Brexit: UK reneging on Northern Ireland pledges risks trade deals with US and EU | Politics

Reneging on the special Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland will risk trade deals with both the EU and the US, experts have warned. Concern has been raised after Boris Johnson’s Brexit negotiating team has reportedly been ordered to come up with plans to “get around” the Northern Ireland protocol in the withdrawal agreement which includes … Read more Brexit: UK reneging on Northern Ireland pledges risks trade deals with US and EU | Politics

George Eustice refuses to guarantee ban on chlorinated chicken | Politics

The environment secretary has refused to give a firm guarantee that the government will not allow chlorine-washed chicken to be imported into the UK as part of a trade deal with the US. While stressing that chlorinated chicken was currently illegal in the UK, and that the government was committed to maintaining high standards, George … Read more George Eustice refuses to guarantee ban on chlorinated chicken | Politics

Nicola Sturgeon ’emphatic’ she is still best person to lead SNP | Politics

Nicola Sturgeon has said she believes “emphatically” that she remains the best person to lead the SNP, as two party heavyweights both tipped as future first ministers commence their battle to return to the Scottish parliament in the 2021 elections. Sturgeon was quizzed on BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show about increasingly public criticisms from SNP … Read more Nicola Sturgeon ’emphatic’ she is still best person to lead SNP | Politics

Lisa Nandy says trans rights pledge wording gave her ‘pause for thought’ | Politics

Lisa Nandy has said she was given “pause for thought” about signing a pledge card from the Labour Campaign for Trans Rights. The pledge calls on candidates in the Labour leadership race to back the expulsion of party members who hold “bigoted, transphobic views”. It also describes Woman’s Place UK, a group that backs biological … Read more Lisa Nandy says trans rights pledge wording gave her ‘pause for thought’ | Politics