|18/04/2021||Summer 2021: a bright new dawn for Yorkshire cricket||,,
Hugh Goulbourne discusses the importance of cricket and sport for mental health and community spirit. This summer, the sport will need a boost in funds, resources and inclusivity.
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Summer 2021: a bright new dawn for Yorkshire cricket
|18/04/2021||Pye of the Week: Pye Black Box, Barnsley Market||,,
The fourteen people a week who miss the point of these articles demand a vicarious comfort-food experience, not meta-textual nonsense about pies.
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Pye of the Week: Pye Black Box, Barnsley Market
|18/04/2021||Post Brexit UK needs far more scrutiny: introducing the trade and business commission||,,
The goal of the trade and business commission is to assess impacts on UK businesses and consumers of international trade deals and government policy, including with the EU, and make recommendations. An ‘independent SAGE’ of trade perhaps, or an expanded and slightly more flexible parliamentary committee.
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Post Brexit UK needs far more scrutiny: introducing the trade and business commission
|18/04/2021||George Eustice Says David Cameron "On The Face Of It" Did Nothing Wrong Over Greensill Lobbying Scandal||,,The Environment Secretary has defended the former prime minister over his handling of the Greensill scandal.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|18/04/2021||The night Prince Philip told me he was a ‘European mongrel’, and happy that way | Will Hutton||,,
Invited to dinner to muse on the EU, I found little to suggest a latent Brexiter
It was a Monday evening in early 2004 when a group of Europhiles and Europhobes gathered for a Buckingham Palace dinner at the Duke of Edinburgh’s invitation. We were there to discuss the proposed treaty for a European constitution, just written and whose ratification across Europe was about to begin. I had been one of 12 European “thinkers” who had made joint recommendations on what European values should be in its preamble, hence my presence. What followed was one of the most surreal evenings of my life, brought to mind by the three German princes the Duke of Edinburgh insisted should attend yesterday’s funeral.
Evidently he cared about the issue, hosting the dinner after an Atlantic night flight and two public engagements earlier that day. Conversation over pre-dinner drinks was wary – Labour MP Austin Mitchell relieved our awkwardness by switching the lights on his union jack bow tie on and off – and eventually we were ushered through long corridors to a banqueting room, lit by low chandeliers and guttering candles.Continue reading...
|18/04/2021||Boycott Beijing Winter Olympics||,,
Edward McMillan-Scott lays out the reasons countries should boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics. The country is guilty of all five acts of genocide, and persecution continues to spread across the region.
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Boycott Beijing Winter Olympics
|18/04/2021||Johnson will not stumble until Starmer tackles him on Brexit||,,
Our Houdini PM looks poised to win a byelection in a Labour stronghold, even as his signature policy creates crisis after crisis
The recrudescence of corruption and sleaze in a Conservative government ought, traditionally, to be a sign of electoral problems ahead. This was the case in the dying days of the 13 years of Tory rule from 1951 to 1964, and towards the tail end of the Thatcher-Major governments of 1979-97 – 18 years!
And here we are, with a Conservative government that has been in office – with temporary help from the Liberal Democrats – for almost 11 years since 2010, steeped in accusations of sleaze and corrupt contracts; yet there is a widespread assumption that they will win the byelection in Hartlepool – once a Labour stronghold. Moreover, there is even speculation that if they do well in the local elections, prime minister Boris Johnson could spring a snap election on the back of such results and his supposed success with the vaccination programme, to say nothing of a “consumer boom” as the economy is released from the clampdown induced by the onset of the Plague.Continue reading...
|17/04/2021||Crowning glory: monarch, politics and Parliament in an age of democracy||,,“The more democratic we get,” Walter Bagehot predicted in 1867, “the more we shall get to like state and show, which have ever pleased the vulgar.” The outpouring of tributes triggered by the death of the Duke of Edinburgh indicates that Bagehot was ...||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|17/04/2021||“Three Errors and Out”: Life at Springfield Mill, West Yorkshire in the 40s and 50s||,,
John Heywood looks back at life at Springfield Mill, West Yorkshire in the 40s and 50s
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|17/04/2021||Luxury caterpillar takes on budget caterpillar||,,
Paul Bright, in his first article for Yorkshire Bylines, explains the rivalry between Colin the Caterpillar from M&S and Cuthbert from Aldi. Will M&S have a chance at winning the judicial review, or should there be, as Judge Rinder put it, 'caterpillars everywhere'?
