|30/11/2023||Behind closed doors, part 5: the political will||,,
The final part of this series about domestic abuse looks at what the political parties are doing and the prospects for the future
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|30/11/2023||Younger Britons are more pro-EU but ‘fixing’ Brexit not their priority||,,
Ursula von der Leyen hopes young people can drive a rapprochement but polls show they have other things on their minds
“We goofed it up, you have to fix it,” the European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, said on Tuesday in a message to the younger generation about Brexit.
Fixing it would be “the direction of travel” with regard to the UK rejoining the EU, she told an audience in Brussels. But as the fourth anniversary of Brexit approaches, is it likely that Britain’s millennials and generation Z will demand a rapprochement?Continue reading...
|30/11/2023||Tory MPs Back Sir Elton John's Call For Ban On Conversion Therapy||,,Tory MPs have backed Sir Elton John's call for a ban on conversion therapy after he expressed his disappointment that the Government had failed to outlaw the practice.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|30/11/2023||Matt Hancock Says Health Department "Rose To The Challenge" Of Covid-19 Pandemic||,,Former health secretary Matt Hancock has defended his record leading the Department for Health and Social Care during the pandemic to the Covid-19 Inquiry, arguing that he had been the one urging the government to take action against the virus sooner...||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|30/11/2023||Alistair Darling Praised For “Calm Expertise And Honesty” Following Death Aged 70||,,Labour leader Keir Starmer has paid tribute to Alistair Darling’s “calm expertise and honesty”, following the death of the former Labour chancellor aged 70.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|30/11/2023||Unspoken Tension Mounts In Conservative Party Over Rishi Sunak's Rwanda Plans||,,There is “unspoken tension” and a desire for “realism” among Conservative MPs over the government’s plans to stop small boats, with MPs still waiting for detail on emergency legislation promised by Rishi Sunak.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|30/11/2023||Weston Park Cancer centre nurse wins best-ranked research paper at international cancer conference||,,
Press release: Sheffield-based cancer nurse wins international acclaim with research studying the impact of treatments on patients’ quality of life
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|30/11/2023||Europe has entered a new age of anxiety – and it's dragging Britain along too | Martin Kettle||,,
Far from freeing the UK from continental insecurities, Brexit has made some of them worse. Isolationism won’t help: the only hope is to work with our neighbours
Once again, a spectre is haunting Europe. Yet the spectre is not communism, as Karl Marx wrongly predicted nearly 200 years ago. Far from it. The spectre today consists of multiple new drivers of national and regional insecurity. Together they threaten Europe’s – and Britain’s – long postwar years of general democratic stability and intermittent economic optimism. And Europe does not yet know what to do about it.
Last week’s success for Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom in the Netherlands’ general election is the latest of these many shocks. The vote for Wilders’ anti-migrant, anti-Islamic and Eurosceptic campaign has sent a jolt through all of Europe. It is too simplistic to call it part of a general shift to the right, partly because that may encourage simplistic responses. The far right has always been a problem in each country, and will continue to be so. But the increased vote for Wilders is also a sign of something altogether larger.
Martin Kettle is a Guardian columnistContinue reading...
|29/11/2023||EU hatches backup plan to lessen impact of 10% Brexit tariff on EVs||,,
Exclusive: ‘Cushion’ for carmakers facing looming tariff under deal for vehicles traded between EU and UK from start of 2024
The European Commission has hatched confidential Plan B proposals to “cushion” the impact of a looming 10% tariff on imports and exports of electric vehicles, the Guardian has learned.
The proposal was presented to member states on Monday in response to pressure from carmakers to amend some of the conditions imposed when the UK left the EU in January 2021.Continue reading...
|29/11/2023||Raab rejects claim that Johnson’s government was ‘puppet regime’ run by Cummings – as it happened||,,
This live blog is now closed, you can read more from today’s Covid inquiry here
Back at the home affairs committee, Tim Loughton (Con) has just had another go at getting answers about the number of asylum applications that have been withdrawn. (See 10.38am.)
He said, when he said earlier 95% of withdrawn applications were categorised as withdrawn for “other” reasons (and not because the claims were not substantiated), he was quoting figures for the last quarter.
Whilst the prospect is perhaps what none of us would wish to plan for, I believe the reality will be that we will need to discharge Covid-19 positive patients into residential care settings for the reason you have noted.
This will be entirely clinically appropriate because the NHS will triage those to retain in acute settings who can benefit from that sector’s care.Continue reading...
|29/11/2023||Labour Calls For Mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting As Discrepancy Remains||,,Labour has renewed its calls for a Race Equality Act after new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed Black people in the UK have consistently earned less than their White counterparts since 2012.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|29/11/2023||Sunak rejects von der Leyen’s comments that UK could rejoin EU||,,
European Commission president said Brexit could be fixed because leaders had ‘goofed it up’
Rishi Sunak has rejected the suggestion that Brexit could be in peril after Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, claimed that the UK could be on a path to rejoining the European Union.
At an event in Brussels on Tuesday night, von der Leyen admitted that European leaders had “goofed up” over the departure of Britain from the bloc and suggested the younger generation could “fix” it.Continue reading...
|29/11/2023||Labour MP Says David Cameron Could Have Committed Contempt Of Parliament Over Private Greensill Flights||,,Lord Cameron, the newly-appointed foreign secretary, might have acted in contempt of Parliament by failing to answer a committee question on how many personal flights he took using Greensill private jets, according to a Labour MP.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|29/11/2023||Civil Liberties Campaigners Warn Digital Pound Could Be "Detrimental" To Privacy||,,Big Brother Watch, a leading civil liberties campaign group, has published a report arguing that a new digital pound could be “detrimental to people’s privacy” and worry Government could use it to track people’s spending habits.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|29/11/2023||Twas the night before the chancellor got boo-ed off stage||,,
The chancellor delivered enough clues to confirm that his plan for those who ‘Can’t work or won’t work’ isn’t a plan at all – it’s a slogan
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|28/11/2023||Parthenon marbles row raises fresh fears over fraught UK-EU relations||,,
War of words between Athens and London escalates after Rishi Sunak’s snub to Greek prime minister
Rishi Sunak’s snub of his Greek counterpart over the Parthenon marbles raised fresh questions about Britain’s fraught relations with its European neighbours as a war of words between Athens and London escalated on Tuesday.
