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Biden To Pressure UK Over Brexit And Northern Ireland

The Irish Times reports: Joe Biden will press Boris Johnson to resolve Britain’s dispute with the European Union over the Northern Ireland Protocol when they meet in Cornwall on Thursday ahead of a summit of G7 leaders. The meeting comes amid signs that talks between London and Brussels are close to collapse, with the EU warning it will retaliate with …

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Religious Violence Escalates In Northern Ireland

The Associated Press reports: Crowds from Protestant and Catholic communities hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and each other overnight in Belfast, as a week of street violence escalated. Police and politicians tried Thursday to calm the volatile situation in Northern Ireland, where Britain’s exit from the European Union has unsettled an uneasy political balance. The focus of …

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UK Border Officials Demanding Status Of EU Citizens

Politico Europe reports: U.K. border officials have begun asking some EU citizens who live in the country to show evidence they are legal residents, in apparent breach of the law, according to EU diplomats. Following the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31, border officials are entitled to ask questions to check whether a non-British national is entering …

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Airlines Bar UK Expats From Returning Home To Spain

Sky News reports: A number of British expats hoping to return to their homes in Spain say they have been stopped from boarding their flight at Heathrow Airport. Two airlines have reportedly claimed their proof of residency documents were no longer valid after the end of the Brexit transition period with the EU on 31 December. Spanish and British authorities …

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Trump’s Scotland Golf Club Complains About Brexit

Bloomberg News reports: U.S. President Donald Trump’s golf business in northeast Scotland extended losses and warned about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and Britain’s departure from the European Union. Trump International Golf Club Scotland Ltd., which operates a course in Aberdeenshire, reported a net loss of 1.1 million pounds ($1.5 million) for 2019 after losing 1.07 million pounds the …

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Johnson’s Father Seeks French Passport Because Brexit

Reuters reports: The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday he was in the process of applying for a French passport to maintain his ties with the European Union after Brexit. Stanley Johnson, a former member of the European Parliament who voted Remain in Britain’s 2016 referendum, told RTL radio he wanted to become a French citizen …

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France Eases Blockade On Shipping With UK [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: More than 4,500 lorries, among a huge backlog of trucks stranded for days in the British port of Dover, crossed the Channel on Friday after extra troops were deployed to step up coronavirus testing, a minister said. Ferry services between Dover and the French port of Calais resumed on Thursday, ending a blockade France had imposed for several …

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Boris Johnson Declares Brexit “Deal Is Done” [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Boris Johnson has confirmed that UK and EU negotiators have finally agreed a Brexit trade deal, just eight days before the transition period was due to end – in a historic move for Britain. It follows a press conference given by EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and former chief negotiator Michel Barnier just moments ago …

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UK Close To Striking Brexit Deal With European Union

The Associated Press reports: Negotiators from the European Union and Britain worked through the night and into Christmas Eve to put the finishing touches on a trade deal that should avert a chaotic economic break between the two sides next week. Trade will change regardless come Jan. 1, when the U.K. leaves the bloc’s single market and customs union. But …

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Brits Rush For EU Residency Before Brexit Deadline

Reuters reports: Britain formally left the European Union on Jan. 31 after its 2016 referendum, busince then it has been in a transition period under which rules on free travel and trade remain unchanged. That period ends on Dec. 31. Fourteen European countries, including Portugal and Spain, will grant Britons arriving before Dec. 31 the right to five years of …

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UK Grocers Told To Stockpile Over No-Deal Brexit

The Sunday Times reports: Supermarkets are this weekend stockpiling food and other goods after being told by ministers that a no-deal Brexit is on the cards. Food producers have warned there will be shortages of vegetables for three months and emergency planners predict that no-deal would spark panic-buying on a scale that could dwarf the coronavirus crisis. In a sign …

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EU Considers Legal Action Over “Illegal” Brexit Plan

Reuters reports: Britain and the European Union held emergency talks on Thursday over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to undercut parts of the Brexit divorce treaty, with Brussels exploring possible legal action against London. European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic expressed concern about the plan before a meeting with British counterpart Michael Gove in London, taking place alongside trade talks …

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Tory MP Confirms Plan To “Break Law” On Brexit Plan

Politico Europe reports: U.K. government plans to backtrack on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement will break international law, Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis told the House of Commons Tuesday. The Financial Times reported Monday that sections of the Internal Market Bill, due to be published Wednesday, will override sections of the divorce deal Prime Minister Boris Johnson struck with the EU …

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Johnson Plans To Tear Up Brexit Withdrawal Deal

Business Insider reports: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to overwrite key parts of the Brexit withdrawal deal he agreed with the EU last year as he insists that leaving all existing trade arrangements without a fresh deal at the end of the year would be a “good outcome” for Britain. The prime minister intends to “eliminate the legal force …

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UK Dodged Probing Russian Meddling In Brexit Vote

The Daily Beast reports: Britain’s Conservative government never bothered to find out whether the Brexit referendum was influenced by the Kremlin, according to a scathing report by parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee. The extraordinary finding was at the heart of a report that Boris Johnson has repeatedly sought to delay — despite it being ready for publication nine months ago. …

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Nigel Farage Fired From UK Radio Show Via Tweet

The Guardian reports: Nigel Farage is to leave the radio station LBC “with immediate effect”, the company has announced. The Brexit party leader will no longer present his weekday evening show on the talk radio station, which has previously been investigated by the media regulator Ofcom. “Nigel Farage’s contract with LBC is up very shortly and following discussions with him, …

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Nigel Farage To CPAC Crowd: Donate To Bernie Sanders

The Telegraph reports: Nigel Farage urged Republicans to donate to Bernie Sanders’ campaign to boost Donald Trump’s re-election chance as he addressed America’s largest gathering of grassroots conservatives on Friday. “You should be backing Bernie Sanders, you should be campaigning for Bernie Sanders, you should be donating money to Bernie Sanders,” he told the audience at the Conservative Political Action …

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Post-Brexit UK To Close Door On “Unskilled” Migrants

Politico Europe reports: The U.K. government will not create a visa route for low-skilled migrants and temporary workers in its post-Brexit immigration system, which will give “top priority” to those with the highest skills, including scientists, engineers and academics. A policy paper published Tuesday evening outlines plans for a new points-based system after EU freedom of movement ends in December. …

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Leaked DMs Show Brexit Backchannel To Wikileaks

The Daily Beast reports: The man who bankrolled the campaign for Britain to quit the European Union boasted about a backchannel to WikiLeaks after Brexit leader Nigel Farage’s secret meeting with Julian Assange at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, according to private Twitter messages that have been leaked online. The messages hacked from Farage’s biggest financial backer, Arron Banks, also …

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IT’S OFFICIAL: Britain Has Left The European Union

The BBC reports: The UK has officially left the European Union after 47 years of membership – and more than three years after it voted to do so in a referendum. The historic moment, which happened at 23:00 GMT, was marked by both celebrations and anti-Brexit protests. Candlelit vigils were held in Scotland, which voted to stay in the EU, …

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