|06/06/2023||Tory divisions over post-Brexit laws exposed in Commons clashes||,,
Kemi Badenoch accused of disrespecting backbenchers who fear ‘bonfire of regulations’ will not take place
Kemi Badenoch has clashed with members of her own party over the government’s post-Brexit business policy during a heated Commons committee session that highlighted ongoing Conservative tensions over the issue.
The business secretary argued openly with the Tory backbenchers David Jones and Richard Drax about her decision to reduce the number of business regulations the government is planning to scrap now that the UK has left the EU.Continue reading...
|06/06/2023||Labour and SNP face byelection battle after Margaret Ferrier suspension – as it happened||,,
Commons votes to suspend Rutherglen and Hamilton West MP for 30 days after breach of Covid rules. This live blog is now closed
Full story: MPs back 30-day suspension for Margaret Ferrier over Covid breach
Q: What would the minimum wage for workers be under your fair pay agreement for care workers? (See 10.47am.)
Starmer says his sister is a care worker. He knows how hard the job is.Continue reading...
|06/06/2023||Kemi Badenoch Tells Brexit Detractors She's "Not An Arsonist"||,,Cabinet minister Kemi Badenoch has told staunch Brexiteers in the Tory party "I am not an arsonist, I'm a Conservative" in a lively committee session focused on the government's recent watering down of plans to do away with thousands of European Unio...||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|06/06/2023||How To Understand Polling||,,For political parties, polling is the easiest way to find out how the public rate them without the consequences of an election, and when it's in their favour it's an easy two fingers up to their opponents. When it's not, it at least gives them a chan...||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|06/06/2023||A love letter to BBC Local Radio and our plans to preserve it||,,
BBC Local’s senior head of content production Katrina Bunker explains why she wants local radio to thrive, not just survive
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: A love letter to BBC Local Radio and our plans to preserve it
|06/06/2023||Education Unions Accuse Government Of "Wall Of Silence" On Pay Negotiations||,,The leaders of major education unions have accused the government of ignoring their calls to re-enter negotiations over teachers’ pay and conditions.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|06/06/2023||Open letter to Nigel Farage||,,
In response to Nigel Farage’s recent claim that Brexit has failed, Sue Wilson writes him an open letter to see if he’s OK!
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Open letter to Nigel Farage
|05/06/2023||Rishi Sunak Insists No 10 Is Delivering But Tory MPs Doubt He Can Stop The Boats||,,Rishi Sunak tried to wrestle back control of the narrative with a trip to Kent on Monday where he insisted the government was delivering on his 'stop the boats' pledge.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|05/06/2023||Abandoned HS2 Land In London Could Be Handed Back To The Public While Delays Continue||,,A vast plot of prime central London land outside Euston station has been left unused after the latest leg of the long-anticipated high-speed rail network, HS2, was halted. Now local politicians and developers connected to the project are working with...||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|05/06/2023||Whose duty of care? Safeguarding student mental health||,,
João Santos examines increasing concerns over who takes responsibility for the psychological welfare of university students
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Whose duty of care? Safeguarding student mental health
|05/06/2023||Rishi Sunak Says Stop The Boats Plan Is "Starting To Work"||,,Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said his plans to “stop the boats” illegally crossing the Channel are starting to work, but there is still a “long way to go” before the government reaches its goal to eradicate the issue.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|05/06/2023||We are literally drowning in plastic – a solution must be found||,,
As World Environment Day focuses on the pervasive threat of plastic pollution, it remains the case that plastic pollution is preventable
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: We are literally drowning in plastic – a solution must be found
|05/06/2023||The environmental crisis is getting worse||,,
Climate change, biodiversity loss, plastic pollution – failing to act on these will bring ruin to our species and wipe out countless others
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: The environmental crisis is getting worse
|04/06/2023||MPs Won't Conduct Phillip Schofield "Witch Hunt" As ITV Bosses Face Grilling||,,Chair of the culture, media and sport select committee Caroline Dinenage has said the committee’s grilling of ITV bosses in parliament will not be a “witch hunt” against disgraced This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|04/06/2023||If the Tories lose the next election, Boris Johnson won’t be the man they turn to||,,
Modelling of the result suggests the former PM will lose a significant amount of support within the party, and possibly his own seat
Judging by the polls and by May’s local elections, things aren’t looking too clever for the Conservatives. No surprise, then, that talk is already turning to what will happen to them should they go down to nationwide defeat in 2024, with speculation centred on who might take over from Rishi Sunak.