A meeting on Tuesday between Sunak and Kyriakos Mitsotakis was cancelled because the Greek prime minister reneged on assurances that he would not use a UK visit as a “public platform” to lobby for the return of the marbles to Athens, Downing Street said. The Greek side has denied any such assurances were given.Continue reading...
|28/11/2023||Spain ready to sign post-Brexit Gibraltar deal, says foreign minister||,,
José Manuel Albares met David Cameron to discuss agreement on trade, immigration and workers
Spain is ready to sign a deal on the post-Brexit status of Gibraltar as early as Wednesday, the country’s foreign minister, José Manuel Albares, said before a meeting in Brussels with his British counterpart, David Cameron.
The deal will centre on trade, immigration and the movement of workers to and from Spain. According to Spain’s Efe news agency, it will include plans to turn the Campo de Gibraltar – the Spanish area around Gibraltar – into a “zone of shared prosperity” that would eliminate the border fence so as to allow the movement of people and goods between the territory and the EU.Continue reading...
|28/11/2023||Labour Will Attempt To Extend Rules Forcing Landlords To Deal With Mould To Private Sector||,,Labour are set to attempt to extend rules that force landlords in social housing to deal with mould issues within a certain timeframe to the private rented sector.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|28/11/2023||Dick Whittington arrives at Harrogate Theatre||,,
After a run of high-quality festive shows, Harrogate Theatre’s Dick Whittington doesn’t break the tradition
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|28/11/2023||Michael Gove Says Cabinet Office Was Inherently "Dysfunctional" During Pandemic||,,The Cabinet Office was inherently “dysfunctional” and unprepared for dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, according to former Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|28/11/2023||David Cameron to visit Brussels in official role for first time since Brexit||,,
One diplomat likens ex-PM’s trip to EU headquarters for Nato talks to a ‘divorcee returning to the family home’
David Cameron will return to Brussels on Tuesday in an official capacity for the first time since his doomed campaign for Britain to remain in the European Union.
The former prime minister, who made a surprise return to frontline politics this month when he became the UK foreign secretary, will attend a Nato meeting of foreign ministers to discuss issues including ammunition supply to Ukraine and the alliance’s continued presence in Kosovo.Continue reading...
|27/11/2023||MPs Could Vote On Decriminalising Abortion In England And Wales||,,MPs will get the chance to vote on decriminalising abortion in England and Wales, with a Labour MP expected to table an amendment this week.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|27/11/2023||Business as usual, or positive degrowth: part two, degrowth||,,
Capitalism no longer needs perpetual economic expansion, or ‘growth’; what’s needed now is positive, controlled degrowth
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|27/11/2023||What To Expect In The New Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill This Week||,,A Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill will be brought forward in Parliament on Monday afternoon, as campaigners and MPs gear up to widen the Bill’s scope and make it more radical.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|27/11/2023||Sadiq Khan Felt "Winded" By Covid Spread After Weeks Shut Out Of Cobra Meetings||,,Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has told the Covid Inquiry he felt “almost winded” when he was informed of the scale of Covid’s spread in London at a high-level meeting in March 2020, after weeks of his team asking government officials for him to be invit...||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|27/11/2023||Celebrities unite against hidden menace: modern slavery on the rise for UK men||,,
Modern slavery is a disturbing and often hidden aspect of life in the UK – a new campaign seeks to raise awareness
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Celebrities unite against hidden menace: modern slavery on the rise for UK men
|27/11/2023||Chancellor Must Act On Energy Bills, Energy Select Committee Chair Says||,,The chair of the energy security and net zero select committee Angus MacNeil has criticised the absence of energy bill support measures in Chancellor's Autumn Statement and has called on Jeremy Hunt to act.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|27/11/2023||Town council gas arrears blamed on “dysfunction”||,,
Town clerk says longstanding failure to pay energy bills was due to “toxic” working environment and councillors’ behaviour
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Town council gas arrears blamed on “dysfunction”
|26/11/2023||Without more immigrants elderly people will suffer||,,
Dr Stella Perrott explains why migrants are the solution to, not the cause of, our failing public services
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Without more immigrants elderly people will suffer
|26/11/2023||Nigel Farage shouldn’t be in the jungle – get him out of there! | Stewart Lee||,,
Untenable political positions and unsavoury historical associations make Farage a problem for I’m a Celebrity… over to you, Ant and Dec
In 2011, Nigel Farage co-chaired the Europe of Freedom and Democracy grouping with Italy’s Francesco Speroni, who described the Norwegian white supremacist mass murderer and unlikely celebrity Top Gear fan Anders Behring Breivik as someone whose “ideas are in defence of western civilisation”. Farage has received £1.5m to appear on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! with Ant and Dec. Do Ant and Dec believe Breivik’s July 2011 shooting of 69 people, most of them teenagers, on the island of Utøya represented a defence of western civilisation? Do Ant and Dec, like Breivik, think Top Gear is “one of the funniest shows on TV… and one of the very few programmes at the Burka Broadcasting Corporation still worth seeing”, or do they prefer Bill Burr’s new anti-woke movie, Old Dads?
In 2017, Farage was invited to address the Alternative für Deutschland party by Beatrix von Storch, the granddaughter of Hitler’s finance minister and a woman who said German border guards should be allowed to shoot migrants (an attitude she shares with Rwanda, treaty or no treaty). Farage has received £1.5m to appear on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! with Ant and Dec. Do Ant and Dec have a joint view on whether it is right to shoot migrants, or do their opinions differ? Would they like to meet Hitler’s friend’s granddaughter?
