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‘Boris Johnson’s natural liberalism doesn’t extend to drugs’
Boris Johnson in Cornwall
Instant Opinion

‘Boris Johnson’s natural liberalism doesn’t extend to drugs’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
9 Apr 2021
‘The SNP’s plans promise speculative benefits while ignoring real trade-offs’
Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond present the White Paper for Scottish independence in 2013
Instant Opinion

‘The SNP’s plans promise speculative benefits while ignoring real trade-offs’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
31 Mar 2021
Quiz of The Week
Boris Johnson on a visit to Monkey Puzzle Nursery, London
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Quiz of The Week

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
26 Mar 2021
EU vaccine export talks: is the UK being targeted?
Ursula von der Leyen
Between the lines

EU vaccine export talks: is the UK being targeted?

The EU’s proposed new export rules could affect vaccine supply to the UK
25 Mar 2021
‘The EU vaccine rollout has been so bad that lives have been lost’
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen
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‘The EU vaccine rollout has been so bad that lives have been lost’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
25 Mar 2021
The threat posed by spread of new coronavirus variants in Europe
Medical staff treat a Covid patient in Rome, Italy
Getting to grips with . . .

The threat posed by spread of new coronavirus variants in Europe

Fresh lockdown measures imposed across continent as mutant Covid strains cause spike in infections
24 Mar 2021
Will a vaccine war delay lockdown lifting?
Ursula von der Leyen
Today’s big question

Will a vaccine war delay lockdown lifting?

Ban on export of Covid jabs to Britain threatens to slow campaign to inoculate population
22 Mar 2021

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‘EU should crawl away in shame over its vaccination rollout’
Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen
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‘EU should crawl away in shame over its vaccination rollout’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
22 Mar 2021
Quiz of The Week: 13 - 19 March
A pharmacist prepares to administer the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at Kingston University
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Quiz of The Week: 13 - 19 March

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
19 Mar 2021
Will vaccine ‘jingoism’ damage the EU?
Ursula von der Leyen
Today’s big question

Will vaccine ‘jingoism’ damage the EU?

Tensions over Covid vaccine supplies have escalated into a battle of words between Brussels and London after Ursula von der Leyen threatened to use emergency powers to ban exports of the jabs to the UK
18 Mar 2021
Why has Australia’s shipment of vaccines been blocked by the EU?
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison visits a facility producing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
In Depth

Why has Australia’s shipment of vaccines been blocked by the EU?

A quarter of a million doses will not be delivered after continental export blockade
5 Mar 2021
‘Never before have all the main engines of European integration caught fire simultaneously’
Angela Merkel and Ursula von der Leyen in the European Parliament
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‘Never before have all the main engines of European integration caught fire simultaneously’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
3 Mar 2021
EU vaccine solidarity splinters as nations break from joint scheme
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz
The latest on . . .

EU vaccine solidarity splinters as nations break from joint scheme

Austria and Denmark among member states negotiating separate deals to accelerate Covid jab rollouts
2 Mar 2021
EU facing pressure to follow UK lead on delaying second vaccine
Ursula Von Der Leyen gives a speech about the European Union's vaccine strategy
Behind the scenes

EU facing pressure to follow UK lead on delaying second vaccine

World Health Organization backs decision to leave eight to 12 weeks between doses
11 Feb 2021
Have the UK and EU avoided a vaccine war?
European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen wearing a face mask.
Today’s big question

Have the UK and EU avoided a vaccine war?

European Commission reverses threat to impose border checks in Ireland - but is still short of doses
1 Feb 2021
Quiz of The Week: 23 - 29 January
Boris Johnson at a Covid testing laboratory during visit to Glasgow
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Quiz of The Week: 23 - 29 January

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29 Jan 2021
Was EU solidarity to blame for bloc’s poor vaccination campaign?
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel address reporters in Brussels
Today’s big question

Was EU solidarity to blame for bloc’s poor vaccination campaign?

