|31/03/2023||Rishi Sunak sidesteps question about whether having private swimming pool means he’s out of touch – as it happened||,,
PM also refused to say what he would do if inquiry into Dominic Raab found justice secretary bullied officials. This live blog is closed
The UK government has announced a £57m funding package to support Northern Ireland charities and community organisations facing a financial crisis due to a loss of European money, PA Media reports. PA says:
Eighteen projects across the region will receive backing through the UK shared prosperity fund with a focus on groups helping support people into work.
The announcement comes just a day before financial support provided by the European social fund comes to an end due as a consequence of Brexit. Some charities in Northern Ireland had warned they would have to cut staff and support programmes if funding was not replaced.Continue reading...
|31/03/2023||Raw sewage discharged into English rivers more than 300,000 times in 2022||,,
‘Unparalleled negligence’ by water companies continues to create consequences
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Raw sewage discharged into English rivers more than 300,000 times in 2022
|31/03/2023||‘Take back control’? With this Pacific trade deal, Brexit Britain has just signed it away | Nick Dearden||,,
Goodbye, food standards. Hello, corporate lobbyists. Why are we doing this, for no real economic benefit?
Last night, the government announced that Britain has joined a trade deal so contentious that it united Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in opposition to US membership.
While hardcore Brexiters would like to pretend this is the ultimate payoff of our decision to leave the EU and write our own rules, the reality is somewhat different. In signing the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Britain has ditched environmental standards, signed up to terms that will undermine British farmers, and left us open to being sued by multinational corporations in secretive courts. And all for no real economic benefit.
Nick Dearden is director of Global Justice Now (formerly World Development Movement)Continue reading...
|31/03/2023||Hot, dry summer impacts UK butterfly populations||,,
The heatwave and drought of summer 2022 has had a major negative impact on some UK butterfly species, a study has confirmed.
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Hot, dry summer impacts UK butterfly populations
|31/03/2023||Top Stories: UK Joins Asia Trade Deal, Economy Grew At End Of Last Year||,,The UK has joined an Indo-Pacific trade partnership which the government says will show what the country can achieve in international trade post-Brexit.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|31/03/2023||Labour Review Plans For World-First "Trauma-Informed" Criminal Justice System||,,Labour is carrying out a review into how to create the world’s first “trauma-informed” criminal justice system, as the party also promises to be tough on crime and antisocial behaviour.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|31/03/2023||The rise of Christian conservatism: a threat to abortion rights in Britain||,,
If you think abortion rights in the UK are secure and the equivalent of overturning Roe v Wade couldn’t happen here, think again
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: The rise of Christian conservatism: a threat to abortion rights in Britain
|31/03/2023||The war in Ukraine reminds us what the EU is for. But even bigger challenges lie ahead | Timothy Garton Ash||,,
Support for the European Union is strong – even in post-Brexit Britain. Can it come through its external battles, too?
It’s springtime in Brussels and the European Union has a spring in its step. Its leaders and institutions have been galvanised by the war in Ukraine. “The war has reminded us what Europe is really about,” people kept telling me on a recent visit to the EU’s capital.
There’s a popular theory that says European integration advances through crises. The truth is that sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t. You’d have to be a starry-eyed Euro-optimist, for example, to claim that European unity was really advanced by the 2015-16 refugee crisis. But in its last two big ones, the Covid pandemic and the war in Ukraine, we have seen the “challenge and response” mechanism that the historian Arnold Toynbee identified as one of the patterns of history.Continue reading...
|31/03/2023||UK joins Asia-Pacific CPTPP trade bloc that includes Japan and Australia||,,
Unions have condemned clauses in deal that will allow large firms to sue UK government behind closed doors
Britain has joined the 11-member strong Asia-Pacific trade bloc that includes Japan and Australia after nearly two years of negotiations.
The deal, part of a push to agree worldwide trade deals after Brexit, secures access for British exporters to 500 million people in the 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).Continue reading...
|30/03/2023||‘Festival of Brexit’ met radically downgraded predictions for visitor numbers||,,
Final evaluation of Unboxed science and arts festival finds it delivered on its economic objectives
At a cost of £116.8m to the taxpayer, it was hoped that the Unboxed science and arts festival would bring the UK together in a post-Brexit love-fest and enhance our international reputation – to “showcase what makes our country great today”.
The final evaluation has found that the festival, commissioned by Theresa May in 2018 and named a “festival of Brexit” by Jacob Rees-Mogg, brought together a fraction of the audiences initially hoped for. It nevertheless met later, radically downgraded predictions and delivered on its economic objectives.Continue reading...
|30/03/2023||Ofsted inspection tragedy: it could have been me||,,
The tragic story of Ruth Perry brought back a recent traumatic experience of an Ofsted inspection for this headteacher
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Ofsted inspection tragedy: it could have been me
|30/03/2023||Government Has Got Rid Of Over 3 Billion Pieces Of Unused Covid PPE||,,The government has removed billions of items of PPE it bought during the pandemic from its stocks, with more than one billion pieces set to be incinerated.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|30/03/2023||King Charles avoids mention of Brexit in speech to German parliament||,,
Monarch says he wants to ‘renew special bond of friendship’ between countries, in speech delivered in English and German
King Charles said he wanted to “renew the special bond of friendship” between the UK and Germany, without mentioning the B-word that has caused the friendship to grow cold in recent years, as he addressed the Bundestag in Berlin on Thursday.