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|26/11/2023||Kwasi Kwarteng Says COP28 Should Not "Bully" Developing Countries To Net Zero||,,Britain and the Western world must ensure action and dialogue to tackle climate change does not become part of a “neocolonial bubble” that "bullies" developing countries towards net zero, according to former chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng ahead of COP28.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|26/11/2023||Palestine protest at the University of Sheffield disrupts opening of new building The Wave||,,
University of Sheffield students protest against the university’s partnerships with arms manufacturers
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Palestine protest at the University of Sheffield disrupts opening of new building The Wave
|26/11/2023||Behind closed doors, part 4: a helping hand||,,
In the fourth part of this series on domestic abuse, we take a look at the support services on offer and some of the challenges that they face
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|26/11/2023||Jovial Jeremy Hunt says he is going for ‘growth’, but remains hobbled by Brexit||,,
Jeremy Hunt’s almost carefree approach to the autumn statement bespoke a chancellor, and a party, that has largely ceased to care
What impressed me most about the delivery of last week’s autumn statement was the good-humoured – almost jovial – manner in which our fourth chancellor in three years unveiled a seemingly endless list of measures supposed to promote “growth”.
In most cases they were nothing of the sort. But Jeremy Hunt was so relaxed that one wonders if he believed a word of it. I had the wicked thought that as his party is assumed by most observers – not least its own members – to be approaching the electoral scaffold, the prevailing mood was one of “lie back and think of the election after next”. Meanwhile, they can enjoy the spectacle of a Labour party struggling to carry out its traditional role of trying to sort out the mess it is likely to inherit.Continue reading...
|25/11/2023||UK’s flagship post-Brexit trade deal worth even less than previously thought, OBR says||,,
Office for Budget Responsibility says UK entry into the Indo-Pacific agreement will add just 0.04% to GDP in the long run
The UK’s flagship trans-Pacific trade deal, which was presented as a cornerstone of post-Brexit “global Britain”, will deliver even less benefit to the economy than the tiny uplift that was previously predicted, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility.
In a report accompanying last week’s autumn statement, the OBR said the UK’s entry into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) would add just 0.04% to GDP in the “long run”, which it defines as after 15 years of membership.Continue reading...
|25/11/2023||Can Rishi Sunak Curb Migration Without Also Bringing Down The NHS?||,,Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is under renewed pressure from restless Conservative MPs to massively reduce net migration before the next general election, but how he does that without putting further strain on the health service and the economy is not c...||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|25/11/2023||Fivefold rise in number of EU citizens refused entry to UK since Brexit||,,
Home Office data reveals impact of end of free movement and raises questions over Border Force hostility
The number of EU citizens refused entry to the UK since Brexit has increased fivefold, Home Office figures show.
In the first three quarters of 2019 just over 2,200 people from the EU were turned away at the border – compared with 11,600 in the first three quarters of 2023.Continue reading...
|24/11/2023||Rishi Sunak Says He Has "More To Do" To Reduce Net Migration Figures||,,Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said that he has “more to do” if he is going to succeed in bringing down migration numbers, as the Tory backbenches remain restless over last year’s figures being revised to a record high.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|23/11/2023||Jeremy Hunt Accused Of Being "Untruthful" About Cost Of Living Support||,,Work and pensions committee chair Stephen Timms has accused Jeremy Hunt of providing him with an "untruthful" answer in parliament on the future of the Household Support Fund and has called on the Chancellor to formally correct the record.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|23/11/2023||Net migration to UK hit record 745,000 in 2022, revised figures show||,,
Office for National Statistics raises previous figure by 140,000 and gives estimate for year to June of 672,000
Net migration boosted the UK population by a record 745,000 in the year to December 2022, fuelled in part by a surge in overseas professionals arriving to work in the NHS and care homes and prompting a furious response from rightwing Conservatives.
Amid signs No 10 might consider tightening guidelines on what has become a totemic issue for some Tory MPs, one group of backbenchers said a failure to deliver on the manifesto pledge to reduce net migration could prove “existential” for the party.Continue reading...
|23/11/2023||Tory MPs Are Back In A Bad Mood Over High Net Migration Figures||,,A number of Conservative MPs have criticised the Government after net migration figures hit 672,000 in the 12 months ending June 2023, souring the briefly jubilant mood in the party sparked by tax cuts in Jeremy Hunt's Autumn statement.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|22/11/2023||Conservative MPs Welcome Autumn Statement But Demand More Tax Cuts||,,Conservative MPs who are pushing for lower tax have cautiously welcomed Jeremy Hunt's Autumn Statement, but they stress that it must be followed by further tax cuts at the Spring Budget to limit damage to the Tory party at the next general election.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|22/11/2023||Living Standards And Economy Still Stalling Despite Autumn Statement Tax Cuts||,,The Office for Budget Responsibility has concluded that overall tax levels will continue to reach a record high as living standards struggle to rise, despite the government's decision to cut National Insurance and reform business contributions.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|22/11/2023||All The Key Measures In Jeremy Hunt's Autumn Statement From Tax Cuts To Business Reforms||,,Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has announced more than 100 measures in the Autumn Statement, which he said will “boost the economy and drive growth”.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|22/11/2023||Jeremy Hunt Cuts National Insurance And Increases Minimum Wage In Autumn Statement||,,Jeremy Hunt has cut national insurance and announced an increase to the minimum wage as part of his plans to “make work pay” in the Autumn Statement.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|22/11/2023||Labour Calls For Extension On Pre-Payment Meter Ban||,,Labour has called on the government to extend the moratorium on pre-payment meters following reports they are still being forcibly installed in vulnerable households.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|22/11/2023||Tory MPs Flock To Moderate Wing To Resist Scrapping Of Human Rights Laws||,,The One Nation group of moderate Conservative MPs has seen its membership increase in recent weeks as they prepare to push back against calls for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to ignore human rights law.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|21/11/2023||Brexit has ‘chilled’ business investment, says Bank of England deputy governor||,,
Dave Ramsden tells MPs referendum fallout also contributed to lower speed limit for growth of UK economy
The outcome of the Brexit vote and years of political uncertainty it triggered has had a chilling impact on business investment in Britain, a deputy governor of the Bank of England has said.