But the direction the party will take if it loses next year, and who it will pick to lead it in opposition, is ultimately going to depend on just how many Tory MPs hang on to their seats in the wake of such a defeat – and who they are. And that, in turn, might depend on quite how heavy that defeat turns out to be.Continue reading...
|04/06/2023||The tyranny of nostalgia: demolishing the myth of Tory economic competence||,,
One of the enduring myths of British politics is the notion of Conservative economic competence, a new book by Russell Jones shatters the illusion
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: The tyranny of nostalgia: demolishing the myth of Tory economic competence
|03/06/2023||Labour needs an ‘honest debate’ about Brexit damage, union warns||,,
Unless Britain develops a closer relationship with the EU it will continue to haemorrhage investment and jobs, says the GMB
The leader of one of the country’s biggest unions has urged Labour to conduct an “honest debate” about the economic damage being caused to working people by Brexit, as evidence grows that it is fuelling inflation and driving jobs and investment abroad.
In an interview with the Observer, Gary Smith, the general secretary of the GMB union, which is one of Labour’s biggest financial backers, giving more than £1m a year, said politicians of all parties had been too afraid to admit the adverse consequences that leaving the EU was having on jobs and life in working communities.Continue reading...
|03/06/2023||Royal Flights and faux pas in Oman||,,
Hired to fly for Omani royalty, Nick Mylne lands himself in some embarrassing cultural faux pas but generally has the time of his life
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Royal Flights and faux pas in Oman
|03/06/2023||"Shy Switchers" Could Be Concealing True Scale Of Possible Tory Defeat At Next Election||,,Conservative MPs are starting to fear that "shy switchers" – voters who appear sympathetic to their party on the surface, but are likely to turn on them at the ballot box – could produce a general election defeat in 2024 that is even more devastating...||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|03/06/2023||Walls, ginnels and steps||,,
In his latest ramble, Norky takes a close look at Colne Valley walls, one of which lines ‘the cruellest steps in the land’
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Walls, ginnels and steps
|02/06/2023||The power of the feminine: dynamic new art exhibition opens in the Dales||,,
As a thought-provoking new art exhibition celebrating femininity debuts in Skipton, Yorkshire Bylines speaks to its curators
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: The power of the feminine: dynamic new art exhibition opens in the Dales
|02/06/2023||Boris Johnson Will Hand Unredacted WhatsApps Directly To The Covid Inquiry||,,Boris Johnson has told the Covid inquiry he will give them his unredacted WhatsApp messages directly as the government remains steadfast in their refusal to hand over the materials.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|02/06/2023||The Fraught Process Behind Who Gets To Run To Be An MP||,,With a general election due to be called in 2024, a new cohort of MPs will soon enter parliament, and the secretive, often controversial, battle for each party to decide who is in the running is already underway.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|02/06/2023||Review of ‘Breathe: Tackling the Climate Emergency’ by Sadiq Khan||,,
Sadiq Khan’s new book on climate change closely ties the issue with air pollution in London and elsewhere – Brian McHugh gives his verdict
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Review of ‘Breathe: Tackling the Climate Emergency’ by Sadiq Khan
|01/06/2023||Government To Launch Legal Action Against Covid Inquiry Over Boris Johnson WhatsApps||,,The Cabinet Office is seeking a judicial review over whether the Covid inquiry has the power to request Boris Johnson's personal WhatsApps and diaries from his time in Downing Street during the pandemic, which the government has argued are "unambiguo...||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|01/06/2023||Will Government Rental Reforms Actually End “Unfair” Evictions?||,,Back in April 2019, the May government announced “the end to unfair evictions”. That was just a mite premature: four years and three prime ministers later, “no fault” or Section 21 evictions remain as much a feature of the housing market as they ever...||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|01/06/2023||UK factories blame 16th month in a row of falling exports on Brexit barriers||,,
Companies report trading with Europe is now more difficult as Larry Summers says exit from EU ‘contributed to higher inflation’
British factories have reported a 16th consecutive month of falling exports, with manufacturers warning obstacles to trade since leaving the EU are undermining business relationships with firms on the continent.
