By BBC NewsStaffPublishedduration29 minutes agoimage captionBoris Johnson was warned by the civil service in January that the government’s Brexit deal would leave Brussels able to claim jurisdiction over large amounts of UK state aid policy at the end of the transition period, the Financial Times Weekend reports. The PM is planning to override part of…
By BBC News Staff
The Daily Telegraph leads on Boris Johnson’s opinion piece.
It details how Mr Johnson mounts a robust defence of alterations to the Brexit divorce deal, and appeals again to Tory MPs not to stage a rebellion.
Its leader column reserves judgment, noting there is “a fine line between liberty and legality” and that the two main issues of the year – Brexit and Covid – have muddled an administration in favour of “live and let live”, but responsible for unprecedented restrictions of personal freedoms.
The International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, tells the paper it is “just the start” with officials suggesting “good progress” is also being made in discussions with Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.
Growing concern about the rise in the coronavirus R rate is reflected on many of the front pages.
“Virus Alert” is the Daily Mirror’s headline – as it suggests Liverpool could be next to go into lockdown.