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UK to issue thousands of temporary truck driver visas to ease supply-chain problems

UK on Saturday said it would issue thousands of emergency visas to foreign truck drivers to help fix supply-chain problems that have caused empty supermarket shelves, long lines at gas stations and shuttered pumps. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government had resisted easing immigration rules, despite warnings from businesses that the driver shortage could […]

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1,300 McDonald’s restaurants in the United Kingdom run out of milkshakes and bottled drinks

McDonald’s has stopped selling milkshakes and bottled drinks at nearly 1,300 restaurants in the United Kingdom as Brexit-related staff shortages and supply chain delays caused by the pandemic continue to slam companies. “Like most retailers, we are currently experiencing some supply chain issues, impacting the availability of a small number of products. Bottled drinks and […]

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UK, France patrol come face-to-face over post-Brexit fishing permit in Jersey waters

The United Kingdom and France have dispatched patrol boats to the British Channel island of Jersey amid an escalating row over post-Brexit fishing rights. French trawler crews angry at restrictions placed on their access to UK fishing grounds after the latter’s departure from the European Union sailed to Jersey in a flotilla in the early […]

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‘Deeply concerning scenes’: Violence in Northern Ireland enters sixth consecutive night

Northern Ireland witnessed violence for the sixth consecutive night as unionists and nationalists clashed with police and each other. Unrest first broke out last week amid rising tensions relating to Brexit and unionist anger over a decision by police not to prosecute leaders of the Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein for allegedly breaking coronavirus restrictions […]

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Violent clashes erupt in Northern Ireland for third straight night

Violent clashes in Northern Ireland erupted over the weekend amid increasing tensions in a region historically plagued with sectarian violence. Sunday marked a third night of disorder in the cities of Belfast and Derry/Londonderry, where police were targeted with petrol bombs and cars hijacked and set alight. The clashes involved children as young as 12, […]

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United Kingdom lawmakers approve EU trade deal for orderly Brexit

The post Brexit deal between UK and European Union would take effect at 11pm on Thursday night after it was signed into law. The British parliament overwhelmingly backed the agreement in a high-speed process on Wednesday, following the two sides reaching agreement on Christmas Eve. The UK leaves the EU’s single market and customs union, […]

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UK pets will require certificate to enter Europe Union after BREXIT

Pet owners in Britain will need new documents to enter the European Union with their animals after the Brexit transition period ends on January 1 next year, the government said. Owners will have to get an animal health certificate from a vet no earlier than 10 days before travel, the government said on its Brexit […]

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European Union Covid-19 travel restrictions may BAN entry of UK travellers from January 1, 2021

British travellers could be banned from entering the European Union from January 1 under current coronavirus restrictions. Travellers from the United Kingdom would be subject to same travel restrictions as all other non-EU countries which bars all but essential travel to Europe due to the coronavirus pandemic. The current Brexit transition period ends on December […]

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UK economy is heading for its worst crash in 300 years

With each passing day, the UK’s misery is only increasing and the coronavirus is behind the economic seizure. It is the second most-affected country in the world due to the pandemic. The country is now facing the risk of an economic collapse not seen in 300 years. The Bank of England says the economy will […]

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Europe extends Brexit deadline to 31 January 2020

European Union agreed to extend Brexit until 31 January 2020, which means that UK will not leave as planned on Thursday. EU Council President Donald Tusk said it was a “flextension” – meaning the UK could leave before the deadline if a deal was approved by Parliament. It comes as MPs prepare to vote on […]

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Boris Johnson wants general election on December 12

The Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Boris Johnson has said he will give MPs more time to debate his Brexit deal, but only if they agree to a 12 December general election. The PM expects the European Union to grant an extension to his 31 October deadline, even though he “really” did not want one. […]

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Supreme Court rules suspension of UK Parliament unlawful, MPs demand Boris Johnson’s resignation

The United Kingdom Prime Minister’s decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, the Supreme Court has ruled. Boris Johnson suspended – or prorogued – Parliament for five weeks earlier this month, but judges said it was wrong to stop MPs carrying out duties in the run-up to Brexit on 31st October. “The decision to advise Her […]