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Johnson faces Tory backlash over Brexit deal changes

WorldNews Wednesday, 9 September 2020
Johnson faces Tory backlash over Brexit deal changesBoris Johnson is facing a growing Tory backlash over controversial plans to override key elements of his Brexit deal with Brussels, in breach of international law. MPs reacted angrily after Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said on Tuesday that legislation to change the Withdrawal Agreement would go against international law in a “very specific and limited way”. Ministers have argued the measures are necessary to ensure “damaging” tariffs are not imposed by “default” on goods travelling from the rest of the UK to Northern Ireland if negotiations with the EU on a free trade agreement fail. But a series of senior Conservatives have...
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News video: UK to EU: do Brexit deal soon, or we 'move on'

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned the EU he's prepared to walk away from Brexit talks if there's no free trade deal by mid-October. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

More pressure on UK government over free meals for disadvantaged children [Video]

More pressure on UK government over free meals for disadvantaged children

Prime Minister Boris Johnson insists that the government will not fund free school meals for children at risk of going hungry in England over the half-term holiday.View on euronews

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Boris Johnson refuses to move on school meal vouchers [Video]

Boris Johnson refuses to move on school meal vouchers

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the Government will make sure that ''nopupil in the UK will go hungry'', after MPs last week rejected legislationthat would have provided free meals during all school holidays from Octoberthrough to the Easter break. Mr Johnson said the Government has given''specific sums'' to local councils to help support families in need.

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PM serves up new hospital food [Video]

PM serves up new hospital food

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was joined by Health Secretary Matt Hancock and chef Prue Leith as they launched a shake up of hospital food in the NHS. Patients will be able to order food 24/7 as part of 8 recommendations accepted by the government from advisors including the Great British Bake Off judge. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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PM praises police and armed forces over tanker incident [Video]

PM praises police and armed forces over tanker incident

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has praised the work of the police and the armed forces in dealing with an incident on board a tanker off the Isle of Wight last night. It is understood stowaways on board the Nave Andromeda attempted to hijack the vessel. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Driverless trains 'poor value' says leaked TfL study

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Tory Tory A conservative political philosophy

Staff at Liverpool restaurant prepare free school meals [Video]

Staff at Liverpool restaurant prepare free school meals

The Watering Can, in Greenbank Park, Liverpool, is providing free school mealsfor children over the half term holidays. Local councils and businesses arecontinuing to pledge free food for children in need during this week's halfterm break after the Government defeated a Labour motion to extend free schoolmeals provision in England over the holidays. Thousands of free meals will beprovided to children by businesses, local authorities and community groups onthe first day of half term as ministers face a damaging grassroots Tory revoltover the issue.

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UK PM faces calls to meet footballer over hunger

A meeting with Rashford would help formulate a strategy to combat child food hunger, a Tory MP says.
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Boris Johnson condemned for ‘appalling’ Tory alliance with neo-Nazi and anti-Muslim parties across Europe

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Deputy Labour leader accused of ‘scum’ insult during debate [Video]

Deputy Labour leader accused of ‘scum’ insult during debate

Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner was engulfed in a row as she was accused of calling a Tory MP "scum" during a Covid-19 debate in the House of Commons. Conservative MP Chris Clarkson said the insult was hurled at him after he insinuated that members of the shadow front bench believe the pandemic is a "good crisis" to exploit. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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'U-turn after U-turn': Chairman of Manchester Young Conservatives slams Prime Minister Boris Johnson [Video]

'U-turn after U-turn': Chairman of Manchester Young Conservatives slams Prime Minister Boris Johnson

The chairman of Manchester Young Conservatives has slammed UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, telling Euronews that the Tory leader has carried out "U-turn after U-turn, incompetent move after incompetent move".View on euronews

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Brexit Brexit The United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union

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Brexit briefing: 66 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 66 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latestfigures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

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Brexit: Barnier staying is a good sign, says Northern Ireland Secretary [Video]

Brexit: Barnier staying is a good sign, says Northern Ireland Secretary

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has said a decision by EU chiefnegotiator Michel Barnier to stay on in London this week to continue talks ona post-Brexit trade deal is a “very good sign”. The talks had been expected toswitch to Brussels but it is reported that Mr Barnier is to remain in the UKuntil Wednesday – in part because of the high coronavirus infection rates inthe Belgian capital. Mr Lewis told BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show: “The fact thatMichel Barnier has outlined in the last week or so that they are going to comeback and do these intensive negotiations, he recognises the EU do need tomove, and that he is staying through to next week, is totally a very goodsign. “We have got to make sure that it is a deal that works not just for ourpartners in Europe – we want to have a very good relationship with themobviously – but one that works for the United Kingdom. “I think there is agood chance that we can get a deal but I think it is for the EU to understandthat it is for them to move as well.”

