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Heathrow passengers down by almost 5% in February and March

UK’s largest airport blames coronavirus, with 19.6% reduction on Asia-Pacific routes
Heathrow passengers down by almost 5% in February and March
#Heathrowairport #Airlineindustry #Coronavirusoutbreak #Airtransport #Business #UKnews #AsiaPacific #Europe #Worldnews
 
A YouGov poll reveals 30% of Britons believe colonies were better off as part of the British Empire
UK more nostalgic for empire than other ex-colonial powers
#Colonialism #UKnews #Politics #Brexit #Foreignpolicy #EuropeanUnion #Worldnews #Europe #Labour #Conservatives
 
UK health minister Nadine Dorries tests positive as deaths rise sharply again in Italy. Follow latest news
Coronavirus live updates: US cases rise beyond 1,000 as Japan outbreak spikes
#Italy #UKnews #Europe #Worldnews #China
 
It’s hard not to worry, but we have to hope the epidemiologists are giving the UK government the right advice, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff
With Italy on lockdown, fear over coronavirus is natural but we must not be alarmist | Gaby Hinsliff
#Coronavirusoutbreak #Science #Infectiousdiseases #Worldnews #UKnews #Italy #Europe #BorisJohnson
 
UK and US had worst days trading since 2008 GFC; Global cases near 110,000; Grand Princess passengers disembark. Follow the latest news.
Coronavirus live updates: Italy-wide lockdown comes into force
#Coronavirusoutbreak #Italy #Infectiousdiseases #Science #Worldnews #Europe #Medicalresearch #Microbiology #UKnews #USnews
 
Exclusive: MPs who drew up Russia report suppressed by PM were told of ‘infiltration’
Russia 'hired network of Britons to go after enemies of Putin'
#Russia #Europe #Worldnews #Politics #UKnews #VladimirPutin #Foreignpolicy
 
At a herring processing plant in Rügen, continued access for trawlers to British waters is crucial for the business to survive

When a Danish trawler docks on the island of Rügen in the early hours of a stormy Thursday morning, the Euro-Baltic plant at Sassnitz-Mukran suddenly jolts to life.

Via a network of subterranean tubes, 1,400 tonnes of slippery North Sea herring are pumped from the belly of the ship and belched out onto an assembly line inside the factory on Germany’s largest island, where the silvery-blue fish are blow-dried, weighed, gutted and either sliced into fillets or chopped into bite-sized chunks.
'Our worst scenario is yours too': Germans fear for fishing industry after Brexit
#Fishing #Worldnews #Environment #Marinelife #Brexit #Germany #Fishingindustry #UKnews #Business #EuropeanUnion
 
Labour leadership frontrunner was only candidate at Dudley hustings not to reject idea of reversing Brexit

Keir Starmer, the Labour leadership frontrunner, has declined to rule out campaigning to rejoin the EU in the years ahead, saying it was a question for future generations.

The shadow Brexit secretary said he did not think it was a “priority for now and the immediate future” and has previously said the question of leaving the EU is over. But when pressed to rule out advocating rejoining the EU in future, he said: “It’s for our kids to decide what our future relationship is.”
Keir Starmer declines to rule out campaigning to rejoin EU
#KeirStarmer #Politics #UKnews #Labour #Brexit #Labourpartyleadership #EuropeanUnion #Foreignpolicy
 
Education and business leaders point to lost income for country and opportunities for students

Quitting the EU’s Erasmus student exchange programme would “blow a hole” in the UK’s economy, taking away income of £243m a year and depriving 17,000 British young people of valuable work experience, according to a group of education and business leaders.

The group, including further education colleges and universities, is calling for the British government to make clear that continued Erasmus membership is a high priority in its talks with the EU.
Quitting EU Erasmus scheme would 'blow a hole' in UK economy
#Students #Brexit #Highereducation #Furthereducation #UKnews #Studyingabroad #EuropeanUnion #Education #Educationpolicy #Universities
 
Transport secretary says senior figures will gradually return to UK as regulatory powers revert to CAA

The UK is to withdraw from the European Union aviation safety regulator (EASA) after the Brexit transition period, Grant Shapps has confirmed.

The transport secretary said many of the most senior figures at the organisation headquartered in Cologne, Germany were British and that they would gradually return to the UK throughout this year as regulatory powers reverted to the Civil Aviation Authority.
UK to withdraw from EU aviation safety regulator, Shapps says
#EuropeanUnion #Regulators #GrantShapps #Airtransport #Europe #Politics #UKnews #Worldnews #Brexit #Foreignpolicy
 
Our panel discusses what happened during the first round of negotiations on the future relationship

About 100 British officials made the trip to Brussels led by UK chief negotiator David Frost, who is up against his opposite number Michel Barnier as the two sides try to reach agreement on everything from trade in goods to fishing rights.

