|23/06/2021||Martin Rowson the 5th anniversary of the Brexit – cartoon||,,Continue reading...||www.theguardian.com||Visit...|
|23/06/2021||Vaccine Minister Says Roadmap Delay Has Saved Thousands Of Lives With 60% Of Adults Now Double Jabbed||,,Nadhim Zahawi has said the major push to give people their second dose since the roadmap delay has saved thousands of lives.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|23/06/2021||Confusion Reigns Over 'Royal Yacht' Costs After MoD Contradicts No.10 Over Who Is Paying||,,Defence secretary Ben Wallace has stirred up further confusion over who will fund Britain’s new national flagship after he told MPs his department was footing the bill — despite No. 10 claiming the funding arrangements hadn’t been decided.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|23/06/2021||Coastal erosion and rising seas: the forgotten enemy of the climate crisis||,,
Coastal erosion and rising sea levels - the climate events happening far away will have a devastating impact on our coastal communities
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Coastal erosion and rising seas: the forgotten enemy of the climate crisis
|23/06/2021||Pigeon fanciers lobby for change to Brexit rules on cross-Channel races||,,
Pigeon races would be hampered by 21-day rule and need for health certificate, government told
Five years on from the Brexit vote, there is one group whose right to smooth travel to EU countries from the UK has been overlooked, according to a shadow minister: pigeons.
New post-Brexit conditions stopping cross-Channel pigeon races unless the birds have the necessary paperwork must be overturned, the government has been told.Continue reading...
|23/06/2021||UK Denies Russian Claims It Fired Warning Shots At Royal Navy Vessel In Black Sea||,,The UK has refuted claims from the Russian military that it fired warning shots at a British warship in the Black Sea.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|23/06/2021||Settled status: what EU citizens need to know about 30 June deadline||,,
With a week to go before the cut-off date, here’s the latest information about applying for UK settled status
With just one week to go before the cut-off date for applying for settled status, many EU and European Economic Area citizens are concerned about their future rights and find it difficult to make contact with the helplines set up by the Home Office.
Here is the latest information from a Home Office press briefing on the EU settlement scheme (EUSS). It says it has been inundated with applications and has had 1.5m calls to its helplines. It has recently changed its messaging to stop people repeatedly calling and clogging the lines.Continue reading...
|23/06/2021||EU To Accept UK Request To Delay "Sausage War" Cliff Edge||,,The European Union is set to accept the UK government's request to extend the grace period for chilled meats moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|23/06/2021||Brexit: EU citizens given 28-day deadline to apply to stay in UK||,,The Home Office says people with a reasonable excuse for a delay can complete their forms later.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|23/06/2021||Minister Backs Welsh Schools Singing "Wonderful" 'One Nation, One Britain' Song, Despite Major Backlash||,,A government minister is backing Welsh schools if they want pupils to sing the “One Britain, One Nation” song on Friday and said he fully supports its “wonderful” message.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|23/06/2021||London, the Crown Dependencies and money laundering||,,
The City of London and the Crown Dependencies are at the centre of the world's money laundering, and little has been done to prevent it.
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: London, the Crown Dependencies and money laundering
|23/06/2021||Radiohead, New Order and more artists call for overhaul of post-Brexit touring rules||,,
More than 200 UK acts including the Chemical Brothers, Kano and Wolf Alice back Let the Music Move initiative, calling for financial help and cutting red tape for EU tours
British music acts including Radiohead, the Chemical Brothers, Biffy Clyro and Annie Lennox are calling on the UK government to offer financial support to help artists tour the EU post-Brexit.
The terms of the Brexit agreement mean that performing artists of all kinds must now have work permits to earn money from gigs in EU countries, and have a “carnet” that allows the transport of goods such as musical instruments across borders.Continue reading...
|23/06/2021||Brexit: The Biggest Claims From The Remain And Leave Campaigns That Never Happened||,,Five years on from the historic vote to leave the European Union, PoliticsHome takes you through the key dramatic claims from each camp that never came to pass.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|23/06/2021||Five years on from the Brexit referendum, the result is clear: both unions are losing||,,
The UK has been weakened, but so too has the EU. Relations between them need not be this bad
Five years after the fateful referendum on 23 June 2016, what is the current balance sheet of Brexit? Answer: two weakened unions, the British and the European, and bad-tempered relations between them. Lose. Lose. Lose.
The weakening of the British union is obvious. There will be another referendum on Scottish independence within the next few years. Scottish nationalists may win it with the argument that Scotland should leave the British union to rejoin the European one. A vote in Northern Ireland on Irish unification seems more likely than at any point since it was first provided for in the Belfast agreement in 1998. Boris Johnson’s government is full of rhetoric about keeping the union together but has no strategy for doing so.Continue reading...
|23/06/2021||Two Doses Of Jab Has "Quite Dramatic" Effect Against Covid-19, Latest Data Shows||,,The latest coronavirus data is "proving encouraging" and shows the "high effectiveness" of the vaccines, Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London has said in a boost to hopes of the 19 July easing of restrictions going ahead.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|23/06/2021||Batley and Spen: Labour’s chance to expose Conservative failures||,,
A powerful Labour campaign in Batley and Spen would focus on the Conservatives' poor record as well as Kim Leadbeater's community values.
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Batley and Spen: Labour’s chance to expose Conservative failures
|23/06/2021||Moving on: why the EU is not missing Britain that much||,,
On the 5th anniversary of Brexit, commentators reflect on the EU’s success at rallying together after Britain’s exit
On the night of 23 June 2016 a storm broke over Brussels. Rain poured, thunder rolled and lightning flashed over the headquarters of the European Union’s institutions.
Then in the small hours came a political thunderbolt almost no one had forecast: the UK had voted to leave the union. Five years on, the Brexit tempest has subsided – in Brussels, if not in London.Continue reading...
|22/06/2021||They might have got more Brexit sense out of Frosty the Snowman | John Crace||,,
The UK’s chief negotiator with the EU did his best to prove why he isn’t really up to the job
You win some, you lose some. We’re still nowhere near finding out if the government has a coherent plan for tackling social care – only late on Monday the prime minister cancelled a meeting with Rishi Sunak and Matt Hancock due to take place on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the issue. So we can probably assume not. But we are a little better informed as to why the negotiations with the EU over the Northern Ireland protocol have started to unravel badly. And that’s because every time he speaks, the UK’s lead Brexit negotiator, David Frost, doesn’t seem to be quite as bright as he would like us all to believe.