The findings came as the former US treasury secretary Larry Summers said Brexit will be remembered as a “historic economic error” that damaged the UK economy and has helped to drive inflation higher.Continue reading...
|01/06/2023||Falling Mental Health Waiting Lists "Skewed" By Drop-Outs||,,Therapists have accused NHS England of presenting misrepresentative data that includes hundreds of thousands of people who drop out of mental health treatment without any follow up, in order to meet waiting list and recovery rate targets.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|01/06/2023||Labour Suspend Whip From Geraint Davies Following Behaviour Allegations||,,Labour has suspended the party whip from MP Geraint Davies following allegations of “completely unacceptable behaviour”.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|01/06/2023||Non-EU workers outnumber EU ones in various UK sectors in post-Brexit shift||,,
Exclusive: Analysis shows shift towards non-EU and British workers in sectors which once relied on EU workforce
There are now more non-EU than EU workers in a number of sectors that were previously reliant on European citizens, demonstrating the Brexit effect and the impact of international events on immigration patterns.
Guardian analysis shows that the number of non-EU workers surpassed their EU counterparts for the first time in 2022, at an average of 2.7 million against 2.5 million workers last year.Continue reading...
|31/05/2023||What's Going On With The Row Over Boris Johnson's Covid Messages?||,,A row has exploded between the government and the inquiry into its response to the Covid pandemic in recent days over how much access inquiry chair Baroness Hallett should have to Boris Johnson's private messages and diaries from the time.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|31/05/2023||Boris Johnson Hands "All" Covid WhatsApps And Private Notes To Cabinet Office||,,Boris Johnson has given the Cabinet Office "all" of the private material that is at the centre of a row between the government and the Covid inquiry, his spokesperson has said.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|31/05/2023||What would Britain look like today if we’d chosen to follow the roads not taken? | Martin Kettle||,,
An exhibition in Berlin explores 14 alternative histories for Germany. What a shame that we don’t do the same
What might have happened if Britain had … But where do you go with that thought? Especially in such grim times as these. If only we had voted against Brexit, perhaps. Or been better prepared for Covid. Gripped the climate crisis more ruthlessly. The list of missed moments and might-have-beens in our recent past is dauntingly long.
But always remember this. Might-have-beens are not always more benign options. Missed opportunities can look very different from the Guardian reader-pleasing list above. If only Britain had … Not joined the EU in the first place. Not imposed a Covid lockdown at all. Sent the Windrush generation back. Kept on digging the coal to fire the power stations.
Martin Kettle is a Guardian columnist
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|31/05/2023||UK’s post-Brexit trade deals with Australia and New Zealand kick in||,,
Move called ‘historic’ but agreement with Australia forecast to raise Britain’s GDP by only 0.08% by 2035
The UK’s post-Brexit trade deals with Australia and New Zealand have come into force, a moment lauded by the government as “historic” despite critics arguing they give away “far too much for far too little”.
The trade agreements – the first of those negotiated after Britain’s EU exit to enter into force – come after George Eustice, who was the environment secretary when the UK-Australia trade pact was struck in December 2021, admitted it was “not actually a very good deal” for Britain.Continue reading...
|30/05/2023||Children At Risk Of "Poor Health" As Food Inflation Eats Into Free School Meal Budgets||,,Labour MP for Liverpool Riverside Kim Johnson has said a drop in the quality of free school meals is driven by high inflation and could put school children at risk greater risk of "poor health" as well as underachievement in school.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|30/05/2023||New Brexit Checks Risk Meat And Cheese Prices Soaring Even Higher||,,Post-Brexit import checks due to be introduced this autumn are predicted to cause "a shock in the system" with the price of meat and dairy seeing another spike on top of recent inflation.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|30/05/2023||Covid Inquiry Extends Deadline For Government To Hand Over Boris Johnson's Private Messages||,,The government has been granted a short extension to the deadline for handing over material to the Covid inquiry as questions grow over the status of Boris Johnson messages that are at the centre of a deepening row between the Cabinet Office and the ...||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|30/05/2023||England’s vital hedges under threat from cuts to funding, farmers say||,,
Transition to post-Brexit farming payments means scheme to protect hedgerows could be lost
Hedgerows in England are under threat, farmers and nature groups have warned, as the government prepares to cut funding that protects them.