Dave Ramsden, the Bank’s deputy governor for markets and banking, said the fallout from the 2016 referendum had “chilled” investment levels compared with other leading nations and contributed to a lower “speed limit” for the UK economy.Continue reading...
|21/11/2023||Labour MP Says "Catastrophic" Housing Benefit Freeze Must Be Dropped In Autumn Statement||,,Labour MP and chair of the work and pensions committee Stephen Timms has joined calls for increases in benefits, including ending a freeze on Local Housing Allowance in the Autumn Statement this week.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|21/11/2023||Complaints Exceed Police Officer Numbers In Some UK Forces||,,A number of police forces have recorded as many or more complaints than they have officers, as the number of complaints within forces are set to reach a record high this year.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|21/11/2023||Tory Fury Over High Migration Could Overshadow Autumn Statement||,,Conservative backbench anger over soon to be published migration figures threatens to cut short a positive Tory party reaction to any tax cuts in the Autumn Statement on Wednesday.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|21/11/2023||Chris Whitty Says Government Was "Too Late" To Act In First Wave Of Covid-19 Pandemic||,,The UK government was "a bit too late" to intervene in the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, according to top medical adviser to the government Professor Chris Whitty.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|20/11/2023||ICGS Director Wants To Reduce Bullying Complaints Threshold||,,Parliamentary authorities want to lower the threshold for launching bullying investigations at Westminster to deal with the “horror stories” of persistent offenders.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|20/11/2023||Rishi Sunak's Economic Attacks On Labour Will Be "Very Difficult To Pull Off"||,,Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's claim that Labour lacks economic competence might prove a "very difficult" sell with voters who continue to associate him with the fiscal turmoil of his predecessor Liz Truss, according to a pollster.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|18/11/2023||Britain still needs post-Brexit deals - but has the EU moved on?||,,
The chances of the UK striking key deals with Brussels are looking up, with many seeing the new foreign secretary David Cameron as the latest step in a rapprochement
In her final key pre-Brexit speech in 2019, Ursula von der Leyen declared she would “always be a remainer”, insisting that Europe’s “bond of friendship” with the UK would remain unbreakable.
In her hour-long “state of the union” address this year, the EU’s most senior executive official did not mention the UK once, despite common interests in Ukraine, the climate crisis, energy and China.Continue reading...
|13/11/2023||The Guardian view on Rishi Sunak’s reshuffle: the Tories can’t escape their own chaos | Editorial||,,
The prime minister’s moves reveal his failure to restore trust in government after the calamitous Truss administration
Rishi Sunak’s cabinet reshuffle reveals the identity crisis at the heart of the Conservative party. Are the Tories the party of tax cuts or of fiscal responsibility? Are they the party of levelling up or the City? Do they want to improve institutions or wreck them? With the sacking of Suella Braverman from the Home Office and the return of David Cameron as foreign secretary, it would be tempting to think Mr Sunak’s shift was a victory for a more recognisable, centre-right politics. But that assessment would be premature.
Mr Sunak has failed to restore trust in his party after the bedlam of the Truss government. The shakeup of his team illustrates how hard it is for the Tories to escape their own chaos.Demoting his health secretary in the middle of negotiations with the doctors’ union to end industrial action spells panic. It is a desperate sign to replace the party chairman a year before an election. No voter thinks a housing emergency of rocketing rents and soaring evictions will be solved by the 16th housing minister since 2010.Continue reading...
|13/11/2023||Brexit to pints with Xi: why David Cameron is a controversial foreign secretary||,,
As former UK PM makes a return to cabinet, we look at his somewhat chequered record on global stage
David Cameron has made a shock return to the UK government as foreign secretary.
A profile on the government’s website credits him with developing “a foreign policy that responded to the new challenges of the Arab spring and also evolving challenges from various state and non-state actors”.Continue reading...
|11/11/2023||Britain needs shelter from this absolute Tory shower | William Keegan||,,
From privatisation to Brexit to its current collapse, the damage done by the Conservative party leaves one longing for the past
When thieves fall out, they certainly know how to do it. The sight of former cabinet ministers such as Nadine Dorries slagging off the prime minister, and the home secretary – at the time of writing – plumbing the depths of extreme rightwing prejudice, shows that there are now no depths to which the Conservative party will not sink.
They are desperate, and with reason. The chickens bred during George Osborne’s austerity chancellorship, and let out of captivity by Boris Johnson’s Brexit, are finally coming home to roost.Continue reading...
|29/10/2023||Britain’s inequalities are growing and levelling up is difficult. Here’s why||,,
Collaboration and funding are key to reversing the regional divide, but both are in short supply
The idea that governments should act to level up Britain is nothing new. For at least a century there has been an acceptance that something needs to be done for those parts of the country initially hit by the long-term decline of cotton, coal and shipbuilding, and subsequently at the sharp end of the deindustrialisation of the 1980s.
But only in recent years has regional policy become sexy, and for that we have Brexit to thank. The EU referendum was a wake-up call to Britain’s political class.Continue reading...
|28/10/2023||Taxation is not a ‘burden’. It’s Brexit that weighs Britain down | William Keegan||,,
Taxes spent wisely improve lives and attract investors – and in fact leaving the EU has made cutting them harder than ever
One of the phrases which do little to help public discussion of economic and social policy is “the tax burden”. Often when I come across it I am reminded of a master at my grammar school who used to delight in annoying his pupils by informing us that we were “the taxpayer’s burden”.
Now, some taxes are no doubt wasted, and people have a right to approve or disapprove of the projects to which their taxes are put. But taxation is necessary for a civilised society and, as the population ages and the demands on the public purse grow, taxes are increasing as a proportion of the national income.Continue reading...
|25/10/2023||The Guardian view on bankers’ bonuses: the sky’s the limit (again) | Editorial||,,
In the week that nearly 4 million Britons were reported to live in destitution, policymakers axed the cap on City pay. How’s that for a healthy society?
Rejoice! At last the British establishment has identified a 100% cast-iron Brexit bonus. This week, financial watchdogs agreed there need be no more limits on the bonuses paid to City bankers. The Bank of England found that “a bonus cap is not routinely imposed in other leading international financial centres outside the EU”. The cap will go at the end of this month – which, in case you need reminding, is also Halloween. From Bishopsgate to Canary Wharf, there will be no tricks this year, just treats.
