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British food and drink exports to EU fall by £2bn in first quarter of 2021

Industry body says analysis of HMRC data shows structural rather than teething problems with BrexitBritish food and drink exports to the EU fell by £2bn in the first three months of 2021, with sales of dairy products plummeting by 90%, according to an analysis of HMRC data.Brexit checks, stockpiling and Covid have been blamed for much of the downturn, but the sector has said the figures show structural rather than teething problems with the UK’s departure from the EU. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Eu, Hmrc, European Union, UK News, Food & drink industry, Brexit, EU Continue, Trade Policy


Meat sector warns of Brexit production squeeze

UK faces shortage of home-reared chickens as EU workers stay away, says trade group.
Tags: UK, News, Eu, Brexit


UK asks EU for more time to resolve Brexit sausage row

Request over Northern Ireland comes amid moves to guarantee voting rights for EU citizens in UK local electionsThe UK has formally requested a further three months to resolve the bitter Brexit row with Brussels over the sale of sausages in Northern Ireland.It comes as the UK announces moves to guarantee voting rights for EU citizens in local elections. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Northern Ireland, Brussels, Brexit, David Frost


Coronavirus live news: Indonesian doctors ill despite Sinovac shots; Tokyo to lift emergency before Olympics

350 Indonesian doctors have Covid despite being vaccinated; Japan to lift Tokyo’s virus emergency on 20 June; CureVac fails in pivotal trialJapan eases Tokyo’s Covid restrictions as it prepares for OlympicsDouble-jabbed UK tourists could skip amber-list quarantineFrance and Spain to ease mask-wearing as vaccine schemes gather paceRyanair and airport group launch legal action over ‘traffic light’ systemSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.23pm BST Covid vaccinations could become compulsory for ...
Tags: Japan, UK, France, Spain, World news, Normandy, Tokyo, Brexit, Afp, Valery, Coronavirus


Wind turbines clash adds to UK-EU post-Brexit tensions

Exclusive: Brussels is concerned that British government is favouring domestic firms, in breach of trade dealA new front has opened up in the post-Brexit tensions between Boris Johnson and the EU over Brussels’ concerns that the British wind turbine industry is being favoured for government contracts worth billions of pounds.With the support of the governments of France and Spain, the European Commission has privately warned UK officials that the government’s procurement policy could be in breac...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Eu, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, European Commission, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Brexit, UK EU, Trade Policy


Wind turbine clash adds to UK-EU post-Brexit tensions

Exclusive: Brussels is concerned that British government is favouring domestic firms, in breach of trade dealA new front has opened up in the post-Brexit tensions between Boris Johnson and the EU over Brussels’ concerns that the British wind turbine industry is being favoured for government contracts worth billions of pounds.With the support of the governments of France and Spain, the European Commission has privately warned UK officials that the government’s procurement policy could be in breac...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Politics, UK, France, Environment, Eu, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, European Commission, Wind Power, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Brexit


European Union: A Farmer's Guide To The EU Settlement Scheme And Skilled Worker Visas - Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Free movement of workers from the European Economic Area (EEA) was ended by Brexit and the UK Government introduced the EU Settlement Scheme to bridge the gap between the UK's two immigrations systems ...
Tags: UK, News, Eu, Brexit, European Economic Area EEA, Wedderburn LLP


Number of EU citizens seeking work in UK falls 36% since Brexit, study shows

Figures from the jobs website Indeed expose the impact on employers as they struggle to recruit staffThe number of EU citizens searching for work in Britain has fallen by more than a third since Brexit, according to a study that exposes the impact on UK employers as they struggle to recruit staff.Figures from the jobs website Indeed show searches by EU-based jobseekers for work in the UK were down by 36% in May from average levels in 2019. Low-paid jobs in hospitality, the care sector and wareho...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, Economics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Economic recovery, Brexit


UK Covid live: Johnson faces Starmer for PMQs as Cummings makes new claims that Hancock was ‘hopeless’

Prime minister’s former adviser posts screengrab purporting to be from Johnson lambasting health department over testingCummings texts show Johnson calling Matt Hancock ‘totally hopeless’All care home staff in England should have Covid vaccine, says ministerCovid jabs to become mandatory for care home staff in EnglandGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.23pm BST Ian Blackford, the SNP leader at Westminster, also starts by paying tribute to Jo Cox. And he condemns the treatment of the BBC jou...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Conservatives, UK News, Bbc, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, SNP, Social Care, Boris Johnson, Westminster, Pmqs, Johnson, Care workers, Keir Starmer


UK asks EU to suspend Northern Ireland sausage ban

Brexit minister Lord Frost asks for ‘a bit of breathing space’ to negotiate deal and head off trade warThe UK has asked the EU to suspend an imminent ban on the sale of British sausages in Northern Ireland to give both sides “breathing space” to negotiate an agreement on the Brexit protocol and avert a trade war.Lord Frost, the Brexit minister, was speaking days after Boris Johnson warned he would do “whatever it takes” to protect Northern Ireland’s position as part of the UK. Continue reading.....
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Northern Irish politics, Brexit, Lord Frost, Frost the Brexit


