Even if the Government ends lockdown on December 2, it will be under pressure to prove why some areas should be under a tiered system.
Macron has been steadfast in his belief that the EU should stand firm on access to UK waters. He may be forced to compromise, however.
From curfews to alcohol bans, leaders across the continent are increasingly unified in their choice of measures.
All eyes will be on Emmanuel Macron this week, since France has been most prepared to play hardball.
Using modern Germany as a stick with which to beat old-fashioned Britain is a grave mistake.
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At the start of the summer there were reasons for optimism about an agreement. However, the mood appears to have turned.
Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom joined the USA in condemning moves to shut down free and fair elections in Hong Kong.
He was sent in to play hardball with the UK – on the expectation it would cave into demands. But this assumption has been proven wrong.
In 2016, 38 per cent of voters in Scotland backed Brexit. So why is the Party currently stuck at 23 per cent in the polls for next year’s Holyrood election?
It is absurd and demeaning that we depend on Hancock, or on anyone in London, for the supply of hospital gowns.
Some regions have already started to ease off lockdown measures. Here are their plans so far:
Neither Trump, Merkel nor the EU institutions are showing the global leadership necessary. Over to a joint ticket of the Prime Minister and Macron.
Nation states can act decisively when they wish to do so: the EU seems paralysed.
At home, our government’s motives will be questioned, and it will be accused of holding post-colonial attitudes borne of guilt or arrogance.