In reality, the politics of this move are not so cheery. This week, it was estimated that nearly 4 million Britons are living in destitution, getting by on one meal a day or relying on food banks. Many of those in such dire straits will have had their misery compounded by the austerity of the past 13 years, and cuts to benefits and public services made in the wake of the giant crash of 2008 – caused by the same class of bankers, now enjoying limitless bonuses. All this is happening under a fabulously wealthy prime minister who was formerly an investment banker. What political analysts call “the optics” are truly terrible on this one.Continue reading...
|25/10/2023||‘Why would we want to be part of the UK?’ Young people will probably soon deliver a united Ireland | Emma DeSouza||,,
Disillusioned with Stormont and Brexit, 18 to 24-year-olds want progressive change – and don’t see it happening in the union
The DUP leader, Jeffrey Donaldson, expressed his confidence this week that there won’t be a united Ireland in his lifetime. But as support for unionism wanes among Northern Ireland’s young people, could the so-called peace babies have a different future in mind?
A recent Lucid Talk/Sunday Times survey showed that 57% of 18 to 24-year-olds in Northern Ireland would vote “yes” to reunifying Ireland if a border poll were held today, despite there being no official campaign or unity plan in place. More than 600,000 people have been born in Northern Ireland since the signing of the Good Friday agreement, and they have grown up during a sustained period of peace that has given rise to a new set of priorities. This is a generation that wants more rights, more progressive change – and to confine the division of the past to the dustbin of history.Continue reading...
|24/10/2023||Cap on bankers' bonuses to be scrapped||,,The plan is part of a post-Brexit shake-up of City rules, but unions call it "obscene".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/09/2023||First 'Not for EU' posters begin appearing in NI supermarkets||,,The new signs are a result of the revised Brexit deal for Northern Ireland, the Windsor Framework.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/09/2023||Windsor Framework: UK-EU body to meet ahead of Brexit deal's next step||,,James Cleverly and Maros Sefcovic are not expected to attend Thursday's Joint Committee meeting.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/09/2023||Dividing lines: where do Sunak and Starmer stand on key UK issues?||,,
Party leaders start to reveal clearer positions on policy areas ranging from net zero to transgender rights
Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer have faced off against each other for the past 11 months as leaders of their parties, but the time has been marked by frustration within their own ranks that they are failing to create clear dividing lines with their opponents.
That situation has begun to change. The Conservative leader suddenly seems more eager to lay out his own ideological credentials – even if recent net zero announcements were quickly rushed out in response to leaks.Continue reading...
|07/09/2023||UK rejoins EU science research scheme Horizon||,,UK-based scientists and institutions will have access to the £85bn fund from today.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|07/09/2023||What does rejoining EU’s Horizon scheme mean for UK research and innovation?||,,
Scientists relieved they can once again apply for funding from world’s largest such programme after three-year hiatus
The UK has rejoined the flagship Horizon Europe research programme, to the widespread relief of the scientific community. But what is Horizon Europe and what does it mean for UK science?Continue reading...
|30/08/2023||Brexit: EU-derived equal pay protections to be retained||,,Women will keep the right to the same pay as men doing similar jobs in what Labour says is a government U-turn.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/08/2023||Post-Brexit import checks on food delayed again||,,Concerns over impact on prices has led to another delay on checks for food coming in from the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|01/08/2023||UK to keep EU safety mark in post-Brexit climbdown||,,It means goods sold in Great Britain will not have to apply the new UK-only product safety mark.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|06/07/2023||How important is Horizon science project for UK – and could it rejoin?||,,
Brexit spat excluded Britain from £85bn European programme – at huge detriment to vital research, argue scientists
The UK is edging closer to a deal to allow it back into the flagship £85bn Horizon Europe science research programme after being locked out since 2020 in a row over Northern Ireland’s Brexit trading arrangements.
What might happen, and can British science recover its leading position in Europe?Continue reading...
|04/07/2023||Brexit: Irish cross-border trade now 'more economically important'||,,Previous research found reduction in trade but this has been reversed since EU departure, says study.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|27/06/2023||UK to work more closely with EU on financial services||,,The UK and EU pact is being seen as a step towards better relations over financial services.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|23/06/2023||Windsor Framework: NI Brexit deal committee meet in Brussels||,,It deals with implementing the Windsor Framework and is made up of UK and EU senior officials.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|23/06/2023||Brexit: City Hall unable to fly EU flag to mark vote anniversary||,,The Greater London Authority had planned to raise the flag in "solidarity" with EU residents.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/06/2023||Brexit: How do people in Clacton feel seven years after vote?||,,Seven years after the Brexit referendum, the BBC takes the temperature in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|21/06/2023||Is Brexit behind the UK's inflation shock?||,,Some claim leaving the EU may be to blame for the UK's stubbornly high inflation, but it's a complex picture.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|18/05/2023||Carmaker worries with high EU export tariffs ‘not to do with Brexit’, says Badenoch – video||,,
Kemi Badenoch, the business and trade secretary, has said that the problem raised by car manufacturers worried about exports to the EU facing tariffs from next year 'isn’t to do with Brexit'.
She made the comment during business questions in the Commons, where Jonathan Reynolds, the shadow business secretary, criticised her record since she has been in post.
The 'rules of origin' requirements raised by car manufacturers were part of the TCA and related to Brexit, but all European car manufacturers were having problems because there was not enough battery supply in Europe, she saidContinue reading...
|17/05/2023||Why are leading carmakers urging UK to overhaul Brexit deal?||,,
Ford, Stellantis and Jaguar Land Rover have criticised extra costs under trade and cooperation agreement
Three of the world’s largest carmakers have told the British government it needs to renegotiate its Brexit deal with the EU to change rules they say threaten UK electric vehicle production.
The Vauxhall maker, Stellantis, has warned it will be unable to keep its commitment to make electric vehicles in Britain without the changes, while Ford has called them a “pointless cost”. Jaguar Land Rover, the biggest UK automotive employer, also said the timing of new rules was “unrealistic”.Continue reading...
|15/05/2023||'That feels wrong': Keir Starmer criticises lack of vote for EU citizens living in UK – video||,,
The Labour leader, Keir Starmer, has said it 'feels wrong' that EU citizens who have lived in the UK for years and pay taxes here do not have the right to vote. Speaking to LBC on Monday, Starmer said: 'The thinking behind it is: if someone’s been here say 10, 20, 30 years, contributing to this economy, contributing to the community, they ought to be able to vote'Continue reading...
|11/05/2023||Speaker berates Kemi Badenoch for not informing MPs about EU law U-turn – video||,,
The speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsey Hoyle, lost his temper with Kemi Badenoch when the secretary of state failed to inform the house of the government's U-turn on repealing retained EU laws.
