Brexit fishing news: Boris issued urgent warning by UK fishermen – we’ll be WIPED OUT | UK | News

Fisheries have remained one of the main areas of divergence between the two sides throughout talks. If Mr Johnson fails to agree a deal during the Brexit talks, fishermen in remote communities have claimed they will not recover. Scottish fishermen, in particular, warned if the Prime Minister doesn’t agree a deal with the EU, the smaller fleets could suffer tariffs which could decimate fleets. Skipper in Campbeltown, John Brown told STV: “We need to keep access to our markets in Europe, definitely. “The fishing is that bad with the prices,…

BBC fury: Pensioners left ‘petrified and in tears’ over ‘threatening’ licence fee letters | UK | News

The elderly people have been sent letters from the public service broadcaster listing fines. The number of letters sent to pensioners escalates if they do not answer the first one. The letters have large red capital letters informing the recipient could face prosecution if they do not pay for a television licence. One of the letters sent – which was shared on social media – read: “Our records show your property has no TV licence. “I visited today, to find out why.” A follow-up letter stated: “You have not replied…

Sadiq Khan news: Boris’s Government to take control of TfL if deal not reached | UK | News

City Hall is hoping to secure a financial package from Downing Street, worth around £5billion, in order to fund Transport for London (TfL) for the next 18 months. In May the Government agreed a deal with the London Mayor worth £1.6bn, after passenger numbers plummeted due to coronavirus restrictions. However, talks between Number 10 and City Hall continue to stall with a two-week extension granted over the weekend to reach an agreement. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps issued a letter to Mr Khan earlier this month and proposed an initial six-month deal…

Boris Johnson news: Prime Minister issues wake up call to Brussels during call | UK | News

During a call with industry leaders, the Prime Minister told them time was ticking for the EU to sign a Brexit deal. Mr Johnson also stressed how business leaders had been busy dealing with coronavirus but must now push forward to prepare for the end of the transition period. During the call, Mr Johnson was joined by Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove who insisted there would be long-term benefits to Brexit despite the short-term consequences. Delivering his assessment to industry leaders, Mr Johnson said “rien ne va plus” or “no more…

Can mayors refuse to enforce coronavirus rules? | UK | News

The Mayor of Greater Manchester accused the Government of walking out of talks after refusing to provide a £65 million bailout for ailing businesses and workers. He said local leaders were not offered enough support to protect people through the “punishing” winter ahead. Greater Manchester will enter Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions from Friday, but can Mr Burnham refuse this move? Greater Manchester will move to England’s highest tier of coronavirus restrictions from 0.01am on Friday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said “not to act now” would place the lives of Manchester…

Manchester Tier 3: Will gyms close in Manchester? | UK | News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today announced Greater Manchester will enter into Tier 3 lockdown from Friday, after days of deadlocked discussions with the area’s leaders. The sticking point had been the amount of support issued to the area for businesses having to close, however, now the PM has enforced the lockdown. From midnight on Friday, Greater Manchester will enter into Tier 3 lockdown, the strictest restrictions in England. Greater Manchester’s mayor Andy Burnham has said he is willing to discuss funding for the area with the Government – today…

Greater Manchester tier 3 MAPPED: The 10 boroughs of Manchester going into lockdown | UK | News

Greater Manchester’s 2.8million residents have been upgraded into a tier three lockdown this afternoon as the Prime Minister announced the new restrictions in response to rising cases in the area. Talks between local leaders in Greater Manchester, including mayor Andy Burnham, and the Government failed to reach an adequate conclusion regarding financial aid in the area this afternoon, according to Housing and Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick.  Mr Burnham accused the Government of walking out on talks for a financial bailout for the city.  The mayor slammed ministers for failing to…

Boris Johnson speech in full: The 5 key points from today’s conference – What did PM say? | UK | News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spoken to the nation from Downing Street this afternoon, following days of intense discussions with Greater Manchester leaders on the next stage in lockdown. The PM confirmed Manchester would be moving into Tier 3. Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham accused the Government of walking away from talks today, after disagreements on funding should Manchester enter Tier 3 lockdown. The three tiers had been introduced last week, and leaders in Greater Manchester have been pushing back against entering the strictest Tier 3 measures without additional…

Brexit news: Liz Truss provides update on US-UK trade deal – Talks to ‘intensify’ | UK | News

In an announcement today, Mr Truss confirmed the latest round of talks with the US had begun. Not only has the latest round of talks commenced but Ms Truss also revealed both sides have agreed to “intensify” negotiations ahead of the US election. The update of the talks will come as a major boost to Boris Johnson’s post-Brexit plans due to the size and importance of the UK’s trade relationship with the US. In a statement, Ms Truss said: “The 5th round trade talks have started with our great ally…

Brexit Britain will ‘not be back’ for trade talks if they fail – Boris STANDS FIRM | UK | News

Downing Street said the Prime Minister had been “repeatedly clear” that a Brexit deal must be in place before the end of the transition period of January 1. A spokesman said the UK would be willing to talk to the EU when they are “willing to change their position”, adding “we will not be back to negotiate further next year”. He said: “We have been repeatedly clear that any agreement will need to be in place before the end of the transition period. “We will not be back to negotiate…