The monarch’s speech was the first given to Germany’s federal parliament by a non-elected head of state. It was pitched as a celebration of cultural commonalities and joint ventures past and present – from a shared love of music and comedy to energy and security cooperation – and an attempt to repair ties that have fractured since the Brexit vote seven years ago.Continue reading...
|30/03/2023||Labour Is Braced For The Prospect Of A “Game-Changer” By-Election In Scotland||,,A Scottish by-election that could be triggered by standards committee sanctions against MP Margaret Ferrier would be a "game-changer" for Labour, according to the party's only Westminster MP in the country.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|30/03/2023||Ukrainian refugees – housing failures and the battle for hearts and minds||,,
If the government won’t help Ukrainian refugees for moral reasons, perhaps it will be moved by how failures can be weaponised by the Kremlin
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Ukrainian refugees – housing failures and the battle for hearts and minds
|30/03/2023||"Hugely Complex" Legislation Is Causing A Backlog Of Bills In The Lords||,,Peers are urgently working against the clock to scrutinise legislation before the end of the current parliamentary session, with an unusual number of “hugely complex” bills causing a backlog in the House of Lords.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|30/03/2023||Top Stories: Cash Boost For Energy Security, Labour Pledge Council Tax Freeze||,,The government is set to announce its “powering up Britain” strategy, with a particular focus on carbon capture and storage (CCS).||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|30/03/2023||MP Who Breached Covid Rules Could Face 30-Day Suspension||,,Parliament's committee on standards has recommended a 30-day suspension for MP Margaret Ferrier who travelled across the country by train with Covid during the tightest lockdown restrictions in 2020.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|30/03/2023||Strictly Ballroom – The Musical, dazzles at the Bradford Alhambra||,,
Graham Clark has his expectations blown away by the stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s sequin-smattered dance extravaganza
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Strictly Ballroom – The Musical, dazzles at the Bradford Alhambra
|30/03/2023||Britons have more confidence in EU than Westminster, poll finds||,,
Faith in bloc higher than that in UK parliament for first time in three decades of World Values Survey
People in Britain have more confidence in the EU than the UK parliament, reversing a state of affairs that has lasted for more than 30 years, research reveals.
Since the UK voted for Brexit, the proportion of people declaring confidence in parliament has slumped by 10 percentage points to 22% while there has been a seven percentage point rise in confidence in the Brussels-based bloc, to 39%. Confidence in the UK government also fell from 2017 to 2021.Continue reading...
|29/03/2023||The firsts of spring entice and bring hope of nature’s renewal||,,
The first aconites appear, followed by hares, frogs and a hungry heron: it’s spring in the ten acres!
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: The firsts of spring entice and bring hope of nature’s renewal
|29/03/2023||Police Drop Sexual Assault Investigation Into Conservative MP||,,Conservative MP Julian Knight has been cleared by the Metropolitan police of an allegation of serious sexual assault, he has confirmed in a statement.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|29/03/2023||‘Microcosm of Brexit Britain’: Norfolk documentary is surprise German hit||,,
Jens Meurer’s Seaside Special follows Brexit-divided Cromer as town prepares for annual variety show
A German film director’s whimsical and heartfelt portrait of Cromer has become an unexpected hit among audiences and critics in his home country, sparking an interest in the town on the north Norfolk coast.
Seaside Special follows the town as it prepares for its annual end-of-pier variety show – a burlesque mix of song and dance, standup comedy and slapstick performed twice a day for three months – in the summer of 2019, set against the tumultuous backdrop of clashing views within the community over Brexit.Continue reading...
|29/03/2023||Labour Accuse Government Of Being “Missing In Action” On Crime||,,Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner has accused the government of being “missing in action” on crime and anti-social behaviour, as she faced deputy prime minister Dominic Raab at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|29/03/2023||Logistical Challenges Have Halted Home Office Barge Plans Since Last Year||,,A range of practical challenges including food, safety, and where to moor them are believed to have held up Home Office plans to house asylum seekers on barges and cruise ships since last year, PoliticsHome understands.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|29/03/2023||Water Company Bosses Banked Bonuses Despite High Levels Of Sewage Dumping||,,Seven of the UK’s nine water companies gave bonuses to their executives linked to environmental targets last year, despite significant amounts of sewage being dumped into UK waterways.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|29/03/2023||Top Stories: Government Considers Housing Asylum Seekers on Boats, New Bill Could Block Prison Releases||,,Government is set to confirm a range of new plans aimed at reducing the use of asylum seeker hotels, which could include use of accommodation on ships and in unused military bases.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|29/03/2023||Sheffield homeless charity appealing for donations||,,
Sheffield homeless charity, The Sunday Centre is appealing for financial support, as it finds itself struggling with the cost-of-living crisis
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Sheffield homeless charity appealing for donations
|29/03/2023||How could Sunak be considered a ‘safe pair of hands’?||,,
Rishi Sunak’s supporters see in him quiet competence, yet his record demonstrates quiet incompetence; voters must deliver a message in May
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: How could Sunak be considered a ‘safe pair of hands’?
|29/03/2023||Red wall Brexiters will be the ‘hero voters’ of the next election. The rest of us are just walk-on players | Rafael Behr||,,
British politics is bent out of shape to accommodate a narrow set of views clustered to one side of a partisan divide
Whatever happens in the next general election, Britain will be governed by some kind of coalition. That can be said with confidence because all governments are coalitions of some kind, even when there is only one ruling party.
There are Conservatives who see Rishi Sunak as their rightful leader and others who submit to his authority without enthusiasm. The factions must be balanced in cabinet. The chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, is a Sunakian. The home secretary, Suella Braverman, was a rival leadership candidate for the party of perpetual Brexit.Continue reading...
|28/03/2023||Government Racing To Meet "Exponential" Pace Of AI Technology Development||,,Developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) policy that can keep up with the rapid pace of the technology's development will be a major priority in new government plans to address it, PoliticsHome understands.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|28/03/2023||Save our Stories: good teenagering at East Leeds’ Chapel FM||,,
Chapel FM arts centre stages a new play celebrating the ‘homes from home' we find in our community and emphasises how they must be preserved
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Save our Stories: good teenagering at East Leeds’ Chapel FM
|28/03/2023||Jeremy Corbyn Formally Banned From Standing As Labour MP||,,Jeremy Corbyn has been blocked by Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC) from standing as a Labour MP over his claim that issues with antisemitism in the party were exaggerated under his leadership.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|28/03/2023||Denmark lifts Brexit-related deportation threat for British nationals||,,
New legislation will give ‘extra chance’ to Britons who missed deadline to apply for residency
British nationals have spoken of their “relief” after the Danish government lifted a Brexit-related deportation threat, with new laws allowing them more time to apply for residency status.
