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British negotiators set to back down to EU on fishing demands

UK Brexit envoy Lord Frost was said to be prepared to lower his demands for future fishing quotas if Brussels agrees to back down in other areas of the agreement, meaning a deal could be around the corner. Britain is now willing to accept between 30-35 per cent of the fish caught by European boats in our coastal waters this year. Downing Street was previously insisting on reclaiming as much as 60 per cent for British fishermen with the EU setting its price for a deal at 25 per cent — Express

‘Tier Four’ Covid restrictions set to spread across country, Sir Patrick Vallance warns — Telegraph

‘We will reopen classrooms after Christmas ‘if we can’: Boris Johnson refuses to rule out keeping schools closed indefinitely — Mail

‘Professor Lockdown’ Neil Ferguson makes a return to advise on the new coronavirus wave — Telegraph

COMMENT

The plight of lorry drivers stuck in huge queues at Dover — Jane Fryer, Mail

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