On Friday, let’s toast absent friends whose labours helped us achieve Brexit

28 Jan

BrexitCentral has played an essential, indeed existential, role in the EU debate since the referendum. Its absence in 2020 will now be felt. But it will not be alone in that regard. In many a British Army mess, the last of the customary port toasts is made to “absent friends”. The arrival of Brexit Hour, […]

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Brexit reflections from John Longworth

28 Jan

Here is the latest in our series reflecting on the Brexit process with regular BrexitCentral authors and others who have played an important role in our journey out of the European Union. Here are the answers to our questions from John Longworth, who was Chairman of the Vote Leave Business Council and in 2019 became […]

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Brexit reflections from Suella Braverman

28 Jan

Here is the latest in our series reflecting on the Brexit process with regular BrexitCentral authors and others who have played an important role in our journey out of the European Union. Here are the answers to our questions from Suella Braverman, who chaired the European Research Group before being appointed a Brexit Minister, but […]

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Championship RESULTS: Leeds stage remarkable comeback to beat Millwall, West Brom defeat by Cardiff, Luton claim invaluable victory in bid for survival

28 Jan

Leeds produced a stunning comeback to seal a 3-2 win over Millwall and reignite their push for automatic promotion from the Championship. The Whites were 2-0 down at the break and in danger of seeing the buffer between themselves and the teams in the play-off spots wiped out. But three goals in 18 second-half minutes […]

Cardiff urge French authorities to launch official investigation into death of Emiliano Sala after finding ‘sufficient evidence of wrongdoing’

28 Jan

Cardiff have urged the French authorities to launch an official investigation into the death of striker Emiliano Sala after finding ‘sufficient evidence of wrongdoing’ in the transport of the player. The Argentine striker Sala died on January 21, 2019 when the plane carrying him from Nantes in France to his new club Cardiff crashed in […]

Bruno Fernandes transfer to Manchester United on as Sporting receive higher offer and midfielder could play against Wolves

28 Jan

Manchester United appear to have finally got their man by raising their offer for Bruno Fernandes to £46.6million, plus a series of add-ons. Various news outlets report the 25-year-old will cost £21.1m in add-ons and the Premier League side will give Sporting another £4.2m based on appearances next season and another £4.2m if they qualify for […]

Home Rules

28 Jan

The Labour candidates competing to inherit the advanced shambles of the Labour Party were today falling over themselves to make statements about Scotland and the constitution. The result was, as you might expect, complete and baffling confusion. Emily …

Andre Gomes takes huge step in speedy recovery from horror ankle injury by returning to Everton training

28 Jan

Everton midfielder Andre Gomes has taken the latest step in his remarkable recovery from that shocking ankle injury by returning to first-team training way ahead of schedule. A challenge from Heung-min Son during Everton’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham on November 3 left the midfielder with a fracture dislocation, and he was administered oxygen while being […]

Adrian Durham explains why Arsenal sensation Gabriel Martinelli reminds him of Manchester United flop Federico Macheda

28 Jan

Adrian Durham is not getting caught up in the hysteria surrounding Arsenal’s teen sensation Gabriel Martinelli. The 18-year-old striker has made an electric start to life at Arsenal, with ten goals already in all competitions, despite starting on the bench most weeks. Legendary Brazil star Ronaldinho expects his young compatriot to achieve greatness, even comparing […]

Transfer news and football gossip: Man United fail with bid for Leeds new boy, West Ham agree deal for midfielder, Newcastle takeover latest

28 Jan

talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Tuesday’s papers and online… Manchester United failed with a late bid to sign Leeds United new boy Jean-Kevin Augustin as he was already on his way to Elland Road for a medical. The Championship promotion challengers pulled off a major coup by securing […]

Barcelona hoping to hijack Manchester United’s deal for Bruno Fernandes as negotiations continue to stall with Sporting

28 Jan

Barcelona are reportedly hoping to hijack Manchester United’s move for Sporting playmaker Bruno Fernandes. The LaLiga giants are said to be ‘confident’ they can seal a move for the Portugal international after United failed to meeting Sporting’s asking price for the midfielder, but they want to send him out on loan immediately. According to Superdeporte, […]

Barcelona hoping to hijack Manchester United’s deal for Bruno Fernandes as negotiations continue to stall with Sporting

28 Jan

Barcelona are reportedly hoping to hijack Manchester United’s move for Sporting playmaker Bruno Fernandes. The LaLiga giants are said to be ‘confident’ they can seal a move for the Portugal international after United failed to meeting Sporting’s asking price for the midfielder, but they want to send him out on loan immediately. According to Superdeporte, […]

West Ham seal deal for Slavia Prague ace Tomas Soucek and step up pursuit of right-back as report emerges of dire financial consequences of relegation

28 Jan

West Ham are stepping up their bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League after agreeing a deal to sign midfielder Tomas Soucek from Slavia Prague. The Czech Republic intentional is undergoing a medical at the club’s Rush Green training ground. Speaking about the 24-year-old, boss David Moyes said: “I’m hoping that he’s in the […]

A (Brutally) Honest Visitor Guide to Belfast

28 Jan

A side-effect of Belfast picking up tourism awards across the world? Visitors are now shepherded from one pre-packaged tourist ‘experience’ to a generic theme bar, finishing in shoebox glass hotel with the paint still drying on the walls. In days gone by a local would tell you about a great wee pub, a gem of a ‘chippy’ or the best place to find a cheap pint any day of the week. But times have changed, the city has changed and … Read more

Free event: Queen’s Policy Engagement Post-Brexit Clinic on 4 February 2020…

28 Jan

 Join us for what will be the first post-Brexit Clinic here at Queen’s Policy Engagement.  The UK’s request to extend the Brexit deadline to 31 January 2020 was agreed back in 2019 and Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal recently became law after it received royal assent from the Queen, having gone through all the required stages in Parliament. As things stand, the 1st February 2020 will mark the first day of the transition period for the UK and the beginning of a very … Read more