Posts Tagged ‘brexit’

‘Brexit is delivering’ says Sunak as UK PM rejects ‘any alignment with EU laws’

The UK prime minister batted away calls from business leaders for looser immigration rules and closer EU ties to overcome labour shortages and trade barriers. Source

So Much for Brexit: European Court Blocks UK From Deporting Illegal Migrants to Rwanda

A European court intervened in the late hours of Tuesday evening to prevent a deportation flight to Rwanda from the UK.

Nancy Pelosi Threatens to Block Brexit Trade Deal, Sides with EU on Northern Ireland

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has threatened to block a free trade deal with Britain should the UK scrap some sections of the Northern Ireland Protocol, a controversial section of the Brexit agreement that has empowered the European Union to effectively divide the United Kingdom.

Germany’s Scholz warns UK against ‘unilateral’ change to post-Brexit accord in Northern Ireland

London says the deal is “not tenable” in its current form and Northern Irish unionists are refusing to take part in a power-sharing administration unless it is scrapped.

French electorate in the UK declines as EU nationals quit post-Brexit Britain

Franck Raymond is a head chef who has lived in London for over two decades A proud Frenchman who says he’ll never return to live in his homeland. Since Brexit, Franck believes French wine growers have made the transition deliberately difficult for British businesses. “It was easier to get it before, a bit cheaper,” he […]

A year since Brexit: Will new UK import controls complicate trade further?

The British government has repeatedly delayed implementing many controls on EU imports required under international rules as a result of Brexit. But that is about to change in 2022 — causing an additional headache for businesses adapting to the new world. January 1 brings new customs formalities including some checks on products entering Britain from […]

A year since Brexit: English winemakers get creative to beat ‘nightmare’ labour shortages

It wasn’t just the wettest summer in decades and biting spring frosts that England’s burgeoning sparkling wine industry had to deal with this year. Brexit has also cast a long shadow, whether it’s labour shortages, missing shipments or bureaucratic headaches. The lack of staff has hit hard: winemakers say for the first time they have […]

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(Updates at foot of page) ‘Recently Rachael Elior, who teaches Jewish mysticism at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, claims that the Essenes were a fabrication by Josephus Flavius, the Roman Jewish historian and that the Essenes make no mention of themselves in any of the 900 scrolls. She goes on to speculate who the authors could be. […]

London Banking Job Exodus to EU Slows Despite Brexit

LONDON—The number of finance jobs shifting from Britain to the European Union due to Brexit is less than initially expected despite billions of euros in share trading moving to the bloc and London losing most of its access to EU capital markets, consultants EY said on Monday. After Britain voted in 2016 to exit the […]

Brexit-voting areas of UK have highest COVID-19 death rate, study finds

COVID-19 is killing a high proportion of people in regions of the UK that voted for Brexit in the 2016 referendum, a new report has claimed. Research by Ludovic Phalippou of the University of Oxford and Betty H.T. Wu of the University of Glasgow has claimed to have found a direct correlation between Brexit-voting districts […]

Northern Ireland: EU welcomes ‘change in tone’ from UK in post-Brexit trade talks

The British government and the European Commission are to continue talks next week to seek a solution over disputed post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland. The Commission’s top negotiator Maros Sefcovic met his British counterpart David Frost in London on Friday, and said he welcomed the “change in tone” from the UK Brexit minister. Both say […]

Rothschild Puppet Emmanuel Macron Vows to ‘PUNISH’ Britain for Brexit

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to harshly ‘punish’ Britain for daring to leave the European Union, according to leaked documents. In a leaked letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen concerning the ongoing fishing rights disputes, French Prime Minister Jean Castex, acting on behalf of Macron, urged the EU to make an […]

France threatens more customs checks over post-Brexit fishing licence row with UK

France has threatened to impose increased customs checks on goods coming from the United Kingdom from November 2 over an ongoing fishing row. The French government says that around half of the fishing licences requested have not been received. The post-Brexit agreement with the European Union said fishermen could continue to fish in British waters […]

Brexit: UK reiterates demand to end ECJ role ahead of latest talks over Northern Ireland Protocol

London has reiterated its demand for an end to the European Court of Justice’s role in resolving post-Brexit disputes over Northern Ireland. British Brexit Secretary Lord David Frost insisted in front of the parliamentary EU Scrutiny Committee that the UK wants to find “balanced” arbitration mechanisms. “We cannot have the courts of one side settling […]

UK labour shortages: Will there be turkeys for Christmas in post-Brexit Britain?

