NEWS DIGEST 30.12.2020: UK’s Labour gets to grips with Brexit deal, while South Africa gets to grips with new COVID mutation

Good morning. Our news today comes from Google News. The UK’s opposition Labour Party has said it will not seek major changes to the post-Brexit relationship of the UK with its EU neighbours, the party’s leader Keir Starmer told The … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 30.12.2020: UK’s Labour gets to grips with Brexit deal, while South Africa gets to grips with new COVID mutation

BOJO BREXIT: Potential UK prime minister demands country will leave EU regardless in October

  London, United Kingdom VIJAY SHAH via GORDON RAYNER, STEVEN SWINFORD and ROB MERRICK/The Telegraph/The Independent   As the United Kingdom still gets to grip with life after the emotional resignation address of current prime minister Theresa May that took … Continue reading BOJO BREXIT: Potential UK prime minister demands country will leave EU regardless in October

NORTHERN IRELAND AFTER BREXIT: Residents to be able to keep EU membership

Belfast – VIJAY SHAH via JON STONE and Independent As both the Brexit talks in Brussels and the situation over the status of the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic dominates political news in the U.K., the negotiation teams of the two sides have made a concession for residents of Northern Ireland, whereby they can still be EU citizens after Brexit is finalised in two years’ time, the Independent reported recently.   UK citizens born in the province will be able to continue their EU membership thanks to a deal struck by British prime minister Theresa May on … Continue reading NORTHERN IRELAND AFTER BREXIT: Residents to be able to keep EU membership

POST-BREXIT SCOTLAND: First minister may sign off separate trade deal with EU

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via BBC News As the UK decides what to do next after the life-changing EU referendum in June which saw the country vote largely to leave the European Union, and the nation is facing a rocky political climate coupled with a weak pound, there are concerns about whether the UK will still be able to maintain access to the European single market. In a sign of the complexity of the situation, and with EU leaders hitting back hard at the UK’s pick-and-choose approach to negotiations, the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has hinted that … Continue reading POST-BREXIT SCOTLAND: First minister may sign off separate trade deal with EU