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MP backlash over EU ventilator scheme

Image copyright Getty Images The government is facing a backlash from MPs for not joining an EU scheme to get extra ventilators during the coronavirus outbreak. The bloc has said the UK can take part in the project, which will use the EU’s buying power to purchase more stock. But a No 10 spokesman said…

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UK chief Brexit negotiator self-isolates after showing COVID-19 symptoms

U.K.'s chief Brexit negotiator David Frost is self-isolating | Leon Neal/Getty Images UK chief Brexit negotiator self-isolates after showing COVID-19 symptoms Frost is self-isolating after showing ‘mild symptoms’ of COVID-19. By Charlie Cooper 3/20/20, 11:00 AM CET Updated 3/20/20, 11:05 AM CET LONDON — The U.K.’s chief Brexit negotiator David Frost is self-isolating after showing…

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Boris Johnson faces up to his history moment

LONDON — Boris Johnson has got his “Churchill moment” — but it’s not the one he meant it to be. Saturday marks 100 days since an election victory that should have seen Johnson remembered — first and foremost — as the man who “got Brexit done.” But the British prime minister now finds himself facing…

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Brexit Britain is running out of time

LONDON — Even as a global pandemic sweeps the planet, Britain remains stubborn. Despite no indication trade negotiations with the EU will begin again soon, Boris Johnson insists the transition period designed to smooth the U.K.’s exit from the bloc will end as planned in December this year. He told MPs in the House of Commons…

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Brexit talks suffer complications from coronavirus

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – It was always going to be a challenge for Britain and the European Union to meet an end-of-year deadline to agree on their post-Brexit relationship. But the coronavirus has just made it even harder, and calls for an extension to the deadline are gaining traction in mainland Europe as parts of the…