Hundreds of thousands of EU citizens in UK risk uncertain status from 1 July

Deadline to apply for settled status two weeks away, as academics warn that vulnerable groups face loss of rightsAcademics are sounding the alarm about the hundreds of thousands of EU citizens in the UK who face falling into legal limbo on 1 July with their right to rent a home, work or continue in retirement at risk.With just 13 days to go before the government’s deadline for EU and EEA nationals and their children to apply for settled or pre-settled status, a report from UK in a Changing Europ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Brexit


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 householdIt 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. ...
Tags: Business, Politics, Australia, International Trade, Economics, European Union, UK News, Australia news, Foreign Policy, Global Economy, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Jacob, Creek, Hardys, UK Australia


Boris Johnson's 'global Britain' needs more than a tiny Australian trade deal

The United Kingdom's first new trade deal since Brexit is a sobering reminder of the mammoth task it faces as it seeks to compensate for losing the economic benefits of EU membership.
Tags: Eu, Cnn, Britain, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Brexit


'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'UK-Australia trade deal to include 15-year cap on tariff-fr...
Tags: Politics, UK, Australia, International Trade, UK News, Australia news, Farming, Boris Johnson, Scott Morrison, Brexit, UK Australia, British financial services


UK-Australia trade deal: what does it mean?

The main elements of the ‘historic’ post-Brexit deal signed by Boris Johnson and Scott MorrisonBoris 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...
Tags: Business, Politics, Australia, International Trade, UK News, World news, Australia news, Foreign Policy, Global Economy, Boris Johnson, Brexit, UK Australia, Scott MorrisonBoris Johnson


UK Covid live: all over-18s in England should be eligible for jabs from end of this week, says NHS boss

Latest updates: Simon Stevens says he expects bookings to open for all over-18s from later this weekGove ‘pretty confident’ end of England lockdown won’t be delayed againWhat we know about delay to England lockdown endingCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.24am BST Boris Johnson has said that the free trade deal with Australia will “benefit British farmers”. Speaking at No 10 after agreeing the deal with Scott Morrison, his Australian counterpart, he said:I...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Australia, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Simon Stevens, Boris Johnson, Scott Morrison, Brexit, Stevens, NHS Confederation, Coronavirus, UK Covid, British financial services


UK-Australia trade deal to include 15-year cap on tariff-free imports

Agreement follows concerns from UK farmers about potential flood of cheaper meatThe UK has agreed the outlines of a trade deal with Australia, Downing Street has said, with a 15-year cap on tariff-free imports in place following concerns from UK farmers about a potential flood of cheaper beef and lamb imports.The deal will be of limited importance to the UK economy – it is forecast to increase GDP by only 0.02% over 15 years – but is symbolically significant to Boris Johnson as the first post-Br...
Tags: Business, UK, International Trade, UK News, Australia news, Farming, Boris Johnson, Brexit, UK Australia, Australia Downing Street


British nationals in France face losing rights if they miss residency deadline

Call to extend 30 June deadline over fears Britons will lose access to healthcare and pensionsCampaigners have warned that tens of thousands of British nationals living in France and three other countries risk losing their rights to local healthcare, residency and employment rights if they do not apply to remain resident in the next 14 days.British in Europe, a group set up to protect the post-Brexit rights of about 1.2 million UK nationals living on the continent, have called on France, Latvia,...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Latvia, Brexit, Malta, France Latvia Luxembourg


UK and EU try to settle standoff over Northern Ireland Brexit checks

Brexit minister and EU Commission official to meet this week as tensions remain highThe Brexit minister Lord Frost and the European Commission vice-president, Maroš Šefčovič, are expected to meet this week to try to break the deadlock over Brexit checks in Northern Ireland.But as the countdown begins to a 30 June ban on the sale of chilled meats, including sausages, from Great Britain in Northern Irish supermarkets, tensions between the EU and Boris Johnson’s government remain heightened. Contin...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, European Commission, Boris Johnson, Frost, Brexit, Great Britain, EU Commission, David Frost


Boris Johnson doesn’t quite get his big moment in the Cornish sunshine

Analysis: an unseemly spat over Brexit derailed the UK prime minister’s chance to impress on the global stage G7 summit: latest news and reactionDelivering his closing press conference in the Carbis Bay hotel on Sunday, pale golden sand and azure sea visible behind him, Boris Johnson sought to play down the unseemly diplomatic spat that had marred his moment on the world stage.“Actually, what happened at this summit was that there was a colossal amount of work on subjects that had absolutely not...
Tags: Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Brexit, G7, Emmanuel Macron, Cornish, Carbis Bay, Coronavirus, Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021


Boris Johnson closes G7 summit with vow to protect integrity of UK

PM tries not to escalate row over reports Macron suggested Northern Ireland was not part of UK G7 summit: latest news and reactionBoris Johnson sought to play down reports of a rift with the EU over Northern Ireland at the end of the G7 summit, although he insisted it was the job of the government “to protect the territorial integrity” of the UK.Speaking at an end-of-summit press conference, the prime minister was careful not to escalate a row that had intensified following a report that France’...
Tags: Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, G7, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Trade Policy


