UK prime minister Boris Johnson has duly announced a strategic review — the third in five years — and promised it will be “radical”, covering all aspects of international policy ranging from defence and diplomacy to development.
However, in setting out the parameters, Downing Street has also fired a warning shot: the new strategy will seek to modernise defence capabilities, while reducing costs in the long term.
The European commission has been accused of seeking to cut EU funding for the continent’s poorest people by 50% to secure post-Brexit cost savings and extra funds for defence projects.
Jacques Vandenschrik, the president of the European Food Banks Federation, said the EU executive’s proposed spending plans for the next seven years posed a risk not only to the most vulnerable but to the stability of wider society.
In these circumstances, Remainers should have the humility and foresight to learn from the big winner: not Johnson, but Nigel Farage, who has finally – through this election – achieved a lifetime’s work. Without being a candidate, and after serial defeats in Westminster parliamentary elections, he is the most successful political failure in my lifetime.
He said: “I'm very optimistic. I'm an American but, even by my standards, this is really an amazing opportunity for this country.
“You have a clear direction, you have really good leadership fired up to get something done.
“So yes, a Roaring Twenties, absolutely.”
The US President has constantly championed the prospect of a “very substantial” trade deal between the UK and US.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, Ms Hoey said: ‘We’re not the ones who are going to be putting up the physical border.
‘If it ends up with a no deal we won’t be putting up the border – they’ll have to pay for it, because it doesn’t need to happen.’
BRITAIN CAN LOOK forward to a decade of “prosperity and opportunity” ahead as it finally ends the “rancour and uncertainty” of Brexit, Boris Johnson has said.
In his New Year message, the Prime Minister said that with the UK set to leave the EU on 31 January, the government could look to address other priorities.
“As we say goodbye to 2019 we can also turn the page on the division, rancour and uncertainty which has dominated public life and held us back for far too long,” he said.
She's not an MP.British Brexit MP makes Trump style remarks about Irish border
A British MP insisted that Ireland should bare the burden of paying for a border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. Labour MP Kate Hoey said that there is no need for any border restrictions post Brexit so the Republic would be burdened with the cost of enforcement. She said that this...extra.ie