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Luxury caterpillar takes on budget caterpillar
|17/04/2021||‘We love foie gras’: French outrage at UK plan to ban imports of ‘cruel’ delicacy||,,
UK officials are exploring restrictions on product after minister described it as ‘unbearably barbaric’
The head of France’s foie gras producers’ association has said she is “shocked and outraged” that the British government is considering banning imports of the product.
And she has invited MPs to visit French farms producing foie gras to see the force feeding of ducks and geese and judge for themselves whether it is “cruel and torturous”, as animal rights campaigners claim.Continue reading...
|16/04/2021||Primary schools in England record steep fall in demand||,,
Covid disruption and Brexit could be behind fall in applications for reception class places, say councils
Birmingham and London have recorded steep falls in demand for primary school places next year, with local authorities reporting that disruption caused by the Covid pandemic, as well as the falling birthrate and migration after Brexit, may be behind the decline.
London’s boroughs had a 7% fall in applications for reception class places in September, while Birmingham had 9% fewer applications compared with 2020. Major local authorities in the south-east of England reported declines of 2% or more, including Essex, Kent, and Brighton and Hove.Continue reading...
|16/04/2021||Provoke the ‘woke’ to fire up the culture wars||,,
John Cole draws attention to the impact the new police and crime bill will impact civil liberties; the Sewell report, which concluded that the UK was not insititutionally racist, will have grave consequences and the pushback from the 'woke' may ignite the culture wars which Johnson can use to make harsher rules.
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Provoke the ‘woke’ to fire up the culture wars
|16/04/2021||EU and UK hold ‘productive’ talks on Northern Ireland crisis||,,
Brexit minister David Frost says momentum has been established in efforts to ease tensions
Talks between the EU and UK to ease tensions in Northern Ireland have been described as “productive” and “constructive” with momentum now established to achieve a solution to the crisis, the Brexit minister, David Frost, has said.
But the EU used the first face-to-face meeting since lockdown between Lord Frost and the European commission vice-president, Maroš Šefčovič, to warn that the outcome needed to be jointly agreed.Continue reading...
|16/04/2021||Baroness Shirley Williams 1930–2021||,,
Obituary for Baroness Shirley Williams, who defined democracy for the UK. Her work and wisdom inspired generations to question the way politics worked.
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|16/04/2021||Exclusive: MP Criticises “Frankly Insulting” University Hardship Funding As English Students Get Less Support Than Devolved Nations||,,Paul Blomfield, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Students, has told ministers he has “serious concerns” about levels of hardship funding on offer to students in England.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|16/04/2021||Mayor Andy Burnham weighs in on the battle over ‘fire and rehire’||,,
Steve Pottinger highlights the poor treatment of British Gas drivers who have been forced to work overtime with no extra pay. Andy Burnham has criticised the company and shown support to the workers planning a strike.
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Mayor Andy Burnham weighs in on the battle over ‘fire and rehire’
|16/04/2021||The Government Has Denied It Is Planning To Reduce Rapid Covid Testing Following Concerns Over False Positives||,,The Government has batted away suggestions it could scale back the rapid testing programme despite internal concerns over false positive rates.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|16/04/2021||Support Surges For Crowdfunding Campaigners The Good Law Project After Pandemic Transparency Work||,,The activist group have seen a surge in support following their legal challenges against the government during the pandemic.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|16/04/2021||Festival of Debate 2021||,,
The Festival of Debate 2021, is starting in a few weeks. Its purpose? To increase political discourse, encourage local voices to speak up, and come up with solutions to the most pressing issues in society right now. All events are free and welcome to anyone interested.
