A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

Brexit News Feeds

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04/02/2023 Sunak ‘risks full-scale trade war’ with Brussels by scrapping EU laws ,,

Leading European politicians have warned that the prime minister’s plan to ditch EU legislation will trigger retaliatory countermeasures, including imposing tariffs on goods

Rishi Sunak’s plan to scrap thousands of EU laws by the end of this year risks triggering a full-scale trade war between the UK and Brussels, senior figures in the European Union have warned.

Letters from leading EU politicians, seen by the Observer, reveal deep concern that the UK is about to lower standards in areas such as environmental protection and workers’ rights – breaching “level playing field” provisions that were at the heart of the post-Brexit trade and cooperation agreement (TCA).

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04/02/2023 Davis dismisses Brexit downsides references as ‘propaganda’ ,,Davis dismisses downsides

The former Brexit secretary has dismissed as ‘propaganda’ frequent references to his comments in 2016 about Brexit having no downsides

Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Davis dismisses Brexit downsides references as ‘propaganda’

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04/02/2023 Brexit causes collapse in European research funding for Oxbridge ,,

Oxford and Cambridge universities, once given more than £130m a year in total by European research programmes, are now getting £1m annually between them

One of the UK’s most prestigious universities has seen its funding from a large European research programme plummet from £62m a year to nothing since Brexit, new figures show.

The latest statistics from the European Commission reveal that Cambridge University, which netted €483m (£433m) over the seven years of the last European research funding programme, Horizon 2020, has not received any funding in the first two years of the new Horizon Europe programme.

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04/02/2023 Norky’s rambles: whisky, whiskey or aquavitae ,,Bolster Moor Malt Whisky Appreciation Society

Join Norky as he takes us through a brief tour of whisky and how to enjoy it, courtesy of the Bolster Moor Malt Whisky Appreciation Society

Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Norky’s rambles: whisky, whiskey or aquavitae

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04/02/2023 Work And Pensions Secretary Admits Foreign Workers Would Help "Resolve" UK Staff Shortages ,,Mel Stride, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, has admitted that loosening immigration rules to allow more foreign workers to come to the UK would abate staff shortages, but government remains unlikely to budge on the matter. www.politicshome.com Visit...
03/02/2023 Some strikes in Wales suspended after government raises pay offer – as it happened ,,

Welsh government offering health staff extra 3% – half one-off, half consolidated – on top of 4.5% increase. This live blog is closed

Michelle O’Neill, the Sinn Féin leader in Northern Ireland and first minister designate, has said she is “encouraged” by what she is hearing about the prospects of the UK and the EU reaching a deal on the Northern Ireland protocol.

Speaking after a meeting with Micheál Martin, the Irish foreign minister and tánaiste (Irish deputy PM), in Belfast, she said:

I am very much encouraged by what we’re hearing, I think the tánaiste shares that same assessment and we want both sides to continue in earnest to get a deal, to close this out, to close it out as quickly as possible.

This was a useful and constructive conversation. Over eighteen months ago we outlined the parameters for the way forward. We set our tests and those continue to be our yardstick for measuring any deal between the EU and UK.

There will be no restoration of the NI executive until the protocol is replaced with arrangements that unionists, as well as nationalists, can support. Northern Ireland’s place in the UK internal market must be restored and our constitutional arrangements must be respected.

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03/02/2023 March of the robots: how biometric tech could kill off paper passports ,,

Border Force boss says advances in biometrics and data security have made passports redundant – be they blue or red

The UK’s newly minted blue passports, one of the totemic achievements of Brexit, could soon be unnecessary, according to the UK’s top border official.

While Britons queue again for officials to stamp their documents to permit them to cross the Channel, the director general of Border Force, Phil Douglas, said developments in biometrics and data security have made the paper passport effectively redundant – if still politically charged.

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03/02/2023 Bank of England must not push interest rates too high, its chief economist says ,,

Inflation should be back within Bank’s 2% target range by middle of 2024, Huw Pill adds

The Bank of England is alive to the risk of pushing interest rates too high, its chief economist has signalled, adding to expectations that it could be nearing the end of a sustained period of rate rises.

Speaking a day after the Bank raised interest rates for a 10th successive time, by 0.5 percentage points to 4%, Huw Pill said the full impact of its rate increases had not yet been felt in the UK economy.

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03/02/2023 Former Minister Welcomes Rishi Sunak's "Willingness To Listen" Despite Continued Scandal ,,Former cabinet minister Theresa Villiers has praised Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for being “willing to listen” to backbenchers, even as Downing Street remains engulfed in scandal since he took office late last year. www.politicshome.com Visit...
03/02/2023 Plans To Force Betting Companies To Fund Gambling Harms Support Could Be Dropped ,,A proposed statutory levy on betting firms that would make it a legal requirement to fund research and support around gambling that is expected to be included in the government's landmark gambling White Paper has been called into question, PoliticsHo... www.politicshome.com Visit...
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