Tuesday’s appearance before the foreign affairs select committee was a case in point. Having established his credentials as being rather more important than a minister for Europe, Lord Frost then did his best to prove why he wasn’t really up to the job. He got off to a bad start by saying that the decision not to fully accredit the EU ambassador to the UK had been “over-interpreted” and that petty point scoring had been the last thing on the government’s mind. For some reason, the EU had seen it differently and taken offence.Continue reading...
|22/06/2021||Leavers had high hopes for Brexit. They have not been delivered | Anand Menon & Paula Surridge||,,
Five years on from the referendum, few voters have seen the benefits of leaving the EU. What if they become impatient?
Doesn’t time fly? Five years ago we were going to the ballot box to cast our votes in the EU referendum. Now we are approaching 18 months since the UK ceased to be a member state. The transition period ended six months ago, yet, as the latest Ipsos Mori survey indicates, most of the British public still don’t think Brexit is over.
Overall, more than two in five think there are still “many important issues to finalise” and “lots more negotiations” to come, with a further one in four saying there are still “some important areas left to decide”. Even among leave voters, only one in five think the future relationship is “mostly decided and will hardly change”. They have a point. The full implications of the decision to leave the European Union have yet to be felt.Continue reading...
|22/06/2021||Taking the knee to draw attention to systemic injustice is a Marxist plot!||,,
Tim and Steve discuss the threat posed by footballers taking the knee as a stand against racism, which may in fact be a Marxist plot
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Taking the knee to draw attention to systemic injustice is a Marxist plot!
|22/06/2021||UK Covid live: Scotland keeps restrictions amid 40% case rise; nearly 250,000 English pupils missing school||,,
The government has promised to deliver the balanced culture package for example that was agreed in NDNA [New Decade, New Approach agreement] through parliament if it’s not been taken forward by the Northern Ireland executive by the end of September, but I want to reiterate and be very clear that our strong preference and desire is for this to be delivered in the appropriate place by the devolved institutions.
[Lewis has] just announced that he’s prepared to interfere once again on the institutions in Northern Ireland in a way that no secretary of state would dare to do in Scotland or Wales and does he not accept that for the unionist community this continual interference in the institutions at Stormont at the behest of Sinn Féin is not an annoyance, it’s something which enrages people?
In a statement to mark the confirmation that he will be the next DUP leader, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said he would speak to Boris Johnson as soon as possible to stress his opposition to the Northern Ireland protocol. He said:
I will be speaking with the prime minister at the earliest opportunity to emphasise that it is not realistic to expect stability when every unionist representative in the devolved institutions opposes the Northern Ireland protocol.
The government and those who claim to be protectors of peace and stability, must step up and deal with the protocol in a manner which respects the constitutional and economic integrity of the United Kingdom.Continue reading...
|22/06/2021||PM does not have to investigate Russian interference, judge says||,,
High court rejects attempt to compel Boris Johnson to investigate Kremlin interference in UK elections
A judge has rejected an attempt by a group of MPs and peers to compel Boris Johnson to investigate Russian interference in UK elections, saying their concerns were a “matter for politics rather than the law”.
The judge, Mr Justice Swift, said he saw “no distinction” between a controversial talkshow host – or a “shock-jock”, as he put it – and career spies in Moscow seeking to disrupt British democracy. He turned down the cross-party group’s application for a judicial review.Continue reading...
|22/06/2021||Jeffrey Donaldson to lobby against NI protocol as new DUP leader||,,
The MP who will succeed Edwin Poots says his first priority will be to press the PM about the Irish Sea border
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has promised to use his leadership of the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) to campaign against the Northern Ireland protocol.
The Lagan Valley MP aimed the volley at the British government and European Union on Tuesday after becoming the only candidate to succeed Edwin Poots, who resigned as DUP leader last week.Continue reading...
|22/06/2021||Catherine Mann to join Bank of England monetary policy committee||,,
Former Citigroup and OECD chief economist has warned of economic harms from austerity and Brexit
The chancellor has appointed former White House adviser and Citigroup chief economist Catherine Mann to the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee, in a move that ensures two of the nine individuals responsible for setting the country’s interest rates will now be women.
The Treasury announced on Tuesday that Mann, who has previously warned about the economic harms that could be caused by austerity and Brexit, has been appointed for a three-year term as an external committee member beginning on 1 September.Continue reading...
|22/06/2021||Last week for EU citizens to apply for settled status||,,
This is the last week for EU citizens to apply for settled status, but many are still in limbo after Brexit.
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Last week for EU citizens to apply for settled status
|22/06/2021||UK Brexit minister claims British TV cut in EU would be a detriment to Europeans – video||,,
David Frost claimed any attempt by Brussels to take UK content out of the protected quotas would not be good for European TV viewers, adding the government was in favour of 'free circulation of audiovisual goods'.
Speaking to MPs on the foreign affairs select committee, Frost said he and other Brexiters may not have expected the UK's relationship with EU to be as difficult now as it isContinue reading...
|22/06/2021||Boris Johnson Still Can't Say Who Will Foot £200m Bill For New 'Royal Yacht'||,,The government have failed to disclose who will pay the estimated £200m for a new 'Royal Yacht'.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|22/06/2021||Lord Frost: we can’t stop EU cutting amount of UK content on European TV||,,
Brexit minister says EU move would be to the detriment of viewers but admits UK is powerless to prevent it
The EU would be harming itself by seeking to reduce the “disproportionate” amount of British content on European television but the government is powerless to stop it, the UK’s Brexit minister, Lord Frost, has said.
The Guardian revealed on Monday that the privileges that come with UK film and TV content being defined as “European” are under threat, with the risk of a major loss of the international sales used to finance some of Britain’s most popular programmes.Continue reading...
|22/06/2021||Leeds Trinity University wins prestigious award||,,
Leeds Trinity University has won the 2020/21 WhatUni Student Choice Award for excellence in diversity and inclusion. The university prides itself on its diversity of culture.
