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UK ‘will not cave in over role of European court in NI protocol’

Government sources say talks with EU ‘constructive’ but ‘we are still far apart on big issues’ The UK government has described talks with the EU over the Northern Ireland Brexit protocol as “constructive” but insisted it was not about to cave in on its demands that the role of the European court of justice be scrapped.Government sources dampened hopes of a breakthrough, saying the two sides were still “far apart on the big issues”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Northern Ireland, Brexit, Trade Policy, Northern Ireland Brexit


Brexit: UK says new Northern Ireland Protocol talks 'constructive'

A government source says the EU has offered "things that we can work with" but gaps remain.
Tags: UK, News, Eu, Northern Ireland, Brexit


New trade deals ‘are unfair on farmers and won’t help emissions’

Chair of the UK’s Climate Change Committee condemns New Zealand and Australia agreements as unworkableThe chairman of the government’s climate change advisory board has condemned trade deals with Australia and New Zealand as “totally offensive” as he warned they would undermine attempts to tackle emissions.Lord Deben, the former Tory cabinet minister who chairs the Climate Change Committee, said that the agreements were “entirely unacceptable for climate change purposes”. He warned they would da...
Tags: UK, Australia, Australia news, Farming, New Zealand, Brexit, Climate Change Committee, Trade Policy, Climate Crisis, Cop26


Angela Merkel calls for compromise amid row over Polish ECJ snub

German chancellor offers olive branch to Warsaw at what may prove to be her last EU summitAngela Merkel, who earlier this week reflected on her deep hurt over Brexit, has called for European Union countries to compromise over their competing visions of integration, at what was being billed in Brussels as a farewell summit for the German chancellor.The attempt by Merkel, at her 107th and possibly final EU summit, to smooth over a dispute over Poland’s rejection of European court of justice ruling...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, World news, Hungary, Poland, European Commission, Merkel, Brussels, Brexit, Warsaw, Ecj, Viktor Orban, Mark Rutte


British leavers and remainers as polarised as ever, survey finds

Nine out of 10 people would vote the same way again, but leavers feel better about UK politics since BrexitBrexit divisions in UK society appear to be as entrenched as ever, according to the latest British social attitudes survey, with little sign that the issue is losing its polarising force. Nine in 10 of leave and remain voters said they would vote the same way again, it found.Although Britain’s departure from the EU pushed overall public trust and confidence in government to its highest leve...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, Society, UK News, Britain, Social trends, Brexit, Coronavirus


Brexit and UK immigration policy ‘increasing risks to trafficking victims’

Damning report highlights greater risk of EU worker exploitation and vulnerability of undocumented migrantsA damning new report on trafficking in the UK has warned that Brexit and the Home Office’s new plan for immigration are increasing the risks to trafficking victims.The report has also found links between terrorism and trafficking in cases involving families from the UK ending up with Islamic State in Syria and an increase in the recruitment of trafficking victims via social media. Continue...
Tags: Politics, UK, Sex Trafficking, Islamic State, Eu, Society, UK News, Syria, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Slavery, Human Trafficking, Brexit


Watch Nigel Farage accidentally endorse the IRA on Cameo

As a former member of the European Parliament and Brexit Party Leader whose political career largely existed in relation to the Northern Irish border, you'd think Nigel Farage would have at least the slightest familiarity with the Provisional Irish Republican Army. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, History, Nigel Farage, Ira, European Parliament, Brexit, Irish, Irish Republican Army, Provisional Irish Republican Army, Up the RA, A Taste Of Brexit, Brexit Party, Irish Republicanism, The Problem With Brexit Is ■■■■■■■■■, Brexit honor roll


Polish prime minister escalates war of words with EU over rule of law

Mateusz Morawiecki says European court’s ‘creeping revolution’ undermines Polish sovereigntyPoland’s prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has clashed with the European Commission president and MEPs after accusing EU institutions of seeking to turn the country into a province, in an escalation of the battle between Warsaw and Brussels over the rule of law.During a heated debate in the European parliament in Strasbourg, where parallels between the Polish situation and Brexit were raised repeatedly ...
Tags: Europe, Law, Eu, European Union, World news, Court of justice of the European Union, Poland, European Commission, Strasbourg, Brussels, Brexit, Warsaw, Ursula von der Leyen, Mateusz Morawiecki, Morawiecki


The Tories are sacrificing Northern Irish businesses on the altar of Brexit purity | Polly Toynbee

Single-market status has been a boon to firms – but stirring up a trade dispute with the EU may be worth more to Boris JohnsonHere comes the destroyer, as David Frost, the Brexit minister, stomps into talks on the Northern Ireland protocol this week with European commission vice-president Maroš Šefčovič. His mission from Boris Johnson is to stir up Brexit trouble, and keep stirring: yes, even at the risk of stirring the darkest shadows of Northern Ireland’s history. Let Brexit never be done if i...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, NHS, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Johnson, Brexit, Polly Toynbee, David Frost, Boris JohnsonHere


