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A Brexit breakthrough on fishing could be close, with the EU set to formally recognise British sovereignty over UK waters, The Telegraph can reveal. Brussels has also accepted a British proposal for a transition period on fishing rights after January 1, but there is no agreement on how long it should last or how it should work. A fishing transition period would give Britain time to build up its fleet to catch its increased quota and EU fishermen more time to adapt to a smaller share of the fish in UK waters. Senior Government figures believe that tentative compromise is a prelude for the EU to cave to other British demands on fishing in the coming week of intensified negotiations in London. France, whose fishermen stand to lose most, heaped pressure on Michel Barnier, the Eu's chief negotiator, to stand firm. Clement Beaune, the French Europe Minister, said there would be no trade deal "without respecting European fishing interests". Mr Barnier warned that there were "significant" differences between the two sides on fishing, the "level playing field" guarantees and the deal's enforcement. He arrived in London on Friday, a week after a member of his team tested positive for coronavirus.
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The European Union is behaving "like the bully who steals your lunch every day and expects the UK to be grateful for a few crumbs he hands back" over the Brexit talks, the leader of Scotland's fishermen has said. Elspeth MacDonald, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen Association, said the EU had to "wake up and smell the fish" after its negotiators offered to give the UK fish "of which we now the legal owner". The fishermen spoke out as Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator, started fresh talks about a Brexit trade deal in London with his UK counterpart Lord Frost. That came after well-sourced reports in Brussels that Mr Barnier told member states the EU had offered to return between 15 per cent and 18 per cent of fish stocks caught by EU fleets in British waters. The tortured talks about a EU/UK Brexit trade deal are set to come to a conclusion within the next week with either a trade deal or both sides walking away. Writing for The Telegraph, Ms MacDonald attacked the EU's stance and its "paltry" offer on fisheries to the UK. She said : "Let's cut to the chase. The EU is playing a dangerous game over fishing and it is them who would get hurt most." "If trade is in balance, access to waters is not. They rely on fishing in our rich waters much more than we do in theirs. When it comes to access, there is a gross imbalance on how the fish are shared. "The threat of making the UK pay a ransom for merely acting in a way that the EU itself acts in its relations with other countries or Coastal States is the wrong way round. "They say that if we don't give them what they want, the lion’s share of the quotas in our waters and unlimited access to catch it, then we can forget about selling them our fish. No. They are at it. And they’ve got it wrong."
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By now, I'm no stranger to all things K-beauty. From "glass" skin to "cream" skin, there is no end to the Korean beauty and skin-care secrets I'm willing to try. So when I read about the moisturizing trend called "slugging," I had to see what all the excitement was about. For anyone unfamiliar, slugging is a technique that originated in Korea. Unlike those 10-step K-beauty routines that took the beauty world by storm years ago, slugging only requires one product and one step. Every night, after your skin care, you apply a thin layer of Vaseline or petroleum-based balm all over your face to lock in moisture and seal in your skin-care products. Then, the next morning, you wash it off with your regular cleanser and enjoy your newly hydrated, glowing skin. As a person with oily skin and occasional breakouts, I was skeptical about slugging at first. But my lightweight moisturizer simply wasn't cutting it – the colder fall weather was making my skin dry and dull. My skin-care routine is pretty pared down to begin with, so I figured adding one extra step wouldn't be too much of a challenge. I bought myself some Vaseline, slathered it on, and hoped for the best. Keep reading to see my results - plus, what a dermatologist has to say about the trend in case you want to try it, too.
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The SNP invited Scots to contrast Nicola Sturgeon's style of leadership with that of Boris Johnson on Saturday as the party battled to contain growing discontent within its ranks over a stifling of debate on independence. On the morning that party's online conference got underway, Joanna Cherry, the Edinburgh MP, launched an extraordinary attack over shutting down dissent, warning of an unhealthy leadership "cult" being built around the First Minister. Many delegates had been hoping to discuss tactics for securing another independence referendum, with Mr Johnson insisting that he will not allow one to take place under any circumstances. Opinion polls suggest the SNP is on course to claim a mandate for a new vote at next year's Holyrood elections and support for independence is at a record high. However, members were instead presented with an anodyne agenda of largely non-controversial motions, in a tightly-controlled event that offered little opportunity for them to register disagreement or put forward alternative suggestions. Iain Lawson, a former SNP office bearer, raised concern that results of votes were not being made clear to members, claiming many had voted against the report setting rules for the event online, and branded it a 'politburo conference'. Topics discussed on Saturday included reaffirming support for the party's long-standing policy of free tuition fees and peatland.
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The high-profile epidemiologist who led Sweden's no lock-down strategy in the spring appears to be being sidelined by the government after his prediction that greater immunity would mean a lighter second wave proved badly wrong. Anders Tegnell's biweekly press conference was on Thursday pushed into the shade by an overlapping press conference fronted by Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, where new scenarios prepared by the Public Health Agency were announced. "There's certainly a split, and I'm pretty sure that many in the government have rather lost faith in the Public Health Agency," said Nicholas Aylott, an associate politics professor at Stockholm's Södertorn University. "By some counts, we've now got exactly the same level of spread of the virus that we had in the spring, and that's about as clear a refutation of Tegnell's strategy as you could wish for." Dr Tegnell has always insisted that his Public Health Agency has never pursued a herd immunity strategy, but he repeatedly suggested in the summer that his counterparts in Norway, Finland and Denmark would face a tougher task over the winter because of lower levels of immunity in their populations. This month, though, the number of deaths in Sweden has again begun to soar above that of its Nordic neighbours, with 630 deaths so far registered as a result of Covid-19. That is about ten times the per capita death rate in Norway -- where just 30 Covid-19 deaths were registered between October 28th and November 25th.
An internal BBC report on the Panorama scandal, written by former director general Tony Hall, claimed that Earl Spencer was the source of Martin Bashir’s fake bank statements, rather than the target, it has emerged. Bashir is accused of falsifying documents into order to persuade Lord Spencer to introduce him to his sister, Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1995. He has been accused of preying on both siblings’ insecurities by creating statements that suggested trusted confidantes were in the pay of the security services. However, a documentary to be broadcast on Channel 4 on Monday night highlights the fact that Lord Hall, then the BBC’s head of news, told the board of governors, after conducting an internal inquiry into the allegations, that Lord Spencer had fed Bashir with information, giving the reporter a bank statement to copy. The report, released under Freedom of Information laws, said that while Bashir was in discussions with Lord Spencer, “Martin took information he had got from the highest level and made them into a graphic using the bank statement Spencer had given him.” The report was accepted at a BBC board of governors meeting in April 1996, which concluded Bashir was “an honest man” who had been “foolish.” The Diana Interview: The Truth Behind the Scandal, also raises fresh questions about a letter apparently written by the Princess to the BBC, exonerating Bashir of anything untoward.
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