G7 live: Boris Johnson plays down seriousness of rift with EU on Brexit

Latest updates: PM says most conversations with other leaders harmonious and on other topics, as row with France over Brexit overshadows final day of G7 2.25pm BST Q: Do you think coronavirus came from a Chinese laboratory?Johnson says he does not think that, but he thinks it is sensible to keep an open mind. 2.22pm BST Q: [From the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg] Were you offended by what President Macron said about Northern Ireland?Johnson says it is the job of the PM to defend the integrity o...
Tags: Politics, UK, Climate Change, France, Environment, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, Bbc, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Aid, Global development


‘Offensive’: Dominic Raab chides EU leaders over Northern Ireland remarks

Foreign secretary decries comments attributed to Emmanuel Macron over post-Brexit trade arrangements G7 summit: latest news and reactionThe UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has attacked EU leaders for making the “offensive” suggestion that Northern Ireland is not a proper part of the UK, as tensions over post-Brexit trading arrangements escalated at the G7 summit in Cornwall.Asked about reported comments by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, during talks with Boris Johnson at the summit, ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Brexit, G7, Emmanuel Macron, Dominic Raab, Carbis Bay


G7 live: Raab suggests it was ‘offensive’ for Macron to imply Northern Ireland not full part of UK

Latest updates: UK foreign secretary critical of French president over Brexit as final day of G7 sees attention turn to climate crisis 11.21am BST At a briefing this morning Downing Street rejected suggestions that the party for G7 leaders on the beach at Carbis Bay last night breached Covid social distancing rules. The prime minister’s spokesman said:The event last night was done in an entirely Covid-secure way within the existing rules ...This was an informal gathering of the G7 leaders an...
Tags: Politics, UK, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Aid, Global development, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Gordon Brown, Downing Street, Brexit


End of the line? How Brexit left Hull’s fishing industry facing extinction

The UK’s departure from the EU was supposed to reinvigorate our fishing industry. Instead, it has forced the country’s last distant-water trawler to sit idleAt 4am on 24 April 2019, 25 brass players, two percussionists and a conductor piled into a coach in Hull for a 200-mile drive to London. It was a Wednesday morning and it had been touch and go whether all of them would be able to get time off from their day jobs to make the trip. Seven hours later, they stood on the quayside at Greenwich, as...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, London, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Greenwich, Hull, Brexit, Anne, Kirkella, Fishing Industry


‘Mistrusted’ Johnson feels full force of EU fury as Brexit wrecks G7 summit

European leaders made their feelings about the Northern Ireland protocol known to a PM desperate to score a PR victoryBrexit bust-up torpedoes Johnson’s bid to showcase ‘global Britain’ at G7The setting is a small English village on the Cornish coast, but the message that Boris Johnson wants projected from the beachside summit in Carbis Bay is one of big British influence across the globe.The three-day G7 meeting of world leaders, which ends on Sunday, was identified months ago by the prime mini...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, G7, Carbis Bay


Brexit bust-up torpedoes Johnson’s bid to showcase ‘global Britain’ at G7

Northern Ireland border row hits summit in Cornwall as prime minister tells other leaders UK is ‘a single country’Boris Johnson was embroiled in an extraordinary public spat with EU leaders over Northern Ireland yesterday as tensions over Brexit boiled over at the G7 summit in Cornwall.After a series of tense bilateral meetings at which the French president Emmanuel Macron, the German chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, told their summit host the ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, European Commission, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit


Ignored, bullied, patronised: why loyalists in Northern Ireland say no to Brexit ‘betrayal’

As the often volatile marching season approaches, bitter tensions over the EU protocol grow, along with a belief that NI is being cast adrift by a duplicitous British governmentThey gathered in their thousands at the top of the Shankill Road with banners and drums to send a message to the far side of the Irish Sea, where a treacherous prime minister played his charade in a kingdom no longer fully theirs.Some waved union jack flags, others had union jack masks, one had a union jack balaclava, and...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Protest, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Belfast, Northern Irish politics, Brexit, Irish Sea, Shankill Road, Democratic Unionist party (DUP


Boris Johnson reiterates threat to suspend Northern Ireland protocol

Clash with EU leaders over Brexit risks overshadowing G7 summit as PM responds to calls for UK to honour its word G7 summit in Cornwall – live updatesBoris Johnson has repeated his threat to unilaterally suspend the Northern Ireland protocol, as a war of words with EU leaders over Brexit risked overshadowing the G7 summit in Cornwall.The French president, Emmanuel Macron, told the UK prime minister on Saturday morning that the British government must honour its word over Brexit or risk jeopardis...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, G7, Emmanuel Macron


Merkel and Macron urge UK to implement Northern Ireland protocol

Boris Johnson meets EU leaders at G7 summit, with French president saying UK must ‘honour their word’G7 summit in Cornwall – live updatesEU leaders made a concerted assault on Boris Johnson in the standoff over the Northern Ireland protocol on Saturday, with the French president, Emmanuel Macron, warning him the British people must “honour their word”.Macron and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, used bilateral meetings with Johnson on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Cornwall to press home ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Merkel, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit



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