fraud Office confirmed they had passed “judicial recommendations”...

The senior Belgian MEP said it was time for the European Union to issue pandemic travel rules amid fears a second wave could soon erupt across the Continent. Any bloc-wide travel rules would likely be applied to Britain until the end of the year as part of the post-Brexit transition period. Writing on Twitter, Mr Verhofstadt said: “It’s time the EU takes action...

Current sitting MP Joanna Cherry had previously said she wanted to stand in the Edinburgh Central seat in next May’s Scottish Parliament election along with former SNP Westminster Group Leader Angus Robertson. But Express.co.uk has learnt the SNP’s ruling National Executive Committee (NEC) approved a new requirement for sitting MPs wishing to stand...

SNP insiders claim the report gives Nicola Sturgeon ammunition for a second independence referendum, something Boris Johnson is vehemently against. The bombshell report from experts at Warwick University found people were left up to £9,000 worse off since the date of the controversial vote to leave the European Union despite most of Scotland voting in favour of...

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) wrote a letter to medicine suppliers encouraging them to prioritise stocking their reserves to protect against any disruption that may happen in January. The letter advised the companies to prepare for all scenarios when the UK leaves the Brexit transition period. {%=o.title%} ...

Boris Johnson’s resolute drive to untangle the country from Brussels’ burdensome red tape is showing the first signs of success. EU bureaucrats had hoped to keep the Government tied to their state aid regime amid fears the Prime Minister’s pledge to “level up” Britain after Brexit would leave the bloc flagging behind.  {%=o.title%}...

Mr Corbyn is understood to have been particularly enraged by the rejection of a peerage for former Labour official and close ally Karie Murphy whom he had wanted to install in the Lords to work on trade union rights. Ms Murphy was one of the most powerful figures inside Labour under Mr Corbyn’s leadership and insiders believe her nomination was blocked as a result...

The poll was published by YouGov and revealed the “disdain” nations in Europe have for each other. One major finding was the reciprocity deficit between the UK and other European nations. UK citizens polled were more willing to give to their EU counterparts in times of crisis. However, nations on the continent, particularly Germany, France and Italy...

A moderate group of Tory MPs called the One Nation caucus, aims to pull the Conservative party away from far-right policies and towards a moderate stance. It was originally created to fight against a no-deal Brexit under Theresa May’s government last year. {%=o.title%} ]]> Already, 100 conservative MPs have joined...

Along with the stated £40billion divorce payment to the EU, Sir Iain declared the UK will still be locked into the loans issued by the European Investment Bank and the European Financial Stability Mechanism in the future. Both agencies have paid out billions across the EU 27 and the UK’s own repayment of the share will be 12 percent. Due to this, the UK’s...

Mr Khan was writing after news emerged relating to an exercise staged last week in which a major resurgence of COVID-19 in the capital was central. Reports in several media outlets suggested the M25 would be used as a “quarantine ring” – effectively sealing the city off. Mr Khan writes: “Our surprise is such that far reaching contingency...

James Dornan, who represents Glasgow Cathcart, announced in February he would not be standing for re-election in the 2021 Holyrood contest, but changed his mind in July. The MSP was elected in 2011 and was appointed as an SNP deputy whip in 2015.   {%=o.title%} ]]> However, Express.co.uk learnt that the party’s...

It comes after a record number of crossings to Britain in a single day last week, and follows a Government minister branding the number of incidents “unacceptably high”. Tony Smith, the former head of UK Border Force said the UK and France need to agree a treaty with a joint patrol whereby migrants picked up in the Channel can be returned to France to...

Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP has been buoyed by recent polling showing a surge in support for Scottish independence, with one survey putting those in favour of a break from the rest of the UK eight points clear at 54pc. The polling comes off the back of the First Minister’s pandemic response, which has been widely touted as a key factor in advancing her separatist...

A study from King’s College London revealed that one in five people in London and the South East who have had coronavirus did not show any symptoms after undergoing antibody testing. Antibody tests are used to see whether a person has the protective proteins produced to help fight off the virus, providing any long-lasting immunity to coronavirus. ...

Peers in the House of Lords outlined the risks as they said that a failure to find common ground on setting an environmental level playing field could be “critical”. The concerns were set out by the House of Lords EU Environment Sub-Committee as they urged the Government to take account of the priorities of the UK industry. {%=o.title%} ...

An overwhelming 82 percent (30,338) of readers said Prime Minister Boris Johnson was right to snub the former House of Commons Speaker from his proposed list of new peers in the House of Lords. This is compared to just 18 percent of people (6,788) who said Remainer Mr Bercow should be honoured when Express.co.uk asked them ‘Should former Speaker John Bercow...

The Scottish Conservatives have written to Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC, saying SNP ministers’ actions have had “harrowing and devastating consequences for the residential care home sector”. The party claims the decision in March to move elderly patients from hospitals into care homes could breach the Public Health Act 2008, which sets out a...

Express.co.uk readers can vote in our poll on whether the Prime Minister should abandon negotiations with the EU on a post-Brexit agreement. And let us know more about what you think by leaving a comment. Our poll comes after reports Britain is on course to win just 60 percent of its demands in trade talks with Brussels. Mr Johnson’s Europe adviser David Frost...

Britain’s success at securing access to potential vaccines shows that critics who blasted the Government for not joining a European Union procurement scheme were “spectacularly wrong”, a Whitehall source claimed. The UK has won access to four different types of vaccines. Boris Johnson’s Government came under fierce attack for not joining the EU’s programme...

He was apparently rejected by the independent Lords appointment commission after being tainted by claims of bullying, which he has always denied. The Government had bucked the tradition of putting retired Commons speakers’ names forward for a peerage, leaving Jeremy Corbyn to nominate him. The former Labour leader also put forward his deputy leader Tom Watson...

[embedded content] The YouTuber and former Vote Leave staffer made told his followers on Twitter following the incident. He went on to explain the “incident” in his daily YouTube vlog. Speaking to the Express.co.uk a day before the attack happened, Mr Tousi said: “The Black Lives Matter movement don’t know what they are talking about.  ...