Brexit latest: Former WTO chief warns no deal Britain set to look like ‘third division’ | UK | News

Speaking to Euronews, the former Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Pascal Lamy, warned a no deal Brexit scenario forcing the UK to trade under WTO rules would make Britain look like a “third division football league” team. Mr Lamy claimed ending the negotiations without a formal agreement between the UK and Brussels will be “costly” for both sides, as EU leaders meet for crunch talks today. He said: “WTO is not hell, it’s like the third division of the football league. “It’s still football, but it’s not the…

Tempest jet: Inside the aircraft cementing UK as ‘global air combat leader’ | UK | News

The next-generation Tempest super-fighter jet will cement Britain’s place as a leader in air combat, according to BAE Systems. The chief technology officer (CTO) of the British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company detailed the incredible cutting-edge technology that will see Britain’s fighter jet outshine even its closest rivals. The futuristic fighter jet could also bring in a huge economic boost, according to a new economic report.  The Tempest programme is building a futuristic laser-armed stealth fighter.  The domestically-built twin-engine jet is being prepared to enter service in the 2030s.…

London lockdown: Sadiq Khan admits COVID tier two ‘exit strategy’ already being drawn up | UK | News

London mayor Sadiq Khan defended the latest tier 2 coronavirus measures about to grip the capital. While speaking on Sky News, he insisted it was important to have an exit strategy of the tier 2 lockdown to prevent the new measures staying indefinitely. The latest measures would prevent people from different households mixing in London however pubs and restaurants would still remain open. Mr Khan said: “This virus passes on by people mixing and mingling. “We know that because, as was predicted in September, we saw an increase in this…

Southampton policeman in hospital after being stabbed ‘multiple times’ in horrific attack | UK | News

The officer was attacked as he attended an address in Portswood Road, responding to a report of concern for a man living at the residence at about 12pm on Thursday. Hampshire Police arrested a 51-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder. The man, whom police said is from the city, remains in custody.  Detective Chief Inspector Dave Brown said: “Our thoughts are very much with the officer and his family at this time. “We have a man in custody arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and we progressing the investigation, carrying…

London news: TfL set for £1bn bailout as Boris Johnson rescues London Mayor AGAIN | UK | News

London was thrown into crisis earlier this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. And according to Sky News, the government has offered Transport for London a new £1billion bailout. The Government is understood to be demanding the extension of London’s congestion charge zone and further fare hikes as part of a £1billion proposal. This is a breaking story…more to follow Source link

David Frost puts UK on brink of no deal Brexit saying EU ‘no longer committed’ to talks | UK | News

Writing on Twitter, David Frost dealt a hammer blow to hopes of the UK securing a Brexit deal with the EU. Lord Frost said he felt disappointed by the bloc’s conclusions on the ongoing post-Brexit trade talks. The EU put the onus on Britain to compromise on their new economic partnership. He said he was taken aback by Brussels’ stance that the UK should be the one to move on key demands, saying such an approach was “unusual”. He said Boris Johnson would set out the UK’s Brexit approach on…

Brexit fury: Truth behind Macron’s ‘aggressive’ fishing stance laid bare | UK | News

Before the negotiations on a future trade deal between the UK and Brussels even started, the French government made it clear to the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier that he had to push for stronger commitments on regulatory alignments and access to UK fishing waters in return for maintaining free trade. Ever since the 2016 EU referendum, French President Emmanuel Macron has been championing the bloc’s fishery demands. In 2018, he suggested that if the UK was unwilling to compromise in negotiations on fishing, then talks on a wider trade…

Brexit warning: Dominic Cummings’ brutal critique of Angela Merkel’s influence on UK | UK | News

Mrs Merkel has told the European Union that it must be more realistic in accepting Britain’s negotiating position in fishing and trade talks ahead of today’s critical summit of leaders. The German Chancellor said Brussels had to accept that any deal must be in the interests of the UK and the EU. Her comments came as British sources blamed EU divisions and sabre-rattling from France for the missing of a deadline to find agreement this week. Mrs Merkel, who holds the EU presidency, told a meeting of European mayors that…

Scotland travel ban: Is Nicola Sturgeon going to ban English visitors? | Travel News | Travel

Wales has now banned travellers from COVID hotspots in England from crossing the border. The First Minister said this week she fully supported the Welsh First Minister’s decision to impose a ban. Mark Drakeford has said police in Wales will be instructed to issue penalty notices to travellers and has asked residents to inform of any breaches. The remarkable new rules come into force on Friday, October 16. Areas of the north of England, close to the Scottish border, have caused particular concern for Ms Sturgeon as she fights to…

PIP: How many hours can you work if you claim PIP? | Personal Finance | Finance

PIP is a freeing benefit for disabled people in the UK, who can claim payments on top of their income. Much like many other benefits, PIP provides a top-up rather than a full replacement salary. Those who want to claim it must first meet a selection of criteria, however. How many hours can you work to claim PIP? Personal Independence Payment, much like Disability Living Allowance (DLA), is not a means-tested benefit. As such, people can claim it whether they work or not, regardless of the amount they earn. PIP…