Brexit news: Barnier cancels return to Brussels amid hopes Brexit deal could be reached | UK | News

The EU’s chief negotiator had originally planned to return to Brussels today. However, sources from both sides of the discussions have reportedly agreed to make compromises, meaning there is now some optimism a post-Brexit trade deal could be reached. As such, Mr Barnier’s team will remain in Britain to hold further discussions. The original plan was for Britain to send its own negotiating team headed by David Frost to Brussels on Thursday to continue the talks. One source told the Sunday Telegraph the negotiators had managed to find solutions to…

Coronavirus news: Report warns shops’ new anti-hoarding measures ineffective | UK | News

It comes after pictures of empty shelves and high demand for key essentials dominated headlines in the run-up to the UK’s first national lockdown in March. Now, a new report has given fresh insight into the spending habits of Britons around that time, as well as how effective UK supermarkets were at managing item shortages. The report reveals the current measures of putting a limit on how many items people can buy in one go is not likely to work, and warns “further spates of hoarding could still occur”. It…

Nicola Sturgeon blasted for ‘betraying’ hospitality sector with shock new restrictions | UK | News

In addition a virus expert has warned figures have not “come tumbling down” despite Scotland’s miniature circuit-breaker across its central belt this month. For just under two weeks, Scotland has imposed stricter measures across certain areas including the closure of pubs and some other indoor venues. The Government had suggested the measures would only be temporary, lasting for around 16 days. However, the First Minister then announced the restrictions would be extended for a further week. On Friday, she confirmed the country would take a “new approach” with a five-tier…

WW3 news: Britain launched cyber-attacks on Putin’s Russia says Lord Sedwill | UK | News

The cabinet secretary is the most senior civil servant and is responsible for overseeing the UK’s intelligence services. Speaking on Times Radio Lord Sedwill revealed Britain had used a “series of discreet measures” to hit Russian targets. He revealed “covert measures” had been part of the British response to the 2018 poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. Lord Sedwill was asked why Britain’s offensive cyber capabilities have yet to be used against Russia. He replied: “The fact you don’t see that we use it doesn’t mean that we don’t. “Russia…

Boris Johnson told Christmas lockdown will be rejected for ‘creating more harm than good’ | UK | News

A senior source said that the government believes it has “reached the limit” with lockdowns and “will need to ease restrictions over Christmas.” They suggested that discussions in Boris Johnson’s top team have come to the conclusion that “there cannot be a third lockdown” and while “more areas will go into tier 3 [restrictions]” in the short term, the government is going to need to start easing them. They said: “It is going to be very hard to expect people to not see their relatives at Christmas and there is…

Donald Trump news: Piers Morgan reveals Trump called him with the secret to election win | UK | News

US voters will head to the polls on November 3 to cast their votes and Mr Trump has so far been lagging behind the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The Good Morning Britain host appealed to Mr Trump to ask his advice while appearing on Fox News. Mr Morgan said: “If the President is watching, he might be, I know you unfollowed me on Twitter because I was very critical on you in this crisis. “You may want to refollow me now because if you take my advice, you still…

BBC could send BAILIFFS to collect licence fee funds from offenders, MP says | UK | News

The revelation comes after a national leafleting campaign has been launched to encourage people to cancel their licence fee. Anger has grown over the Corporation’s decision to extend the licence payment to many over-75s despite promising to continue with the free licence fee for the elderly as part of a deal with the Government. There has also been criticism of the BBC’s coverage with critics claiming that it was biassed towards Remain in the post-referendum Brexit news content and claims that it has pushed a woke agenda. Further criticism has…

Coronavirus map LIVE: NHS ‘not able to cope’ as hospital COVID deaths surge across UK | UK | News

Patients were aged between 32 and 98. All except seven, aged between 66 and 90, had known underlying health conditions. The deaths were between April 6 and October 23, with the majority being on or after October 20. Thirteen other deaths were reported with no positive Covid-19 test result. This increase is more than double the rise recorded last Thursday, when 108 hospital patients lost their lives to coronavirus. Today, Professor Neil Ferguson, whose modelling led to the original lockdown in March, has warned the NHS will not be able to…

London anti-lockdown protests: At least 10 arrested as thousands attend demonstration | UK | News

Thousands of protesters carried banners and placards opposing coronavirus rules and vaccines. Police officers dispersed large crowds of demonstrators at Trafalgar Square following the march through the city. The Metropolitan Police said at least 10 people have been arrested at the rally. Scotland Yard added that the demonstration failed to comply with the terms of their risk assessment, Government guidelines and people were not maintaining social distancing. The force tweeted at 5pm: “Ten arrests have so far been made by officers policing the ‘Stop the New Normal’ protest. “This protest…

Labour civil war: Keir Starmer’s Brexit stance sparks ‘tears of anger’ to Corbyn loyalist | UK | News

Sir Keir has been remarkably quiet on his party’s Brexit position since he became Labour leader in April.  However, the former Shadow Brexit Secretary has not always been so tight-lipped and is widely seen as having been a key architect in Labour’s slide towards backing a second referendum before the last election. Ever since the historic 2016 vote, he has always maintained that the will of the people must be respected ‒ but that has not stopped Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling him a “Remainer lawyer”. His apparent U-turn on the…