Number 10 refuses to criticise Joe Biden for removing Churchill bust – despite PM’s disapproval of same move by Obama

Downing Street has declined to criticise US President Joe Biden for removing a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office – despite Boris Johnson having previously criticised “part-Kenyan” Barack Obama for not displaying it. As is customary for new presidents, Mr Biden has put his own stamp on the presidential office in the White House. He has included a […]

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‘Keep it up!’ Britons mock Brussels as EU already prepares to rip up own Brexit rules

Brexit: Drivers have sandwiches confiscated at Dutch border Dutch customs officers have been filmed laughing at British drivers as they confiscated ham sandwiches at the border. One member of staff at the Hook of Holland seaport mocked the trucker, saying: “Welcome to Brexit, sir.” Dutch TV also broadcast footage of the officials wearing hi-vis jackets taking tin foil-wrapped food away […]

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Spain angrily accuses Boris Johnson of ‘pettiness’ over decision to quit EU scheme

Brexit has ‘exposed consequences’ of leaving EU says Barnier Spanish foreign minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said the move to not participate in the bloc’s Erasmus programme was to the detriment of British and European students. Boris Johnson refused to sign up to the scheme despite holding intensive talks about joining it during the wrangling over the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation […]

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We’re in charge! Spain boasts of new control over Gibraltar and warns of ‘plan for future’

Picardo: Nothing will cleave Gibraltar from the UK Foreign minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya boasted the Rock’s post-Brexit deal hands Madrid significant influence over the territory. She told the Spanish parliament the government would be able to prevent the “uncontrolled” development of international relationships between Gibraltar and its foreign partners. The UK has recently reached a deal with Madrid to secure […]

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Boris Johnson blasts Trump’s presidency as ‘bumpy period’ after Joe Biden’s inauguration

Joe Biden inauguration: Boris Johnson congratulates President The Prime Minister congratulated President Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris on Wednesday. He said the inauguration was a “big moment” for the UK and America and their “joint common agenda”. Mr Johnson added that he looked forward to working with the US on tackling climate change and the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to reporters, Mr […]

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Immigrants cheered by possible citizenship path under Biden

By GISELA SALOMON, CLAUDIA TORRENS and ANITA SNOW HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Immigrants cheered President Joe Biden’s plan to provide a path to U.S. citizenship for about 11 million people without legal status, mixing hope with guarded optimism Wednesday amid a seismic shift in how the American government views and treats them. The newly inaugurated president moved to reverse four years […]

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Former Presidents Accompany Biden to Arlington National Cemetery

WASHINGTON — In one of his first acts as president, buttressed by several of his predecessors, President Biden on Wednesday moved a ceremonial segment of his inauguration to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, paying his respects at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Reflecting upon the memorial on the first sunny Inauguration Day in 28 years, former Presidents Barack Obama, George […]

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Simon Coveney erupts at ‘Brexit reality’ as he warns of MORE trade disruption for UK

Brexit: Expert says Europe is ‘nervous’ about UK’s direction Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney hit out at Boris Johnson’s Brexit as he outlined the “consequences” of the trade deal with the EU. Brandon Lewis has said it is important not to “overstate” issues at the Northern Ireland border which have led to a shortage of supermarket supplies, Brandon Lewis […]

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