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Leeds Trinity University wins prestigious award
|22/06/2021||Jeffrey Donaldson Will Become The New DUP Leader After Edwin Poots' Sharp Exit||,,DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson will become the party's new leader after standing unopposed for the position.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|22/06/2021||Matt Hancock Defends Delays Over Plans For New Social Care Strategy||,,Matt Hancock has defended the government's delay in bringing forward a new plan for overhauling adult social care.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|22/06/2021||UK begins talks to join Asia-Pacific CPTPP trade treaty||,,
Move is key part of Liz Truss’s plan to pivot trade away from Europe after Brexit
The UK is beginning negotiations to join a free trade alliance with Asia-Pacific countries, a key part of its attempts to pivot trade away from Europe after Brexit.
Britain will hold virtual talks to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), strengthening trade links with the 11 countries in the group, which represent a market of 500 million people.Continue reading...
|22/06/2021||Three women hoping to smash three peaks challenge Guinness world record||,,
A cycling trio are taking on the mammoth national three peaks challenge in a bid to raise thousands for charity.
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Three women hoping to smash three peaks challenge Guinness world record
|22/06/2021||MPs Say “Oppressive” Plans To Restrict Disruptive Protests Could Breach Human Rights Laws||,,MPs have urged the government to introduce explicit statutory protection for protests amid concerns that the upcoming Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill could breach human rights laws.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|21/06/2021||Chernobyl and The Feed among dramas driving UK TV exports to Europe||,,
Figures for 2019/20 show sales to Europe rose 4%, with an appetite for archive shows as well as new
For British television and film, Europe is the second biggest market after the US – with Chernobyl, His Dark Materials and The Feed featuring among popular recent UK shows on the continent.
Chernobyl, the Emmy award-winning historical drama, was a Sky Studios production bought by OCS City for a French audience, Sky Atlantic for the Germans and Italians and HBO for the Poles, Spaniards and Swedes.Continue reading...
|21/06/2021||Boris Johnson Rules Out Treasury Plan To Suspend Pensions Triple Lock For A Year||,,The prime minister has confirmed he is “fully committed” to the pensions triple lock after speculation the Treasury wants to suspend the policy for a year to save money.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|21/06/2021||Matt Hancock Confirms Pilot To Drop Self-Isolation For Those Who Have Had Both Vaccines||,,Matt Hancock has confirmed the government is considering dropping the requirement for self-isolation for those who have had both vaccines.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|21/06/2021||Britain’s first legal red-light district is set to be closed by Leeds City Council||,,
The first legal red-light district in Holbeck is set to be closed down by Leeds City Council after trying to adopt a managed approach to prostitution
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Britain’s first legal red-light district is set to be closed by Leeds City Council
|20/06/2021||Women abolitionists: “the cement of the whole anti-slavery building”||,,
The Forgotten Women of Wakefield project aims to honour women who contributed significantly to public life in the city, but whose names have been erased from its history. A new exhibition looks at anti-slavery women.
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Women abolitionists: “the cement of the whole anti-slavery building”
|20/06/2021||Pie of the week: Needles, Isle of Wight||,,
A holiday (not a staycation) at the Needles on the Isle of Wight reveals just how much Covid-19 has changed us
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Pie of the week: Needles, Isle of Wight
|20/06/2021||John Bercow Says Boris Johnson Is Dishonest And Treats Parliament With Contempt After Labour Defection||,,Boris Johnson is dishonest and unfit to lead, according to former House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, who announced this weekend he had defected from the Conservatives to Labour.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|20/06/2021||Chesham and Amersham: Tories’ northern gamble leaves shire seats exposed||,,
The Lib Dem victory shows that Boris Johnson’s power grab in the north is having consequences in the south
Seats don’t come much safer than Chesham and Amersham, a true blue slice of Buckinghamshire which has returned Conservative MPs with massive majorities since it was created in 1974. Not any more. The Liberal Democrats overturned a 16,000-vote majority to take the seat on Thursday on a 25-point swing, more than doubling their vote as Conservative support collapsed.
The defeat will send shivers down the spines of dozens of Conservatives representing southern Remain-leaning seats where the Lib Dems surged in 2019, including senior figures such as Dominic Raab, Jeremy Hunt and Michael Gove. It is no longer just Labour with heartlands headaches.Continue reading...
|19/06/2021||Brexit ‘purity’ is breaking up the union. Just ask the people of Belfast | Nick Cohen||,,Dogmatic obsession means that Johnson won’t lift a finger to help Northern Ireland
Brexit is the plague that will still be infecting Britain when Covid has gone. It spreads unnoticed because neither government nor opposition shows the smallest interest in finding a vaccine. The public doesn’t blame them because it is sick of hearing about the sickness. I understand why. I am sick of writing about it. But given that the Labour party won’t hold our leaders to account, it remains a matter of democratic propriety to remind voters that the Brexit movement lied to them.
The crisis Brexit brought to Northern Ireland passes most people by as well. But the possible breakup of your country should not be a small matter, nor should the danger that it might bring violence with it.Continue reading...