Hedges are vital habitat for many species, providing food and shelter for mammals, birds and pollinators, with the EU paying farmers under its farming subsidy scheme to have them on their land.Continue reading...
|30/05/2023||Council on hook ‘for £10m’ over border post left in limbo by Brexit||,,
The £25m port facility was built to fit government plans but stands empty while new border strategy is delayed
As white elephants go, few come larger than £25m. That is the cost of the hi-tech border control post, built to government specifications to handle post-Brexit checks on goods entering the UK, that sits near the waterfront at Portsmouth international port.
The building has sat empty and unused for almost a year since its completion, after the UK government announced in April last year that the introduction of post-Brexit import checks would be delayed for a fourth time.Continue reading...
|28/05/2023||Top Stories: Barclay Admits Government Is Not Building 40 New Hospitals, Price Caps on Food||,,The health secretary has admitted the government is not building 40 brand new hospitals, but insisted this does not break a key Conservative manifesto pledge.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|28/05/2023||Labour Won't “Sneer” At Ordinary Voters In Run-Up To General Election||,,Labour's National Campaign Coordinator Shabana Mahmood has said the party is “not here to sneer at people” as the party works to persuade new voters and win back old ones at the next general election, after a tumultuous few years.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|28/05/2023||‘We should be closer to Europe’: Brexit regrets simmer in leave-voting Boston||,,
People in the Lincolnshire market town were enthusiastic leavers, but seven years on there’s growing disappointment and disillusion
The breeze of change is wheezing through Boston – although not nearly hard enough for most people here. Voters in the Lincolnshire market town were the most enthusiastic supporters of Brexit, with 74.9% backing leave in the 2016 EU referendum. Now even they are sceptical that Brexit will deliver the transformation they’re still waiting for seven years later.
As the Best in Britain poll in the Observer reveals on Sunday, in the Boston and Skegness constituency more than twice as many people (40%) now want closer links with the EU against just 19% who want relations to become even more distant.Continue reading...
|28/05/2023||Even Farage says Brexit has failed. Why won’t Starmer? | William Keegan||,,
As every sector counts the mounting cost of our catastrophic break with Europe, Labour must find its nerve
What do my friends the musicians Sting, John Etheridge and Tom McGuinness (of the Manfreds) have in common, apart from music? They have recently told me they are witnessing first-hand the frustrations of Brexit: loss of the benefits of freedom of movement, and the bureaucratic damage inflicted on one of this country’s widely recognised strengths, namely the creative arts.
In this they are joined by most British manufacturers and members of the hospitality industry. These are struggling to find replacements for the EU workers who have been made to feel unwelcome and have been effectively banned, or voted with their feet. All their would-be employers think Brexit is hugely damaging to their respective businesses, and would like to reverse it.Continue reading...
|28/05/2023||More than half of voters now want Britain to forge closer ties with the EU, poll reveals||,,
Dramatic reversal in public opinion seen even in those constituencies that recorded the highest votes to leave
A clear majority of British voters now favours building closer relations with the European Union, according to new polling that highlights a dramatic reversal in the tide of public opinion since Brexit.
Even in those constituencies that recorded the highest votes to leave the EU in 2016, more than twice as many voters now believe the best route forward is to move in the opposite direction – and forge closer ties with Brussels.Continue reading...
|27/05/2023||Restless Shadow Ministers Want Keir Starmer To Shake Up Labour's Top Team||,,Members of Labour's shadow ministerial team are restless to see Keir Starmer shake up his top team and are urging him to be more “ruthless” in his appointments.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|27/05/2023||‘Shops will close’: soaring cost of potatoes batters British chippies||,,
The once humble, low-cost staple more than doubles in price, putting many fish and chip shops at risk
Whether it’s fried, baked or mashed, potatoes have traditionally been a low-cost staple food in the UK – but not any more.
