A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

Brexit News Feeds

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04/08/2020 UK warns drug firms to stockpile in case of Brexit disruption ,,

Companies should ensure six weeks’ worth of drugs for end of transition period, DHSC says

Pharmaceutical companies should stockpile six weeks’ worth of drugs to guard against disruption at the end of the Brexit transition period, the government has said.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has written to medicine suppliers advising them to make boosting their reserves a priority.

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03/08/2020 Labour slams ‘decade-long failure’ on knife crime as new analysis reveals sevenfold rise in some areas ,,Labour has accused the Conservatives of a “decade-long failure to tackle knife crime” after fresh analysis showed a rise in offences in every police force across England and Wales. www.politicshome.com Visit...
03/08/2020 To Corbyn's dismay, the story of the US-UK dossier has mostly been its origin ,,

Labour hoped the leak would damage the Tories, but Russian involvement became the focus

As Jeremy Corbyn took to the stage on a Wednesday in November brandishing secret documents 15 days out from the 2019 election campaign, it was potentially the Hail Mary moment to salvage the Labour leader’s campaign. Labour had discovered the explosives that would blow up Johnson’s seemingly bomb-proof three-word election campaign: “Get Brexit Done.”

The documents Corbyn held up to the cameras brought together two of Labour’s most deadly attack lines: Brexit meant desperate free trade deals with the avaricious Americans, and the UK trade negotiators were secretly preparing to expose the NHS to the chill wind of the US private pharmaceutical industry. The beloved NHS was about to be sold to Donald Trump’s friends.

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03/08/2020 Number 10 says size of the Lords ‘needs addressing’ after nominating 36 more people for peerages ,,Boris Johnson still believes the size of the House of Lords “needs addressing” despite nominating 36 more people including his own brother for a seat there. www.politicshome.com Visit...
03/08/2020 Brexit ‘should prompt UK to rethink attitude to Indigenous artefacts’ ,,

Australian repatriation project calls for ‘significant shift’ in approach to returning sacred items

Britain’s departure from the EU and the renewed focus on empire should prompt a “significant shift” in its approach to returning sacred artefacts to Indigenous communities, the head of an Australian government-funded project has said.

More than 33,000 items of Indigenous Australian heritage are held in UK museums, including some believed to have been stolen during or shortly after Captain James Cook’s first voyage to Australia 250 years ago.

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03/08/2020 Boris Johnson still planning full school return in September despite coronavirus curbs ,,Downing Street has insisted that plans for a full return of children to school in September are going ahead, despite fresh coronavirus curbs announced last week. www.politicshome.com Visit...
03/08/2020 Chief Whip says he takes Tory MP rape allegations ‘very seriously’ amid criticism over not suspending him ,,Government Chief Whip Mark Spencer has insisted he does take the rape allegations against a Tory MP “very seriously” after criticism for not suspending him. www.politicshome.com Visit...
03/08/2020 Matt Hancock says reports of over-50s lockdown ‘inaccurate’ — but Number 10 won’t rule it out ,,Matt Hancock has dismissed reports the Government is examining the possibility of a second coronavirus lockdown for over-50s — but Number 10 have refused to rule it out. www.politicshome.com Visit...
03/08/2020 Boris Johnson pays tribute after death of ex-SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume ,,Boris Johnson has paid tribute to former SDLP leader and Nobel Prize winner John Hume. www.politicshome.com Visit...
03/08/2020 Minister defends Tory chief whip over decision not to suspend MP accused of rape amid police probe ,,People will “begin to understand” why chief whip Mark Spencer has not suspended a Conservative MP accused of rape as the police investigation continues, a minister has said. www.politicshome.com Visit...
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