The outcome is far from certain, and Barnier said afterwards there were “serious divergences” between the two sides.
How did the UK-EU trade talks kick off? Brexit Means ... podcast
#Europe #Brexit #Tradepolicy #Politics #EuropeanUnion #UKnews #Foreignpolicy
 
Letters: Readers respond to the launch of This is Europe, a series that uses a pan-European lens to explain the challenges that transcend borders and confront our continent
Thanks for keeping the European dream alive | Letters
#Europe #EuropeanUnion #Portugal #Brexit #Worldnews #UKnews #Foreignpolicy #Politics
 
Letter: Graham Jump draws attention to the unsung efforts of the Mountain Bothies Association
It’s not bothy fairies that are hard at work | Letter
#Scotland #Walking #Lifeandstyle #Health&wellbeing #Fitness #UKnews
 
Uncertainty over pet visa rules may have kept some European owners away, says Kennel Club

As Frankie strutted along the astroturf at Crufts on Thursday, the cheers from the crowd were notably muted. The miniature poodle, who won the utility group presentation in which dogs are assessed on their weight and measurements, could be mistaken for looking slightly dejected.

Much has been written about the impact of Brexit on education and the arts, but few have been concerned about another industry affected by new immigration rules: the world of canine performance competitions.
Crufts organisers blame Brexit for fewer overseas dog entries
#Crufts #Dogs #Brexit #Animals #Pets #Lifeandstyle #UKnews #Worldnews
 
WHO warns of sustained community transmission; first death in UK; test kits delivered to San Francisco cruise ship. Follow live news:
Coronavirus latest updates: global infection rate climbs towards 100,000
#Coronavirusoutbreak #Greece #Worldnews #Science #Infectiousdiseases #Europe #UKnews #Medicalresearch #Iran #China
 
EU negotiator sets out main obstacles to deal, including rights convention and fishing

Michel Barnier has spoken of “grave” differences between the EU and the UK over their future relationship, warning that Boris Johnson’s refusal to formally commit to the European convention on human rights could limit cooperation in fighting crime.

Following the first round of negotiations between the two 100-strong teams, the EU’s chief negotiator said there were “many divergences” between the two sides. “They are very serious divergences,” he said.
Barnier warns of 'grave' differences between EU and UK in trade talks
#Brexit #Tradepolicy #MichelBarnier #EuropeanUnion #Foreignpolicy #Europe #Politics #UKnews #Worldnews
 
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the Commons health committee questioning Prof Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer

9.38am GMT

Q: Can you envisage a situation where MPs were considered super-spreaders? There has been talk of parliament having to be shut down.

Whitty says he has discussed this with Lindsay Hoyle, the Speaker, and Norman Fowler, the Lords Speaker. Fowler was a distinguished health secretary, he says. He says he would not presume to tell them how to run their houses.

9.33am GMT

Q: How will this impact on, say, cancer patients in hospital?

Whitty says there are three kinds of impact.
Chief medical officer tells MPs coronavirus plan now at 'mainly delay' stage, not 'mainly contain' - live news
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Estimated 113 million people across continent affected by road noise at unhealthy levels
One in five Europeans exposed to harmful noise pollution – study
#Health #Europe #Worldnews #Transportpolicy #Transport #UKnews #Society #Politics
 
Special trade arrangements will apply from 1 January whether Johnson strikes deal or not

The UK will have a “catastrophe” on its hands unless Boris Johnson and cabinet ministers stop repeatedly claiming that there will be no checks in the Irish Sea as part of the special Brexit arrangements, manufacturing leaders and local politicians have warned.

“If they don’t there is going to a horrible crash at the end of this year, and if not then in four years,” said Stephen Kelly, the chief executive of the business group Manufacturing Northern Ireland.
UK faces 'catastrophe if Tories continue with no checks in Irish Sea claim'
#NorthernIreland #Brexit #BorisJohnson #Internationaltrade #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #Politics #UKnews #Worldnews
 
Lord Reed also warns against US-style selection of judges based on their political views
Supreme court chief denies judges trying to 'grab' power from parliament
#UKsupremecourt #Judiciary #Law #UKnews #Brexit #Politics
 
Coronavirus live update: WHO says world in 'unchartered territory'

UK draws up ‘feed the nation’ contingency plans as Australia considers banning mass gatherings. Follow live news
Coronavirus live updates: WHO says world in 'unchartered territory'
#Coronavirusoutbreak #China #Australianews #Italy #UKnews #USnews #Europe #Infectiousdiseases #Worldnews
 
‘I was going out with a Parisian ballerina and projected my idea of Europe on to her. It was passionate, destructive relationship – that’s why we’re all in cages in the video’

I was once described in France as “the most English Frenchman and the most French Englishman”. I was born in London to French parents, which was a source of much angst when I was growing up, because I wanted to be English. When I went to a posh grammar school in Guildford, I called myself John because I wanted to fit in. So on the pictures of me in the rugby team I was John Burnel.
The Stranglers: how we made European Female
#Popandrock #Punk #Britishidentityandsociety #Culture #Europe #Identitypolitics #Music #Society #UKnews #Worldnews
 
‘I’m British. Island mentality innit.’

