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Boris Johnson still considering trying to bring down Rishi Sunak’s Brexit deal as Tory MPs look for loopholes 01/03/2023
The former prime minister is expected to break cover only when it becomes clear whether or not he would be backed by a critical mass of allies.
Dorries et al are not wrong on the value of data to the economy, the trouble it’s less clear what they think exactly is so broken with GDPR, and just seem to think it’s a given that removing some of its processes will automatically result in billions of pounds of growth for businesses and the country.
Not evident in the statement is the inconvenient fact that diverging too far from the EU’s data protection regime — the General Data Protection Directive — could have consequences for UK businesses which regularly share data with units based in the EU or its economic area.
Two Years Post-Brexit: UK bands touring the EU continue to suffer through government inertia 11/08/2022
Optimism and opportunity for UK bands in Europe post-Covid continues to be thwarted by the on-going shadow of Brexit touring restrictions. Two years on, and the UK government continues to do nothing. / "Most of the progress has been made by the industry itself, rather than the government, while the government tries to steal the credit for it."
The post-Johnson era is already a nightmare 19/07/2022
Boris Johnson’s Trumpian remarks on the “deep state” will almost certainly have a destructive effect on British democracy.
The technology field will be hurt by the Data Bill and the breakdown of Horizon.
Boris Johnson victory at next election would be ‘disaster’ for Tories and Britain, says former party chair 21/06/2022
Under current PM, government is not Conservative but English Nationalist, says Chris Patten.
It will spark outrage - but picking a fight over Brexit moves an embattled PM onto safer territory 12/06/2022
One senior Tory has told Sky News that planned legislation on the Northern Ireland Protocol is "clearly not in the national interest but is about appeasing the ERG".
Misleading the country: Boris Johnson and ministers have made dozens of false statements to parliament, investigation reveals 07/04/2022
Labour accuses government of ‘litany of lies and falsehoods’ as calls for corrections are ignored.
Channel 4 is currently owned by the Government and receives its funding from advertising.
THE government’s sale of Channel 4 could be “revenge” for the station’s “biased coverage of Brexit” and “personal attacks on the PM,” a senior Conservative MP has claimed.
A senior Conservative MP has suggested the government is privatising Channel 4 as “revenge” for its coverage of Brexit.
“Let's celebrate having something we already had!," one actor exclaimed after Boris Johnson and Nadine Dorries boasted about free roaming.
Brexit is undermining the arts – and those in the creative industries are not being listened to 02/01/2022
Many in the arts will look at 2022 with trepidation. There are still many issues with the Brexit deal from 12 months ago.
Just one EU country signs deal to rescue post-Brexit music tours, despite Boris Johnson’s vow to ‘fix’ crisis 01/01/2022
Only Spain has signed agreement, leaving artists mired in ‘mountains of red tape’ – with pressure on new Brexit minister Liz Truss to change course.
The government has dumped Brexit from its ‘Festival of Brexit’.
As part of our special edition looking at five years since the EU referendum, Alastair Campbell looks at the silence of the Leavers.
Steve and Chris record a pilot of their new podcast, CakeWatch. Issues covered: Nadine Dorries and misogyny; a weaponised civil service; Customs Union cakeism; the BBC; and #lieoftheweek coffee protectionism.