Stop Brexit blather and face reality on trade, says ex-EU ambassador

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; UK’s former chief EU diplomat Sir Ivan Rogers takes aim at PM’s Brexit strategy in speech Britain must face reality on post-Brexit trade rather than continue the “buccaneering blather” of hard Brexiters, the UK’s former chief EU diplomat Sir Ivan Rogers has said. Rogers, Läs mer…

Brexiters' customs model 'could cost £20bn for UK business'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit ‘Max-fac’ option could result in huge annual hit for firms, according to head of HMRC The model is favoured by Boris Johnson and David Davis. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA The post-Brexit customs model favoured by Boris Johnson, David Davis and other leading cabinet Brexiters Läs mer…

Brexit 'is obvious reason' for surge in Britons becoming Germans

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Record numbers take up citizenship, with 7,493 new Germans of British origin in 2017 German, British and EU flags fly in front of the Reichstag in Berlin. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters A record number of Britons took up German citizenship in 2017, according to Läs mer…

Want a second Brexit referendum? Then stop talking about it | Michael Segalov

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Opinion Want a second Brexit referendum? Then stop talking about it Michael Segalov Demanding a second vote is futile without altering the attitudes that underpinned the result “It has been Labour’s responsibility to point out that those who voted to leave the EU Läs mer…

UK calls for special EU deal on data-sharing laws after Brexit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Data protection British negotiators warn of security dangers as they call for preferential treatment The UK negotiators pointed to Britain’s efforts to enforce GDPR as an indication of the country’s high data standards. Photograph: Alamy UK negotiators in Brussels have warned of significant economic Läs mer…

Boris Johnson wants a plane as PM's is rarely available – and too grey

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Boris Johnson Foreign secretary says department needs an aircraft to boost UK’s trade prospects Boris Johnson: ‘What I will say about the Voyager, I think it’s great, but it seems to be very difficult to get hold of.’ Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters Boris Johnson has Läs mer…

Hard Brexit Tories pressure May over customs union

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Johnson, Gove and Rees-Mogg deride PM’s plan and demand minimal transition period Theresa May is facing growing pressure from leading Brexiters to press ahead with fully leaving the customs union or else put future trade deals in jeopardy and risk losing the trust of Läs mer…

EU talks with Australia and New Zealand deal blow to UK free trade plans

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Bloc could end up on better terms with the Commonwealth nations after Brexit than UK The EU has leapt ahead of the UK in the pursuit of free trade deals with Australia and New Zealand after member states gave the green light for talks Läs mer…

May: customs backstop to only apply in 'very limited' circumstances

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Remarks follow Boris Johnson saying Brexiters expect PM to avoid triggering mechanism Theresa May speaking in Macclesfield on Monday. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters Theresa May has said that her backstop plan to keep Britain aligned to the customs union beyond 2020 would only apply Läs mer…

Brexit blamed for dramatic fall in UK business registrations

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Investing Collapse is mirrored by tumble in direct foreign investment into Britain of 90% Many employees are returning to the EU permanently, leaving UK companies struggling to recruit suitably skilled staff. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has sparked a Läs mer…

Support for Brexit falls sharply in Northern Ireland

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Northern Ireland Intense opposition to hard border, study finds, as backing for leave falls 13 points Protesters near an anti-Brexit mural erected by Sinn Féin in west Belfast, December 2017. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images Northern Ireland would vote overwhelmingly in favour of remaining in Läs mer…

Boris Johnson: we want a deal with the EU, not a customs backstop

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit The backstop option would keep Britain aligned to the customs union beyond 2020 Boris Johnson on board a helicopter during a visit to the Amazon rainforest in Peru during his Latin America tour. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Boris Johnson has delivered a thinly-veiled warning Läs mer…

Jeremy Corbyn urged to clarify Labour’s position on Brexit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; ‘Hard work’ to stop anti-hard Brexit voters turning to Lib Dems for Lewisham byelection The Labour leadership faces mounting pressure to clarify its position on Brexit after the local party in Lewisham selected a candidate who backs staying in the single market and the Läs mer…

The gap remains wide on the impact of immigration | Letters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Immigration and asylum The gap remains wide on the impact of immigration Readers differ on the effects of immigration and policy reactions to it A display incorporating the Empire Windrush ship in preparation for the RHS Chelsea flower show. Has the revulsion at the Läs mer…