|19/06/2021||UK Government Will Force Northern Ireland To Implement Abortion Services "Sooner Rather Than Later"||,,Brandon Lewis has warned Stormont he is running out of patience over its failure to implement abortion services in Northern Ireland and will not wait much longer to intervene.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|19/06/2021||62% Of Brits Would Back Delaying Lockdown Roadmap Beyond the 19 July “Terminus” Date||,,Exclusive: Over half of Brits would back the government delaying the coronavirus roadmap beyond 19 July — despite Boris Johnson describing this as the “terminus” for lockdown restrictions.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|19/06/2021||The Saturday View: After A Chaotic First Week, Does GB News Have A Future?||,,After months of fanfare about its launch, GB News managed to pin down the much sought-after Chancellor Rishi Sunak for an interview with Andrew Neil.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|18/06/2021||Brexit: GB chilled meat ban 'will not hit NI Tesco supplies'||,,Fresh sausages and other meats from GB are to be banned from Northern Ireland due to the NI Protocol.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|18/06/2021||Matt Hancock's Pandemic Claims “Did Not Stack Up” Committee Member Says||,,Health Secretary Matt Hancock is far from being cleared of lying about his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a member of the committee which is investigating the government’s response.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|18/06/2021||Labour Accuses Government Of Ignoring Victims After Damning Rape Review||,,The government’s response to a damning review into falling rape convictions has been criticised as “very small fry and piecemeal” by Labour.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|18/06/2021||Exclusive: Hundreds Of Police Officers Accused Of Abusing Powers For Sexual Gain||,,Hundreds of police officers are referred to the official police watchdog every year for abusing their powers for sexual gain, according to exclusive figures obtained by PoliticsHome.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|18/06/2021||Lib Dems Win Chesham and Amersham Seat From The Tories In Historic By-Election Victory||,,The Liberal Democrats have taken the Conservative stronghold of Chesham and Amersham, marking the first time the seat has changed hands in 47 years.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|17/06/2021||Brexit: UK asks EU to extend grace period for chilled meat exports||,,Exports of chilled meats from GB to NI are due to be banned in June under the NI Protocol.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|17/06/2021||UK Government Asks EU To Delay Sausage Trade Cliff-Edge By Three Months||,,The government has formally asked the European Union to delay the imminent ban on British sausages and chilled meat entering Northern Ireland until September 30.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|17/06/2021||Edwin Poots Is Standing Down Just 21 Days After Becoming DUP Leader||,,Edwin Poots has stood down just three weeks after becoming the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|17/06/2021||Thornberry has beef with Truss over Aussie trade deal | John Crace||,,
Shadow international trade secretary takes bite out of minister as she raises steaks in debate
You can relax now. A saviour has risen from these streets. Thanks to the UK-Australian free trade agreement announced on Tuesday – the first such deal to be negotiated from scratch since Brexit – the country’s gross domestic product will increase by 0.02% over the next 15 years. Just another 250 or so similarly hugely advantageous deals to be struck to offset the loss in GDP following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
Not that Liz Truss, the international trade secretary, chose to dwell on any of the possible downsides when she made her statement on the Australian deal in the Commons. Rather, she was keen to parade the agreement that had been concluded by Boris Johnson and the Aussie prime minister, Scott Morrison, in just about an hour over a boozy lunch in Downing Street as the gold standard by which all future trade deals should be measured.Continue reading...
|17/06/2021||Emily Thornberry Says Liz Truss Is “Not Up To The Job” Over “Indefensible” Australia Trade Deal||,,The shadow international trade secretary said Liz Truss was “talking nonsense” by claiming that Australian farmers would replace lost trade with EU farmers in the next 15 years.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|17/06/2021||DUP And Sinn Fein Strike Agreement On Irish Language To Prevent Stormont Collapse||,,Northern Ireland's Executive has avoided falling apart again after the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Fein reached an agreement on Irish language legislation late last night.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|16/06/2021||Labour Launch A New Policy Plan But Final Proposals Could Still Be Two Years Away||,,Labour is launching a new plan to come up with policies to fight the Tories – but concrete ideas could still be two years away, PoliticsHome has learnt.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|16/06/2021||Here Are All The Key Claims In Dominic Cummings' Latest Bombshell||,,Dominic Cummings has doubled down on his eyebrow-raising claims about the government's handling of the pandemic. PoliticsHome sets out the key details from his latest offering.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|16/06/2021||The Guardian view on post-Brexit trade: counting the wrong things | Editorial||,,
The government’s obstinate refusal to treat the EU as a valued trading partner is making Britain poorer
The agreement reached with Australia this week is celebrated by the UK government as a landmark trade deal – the first that isn’t a rollover of old European Union membership terms. But that honour surely belongs to a treaty that was signed by Boris Johnson in December 2020. It is the trade and cooperation agreement (TCA) covering the exchange of goods between Britain and 27 other nations.
But those nations constitute the European single market, which Mr Johnson does not appear to count as a valuable trading partner, despite its proximity.Continue reading...
|16/06/2021||Brexit: Can the UK and the EU reach a deal on Northern Ireland?||,,How might the UK and EU compromise on the Northern Ireland protocol?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|16/06/2021||Amersham and Chesham By-Election Is Believed To Be "Neck And Neck"||,,The Tories and Lib Dems are both claiming they face a tight race as voters go to the polls in the Amersham and Chesham by-election tomorrow||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|16/06/2021||Brandon Lewis Claims EU "Really Struggles To Understand" Complexities Of Northern Ireland||,,The European Union "really struggles to understand" delicate issues of identity in Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis has said, as the government continues to be at loggerheads with Brussels over post-Brexit arrangements for the province.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|16/06/2021||Government Will 'Strain Every Sinew' To Stop Northern Ireland Executive Collapsing Again||,,The secretary of state for Northern Ireland has urged political parties in Stormont to come together and stop their government falling apart again.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|16/06/2021||British politics is still drunk on Brexit spirit, and Boris Johnson won’t call time | Rafael Behr||,,
The prime minister seeks to game and inflame a state of mind that rejects complex reality in favour of symbols and fantasy
There is a simple reason why Boris Johnson and European leaders failed to find common ground over Brexit at last week’s G7 summit. They are not even talking about the same thing.
For the British prime minister, Brexit is a matter of national character that cannot be described in legal documents. For continental politicians, legal texts contain the true meaning of a project that only exists in the real world as a set of rules to be implemented. To Johnson, the withdrawal agreement was a single-use tool for levering himself out of a tight spot. For Brussels, it is the chamber into which Britain levered itself.Continue reading...
|15/06/2021||UK-Australia trade treaty is the ‘new dawn’ you may never notice||,,
Analysis: No 10 hopes we’ll enjoy price reductions in supermarkets but estimated savings put at £1 per household
It is billed as good for British consumers and good for business, and the first of many post-Brexit trade deals. But while hailed as a “new dawn” by Boris Johnson, the prime minister’s trade treaty with Australia has few economic benefits.
