Extinction Rebellion: 91-year-old climate protester arrested near port of Dover

Demonstrators had aimed to blockade Dover to highlight how vulnerable the UK’s food supply is because of the climate crisis.

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Brexit news latest: EU is in no way responsible for consequences of UK’s exit, says Jean-Claude Juncker

The EU is in “no way responsible” for the consequences of Brexit, Jean-Claude Juncker has said.

The European Commission president said the bloc should not be held accountable for what is a “British decision”, stressing: “The European Union is not leaving the United Kingdom, the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union.”

Speaking to Sky News’ Sophie Ridge, Mr Juncker said: “The EU is in no way responsible for any kind of consequences entailed by the Brexit.

“That’s a British decision, a sovereign decision that we are respecting but don’t try to charge the European Union with the responsibility.”

Pannick says, if court rules prorogation unlawful, Speaker should be entitled to reconvene Commons

Documents submitted to the court on his behalf on Thursday reveal three possible scenarios in the event the 11 justices conclude the prime minister’s advice to the Queen to prorogue parliament for five weeks was unlawful.

The first envisages a situation where the judges find it was unlawful, but their reasoning leaves open the possibility that parliament could be prorogued for the same length of time in a lawful manner.

The document, submitted by Sir James Eadie QC and advocate general for Scotland Lord Keen, states: “In that scenario, the court would and could not make any order purporting to require parliament to be reconvened … Parliament would remain prorogued.”

Polish Ambassador Urges Poles To Consider Retruning Home Over Concerns About EU ‘Settlement Scheme’

Poland’s ambassador in London has written to his compatriots living in Britain urging them to “seriously consider” returning to their homeland because of concerns about the United Kingdom’s post-Brexit EU “settlement scheme”.

Arkady Rzegocki said he wrote the letter after learning that only around a quarter of the 832,000 Poles living there had so far registered to remain in the country after its planned departure from the European Union next month.

“I’m worried,” he told BBC Radio on Wednesday. “That’s why I call for action to Polish citizens who are living in the United Kingdom and I ask them to apply for the settlement status – or just consider to return to Poland.

“I think it’s a very good opportunity to come back,” said Rzegocki, who has been Warsaw’s top envoy in Britain since 2016.