Sunday morning UK news briefing: Today's top headlines from The Telegraph




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  • 2021-03-07 04:12:12Z
  • By The Telegraph
Sunday morning UK news briefing: Today
Sunday morning UK news briefing: Today's top headlines from The Telegraph  

1. Lord Frost tells EU to stop sulking over Brexit and make a success of it

Brussels must stop sulking over the UK's decision to leave the European Union and work to make Brexit a success, Boris Johnson's Europe adviser has said.

Lord Frost says the EU should "shake off any remaining ill will towards us for leaving, and instead build a friendly relationship, between sovereign equals". Read the full story.

2. Duchess of Sussex 'called all the PR shots', say royal sources

The Duchess of Sussex "called all the shots" when it came to managing her own media, royal sources have said, casting doubt on her claim she could not be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey three years ago.

Multiple royal sources have told The Telegraph the 39-year-old former actress "had full control" over her media interviews and had personally forged relationships not only with Ms Winfrey, but also other powerful industry figures including Vogue editor Edward Enninful. Read the full story.

3. Concern quick-result tests on pupils will give too many false positives

Children may be wrongly kept off school because there is a risk that the "majority" of positive cases detected by the Government's lateral flow tests "could be false positives", experts have warned.

Ministers have distributed 57 million of the tests to schools in England as Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday declared the reopening of classrooms a "truly national effort to beat this virus". Read the full story.

4. Nigel Farage quits politics - and this time he means it

Brexit is done - and so is Nigel Farage. The former leader of the UK Independence Party and the Brexit Party, credited even by his sharpest critics as the most influential politician of the past two decades, has finally quit politics. And this time it is for good.

In an interview with this weekend's Chopper's Politics podcast, Mr Farage announces he is resigning as leader of the Reform Party and turning his back on politics after three decades of political street fighting. Read the full story.

5. Tony Blair dismissed pandemic fears as 'panpanics' and did 'minimum' to prepare for flu crisis

Tony Blair dismissed fears of a coronavirus crisis as a "panpanic" when he was prime minister and admitted that he would try to "do the minimum we could with the minimum expenditure" to prepare.

The former Labour prime minister, who now runs a series of not-for-profit bodies, has won plaudits for the way his ideas have become government policy in tackling the Covid-19 crisis. Read the full story.

Stay up-to-date with breaking news and the latest politics from The Telegraph throughout the day.

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