Ministers hope consumers will have more choice on the supermarket shelves, a Brexit boost in the first entirely new trade deal since leaving the EU. Tariffs will be cut on Australian products such as Jacob’s Creek and Hardys wines, as well as on beef, lamb, swimwear and confectionery. However, by the government’s own admission, the savings add up to £34m a year – little more than a pound each per household.Continue reading...
|15/06/2021||Australia trade deal will not hit UK farmers, says Liz Truss||,,The trade secretary denies Australian beef imports will flood the UK and says export markets will grow.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|15/06/2021||UK-Australia trade deal: what does it mean?||,,
Key elements of the ‘historic’ post-Brexit deal signed by Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison
Boris Johnson has hailed a “historic” trade deal with Australia as a “new dawn” for the two countries, but what is the deal about?Continue reading...
|15/06/2021||'This will be good news': UK PM hails trade deal with Australia – video||,,
The UK has agreed the outline of a trade deal with Australia, with Boris Johnson promising the deal 'will benefit British farmers' and contain strict rules on animal welfare.
Speaking alongside Scott Morrison at No 10 on Tuesday, the leader said: 'It will be good news for British car manufacturers, it will be good news for British services, for British financial services, and it will be good news for the agricultural sector on both sides'Continue reading...
|15/06/2021||Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far?||,,The UK has reached an agreement with Australia - but what other deals have already been made?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|14/06/2021||The Northern Ireland protocol isn't perfect – but the UK and EU can make it work | David Phinnemore||,,
The wrangling over the agreement will end if both sides honour their commitment to pragmatism
Brexit, by definition, was always going to be disruptive. And the harder the Brexit, the greater the disruption.
Leaving a customs union and a single market, even if you subsequently secure a free trade agreement, means the reintroduction of customs formalities, regulatory checks and other non-tariff barriers. And if you agree with the European Union that part of the state will de facto remain in the EU’s customs territory and its internal market for goods, those frictions will be within the UK.Continue reading...
|13/06/2021||G7 summit: Northern Ireland part of one great indivisible UK, says PM||,,The comments come after the French president allegedly said Northern Ireland was not part of the UK.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/06/2021||Now the G7 too is having its energy sapped by Brexit||,,
A summit crucial to the issue of climate change is instead mired in disentangling the mess of Britain’s exit from the EU
There is a certain symmetry about one of the principal themes of the Carbis Bay G7 summit. The first of these meetings – at Rambouillet, outside Paris, in 1975 – was called by the French president, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, to summon a collective effort to stave off an energy crisis.
It began as the Group of Six – the US, Japan, West Germany, the UK, France and Italy. But, in the way of things, what was intended as a one-off special event took on a life of its own, with Canada joining in 1976. In the initial excitement of the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the west’s attempts to instruct the former USSR in the supposed wonders of western capitalism, Russia was added to the annual gathering of summiteers in 1997.Continue reading...
|10/06/2021||Northern Ireland protocol 'has to be implemented', says Ursula von der Leyen – video||,,
EU leaders have stressed the Northern Ireland protocol must be implemented fully by Boris Johnson to respect the 'rule of law' during a press conference at the G7 in Cornwall on Thursday.
Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, said the bloc would be flexible and did not expect a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, but that unilateral decisions by the UK endangered the EU's single marketContinue reading...
|09/06/2021||Brexit: EU says patience wearing thin with UK in talks to avoid trade war||,,Boris Johnson says a solution to the dispute over Northern Ireland border checks is "easily doable".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|09/06/2021||Brexit: solution to Northern Ireland protocol row 'easily doable', says Johnson – video||,,
Boris Johnson says he does not expect deadlocked talks with the EU over Northern Ireland protocol to overshadow the G7 in Cornwall. The PM insisted he was 'very optimistic' that differences between UK and EU could be reconciled
|09/06/2021||Brexit: UK considering all options with Northern Ireland talks stalled, says Frost – video||,,
David Frost, the Brexit minister, has said there has been 'no breakthrough' after more than two hours of talks with the EU over customs checks in Northern Ireland. Amid fears that the escalating crisis could develop into a trade war, Lord Frost said the UK wanted a negotiated settlement but was 'considering all options'Continue reading...
|09/06/2021||EU chief warns of 'crossroads' in Brexit dispute on Northern Ireland – video||,,
'Patience is wearing thin' with the UK on the Northern Ireland Brexit protocol, the European Commission's vice-president, Maroš Šefčovič, has warned, adding the EU could retaliate by suspending some cooperation and imposing tariffs.
The UK Brexit minister, David Frost, has put forward concerns around maintaining peace in Northern Ireland. Šefčovič has said while maintaining peace was of utmost importance, Brexit could not now be renegotiatedContinue reading...
|09/06/2021||Brexit: what is the Northern Ireland row about?||,,
Rules designed to prevent a border on the island of Ireland have tarnished UK-EU relations and raised the prospect of a trade war
Just six months into Brexit and relations between Brussels and London have hit a new low with veiled threats of trade wars from the EU if the UK does not comply with an agreement Boris Johnson signed over Northern Ireland almost 18 months ago.
What is the row about?Continue reading...
|07/06/2021||Brexit: UK government knew NI Protocol 'was a bad deal'||,,Lord Barwell is "pretty sure it's not true" that the government underestimated the protocol's impact.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/06/2021||Brexit: UK announces trade deal with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein||,,Liechtenstein - another non-EU country - is also included in the post-Brexit deal.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/06/2021||Wetherspoons boss denies facing shortage of EU workers||,,Pro-Leave boss Tim Martin says reports he wants a more "liberal" visa scheme for EU workers taken out of context.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/06/2021||UK begins process to join Asia-Pacific trade bloc||,,The 11-member Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bloc agrees to open accession talks with the UK.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/06/2021||Brexit minister reiterates belief that NI Protocol is 'unsustainable'||,,Lord Frost could meet European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic next week.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|01/06/2021||Eurozone inflation up sharply as economies reopen||,,Inflation hit 2% in May as Covid restrictions were scaled back and energy prices climbed.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/05/2021||Poots: European Union treating NI as a political plaything||,,The new DUP leader Edwin Poots has accused the European Union of damaging the NI peace process.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/05/2021||British exports worth billions have faced EU tariffs since Brexit||,,Despite the tariff-free deal agreed with the EU, a study finds up to £3.5bn of exports have had taxes applied.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|27/05/2021||Farmers should not fear Australia trade deal, UK minister says||,,Trade minister Greg Hands says UK farmers should "be positive, not fearful" of Australia agreement.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/05/2021||NI Protocol: Brussels 'must use common sense', says UK||,,London says it is disappointing that the European Commission is not recognising the protocol's effects.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|21/05/2021||UK makes free-trade offer to Australia despite farmers' fears||,,The UK offers to phase out import taxes over 15 years, as UK farmers warn they could go bust.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/05/2021||Freeports: What are they and where will they be?||,,Further details about England's new freeports were announced in the Queen's Speech.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|06/05/2021||Brexit: Michel Barnier diaries outline struggles with DUP||,,The former EU Brexit negotiator claims Arlene Foster and Diane Dodds 'don't like each other and it shows'.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|06/05/2021||French fishermen leave Jersey after post-Brexit rights protest||,,The fishermen remain unhappy despite a Jersey official saying talks over access rights were "positive".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|06/05/2021||French fishing representative explains 'anger' over Jersey restrictions – video||,,
French fishers ended their protest around the Channel island of Jersey on Thursday.
