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Furlough extension: Rishi Sunak ‘to EXTEND emergency coronavirus payments’ beyond April

Martin Lewis says furlough system has ‘chasm of holes’ The £60bn scheme, which pays as much as 80 percent of laid-off workers’ wages, is due to expire at the end of April but Mr Sunak is said to be considering a range of options to support jobs into the summer months. Insiders said any new […]

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Spain explosion: What is happening in Madrid right now?

Spain: Madrid turns white as heavy snowfall hits city Police in Madrid have confirmed there are casualties as an explosion ripped through a residential building this afternoon. It is thought that the building was a complex that provided residential training for priests and also gave meals to homeless people. Police have urged locals to stay away from […]

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Merkel’s successor to continue as EU’s chief ‘paymaster’ as Brussels power vacuum develops

Macron’s approach to Merkel successor discussed by expert German MEP Gunnar Beck said Armin Laschet, the new leader of Germany’s CDU, will struggle to wield the same sway in Brussels. Mr Laschet, who is now in line to succeed Mrs Merkel as chancellor after the parliamentary elections in September, pipped conservative rival Friedrich Merz to […]

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‘Resentful’ EU ready to ‘punish’ Britain with crushing sanctions, leading German MEP warns

Brexit: UK economy ‘should come back’ following exit says expert But the European Commission admitted today the Prime Minister’s initial moves have not yet triggered any concerns over breaches of the level playing field. Mr Johnson has ordered ministers to explore ways to strip back rules and regulations to help businesses start generating more revenue. […]

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EU admits Europeans face new costs when buying UK goods despite Brexit trade deal

Brexit: Fisherman says food is being ‘rejected’ due to export delay The European Commission today reaffirmed that any shipments from Britain could include new VAT or admin charges under the terms of the post-Brexit Trade and Cooperation Agreement. A spokesman explained the fees would continue even despite the zero-tariff, zero-quota nature of the UK and […]

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Met Office warnings EXTENDED: Freezing ice and snow to smash Britain in Arctic blast

UK weather: Met Office forecast snow and wintry showers Thousands of people woke up to more snow this morning as the entry weather conditions continue. Weather forecasters say there is even more unsettled weather to come, with some warning of a return of the 2018 Beast from the East – bringing with it the potential […]

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Scotland POLL: Should Boris Johnson call a Scottish independence referendum in 2021?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Ms Sturgeon has vowed to hold a second referendum soon, saying Brussels should “keep a light on” for Scotland after the UK left the EU. But with the increasing support for independence is […]

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SNP rumbled after splashing out £4 million a year on lavish top civil servant pay

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. New figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives revealed nearly £4million is being spent by the SNP led Scottish Government on top officials on an annual basis. The stark data revealed in a Freedom […]

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‘Deal breaker!’ Farage hits out at Barnier’s Brexit threat as he urges Boris to walk away

Brexit: Boris Johnson urges EU to ‘see sense’ on negotiations The Brexit Party leader took to Twitter to fume that the EU chief negotiator’s demand “should be the deal breaker”. He added: “After years of being allowed to take advantage of our fish stocks, Barnier now threatens us.” Mr Farage’s tweet comes after Mr Barnier […]

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‘Pull your finger out!’ Boris issued desperate Royal Navy warning as enemies strengthen

NATO: Royal Navy's Carrier Strike Group assemble in North Sea The Prime Minister made his bold pledge last month as he confirmed a ten percent hike in defence over the next four years, amounting to an extra £16.5billion. Specifically, he declared his ambition to make the Royal Navy Europe’s premier maritime force – but Iain […]