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06/10/2022 US urges no more ‘flare ups’ from UK over Northern Ireland ,,

European unity ‘is our north star’ says Department of State official, as protocol standoff appears to ease

A senior adviser in the Biden administration has urged the UK not to cause more “flare ups” over Northern Ireland as Brexit talks reopen in London.

In an unusually blunt intervention for a policy adviser, the US Department of State counsellor Derek Chollet said the row over the Northern Ireland protocol needed to be resolved.

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06/10/2022 The Guardian view on Liz Truss and Europe: a first fragile step | Editorial ,,

The prime minister was right to meet other leaders in Prague. But it will take much more work to repair the damage to Britain’s reputation

It would be foolish to suppose that the daylong gathering of European leaders that took place in Prague on Thursday will solve the problems facing this continent. The problems are too huge and pressing for that. The daunting list ranges from the war in Ukraine and relations with Russia, through the gas shortages and high prices facing Europe this winter, to the universal threat from climate change and the challenges of migration for a continent marked by struggling economies.

Nevertheless, the meeting of the European Political Community (EPC) is a helpful but modest step for the continent as a whole, and for Britain’s relations with it. The meeting, conceived by President Macron of France, brought together the European Union’s member states and non-members on an equal basis. It makes better European dialogue with important states on the continental periphery more possible. These include Britain as well as Ukraine, Turkey and Norway, along with the non-EU states of the western Balkans and along parts of Russia’s southern flank.

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06/10/2022 Truss calls Macron a ‘friend’ as she attends summit of European leaders ,,

PM joins first meeting of European Political Community but says visit is ‘not about moving closer to Europe’

Liz Truss has said her attendance at a European summit in Prague was “not about moving closer to Europe” and that Emmanuel Macron was a “friend”.

The prime minister visited the Czech capital for the first meeting of the European Political Community, a new group dedicated to advancing security and energy cooperation across the continent.

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06/10/2022 Government Isn't Telling People To Curb Energy Use Despite New Blackout Warnings ,,Ministers are standing firm on a refusal to tell the public how to reduce energy usage after the National Grid warned that households face blackouts this winter in a worst-case scenario. www.politicshome.com Visit...
06/10/2022 ‘The last thing we need is flare-ups’ over Northern Ireland, says US official ,,

State department counsellor Derek Chollet calls for transatlantic unity and better UK-EU relations

The last thing the west needs now is another flare-up over Northern Ireland, Derek Chollet, the US Department of State counsellor, has warned.

Delivering a strong call for improved relations between the UK and Europe at a time of world instability, Chollet urged all sides to avoid unilateral gestures, including over the Northern Ireland protocol.

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06/10/2022 Liz Truss meets European leaders in Prague as Irish deputy PM says NI protocol ‘a little too strict’ – as it happened ,,

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In his interview with LBC Jake Berry, the Tory chairman, was asked if he was channelling When Harry Met Sally when he described Liz Truss as the “Yes, yes, yes prime minister” in his speech to the conference yesterday. (Robert Hutton is very funny about this, and much else, in his sketch for the Critic.) Berry said he was referring to Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister when he delivered that line.

In the same interview, Berry revealed that his joke-making has not improved since yesterday. Talking about the conference in general, Berry said:

I think colleagues saw yesterday that when the going gets tough, the Truss gets going.

I do think my language was a bit clumsy in that regard and I regret it.

The point I was making ... is that the government needs to go for growth to ensure that it can grow the economy and Britain can get a pay rise. You don’t have to tell me how hard people graft in this economy. I know how hard people work.

We’ve got to wait until those figures are available … You simply cannot make a decision on figures you do not currently have.

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06/10/2022 Liz Truss Could Face "Resistance" To Changes To Environmental Or Planning Protections ,,Liz Truss could face "resistance" if she tries to bring sweeping changes to environmental or planning legislation, one of her MPs has suggested, after she doubled down on her plans for growth in her conference speech. www.politicshome.com Visit...
06/10/2022 Rancour gives way to nervous optimism over Northern Ireland protocol ,,

Analysis: The opportunity to be a deal-maker in a wartime era is not lost on Liz Truss

It was the day before the Queen’s funeral that Ireland finally got the signal it was waiting for – Liz Truss was in the market for a deal over the Northern Ireland protocol.

As is often the case, it was not so much what Truss said but what she did not say, said one source, that made it clear the UK was ready to end its 20-month standoff and resume talks with the EU.

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06/10/2022 Imprisoned climate protesters and the reality of our broken prison system ,,prison system

Neither our overstretched prison systems nor our overstressed environment can endure this for much longer – something has to change

Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Imprisoned climate protesters and the reality of our broken prison system

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06/10/2022 Northern Ireland protocol ‘a little too strict’, says Leo Varadkar ,,

Remarks by Ireland’s deputy PM raise hopes of compromise as talks reopen over post-Brexit trade

The former taoiseach Leo Varadkar has conceded that the Northern Ireland protocol is “a little too strict”, raising hopes of further EU compromises as talks reopen between London and Brussels.

Varadkar, who is now deputy prime minister, said he believed there was room “for more flexibility” in the controversial Brexit arrangements that have cast a shadow over Anglo-Irish relations for the past 18 months.

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