Laws will be brought in to accommodate between 300 and 2,000 Britons living in the country before Brexit who had not been informed or did not know they had to apply to stay there by 31 December 2021.Continue reading...
|28/03/2023||Top Stories: Migration Bill Fights Off Rebellion, New Powers For Landlords To Evict "Unruly" Tenants||,,The government has avoided a major rebellion on the Illegal Migration Bill after the legislation was debated in the Commons on Monday evening.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|27/03/2023||Humza Yousaf Wins SNP Leadership Race||,,Humza Yousaf has been elected as the new leader of the SNP after defeating rival candidates Kate Forbes and Ash Regan.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|27/03/2023||Labour is doing well, but it could still lose the election. Here are the three big hurdles it must overcome | Matthew Goodwin||,,
The party hasn’t reconnected with its traditional working-class voters – and looking soft on immigration will make things worse
Labour has staged one of the most impressive recoveries in history. After finding itself outflanked by Nigel Farage’s national populism, then Brexit, and then Boris Johnson, the party now commands a 17-point lead in the polls over the Conservatives, more than enough to win a majority next year.
Other things also seem to be moving Labour’s way. The implosion of the Scottish National party opens the door to a serious Labour recovery there, which, in turn, will make life much easier for the party in non-London England where, remarkably, it has not won the popular vote since 2001.Continue reading...
|27/03/2023||Top Stories: Corbyn To Be Blocked As Labour Election Candidate, Severe NHS Staff Shortages||,,Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will not stand as a Labour MP at the next general election, as current leader Keir Starmer sets out to show that the party has changed.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|26/03/2023||Back-to-work schemes in England previously funded by EU forced to close||,,
Government’s post-Brexit funding U-turn comes too late for councils to allocate money to keep them running
Back-to-work schemes across England previously paid for by the EU are being forced to close and lay off staff, despite a last-minute rule change by the government aimed at allowing councils to fund them.
Michael Gove’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) wrote to local authorities last week giving them the green light to spend their shared prosperity fund (SPF) allocations on job schemes, from April.Continue reading...
|26/03/2023||Michael Gove Confirms 'Laughing Gas' Will Be Banned As Part Of Government Antisocial Behaviour Plans||,,Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed that laughing gas canisters will be banned as part of a government clampdown on antisocial behaviour.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|25/03/2023||Unions "Won't Rest" In Fight For Pay Deals After Success For NHS And Rail||,,The year began with the highest levels of industrial action in decades, with nurses, junior doctors, ambulance workers, rail operators, teachers, university staff, and civil servants shivering on the picket lines in their fight for improved pay and c...||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|24/03/2023||Brexit: UK and EU formally agree Windsor framework for Northern Ireland – as it happened||,,
This live blog is now closed. You can find our latest politics news here:
MPs have approved a bill to give people on zero-hours contracts the right to request regular hours.
The workers (predictable terms and conditions) bill, backbench legislation introduced by the Conservative MP Scott Benton, cleared its third reading in the Commons today and will now go to the House of Lords.
While zero hours contracts are an important part of the UK’s flexible labour market, the 2017 Taylor review of modern working practices found that workers on zero hours contracts, as well as agency workers and temporary workers, struggle where flexibility is one-sided in an employer’s favour.
The new rights will boost workers’ satisfaction and productivity and allow employers to retain skilled staff.
This bill forms part of a wider package of six private members’ bills on employment rights which the government is supporting. Taken as a package, these bills will deliver on our 2019 manifesto commitments to enhance workers’ rights, and support people to stay in work.Continue reading...
|24/03/2023||Renewed Hope For Northern Ireland Government Return After May Elections||,,Government is hopeful that Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will return to power sharing at Stormont after the region has held local elections in May.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|24/03/2023||UK and EU formally adopt Brexit deal for Northern Ireland – video||,,
UK foreign secretary James Cleverly met with Maroš Šefčovič, the European Commission vice-president, to agree to work 'intensively and faithfully' to implement the Windsor framework after formally adopting it. On behalf of the UK and EU, both counterparts agreed to accept the revised version of the Northern Ireland protocol. Prime minister Rishi Sunak's deal with the 27-nation bloc has rewritten the post-Brexit rules on Northern Ireland trade. Cleverly said that, after long negotiations, the two had finally found a way 'to move forward'Continue reading...
|24/03/2023||Rishi Sunak’s Brexit deal for Northern Ireland formally signed off with EU||,,
Joint statement hails ‘positive approach’ as Windsor framework adopted after Tory rebellion fails
Rishi Sunak’s Brexit deal for Northern Ireland has been formally signed off at a meeting in London, after a Conservative rebellion against the deal failed this week.
James Cleverly, the foreign secretary, adopted the new arrangements for Northern Ireland at a meeting with the European Commission vice-president Maroš Šefčovič.Continue reading...
|24/03/2023||Top Stories: James Cleverly Signs Off Windsor Framework With EU, £1bn Lost Covid Grants||,,Rishi Sunak’s Windsor Framework for Northern Ireland is due to receive final sign off today at a meeting between Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and vice-president of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|23/03/2023||Labour MPs Claim Met Chief Accepted Institutional Racism In Met Before Government "Pressure"||,,Exclusive: Two Labour MPs claim that Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Mark Rowley has backtracked on his previous acceptance the force has a problem with institutional racism because of government "pressure".||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|23/03/2023||Keir Starmer Has Published Tax Return Showing More Than £100k Outside Earnings||,,Keir Starmer's tax returns show he has made more than £100,000 outside Westminster and paid nearly £120,000 in tax since he became Labour leader in 2020.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|23/03/2023||The people of Northern Ireland want their assembly back. The DUP must not be allowed to block that | Simon Jenkins||,,
A health and cost of living crisis is causing real problems that must be addressed. Democracy cannot be hamstrung any longer
Nothing in Boris Johnson’s post-Downing Street antics has been more cynical than his dodging from the privileges committee hearing on Wednesday to vote against Rishi Sunak’s Windsor framework. That reform was a hard-won attempt to rescue and reorder Johnson’s own hard-Brexit shambles. The least he could do was say thank you and shut up.
