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‘Temporary’ Brexit plans made to last a long time | Brief letters

I note that the Department for Transport spokesperson referred to special provisions for dealing with Brexit congestion as “temporary” in the announcement that the provisions

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Boris Johnson doesn’t quite get his big moment in the Cornish sunshine

Delivering his closing press conference in the Carbis Bay hotel on Sunday, pale golden sand and azure sea visible behind him, Boris Johnson sought to


G7 leaders seek right balance in dealing with their China dilemma

In an extra-secure, 90-minute session, with the phones and wifi cut off, all designed to block any eavesdropping by a prying foreign state, leaders of

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Macron warns Johnson ‘nothing is negotiable’ over Northern Ireland

The French president last night ramped up the pressure on Boris Johnson over the Northern Ireland protocol by insisting “nothing is negotiable” as the G7

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Brexit rains on Boris Johnson’s G7 parade

When Boris Johnson selected Cornwall as the venue for this weekend’s G7 summit, he must have imagined greeting the world’s leaders against the backdrop of

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EU-UK talks to resolve Northern Ireland crisis end without agreement

Talks between the EU and the UK over Northern Ireland appear on the brink of collapse as London indicated it was still considering unilateral action

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EU Commission calls on UK to ditch ideology over Northern Ireland protocol

A senior European Commission figure has defended the Northern Ireland protocol, calling on the UK government to ditch ideology in favour of pragmatism in order

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Cummings’s humility comes all too late for Brexit Britain

No, “Eyetest” Cummings is not my new best friend. However convincing his criticisms of the prime minister are, the tragedy is that the fallout between


Belarus: US draws up sanctions for ‘ongoing abuses’ after plane incident

The Biden administration has said it is drawing up a list of targeted sanctions against key members of the Belarusian government which forced the landing