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Brexit: Sandell denounces the “shameful” absence of an agreement with Norway
The former chief assistant to the PM took to Twitter to respond to claims from the rest of Lord Adonis that Mr Barnier was ‘better than all the British negotiators put together and circled Lord Frost’.
Mr Adonis added: “Brexit was a disaster for Britain. “
But Mr Cummings fought back and referred to Steph Riso, who was a key member of Mr Barnier’s negotiating team during the time Prime Minister Boris Johnson was defending the UK’s rights to post-Brexit fishing rights, but proposed making small concessions on quotas.
He added: “Our real opponent, smart, subtle, tough, insightful regarding the PM’s idiocy was Steph Riso.”
“Fortunately for us (especially at the end when PM was falling apart on many fronts), Barnier often sidelined her.”
Meanwhile, today the EU received a warning from Norway as a tense “cod war” spills over into the Arctic.
The row centers on Svalbard in the Arctic Circle, a territory created in 1920 and ruled by Norway.
The country also claims sovereignty over the archipelago’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) for fishing within a 200-mile radius and stresses that it is responsible for setting quotas for all fish stocks in the region.
Oslo allocated 18,000 tonnes of cod to EU vessels for 2021 due to the UK’s departure from the EU, reducing the bloc’s share.
However, Eurocrats are not happy that Oslo has set the quotas and allocated EU member states a cod quota of 29,000 tonnes for fishing off Svalbard.
An argument broke out between Dominic Cummings and Lord Adonis today
This is contrary to Norway’s sovereign rights under the law of the sea, the Oslo clams, which take the EU’s unilateral quota setting very seriously.
As Norway prepares for a new prime minister in the coming weeks, the outgoing government led by Erna Solberg and a future left-wing Labor government have made their message clear to the EU to deal with the issue.
Audun Halvorsen, State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stressed that there was “no basis in international law for the European Union to set quotas in Norwegian waters”.
The Norwegian government says it has “noted the growing interest of the EU in the Arctic”.
But he warns that the EU’s action could have “implications for foreign and security policy”.
The Labor Party, led by Jonas Gahr StÃ¸re, which is expected to form a government in a few weeks, has also said it will keep pressure on the statute to respect Norway’s sovereignty.
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Fishing vessels were unable to fish near Svalbard due to lack of licenses
1:30 p.m. update: Angus Robertson expresses concern over UK government’s ‘hard’ Brexit deal
The “dislocations, damage and delays” caused by Brexit should be “immediately addressed” by the British government, Scottish Secretary of State for the Constitution and External Affairs Angus Robertson told the Secretary of State for Scotland.
Mr Robertson spoke about labor and skill shortages in various industries including caregivers, truck drivers and the food and beverage industry in a meeting with Alister Jack.
Norwegian Fisheries Minister Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen
12pm update: Food chefs warn of CO2 shortages due to Brexit in days
Buyers will start to notice shortages within days due to the carbon dioxide (CO2) supply crisis, a food industry chief has warned.
The gas is used in food packaging and as a method of stunning animals before slaughter, but stocks are running out.
Soaring energy costs have led to the suspension of operations of fertilizer factories – which produce CO2 as a by-product – having a ripple effect on the food industry.
Ian Wright, chief executive of the Food and Drink Federation, said consumers could start to notice shortages of poultry, pork and baked goods within days.
He told BBC Radio 4’s Today program that the government needs to support fertilizer producers, help food producers research alternatives to CO2 and address labor shortages in the industry.
The CO2 problems are on top of the Brexit problems and the shortage of truck drivers.
10:30 a.m. update: Boris Johnson’s brutal blow to Tony Blair as he mocks US President’s remarks
Boris Johnson brutally mocked Tony Blair’s close friendship with George Bush as he spoke about his own relationship with US President Joe Biden.
Ahead of a meeting of the two world leaders at the White House today, the Prime Minister was eager to talk about the special relationship.
Dismissing claims of a split between Washington and London, he said the two countries had never been closer.
The most frequently landed fish species in the UK
Update at 9 a.m.: âWe want to make a deal! Joe Biden explains red lines in US-UK trade deal
Joe Biden’s US administration has described the president’s red lines in securing a US-UK trade deal as negotiators “step down” to “close a deal.”
New International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan spoke yesterday with US Trade Representative Katharine Tai.
A free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States is seen as a major price for leaving the European Union for the British government, but is the first major challenge for the new Secretary of International Trade, who has replaced Liz Truss last week.
7:30 am update: SNP press ministers on Brexit gas bill prices
SNP spokesman Stephen Flynn pressed the government on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s claims ahead of the 2016 European referendum that gas bills would be reduced if the UK voted to leave the EU.
He told MPs: ‘Decades of underinvestment in renewable technologies, the barriers put in place by Brexit, 11 years of Tory austerity, increased national insurance taxes, plans to steal Â£ 20 per week to those clamoring for universal credit, rising food prices, empty shelves and now this: energy consumers facing sky-high and sky-high bills.
“Let’s call it what it is: this is a cost of living crisis. And this is a crisis created under the watchful eye of this British government.”
He added: “What message would he have for figures like the Prime Minister who, of course, told us in 2016 that if we voted to leave the European Union, energy bills would be reduced?
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng replied: “I find it extraordinary that he always questions the so-called Brexit wars. Absolutely extraordinary. This is a serious problem and now is not the time to take it up again. battles of five years ago. “
8am update: Welsh lamb from the Cambrian mountains has been granted special Brexit status in the UK
The Welsh Lamb from the Cambrian Mountains has become the latest food to be granted protected status in the UK after Brexit.
The meat, from lambs born and raised in the Cambrian Mountains region of central Wales, has been registered under the geographical indication scheme.
It aims to ensure that popular and traditional products from all over the country are recognized for their authenticity and origin, and therefore cannot be imitated.