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To mask or not to mask? Tory MP Desmond Swayne sits firmly in the latter camp. He joins Christopher Hope to discuss why he believes mandatory face covering in shops is a “monstrous imposition”, and a measure not “guided by the science” at all. Plus, he tells us why the reaction to a historic photo of him in blackface is overblown…
Plus former Trade Secretary Liam Fox on why critics are wrong to say that being a Brexiteer could halt his bid to become the head of the World Trade Organisation. And Tory MP and member of the DCMS select committee, Giles Watling on the BBC’s decision to strip the licence fee from two million over-75s, and why he’s hopeful theatres can weather the coronavirus storm.
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In This Story: Brexit
Brexit is the name given to the United Kingdom’s exiting the European Union, which happened on 31 January 2020, following a narrow “Leave” referendum result in a June 2016 vote on EU Membership which took place in the country. News items related to Brexit are posted, below, chronologically, with the most recent items at the top, from a variety of outlets.