A surge in costs is clobbering high street chippies, while in the supermarket, oven chips and the once humble baking potato are casualties of soaring grocery prices.Continue reading...
|26/05/2023||University Towns Face Huge Economic Hit From Student Visa Curbs||,,Changes to international student visa rules that restrict foreign students from bringing family members to the UK could hit the economy of university towns across the UK, local leaders have warned.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|26/05/2023||Government Has "No Proper Oversight" Of Levelling Up Spending, Committee Chair Warns||,,The chair of the cross-party Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee has warned that the government has “no proper oversight” of levelling up spending, and questioned whether the policy could ever be properly delivered.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|25/05/2023||Liz Truss's Ill-Fated Leadership Reached “Pivot Point” At Chevening Meetings||,,A close ally of former Prime Minister Liz Truss has said that the seeds of her downfall were likely to have been sown before she even entered Downing Street, during meetings preparing for government in the final stages of last summer's Conservative l...||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|25/05/2023||Experts Warn Against Promises To Drive Down Unpredictable Net Migration||,,Political pledges to significantly slash net migration are at risk of being undermined by the unpredictable factors that drives migration, such as conflict and workforce needs, according to experts responding to new figures showing immigration to the...||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|24/05/2023||What Energy Price Cap Update Will Mean For Bills||,,Ofgem's energy price cap is expected to fall below the government's Energy Price Guarantee (EPG) in July for the first time since the government introduced it last September – but experts have warned of a new normal of high energy bills.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|24/05/2023||Rishi Sunak Swerves Party Mutiny With Suella Braverman Still In Post||,,Prime Minister Rishi Sunak appeared to have swerved a backbench rebellion on Wednesday despite "noise" from a vocal minority of right-wing Conservative MPs who blame senior government figures for fallout surrounding Boris Johnson and Suella Braverman...||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|24/05/2023||Why Has UK Net Migration Reached A Record High?||,,Net migration to the United Kingdom has already reached a record high, with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) expected to announce a further increase on Thursday.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|24/05/2023||Suella Braverman Will Stay As Home Secretary After Rishi Sunak Decides Ministerial Code Wasn't Breached||,,Suella Braverman will keep her post as Home Secretary and there will be no formal investigation into her conversations with civil servants about a speeding fine, after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak concluded she had not breached the ministerial code.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|23/05/2023||Why the panic over rising immigration? The post-Brexit system is working | Jonathan Portes||,,
Wages remain a problem, but rising numbers of skilled non-EU workers appear to be helping the NHS, social care, and indeed the overall UK economy
The UK public policy landscape is littered with disasters. From record NHS waiting lists to the de facto legalisation of petty crime and serious sexual assault, to the environmental damage created by the privatised water and sewerage companies.
With immigration figures on Thursday likely to show that net migration in 2022 was the highest level on record, it’s tempting for politicians and commentators to add immigration to this list – although many have already done so on the basis of what, charitably, are wild, uninformed guesstimates. For Labour, immigration levels play into the narrative that 13 years of Tory rule have broken the country. For the ethno-nationalist right inside and outside government, well represented at the National Conservative conference last week, the idea that our culture and national identity are threatened by an influx of mostly dark-skinned foreigners is foundational.
Jonathan Portes is professor of economics and public policy at King’s College London and a former senior civil servant
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|20/05/2023||Brexit wrecked UK car industry, but so have the Tories | Phillip Inman||,,
As carmakers warn that London must renegotiate its deal with Brussels, a lack of government policy is also plaguing the sector
There is no hope for Britain’s car industry … or at least no hope of maintaining the scale and productive capacity that this bedrock of the UK manufacturing sector could boast before the Covid-19 pandemic.
It’s downhill from here.Continue reading...
|19/05/2023||They’re openly saying it: Brexit has failed. But what comes next may be very dark indeed | Jonathan Freedland||,,
The ‘remoaner elite’, the civil service, the BBC, universities, unions, refugees: anything is blamed but Brexit itself
It lasts no more than a second, but it is a moment for the ages. Interviewed on BBC Newsnight on Monday, Nigel Farage made a confession that, by rights, should end the debate that has split this country down the middle for much of the last decade. A month ahead of the seventh anniversary of the 2016 vote that took Britain out of the European Union, Farage said three words of striking simplicity and truth: “Brexit has failed.”