Fleeing to Northern Ireland’s extremist wilderness has long appealed to Britain’s political rejects. It offered a bunker to FE Smith and Enoch Powell. If Uxbridge now drops Johnson as its MP, Antrim will doubtless make him an offer, from whose cliffs he can rant and conspire against colleagues to his heart’s content. But the damage done by Brexit to the vexed politics of Northern Ireland does not end there. As its trade protocol sinks below the horizon, Churchill’s “dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone” are emerging once more in its place.Continue reading...
|23/03/2023||TikTok Banned On Parliamentary Network Over Data Security Concerns||,,TikTok will be banned on the parliamentary network as data security concerns grow around the social media giant.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|23/03/2023||Junior Doctors In England Announce Four-Day Strike Next Month||,,Junior doctors have announced a four-day-long walk out, claiming the government is “still refusing to make a credible offer” in their dispute over pay.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|23/03/2023||Top Stories: Rail Strikes Suspended, Rishi Sunak Announces Wales Freeports||,,The RMT, which represents rail workers, has suspended strike action as talks on pay and conditions are continuing with the union and transport industry body, the Rail Delivery Group.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|22/03/2023||The Guardian view on Boris Johnson: a pernicious influence on politics | Editorial||,,
The former prime minister represents a vandalistic, irresponsible ethos of government. The Tories must repudiate him unconditionally
Boris Johnson knew the rules, broke them and lied about it. That much is not disputed. The former prime minister accepts that statements he made to the Commons about parties in Downing Street during the pandemic were false. He has a police record for attending illegal gatherings. As the prime minister who imposed social restrictions and explained them on television, he cannot plausibly claim to have been ignorant of what constituted a breach.
The slender terrain on which Mr Johnson strives to clear his name is the insistence that other people told him his statements were correct and that he innocently believed them. Testifying to the Commons standards and privileges committee on Wednesday, he said those judging him could not access the truth in his heart, to which he alone had access, and he could report faithfully that it exonerated him.Continue reading...
|22/03/2023||Everything You Need To Know About Boris Johnson's Privileges Committee Showdown||,,Boris Johnson faced the privileges committee on Wednesday in a long-awaited session to interrogate what he knew about lockdown parties in Downing Street and to determine whether he knowingly or recklessly misled parliament when he was prime minister....||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|22/03/2023||Rishi Sunak Has Published Tax Return Showing Millions In Outside Income||,,Rishi Sunak's tax returns show the Prime Minister has made nearly £4m outside Westminster, and paid over £1m in tax, since entering government three years ago.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|22/03/2023||Sunak wins post-Brexit vote on revised Northern Ireland protocol – video||,,
Rishi Sunak has won parliamentary backing for his revised post-Brexit trade arrangements in Northern Ireland despite hardline Conservative Brexiters voting against it. Among those who did not support the prime minister’s proposals were his two immediate predecessors, Liz Truss and Boris Johnson, members of the European Research Group as well as Democratic Unionist party MPs
|22/03/2023||Deflated Brexit Rebels Fail To Thwart Comfortable Windsor Framework Win For Rishi Sunak||,,Rishi Sunak's Windsor framework has comfortably passed the House of Commons. Only a small number of Conservative MPs voted against it despite suggestions a significantly larger rebellion was afoot.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|22/03/2023||MPs back Rishi Sunak's new Brexit Northern Ireland deal||,,But former PMs Boris Johnson and Liz Truss joined 20 other Tory MPs and the DUP to vote against the agreement.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/03/2023||Boris Johnson Believed He Was "Entitled" To Trust Advice That Lockdown Parties Didn't Break Rules||,,Boris Johnson has told the privileges committee that he was “fully entitled” to rely on what his senior advisers told him over whether lockdown gatherings in Downing Street broke rules.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|22/03/2023||Why does the UK have highest inflation in G7 and is Brexit a factor?||,,
Britain appears to be an international outlier after the shock reading in double digits this week
Britain has the highest inflation rate in the G7, as the only nation in the group of advanced economies with a reading in double digits after last month’s shock increase.
With the UK appearing to be an international outlier, some economists have suggested Brexit is having an impact.Continue reading...
|21/03/2023||Hardline Tory MPs reject Sunak’s Northern Ireland Brexit plan – video||,,
Conservative MP Mark Francois, who chairs the European Research Group, makes a statement to the press detailing its study of Rishi Sunak's Northern Ireland Brexit plan. Summarising the ERG's stance, Francois said it had concluded the Stormont 'brake' was not effective and that the check-free 'green lane' for the bulk of goods moved between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK would not work as billed
|19/03/2023||If chancellor wants growth, why not rejoin the EU? | William Keegan||,,
Jeremy Hunt says the economy is his priority; but it and he are still really in thrall to the ideological blight of Brexit
A budget for growth? Sorry, pull the other one. Below the spin, even the official forecasts are laden with gloom. Funnily enough, it is 50 years since one of Jeremy Hunt’s chancellarial predecessors, Tony Barber, produced a “budget for growth” that really worked – indeed, rather too well. It resulted in the “Barber boom”, when gross domestic product rose by some 6% in real, adjusted-for-inflation, terms in one year.
They don’t come like that any more, which is just as well, because the Barber boom ended in tears. (In truth it was the Heath boom, because the prime minister was really in charge.)Continue reading...
|16/03/2023||Jeremy Hunt: More immigration not a Brexit betrayal||,,The chancellor defends the decision to give overseas construction workers easier access to UK jobs.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/03/2023||‘Danger, disorder and division’: defence review refresh sees a more hostile world||,,
Reworking of policy marks Britain’s changed view of its position in light of tilt to authoritarianism and volatility
Britain’s refresh of its defence and foreign policy may mark the moment when the UK sobers up about its place in a world that it now describes as “defined by danger, disorder and division”, and increasingly tilting to authoritarianism.