A bailiff clears out the house of an unsuspecting couple, but is angered by their surprise. Why should he care – British values have always put individualism at the cost of everything else haven’t they?

Performed by Javone Prince, written by Clint Dyer, directed by Amy Hodge, produced by Jess Gormley, filmed and edited by Noah Payne-Frank, composed by Tim Goalen, producer for Headlong Alecia Marshall, assistant producer Tilly Taylor, executive producers for the Guardian: Jess Gormley, Charlie Phillips, executive producers for Headlong: Jeremy Herrin, Alan Stacey, Holly Race Roughan
Europeans: Dim Sum by Clint Dyer, starring Javone Prince
#UKnews #EuropeanUnion #... Show more...
 
The key to European power projection isn’t institutional reform, it’s a shift in attitude, says the Guardian columnist Timothy Garton Ash
Europe (and yes, that includes Britain) can still be a superpower | Timothy Garton Ash
#EuropeanUnion #Europe #Worldnews #Brexit #UKnews #GuyVerhofstadt
 
UK government rejects ‘clunky institutional framework’ for foreign policy cooperation

Boris Johnson has been accused of playing politics with the safety of Europeans after rejecting an EU proposal for future defence and foreign policy coordination.

At No 10’s insistence, the issue has been left out of negotiations starting in Brussels on Monday on the post-Brexit relationship.
Boris Johnson ‘is turning security into Brexit trade talks bargaining chip’
#Brexit #UKsecurityandcounter-terrorism #Tradepolicy #Defencepolicy #BorisJohnson #EuropeanUnion #Foreignpolicy #UKnews
 
Classicist’s pro-Remain stance led to Downing Street ‘veto’ – but a trustee place is now to be offered regardless

She is Britain’s best known classicist, a Cambridge don with formidable intellect and a knack for getting people interested in all things ancient.

That combination of passionate erudition and accessibility would, you might think, make Mary Beard a shoo-in for the board of the country’s most prestigious historical institution.
Mary Beard blocked by No 10 as British Museum trustee 'for pro-Europe views'
#MaryBeard #BritishMuseum #Brexit #UKnews #Culture #EuropeanUnion
 
Tim Leunig, who advises Rishi Sunak, has suggested ministers could look to be like Singapore

One of the most senior government advisers has said the UK does not need its farming or fishing industries, according to reports.

In comments seen by the Mail on Sunday, Dr Tim Leunig is understood to have said the food sector was “not critically important” to the country’s economy – and that agriculture and fisheries “certainly isn’t”.
Treasury adviser: farming and fisheries are not important
#Politics #UKnews #Food&drinkindustry #Farming #Fishingindustry #Brexit #GeorgeEustice #Business #Environment #DominicCummings
 
The Guardian’s editor-in-chief explains why the paper is deepening its commitment to European voices, issues and people
Britain is leaving Europe. The Guardian is not
#Europe #TheGuardian #TheObserver #Media #Worldnews #UKnews
 
João Vale de Almeida’s main task will be ensuring Britain sticks to withdrawal agreement

“I don’t really want to talk about it for obvious reasons, my position and his position now but … yes we had a lot of interaction because he was very much present in the press room,” says a smiling João Vale de Almeida, the EU’s new and first ambassador to the UK.

Thirty years ago, Vale de Almeida, 63, was a young spokesman for the European commission catering to a press corps in Brussels of which Boris Johnson of the Daily Telegraph was a preeminent member. “He was one of the leading journalists and I don’t think anyone disputes that … so the likelihood of me replying to his questions was high.”
EU's first ambassador to UK settles in for a testing year ahead
#Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #Politics #UKnews
 
Bloc’s UK ambassador says right to remain for those ‘outside the mainstream’ must be protected

Prisoners and members of the Roma community, along with elderly people and the poorest in society, will be the focus of a new EU push to help Europeans “outside the mainstream” to remain in the UK after Brexit.

There are concerns that thousands of EU nationals will fail to apply to the Home Office to stay because they lack information or the means to see the digital application process through.
EU plans to help Roma and prisoners stay in Britain after Brexit
#Immigrationandasylum #EuropeanUnion #Migration #Europe #Roma #GypsiesandTravellers #Prisonsandprobation #Worldnews #Society #Brexit #UKnews
 
Time is tight to iron out future relationship before transition period ends on 31 December

Boris Johnson’s chief negotiator, David Frost, and his EU counterpart, Michel Barnier, will convene the first formal meeting for the negotiation of the future relationship between the UK and the EU on Monday afternoon. Negotiations start in Brussels but will alternate between the Belgian capital and London, with a deadline of 31 December 2020 bearing down on the two sides. Here are the key issues of contention, and the chances of them blowing the talks up in the months to follow:
Brexit: what are the key flashpoints as EU-UK trade talks begin?
#Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Tradepolicy #Foreignpolicy #Politics #Europe #UKnews #Worldnews #MichelBarnier #Financialsector
 
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