A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

Brexit News Feeds

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03/12/2020 A Charity Says More Women Are Selling Sex Online Because Of Financial Hardships Caused By Covid ,,A charity based in the North of England has called on the government to do more to tackle sexual exploitation after its research suggested an increasing number of women are advertising services on adult forums because of financial hardships created b... www.politicshome.com Visit...
03/12/2020 Gavin Williamson Claims The UK Approved A Coronavirus Vaccine First Because It Is A "Much Better Country" ,,Gavin Williamson has claimed the UK's speedy approval of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine was due to it being a "much better country" than France, Belgium and the US. www.politicshome.com Visit...
03/12/2020 Labour shouldn’t fall out over Brexit: it ought to focus on what happens next | Peter Mandelson ,,

Instead of arguing over Boris Johnson’s miserable deal, we must start to plan how to rebuild Britain’s economic links to the EU

• Peter Mandelson is a former cabinet minister and EU commissioner

Lord Mandelson is a former EU Commissioner, Labour MP and cabinet minister. He is currently is president of the Policy Network, and chairman of Global Counsel

Labour’s decision on how to vote on a Brexit trade deal with the EU (and we must assume that not even this ideologically fixated prime minister would put a few trawlers-full of British fish before the interests of the entire UK economy) looks set to reopen old arguments and old wounds. It shouldn’t. What is at stake for the party is not big enough to warrant a fresh Brexit disagreement – whereas what is riding on a deal, however limited, and where the country goes next, are huge.

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03/12/2020 Live animal exports to be banned in England and Wales ,,The environment secretary says the ban could be in place by the end of 2021 in a move away from EU rules. www.bbc.co.uk Visit...
03/12/2020 Keir Starmer faces shadow cabinet split on support for Brexit deal ,,

Labour frontbench divided as up to 60 backbench MPs threaten to rebel if told to vote with government

The shadow cabinet is split over whether to back a Brexit deal, as backbench Labour MPs warn that up to 60 could rebel if Keir Starmer insists they back the government rather than allowing a free vote.

Two backbench MPs said the potential for a frontbench reshuffle – and new shadow ministerial posts – had been raised when the issue had come up in conversations with Starmer’s office, as a way of containing potential rebels.

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02/12/2020 UK's triumph at approving Covid vaccine must not become a chest-thumping exercise ,,

Analysis: being first country in the world to license a jab for the virus is also fraught with unknown pitfalls

The obvious joy and excitement over the UK’s approval of a vaccine against Covid, opening a way out of the pandemic, had barely begun to abate before questions started to arise over the speed with which the UK appeared to have stolen a march on the rest of the western world.

The health secretary saw this as a triumph for Britannia. Matt Hancock even tried to spin it as a triumph for Brexit. The UK had elected not to follow the cumbersome processes of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which has said it will decide on a licence for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine by 29 December. Instead, said Hancock, the government had passed special regulations so that the UK regulator could go it alone, with fantastic results. Many British arms will be jabbed before the EMA has come to a decision.

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02/12/2020 The Guardian view on a vaccination programme: keep politics out of it | Editorial ,,

There is a job of public reassurance ahead that will be made harder if partisanship and ministerial grandstanding get in the way

When the history of the pandemic is written, the tragic cost will be balanced with stories of human ingenuity and resilience. The speed with which effective vaccines have been developed will feature prominently on that side of the ledger.

No remedy existed when the threat first became apparent a year ago. It was not certain that vaccination would ever be possible. But the highest priority cases in the UK will start receiving doses of an approved vaccine in the coming weeks. The practical impact on infection rates will be modest for a while. But as a signal of what might one day be achieved, and a tonic to anyone whose spirit was flagging at prolonged social and economic restriction, Wednesday’s news is tremendous.

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02/12/2020 The Government May Not Deliver Its Pledge To Bring In Tougher Prison Sentences For Those Convicted Of Cruelty To Animals ,,Tougher prison sentences for people convicted of animal cruelty could fail to be made law for a second time, as the Commons faces a backlog of legislation. www.politicshome.com Visit...
02/12/2020 Jonathan Van-Tam Says Coronavirus Will Be "With Humankind Forever" Despite The Vaccine Breakthrough ,,England's Deputy Medical Officer has said be believes it's unlikely that coronavirus will ever be fully eradicated, but could become a seasonal disease like the flu. www.politicshome.com Visit...
02/12/2020 Students May Not Be Allowed To Return To University For Five Weeks After Christmas To Prevent Spreading Coronavirus Round Campus ,,Students who go home for Christmas may have to wait five weeks into the spring term before they can return to campus. www.politicshome.com Visit...
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