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Saturday papers – 8 April 2017

April 8, 2017 // 3 Comments

Syria bombs The consequences of US President Trump’s decision to send bombers to Syria is covered in several of the media. The Telegraph says: The United States has warned Russia that it was prepared to take further steps in Syria after a day of mounting tension between Moscow and Washington. [...]

News review – Friday 7 April 2017

April 7, 2017 // 10 Comments

US air strikes Telegraph Donald Trump has launched US air strikes against the Assad regime in Syria in retaliation for Tuesday’s chemical weapons attack.  59 Tomahawk missiles were launched from US ships in the Mediterranean and struck the Shayrat air base in central Syria. The Russian [...]

News review – Thursday 6th April 2017

April 6, 2017 // 25 Comments

Brexit payment Independent Lord Mandelson has said the Prime Minister should “bite the bullet” and meet the EU’s demands for a settlement payment, describing the proposed £52bn payment as “small change”. “Britain is not one of those countries that doesn’t pay [...]

News review – Wednesday 5 April 2017

April 5, 2017 // 8 Comments

Brexit Westmonster As if establishment MPs hadn’t held up the Brexit process enough already, now arch pro-EU MP Hilary Benn is insisting that MPs may have to vote and give their approval once again. He chairs the House of Commons Committee on Brexit and is pushing against the ‘no deal’ [...]

News review – Tuesday 4 April 2017

April 4, 2017 // 5 Comments

  Brexit Express BRITAIN will get billions of pounds cash back from the EU rather than paying to leave under plans being considered by Cabinet ministers. Government insiders say officials have been ordered to draw up a register of the UK’s estimated share of assets in Brussels for use in [...]

News review – Monday 3 April 2017

April 3, 2017 // 5 Comments

Brexit Express THE EUROPEAN Parliament is already threatening to veto the Brexit deal if the agreement does not safeguard the rights of EU citizens moving to the UK at the moment. In a draft resolution, MEPs have rejected any plans Theresa May may have for a “cut-off” date for EU migrants [...]

Sunday papers – 2 April 2017

April 2, 2017 // 15 Comments

Gibraltar The surprise inclusion of The Rock in Brexit talks is covered by most of the media.  The Telegraph says: Gibraltar is “not for sale”, Boris Johnson declared last night as the Tory leadership reacted furiously to an alleged “land grab” by the Spanish. The Foreign Secretary told [...]

Saturday papers – 1 April 2017

April 1, 2017 // 3 Comments

Gibraltar One of the biggest stories in today’s media is the claim by Spain to bring ownership of ‘the rock’ into the Brexit negotiations.  The Times says: Spain was accused of a “predatory” attempt to isolate Gibraltar in the Brexit talks after it was handed an effective veto over any [...]

News review – Friday 31 March 2017

March 31, 2017 // 12 Comments

Great Repeal Bill Telegraph Britain has begun to take back control from Brussels as David Davis announced that the first EU law to be scrapped after Brexit will be a charter that helps criminals avoid deportation. Revealing details of the forthcoming Great Repeal Bill, Mr Davis told MPs that the [...]

News review – Thursday 30 March 2017

March 30, 2017 // 9 Comments

Brexit Telegraph Theresa May threatened to withdraw cooperation with the EU on security on Wednesday as France and Germany refused to begin trade talks before Britain agrees to pay a Brexit “divorce bill”. The Prime Minister had started the day by talking of a “deep and special partnership” [...]
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