UK government’s coronavirus death toll exceeds 60,000

Dr Jason Oke, of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, said one “crumb of comfort is that the number isn’t as high as many predicted it would be and the second wave has not eclipsed the first wave in terms of deaths”.

‘Don’t Lecture UK Over Brexit, Worry About Killings, Riots in US,’ Ex-Tory Leader Warns Joe Biden

The US and UK entered trade negotiations after Britain left the European Union on 31 January 2020, with the potential deal hailed as a tremendous one by Donald Trump. Yet the negotiations have faltered, bogged down in a mire of disagreements over food safety standards the UK was not prepared to walk away from.

UK, EU Auto Sectors to Lose Over $140Bln in Case of No-Deal Brexit, Trade Association Says

“Negotiators on both sides must now pull out all the stops to avoid ‘no deal’ at the end of the transition, which according to new calculations would cost the pan-European automotive sector some €110 billion in lost trade over the next five years, putting jobs at risk in a sector that supports 14.6 million livelihoods, […]

EU Can’t Do Without UK Finance as the Euro is a High-Risk ‘Ponzi Scheme’, City Figures Say

“This is because they cannot raise the capital themselves and they need the City of London,” stressed former Brexit minister and Conservative MP David Jones. “The problem they have is that the euro is a massive Ponzi scheme and they have no real means of underpinning it.” Barney Reynolds, a partner at Shearman & Sterling […]

UK to Resume Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia Despite ‘Isolated’ Breaches of International Law in Yemen

Campaigners have blasted the government’s decision to continue issuing licences. Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade described it as “disgraceful and morally bankrupt”, adding that it exposed the “rank hypocrisy at the heart of UK foreign policy”.

UK Business Sec Deflates Prime Minister’s Claim of 10 Million COVID-19 Jabs by New Year – Video

Speaking to Sky News’ Kay Burley on Friday morning, the minister repeated that the National Health Service (NHS) would start administering 800,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine next week. That was after UK regulator the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) became the first such body in the world to approve the vaccine.

Chef creates world’s biggest Scotch egg weighing 21lbs and 18 inches across

 SCOTCH egg maker Happy Belly, in Bolton, Lancs, expects a 400 per cent sales hike this month. Michael Gove gets himself into a pickle over scotch egg being a ‘substantial meal’

Hopes of a Brexit trade deal ‘are receding’ as UK accuses EU of making NEW 11th-hour demands with talks on knife-edge

A failure to agree and implement a trade deal before the end of the ‘standstill’ post-Brexit transition period would force the EU and the UK to trade on basic World Trade Organisation terms from January 1 which would mean tariffs being imposed on goods. 

UK could be heading for no-deal Brexit in days as talks enter ‘the last week’

“It’s not what the EU want, it’s certainly not what the Irish Government want and it’s definitely not what we want, so we do want to see a deal, but until we see the construct of a deal, we can’t confirm our support for it.”

After 53 Years Of Campaigning, Farming Charity Welcomes UK Ban on Live Animal Exports

Mr West said: “The UK is never going to win a race to the bottom. Someone will always be able to undercut us on price, so it’s not a race Britain should attempt to enter. We should try to become a global leader of animal welfare and food provenance.” He pointed out concerns about the […]