“We are working to a solution, as I say, as fast as we can to allow freight traffic to resume between the UK and France.”
“Dignity and humanity… not quotas and targets, or equality of outcome.” Truss’s speech on fairness – full text
“Although time and time again, the Left’s ideas have been shown to fail, they still pervade our body politic.”
“Frank discussion.” The Prime Minister’s statement on yesterday evening’s Brexit trade negotiation summit.
“A firm decision should be taken about the future of the talks by Sunday.” There is no joint statement.
The Northern Ireland Protocol. It’s a deal even if there’s No Deal. Gove’s Commons statement. Full text.
This agreement will stand even if no trade deal is now reached between the UK and the EU. So potentially, it’s a No Deal mini-deal.
As an old European Conservatives and Reformists hand, our columnist has centre-right connections in the EU, Europe, America – and worldwide.
The tellers for the Noes were Steve Baker and Robert Syms. 15 Labour MPs, 8 DUP ones and two independents also opposed the motion.
Dan Rosenfield is Johnson’s new Chief of Staff. That’s the admin sorted (we hope). But what about the politics?
That he seems to have no discernable political views whatsoever is clearly one of the reasons why Johnson wants him.
“We mustn’t give up now. We must follow these new rules and make sure that our actions today will save lives in future and help get our country through this.”
Ahead of the end of national lockdown in December, the Government has announced which areas will fall under the new tier system.
The Chancellor’s Spending Review statement. Full text – “The UK is forecast to borrow a total of £394 billion this year”
This is “the highest recorded level of borrowing in our peacetime history”, says Sunak, as he outlines new steps for the economy.
O’Brien has arrived to find the MP for Havant already in place, who though not a former think tank head is no policy slouch.
The Prime Minister’s full text. ‘Scientific breakthroughs will ultimately make these restrictions obsolete’.
“From next month, weekly tests will be available to staff in prisons, food manufacturing, and those delivering and administering Covid vaccines.”
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Theresa May abstained and seems to have done so deliberately, after making a speech critical of the Government’s proposals.
Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.