French trawler crews, angered by limits on access to British fishing grounds, had sailed in a flotilla to Jersey earlier on Thursday to register their protest.
Representative Hugo Lehuby said the French government needed to proceed with retaliatory measures such as the one suggested by France's sea minister, Annick Girardin, to cut power supplies to Jersey if its fishers are not granted full access to UK waters under the post-Brexit trading termsContinue reading...
|06/05/2021||Dozens of French boats gather at Jersey port in protest – video||,,
British naval patrol vessels arrived in the waters around Jersey on Thursday as scores of French boats gathered at the port in St Helier to protest about post-Brexit fishing rights.
It followed French threats to cut off electricity to Jersey, a self-governing dependency of the UK off the tip of northern France. French fishers are protesting over new licences issued on Friday that restrict for the first time the number of days they can operate in shared watersContinue reading...
|06/05/2021||What is behind the dispute over fishing rights around Jersey?||,,
British navy patrol boats, protesting French fishers and Brexit – a summary of the escalating row
The immediate threat to which the prime minister was apparently responding when he dispatched the patrol vessels on Wednesday evening was a mooted blockade by French fishing boats of the port of St Helier, Jersey’s main entry point for supplies. French fishers accuse the Jersey authorities of limiting access to the waters around the Channel Island – and being in breach of the post-Brexit arrangements agreed between the EU and the UK in its Christmas Eve trade and cooperation agreement. A flotilla of boats full of angry fishers did indeed gather at the port on Thursday morning under the watchful gaze of two Royal Navy River class patrol vessels. The bigger picture, however, is the rancour and tension between Britain and EU member states after a bruising few years since the June 2016 referendum result.Continue reading...
|05/05/2021||Brexit: UK gives EU ambassador full diplomatic status||,,Joao Vale de Almeida will be immune from taxation or prosecution, as with officials from sovereign nations.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|05/05/2021||EU negotiator Barnier spills Brexit secrets in new book||,,From Theresa May and Boris Johnson to English breakfasts, Michel Barnier's new book reveals all.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|05/05/2021||France threatens to cut Jersey's electricity over post-Brexit fishing rights – video||,,
The French maritime minister, Annick Girardin, warned on Tuesday that France could cut off electricity to the British island of Jersey in a dispute over fishing rights. The warning followed claims from Paris that Jersey was stalling in issuing licences to French boats under the terms of the UK’s post-Brexit trade deal with the EU. 'The agreement provides for retaliatory measures and these measures of retaliation we are ready to use,' Girardin told French lawmakers.
|04/05/2021||Brexit: Edwin Poots threatens legal action over NI Protocol||,,The agriculture minister says a senior barrister has been instructed to examine the NI Protocol.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/04/2021||Brexit: Anger over government's failure to get Norway fishing deal||,,One Hull-based trawler, which catches 10% of fish for UK chip shops, will be out of action for a year.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/04/2021||Eurozone suffers double-dip recession as pandemic impact continues||,,Activity in the bloc has been hit by a renewed surge in infections this year and Covid-related restrictions.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/04/2021||Arlene Foster resigns as first minister of Northern Ireland – video||,,
Arlene Foster has announced she is stepping down as leader of the Democratic Unionist party and Northern Ireland’s first minister after party members attempted to oust her over her handling of Brexit and other issues.
Foster said she would step down as party leader on 28 May and as first minister of Northern Ireland at the end of June. She said it had been 'the privilege of my life' to serve the people of Northern Ireland
|28/04/2021||Why is Arlene Foster stepping down as leader of the DUP?||,,
Party needs a scapegoat for Northern Ireland’s Brexit barrier and a chance to turn the page
Most of the DUP’s 27 assembly members and reportedly four of its eight Westminster MPs signed letters calling for a new leader, so Foster would have needed Houdini-level skills to survive. Her tumultuous six-year tenure as DUP leader and Northern Ireland’s first minister in effect came to an end on Wednesday with the announcement she would step down from the roles on 28 May and the end of June respectively.Continue reading...
