G7 nations to sign a new “Transatlantic Charter”
Prime Minister Johnson and President Biden are reported
to have committed to a new partnership to boost trade and research development across the Atlantic, whilst promising a strong response to limit Chinese influence outside of its borders.
Prime Minister Johnson: G7 a chance to show the world our values
When he takes the chair at the G7 Summit, Boris Johnson will hope
to demonstrate British values of openness, freedom and democracy. He sees the Summit as an opportunity to strengthen political and economic ties between Britain and the other G7 member states as our relationship with the EU continues to develop.
EU’s patience wearing thin over Northern Ireland
A top EU official, Maros Sefcovic, has said
that the UK must start checking goods entering Northern Ireland as the government states it is ready to ignore the rules to prevent further disruption. US President Biden has weighed in
on the matter, asking Boris Johnson to consider the Good Friday Agreement before risking peace in NI over trade problems.
Foreign Aid debate put to bed, but not yet asleep
The discussions over the UK’s foreign aid commitments narrowly avoided
developing into a back-bench rebellion on Tuesday when the Speaker of the House declared a proposed amendment out of scope, but the matter is far from dead. The Speaker apportioned time for an emergency debate on the matter that took place on Wednesday, but the Government has said
it has no plans to allow a vote on the matter.