Posts Tagged ‘brexit’

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 […]

‘Outrage’: Row after pro-Brexit group moves its website back into EU

A group that campaigned for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union has claimed, without evidence, that its website has been shut down by the Irish government. The official webpage for the Leave.eu campaign was unavailable on Friday evening. The pro-Brexit group has faced criticism for migrating the address of its .eu domain name […]

Brexit: Spanish people working in Gibraltar cautiously optimistic after last-minute Schengen deal

Despite Brexit, the number of EU citizens, many of them Spanish, who work in Gibraltar has grown from 12,000 to 14,000 in the last four years. But uncertainty about the future rules governing the border between Gibraltar and the neighbouring Spanish city of La Línea reared its head in recent weeks. Cross-border workers breathed a […]

Spain: British anti-Brexit bar throws mock EU goodbye party

Britons living in Spain throw a “celebration-commiseration” to mark the end of the Brexit transition period. Many of those present at the socially-distanced event in Jimera de Libar in Málaga province, Andalusia, voted to remain in the European Union and expressed their disappointment in leaving the 27-nation partnership. As of January 1, UK citizens no […]

Lessons from Britain’s Brexit breakthrough

January 1, 2021 by Melanie Phillips – JNS.org Read on for article This New Year’s day, Britain finds itself in a position that few expected even as late as last week. Melanie Phillips With the arrival of 2021, it regains its status as an independent, sovereign nation governed by laws passed by its own democratically […]

Boris Johnson’s Dad Applies For French Citizenship After Son’s Brexit Deal

PARIS, Dec 31 (Reuters) – The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday he was in the process of applying for a French passport to maintain his ties with the European Union after Brexit. Stanley Johnson, a former member of the European Parliament who voted Remain in Britain’s 2016 referendum, told RTL […]

With Queen’s Assent, Brexit Deal Becomes Law With Hours To Spare

The queen has given the Brexit trade deal her royal assent, meaning the legislation has now officially become law – just hours before the U.K. fully and economically leaves the European Union.  For the last 11 months, the U.K. and the EU have been in a transition period during which the U.K. had left the […]

Life after Brexit: What will change for people in 2021 when the UK is free of EU rules?

Major changes will kick in on both sides of the English Channel in the New Year when the full effects of Brexit will be felt. The United Kingdom officially left the European Union in January 2020, but a post-Brexit transition period has kept most existing arrangements in place. Once this expires on December 31, EU […]

Fishermen: Boris ‘Bottled It’, Brexit Deal ‘A Defeat’ for ‘Sacrificed’ Industry

Barrie Deas, chief executive of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO), says Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is “a defeat”, with the Tory accused of having “bottled it” on fishing and “sacrificed” the country’s long-suffering fishermen. “When push came to shove, despite the legal, moral and political strength of our case, fishing was sacrificed,” Deas […]

UK And European Union Reach Brexit Trade Deal Ahead Of Deadline

The United Kingdom and the European Union have finally reached a provisional deal for post-Brexit trade, avoiding what would likely have been massive economic disruption. After months of negotiations leading up to the Dec. 31 deadline, U.K. and European Commission officials concluded what had been long and tense negotiations, striking a deal on trade across the […]

With Time Running Out, EU And UK Near Post-Brexit Trade Deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and British negotiators closed in on a trade deal Wednesday with only a disagreement over fishing remaining, raising hopes a chaotic economic break between the two sides on New Year’s Day could be averted even as soon as before midnight, officials said. After resolving a few remaining fair competition issues, […]

Agreement on post-Brexit trade deal expected on Wednesday — EU sources

Britain and the European Union are expected to conclude a deal on a future trade relationship by the end of Wednesday. European sources have told Euronews that talks are “in the end phase” and an agreement is expected within hours. European Commission Chief Spokesperson Eric Mamer tweeted around midnight that negotiations were continuing through the […]

‘Deal is done’ reports say, as UK & EU apparently strike post-Brexit trade accord after 11th hour talks

A post-Brexit trade deal between the EU and UK have been reached, the media is reporting, according to sources from No. 10 Downing Street. Reports came out of Downing Street, the prime minister’s residence, on Wednesday that a trade deal between the UK and EU has been agreed. However, these reports have been challenged and […]

The Brexit bonanza for Spain: Cottage industries spring up to help bewildered expats navigate new paperwork

Spain has the highest number of British residents of any EU country with at least 300,000 registered with authorities while many more are thought to live there without notifying the government usually for tax reasons. As the deadline of December 31 approaches when Britain departs the EU, companies are charging Britons huge sums to negotiate […]

UK and EU remain far apart in post-Brexit trade talks as deadline looms

British and EU negotiators are continuing talks over the weekend but remained divided on Sunday. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said Sunday that the EU is “continuing to make demands that are incompatible with our independence. We cannot accept a deal that doesn’t leave us in control of our own laws or waters.” The […]

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