Yorkshire Bylines Local News: Festival of Debate 2021
|15/04/2021||MPs Put Fresh Pressure On Government To Address “Urgent” Eating Disorder Funding Gap||,,MPs and campaigners have renewed calls on the government to increase funding for eating disorder services following a sharp spike in cases over lockdown.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|15/04/2021||Cronyism Rules Need Urgent Reform In The Wake Of The Greensill Scandal, Says Watchdog Chair Lord Pickles||,,The chair of the body which vets private sector roles for former politicians and officials says the system needs fixing “urgently” in the wake of the Greensill lobbying scandal.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|15/04/2021||Here Are All the Inquiries David Cameron Will Have To Answer To Over Greensill Lobbying Scandal||,,David Cameron has indicated he will be happy to face MPs to explain his actions surrounding Greensill Capital, but the former Prime Minister now faces multiple inquiries as the scandal widens.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|14/04/2021||Commons Treasury Committee Is Set To Launch Inquiry Into Greensill Lobbying||,,The powerful select committee has announced it will launch an inquiry into the "lessons from Greensill Capital".||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|14/04/2021||James Dyson says Brexit has given him 'freedom'||,,Sir James Dyson defends moving his firm's headquarters to Singapore and says Dyson is a British firm.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|14/04/2021||Westminster neglected the union for decades. No wonder it’s crumbling | Martin Kettle||,,
If he refuses a referendum that Scots have voted for, there would be no lawful way to leave the UK. The implications are huge
Three weeks from now, if opinion polls are correct, the Scottish National party will win another term as Scotland’s government. It will do so armed with a mandate to hold a referendum on independence. Elections, of course, retain a glorious capacity to surprise. But it is a mark of the slovenliness of Boris Johnson’s government that its strategy for avoiding the breakup of the United Kingdom is now reduced to two words: fingers crossed.Continue reading...
|14/04/2021||Tory MPs Block Labour Push For Parliamentary Inquiry Into David Cameron And Lobbying||,,Labour’s push for a parliamentary inquiry into David Cameron, Greensill and the wider rules around lobbying has been blocked by the Conservatives.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|14/04/2021||Covid Vaccines May Become Compulsory For Care Home Staff, Matt Hancock Says||,,The Health Secretary said ministers had a "duty of care" to vulnerable people as he announced a consultation into whether vaccines should be made mandatory for some healthcare workers.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|14/04/2021||Keir Starmer Accuses Boris Johnson Of Using "Shoplifters' Defence" Over Lobbying Scandal||,,Keir Starmer told the Prime Minister attempts to shift attention onto Labour amid the lobbying scandal “would not wash” as he accused him of using the “shoplifters’ defence”.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|14/04/2021||Former Brexit Secretary David Davis Admits He Agreed With Gina Miller Taking The Government To Court in 2016||,,Exclusive: David Davis, the former Brexit Secretary, has admitted he privately agreed with campaigner Gina Miller taking the government, of which he was a part at the time, to court over Article 50.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|14/04/2021||Brexit isn’t the cause of the Belfast riots – but it is harming political reconciliation | Matthew O'Toole||,,
Young people who weren’t even born when the Good Friday peace deal was signed are being drawn in to old rivalries
Politicians in Northern Ireland share something with the royal family on certain occasions: a heightened sense of the power of the symbolic act. This gift for symbolism was in evidence on Monday, as Irish republicans joined with unionist members of the Stormont assembly in paying tribute to Prince Philip. This would have been, to use to a phrase that has become hackneyed in the Northern Ireland peace process, unthinkable just a few years ago.
One reason for the breadth of the tributes was the Duke’s role in the royal family’s efforts at acts of British-Irish reconciliation over the past decade: he and the Queen going to the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin; her cúpla focail on the same state visit; shaking hands with Martin McGuinness. All richly symbolic, and all unthinkable just a few years ago.Continue reading...
|14/04/2021||Animals farmed: heat stress, happy cows and foie gras bans||,,
Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web
Outbreaks of Covid-19 continue at meat-processing plants in the US, according to the Food and Environment Reporting Network, which reports a lack of information, protective gear and adequate distancing. In total, its data analysis found, just under a third of meat-plant workers in the US have been infected by the virus and at least 284 have died.Continue reading...
