Jonathon Read, The New European

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Past articles by Jonathon:

Dominic Cummings explains why Boris Johnson didn't do Andrew Neil interview

Dominic Cummings has explained why Tory officials prevented Boris Johnson from being interviewed by Andrew Neil during the 2019 general election. → Read More

George Eustice could be demoted in next cabinet reshuffle

The environment secretary is reportedly one of the cabinet ministers who could be demoted by Boris Johnson in the next reshuffle. → Read More

Truss urges farmers to ‘stop being defensive’ as she hails Australia trade deal

The trade deal with Australia will act as a “stepping stone” to a wider trans-Pacific accord, Liz Truss said as she rejected farmers’ concerns about the agreement. → Read More

Brexit 'one-off opportunity' to escape EU red tape, claims Iain Duncan Smith

Boris Johnson has said that a path through the “thicket of burdensome and restrictive regulation” must be cleared to fulfil the potentials of Brexit. → Read More

Michael Gove insists Liz Truss is delivering 'what's best for Britain'

Michael Gove has described international trade secretary Liz Truss as a “tough” and “shrewd” negotiator who will be looking to deliver “what’s best for Britain” with post-Brexit deals with other countries. → Read More

PM to reveal details of post-Brexit agreement with Australia

Prime minister Boris Johnson is to unveil details of the UK’s first trade deal negotiated from scratch post-Brexit. → Read More

David Baddiel: PM playing culture war game over support for England team

David Baddiel has accused Boris Johnson of playing a “culture war game” as the comedian urged football fans to support the England team in taking the knee during the Euros. → Read More

Priti Patel urged to publish assessment on impact of ending freedom of movement

MPs are calling on home secretary Priti Patel to urgently publish an independent assessment of the impact of ending free movement. → Read More

Court rules Gove broke law with Covid contract for friends of Cummings

The High Court has ruled Michael Gove's awarding of a coronavirus contract to a market research company who were friends of Dominic Cummings was unlawful. → Read More

Britain prepares for 'sausage war' as Brexit negotiators meet to discuss arrangements

Britain has threatened a "sausage war" as Brexit minister David Frost called for "flexibility" from the EU" ahead of a ban on the export of chilled meat products from the British mainland. → Read More

No 10 rejects call from speaker to hold vote on cutting aid budgets

The government has no plans to give MPs a vote on its decision to cut the overseas aid budget by £4 billion, Downing Street has said. → Read More

English to be replaced by French as EU's 'working language'

Plans are being drawn up to replace English with French as the "working language" of the EU, with meetings and documents to become "French-first" next year. → Read More

Minister complains EU 'slow' in talks to change Brexit arrangements

The EU has been “slow to engage” with discussions over how to solve issues with the Northern Ireland Protocol, environment secretary George Eustice has complained. → Read More

Dominic Cummings' 'pet project' risks being a 'side door to sleaze in science'

A new £800 million research agency - which was originally described as Dominic Cummings' 'pet project' - risks being a “side door to sleaze in science”, the opposition has warned. → Read More

EU says 'patience is wearing thin' with Britain over Brexit

The European Union's patience with Britain over Brexit is "wearing thin" and the bloc is considering its options if Number 10 continues on a "confrontational path", an official has claimed. → Read More

Boris Johnson won't raise 'special relationship' with Joe Biden

Boris Johnson is reportedly unlikely to highlight the strength of the “special relationship” because the prime minister does not like the expression. → Read More

Greens end by-election fight after candidate's homophobic tweets

The Green Party will no longer fight the Batley and Spen by-election after it dropped support for its candidate who made a series of “highly offensive” homophobic tweets as a teenager. → Read More

Lindsay Hoyle could prevent Tory rebellion over international aid cut

Commons speaker Lindsay Hoyle could prevent a damaging revolt by dozens of senior Tories over a decision to the UK's aid spending. → Read More

Joe Biden to issue fresh Brexit warning to Boris Johnson at G7 meeting

US president Joe Biden is set to issue a fresh Brexit warning to prime minister Boris Johnson during their first face-to-face meeting at the G7 summit this week. → Read More

Boris Johnson warned aid cuts undermine UK 'credibility on international stage'

The leader of a group of Conservative rebels has warned Boris Johnson the UK will be found “wanting” at this week’s G7 summit if he does not reverse cuts to the aid budget. → Read More