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Government ‘prepared to compromise’ on Brexit bill

The government has distanced itself from the message given by Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis last week regarding the Internal Market Bill breaking international law in ‘a very specific and limited way’. Home Secretary Priti Patel confirmed that ‘we are absolutely not doing that’ following a meeting between the Prime Minister and opponents of the IMB, in which it was signalled that the government was ‘prepared to compromise’ over its plans to alter the Withdrawal Agreement – Times

Four million are still on furlough despite it ending next month: Rishi Sunak pleads with firms not to slash jobs when £38billion bailout is axed amid fears employment numbers could fall off a cliff – Mail

Fishing blunder: Government ‘accidentally’ back Labour amendment in committee chaos – Express

Hancock says Covid testing crisis may last weeks as UK hospitals plug gaps – Guardian

The great TV licence turn-off: Figures reveal 237,000 fewer have paid the BBC fee in the last year as viewers switch to Netflix – Mail

COMMENT

We lost four babies to miscarriage; it’s cruel that pregnant women still have to go to these scans alone – Julia Hartley-Brewer, Telegraph

Parliament must stand up to an executive bent on restricting us – Philip Johnston, Telegraph

The only people cheering the BBC pay rises will be Auntie’s enemies – Stephen Glover, Mail

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