A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

Brexit News Feeds

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28/10/2020 Trade department's Brexit soy sauce price cut claim prompts backlash ,,

Responses to tweet during Bake Off point out that Britain pays no tariffs on product under EU deal

A government claim that the new UK-Japan trade agreement will lead to cheaper soy sauce has been shot down as it was pointed out that Britain pays 0% tariffs under an EU deal.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) made the claim in a tweet during Tuesday night’s broadcast of The Great British Bake Off, where it was Japanese week and the bakers made kawaii cakes.

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28/10/2020 Boris Johnson Is Under Pressure To Toughen Restrictions After UK Coronavirus Deaths Hit Their Highest Level Since May ,,Boris Johnson has come under fresh pressure to introduce tougher lockdown restrictions after the UK's death toll reached its highest level since May. www.politicshome.com Visit...
28/10/2020 CBI chief fires parting shot over slow pace of Brexit negotiations ,,

Carolyn Fairbairn says the UK economy is in ‘suspended animation’ while issue remain unresolved

The head of the UK’s leading employers’ organisation has stepped up pressure on the government to conclude trade talks with the EU so that the country can move on from the “suspended animation” of the past four years.

Reflecting on her five years as director general of the CBI, Dame Carolyn Fairbairn said her biggest regret was that the issue had not been resolved earlier and warned ministers that businesses grappling with Covid-19 were unprepared for a hard Brexit.

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27/10/2020 Four Years After It Was Created, The Department For Trade Is Failing Small Businesses, MPs Say ,,The department for international trade has “not demonstrated measurable progress in tackling the big strategic challenges it faces” four years after its creation, a cross-party group of MPs has reported. www.politicshome.com Visit...
27/10/2020 Brexit deal hangs in the balance, says EU council president ,,

Outcome of next two weeks of talks crucial but uncertain, says Charles Michel

Brexit negotiations have hit their most difficult stage, with Brussels still unsure whether a deal with Boris Johnson is possible within the next two crucial weeks, the European council president, Charles Michel, has said.

The former prime minister of Belgium, who leads the summit of EU leaders, said in an interview with the Guardian that the result still was still hanging in the balance with what he suggested was a further fortnight of talks to come.

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27/10/2020 Politically Homeless: one man’s reflections on what has gone wrong with 'the family' ,,At times searing in his criticism of those he holds responsible for trashing the prospects of the Labour party, Gisela Stuart finds Matt Forde’s new book both entertaining and insightful www.politicshome.com Visit...
27/10/2020 A Minister Has Insisted Boris Johnson Is Focused On "Levelling-Up" After Northern Tory MPs Called For A "Roadmap" Out Of Lockdown ,,Business minister Nadhim Zahawi has insisted Boris Johnson is focused on "levelling-up" the north of England after a group of Tory MPs said lockdowns were fuelling "disparity" across the country. www.politicshome.com Visit...
26/10/2020 Warrington And Nottingham Will Enter Tier 3 Lockdowns To Protect The NHS From Spiralling Covid-19 Infections ,,Warrington and Nottingham are to become the latest areas in England to enter the highest level of local restrictions as Covid-19 infections continue to rise. www.politicshome.com Visit...
26/10/2020 Marcus Rashford Has Denied Being Contacted By Boris Johnson After The Latest School Meals Row ,,The footballer and anti-poverty campaigner Marcus Rashford has dismissed suggestions that Boris Johnson has contacted him following rising tensions over government's refusal to fund free school meals. www.politicshome.com Visit...
26/10/2020 Covid leaves 6m UK small businesses and 16m jobs in 'precarious position' ,,

Survey finds nearly two-thirds of entrepreneurs believe their business may not survive pandemic

An estimated 6m small businesses in the UK supporting 16.6m jobs are in a financially precarious position as a result of the pandemic, a London business school has warned.

Nearly two-thirds of entrepreneurs felt their business might not survive the pressures of Covid-19, while more than half predicted they would run out of money within the next 12 months, according to the new study from King’s Business School.

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