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A warning from the Biden administration to Boris Johnson not to jeopardize the peace in Northern Ireland amid tense Brexit negotiations constitutes an “unprecedented rebuke” to a British prime minister, Sir Keir Starmer said ahead of the G7 summit.
The Labor leader said the government’s handling of the case not only “undermined the peace process” but “also undermined our relations with America”.
Assistants to the US president have said Joe Biden will insist on the need to “stand behind” the Northern Ireland Protocol, the element of the Brexit deal that sparked a dispute between the UK and the United Kingdom. ‘EU.
On his first overseas trip since taking office in January, Mr Biden will meet Mr Johnson at Carbis Bay – but a planned trip to Saint Michael’s Mount, a castle on a tidal island off the coast of Cornwall , was canceled due to weather.
The Brexit issue has threatened to overshadow their meeting and the UK’s hosting of the summit, which begins on Friday.
Biden will have tea with Queen on Sunday
US President Joe Biden will be greeted in Windsor by the Queen with a guard of honor, followed by tea with the monarch at the castle, the PA news agency reports.
The Queen will welcome American leader and First Lady Jill Biden to her royal residence in Berkshire on Sunday.
Buckingham Palace released more details of the visit on Thursday.
The Queen will welcome Mr. and Dr. Biden to the dais – a low platform for a throne – in the castle quadrangle.
A guard of honor made up of the Grenadier Guards of the Queen’s Company 1st Battalion will deliver a royal salute and the US national anthem will be played.
Mr Biden will then accompany the Officer Commanding the Honor Guard, Major James Taylor, and Major General Christopher Ghika to inspect the Honor Guard, before returning to the podium to watch the military parade with the Queen and the first lady.
Tom BatchelorJune 10, 2021 12:42
What is the Transatlantic Travel Task Force and what could it accomplish?
“We are pleased to announce a joint UK / US task force to help facilitate the reopening of transatlantic travel,” Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tweeted a week after tightening restrictions on transatlantic travel. British travelers.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, transatlantic links between the two countries were the most valuable intercontinental travel market in the world. And the industry is keen to have them restored.
So what will happen – and when? Here is what we know so far:
Tom BatchelorJune 10, 2021 12:29 PM
Cornwall Hospital “reserves space for G7 VIPs”
The Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro has reportedly set aside space in case it is needed for G7 dignitaries as well as those caught up in the planned protests.
The local Cornwall Live news site said the area for all summit-related patients was “small”.
The prospect of protests this weekend will have fueled local health plans ahead of the gathering of world leaders in Carbis Bay.
Earlier this week, the Lib Dems claimed two wards have been booked at Royal Cornwall Hospital for the G7.
Andrew George, the spokesperson for the Lib Dems in Cornwall, said The Guardian that ensuring that hospital beds were freed was an “inevitable consequence of the government’s failure to put in place proper plans before the G7 arrived.”
NHS Kernow, the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, said there was sufficient capacity to deal with any additional demands related to the summit.
“As at any time when we expect demand for our services to increase, we are working with our health and care partners to build additional capacity in our hospitals,” the statement said. “We did this to make sure we are ready for the G7, as we would for any major event in the county.”
Tom BatchelorJune 10, 2021 12:18 PM
Risk of rain gutters Biden-Johnson trip
Bad weather in Cornwall is blamed after a trip to a coastal beauty spot planned for Joe Biden and Boris Johnson was canceled.
The two leaders were due to meet at Saint Michael’s Mount, a castle on a tidal island off the coast of Cornwall, for their talks ahead of the G7 summit.
A No 10 source told the PA News Agency that the visit to Saint Michael’s Mount was “on hold due to weather.”
Weather forecasts for Marazion, the town closest to Mont Saint-Michel, suggest the trip would have been hit by a high chance of rain around lunchtime with a moderate breeze.
Leaders will instead meet at Carbis Bay, the location of Friday’s summit.
Tom BatchelorJune 10, 2021 12:06 PM
Global immunization plan must be G7 priority, says Labor
Plans to deliver vaccines to less developed countries are expected to be the top of the G7 talks this week, Labor said.
Leader Sir Keir Starmer, speaking at Batley, said it was important for the UK to send vaccines to developing countries, but said “on its own is not enough”.
He said: “We need a global agreement; we need global funding.
“This should be the most important topic of discussion for the G7 this weekend.
“And, what I want to see from the Prime Minister is real leadership on this.”
Tom BatchelorJune 10, 2021 11:57 AM
Travel industry criticizes lack of detail in transatlantic plan
Plans to determine how transatlantic travel can be safely revived have been dismissed by industry leaders as lacking “clarity.”
Boris Johnson and Joe Biden will agree on Thursday to launch a task force to make recommendations on reopening international travel.
Virgin Atlantic chief executive Shai Weiss warned that “the lack of a definitive timeline” means airlines, businesses and consumers have not been given “much needed clarity.”
British Airways boss Sean Doyle was in desperate need of “action without delay, including clear criteria and a timetable”. Anything other than that could lead to difficult consequences. “
A spokeswoman for the Abta Travel Professionals Association said there was “little in this announcement in terms of details or timing.”
Tom BatchelorJune 10, 2021 11:46 AM
Responding to White House Brexit Warning Reports
Tom BatchelorJune 10, 2021 11:34
‘Mount Recyclemore’ made from waste in Cornwall
Tom BatchelorJune 10, 2021 11:24 AM
‘Unprecedented reprimand’ from US president on Brexit, says Starmer
Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer said the US president had issued an “unprecedented rebuke” on Brexit negotiations over Northern Ireland.
“And this comes after months of chaos, lack of preparation and, frankly, the government is misleading the public,” he said.
“I worked in Northern Ireland. I know what this means for these communities and how the government is going about it undermines the peace process.
“But now it’s also undermining our relationship with America. We must therefore make progress on this point. “
Speaking in Batley, West Yorkshire, Sir Keir added: “As everyone is watching, we are in this situation in Northern Ireland.
“The government needs to do a lot more to resolve this, to negotiate and achieve a settlement for the people of Northern Ireland and for the world.”
Tom BatchelorJune 10, 2021 11:11
Man arrested for Falmouth bomb hoax
A 20-year-old man from Falmouth has been arrested on suspicion of a bomb hoax and taken into police custody following a hotel evacuation as media around the world gather in the town of Cornwall to the G7.
In a statement, Devon and Cornwall Police said: ‘Police were called at around 3.15am on Thursday 10 June following reports of a suspicious package having been located on the grounds at the exterior of the Falmouth Hotel, Cliff Road in Falmouth.
“Following the Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) assessment, the device was declared non-viable and therefore safe.
“In order to maintain public safety, the area was evacuated as a precaution and a 100-meter cordon was put in place.
“A total of around 100 people have been displaced, all have since been allowed to return and the 100-meter cordon has been removed. We thank the public and the evacuees for their assistance.
“We currently believe this was a suspected hoax incident and a criminal investigation has been initiated.
“A 20-year-old man from Falmouth has been arrested on suspicion of a bomb hoax and has been taken into custody.”
Tom BatchelorJune 10, 2021 10:59 AM