The government has decided to go ahead with plans to allow thousands of EU-inherited laws to expire by the end of the year, news that Badenoch released in a statement and to the Telegraph newpaper before making a statement in the House of Commons.
The business and trade secretary said she was sorry that the sequencing was not to the speaker's satisfaction, infuriating Hoyle furtherContinue reading...
|11/05/2023||Brexit: Ministers to ditch deadline to scrap retained EU laws||,,The end-of-year timetable had sparked concern that important legislation could fall away by accident.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|09/05/2023||Defence, travel, science: how post-Brexit relations could warm further||,,
Improving ties between the UK and EU could lead to agreements on youth mobility and research collaboration
It’s official. Relations between the EU and the UK have been reset. In an article for the Guardian, ambassadors and high commissioners of all 27 member states declared there had been a “regain in trust”.
After seven years of tension, mistrust and sometimes downright contempt, the outbreak of civility is no small thing. “The task ahead is therefore to build on this re-engagement and to develop further the ties between the EU and the UK,” the ambassadors said.Continue reading...
|25/04/2023||Brexit: MPs call for public inquiry into impact of leaving EU||,,MPs brand Brexit a "disaster" but the government says leaving the EU was a "democratic choice".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|20/04/2023||Windsor Framework: NI businesses 'need more detail on Brexit deal'||,,A House of Lords committee is told there is a lack of operational detail on the new deal.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/04/2023||Brexit: What are the Northern Ireland Protocol and Windsor Framework?||,,A new Brexit deal for Northern Ireland has been adopted by the UK and the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/04/2023||Good Friday and Windsor agreements are top priority for Belfast trip, says Biden – video||,,
The US president said making sure the Good Friday agreement and the Windsor framework stay in place were the top priority of his trip to Northern Ireland. Speaking to reporters before boarding Air Force One, Joe Biden said 'making sure the Irish accords and the Windsor agreements stay in place, keep the peace, that's the main thing'.
Biden also addressed a question on the arrest of Evan Gershkovich by Russian authorities, calling his detention 'totally illegal'.
|06/04/2023||Warning post-Brexit border checks could deter EU imports||,,The Cold Chain Federation says planned new measures will put off some suppliers and push up food prices.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/04/2023||Suella Braverman denies Brexit to blame for Dover queues – video||,,
Suella Braverman has denied Brexit is responsible for delays at the port of Dover after some passengers said they had been queueing for up to 14 hours to have their passports checked. Extra sailings were being put in place overnight with hopes of clearing the backlog by lunchtime on Sunday, after a critical incident was declared at the port on Friday. Speaking on Sky News’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday, the home secretary said operations at the French border had been 'very good' since BrexitContinue reading...
|24/03/2023||UK and EU formally adopt Brexit deal for Northern Ireland – video||,,
UK foreign secretary James Cleverly met with Maroš Šefčovič, the European Commission vice-president, to agree to work 'intensively and faithfully' to implement the Windsor framework after formally adopting it. On behalf of the UK and EU, both counterparts agreed to accept the revised version of the Northern Ireland protocol. Prime minister Rishi Sunak's deal with the 27-nation bloc has rewritten the post-Brexit rules on Northern Ireland trade. Cleverly said that, after long negotiations, the two had finally found a way 'to move forward'Continue reading...
|22/03/2023||Sunak wins post-Brexit vote on revised Northern Ireland protocol – video||,,
Rishi Sunak has won parliamentary backing for his revised post-Brexit trade arrangements in Northern Ireland despite hardline Conservative Brexiters voting against it. Among those who did not support the prime minister’s proposals were his two immediate predecessors, Liz Truss and Boris Johnson, members of the European Research Group as well as Democratic Unionist party MPs
|22/03/2023||MPs back Rishi Sunak's new Brexit Northern Ireland deal||,,But former PMs Boris Johnson and Liz Truss joined 20 other Tory MPs and the DUP to vote against the agreement.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|21/03/2023||Hardline Tory MPs reject Sunak’s Northern Ireland Brexit plan – video||,,
Conservative MP Mark Francois, who chairs the European Research Group, makes a statement to the press detailing its study of Rishi Sunak's Northern Ireland Brexit plan. Summarising the ERG's stance, Francois said it had concluded the Stormont 'brake' was not effective and that the check-free 'green lane' for the bulk of goods moved between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK would not work as billed
|16/03/2023||Jeremy Hunt: More immigration not a Brexit betrayal||,,The chancellor defends the decision to give overseas construction workers easier access to UK jobs.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/03/2023||Tomato shortage: How far is Brexit to blame?||,,Many people have claimed Brexit is to blame for the UK tomato shortage - what is the evidence?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/03/2023||Boris Johnson says Rishi Sunak’s NI Brexit deal 'does not take back control' – video||,,
Speaking at the Global Soft Power summit in London, the ex-prime minister Boris Johnson said the Northern Ireland Brexit deal agreed by Sunak was 'not about the UK taking back control'. Johnson admitted he was at fault that the checks on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland had become too 'onerous' but reiterated his call for the UK to be allowed to diverge with EU regulations and laws. He said: 'This is nothing if it is not a Brexit government, and Brexit is nothing if we in this country don’t do things differently'Continue reading...
|01/03/2023||Chris Mason: How is the government's Brexit deal going down?||,,No row has yet materialised, but the PM awaits the verdict of his MPs, writes our political editor.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/02/2023||Sunak: Northern Ireland is 'world's most exciting economic zone' by being in EU and UK – video||,,
Speaking at a Q&A in Lisburn as he pitched his new protocol deal, Rishi Sunak said Northern Ireland would be 'the world’s most exciting economic zone', because if the agreement passed, it would have access to both the European single market and the UK. 'Nobody else has that. No one. Only you guys. Only here. And that is the prize,' he said.