You can watch the clip over and over, for it is something to behold. Here is the arch-Brexiter himself, the man who dedicated his life to the cause of rupture from the EU, admitting it has been a disaster. Of course, as we shall see, he and his fellow Brexiters do not blame that failure on the idea itself, but it’s the admission that counts. It offers grounds for modest celebration: now, at last, the contours of an emerging national consensus are visible, as remainers and leavers alike can join in agreement that this thing has not worked. And yet it comes at a price, one that also became darkly visible this week.
Jonathan Freedland is a Guardian columnist
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|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||The Guardian view on Tory immigration policy: a moral choice||,,
The prime minister has a duty to resist the capture of his party by xenophobic nationalism
The campaign to leave the EU promised many things, but hard agricultural labour was not among them. Seasonal fruit picking is physically demanding, poorly paid work that was, before Brexit, done mostly by migrants exercising their freedom to live in any EU member state. Ending that freedom is one of the few Brexit pledges that has been delivered. But enthusiasts for the project are dissatisfied. Net migration has not fallen. Last year it was estimated at around 500,000.
That number is inflated by exceptional cases – Ukrainian refugees and Hong Kong passport holders – but no downward trend is forecast. There is a steady inflow of workers filling vacancies in the health service, social care and other sectors. Some employers are lobbying for more generous visa allocations. Farmers still need fruit pickers. The government has acquiesced, recognising that labour shortages put pressure on supply chains, drive up inflation, risk food security and stifle economic growth. That is the Treasury view. Suella Braverman, the home secretary, is frustrated by the outbreak of pragmatic liberalism in cabinet. Earlier this week, she told a conference of radical rightwing conservatives that Britain’s home-grown workforce should be mobilised in the fields.Continue 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||The Guardian view on Rishi Sunak’s woes: he’s clearing up a mess he made | Editorial||,,
It looks like the prime minister will be as exercised by splits within his own party as by the official opposition
The length of time a party has been in power can equally make or break a premiership: it is far harder to make a mark coming to office at the end of a long period of dominance. Rishi Sunak is learning that lesson. Since last October he has been righting the listing Conservative ship. However, the losses his party suffered at the hands of opponents in May’s local elections have emboldened four distinct groups of critical voices within his party: former prime ministers; thwarted ex-ministers; the Tory right and ambitious frontbenchers jockeying to lead the party after Mr Sunak has gone. The prime minister looks as if he may be about to become as exercised by splits within his own party as by the challenge posed by the official opposition.
The prime minister could dismiss as symbolic Theresa May’s sit-in protest at the base of the throne in the House of Lords last week over the government’s new asylum bill. He might brush off former home secretary Priti Patel’s claim that Boris Johnson would win the next election as sour grapes. But Downing Street will be more concerned that the Tory right is still smarting over the implosion of the Truss regime. Its collapse interrupted political careers that cannot be resumed unless Mr Sunak’s grip on power is loosened.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...
|14/05/2023||Westminster forgot its promises to ‘coastal communities’, and left them to rot | John Harris||,,
In the run-up to Brexit, seaside towns were in the political spotlight, before it shifted to the ‘red wall’
About a decade ago, politicians and journalists were suddenly confronted with an issue that had always festered at the edge of the national conversation: the dire state of England’s seaside towns, and their deep social problems.
The referendum that would pull us out of the EU was a couple of years away, but one of the key things that made it happen was already plain to see: the rise of the UK Independence party, and a surge of grievance and complaint that had particularly strong roots on the East coast. In 2014, the faded Essex resort of Clacton held the byelection that resulted in the Tory turncoat Douglas Carswell becoming the first of Ukip’s two elected MPs. His new party was doing equally brisk political business in coastal towns clustered in Norfolk and Lincolnshire.Continue reading...
|14/05/2023||A new mood of seriousness has taken root. Populist chaos won’t cut it any more | Will Hutton||,,Fewer voters believe the rapidly fragmenting right can offer solutions to our pressing crises
It’s in its infancy, but it’s hard to imagine how the emergent mood of seriousness about the interlinked threats to our economy, society and democracy cannot but grow stronger.