Job vacancies in the UK rose to a record high of nearly 1.2 million, official figures showed on Tuesday, a further sign that the British economy is experiencing worker shortages across many sectors. The Office for National Statistics pointed to shortages across the whole economy, including hospitality and transport. For weeks there have been long […]

Brexit ‘sausage wars’: EU plans ‘dramatic’ changes to ease Northern Ireland protocol row

The European Commission will announce a “bespoke” arrangement for Northern Ireland on Wednesday, senior EU sources have told Euronews, in a bid to end the deadlock that has been going on for almost a year. For several months, many in the Unionist community have decried strict EU rules on chilled meats such as sausages from […]

Tory conference: Boris Johnson’s party buffeted by Brexit and COVID-19 — but ahead in the polls

The UK’s ruling Conservative Party has kicked off its annual conference in Manchester with consumers and businesses buffeted by the impact from Brexit, the pandemic, a creaking welfare system, soaring prices, and labour shortages that have seen fuel pumps run dry and supermarket shelves laid bare. Yet nearly two years on from his emphatic general […]

UK and EU should realise it’s ‘better the devil you know’ in post-Brexit world | View

This summer has provided ample demonstration of the difficulties of the relationship between the UK and the EU. The constant rumbling of discontent over the Northern Ireland Protocol has been accompanied by periodic British threats to walk away from it. Last week’s State of the European Union address by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen […]

UK set to irk EU with bid to change post-Brexit trade rules

Tense post-Brexit relations between Britain and the European Union face further strain on Wednesday, when the U.K. calls for major changes to trade rules agreed on by both sides. Brexit minister David Frost will set out proposals for smoothing out trade arrangements for Northern Ireland the only part of the U.K. that has a land […]

Michel Barnier: Britain needs to respect the Brexit deal in order to maintain its image

Six months after the end of his mandate as chief Brexit negotiator for the European Union, Michel Barnier sat down with Euronews for an in-depth interview. The Frenchman has just published his diary written during the grueling 1600 day diplomatic tussle between the Bloc and the UK. The former minister under Nicolas Sarkozy commended several […]

Post-Brexit residency: Many EU citizens face uncertainty as UK deadline arrives

Millions of Europeans have freely lived, worked and studied in the U.K. for decades, but Brexit means that those rights are no longer automatically granted. Britain’s government introduced a “settlement” plan for the country’s large European migrant community in 2019, and the deadline for applications is Wednesday. From Thursday, any European migrant who hasn’t applied […]

Fishing flotilla sails to Irish parliament in protest of post-Brexit quotas

A flotilla of around 70 fishing boats moor on Dublin’s river Liffey, outside the city’s convention centre where parliament is currently sitting. Hundreds of fishermen spilled out of their boats in a march to air opposition to post-Brexit quotas, and other longstanding grievances in the sector. Wednesday marks the five year anniversary of the British […]

Rioters battle police in Belfast as Brexit stokes tensions in Northern Ireland

BELFAST, United Kingdom — Rioters waged a running battle with police in Belfast on Thursday night, tossing gasoline bombs, setting fires and dodging jets from water cannon, as a week of unrest showed no sign of letting up. Hundreds of boys and young men gathered from early evening in a western neighborhood in the Northern […]

Brexit: Ireland’s foreign minister accuses UK of ‘perverse nationalism’ over US trade approach

Ireland’s foreign minister has accused the UK of “perverse nationalism” and “narrow-minded thinking” in attempting to race ahead of the EU to reach a trade deal with Washington alone. Calling for a more collaborative effort, Simon Coveney said that rather than “competing for attention” in Joe Biden’s administration, Britain, the EU, the US and Canada […]

EU parliament shelves vote on Brexit deal after Boris Johnson ‘violates’ agreement

The European Parliament has shelved plans to approve Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal after Brussels accused the UK of violating the agreement. The trade deal between the UK and EU has been in provisional force for two months but needs to pass a vote in the European Parliament to become permanent. Leaders of the legislature’s political […]

Loyalists pull support for NI peace deal over Brexit rules

Outlawed Loyalist paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland say they are temporarily withdrawing their support for the historic 1998 peace accord because of the disruption caused by new post-Brexit trade rules The groups say they are not planning a return to violence, but the announcement underscores rising tensions over the trade deal agreed between Britain and […]

Post-Brexit Truck Driving – a Driver’s Report

Written by Thomas Klikauer and Norman Simms It is Saturday morning in Dagenham, East London and for truck driver Johan Most Brexit means waiting. It was the Saturday after Britain had left the EU. Lorry driver Most is feeling the dire consequences. He has been on the road for six days. Actually, he wanted to […]

Brexit: British supermarket chain in EU sees bare shelves and early closures

A specialist supermarket selling British produce in the EU is struggling to keep food on its shelves because of post-Brexit supply problems. Stonemanor, a small chain of UK food stores in Belgium, has experienced significant shortages of scones, shortbread and other favourites bought by expats and Anglophiles. Shelves normally filled with goodies like custard creams […]

‘Brexit carnage’: UK fishing sector protests extra red tape outside EU

Trucks owned by Britain’s fishing sector descended on Westminster on Monday to protest against the Brexit red tape they claim is suffocating their businesses. More than a dozen large lorries — one bearing the words “Brexit carnage!” — drove past the Houses of Parliament in central London and parked outside Downing Street, home to British […]

Brexit red tape is leading to shortages in some UK supermarkets

Almost two weeks after the UK’s exit from the EU truck drivers are being forced to wait, for days in some cases, for the correct paperwork to ship goods out of the UK. The changes to customs rules threaten to leave UK supermarkets with shortages of some products. “It’s not good,” explained UK-based Polish lorry […]

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