|28/04/2021||Brexit: European Parliament backs UK trade deal||,,Euro MPs back the EU-UK trade deal by 660 votes to 5 despite rows over fishing and Northern Ireland.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|26/04/2021||NI Protocol is 'brutal deviation from Good Friday Agreement'||,,An ex-Irish Brexit negotiator questions any Stormont role in consenting to protocol's continuation.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|20/04/2021||Northern Ireland: Did anyone warn about Brexit border checks?||,,Border checks have caused tension in Northern Ireland but were there warnings in the Brexit campaign?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|14/04/2021||James Dyson says Brexit has given him 'freedom'||,,Sir James Dyson defends moving his firm's headquarters to Singapore and says Dyson is a British firm.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/04/2021||UK exports to EU rebound partially after January's slump||,,Despite the improvement, exports still remain below 2020 levels, the UK statistics body says.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|09/04/2021||Brexit: EU and UK 'still at odds' over subsidy rules||,,MPs on the European Scrutiny Committee examine the operation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.||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...|
|30/03/2021||What Brexit changed for clothes, flower and sausage firms||,,Three months since the end of the transition period, bosses share their stories of how trade has changed.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|26/03/2021||Brexit: UK lost 'significant' access to EU policing data under deal, report warns||,,Post-Brexit security arrangements are "complex and untested", a House of Lords report warns.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/03/2021||Brexit: EU shellfish ban indefensible, says minister||,,George Eustice says UK fishermen may have to find "alternative markets" away from the EU for their catch.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/03/2021||Brexit: NI Protocol needs consent of 'all of the people' in Northern Ireland||,,Lord Frost says the government is working to sustain the protocol in a "pragmatic fashion".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|15/03/2021||Brexit: EU to begin legal action over alleged NI Protocol breach||,,PM Boris Johnson says the UK's actions "temporary and technical measures that we think are very sensible".||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...|
|12/03/2021||UK exports to European Union drop 40% in January||,,Official figures show a sharp drop in trade in goods with the EU as the Brexit transition period ended.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/03/2021||Brexit: UK delays border checks on EU goods into Great Britain||,,Ministers say the move will help firms after Covid - but Labour says it "smacks of ill-preparedness".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/03/2021||Brexit: NI official being sent to US amid UK-EU tensions||,,US president Joe Biden has previously expressed concerns about the situation in Ireland after Brexit.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|10/03/2021||Brexit: UK acted prevent empty shelves, says Brandon Lewis||,,Brandon Lewis defends the decision to extend Brexit check grace periods without the EU's agreement.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|05/03/2021||Brexit: Further trade rules relaxed between GB and NI||,,The UK government is taking the step to ease the movement of plants without the agreement of the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/03/2021||Brexit: EU legal action imminent over UK extension to grace periods||,,The UK says it will unilaterally extend grace periods for Irish Sea border checks on parcels and agri-foods.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/03/2021||Brexit: Stormont leaders at odds over UK-EU protocol row||,,Arlene Foster says the EU is ignoring unionist concerns, but Michelle O'Neill says Number 10 is acting in bad faith.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/03/2021||Fishing firms could go bust over Brexit, MPs told||,,Industry figures warn extra costs could see British firms relocate to Europe or stop trading.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/02/2021||Post-Brexit trade: Boris Johnson calls for eat British fish campaign||,,The PM promises action to boost the industry - but Labour says his Brexit deal threatens jobs.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|24/02/2021||Brexit: NI leaders at odds on Irish sea border meeting||,,Arlene Foster says the EU was 'tone-deaf' but Michelle O'Neill says the meeting was "constructive".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/02/2021||Brexit: DUP says NI Protocol could cause political instability||,,The DUP urges No 10 to scrap the mechanism, but a government minister says issues can be resolved.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|19/02/2021||Twycross Zoo conservation 'halted by lack of Brexit forms'||,,Twycross Zoo says it is unable to export its female Amur leopard for breeding until the new paperwork is available.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|17/02/2021||Lord Frost: Brexit negotiator joins cabinet to deal with EU||,,Downing Street says the UK's Brexit negotiator will help carve out a new relationship with the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|17/02/2021||National Theatre shelves European touring after Brexit||,,The venue says a "lack of clarity" about visas and permits makes such tours "not financially viable".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|16/02/2021||Brexit: NI Protocol is 'only solution' despite challenges||,,EC vice president Maros Sefcovic says the NI deal is "administratively extremely challenging".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/02/2021||UK and EU hold 'frank but constructive' talks on NI trade rules||,,The two sides vow to implement the Northern Ireland Protocol and "address all outstanding issues".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|09/02/2021||Brexit: NI port staff to return after security concerns||,,Officials were withdrawn from post-Brexit checks at border posts after claims of intimidation.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|09/02/2021||Brexit effect: No custard creams for Brits in Europe||,,A British supermarket chain in Belgium is on the verge of closure with no deliveries since December.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|06/02/2021||Brexit: Trade unions dispute Larne port threats claim||,,Three trade unions ask a council to withdraw remarks attributed to them about "suspicious activity".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|06/02/2021||Brexit: Irish Sea border issues foreseen when deal was done||,,The NI Protocol problems, which have been in sharp focus this week, were predicted by civil servants.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|05/02/2021||Brexit: 71 pages of paperwork for 1 lorry of fish||,,How new rules on exporting to the European Union have affected a British fishing firm.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/02/2021||Brexit: Arlene Foster says unionism coming together to oppose Protocol||,,DUP leader Arlene Foster accuses the British government of "sleepwalking" into NI's Brexit arrangements.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/02/2021||PM urges EU action to ease Brexit tensions in NI||,,The UK wrote to the bloc calling for lighter enforcement of rules as port staff face threats over checks.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/02/2021||EU shellfish import ban indefinite, UK fishing industry told||,,The government promises to push Brussels to change its transport rules on scallops, clams and mussels.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/01/2021||Covid: EU and AstraZeneca in 'step forward' on vaccines||,,The Commission chief announces a "step forward" after criticism over EU handling of vaccine plans.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/01/2021||UK applying to join Asia-Pacific free trade pact CPTPP||,,If successful, Britain will join a club including Japan and Australia and covering 500m people.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/01/2021||EU vaccine export row: Bloc backtracks on controls for NI||,,It follows anger over a decision to invoke an emergency provision in the Brexit deal in order to control vaccine exports.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|29/01/2021||Brexit: NI Protocol 'obstructs free movement of military'||,,The UUP says the MoD must now fill out customs declaration forms to move equipment.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/01/2021||Post-Brexit trading 'difficult' for my business - Samantha Cameron||,,The fashion brand owner tells Woman's Hour she speaks to her former PM husband about her firm's frustrations.