Yes, there was relief at last week’s news that the economy was still growing in the first three months of this year, even if at a minuscule rate. But that was dispelled by the realisation that it is still smaller than before the pandemic three years ago, the worst performance in the G7. Another interest rate increase seems sure to follow after last week’s hike – yet more stress for those having to remortgage their homes, and a further economic dampener. Business and consumer optimism are in short supply.Continue reading...
|11/05/2023||Rishi Sunak again opts for pragmatism over Brexit bombast on sunset clause||,,
Ditching of EU law guillotine shows PM realises it is voters, not Tory ‘Spartans’, who will decide his fate
Kemi Badenoch has felt the full force of backbench Brexiters’ rage in the House of Commons after ditching the “sunset clause” in the retained EU law bill that would have automatically struck out reams of EU law at the end of the year.
“Secretary of state, what on earth are you playing at?” stormed Mark Francois, while Jacob Rees-Mogg asked whether “civil service idleness” could be to blame for the failure to scrutinise and replace sufficient legislation in time. Telegraph headline-writers blamed the Whitehall “blob”.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'.
|07/04/2023||How did the Good Friday agreement come about and why is it so significant?||,,
Held up as a model for peace, the historic agreement ended decades of violence in Northern Ireland over 58 tense hours
The historic Good Friday agreement that ended three decades of the Troubles, brought peace to Northern Ireland and saw the Irish Republican Army and others lay down their arms, is 25 years old this Easter.
It was signed on 10 April 1998, which fell on Good Friday that year, and led to a joint Nobel peace prize for David Trimble and John Hume, leaders of the Ulster Unionist party and the SDLP.Continue reading...
|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...|
|22/03/2023||Why does the UK have highest inflation in G7 and is Brexit a factor?||,,
Britain appears to be an international outlier after the shock reading in double digits this week
Britain has the highest inflation rate in the G7, as the only nation in the group of advanced economies with a reading in double digits after last month’s shock increase.
With the UK appearing to be an international outlier, some economists have suggested Brexit is having an impact.Continue reading...
|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||The Stormont brake: how can it be used?||,,
Conditions that would let Northern Ireland politicians block EU laws are very strict, it has emerged
The right of local Northern Ireland politicians to block new EU laws under the Brexit deal just announced by Rishi Sunak and the European Commission president can only be used in exceptional circumstances, it has emerged.
How the so-called Stormont brake can be used is just one of four big questions about the revised Northern Ireland protocol pact, known as the Windsor framework.Continue reading...
|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||Northern Ireland protocol: key issues revised deal must address||,,
Trade and governance will be at centre of new post-Brexit pact, but what about other areas of disagreement?
Named the “new Windsor framework”, the revised Northern Ireland protocol has been described as a “decisive breakthrough” by Rishi Sunak and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen.
What does it mean and what are the big breakthroughs?Continue reading...
|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...|
|23/12/2021||Brexit: Why is there a row over fishing rights?||,,Fishing licences near Jersey are threatening trade relations between the UK and France.||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...|
|30/06/2021||Brexit: What is a level playing field?||,,What is a level playing field in trade and what has it got to do with Brexit?||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 you need to know about the UK leaving the EU||,,The UK and EU begin a new relationship on 1 January 2021.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/12/2020||Brexit: How will it affect my holiday to Spain? And other questions||,,We answer some of your questions about Brexit.||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...|
|11/12/2020||Article 50, backstop etc: Brexit jargon explained||,,From free trade agreement to no deal, find out what the key terms mean.||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...|
|13/07/2020||Brexit: What happens now?||,,Brexit officially happened on 31 January but the UK is now in a transition period until the end of 2020.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|27/02/2020||Brexit trade deal: What do the UK and EU want?||,,The UK and EU have set out their stalls for negotiations on their future relationship.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/01/2020||Brexit timeline told through culture||,,We take you through what's happened in the world since the EU referendum was announced.||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...|
|13/09/2019||Brexit Basics: What is the backstop?||,,Confused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics.||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...|
|15/11/2018||Brexit video explainers||,,BBC correspondents on the background, jargon, (and some of the) questions and answers as the UK prepares to leave the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|