European leaders signed a series of vaccine deals but are lagging behind with rollouts
28 Jan 2021
UK restricted Covid medicine exports to EU
Boris Johnson speaks during a press conference at Downing Street
Behind the scenes

UK restricted Covid medicine exports to EU

Around 100 medications banned from export amid criticism of EU vaccine threats
28 Jan 2021
Will the EU’s vaccine shortage threaten the UK supply?
Boris Johnson with a vial of the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine
Today’s big question

Will the EU’s vaccine shortage threaten the UK supply?

Bloc to tighten exports of Pfizer jab following AstraZeneca deliveries warning
26 Jan 2021
AstraZeneca delivery delays threatens EU’s Covid vaccination target
European Council President Charles Michel addresses the European parliament
In Brief

AstraZeneca delivery delays threatens EU’s Covid vaccination target

Fresh setback to bloc’s bid to inoculate 70% of adults by summer
25 Jan 2021
EU says it is safe to eat worms
Salted mealworms served on toast
Tall Tales

EU says it is safe to eat worms

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Jan 2021
Who will succeed Angela Merkel?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel  arrives for the beginning of the weekly meeting of the German Federal cabinet.
In Focus

Who will succeed Angela Merkel?

German chancellor’s CDU party will elect a new leader this week
12 Jan 2021
Brexit deal done: key dates in the UK exit from the EU
Big Ben
In Depth

Brexit deal done: key dates in the UK exit from the EU

Long-awaited trade deal struck days before deadline
24 Dec 2020
Is there a Brexit fishing deal on the hook?
Boris Johnson looks to the water from a fishing trawler during a visit to Peterhead.
Today’s big question

Is there a Brexit fishing deal on the hook?

EU sets deadline of Christmas Eve as UK negotiators hint an agreement is close
23 Dec 2020
Fishing row rages on as Johnson appeals to EU
A prawn trawler lands a catch on Loch Long.
In Brief

Fishing row rages on as Johnson appeals to EU

MEPs set new deadline of this Sunday for agreeing future trade treaty
18 Dec 2020
EU leaders argue about vaccine approval delays
A scientist working on Pfizer vaccine development.
In Brief

EU leaders argue about vaccine approval delays

Angry bloc members demand to know why regulators are taking longer to approve jab than their UK peers
17 Dec 2020
Why Downing Street and the EU are out of sync
Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to Downing Street following a Cabinet Meeting at the FCO
In Brief

Why Downing Street and the EU are out of sync

Michel Barnier suggests agreement in sight as No. 10 warns of no-deal
15 Dec 2020
What do the extended Brexit talks mean?
Boris Johnson give a thumbs-up gestures as he greets Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan.
In Brief

What do the extended Brexit talks mean?

Continuation of talks announced after half-hour call between Johnson and von der Leyen
14 Dec 2020
Why everyone’s talking about the EU’s no-deal Brexit plans
EU leaders meet for the final European Summit of the year in Brussels.
In Depth

Why everyone’s talking about the EU’s no-deal Brexit plans

Bloc publishes proposals as negotiations remain deadlocked ahead of Sunday deadline
11 Dec 2020
What a no-deal Brexit could look like for the UK
UK and EU flags
In Depth

What a no-deal Brexit could look like for the UK

Talks back in the hands of negotiators after political intervention cannot break deadlock
10 Dec 2020
What’s mood in Westminster ahead of PM’s Brussels showdown?
Boris Johnson is meeting with European Commission chief Ursula Von Der Leyen
In Depth

What’s mood in Westminster ahead of PM’s Brussels showdown?

Prime minister is meeting with European Commission chief Ursula Von Der Leyen
9 Dec 2020
What does Boris Johnson’s trip to Brussels mean for the Brexit negotiations?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

What does Boris Johnson’s trip to Brussels mean for the Brexit negotiations?

PM takes matters into his own hands after Michel Barnier sets Wednesday deadline for deal
8 Dec 2020
France vs. Germany negotiating rift revealed
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier (centre)
In Brief

France vs. Germany negotiating rift revealed

Conflict between EU power brokers triggered during Michel Barnier’s Covid isolation
8 Dec 2020
What are the odds of getting a Brexit deal?
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier returns to Brussels after the last round of negotiations in London
In Depth

What are the odds of getting a Brexit deal?

Talks enter 11th-hour phase with likelihood of an agreement hanging in the balance
7 Dec 2020