Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday that he must drop the Brexit deal he struck with the EU and agree to a leave alliance for the December 12 election or face a fight over every seat in Britain.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) BREXIT PARTY LEADER, NIGEL FARAGE, SAYING: "It is November the 1st.
And yes, we are still members of the European Union." The leader of the UK's Brexit Party Nigel Farage has some stern words for Boris Johnson.
He's not happy at all with the prime minister's EU divorce deal.
And his dissatisfaction came with a threat -- if you don't drop it, we're coming after your seats in parliament.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) BREXIT PARTY LEADER, NIGEL FARAGE, SAYING: "...we will contest every single seat in England, Scotland and Wales." One of the original "Leave" campaigners, Farage wants to put together an electoral alliance of hardline Brexiteers.
With a highly unpredictable pre-Christmas election looming, an alliance on either side could be a game changer.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) BREXIT PARTY LEADER, NIGEL FARAGE, SAYING: "...that doesn't mean just Conservatives and the Brexit Party.
There are Labour figures out there that I've spoken to who would more than happily stand in this election if we could put this coalition together." Both Johnson's Conservatives and opposition Labour will have to fight on at least three fronts: against each other, against the Brexit Party seeking to poach "Leave" voters -- and against the Liberal Democrats hoping to win over "Remainers".
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he emphasises with Greater Manchester mayorAndy Burnham as the region is moved into Tier 3 of coronavirus restrictions.The Prime Minister only confirmed a £22 million sum as he announced the newrestrictions at a Downing Street press conference, money intended to implementand enforce the new rules.
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Boris Johnson has defended the funding given to regions in Tier 3 Covid alert level, following a breakdown in negotiations with local leaders in Greater Manchester.
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Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi insists the door is still open for a trade deal with the EU before the end of the transition period, but the EU needs to consider the UK as a "true sovereign" and engage like it has done with Norway and Canada. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Former prime minister Theresa May poured scorn on Boris Johnson’s post-Brexitsecurity commitments as she warned of the dangers of a no-deal scenario. TheConservative former prime minister repeatedly said “what?” in disbelief andappeared to mouth “utter rubbish” as Michael Gove outlined how the UK will beexpected to boost its security outside the EU.
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First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford has insisted that the “firebreak”lockdown in Wales will end on November 9 and is designed deliberately to be“short but very sharp”. He told BBC Breakfast that the effects of thelockdown, which begins at 6pm on Friday, will not be seen within the two-weekperiod but after it.
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Nicola Sturgeon has advised Scots against travelling, singling out Blackpoolas “associated with a large and growing number of Covid cases in Scotland”. MsSturgeon also backs Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford’s call for the UKGovernment to introduce travel restrictions to prevent movement of people fromareas of high prevalence into other UK nations.
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Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham says he has the support of local Conservatives and rejects accusation of partisanship. He says leaders in Manchester were told Tier 3 may not work, and that national lockdown can't be ruled out. Report by Odonovanc. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Conservative MP Andrea Jenkyns fought back tears after learning a friend haddied of Covid-19 shortly before she made a House of Commons speech. The MPpaid a spontaneous tribute to her former band member before contributing to adebate about post-Brexit fishing policy.
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak uses his speech at the Conservative Party virtualconference to stress he cannot protect every job, admitting “the pain ofknowing it only grows with each passing day”. Mr Sunak committed himself to “asingle priority” as Chancellor to “create, support and extend opportunity toas many people as I can”. “We will not let talent wither, or waste, we willhelp all who want it find new opportunity and develop new skills,” he said.
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End of life charity, Marie Curie is spearheading a campaign to hold a NationalDay of reflection on 23rd March 2021, the first anniversary of the UK goinginto lockdown. At the peak of the pandemic, lockdown and social distancingmeasures saw people unable to attend funerals, even for very close relativesand continuing restrictions mean people have not been able to get the supportthey normally would. Over 10,000 people and a group of cross party MPs,including former Conservative cabinet ministers Esther McVey and StephenCrabb, former Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, Labour MP and mayor ofSheffield City Region Dan Jarvis, and former Liberal Democrat leader TimFarron, are now backing a charity appeal for a National Day of Reflection, andcalling on the UK Government to show their support too.
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Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey works a 'shift' at Taylor's chip shop inStockport, during the start of his national listening tour. After a series ofdisappointing election results, Sir Ed wants to be the one to turn his partyaround and reconnect with voters.
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The new leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, says he hopes to win back votes by listening to party members' concerns.
He adds the coronavirus pandemic highlighted the need for more understanding and focus on the care sector, which he says has been "betrayed" by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn