Victoria Friedman

Victoria Friedman

A Test of ‘Solidarity’: EU Deadlocked over Attempts to Stuff Brexit-Sized Budget Hole

A second day of negotiating over the post-Brexit EU budget is looking to end again in deadlock with member-states split between the “Frugals”, who want less spending; the poorer, mostly former Soviet satellite states who want more money; and the European Parliament which wants the budget period increased to a massive €1.32 trillion to help turn the EU carbon neutral.

France's President Emmanuel Macron arrives for the second day of a special European Council summit in Brussels on February 21, 2020, held to discuss the next long-term budget of the European Union (EU). (Photo by Ludovic Marin / various sources / AFP) (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images)

Boris Goes Soft on Scrapping TV Tax, Seeks BBC ‘Reform’ Instead: Report

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly backing the softer option of “reforming” the BBC, putting him at odds with his senior advisor, the conservative revolutionary Dominic Cummings, who is leading the charge for scrapping the mandatory TV tax in favour of a consumer-based subscription.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to greet the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah during an official visit to Downing Street on February 04, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

200,000 Brits Ditch BBC TV Tax in One Year: Report

Nearly 200,000 Britons have cancelled their television licence in one year, a report has revealed, while several Tories have called on Downing Street to stop its “vendetta” against the BBC by proposing that the broadcaster earn its own money.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: The BBC headquarters at New Broadcasting House is illuminated at night on November 13, 2012 in London, England. Tim Davie has been appointed the acting Director General of the BBC following the resignation of George Entwistle after the broadcasting of an episode of the current …