“The European Parliament is trying to decide how numbers of MEPs will be allocated between different Member States in the future. The Severin-Lamassoure idea is there should be 750 MEPs, with 6 per Member State, and a maximum of 96 for the largest country. Seats for the countries in between will be allocated according to “degressive proportionality”.”
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Fine if bland, but like-minded economies? Nearly 50% of Australian exports are raw materials. Their largest trade partners are China and Japan. They want higher agriculture quotas, and perhaps some changes to UK food rules. What we want in detail isn't really clear. But sure... https://twitter.com/trussliz/status/1282975372468842496
We've concluded a positive first round of talks for the UK-Australia FTA 🇬🇧🇦🇺.
Discussions were productive and reflected our shared ambition to secure a high-quality deal between our like-minded economies.
Read more in my Written Ministerial Statement👇
To be fair, it would’ve been hard to get all that on the side of a bus. https://twitter.com/simoncalder/status/1282566953396310016
EU travel after Brexit transition ends on 31.12.20
It turns out the UK voted for:
Higher travel insurance and mobile roaming costs.
Tougher passport rules.
Pet travel rules so complex that BBC man says: "Pets of Great Britain, say farewell to the Dordogne”