France blocks post-Brexit EU financial deal with UK until fishermen given ‘fair access’ to waters

France blocks post-Brexit EU financial services deal with UK until Boris Johnson allows French fishermen greater access to British waters ‘We’ve made a link between the two,’ the source familiar with the talks said today Another source – EU diplomat – said Britain was failing to adhere to terms of deal The post-Brexit fight last … Read more

Michel Barnier says France should halt non-EU migration for up to five years to foil terrorism

Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has called on France to halt migration from outside the EU for up to five years, saying terrorists have infiltrated migration routes. The 70-year-old, who is being tipped to run against President Macron in next year’s election, said the pause is necessary so France can ‘verify, evaluate and if necessary change’ … Read more

David Cameron’s 62 messages to former colleagues pleading for help for Lex Greensill

David Cameron texted ministers and officials 62 times as he desperately lobbied for Greensill Capital, it was revealed yesterday. The former prime minister also made 11 phone calls and sent 12 emails to some of the most senior figures in the Government and the Bank of England during the four-month bombardment. He even turned to … Read more

Michel Barnier says France should halt non-EU migration for up to five years

Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has called on France to halt migration from outside the EU for up to five years, saying terrorists have infiltrated migration routes. The 70-year-old, who is being tipped to run against President Macron in next year’s election, said the pause is necessary so France can ‘verify, evaluate and if necessary change’ … Read more

Boris Johnson wrote out pros and cons of Brexit on restaurant tablecloth, ITN’s Tom Bradby says

Boris Johnson wrote out the pros and cons of Brexit on a restaurant tablecloth before admitting the decision was ‘difficult’, ITN’s Tom Bradby revealed. Journalist Bradby recalled a lunch with the now-Prime Minister and his press secretary at an Italian restaurant near London‘s City Hall. The meeting happened shortly before Mr Johnson revealed he would back the Leave … Read more

Lib Dems and Greens enjoy resurgence after picking up string of Labour and Tory council seats 

Lib Dems and Greens enjoy resurgence after picking up string of Labour and Tory council seats The Lib Dems made gains across the country, including one Brexit stronghold Welcome news to leader Sir Ed Davey after party’s previous poor performance  Lib Dems deprived Tories of overall control of Cambridgeshire County Council  By Claire Ellicott Political … Read more

Victoire! Two Royal Navy ships send French fishing flotilla scurrying back home

Why are Jersey and France warring over fishing rights? What were the pre-Brexit arrangements for fishing waters?   Until January 1 this year, the UK was subject to the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). That meant that fleets from EU states had equal access to the the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of other countries.   EEZ areas stretch … Read more

Voters across UK turn up to vote with dogs as owners share pictures of their beloved pets at polls

Have YOU taken your pooch to the polling station today? Email [email protected] or [email protected] Britain’s dogs were out in force today as owners shared pictures of their beloved pets on social media while arriving to cast their vote at the polls. Dozens of faithful pets were seen tethered outside polling stations, which opened today in the … Read more

How fisherman’s daughter dubbed the ‘pirate of hope’ sparked Jersey fishing war

Leading the sabre-rattling that added fire to today’s ‘fishing war’ in Jersey is Emmanuel Macron‘s hard-left maritime minister, a fisherman’s daughter and Brexit hater who has made inflammatory threats to ‘cut off’ the island’s electricity.  Maritime minister Annick Girardin, a member of the Radical Party of the Left, is a straight-talking political street fighter who in a … Read more