|14/04/2021||Labour Accuses Tories Of Going “Back To The Sleaze Of The 1990s” With David Cameron Lobbying Scandal||,,Labour is accusing the Conservatives of returning “to the sleaze of the 1990s” amid fresh revelations over the Greensill lobbying scandal.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|14/04/2021||Brexit: Lord Frost to meet EU to discuss NI Protocol||,,Lord Frost and Maros Sefcovic will discuss the UK's "work plan" for the NI part of the Brexit deal.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/04/2021||Johnson & Johnson To "Proactively Delay" European Rollout Of Covid Jab Amid Blood Clot Fears||,,The pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson has announced its plans to "proactively delay" the rollout of its Covid-19 jab in Europe following reports of blood clots.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|13/04/2021||Labour Push For MP-Led Inquiry Into David Cameron And Greensill Lobbying Scandal||,,Labour will use tomorrow’s opposition day debate to push for an MP-led investigation of David Cameron and Greensill after accusing the government of trying to “mark its own homework” over the scandal.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|13/04/2021||UK trade recovering but picture is clouded by Covid and Brexit | Larry Elliott||,,
Government figures showing a bounceback in February rightly come with a health warning
The government’s monthly trade figures come with a health warning – and rightly so. A combination of Covid-19 and Brexit means it is impossible to draw any firm conclusions about the trend from a single month’s data.
Look at what has happened to the UK’s exports to the EU. These collapsed by a revised record of 42% in January but, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), subsequently rose by more than 46% in February.Continue reading...
|13/04/2021||Kwasi Kwarteng Says He Wasn't “Pushed Under The Bus” By Rishi Sunak Over The Greensill Lobbying Row||,,The business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has rejected the claim his department has been “pushed under the bus” by Rishi Sunak after the Treasury deflected questions over the Greensill scandal to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strateg...||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|13/04/2021||Brandon Lewis Rejects Calls To Hold Emergency Summit Over Violence In Northern Ireland||,,Violence on the streets of Northern Ireland has subsided in recent days, Secretary of State Brandon Lewis has said, as the government faces growing calls to convene an urgent meeting with the Republic of Ireland's government.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|13/04/2021||UK exports to EU rebound partially after January's slump||,,Despite the improvement, exports still remain below 2020 levels, the UK statistics body says.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/04/2021||NHS Website Crashed After People Aged 45 And Over Tried To Book Covid Vaccine||,,Anyone aged 45 and over can now book their first dose of a Covid vaccine as the second phase of the government’s rollout has begun.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|12/04/2021||Baroness Shirley Williams, “Liberal Lion And True Trailblazer”, Has Died Aged 90||,,Baroness Shirley Williams, a political trailblazer and one of the Liberal Democrats' most famous politicians has died aged 90, the party has confirmed.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|12/04/2021||Boris Johnson Remembers "Ahead Of His Time" Prince Philip As MPs Pay Tribute In A Special Commons Session||,,MPs have returned early from their Easter recess to take part in a memorial debate for the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on Friday aged 99.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|12/04/2021||Local Liberal Democrats Are Leafleting For May Elections Despite Campaign Pause After Prince Philip's Death||,,The Liberal Democrats have claimed their pledge to suspend their "national" campaign does not apply to local activists delivering leaflets.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|12/04/2021||Boris Johnson was not honest about the Irish border. What is he going to do about it? | Simon Jenkins||,,
The prime minister’s bluster is meeting head-on with the complex reality of Northern Irish politics
Apologies make cynical history, but Boris Johnson has a big one to make, and fast. He must apologise to Northern Ireland’s unionists that he did not mean it last year when he pledged “no border” down the Irish Sea. As the Good Friday agreement negotiator, Jonathan Powell, wrote on Sunday, this was a lie. Johnson had just told the Irish government that the Good Friday deal held and there would be no border on the island of Ireland. Given Britain’s intention to leave the EU’s customs union, the two statements were incompatible, and Johnson knew it. Every truck on the Belfast ferry knows it, too.
