SNP’s Westminster leader has not minced his words over Boris Johnson’s comments on a possible no-deal Brexit yesterday.
Following disagreement with the EU in negotiations, the UK PM said: “We should get ready for 1 Janurary with arrangements that are more like Australia’s, based on simple principles of global free trade.”
This is what Ian Blackford had to say:
Mr Johnson said on Friday it was clear from the EU summit that Brussels was not prepared to offer Britain the kind of Canada-style free trade agreement it was seeking, and warned the UK to prepare for a final no-deal break.
Following rife speculation, Jennifer Arcuri has reportedly admitted having an affair with Boris Johnson months after he faced allegations of using his position as mayor of London to get the US businesswoman favourable treatment.
Our political correspondent Ashley Cowburn has the full story:
Here is the full statement on the Brexit talks breakdown from a No10 spokesperson on Friday:
“Lord Frost has spoken to Michel Barnier to update the EU on the Prime Minister’s statement.
“Lord Frost said that, as the PM had made clear, the European Council’s conclusions yesterday had left us without a basis to continue the trade talks without a fundamental change in the EU’s approach to these negotiations.
“There was accordingly no basis for negotiations in London as of Monday.
“He and Michel Barnier agreed to talk again early next week.”
Away from Brussels, the UK government is facing criticm on its home turf over its treatment of northern areas.
Andy Burnham, the Greater Manchester mayor who is resisting pressure for Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions, tweeted about Londoners calling for more support as they move into Tier 2:
Boris Johnson has urged to mayor to agree to stricter rules, while Mr Burnham and Greater Manchester council leaders have said people and firms need greater financial support before accepting the toughest lockdown measures.
Around one year after the scandal into their relationship broke, Jennifer Arcuri has admitted to having an affair with Boris Johnson in an interview.
“I think that goes without saying,” she told TheDaily Mail when asked if they had an affair. “It’s pretty much out there… But I’m not going to talk about it.”
Mr Johnson has faced allegations he used his position as London mayor to get the American businesswoman favourable treatment.
The UK prime minister avoided a criminal investigation after the police watchdog found no evidence he influenced the payment of thousands of pounds of public money to her, or secured her participation in foreign trade trips he led.