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Brexit: Michel Barnier to remain in UK for further trade talks

The EU's chief negotiator was due to return to Brussels later, but further talks are now planned.
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Brexit briefing: 67 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 67 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latestfigures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

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Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis British Conservative politician

No U-turn on free school meals in the holidays, says Brandon Lewis [Video]

No U-turn on free school meals in the holidays, says Brandon Lewis

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis says there will not be a U-turn orchange of policy on providing free school meals in the holidays in England.

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Minister: Planned NI legislation "breaks international law" [Video]

Minister: Planned NI legislation "breaks international law"

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has admitted that changes to the Internal Markets Bill to override the EU Withdrawal Agreement Act "breaks international law in a very specific and limited way", in response to a question from Conservative MP Sir Bob Neill. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Brandon Lewis takes urgent question on Brexit plans [Video]

Brandon Lewis takes urgent question on Brexit plans

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has taken an urgent question from Shadow Policing Minister Louise Haigh in the House of Commons on the Northern Ireland protocol and Brexit negotiations. Mr Lewis insisted the government were "fully committed to implementing the Withdrawal Agreement and the Northern Ireland protocol." Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Brussels exhibition showcases forgeries and fakes throughout history [Video]

Brussels exhibition showcases forgeries and fakes throughout history

The role of fakes and forgeries throughout history is the focus of a new exhibition in the Belgian capital Brussels. View on euronews

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Virus is pummelling Europe's eateries — and winter is coming

As the Friday night dinner service began earlier this month at the De Viering restaurant outside Brussels, it seemed the owners' decision to move the operation..
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Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Part of the United Kingdom situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland, created 1921

Arrests made at Stormont coronavirus protest [Video]

Arrests made at Stormont coronavirus protest

Arrests have been made after more than 300 people gathered at Stormont todemonstrate against coronavirus regulations. It comes as Northern Ireland isfacing four weeks of tight restrictions on movement which the Executiveapproved to try to halt a dramatic increase in cases over recent weeks. Pubsand restaurants will close for four weeks, with the exception of takeaways anddeliveries, while schools will close on Monday for two weeks, one of whichwill cover the half-term break.

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Explained: The new Northern Ireland coronavirus restrictions [Video]

Explained: The new Northern Ireland coronavirus restrictions

Northern Ireland is to enter a period of intensified coronavirus restrictionsafter the Stormont Executive announced closures of schools, pubs andrestaurants. Pubs and restaurants will close for four weeks, with theexception of takeaways and deliveries, while schools will close on Monday fortwo weeks, one of which will cover the half-term break. The measures do notamount to a full-scale lockdown similar to that imposed during the first waveof the virus, but they mark a significant ramping up of the administration’sresponse to spiralling infection rates.

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Stormont confirms ‘vitally important’ new coronavirus restrictions [Video]

Stormont confirms ‘vitally important’ new coronavirus restrictions

Northern Ireland is to enter a period of intensified coronavirus restrictionsafter the Stormont executive announced closures of schools, pubs andrestaurants. Pubs and restaurants will close for four weeks, with theexception of takeaways and deliveries, while schools will close on Monday fortwo weeks, one of which will cover the half-term break. The measures do notamount to a full-scale lockdown similar to that imposed during the first waveof the virus, but they mark a significant ramping up of the administration’sresponse to spiralling infection rates.

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European Union European Union Economic and political union of European states

Dublin streets quiet on second day of Ireland's new virus lockdown [Video]

Dublin streets quiet on second day of Ireland's new virus lockdown

On Thursday, Ireland became the first EU nation to return to lockdown.View on euronews

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Protests in Poland against strict abortion law [Video]

Protests in Poland against strict abortion law

On Friday protesters marched through many cities in Poland, after a top court declared it illegal to abort in cases of foetal malformation, because it is considered “incompatible” with the Polish constitution. 98% of legal abortions in the country in 2019 were carried out because of foetal abnormalities. Now, women in Poland are only allowed to terminate their pregnancy in cases of rape, incest or when the mother’s health is at risk. Opposition parties in Poland, the European Union's human rights commissioner and international human rights organisations criticized the court's decision as violating women's rights. Protests defied a COVID-19 related ban on gatherings. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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