‘I will NOT back down’: Boris Johnson defies EU fury at threat to ‘tear up’ Brexit divorce terms on Northern Ireland after Michel Barnier warns it would mean NO trade deal – but PM says that would still be a ‘good outcome’ for the UK

He added: ‘As a responsible government, we are considering fallback options in the event this is not achieved to ensure the communities of Northern Ireland are protected.’ Under the withdrawal agreement, the UK must tell Brussels of state aid decisions that would affect Northern Ireland.

Holiday in Cornwall: our insider’s guide to the best beaches, where to stay, cheap eats and the best things to see and do

Another Michelin chef who’s less known – and shouldn’t be – is Cornishman Chris Eden, who runs the restaurant at the Driftwood Hotel near Portscatho on the Roseland Peninsula. His ingenious food is as dramatic and tasty as the clifftop view from the dining room.

Gatherings of more than six people will be banned from Monday: £100 fines to enforce new limit on meeting indoors and outdoors across England – but schools, weddings and funerals are exempt

‘However, the age group in which some of the increase is happening are the dangerous asymptomatic carriers. This could mean we could build up high levels of infection without necessarily knowing about it, and there is the risk this could lead to a tipping point where it spills over into vulnerable populations and then we […]

Whitehall legal boss quits over threats to row back on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

A: UK trawlermen say they have suffered for years under the bloc’s Common Fisheries Policy. No10 wants to change how quotas are divvied up, doubling the spoils for our fishermen. But EU bosses say the result will wipe out a third of the EU’s fleet.

Bombshell MPs’ report accuses Russia of trying to interfere in Scottish referendum, demands probe into whether it tried to rig Brexit vote and says Britain is failing to combat Putin’s army of oligarchs, hackers, hitmen and paid British agents

It denied there was a need for an inquiry into Russian interference in the 29016 Brexit referendum, with a spokesman saying: ’Where new information emerges, the Government will always consider the most appropriate use of any intelligence it develops or receives, including whether it is appropriate to make this public. Given this long standing approach, a retrospective […]

Brussels tells Boris Johnson he has until the end of the month to scrap his plans to tear up parts of the Brexit divorce deal or the EU will launch legal action as the bloc warns trade talks are at risk

The Government argued that while countries are obliged to discharge treaty obligations ‘in good faith’ the UK is facing ‘difficult and highly exceptional circumstances’ and ‘it is important to remember the fundamental principle of Parliamentary sovereignty’.  

BP’s Shock Waves

BP’s attempts to make money in a legitimate fashion, meanwhile, have been plagued by faulty equipment and dangerously shoddy management. Well before the explosion at Deepwater Horizon, which incinerated 11 workers, the company had put employees at its refinery in Texas City at risk by neglecting to fix faulty equipment in order to grease its […]

How to watch the Star Wars movies in order … the perfect order, that is

Production Order Naturally, there’s a strong argument to be made for watching the movies in the order they were released in theaters — the “Production Order,” as it’s called. This means watching the original trilogy, beginning with Episode IV – A New Hope and on through The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, before […]

Rabbi Abraham Cooper: Bahrain-Israel deal shows why Trump deserves Nobel Peace Prize

During that historic meeting, which was beamed across the Gulf and into Iran, King Hamad —before we could even ask, and in the presence of his entire brain trust — blasted the Arab boycott against Israel. We quickly found out that he and Rabbi Hier had a fondness for Frank Sinatra. And sure enough, King […]

Lib Dem London Mayor Hopeful is Just a ‘Completely Normal’ Millionaire Reality TV Star Remain Leader

She is also the chairwoman of Democracy Unleashed, a wing of Open Britain, which is a subsidiary of People’s Vote. Its directors include former Labour government minister and EU commissioner Lord Peter Mandelson and Trevor Phillips, a former London Assembly member who unsuccessfully sought the Labour candidacy for the first London mayoral election in 2000.