The current Belfast riots have invoked the usual platitudes. The Irish taoiseach, Micheál Martin, has called for calm. Joe Biden has offered concern. Everyone is outraged that children are being encouraged to attack the police. Even Prince Philip’s death has been cited as a call for restraint. Deprivation, local political grievances, poor relationships with the police – these are all factors behind the disturbances. But every act of violence also carries the same word: exasperation. Will someone answer the question? Johnson lied, and what is Britain going to do about it?Continue reading...
|12/04/2021||UK and EU edge closer to deal on Brexit checks in Northern Ireland||,,
Efforts are focused on removing ‘rolling deadlines’ from border control implementations, sources say
The UK is edging towards a new deal with the EU on Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland with the potential for easing border checks on certain goods.
Officials in London and Brussels have been involved in intense “technical talks” in the past two weeks over the future checks on food, plants and parcels going from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.Continue reading...
|12/04/2021||Boris Johnson Orders Independent Review Into David Cameron And Greensill Lobbying Scandal||,,Boris Johnson has called for an independent review into the role of Greensill Capital in government amid the David Cameron lobbying row.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|12/04/2021||Gordon Brown Calls For Tougher Lobbying Laws After David Cameron Greensill Scandal||,,The former prime minister Gordon Brown has called for tough new lobbying laws saying the current rules “bring public service into disrepute”.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|12/04/2021||Exclusive: Universities Are Accused Of Lack Of Support For Students Facing Domestic Abuse, Despite “High Prevalence” In Age Group||,,Universities are under pressure to offer dedicated support for victims of domestic abuse as campaigners warn that it is “highly prevalent” in universities.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|12/04/2021||Questions Remain For David Cameron Over Greensill Lobbying Scandal, Despite Ex-PM Breaking His Silence||,,David Cameron finally broke his silence on his role in the Greensill lobbying scandal but critics say “serious questions remain unanswered” over his actions and those still in government.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|11/04/2021||The Guardian of view of Boris Johnson’s folly: a plan to divide and misrule | Editorial||,,
History is littered with past mistakes of splitting peoples into nationalists and unionists. The prime minister seems wont to repeat them
In a modern democracy, using raw power to frustrate one’s opponents is neither democratic nor sensible. If demands are ignored, pressure will build up and eventually undermine political legitimacy. Boris Johnson thinks his Commons majority, elected on a first-past-the-post basis, can defy such logic. This is a reckless strategy. Rather than consider how the country ought to be governed when nationalism gains popularity, Mr Johnson aims to harness an English version of it in May’s “Super Thursday” elections. These polls will be therefore mostly about tactical advances, which give no answer to the question of what sort of modern-day state the UK should be.
At the heart of much of the debate today is that within England the centre thinks of itself as unambiguously in charge. English councils are “creatures of statute”. Their powers can be altered or abolished by central government. But outside England there are the competing understandings of what constrains the UK executive. These have been heightened by rising nationalist sentiment in England, Wales and Scotland.Continue reading...
|11/04/2021||As the grip of Covid eases, the UK looks set for a classic short-lived boom | Larry Elliott||,,
Heavy borrowing by businesses could easily end in higher inflation and a ballooning trade deficit
Never have the opening lines of TS Eliot’s The Waste Land seemed more apt. In 2020, April really was the cruellest month, as the first wave of Covid-19 deaths peaked and businesses were shuttered. Between March and April, UK output slumped by a fifth.
This year, April will be different. The success of the vaccine programme means the government can go ahead with the next phase of the gradual unlocking of England’s economy. From Monday, it will be possible to go to the pub for a pint, provided you are prepared to brave the spring weather and drink outside.Continue reading...
|11/04/2021||John Major Says He Agreed With Prince Philip That There Are “Too Many” MPs||,,Former Prime Minister Sir John Major has said that he agreed with the late Duke of Edinburgh — who died on Friday aged 99 — that there are “too many” MPs and peers in the Houses of Parliament.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|11/04/2021||Peace in Northern Ireland is in danger – Johnson’s lies and inaction offer no help | Jonathan Powell||,,The region has been used as a pawn since the Brexit vote. All sides must now start talking to avoid an escalation of violence and division
The Northern Ireland conundrum over Brexit was always insoluble. As John Major and Tony Blair pointed out in the referendum campaign, if the UK left the single market and customs union there had to be a border somewhere, either on the island of Ireland or in the Irish Sea. In either case, someone’s rights were going to be hurt: nationalists or unionists.
