Veteran broadcaster Andrew Neil quits as chairman of GB News
British broadcasting veteran Andrew Neil has stepped down as chairman of GB News, just three months after he launched it amid great fanfare and an ambition to provide an alternative to an alleged “metropolitan elite” bias among the established news channels.
GB News drafts in Nigel Farage to halt ratings freefall
Nigel Farage has been drafted in to help save GB News, as the new channel attempts to reverse plummeting ratings. The former Brexit Party leader will host an hour-long primetime show from Monday to Thursday at 7pm, starting next week. Other shows will be trimmed back in duration so he will not replace any current presenters. "I will not be taking the knee on this show," Mr Farage tweeted. His arrival on a permanent basis at the station comes days after the broadcaster’s director of programming rnews.yahoo.com
Fishing holds key to Brexit trade deal as talks drag on
If Johnson cannot expel enough EU fishing boats from U.K. waters, a no-deal Brexit would surely ensue, creating chaos and costs for all and ruin for some. The French, Britain's fiercest political rival for access to U.K. waters, know about symbolism — and timing — too. As well as France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland and Denmark are among those directly implicated by the potential closing off of U.K. waters. Deas said he expected there to be protests from disgruntled EU fishermen — especially French ones — if there is a deal that sees quotas reduced. Most agree Boulogne would be a prime target because so much U.K. fish is exported through there, and a blockade is relatively easy to achieve.
Emotions run high as the U.K. finally heads for the Brexit
London Almost four years after Britain voted in a public referendum to "Brexit," the U.K. was finally set to leave the European Union on Friday. The historic day has been greeted with some triumphant headlines in Britain, but not everyone was celebrating. As the U.K. ends its 47-year membership of the union it helped create, CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips said Britain's future remained uncertain. Some of Britain's departing Members of the European Parliament were happier than others. The U.K.'s membership in the EU is officially set to expire on Friday evening, at 6 p.m. Eastern time.cbsnews.com
Trump says he 'can understand' Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attend the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel on Oct. 15, 2019, in London. WASHINGTON (CNN) - US President Donald Trump said he "can understand" Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, when asked whether he felt sorry for her on Tuesday. I can understand it," Trump said. Meghan has been a target of intense public scrutiny, especially from the media since she first began dating Harry. Most recently, Prince Harry and Meghan said they were suing British newspaper Mail on Sunday for releasing an edited version of a private letter Meghan sent to her father.