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Emmanuel Macron is expected to urge the UK to drop its 14-day travel quarantine policy as Boris Johnson raises the prospect of an air bridge with France this summer.
Mr Johnson is due to discuss travel across the English Channel when the French President arrives in London today to mark the 80th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle's historic broadcast to rally the French Resistance.
三级成人视频After meeting the Prince of Wales, President Macron is due to meet the Prime Minister in Downing Street for a 45-minute meeting.
三级成人视频Whilst the agenda has not been published, Mr Johnson said earlier this week he would "obviously" discuss the ability of French and British citizens to "travel freely to and from each other's countries".
三级成人视频Mr Macron is also said to be preparing to urge the UK to revisit its quarantine policy, which is widely loathed by Tory MPs and business leaders.
三级成人视频Speaking ahead of the meeting, the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: "We're going to look at it very carefully. As we've always said, the quarantine is there to stop the risk of reinfection precisely because we've got Covid down.
"We want to open up as soon as we safely and responsibly can and we will look at all the mechanisms to do so and of course we'll have a good conversation with the French.
三级成人视频"I'll be in Berlin tomorrow so we're talking to all of our European partners about these things."
Air bridges ready by the end of the month?
F三级成人视频ollowing the 1922 committee's meeting with the Prime Minister yesterday, Sir Geoffrey Clinton-Brown said he was "pretty confident" the travel quarantine policy would be eased after its first review period on June 28.
三级成人视频"I am pretty confident that by June 28 or thereabouts we will have had some negotiations on air corridors with countries that have lower rates than ours," he told the BBC.
三级成人视频"So I think again that will be gradually eased as from the 28th of June."
1922 Treasurer 'confident' two-metre rule will be cut by September
Treasurer of the 1922 Committee Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown says he is "confident" that Boris Johnson will have eased the two-metre social distancing rule by September.
He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I'm absolutely sure that we're not going to get all the school children back in September unless the two-metre rule is changed.
三级成人视频"And I'm quite certain from everything I've heard, it will have been changed by then.
"The Prime Minister is undertaking a detailed study into this and I'm certain that by September it will have been changed."
Sir Geoffrey was one of several MPs on the committee to meet the Prime Minister yesterday.
Travel between UK and France 'fundamental' to both countries
Speaking ahead of President Macron's meeting with Boris Johnson, a former UK ambassador to France said he expected the pair to discuss the UK's widely contested travel quarantine policy.
Sir Peter Westmacott told Sky News: "Back in the beginning...we were told there was going to be an exemption for France, there was going to be a special corridor, because after all tens of millions of Britons go through France on their summer vacations, and also the United Kingdom depends on road traffic from France for our food and our supplies.
"That transit, that crossing, is fundamental to both countries. I think there will be a sensible discussion about that, what are the levels of infection, what are the risk levels, how soon can we relax the quarantine for the travel between Britain and France.
"Of course the French will have concerns that the level of fatalities and infections from coronavirus in the Uk remains higher than it is anywhere else in Europe.
"It’s not just about trying to persuade Boris Johnson to lift the travel quarantine arrangements for our nearest and dearest neighbour."
UK right to 'update' its history, says Raab as statues are toppled
S三级成人视频peaking just hours after Oxford's Oriel College recommended that the statue of Cecil Rhodes should be taken down, Dominic Raab said the UK should not "airbrush" its history but "update it".
三级成人视频He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I think we should be very careful not to airbrush our history but to use statues and monuments as a point of debate.
"But one thing I do accept is that people will think that we ought to keep updating our history, and make sure the symbols reflect the spirit and the values of the age."
Reopening tourism industry is 'fraught with risk'
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said hospitality and tourism is "fraught with all sorts of particular risks" related to social distancing.
三级成人视频When asked why shops are open but tourism is still limited, he said: "There is a higher level of risk of transmission, that's the advice we have had from the experts, so we do need to wait a little bit longer to make sure we can do that responsibly.
三级成人视频"We are itching to open up those sectors from a business point of view and also a consumer point of view but we have just got to do it in a responsible way."
Air bridge plan poses legal risks, warns Dominic Raab
The Foreign Secretary has warned there is a risk of legal challenges if the UK tries to form travel bridges with particular countries to the exclusion of others.
Discussing French president Emmanuel Macron's visit to London, Mr Raab told BBC Breakfast: "What we are going to look at is how (international travel) can be done safely and responsibly.
"Of course there is a risk of legal challenge if you open up for one country and not others so we want to make sure we can open up - and this is our starting point - as soon as we can safely and responsibly do so.
"If you open up the airports and don't open up the Eurotunnel or if you open up to one country but not in relation to others there is always a risk of legal challenge."
Mr Raab said public health had to be "front and centre" of decision making.
Macron to bestow on London his nation's highest honour
Emmanuel Macron will arrive in London today to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle's historic BBC broadcast to the French Resistance in 1940.
The French President will be treated to a royal audience with the Prince of Wales, a flypast of the Red Arrows and a ceremonial guard of honour to mark the occasion.
三级成人视频During his visit, President Macron will in turn bestow on London the Legion d'Honneur, France's highest hour, in recognition of the capital's role in providing a base for de Gaulle and the Resistance during his exile from Occupied France.
三级成人视频He will also meet Boris Johnson in Downing Street, with the two leaders due to view letters and other artefacts documenting the de Gaulle's time in the UK.
Boris Johnson urged to tear down 'iron curtain' around Downing Street
Boris Johnson has been urged by senior Tories三级成人视频 to tear down the “iron curtain” encircling Downing Street after complaining that he has stopped listening to his own backbenchers.
三级成人视频Officers of the powerful 1922 Tory backbench committee on Wednesday told the Prime Minister he must embrace feedback from experienced MPs, following criticism that he has become overly reliant on a small circle of advisers led by Dominic Cummings.
They believe a failure to engage with backbenchers has resulted in a series of policy errors that have forced him into embarrassing about-turns, most recently over free school meals.
It is understood that it was the Prime Minister who raised the importance of the links between Number 10 and backbenchers going forward.
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The Prince of Wales has warned of the “potentially devastating” impact of coronavirus三级成人视频 on young people, saying it is essential to now “prevent this crisis from defining the prospects of a generation”.
The Prince, whose Prince's Trust is dedicated to helping the young, has spoken of his fears of a “terrible downward spiral” for those facing a “double disaster” of the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic repercussions.
三级成人视频Saying “desperately high numbers of lives and livelihoods” are already being lost, he warned young people are often “hardest hit” in times of economic hardship, currently working in industries which have “borne the brunt of this crisis”.
The Prince's comments come amid growing concern about the wider repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, particularly on children, teenagers and young adults.
Meanwhile, two of the UK's biggest companies have pledged to pay large sums to black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities after their roles in the slave trade were highlighted in a major academic database.