|28/02/2023||Chris Mason: No 10 buoyant, but not there yet||,,Rishi Sunak's deal may not be enough to tempt the DUP back to government, writes our political editor.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|27/02/2023||Brexit: Why is there a row over the European Court of Justice?||,,The UK government wants the European Court of Justice removed from oversight of the NI Protocol.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/02/2023||Brexit hit UK investment by £29bn, says Bank of England policymaker||,,Jonathan Haskel says leaving the EU has caused a "productivity penalty" of £1,000 per household.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|10/02/2023||UK pays EU £1.7bn to settle long-running import fraud case||,,The Treasury said the payment would draw a line under the fraud case, which dates back to 2018.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|08/02/2023||Northern Ireland Protocol is lawful, Supreme Court rules||,,The protocol has been challenged by unionists, who say it breaches the Acts of Union and NI Act.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/01/2023||What impact has Brexit had on the UK economy?||,,It is three years since the UK left the EU and time to start looking at the evidence.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/01/2023||Gibraltar struggles with post-Brexit limbo||,,As talks resume on its future, the British overseas territory fears for its sovereignty and border.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/01/2023||NI Protocol: M&S warns against separate labelling for NI goods||,,The UK and EU both previously suggested it could help reduce checks related to the NI Protocol.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/01/2023||Eurostar trains carrying almost a third fewer passengers||,,Boss Gwendoline Cazenave says post-Brexit border checks are causing problems for the train company.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|24/01/2023||Labour's David Lammy promises new UK-EU security pact||,,Shadow foreign secretary David Lammy sets out plans for closer security ties with the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|18/01/2023||Brexit: Ministers clash with MPs over plan to scrap EU laws||,,Thousands of UK laws are due to expire automatically at the end of this year, prompting warnings from MPs.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/01/2023||NI Protocol: Starmer urges Sunak to use Good Friday Agreement to solve Brexit crisis||,,The Labour leader says it is time for the government to put Northern Ireland above a "Brexit purity cult".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/01/2023||Brexit: Protocol deal no guarantee of Stormont return, says Irish PM||,,Leo Varadkar says post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland were "too strict and too rigid".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/01/2023||London Mayor Sadiq Khan to say he can't ignore 'immense' Brexit damage||,,London mayor's call for closer ties with the EU puts him at odds with the Labour leader on Brexit.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|09/01/2023||NI Protocol: UK and EU reach agreement on trade data sharing||,,James Cleverley and Maros Šefčovič say the agreement gives a new basis for NI protocol talks.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|06/01/2023||Brexit: Growing differences between drugs approved for GB and NI, says report||,,Post-Brexit divergence between NI and the rest of the UK on drugs is increasing, research suggests.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/01/2023||Brexit: Mistakes were made on all sides, says Leo Varadkar||,,The Irish prime minister says perhaps the Northern Ireland protocol is a "little bit too strict".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/12/2022||Brexit: Call for rethink on ditching thousands of EU laws||,,Warning health, environmental and agricultural regulation could be harmed by UK ministers' plans.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/12/2022||Firms frustrated by post-Brexit trade red tape||,,Two years after post-Brexit trading began with the EU, UK firms are still struggling with the new rules, says BCC.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|21/12/2022||Flawed EU settlement scheme could create illegal migrants says High Court||,,Home Office rules affecting millions of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit are unlawful, a judge rules.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/12/2022||Brexit: Progress on trade deals slower than promised||,,The UK government is on course to miss its target for signing deals, as exporter numbers fall.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|01/12/2022||Brexit added £210 to household food bills, LSE says||,,A new study suggests extra red tape and checks pushed up food bills in the UK over two years.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/11/2022||UK yet to see full impact of Brexit trade deals, says minister Badenoch||,,Kemi Badenoch acknowledges "change is difficult" but says the UK can benefit from new trade deals.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/11/2022||More UK environment laws to be reviewed after Brexit||,,Environment Secretary Therese Coffey suggests the number of EU laws to be audited has gone up.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|24/11/2022||Brexit: Don't scrap EU rules, firms and unions say||,,Business groups and unions warn plans to scrap thousands of EU laws will create "confusion and disruption".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|10/11/2022||Brexit-backing Next boss says UK needs more overseas workers||,,Lord Wolfson urges the government to let more foreign workers into the UK to tackle labour shortages.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|10/11/2022||UK-Swiss science deal as both barred from EU scheme||,,Political tensions mean both nations have been shut out of the EU's prestigious Horizon programme.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/10/2022||Sinn Féin accuses DUP of creating 'political limbo'||,,NI is currently without ministers after a legal deadline for the formation of government passed.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/09/2022||Labour can’t win election with Brexit negativity, shadow minister says||,,A shadow minister says the party wants to present a “positive vision” for life outside the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|20/09/2022||UK considers joining new European nations club||,,French President Emmanuel Macron is championing a summit of EU and non-EU countries next month.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|16/09/2022||NI Protocol: Sea border checks 'not required by EU law'||,,A barrister representing Edwin Poots says wording of EU regulations do not apply to GB food products||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|16/09/2022||Northern Ireland Protocol: UK defies EU legal action over checks||,,The UK says it will continue to delay full post-Brexit checks on goods moving from Great Britain.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/08/2022||Some steel exports from Great Britain to Northern Ireland face 25% tariff||,,The tariff is because of EU rule changes and affects Northern Ireland because of the NI Protocol.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|23/08/2022||NI Protocol: Business consortium urge EU and UK to end impasse||,,The NI Business Brexit Working Group says the UK and EU should redouble their efforts.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|16/08/2022||UK government enters endgame in Europe research standoff||,,The government is in a row with the EU over the UK's membership of the €100bn Horizon research programme.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|27/07/2022||NI Protocol: Grace periods should be permanent, says Lords committee||,,The current grace periods mean the NI Protocol is not being fully implemented.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/07/2022||EU launches fresh legal action over Northern Ireland border rules||,,The fresh claims come amid a worsening diplomatic row over the Northern Ireland Protocol.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/07/2022||Brexit: UK's divorce bill from EU could rise to £42.5bn||,,A minister says inflation could increase the bill for outstanding UK spending commitments to the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/06/2022||Brexit: PM to unveil plans to scrap parts of NI Protocol agreed with EU||,,The UK wants to rewrite part of the Northern Ireland Protocol but the EU says this breaks international law.