Covid and Brexit among challenges for Wales' economy, says minister

Vaughan Gething wants young people to "feel confident about planning their future" in Wales.
Tags: News, Wales, Brexit, Vaughan Gething


The gap between reckless Brexit promises and reality will soon be too big to ignore | John Harris

Voters invested hope in the idea of leaving the EU. But a few years of queues and chaos could further erode public trustWhat must it be like to be in the inner circles of this government, watching the economy bounce from crisis to crisis? Shortages mount, while livestock that suddenly cannot be put into the food chain is slaughtered and sent to rendering plants. Ships are diverted from UK ports because no drivers can be found to transport their cargo once it is offloaded. In response to minister...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, Labour, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Marbella, John Harris, Kwasi Kwarteng, Supply Chain Crisis


Sir David Amess obituary

Dedicated Conservative politician who served as Southend West’s MP in Essex for nearly 25 yearsSir David Amess, who has died aged 69 after being stabbed while holding a constituents’ surgery at a church in Leigh-on-Sea, was the Conservative MP for Southend West in Essex. Though he spent more than half his life in the Commons without ever attaining ministerial office, the likelihood is that he would not have wanted it any other way.He devoted his career to the promotion of his constituencies – fi...
Tags: Politics, London, Animals, Conservatives, UK News, House Of Commons, LGBT rights, Abortion, Essex, Fuel Poverty, Brexit, Southend-on-Sea, Basildon, David Amess, Leigh on Sea, Southend West


Facing chaos and needing a scapegoat, the Tories seek an endless fight with Europe | Fintan O’Toole

The EU’s proposals on the Northern Ireland protocol offered what business leaders wanted, but the prime minister prefers failure and grievanceLast week, Boris Johnson, with his paintbrush and easel at his holiday villa in Marbella, touched up his self-portrait as the reincarnation of Winston Churchill. Meanwhile, another bodysnatcher, Johnson’s Brexit tsar, David Frost, was also in sunny Iberia. In Lisbon on Tuesday evening, he channelled the intellectual father of modern conservatism, the 18th-...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Winston Churchill, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Tories, Johnson, Iberia


Perfidious Albion: why French faith in Boris Johnson has nosedived

Emmanuel Macron’s government thinks UK wishes to use France to keep Brexit alive in British politicsBoris Johnson’s foreign policy is 80% driven by short-term domestic political interests that make it impossible to come to stable arrangements with him, senior French sources have concluded.Paris is increasingly convinced the British prime minister is not interested in solving the bilateral problems weighing down the relationship, and instead wants to use France as a running sore to keep Brexit al...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Paris, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, Fishing Industry


Frost says there is big gap between UK and EU at Northern Ireland Brexit talks

Brussels has been ‘preparing for worst’, with options ranging from tariffs on UK imports to ditching dealDavid Frost, the UK’s Brexit minister, has warned there is a big gap between the EU and the UK negotiating positions as he enters talks with the European Commission over changes to the arrangements for trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.The EU has offered to sweep away most customs and health checks on animal and plant products entering Northern Ireland under a revision of the c...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, European Commission, Northern Irish politics, Brussels, Frost, Brexit, Great Britain, David Frost, Trade Policy


Gap between UK and EU at Brexit Northern Ireland talks, says Frost

Brussels has been ‘preparing for worst’, with options ranging from tariffs on UK imports to ditching dealDavid Frost, the UK’s Brexit minister, has warned there is a “gap” between the EU and the UK negotiating positions as he enters talks with the European Commission over changes to the arrangements for trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.The EU has offered to sweep away most customs and health checks on animal and plant products entering Northern Ireland under a revision of the cur...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, European Commission, Brussels, Frost, Brexit, Great Britain, David Frost, Trade Policy, Brexit Northern Ireland


How Covid spread fear of globalisation and threatens a new world order

Free trade fatigue and strained supply chains were already fracturing the system before the virus accelerated nationalist impulses towards autarky When Xi Jinping promised the world’s movers and shakers in January 2017 that China would champion globalisation, it looked as if the baton of global economic leadership was being picked up seamlessly by Beijing as Donald Trump prepared to usher in an era of American isolationism.Almost five years later a new world order has emerged, but it is not the ...
Tags: Europe, Business, North Korea, China, Russia, India, Economics, World news, US news, Davos, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, South and Central Asia, Global Economy, US economic growth and recession


French minister: Brexit made UK supply chain crisis worse

France's finance minister also told the BBC that Europe will be one the world's key economic powers.
Tags: Europe, UK, News, France, Bbc, Brexit


Brexit: Political and business leaders react to EU proposals

It has been a mixed reaction to the proposals for post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland.
Tags: News, Eu, Brexit


