ザ・ 自分 has said there is still “a genuine urgency” to resolve a dispute with the UK on the operation of the Northern Ireland protocol, following talks between Lord Frost and Maros Sefcovic in Brussels on Friday.
Although the bloc acknowledged some “progress” was achieved in the discussions, it said the UK should accept its “big move” to reduce checks across the Irish Sea.
“We now need to press on and get this crucial issue across the line. This is a real test of political goodwill,” Brussels said in a statement.
その間, the UK’s Brexi minister Lord Frost stipulated that “significant change” was still needed regarding post-Brexit arrangements in the territory. He did not rule out London triggering Article 16 to achieve its purposes.
Both sides have clashed about the level of customs checks and the oversight role played by the European Court of Justice in the province.
他の場所, Ryanair has confirmed that it will leave the ロンドン証券取引所 来月, citing expenses caused by Brexit.
Labour calls for an end to Covid procurement relaxations
Labour has called on the government to revoke emergency coronavirus rules which allowed normal procurement practices to be suspended.
The party has written to the Crown Commercial Service, which oversees public procurement, asking for an explanation on why emergency procurement rules introduced at the start of the Covid pandemic are still in place.
手紙の中で, Jack Dromey, Labour’s shadow paymaster general, said he understood why, at a time of national crisis, the measures had been put in place.
Mr Dromey said: “Following recent revelations regarding the awarding of public contracts during the pandemic and the role of Cabinet ministers in this process, I am concerned that such inadequate procurement processes should not be allowed to continue.”
そして彼は付け加えた: “These emergency rules have led to billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money being handed out on dodgy contracts, and opened the door for the shocking levels of lobbying that the Owen Paterson case exposed.
“The Government must act now to revoke these emergency rules, clean up how public contracts are awarded and put an end to this scandal.”
Patel to proscribe Hamas as terrorist organisation
Priti Patel has said she wants to ban Hamas “in its entirety”, as she moves to proscribe it as a terrorist organisation.
During a visit to Washington on Friday, the home secretary will describe the Islamist group as “fundamentally and rabidly antisemitic”.
“Hamas has significant terrorist capability, including access to extensive and sophisticated weaponry, as well as terrorist training facilities,」彼女はツイートした.
It is thought the move could be pushed through parliament from as early as next week.
PM strips Transport for the North of powers
The government has slashed funding from the North’s umbrella transport authority and stripped it of responsibility for developing Northern Powerhouse Rail.
決定, revealed in a letter to the organisation, comes after Transport for the North (TfN) criticised cuts to the scheme.
The Department for Transport will now take over the project.
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‘Genuine urgency’ needed to resolve Brexit impasse, says EU
There is still “a genuine urgency” to sort out a post-Brexit row on the Northern Ireland protocol, the EU has said.
Although the bloc acknowledged that “progress” had been made today on topics like customs, it added that the dispute needed to be sorted quickly.
“We now need to press on and get this crucial issue across the line. This is a real test of political goodwill. テーマ, for its part, is confident that our proposed solution, addressing all concerns raised by industry, would bring much-needed clarity and foster a positive political momentum,” the bloc said in a statement.
その間, the UK’s Brexit minister Lord Frost said Britain still wanted “a significant change from the current situation” on the ground in Northern Ireland.
“If no such solution can be found, we remain prepared to use the safeguard provisions under Article 16, which are a legitimate recourse under the protocol in order for the Government to meet its responsibilities to the people of Northern Ireland," 彼は言った.
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UK and EU must improve relations, says Taoiseach
The UK and the EU must “turn the corner” on their Brexit feud and improve their relations, the Taoiseach has said.
Micheal Martin told reporters in Cardiff that the first step in this process would be resolving issues relating to the operation of the protocol.
“Inevitably, there will be a long period of adjustment and change," 彼は言った.
“There’s now a need to turn the corner in the relationship. And by that I mean the macro geopolitical issues are such that we need the European Union and United Kingdom in alignment, working together on the big issues that affect the globe.”
Mr Martin added that the alliance between the US, the EU and the UK at Cop26 boded well. “That’s the spirit that should inform our approach in terms of a sustained constructive relationship between Europe and UK into the future,” the Irish leader said.
Sturgeon welcomes Gove’s comments on NI protocol
Scotland’s first minister has welcomed Michael Gove’s suggestion that the UK will most likely not trigger Article 16.
Nicola Sturgeon said she was pleased the government is now focused on “getting a resolution”.
“For my part, I think that there are credible and serious proposals on the table, and if there is a political will and a desire to find agreement that should be possible," 彼女は付け加えた.
Labour says Javid holds share options in health AI
Sajid Javid is facing scrutiny for holding share options in a tech firm that provides artificial intelligence (AI) software to the health sector.
The health secretary was also paid the equivalent of more than £150,000 a year by Californian firm C3.ai from October last year until June when he rejoined the Cabinet.
Labour questioned whether he has broken the ministerial code because he continues to have an “option for 666.7 common shares per month”, according to the MPs’ register of interests.
Mr Javid reports these options to be worth around £45,000 but is said to have begun the process of divesting after taking the job of health secretary earlier this year.
Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner alleged it is a “clear conflict of interest and breach of the ministerial code” and wrote a letter to PM Boris Johnson’s adviser on ministers’ interests, Lord Geidt, to raise her concerns.
“In September, the Secretary of State’s department announced that the use of ‘artificial intelligence’ would shorten waiting lists in our NHS," 彼女は言いました.
“The Department of Health and Social Care announcing that it is going to spend taxpayers’ money on [AI] could clearly be perceived as beneficial to an [AI] 会社, and to the value of shares in an [AI] company such as C3.ai.”
She pointed to the section of the ministerial code that states ministers “must scrupulously avoid any danger of an actual or perceived conflict of interest” between their role and their private financial interest.
Politics talk show host Andrew Marr leaving BBC
Andrew Marr has announced he is ending his political talk show at the BBC and moving to Global in the new year.
The host of Andrew Marr Show on BBC One, where politicians have been interviewed on a weekly basis for 16 年, said he was “keen to get my own voice back”.
He has been with the BBC for 21 years in total.
Global tweeted that Mr Marr will be presenting new shows on LBC radio and ClassicFM, a new weekly podcast, and will also write a regular column for LBC’s website.
Leftist freedom of speech ‘non negotiable’ – Dorries told
PM Boris Johnson has had to remind culture secretary Nadine Dorries that left-wing people have a right to freedom of speech.
It comes after the Tory MP had complained that she was not able to air her right-wing views on social media without being criticised.
Mr Johnson’s spokesman said: “The prime minister supports the idea of independent thinking and intellectual freedom, and that that should be non-negotiable.”
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