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Canterbury MP tells HuffPost UK that remainers will have to wait at least five years but will eventually "try and shift the leadership".
Ambassadors from the 27 member states were briefed on the contents of the post-Brexit trade deal on Christmas Day.
So far ten European countries have closed borders to Britain amid fears about a new strain of the coronavirus ahead of Christmas week. A mutant strain sweeping across London and the South-East of England has prompted EU nations to start restricting inbound flights from the UK. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there is no evidence the new variant causes more severe illness or higher mortality but it does appear to be passed on significantly more easily. He said the new strain could be up to 70% more transmissible than the old virus variant.
“Very large gaps” remain between what the UK and the EU want. Here's a guide to the main sticking points.
But UK government insists end of transition period on December 31 "enshrined in law".
The system didn’t fail Usman Khan, rather, he failed an otherwise well-informed and effective system, security expert Dr Julie Norman writes.
PM compelled to ask Brussels for three month extension of EU membership but he insists: “I will not negotiate a delay”.
Government believes Brussels could reverse opposition to 'managing' no deal once countries feel disruption, HuffPost UK has learnt.
Education Secretary Damian Hinds is warned it would be "a huge backwards step".
Party's leader and deputy leader in the European Parliament back plan ahead of crucial manifesto meeting.