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/05/2022||Universities warn of EU-UK research scheme 'close to precipice'||,,Vice-chancellors ask both sides to work together to save the UK's role in a multi-billion-pound scheme.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|29/05/2022||Imperial measurement review to mark Jubilee||,,But Labour MP Angela Eagle calls the review a "pathetic" attempt to "weaponise nostalgia".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|27/05/2022||Brexit: UK signs first US state-level trade agreement with Indiana||,,The agreement is the first of many expected after talks on a broader post-Brexit US deal stalled.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/05/2022||'We don't want UK-EU trade war' - Irish PM||,,Micheál Martin says he is hopeful he will not have to contemplate tariffs against UK exports.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|20/05/2022||Irish PM says DUP cannot be allowed to block NI Assembly||,,Meanwhile, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the UK must not discard the protocol.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/05/2022||Brexit: Ignoring parts of Northern Ireland Protocol is legal, says attorney general||,,UK legal advisers say the Brexit deal can be overridden to preserve the Good Friday Agreement.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/04/2022||Brexit import checks delayed for fourth time||,,New post-Brexit controls, due in July, are postponed amid rising inflation and supply chain disruption.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|27/04/2022||Brexit: UK government 'squarely responsible' for protocol deal||,,A former top civil servant has attacked the handling of the Northern Ireland part of the Brexit deal.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|26/04/2022||New Brexit rules caused major shock to UK-EU trade - report||,,A new study found that imports from the EU fell by 25% relative to those from elsewhere.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|20/04/2022||Brexit: Cross-border permits will damage industry, say NI Tourism||,,The proposal will require non-British and non-Irish EU citizens to apply for pre-travel clearance.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/04/2022||Brexit: Tonnes of beetroot left to rot as EU firms look elsewhere||,,Staffordshire farmer Will Woodhall says the lack of demand in Europe will cost him up to £90,000.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|06/04/2022||Brexit expert Aodhán Connolly to lead NI Executive's Brussels office||,,Aodhán Connolly has been a key figure in expressing the views of NI business to the UK government.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|17/02/2022||Brexit: Simon Coveney plays down NI Protocol breakthrough prospects||,,The Irish foreign minister says UK-EU joint committee talks next week will be more of a "staging post".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|16/02/2022||Jacob Rees-Mogg says little evidence Brexit hit trade||,,The Brexit benefits minister says Covid is behind trade falls, and Brexit is helping the economy.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|15/02/2022||Brexit: Northern Ireland goods exports to Republic 'reached €4bn in 2021'||,,Ireland's Central Statistics Office (CSO) says that represents an increase of 65% compared to 2020.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/02/2022||NI Protocol: Irish Sea border ongoing despite order, says Downing St||,,Downing Street says checks remain despite DUP minister Edwin Poots' directive for them to stop.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|14/01/2022||Brexit: NI Protocol talks to intensify next week||,,The EU and UK are set for intensified negotiations as the foreign secretary hails "cordial" talks.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|10/01/2022||NI Protocol: Government must publish protocol timetable - DUP||,,Sir Jeffrey Donaldson was speaking after meeting the UK Brexit negotiator Liz Truss on Monday.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|09/01/2022||Liz Truss 'willing' to override Northern Ireland-part of Brexit deal||,,The foreign secretary issues a warning over the Northern Ireland-part of the deal if negotiations fail.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|06/01/2022||Farmers could be paid for post-Brexit 'rewilding' land changes||,,"Radical plans" could see large areas of land in England turned into nature reserves.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|05/01/2022||Brexit: Did the EU ban crown marks on pint glasses?||,,The government said restoring crown stamps to pints was one of the "key successes" of Brexit so far.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/01/2022||UK steel future uncertain without US tariffs deal||,,Europe has reached an agreement over Trump-era taxes but the UK is still facing 25% tariffs.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|01/01/2022||Brexit: A year of storms over the Northern Ireland Protocol||,,How Westminster and Brussels tussled over the Northern Ireland Protocol throughout 2021.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|17/12/2021||Brexit: NI will get medicine at same time as GB, EU proposes||,,Under plans to simplify the NI Protocol, the EU says medicines will continue to be available.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|17/12/2021||Brexit: UK indicates European court may have NI Protocol role||,,It could mean the European Court of Justice ruling on EU law but not having a final say in disputes.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|09/12/2021||Brexit: Non-Irish EU citizens could face Irish border travel checks||,,Non-Irish EU citizens living in the Republic would need clearance under the proposed UK bill.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/12/2021||Brexit: No breakthrough in latest NI Protocol talks||,,Maroš Šefčovič says it is "time to get medicines across the finish line" but again no deal is struck.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/12/2021||UK plays down Brexit link in US steel tariff row||,,Reports suggesting a US decision to maintain tariffs on UK steel is linked to Brexit are rejected.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/12/2021||Brexit: Special goods category 'would improve NI Protocol'||,,A think tank suggests "Northern-Ireland-approved goods" could be exempt from some EU rules.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|01/12/2021||Brexit: EU could move unilaterally on NI medicines issue||,,Maroš Šefčovič says the EU is ready to move on its own over Northern Ireland's medicines problem.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/03/2021||How tampon tax, hedgerows and sanctions have changed since Brexit||,,Tampon tax, hedgerows and sanctions: what's changed since Brexit?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/03/2021||Turing Scheme: What is the Erasmus replacement?||,,What will Brexit mean for students in the UK wanting to work or study abroad?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|01/02/2021||Brexit: How much disruption has there been so far?||,,It has been a month since the rules changed in the UK's relationship with the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/12/2020||Brexit: What are the key points of the deal?||,,These are the most important aspects of the UK-EU deal, and what they mean for people's lives and businesses.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/09/2020||Brexit: Where are we now?||,,It's been out of the headlines for the past few months, but Brexit is back on the political menu||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|23/07/2020||Post-Brexit deal: What's happening in the UK-EU talks?||,,Both sides will soon have to decide when and how they compromise, or whether they are willing to walk away.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/01/2020||Brexit: How did we get here? The past four years in two minutes||,,It's been more than three years since the UK voted to leave the European Union but how did we get here?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/07/2019||Brexit: Your simple guide to the UK leaving the EU||,,Feeling a little lost about what's going on with Brexit? Here's our basic guide.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|