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Day: December 2, 2019

Trump arrived in London to attend Nato summit
Featured, London

Trump arrived in London to attend Nato summit

    Donald Trump is set to touch down in the UK for a whirlwind three-day visit that will bring protests by NHS workers and disruption for Londoners. As impeachment hearings continue in Washington, Trump is making his third visit to the capital as US president, this time for a Nato security summit that includes a reception hosted by the Queen. His visit comes as he faces a fight for his political life back at home and pressure from Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to meddle in the general election campaign. NHS workers are planning a protest outside Buckingham Palace and Londoners have already complained about the thundering noise of US military helicopters flying over the city. Here is everything you need to know about Trump's visit, which also comes just days after ...
Analysis: Johnson is hurtling towards a humiliating Brexit crisis
Featured, United Kingdom

Analysis: Johnson is hurtling towards a humiliating Brexit crisis

Boris Johnson’s promise to Get Brexit Done has proved a powerful election slogan, but the prime minister’s critics claim it masks the fact that if he wins the election Britain faces a tough and potentially humiliating trade negotiation with the EU. Michael Heseltine, former deputy prime minister, called it the great delusion, while Ivan Rogers, Britain’s former ambassador to the EU, warned last week of the crisis that is likely to confront us at the Christmas yet to come Christmas 2020. Mr Johnson and fellow ministers have so far brushed aside any idea that a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU would be anything other than simple. Most of the work has already been done, chancellor Sajid Javid claimed. But by insisting that a deal must be done by December 2020, Mr Johnson has set a high...