Tuesday briefing: Britons are fleeing Brexit by the thousands | World news


Top story: Exodus related to an “economic or political crisis”

Hello, Warren Murray who’s making the headlines this Tuesday morning.

The number of British nationals emigrating to other EU countries has increased by 30% since the Brexit referendum, to a level close to a country in economic or political crisis, experts have found. Analysis of OECD and Eurostat data shows that the number of departures was 73,642 per year in 2016-2018, with a 500% increase in the number of those who subsequently obtained state citizenship of the EU. In the case of Germany, 31,600 Britons have naturalized since the referendum – an increase of 2,000%. The greatest increase in migration has been to Spain, followed by France.

The Withdrawal Agreement signed in January enshrines the residence, work and social rights of EU citizens in the UK and Britons in the bloc, but failed to secure free movement rights for migrants UK – limiting future employment and residence prospects in other Member States. Unless UK nationals become citizens of their host country, they can no longer work or provide a service in another EU member state, impacting professions such as accountancy, law , architecture, translation and health.

Carlos is gone – The former King of Spain, Juan Carlos, has gone into exile in a still unknown country after allegations about his finances damaged the monarchy and embarrassed his son, King Felipe.

King Felipe and his father, Juan Carlos. Photograph: ZIPI / AFP / Getty Images

Juan Carlos played a central role in restoring democracy in Spain following the death of General Francisco Franco in 1975. He abdicated six years ago after a series of scandals, including an elephant hunting trip to Botswana while Spain was in the grip of the financial crisis. Juan Carlos said in a letter to Felipe that he was leaving to help his son “exercise his responsibilities” as king.

Latest coronavirus – The government has a month to significantly bolster its testing and traceability systems or risk a “second wave” of coronavirus after schools in England reopen, researchers have warned. Dozens of leading virus experts have complained that the UK’s testing contracts were passed on ideological grounds to private sector companies rather than on the basis of expertise. The government has announced new 90-minute tests – but experts at the UK Clinical Virology Network say such tests were already available, while the types chosen by the government are not well known.

British media advertising spending has fallen by more than £ 1 billion a year during the coronavirus lockdown, according to figures showing the government is the biggest advertiser during the pandemic. Campaigners are calling on pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences to develop a drug called GS-441524 that has shown promise in curing cats of coronavirus. Donald Trump has once again criticized his own health experts while reiterating his opposition to lockdowns. Keep up to date with developments in coronaviruses on our live blog – in our latest global roundup, the UN warned of a ‘generational catastrophe’ as more than a billion children fail are not going to school, while Latin America has passed five million Covid-19 cases. for nearly 30% of global infections

Pain Warning From Health Experts – Pain relievers such as paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin and opioids may do “more harm than good” and should not be prescribed for chronic pain, according to the National Institute for Health Excellence and care (Nice). He cites “little or no evidence” that commonly used drugs make a difference in quality of life, pain, or psychological distress in people with long-term pain. A draft guideline, which is open for public consultation until Aug. 14, says people should instead be offered supervised group exercise programs, psychological therapy or acupuncture. Antidepressants could also be considered for some people with chronic primary pain, Nice says.

Striker pose – Marcus Rashford’s policy change campaign against child poverty helped propel the footballer onto the cover of the September issue of British Vogue.

September Vogue features cover stars Marcus Rashford and Adwoa Aboah

September Vogue features cover stars Marcus Rashford and Adwoa Aboah. Photography: Misan Harriman

The Manchester United striker, who forced the government to turn around on giving free food vouchers to poorer families over the summer, is making headlines in a special edition dedicated to the activism – posing alongside Adwoa Aboah, the model turned mental health activist, for Activism Now Get Out.

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English hockey has an ‘endemic running problem’ from the national team at club and junior levels, and is not doing enough to attract players from more disadvantaged areas, the sport’s governing body said in a letter impactful signed by nine clubs. Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq considers 17-year-old Naseem Shah a “complete bowler” and welcomes his team’s preparations for the Test Series, which begins Wednesday at Old Trafford. England defender Danny Rose said he was regularly pulled over by police in his car and questioned in various scenarios that would not occur if he was a white man as he detailed his anger and exasperation at racism at the United Kingdom. Manchester United are in advanced negotiations with Borussia Dortmund to sign Jadon Sancho for an initial € 100million (£ 90million) fee – a fee that would set a transfer record for an England player. Odell Beckham Jr, one of the NFL’s biggest stars, says the season is not expected to continue as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the United States. And Sky Brown, a 12-year-old British skateboarding bronze medalist, is recovering from a horrific accident, but told The Guardian she is already thinking about next year’s Olympics.


Asian stocks rose after strong US manufacturing data and gains in tech stocks helped investors move past broader concerns about the coronavirus and the global economy. Oil futures ditched gains overnight to decline in Asia amid lingering concerns about an increase in crude supply. US equity futures were 0.02% higher in Asia. The pound is worth $ 1.307 and € 1.111 while the FTSE is expected to open 12 points lower.

The papers

Many of today’s front pages commemorate John Hume and his role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland. the Guardian remembers Hume as “a titan and a visionary”. The main story of our print edition is the theft by the Russians of secret business documents between the UK and the US from Liam Fox’s private email account. the Telegraph leads with that one too.

Front page of the Guardian, Tuesday August 4, 2020

Front page of The Guardian, Tuesday August 4, 2020.

Different “Eat to Help” treatments. the Subway a “Rishi two-snacks” noting that instead of just getting a 50% reduction, some people have gone two-for-one, which the newspaper said “will fuel the obesity crisis.” the Mail “We’ve had lunch, let’s get back to work now” confects – the newspaper finds a stark contrast between “crowded” restaurants while offices are “largely deserted”.

“The test & trace fiasco is a time bomb” – the Mirror really should have chosen one or the other derogatory. “Having a virus can earn the right to move” – ​​the is revives the idea of ​​the immunity passport (we may call it the “travel bug”). the Express says “Pain relievers do more harm than good” and the Time a “Do not give patients paracetamol, doctors said” – this is treatment for chronic pain, and the warning also covers ibuprofen, aspirin, and opioids. The Times photo slot goes to the escaped King Emeritus of Spain. the FT “HSBC profits plummeted 96% amid pandemic crisis and US-Chinese spit” – here’s Larry Elliott on it.


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