European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demands to drop the Brexit backstop came with no "realistic alternatives" and amounted to seeking a return to controls along the sensitive Irish border.
The British consumer is holding up the country’s economic performance but key sectors are showing signs of strain as Boris Johnson threatens to take the UK out of the EU without a deal, according to a Guardian analysis.
The Supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran condemned British “piracy” in the wake of Britain’s seizure of a Russian super-tanker, carrying Iranian crude oil, off the Spanish coast of Gibraltar. He asserted that “Evil Britain commits piracy and steals our ship ... and gives it a legal appearance. Iran, and those who believe in our system, will not leave such evil deeds unanswered”.
As the UK tries hard to justify its seizure of an Iranian super-tanker off the Spanish coast, international attention is focusing on the political, diplomatic and humanitarian cost of similar British actions in the past.
British piracy in ‘Spanish waters’ provokes international condemnation
Iran has reacted strongly to the British seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Gibraltar, an undisputed part of Spain, which the British claim sovereignty over.
A frontrunner to buy British Steel has been deterred by the government’s refusal to provide backing for investment in the Scunthorpe steelworks, amid concern there is just a week left to save the company.
A growing number of UK teachers want their pupils to learn more about the climate crisis and are calling for environmental training so they can prepare children for a rapidly changing world, according to a poll.