Gone is the optimistic Global Britain bombast of the Boris Johnson era, set out in the original integrated review only two years ago. That version championed the UK as “a beacon of democratic sovereignty” and one of the most influential countries in the world, and hailed its ability to draw on its post-Brexit status to “do things differently, economically and politically”.
“What has changed is that our collective security now is intrinsically linked to the outcome of the conflict in Ukraine.”
“The transition into a multipolar, fragmented and contested world has happened more quickly and definitively than anticipated. We are now in a period of heightened risk and volatility that is likely to last beyond the 2030s.”
“A growing convergence of authoritarian states are challenging the basic conditions for an open, stable and peaceful international order, working together to undermine the international system or remake it in their image.”Continue reading...
|11/03/2023||Rishi Sunak’s ‘show, don’t tell’ approach brings hope back to Tories||,,
Some of party’s MPs even believe they could narrowly win next election – but the odds remain stacked against them
When Rishi Sunak took over, most Conservative MPs were in despair. Some even suggested the party did not deserve to be in power. “We need a reset,” one said at the time. “A period out of office to get our act together.”
But almost five months on, Sunak has given them hope that they can avoid a total wipeout at the next election. Despite 13 years in office and all the problems the UK is facing, they now believe they could hang on, albeit with a significantly smaller majority.Continue reading...
|09/03/2023||Ministers are staging another Brexit coup – and only the House of Lords can save us | Simon Jenkins||,,
The retained EU law bill is an outrageously undemocratic attempt to transfer law-making powers from parliament to Whitehall
The House of Lords may be doomed, so reformers say, but it has a last chance to redeem itself. It is currently being asked to approve a Boris Johnson legacy, the retained EU law (revocation and reform) bill. This bill is so outrageously undemocratic that it would have been flushed down the loo by any parliament before the gutless one that Johnson ushered in after the 2019 election. It blandly states that some 3,000 to 4,000 statutes passed by parliament over half a century of Britain’s EU membership must now be rewritten by ministers, not parliament, or they will lapse at “sunset” on 31 December this year.
This is astonishing. At the time of Brexit, it was agreed that, in general, regulatory harmonisation with the EU would remain for the time being so that trade could continue. Such laws covered swathes of public life: farming, food safety, health standards, travel, animals, employment rights, water and air quality, tax liability, consumer protection, even civil liberties, indeed almost every activity that would benefit from what Margaret Thatcher hailed as the largest market in the world.
Simon Jenkins is a Guardian columnistContinue reading...
|05/03/2023||Brexit has reversed the brains of Sunak and Starmer | Stewart Lee||,,
The prime minister now supports the EU more enthusiastically than Labour and it’s hard to know which way is up
The contradictions of the Brexit era confound comedy. Having publicly extolled the virtues of Northern Ireland’s access to the single market on Tuesday, Rishi Sunak was momentarily so engorged by exciting economics he forgot the ideological implications of what he was saying, while Tory advisers chewed off their feet backstage. The Tory Brexiter Sunak is now a more enthusiastic supporter of the EU than the Labour remainer Keir Starmer. An unrepentant remainer until I die, do I now vote Tory? Was this the secret Tory plan all along?
Brexit has reversed the polarities of Sunak’s and Starmer’s brains. It’s like Face/Off, where John Travolta becomes Nicolas Cage and Nicolas Cage becomes John Travolta, but with the exciting martial arts sequences replaced by Sunak, who went to prep school and has the personal GDP of a South American dictatorship, accusing grammar-school grafter Starmer, whose dad was a toolmaker, of being a north London metropolitan elitist. Again.Continue reading...
|03/03/2023||Tomato shortage: How far is Brexit to blame?||,,Many people have claimed Brexit is to blame for the UK tomato shortage - what is the evidence?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/03/2023||Boris Johnson says Rishi Sunak’s NI Brexit deal 'does not take back control' – video||,,
Speaking at the Global Soft Power summit in London, the ex-prime minister Boris Johnson said the Northern Ireland Brexit deal agreed by Sunak was 'not about the UK taking back control'. Johnson admitted he was at fault that the checks on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland had become too 'onerous' but reiterated his call for the UK to be allowed to diverge with EU regulations and laws. He said: 'This is nothing if it is not a Brexit government, and Brexit is nothing if we in this country don’t do things differently'Continue reading...
|01/03/2023||Chris Mason: How is the government's Brexit deal going down?||,,No row has yet materialised, but the PM awaits the verdict of his MPs, writes our political editor.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/02/2023||The Stormont brake: how can it be used?||,,
Conditions that would let Northern Ireland politicians block EU laws are very strict, it has emerged
The right of local Northern Ireland politicians to block new EU laws under the Brexit deal just announced by Rishi Sunak and the European Commission president can only be used in exceptional circumstances, it has emerged.
How the so-called Stormont brake can be used is just one of four big questions about the revised Northern Ireland protocol pact, known as the Windsor framework.Continue reading...
|28/02/2023||Sunak: Northern Ireland is 'world's most exciting economic zone' by being in EU and UK – video||,,
Speaking at a Q&A in Lisburn as he pitched his new protocol deal, Rishi Sunak said Northern Ireland would be 'the world’s most exciting economic zone', because if the agreement passed, it would have access to both the European single market and the UK. 'Nobody else has that. No one. Only you guys. Only here. And that is the prize,' he said.
|28/02/2023||Brexit: What are the Northern Ireland Protocol and Windsor Framework?||,,The Brexit deal for Northern Ireland has been a source of political tension.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/02/2023||Chris Mason: No 10 buoyant, but not there yet||,,Rishi Sunak's deal may not be enough to tempt the DUP back to government, writes our political editor.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|27/02/2023||Northern Ireland protocol: key issues revised deal must address||,,
Trade and governance will be at centre of new post-Brexit pact, but what about other areas of disagreement?
