A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

Brexit News Feeds

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09/12/2019 UK government to skip EU summit ,,Boris Johnson won't attend or send a representative in his place. www.politico.eu Visit...
09/12/2019 WATCH Boris Johnson labelled 'disgrace' for pocketing reporter’s phone when asked to look at image of sick toddler ,,Boris Johnson was labelled a “disgrace” for pocketing a reporter’s phone when he was asked to look at the image of a sick toddler lying on the floor of a hospital because there were not enough beds. www.politicshome.com Visit...
09/12/2019 General election: Boris Johnson 'looking at' scrapping BBC licence fee – live news ,,

Shadow chancellor says Labour will fight austerity as general election campaign enters its final days

This is what Boris Johnson said about considering scrapping the TV licence. He was responding to a question about what he would not abolish all TV licences.

At this stage we are not planning to get rid of all TV licences, though I am certainly looking at it.

What I will say is that - I’m under pressure not to extemporise policy on the hoof. But you have to ask yourself whether that kind of approach to funding a media organisation still make sense in the long term, given the way other organisations manage to fund themselves. That’s all I will say.

This is what Boris Johnson said about the licence fee.

"I am certainly looking at it... how long can you justify a system whereby everybody who has a TV has to pay to fund a particular set of channels?"

Boris Johnson is asked whether he would abolish the BBC licence fee, during a Q&A in Tyne and Wearhttps://t.co/BHbg7pnNBm pic.twitter.com/7HuUFAeIx3

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09/12/2019 NHS data is a goldmine. It must be saved from big tech | James Meadway ,,Health datasets play a vital role in medical research. If the US has its way, the UK could lose a valuable public resource

As a society, we are finally acquiring a healthy scepticism about the use and abuse of our personal information. New polling conducted by YouGov for the Institute for Public Policy Research shows that 80% of the public want to see tighter rules applied to how the likes of Facebook and Amazon use their data. Over the weekend, it was revealed that US pharmaceutical companies have already been sold data relating to millions of NHS patients and that Amazon, incredibly, has been given free access to NHS data Hidden away in the secret US-UK trade papers, leaked and revealed by Labour in November, is perhaps the biggest single threat to public data yet seen.

Instead of the encroaching privatisation of publicly held data, we should be looking to create a “digital commons”

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09/12/2019 Border line: a journey through the Irish heart of the Brexit crisis – video  ,,

In the weeks leading up to the general election triggered by the Brexit crisis, Phoebe Greenwood and Ekaterina Ochagavia have driven the length of the border that has proved one of the most contentious issues in the Brexit debate. We hear from the people living along it, and what they think is at stake in the election 

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09/12/2019 Another toxic Tory argument for Brexit ,,

A majority Conservative government will come under huge pressure from its own supporters to diverge from EU rules.

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09/12/2019 John McDonnell: Labour is going to win a majority on Thursday ,,The Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has predicted Labour will win a “surprise” majority when the country goes to the polls on Thursday. www.politicshome.com Visit...
09/12/2019 Labour urged to suspend candidate who shared message questioning Nick Robinson's Jewish heritage ,,A Scottish Labour candidate has come under fire after she shared a message suggesting Nick Robinson was biased due to his Jewish heritage. www.politicshome.com Visit...
09/12/2019 Anti-Brexit campaigners blast Labour and Lib Dems for ‘failing Remainers’ and handing Tories a majority ,,Pro-EU campaign groups have united to condemn Labour and the Liberal Democrats for “failing” Remain voters and handing the Tories a Commons majority. www.politicshome.com Visit...
09/12/2019 ‘Get Brexit done’ is this election’s biggest lie | Simon Jenkins ,,Leaving the EU will be only the start of a long and tortuous process. For Johnson to claim anything else is pure fantasy

Vote Tory to “get Brexit done’’ says an increasingly manic Boris Johnson. Yes, a Tory victory at this week’s election would confirm the UK’s departure from the councils of the EU. But it would not “get Brexit done”. Far from it. It would clarify almost nothing. That is the big lie of this election.

Everyone knows that Britain simply cannot leave the EU without a trade deal with the rest of Europe. It is fantasy. An offshore island cannot be without a trade relationship with its adjacent mainland. But what it should be is wholly opaque. The only remotely plausible deal is that reached for Northern Ireland in October, by Johnson himself. It keeps the province within the EU’s customs union and therefore, of necessity, requires a customs border between Ireland and Britain. Yet this Johnson denies.

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