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Day: January 27, 2020

Britain under pressure to evacuate UK nationals
Asia, Featured

Britain under pressure to evacuate UK nationals

    Britain’s embassy in Beijing has said it is working to make available an option for British nationals to leave the Chinese province at the centre of the coronavirus as the UK’s response was contrasted with that of other countries with active evacuation plans. The announcement on Monday came as the former foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, backed the idea of airlifts for British citizens in China and Public Health England said the first case of the virus was likely to come from somebody already in the UK. Our view is that, although airports are important, the most likely place that we might find a case is somebody in the country already, and it’s absolutely critical that the public health service and the NHS are ready to diagnose that and are able to designate the perso...
Trade deal will require trade-offs
Featured, United Kingdom

Trade deal will require trade-offs

    Britain may have to accept a fish for finance compromise in EU trade talks which would see foreign boats in UK waters in return for few restrictions on the City, Irish premier Leo Varadkar warned today. He stressed there would have to be trade offs if the UK and Brussels are to strike a new trade deal which Boris Johnson has vowed to do by the end of the year. The UK has a very strong position on fisheries, he added, given the size of British waters, with a lot of fish taken out of your waters by boats from other countries, and the bulk sold to mainland Europe. However, he added: An area where you’re in a very weak position is one of the most valuable parts of the British economy which is financial services. And if financial services and entertainment, audio visua...