Named the “new Windsor framework”, the revised Northern Ireland protocol has been described as a “decisive breakthrough” by Rishi Sunak and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen.
What does it mean and what are the big breakthroughs?Continue reading...
|27/02/2023||'Decisive breakthrough': Sunak agrees Northern Ireland protocol deal with EU – video||,,
The British prime minister, Rishi Sunak, has unveiled an agreement with the European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, after four months of negotiations.
In a press conference, Sunak said the new Windsor framework would help restore the previously strained relationship with the EUContinue reading...
|27/02/2023||Brexit: Why is there a row over the European Court of Justice?||,,The UK government wants the European Court of Justice removed from oversight of the NI Protocol.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|26/02/2023||Northern Ireland protocol: what are the issues and what could change?||,,
UK and EU aiming to finalise a deal to revise terms of agreement on post-Brexit trade
The UK and the EU are on the verge of an agreement to revise the Northern Ireland protocol, the part of the Brexit deal that sets out trade rules for the region.
Rishi Sunak will hold face-to-face talks in the UK with the European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, on Monday as they aim to finalise a deal.Continue reading...
|22/02/2023||Why are UK supermarkets facing fresh food shortages?||,,
Three big retailers are placing limits on shoppers on some produce lines. What is behind the rationing?
• Aldi joins rivals Asda and Morrisons in rationing salad ingredients
Three of the UK’s largest supermarket chains have introduced limits for shoppers on several fresh produce lines, including tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, as they try to prevent gaps appearing on shelves.
So what is going on and are the shortages going to spread to other retailers and foodstuffs?Continue reading...
|22/02/2023||MPs will vote on proposed Northern Ireland protocol deal, suggests Sunak – video||,,
Rishi Sunak has suggested MPs will vote on his proposed Northern Ireland protocol deal. During an exchange at prime minister's questions, Keir Starmer told Tory MPs they were cheering as Sunak pulled 'wool over their eyes'
|20/02/2023||What stage are Brexit negotiations at between Rishi Sunak and the EU?||,,
As the PM faces the biggest challenge of his premiership, Tory divisions are coming to the fore
Rishi Sunak is facing the biggest challenge of his premiership as former Conservative party divisions over hard and soft Brexit are re-emerging just as he appeared to be on the cusp of a deal with the EU to end the protracted row over the Northern Ireland protocol.Continue reading...
|19/02/2023||Boris Johnson's Northern Ireland intervention 'helpful', says Mordaunt – video||,,
An intervention by Boris Johnson in the row over solving the post-Brexit deadlock in Northern Ireland is 'not entirely unhelpful', Penny Mordaunt has said, as work to clinch a deal with the EU goes down to the wire. The Commons leader suggested concerns reportedly raised by the former prime minister were a welcome reminder to Brussels of the threat that Britain could try to unilaterally override the Northern Ireland protocol. The bill designed to do so is paused, but Mordaunt said that 'Boris is being Boris' and added: 'The intervention by a source close to the previous prime minister is helpful to remind the EU of that bill'
|13/02/2023||Brexit hit UK investment by £29bn, says Bank of England policymaker||,,Jonathan Haskel says leaving the EU has caused a "productivity penalty" of £1,000 per household.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|10/02/2023||UK pays EU £1.7bn to settle long-running import fraud case||,,The Treasury said the payment would draw a line under the fraud case, which dates back to 2018.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|08/02/2023||Northern Ireland Protocol is lawful, Supreme Court rules||,,The protocol has been challenged by unionists, who say it breaches the Acts of Union and NI Act.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/01/2023||What impact has Brexit had on the UK economy?||,,It is three years since the UK left the EU and time to start looking at the evidence.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/01/2023||'Complete disaster' and 'total lies': Tory billionaire lambasts effects of Brexit – audio||,,
The billionaire businessman Guy Hands has described Brexit as a 'complete disaster' and a 'bunch of total lies' that has harmed large parts of the economy. The founder, chair and chief investment officer of the private equity firm Terra Firma spoke on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on the third anniversary of the UK's departure from the EU. Referencing the bus promising £350m for the NHS during the government's Brexit campaign, Hands said the former prime minister Boris Johnson 'threw the NHS and the public under the bus'
|30/01/2023||'Nature at risk': protests as thousands of protection laws on verge of being scrapped – video||,,
In Newark, hundreds of environmental protesters marched towards Robert Jenrick's office, the local MP, calling on him to vote against the EU retain law bill that put thousands of environmental protection laws at risk. The bill gives ministers the power to abolish an estimated 4,000 laws derived from Brussels by the end of 2023. The deadline has been put in place by Rishi Sunak, who pledged to scrap thousands of EU laws to 'protect Brexit' during his leadership campaign. Cross-party MPs are concerned the deadline is impractical, as hundreds of civil servants would be required to review each piece of legislation. As well as environmental regulations, the EU-derived laws include employment protection and transport regulationsContinue reading...