About 400k cases still being considered for EU settlement scheme

Home Office data suggests 2 million more EU citizens want to stay in UK than was estimated in 2016The Home Office has a backlog of 400,000 applications from EU citizens and their family members to remain in the UK after Brexit, according to the latest government data.The latest monthly statistics for the EU settlement scheme also reveal the total number of applications now at more than 6.2m. This includes as many as 172,000 applications made after the deadline of 30 June for settled status. Cont...
Tags: Europe, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Brexit


Home Office has backlog of 400,000 applications for EU settlement scheme

Data suggests 2 million more EU citizens want to stay in UK than was estimated in 2016The Home Office has a backlog of 400,000 applications from EU citizens and their family members to remain in the UK after Brexit, according to the latest government data.The latest monthly statistics for the EU settlement scheme also reveal the total number of applications now at more than 6.2m. This includes as many as 172,000 applications made after the deadline of 30 June for settled status. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Brexit


Boris Johnson promised to tear up NI protocol, says DUP MP Ian Paisley

Paisley says Johnson told him he ‘would sign up to changing that protocol and indeed tearing it up’Boris Johnson gave personal assurances to Northern Ireland MP Ian Paisley that he would commit to “tearing up” the Brexit protocol that is now the centre of a major row between the UK and the EU, it has been claimed.The Democratic Unionist party MP made the comments on BBC’s Newsnight just hours after the prime minister’s former adviser Dominic Cummings claimed it was always the intention to sign t...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Bbc, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, Paisley, Dominic Cummings, Democratic Unionist, Ian Paisley


The Brexit standoff looks set to continue, yet both sides need it to end | Anand Menon

The EU has made an offer to cut the checks on British trade with Northern Ireland. There’s a chance Johnson might accept itAfter days of rising tensions, the European Union has agreed to drop most checks on supermarket goods arriving in Northern Ireland from Britain. But it still fears that Boris Johnson will reject the new offer.According to Britain’s Brexit negotiator Lord Frost, speaking on Tuesday, the Northern Ireland protocol is not working – either in terms of its impact on trade or in te...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, Anand Menon, Lord Frost


‘Insufficient and very defensive’: how Nick Clegg became the fall guy for Facebook’s failures

After election humiliation and Brexit, the former UK deputy prime minister swapped Westminster for a £2.7m job in Silicon Valley. The catch? Serving as the public face of the crisis-hit companyOn Sunday, Nick Clegg did a succession of interviews with some of the US’s biggest TV news shows. In his role as Facebook’s vice-president for global affairs and communications, he was defending his company after weeks of headlines about its latest crisis – this time involving Frances Haugen, a Facebook st...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, UK, Technology, Media, Social Networking, US, Social Media, UK News, Digital Media, Nick Clegg, US Senate, Silicon Valley, Brexit, Clegg, Haugen


The Papers: 'Buy Christmas gifts early', and EU's Brexit offer

A mix of stories lead Thursday's front pages, including worries over the retail industry's supply chain problems.
Tags: UK, News, Eu, Brexit


The Papers: 'Buy Christmas gifts early', and EU's Brexit offer

A mix of stories lead Thursday's front pages, including worries over the retail industry's supply chain problems.
Tags: News, Eu, Brexit


What is the ‘new model’ the EU is proposing for Northern Ireland?

‘Bespoke Northern Ireland-specific solution’ includes potential new rules on food, plants and medicinesThe EU’s latest proposals, described as “a new model” for Northern Ireland, are a significant concession from Brussels. Having ruled out renegotiation of the protocol in July, the EU is proposing a “bespoke Northern Ireland-specific solution”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Law, International Trade, Economics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Food & drink industry, Northern Ireland, Northern Irish politics, Brussels, Road transport


Brexit: DUP says EU plans for NI protocol ‘long way short of being basis of sustainable solution’ – live

DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson welcomes acknowledgement that ‘NI protocol has not worked’ but says new proposals still fall shortEU offers to scrap 80% of NI food checks but prepares for UK to reject dealNorthern Irish firms hail EU proposals to resolve Brexit protocol rowCummings says UK always intended to ditch NI protocolBoris Johnson painting on holiday – but is the image too convenient?Last night Katya Adler, the BBC’s Europe editor, posted an interesting thread on Twitter on the row abo...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Climate Change, Environment, Eu, European Union, UK News, Bbc, Ireland, Ed Miliband, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Northern Irish politics, Johnson, Leo Varadkar


Brexit: EU outlines proposals aimed at resolving stand-off over Northern Ireland protocol – live

Maroš Šefčovič to address difficulties over food, customs and movement of medicines in order to slash red tapeEU offers to scrap 80% of NI food checks but prepares for UK to reject dealNorthern Irish firms hail EU proposals to resolve Brexit protocol rowCummings says UK always intended to ditch NI protocolBoris Johnson painting on holiday – but is the image too convenient?Last night Katya Adler, the BBC’s Europe editor, posted an interesting thread on Twitter on the row about the Northern Irelan...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Climate Change, Environment, Eu, European Union, UK News, Bbc, Ireland, Ed Miliband, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Leo Varadkar, Brexit



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