Irish premier Leo Varadkar has claimed the EU will have the upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks, saying the bloc has a “stronger team” than the UK. He also said Britain would be welcome to re-join the EU if Brexit does not “work out”.
It comes as US secretary of state Mike Pompeo warned Boris Johnson allowing Chinese tech giant Huawei to help build 5G infrastructure would put British “sovereignty” at risk, as the Trump administration piles on the pressure in an 11th-hour bid to sway the PM.
Elsewhere, Labour leadership candidate Keir Starmer is calling for greater powers for Scotland, Wales and the English regions within a “federal UK”, while deputy leadership hopeful Rosena Allin-Khan told The Independent she had suffered “horrific” sexual harassment.
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