Watch as Brexit minister David Frost discusses the Northern Eire protocol
The EU has swiftly rejected the UK authorities’s proposals to vary the controversial Northern Eire Protocol after ministers introduced plans to rewrite the post-Brexit buying and selling preparations.
European Fee vice-president Maros Sefcovic mentioned the bloc would “proceed to interact” with the UK however insisted options needed to be inside the framework of the present settlement.
Boris Johnson has refused to apologise for a textual content final autumn during which he advised that Covid-19 was killing solely folks over 80, as he took half in Prime Minister’s Questions from self-isolation right now.
Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer labelled the PM “a super-spreader” of confusion on Covid coverage following U-turns over self-isolation steerage and vaccine passports.
Sir Keir was later pressured into self-isolation himself when considered one of his youngsters examined constructive for the virus.
Information canine house owners name for border wrangle decision as quickly as doable
The Information Canines for the Blind Affiliation has referred to as for the border place to be settled as quickly as doable.
It mentioned house owners of information and help canine ought to be capable to journey with out paperwork checks within the UK.
A spokesperson mentioned: “Each events clearly agree there shouldn’t be inner border checks for information and help canine house owners when travelling inside the UK. Nevertheless, individuals who depend on help canine are nonetheless ready for a transparent and sensible answer to this situation and this must be resolved as quickly as doable.
“All sides should work collectively to make sure help canine house owners can journey freely inside the UK with out requiring any compliance checks or documentation.”
Jane Dalton21 July 2021 17:09
It isn’t uncommon to renegotiate treaties, Lord Frost insists
Brexit minister Lord Frost has insisted it isn’t uncommon to renegotiate treaties after the EU rejected the UK authorities’s plans to vary the Northern Eire Protocol.
Lord Frost was requested on Wednesday whether or not Boris Johnson had lied in 2019 when he mentioned there can be no additional customs checks on items travelling between Nice Britain and Northern Eire.
He replied: “What we anticipated on the time was that we’d be capable to function the protocol in a lightweight contact method, taking account of the fragile politics and the peace course of in Northern Eire and clearly that is not the way it’s turned out.”
Talking to broadcasters, the minister added: “I do not suppose that there is something uncommon or stunning in trying once more at a treaty.
“We have now a number of expertise now about the way it’s working that we didn’t have in 2019.”
Conrad Duncan21 July 2021 15:55
Our deputy political editor, Rob Merrick, has extra particulars beneath on the EU rejecting the UK authorities’s name for a renegotiation the Brexit deal:
Conrad Duncan21 July 2021 15:43
EU ‘is not going to comply with renegotiation’ of NI Protocol, European Fee VP says
The European Fee’s vice-president has mentioned that the EU “is not going to comply with a renegotiation of the Protocol” in response to the UK’s name for main adjustments to the post-Brexit buying and selling preparations with Northern Eire.
Maros Sefcovic mentioned that the bloc would “proceed to interact” with the UK however options needed to be inside the framework of the Protocol and within the curiosity of all communities within the area.
“Nevertheless, we is not going to comply with a renegotiation of the protocol,” Mr Sefcovic added.
“Joint motion within the joint our bodies established by the Withdrawal Settlement will likely be of paramount significance over the approaching months.
“We should prioritise stability and predictability in Northern Eire. I look ahead to chatting with Lord Frost quickly.”
Conrad Duncan21 July 2021 15:27
Irish premier says EU keen to interact on NI Protocol in ‘constructive method’
Eire’s premier has mentioned that the “bulk” of his dialog with Boris Johnson on Tuesday was centered on the Northern Eire Protocol, as he insisted that the EU can be keen to interact on the difficulty “in a constructive method”.
Talking in Dublin, Micheal Martin mentioned: “We have made it very clear to the UK authorities that the mechanisms exist inside the Withdrawal Settlement, for points that must be resolved inside the operation of the protocol, that they are often resolved with goodwill on each side.
“The British authorities has indicated that they’re keen to provide this vital engagement over the approaching months.”
Mr Martin added: “Our sense from the EU all alongside, and I spoke to Ursula von der Leyen about this on Friday, the EU has at all times been keen to interact in a constructive method.
“There must be engagement on each side. The EU stands prepared to interact with the UK on these points.”
Conrad Duncan21 July 2021 15:12
No 10 says it expects EU to contemplate new strategy to Northern Eire Protocol
The UK authorities will count on the EU to contemplate a brand new strategy to the Northern Eire Protocol following post-Brexit tensions, Downing Avenue has mentioned.
“I believe we’d count on the EU to take the time to contemplate our strategy and our ideas and are available again with a thought-about view,” Boris Johnson’s spokesperson mentioned.
“We have been saying constantly for a while now that the best way the Protocol is being utilized is just not acceptable – it is not acceptable to the folks of Northern Eire, it is not acceptable to the companies there who’re dropping out, and it must be urgently addressed.”
Conrad Duncan21 July 2021 15:00
Starmer self-isolating after considered one of his youngsters assessments constructive for Covid
Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer is self-isolating after considered one of his youngsters examined constructive for Covid-19 right now, a celebration spokesperson has mentioned.
“One in all Keir’s youngsters examined constructive for Covid this lunchtime. In keeping with the foundations, Keir and his household will now be self-isolating,” the social gathering mentioned on Wednesday, shortly after PMQs.
“Keir was already doing every day assessments and examined detrimental this morning. He’ll proceed to take every day assessments.”
Our political correspondent, Ashley Cowburn, has extra on this breaking story beneath:
Conrad Duncan21 July 2021 14:45
Authorities ‘insults’ NHS employees by rejecting probability to ship pay rise, Labour says
The federal government has sparked anger from Labour by rejecting the possibility to announce a promised pay rise for NHS employees in England after a minister advised that the choice can be delayed.
The social gathering’s shadow well being minister Rosena Allin-Khan mentioned that the failure to supply a pay rise earlier than the summer time recess was “an insult of the best order” to NHS employees who “deserve higher”.
Our reporter, Adam Forrest, has the complete story beneath:
Conrad Duncan21 July 2021 14:41
indy100: Who received this week’s PMQs?
It’s 60 years because the first PMQs.
On this week’s contest, Boris Johnson appeared by video hyperlink from Chequers, the place he’s self-isolating. However did he or Keir Starmer have the higher hand?
Starmer was buoyed by the assist of his MPs cheering for him, whereas Johnson was alone and adrift, writes Kate Plummer.
Rory Sullivan21 July 2021 14:25
Individuals in Northern Eire don’t belief the British authorities, SDLP warns
The Conservative authorities has misplaced the belief of individuals in Northern Eire, one of many territory’s events has mentioned.
The SDLP chief Colum Eastwood made a remark to this impact after ministers laid out their plans to re-work a part of the Brexit deal.
Talking within the Commons, he mentioned: “This assertion is the second try in a single week that this authorities has made to distance itself from agreements that they’ve negotiated.
“Why does he suppose that another nation, or any individual in Northern Eire, will belief something that this authorities says from this present day ahead?”
Rory Sullivan21 July 2021 14:15