|25/01/2023||Gibraltar struggles with post-Brexit limbo||,,As talks resume on its future, the British overseas territory fears for its sovereignty and border.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/01/2023||NI Protocol: M&S warns against separate labelling for NI goods||,,The UK and EU both previously suggested it could help reduce checks related to the NI Protocol.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/01/2023||Eurostar trains carrying almost a third fewer passengers||,,Boss Gwendoline Cazenave says post-Brexit border checks are causing problems for the train company.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|24/01/2023||Labour's David Lammy promises new UK-EU security pact||,,Shadow foreign secretary David Lammy sets out plans for closer security ties with the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|18/01/2023||Brexit: Ministers clash with MPs over plan to scrap EU laws||,,Thousands of UK laws are due to expire automatically at the end of this year, prompting warnings from MPs.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/01/2023||NI Protocol: Starmer urges Sunak to use Good Friday Agreement to solve Brexit crisis||,,The Labour leader says it is time for the government to put Northern Ireland above a "Brexit purity cult".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/01/2023||Brexit: Protocol deal no guarantee of Stormont return, says Irish PM||,,Leo Varadkar says post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland were "too strict and too rigid".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/01/2023||London Mayor Sadiq Khan to say he can't ignore 'immense' Brexit damage||,,London mayor's call for closer ties with the EU puts him at odds with the Labour leader on Brexit.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|09/01/2023||NI Protocol: UK and EU reach agreement on trade data sharing||,,James Cleverley and Maros Šefčovič say the agreement gives a new basis for NI protocol talks.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|06/01/2023||Brexit: Growing differences between drugs approved for GB and NI, says report||,,Post-Brexit divergence between NI and the rest of the UK on drugs is increasing, research suggests.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/01/2023||Brexit: Mistakes were made on all sides, says Leo Varadkar||,,The Irish prime minister says perhaps the Northern Ireland protocol is a "little bit too strict".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/12/2022||Brexit: Call for rethink on ditching thousands of EU laws||,,Warning health, environmental and agricultural regulation could be harmed by UK ministers' plans.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/12/2022||Firms frustrated by post-Brexit trade red tape||,,Two years after post-Brexit trading began with the EU, UK firms are still struggling with the new rules, says BCC.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|21/12/2022||Flawed EU settlement scheme could create illegal migrants says High Court||,,Home Office rules affecting millions of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit are unlawful, a judge rules.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/12/2022||Brexit: Progress on trade deals slower than promised||,,The UK government is on course to miss its target for signing deals, as exporter numbers fall.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|01/12/2022||Brexit added £210 to household food bills, LSE says||,,A new study suggests extra red tape and checks pushed up food bills in the UK over two years.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/11/2022||UK yet to see full impact of Brexit trade deals, says minister Badenoch||,,Kemi Badenoch acknowledges "change is difficult" but says the UK can benefit from new trade deals.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/11/2022||More UK environment laws to be reviewed after Brexit||,,Environment Secretary Therese Coffey suggests the number of EU laws to be audited has gone up.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|24/11/2022||Brexit: Don't scrap EU rules, firms and unions say||,,Business groups and unions warn plans to scrap thousands of EU laws will create "confusion and disruption".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|10/11/2022||Brexit-backing Next boss says UK needs more overseas workers||,,Lord Wolfson urges the government to let more foreign workers into the UK to tackle labour shortages.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|10/11/2022||UK-Swiss science deal as both barred from EU scheme||,,Political tensions mean both nations have been shut out of the EU's prestigious Horizon programme.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/10/2022||Sinn Féin accuses DUP of creating 'political limbo'||,,NI is currently without ministers after a legal deadline for the formation of government passed.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/09/2022||Labour can’t win election with Brexit negativity, shadow minister says||,,A shadow minister says the party wants to present a “positive vision” for life outside the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|20/09/2022||UK considers joining new European nations club||,,French President Emmanuel Macron is championing a summit of EU and non-EU countries next month.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|16/09/2022||NI Protocol: Sea border checks 'not required by EU law'||,,A barrister representing Edwin Poots says wording of EU regulations do not apply to GB food products||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|16/09/2022||Northern Ireland Protocol: UK defies EU legal action over checks||,,The UK says it will continue to delay full post-Brexit checks on goods moving from Great Britain.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/08/2022||Some steel exports from Great Britain to Northern Ireland face 25% tariff||,,The tariff is because of EU rule changes and affects Northern Ireland because of the NI Protocol.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|23/08/2022||NI Protocol: Business consortium urge EU and UK to end impasse||,,The NI Business Brexit Working Group says the UK and EU should redouble their efforts.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|16/08/2022||UK government enters endgame in Europe research standoff||,,The government is in a row with the EU over the UK's membership of the €100bn Horizon research programme.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|27/07/2022||NI Protocol: Grace periods should be permanent, says Lords committee||,,The current grace periods mean the NI Protocol is not being fully implemented.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/07/2022||EU launches fresh legal action over Northern Ireland border rules||,,The fresh claims come amid a worsening diplomatic row over the Northern Ireland Protocol.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/07/2022||Brexit: UK's divorce bill from EU could rise to £42.5bn||,,A minister says inflation could increase the bill for outstanding UK spending commitments to the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/06/2022||Brexit: PM to unveil plans to scrap parts of NI Protocol agreed with EU||,,The UK wants to rewrite part of the Northern Ireland Protocol but the EU says this breaks international law.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/05/2022||Universities warn of EU-UK research scheme 'close to precipice'||,,Vice-chancellors ask both sides to work together to save the UK's role in a multi-billion-pound scheme.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|29/05/2022||Imperial measurement review to mark Jubilee||,,But Labour MP Angela Eagle calls the review a "pathetic" attempt to "weaponise nostalgia".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|27/05/2022||Brexit: UK signs first US state-level trade agreement with Indiana||,,The agreement is the first of many expected after talks on a broader post-Brexit US deal stalled.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/05/2022||'We don't want UK-EU trade war' - Irish PM||,,Micheál Martin says he is hopeful he will not have to contemplate tariffs against UK exports.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|20/05/2022||Irish PM says DUP cannot be allowed to block NI Assembly||,,Meanwhile, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the UK must not discard the protocol.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/05/2022||Brexit: Ignoring parts of Northern Ireland Protocol is legal, says attorney general||,,UK legal advisers say the Brexit deal can be overridden to preserve the Good Friday Agreement.