In December 2019, Boris Johnson opted to put the border in the Irish Sea to get his Brexit deal over the line. He then chose to lie about it, live on TV, saying there would be no border and that no one would have to fill in any forms. At first, the unionist response was muted. Arlene Foster even said NI had the best of both worlds.Continue reading...
|11/04/2021||Former Northern Ireland Secretary Accuses Government Of "Casual Indifference" After A Week Of Violence||,,Two former Secretaries of State for Northern Ireland have called on the government to step up its engagement with the province amid criticism that ministers have been slow to react to sectarian violence.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|11/04/2021||Tribute to Prince Philip by Lord Robertson||,,The Duke of Edinburgh was an interesting and interested man. He could take you by surprise with his knowledge and his passionate interest in surprising subjects and he always invited challenge. He could also be direct and blunt. But always magnetic.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|10/04/2021||Taoiseach says Northern Ireland must not ‘spiral back to dark place’||,,
On 23rd anniversary of Good Friday agreement, Martin says onus on political leaders ‘to step forward’
The Irish taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that political leaders must not allow Northern Ireland to “spiral back to that dark place of sectarian murders and political discord” after the region was marred by another night of disorder.
On the anniversary of the Good Friday agreement 23 years ago, the taoiseach said there was “a particular onus on those of us who currently hold the responsibility of political leadership to step forward and play our part and ensure that this cannot happen”.Continue reading...
|10/04/2021||How The New ‘Traffic Light’ Travel System Will Work And What It Will Mean For Holidays||,,Ministers have announced new plans to ease travel restrictions from as early as next month in an effort to restart international travel. PoliticsHome explains the new system and how it will work for holidaymakers.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|09/04/2021||UK consumers need clear idea of cost of EU purchases, Which? says||,,
Consumer organisation says many people have been taken by surprise by bills for VAT and import duties
Consumers in Britain should be given a clearer idea of the costs they face when buying from EU retailers following Brexit so they are not left with unexpected fees or scammed, the consumer group Which? has said.
Since the transition period ended, many customers buying from the EU have faced bills for VAT and, when the item has been imported from another country first, import duties. On top of these costs, couriers have their own fees for handling the deliveries.Continue reading...
|09/04/2021||Brexit: EU and UK 'still at odds' over subsidy rules||,,MPs on the European Scrutiny Committee examine the operation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|09/04/2021||Belfast police use water cannon on Northern Ireland rioters – video||,,
Rioters have been blasted with water cannon by police on the streets of Belfast as unrest continued into a seventh day.
Stones and fireworks were thrown at police by groups of young people who had gathered on the nationalist Springfield Road, close to where riots took place on Wednesday night.
After calls for calm this week, there was a heavy security presence, with water cannon, riot officers and police dogs at the sceneContinue reading...
|08/04/2021||White House expresses concern over Northern Ireland violence||,,
Joe Biden joins Boris Johnson and Irish prime minister in a call for calm after worst violence in Belfast in years
The White House has expressed concern over a week of riots in Northern Ireland, with Joe Biden joining Boris Johnson and the Irish prime minister in calling for calm after what police described as the worst violence in Belfast for years.
It came as police used water cannon against nationalist youths in west Belfast, as unrest stirred again on the streets on Thursday evening, with reports that officers later warned they could use “impact rounds” – also known as plastic bullets.Continue reading...
|08/04/2021||Brandon Lewis restates determination to address problems with Northern Ireland protocol – as it happened||,,
Northern Ireland secretary makes statement following talks with leaders at Stormont. This live blog is now closed.
It’s really good to see all five parties coming together with a clear statement which is that violence is not acceptable.
I’ll be the first to acknowledge over the first few months of the year there were real issues around how the protocol has landed for people, both as consumers and those in the loyalist and unionist community.
In a letter to Anneliese Dodds, Mr Sunak says David Cameron lobbied three ministers:
More details on the texts... pic.twitter.com/siFh8jGJF8
Here is more from the Brandon Lewis briefing in Belfast.