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|26/01/2021||How Brexit shapes people's views on Scottish independence||,,Sir John Curtice looks at whether a future Yes vote in Scotland could be boosted by the UK leaving the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/01/2021||Brexit: Retailers warn they could burn goods stuck in EU||,,UK retailers may abandon goods EU customers want to return because it is cheaper than bringing them home.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/01/2021||Brexit: Nissan commits to keep making cars in Sunderland||,,The Japanese car maker has told the BBC its Sunderland plant is secure for the long term.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|21/01/2021||UK accused of 'petty' behaviour in EU diplomat row||,,Ex-ministers have criticised the UK for downgrading the diplomatic status of the EU's ambassador.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|21/01/2021||Brexit: 'I was asked to pay an extra £82 for my £200 coat'||,,Shoppers buying items from Europe now have to pay customs or VAT charges on those above a certain value.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|20/01/2021||Brexit: 'My meat shipment is rotting in Rotterdam'||,,Brexit border hold-ups mean customers are starting to go elsewhere says UK meat exporters group.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|18/01/2021||Brexit: Fishing firms hold London protest over disruption||,,Boris Johnson promises £23m in compensation for exporters which have lost orders due to delays.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/01/2021||Brexit: 'My £50,000 shellfish lorry was delayed for 30 hours'||,,A Welsh shellfish exporter says she is struggling with new post-Brexit border rules.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/01/2021||Brexit: Five surprising consequences||,,Confiscated ham sandwiches, delayed Scottish salmon and other fallout from the new regime.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/01/2021||Brexit: MP says teething problem remark is an 'insult'||,,The DUP's Ian Paisley says the Irish Sea border is having "severe economic consequences".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/01/2021||Brexit: Supermarkets call for action on NI food supplies||,,Retailers have been grappling with problems importing some products from Great Britain||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/01/2021||Brexit leaves Spain's Costa Brits facing dilemmas||,,British expats in Spain tell the BBC how the new post-Brexit rules have changed their lives.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/01/2021||Brexit: UK driver has ham sandwiches confiscated at Dutch border||,,Dutch TV films officials confiscating ham sandwiches from UK drivers under new food import rules.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/01/2021||Global health insurance card to replace EHIC under new rules||,,UK residents can apply for the new card to access emergency medical care when their EHIC card runs out.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|08/01/2021||Brexit: M&S temporarily cuts hundreds of products in NI||,,Criticism of new Brexit trade rules is growing as firms warn of more bureaucracy, higher costs and delays.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|08/01/2021||Were there hold-ups in first week after Brexit?||,,Low traffic at borders has meant there have been few problems in Kent, but there have been other issues.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|08/01/2021||Brexit barriers for the arts 'heartbreaking'||,,Industry leaders say uncertainty over future funding is causing concern.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/01/2021||Brexit: Fresh test for Irish Sea trade border processes||,,As businesses return to work after Christmas, the amount of freight moving through NI will increase.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/01/2021||Brexit: Arlene Foster sees 'gateway of opportunity' in UK-EU trade deal||,,NI's first minister says the UK-EU deal eases "some of the difficulties with the NI Protocol".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|01/01/2021||Brexit: New era for UK as it completes separation from European Union||,,Boris Johnson celebrates the "freedom in our hands" as the long Brexit process comes to a conclusion.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/12/2020||Brexit: Gibraltar gets UK-Spain deal to keep open border||,,The deal - yet to become a treaty - enables Spanish workers to continue entering Gibraltar freely.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/12/2020||Brexit: Dover-Calais route 'will work well on 1 January'||,,Channel Tunnel operator Getlink says there will not be congestion when new trading rules begin later.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/12/2020||Brexit: New EU trade arrangements to begin after Parliament vote||,,The UK's hard-fought agreement with the EU is set to come into force at 23:00 GMT on Thursday.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/12/2020||Brexit: Labour aides quit over Starmer's backing for trade deal||,,Three frontbenchers were among 36 Labour MPs to defy orders to back laws enacting post-Brexit deal.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/12/2020||MSPs vote to 'refuse consent' for Brexit deal||,,The Scottish Parliament is set to demand a "pause" to Brexit rather than the deal negotiated with the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/12/2020||Post-Brexit trade: UK having its cake and eating it, says Boris Johnson||,,The PM refuses to acknowledge his post-Brexit trade deal brings new barriers to trade, in a BBC interview.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/12/2020||Brexit: NI MPs to vote against trade deal in Commons||,,The trade deal does not address "many issues that are damaging to Northern Ireland", says a DUP MP.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/12/2020||Brexit: 'Bumpy' period expected as UK adjusts to new EU rules||,,Ministers warn of "practical and procedural changes" when the Brexit transition period ends this week.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|27/12/2020||Brexit: PM vows to focus on 'levelling up country' after securing deal||,,Boris Johnson promises "big changes" after Brexit, but fishermen's leaders accuse him of "caving in".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|24/12/2020||Brexit trade deal 'not what was promised for Wales' says FM||,,First Minister Mark Drakeford says it is not what Wales was promised, but is better than no deal.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/12/2019||Why we lost – and where we go from here||,,
When the history of Brexit is written, the Lib Dems’ decision to let Johnson hold this election will be seen as a key strategic error.
|11/12/2019||7 reasons to vote Johnson out||,,
We can kick Johnson out. So brave the elements and vote for the candidates with the best chance of beating the Tories.
|11/12/2019||Trump sabotages Brexiters’ last-ditch safety net||,,
Relying on the WTO for our trade was always a terrible idea. Now that the US president has ripped a hole in it, it’s economic suicide.
|11/12/2019||With a final tactical voting push, we can beat Johnson||,,
Good news from YouGov poll is Tory lead is shrinking. Bad news is they are still ahead because too many pro-European votes are being wasted.
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|10/12/2019||Johnson won’t stop the chaos – that’s just propaganda||,,
A Tory victory means more chaos. The only way to end the arguments over Brexit and fix our real problems is to vote them out.
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|10/12/2019||Tories bully BBC because it’s easily cowed||,,
Johnson yesterday hinted he would axe the licence fee. This had two purposes: cover up his NHS blunder and pummel the BBC into submission.
|10/12/2019||At Christmas you tell the truth, but not if you’re Johnson||,,
PM rips off Love Actually in his video but misses out the punch line: “Just because it’s Christmas and at Christmas you tell the truth.”
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|10/12/2019||Don’t worry about voting tactically for Corbyn. He won’t win||,,
Right-wing press has branded Corbyn unelectable. They are right - he is. Not for the reasons they suggest, but because of simple maths.
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|09/12/2019||Tory “punch” propaganda backfires||,,
To cover up Johnson’s NHS disaster, Tories fabricate story about Labour activist punching Hancock aide.
|09/12/2019||Johnson’s dishonesty and disorganisation on Irish Sea border||,,
Not only is Johnson lying about surrendering to the EU demand for an internal UK border, he isn’t ready to deliver a deal by December 2020.
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