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Coronavirus: UK lockdown solidarity ‘starting to fray’

Image copyright EPA The restrictions of lockdown have fostered a new community spirit in Britain, but there are signs feelings of solidarity and togetherness are already beginning to fragment and fray.That is the warning from a campaign called Together, which includes the NHS, charities, media groups and employers among its founders. The organisation helped organise…

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EU’s Hogan: UK only started engaging on Brexit issues in ‘last week or two’

European Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan | Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images EU’s Hogan: UK only started engaging on Brexit issues in ‘last week or two’ Trade commissioner says he welcomes a change of ‘attitude’ on the British side. By Andrew McDonald 7/29/20, 9:31 PM CET Updated 7/29/20, 9:32 PM CET A senior member of the…

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Terrorists and organized crime will be the winners of a no-deal Brexit

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by Amazon Polly Paul Taylor, a contributing editor at POLITICO, writes the “Europe At Large” column. PARIS — Terrorists, gangsters and people-smugglers will be among the big winners if negotiations on the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the EU end without an agreement later this year. At…

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Top civil servant criticises ‘sniping’ at officials

Image copyright Reuters Anonymous briefings against civil servants have had a “demoralising” effect on the service, the UK’s top civil servant has said. Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill, who is standing down in September, said “sniping” against officials had risen in recent years. Sir Mark also said a “decade of pay restraint” had made it…

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Coronavirus will dominate British politics for a decade, says senior official

The arrivals terminal at Birmingham airport | Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Coronavirus will dominate British politics for a decade, says senior official Mark Sedwill backs calls for government ministers to be based in the north of England. By Charlie Cooper 7/27/20, 8:59 PM CET Updated 7/27/20, 9:00 PM CET LONDON — British politics and society will…