Lewis says he spoke to the Prime Minister "just a short time ago."Continue reading...
|08/04/2021||Sharp pick-up in UK construction amid rapid economic recovery||,,
Surge in housebuilding joined by strong growth in infrastructure and commercial projects
Britain’s construction sector has had its sharpest pick-up in activity since 2014 amid signs that the domestic economy is recovering more quickly than Brexit- and pandemic-affected trade flows, new figures have shown.
The latest snapshot of the construction sector, which accounts for around 6% of total UK output, pointed to an across-the-board increase in March, with house-building, commercial projects and infrastructure work all displaying strong growth.Continue reading...
|08/04/2021||Northern Ireland unrest: why has violence broken out?||,,
Rioting has spilled on to streets in pockets of unionist areas in Derry, Belfast and towns in County Antrim
Northern Ireland has been rocked by six successive nights of violence with 55 police officers injured in a level of unrest “not seen in years”.Continue reading...
|05/04/2021||Northern Ireland clashes reflect loyalists' fear of marginalisation||,,
Analysis: Brexit terms and handling of funeral seen as latest in a litany of perceived or real concessions
A Sinn Féin funeral was the spark but loyalists in Northern Ireland have been throwing petrol bombs and burning cars partly because they fear political marginalisation.
The union flag no longer flutters daily over Belfast city hall, a trade border separates the region from the rest of the UK and the police are allegedly beholden to Sinn Féin. Add to this a criminal gang’s resentment at recent arrests and you have the context for three consecutive nights of rioting in several towns that have left dozens of police officers injured, including five on Sunday night.Continue reading...
|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...|
|30/03/2021||What Brexit changed for clothes, flower and sausage firms||,,Three months since the end of the transition period, bosses share their stories of how trade has changed.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|26/03/2021||Nigel Farage's new ventures now include paid-for video messages||,,
As punditry dries up, ex-politician’s turn on celebrity website Cameo likely reveals search for new income
While Nigel Farage has adopted several guises over his public career, the 30-second video bouncing around social media this week presented a notably different image of the former leader of Ukip and the Brexit party.
“Leave means leave! Adoption means adoption!” Farage says into a camera, as disembodied digital emblems begin to float around him. “Basic attention token is now a DeFi powerhouse!”Continue reading...
|26/03/2021||Brexit: UK lost 'significant' access to EU policing data under deal, report warns||,,Post-Brexit security arrangements are "complex and untested", a House of Lords report warns.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/03/2021||Brexit: EU shellfish ban indefensible, says minister||,,George Eustice says UK fishermen may have to find "alternative markets" away from the EU for their catch.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/03/2021||Brexit: NI Protocol needs consent of 'all of the people' in Northern Ireland||,,Lord Frost says the government is working to sustain the protocol in a "pragmatic fashion".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|24/03/2021||How Brexit added layers of bureaucracy to meat exports||,,
Producers in Great Britain could once sell meat to EU customers as easily as they could at home. Since Brexit, exporters face a process of up to 26 steps, with every shipment logged in multiple databases and certified by reams of red tape. Here are all the hoops exporters must jump through
Before Brexit, it was as easy to send a shipment of meat to Bavaria as it was to Birmingham, but since Britain left the EU, trade with the continent requires significantly more paperwork, cost and effort. Animal products such as meat have a particularly high number of checks and documents.
Before 1 January, meat exporters based in the UK only needed to obtain a consignment note (CMR) and a delivery note before their goods could be loaded on to a lorry and transported across the Channel.Continue reading...
|19/03/2021||Raab and Johnson show two faces of UK's vaccine diplomacy||,,
Analysis: Foreign secretary’s robust response to the EU contrasted with the PM’s emollience towards India
Boris Johnson went out of his way this week not to blame Delhi for the later-than-expected arrival of 5m doses of the Oxford vaccine from India, which is contributing to a significant dip in supplies in April.