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/04/2022||Brexit import checks delayed for fourth time||,,New post-Brexit controls, due in July, are postponed amid rising inflation and supply chain disruption.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|27/04/2022||Brexit: UK government 'squarely responsible' for protocol deal||,,A former top civil servant has attacked the handling of the Northern Ireland part of the Brexit deal.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|26/04/2022||New Brexit rules caused major shock to UK-EU trade - report||,,A new study found that imports from the EU fell by 25% relative to those from elsewhere.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|20/04/2022||Brexit: Cross-border permits will damage industry, say NI Tourism||,,The proposal will require non-British and non-Irish EU citizens to apply for pre-travel clearance.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/04/2022||Brexit: Tonnes of beetroot left to rot as EU firms look elsewhere||,,Staffordshire farmer Will Woodhall says the lack of demand in Europe will cost him up to £90,000.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|06/04/2022||Brexit expert Aodhán Connolly to lead NI Executive's Brussels office||,,Aodhán Connolly has been a key figure in expressing the views of NI business to the UK government.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|17/02/2022||Brexit: Simon Coveney plays down NI Protocol breakthrough prospects||,,The Irish foreign minister says UK-EU joint committee talks next week will be more of a "staging post".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|16/02/2022||Jacob Rees-Mogg says little evidence Brexit hit trade||,,The Brexit benefits minister says Covid is behind trade falls, and Brexit is helping the economy.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|15/02/2022||Brexit: Northern Ireland goods exports to Republic 'reached €4bn in 2021'||,,Ireland's Central Statistics Office (CSO) says that represents an increase of 65% compared to 2020.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/02/2022||NI Protocol: Irish Sea border ongoing despite order, says Downing St||,,Downing Street says checks remain despite DUP minister Edwin Poots' directive for them to stop.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|14/01/2022||Brexit: NI Protocol talks to intensify next week||,,The EU and UK are set for intensified negotiations as the foreign secretary hails "cordial" talks.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|10/01/2022||NI Protocol: Government must publish protocol timetable - DUP||,,Sir Jeffrey Donaldson was speaking after meeting the UK Brexit negotiator Liz Truss on Monday.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|09/01/2022||Liz Truss 'willing' to override Northern Ireland-part of Brexit deal||,,The foreign secretary issues a warning over the Northern Ireland-part of the deal if negotiations fail.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|06/01/2022||Farmers could be paid for post-Brexit 'rewilding' land changes||,,"Radical plans" could see large areas of land in England turned into nature reserves.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|05/01/2022||Brexit: Did the EU ban crown marks on pint glasses?||,,The government said restoring crown stamps to pints was one of the "key successes" of Brexit so far.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/01/2022||UK steel future uncertain without US tariffs deal||,,Europe has reached an agreement over Trump-era taxes but the UK is still facing 25% tariffs.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|01/01/2022||Brexit: A year of storms over the Northern Ireland Protocol||,,How Westminster and Brussels tussled over the Northern Ireland Protocol throughout 2021.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|23/12/2021||Brexit: Why is there a row over fishing rights?||,,Fishing licences near Jersey are threatening trade relations between the UK and France.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|17/12/2021||Brexit: NI will get medicine at same time as GB, EU proposes||,,Under plans to simplify the NI Protocol, the EU says medicines will continue to be available.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|17/12/2021||Brexit: UK indicates European court may have NI Protocol role||,,It could mean the European Court of Justice ruling on EU law but not having a final say in disputes.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|09/12/2021||Brexit: Non-Irish EU citizens could face Irish border travel checks||,,Non-Irish EU citizens living in the Republic would need clearance under the proposed UK bill.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/12/2021||Brexit: No breakthrough in latest NI Protocol talks||,,Maroš Šefčovič says it is "time to get medicines across the finish line" but again no deal is struck.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/12/2021||UK plays down Brexit link in US steel tariff row||,,Reports suggesting a US decision to maintain tariffs on UK steel is linked to Brexit are rejected.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/12/2021||Brexit: Special goods category 'would improve NI Protocol'||,,A think tank suggests "Northern-Ireland-approved goods" could be exempt from some EU rules.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|01/12/2021||Brexit: EU could move unilaterally on NI medicines issue||,,Maroš Šefčovič says the EU is ready to move on its own over Northern Ireland's medicines problem.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/06/2021||Brexit: What is a level playing field?||,,What is a level playing field in trade and what has it got to do with Brexit?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/03/2021||How tampon tax, hedgerows and sanctions have changed since Brexit||,,Tampon tax, hedgerows and sanctions: what's changed since Brexit?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/03/2021||Turing Scheme: What is the Erasmus replacement?||,,What will Brexit mean for students in the UK wanting to work or study abroad?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|01/02/2021||Brexit: How much disruption has there been so far?||,,It has been a month since the rules changed in the UK's relationship with the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/12/2020||Brexit: What you need to know about the UK leaving the EU||,,The UK and EU begin a new relationship on 1 January 2021.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/12/2020||Brexit: How will it affect my holiday to Spain? And other questions||,,We answer some of your questions about Brexit.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/12/2020||Brexit: What are the key points of the deal?||,,These are the most important aspects of the UK-EU deal, and what they mean for people's lives and businesses.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/12/2020||Article 50, backstop etc: Brexit jargon explained||,,From free trade agreement to no deal, find out what the key terms mean.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/09/2020||Brexit: Where are we now?||,,It's been out of the headlines for the past few months, but Brexit is back on the political menu||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|23/07/2020||Post-Brexit deal: What's happening in the UK-EU talks?||,,Both sides will soon have to decide when and how they compromise, or whether they are willing to walk away.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/07/2020||Brexit: What happens now?||,,Brexit officially happened on 31 January but the UK is now in a transition period until the end of 2020.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|27/02/2020||Brexit trade deal: What do the UK and EU want?||,,The UK and EU have set out their stalls for negotiations on their future relationship.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/01/2020||Brexit timeline told through culture||,,We take you through what's happened in the world since the EU referendum was announced.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/01/2020||Brexit: How did we get here? The past four years in two minutes||,,It's been more than three years since the UK voted to leave the European Union but how did we get here?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/09/2019||Brexit Basics: What is the backstop?||,,Confused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/07/2019||Brexit: Your simple guide to the UK leaving the EU||,,Feeling a little lost about what's going on with Brexit? Here's our basic guide.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|15/11/2018||Brexit video explainers||,,BBC correspondents on the background, jargon, (and some of the) questions and answers as the UK prepares to leave the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|