“No, no, no,” he said, when asked by a reporter whether Delhi had blocked the export of the vaccines, as the country battles a resurgence in Covid cases.Continue reading...
|17/03/2021||Freeports: What are they and where will they be?||,,The government says the low-tax zones will boost struggling parts of the UK, but not everyone agrees.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|15/03/2021||Brexit: EU to begin legal action over alleged NI Protocol breach||,,PM Boris Johnson says the UK's actions "temporary and technical measures that we think are very sensible".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/03/2021||'Lawful and right': Johnson defends easing of post-Brexit trade checks with Northern Ireland – video||,,
Boris Johnson defends Britain’s unilateral move to extend grace periods for checks on some food products going to Northern Ireland that has angered the European Union, repeating on Friday during a trip to the province that they were lawful and right. The EU has said London should respect what it signed up to and has said it will launch legal action, or a so-called ‘infringement procedure’, against BritainContinue reading...
|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...|
|12/03/2021||UK exports to European Union drop 40% in January||,,Official figures show a sharp drop in trade in goods with the EU as the Brexit transition period ended.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/03/2021||Brexit: UK delays border checks on EU goods into Great Britain||,,Ministers say the move will help firms after Covid - but Labour says it "smacks of ill-preparedness".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/03/2021||Brexit: NI official being sent to US amid UK-EU tensions||,,US president Joe Biden has previously expressed concerns about the situation in Ireland after Brexit.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|10/03/2021||Brexit: UK acted prevent empty shelves, says Brandon Lewis||,,Brandon Lewis defends the decision to extend Brexit check grace periods without the EU's agreement.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|05/03/2021||Brexit: Further trade rules relaxed between GB and NI||,,The UK government is taking the step to ease the movement of plants without the agreement of the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/03/2021||Brexit: EU legal action imminent over UK extension to grace periods||,,The UK says it will unilaterally extend grace periods for Irish Sea border checks on parcels and agri-foods.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/03/2021||Brexit: Stormont leaders at odds over UK-EU protocol row||,,Arlene Foster says the EU is ignoring unionist concerns, but Michelle O'Neill says Number 10 is acting in bad faith.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/03/2021||Northern Ireland Brexit issues can be solved with 'goodwill', says Johnson – video||,,
Boris Johnson has said the latest problems surrounding Brexit and Northern Ireland could be solved with 'goodwill' and 'common sense'. The EU said it would take legal action against the UK government after it unilaterally extended a grace period for checks on food imports to Northern Ireland, against terms of the Brexit dealContinue reading...
|02/03/2021||Fishing firms could go bust over Brexit, MPs told||,,Industry figures warn extra costs could see British firms relocate to Europe or stop trading.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/02/2021||Post-Brexit trade: Boris Johnson calls for eat British fish campaign||,,The PM promises action to boost the industry - but Labour says his Brexit deal threatens jobs.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|24/02/2021||Brexit: NI leaders at odds on Irish sea border meeting||,,Arlene Foster says the EU was 'tone-deaf' but Michelle O'Neill says the meeting was "constructive".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/02/2021||Brexit: DUP says NI Protocol could cause political instability||,,The DUP urges No 10 to scrap the mechanism, but a government minister says issues can be resolved.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|19/02/2021||Twycross Zoo conservation 'halted by lack of Brexit forms'||,,Twycross Zoo says it is unable to export its female Amur leopard for breeding until the new paperwork is available.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|17/02/2021||Lord Frost: Brexit negotiator joins cabinet to deal with EU||,,Downing Street says the UK's Brexit negotiator will help carve out a new relationship with the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|17/02/2021||National Theatre shelves European touring after Brexit||,,The venue says a "lack of clarity" about visas and permits makes such tours "not financially viable".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|16/02/2021||Brexit: NI Protocol is 'only solution' despite challenges||,,EC vice president Maros Sefcovic says the NI deal is "administratively extremely challenging".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|14/02/2021||Dominic Raab appears to blame EU for Brexit trade troubles – video||,,
The UK's foreign secretary has said people should take a '10-year view' of the economic troubles caused by losses in trade with the EU after Brexit, arguing that opportunities in developing markets outside Europe would eventually close the gap. Questioned on the BBC's The Andrew Marr Show about warnings from UK businesses of the threat that new bureaucracy and duties pose to viable trade with the EU, he appeared to blame Brussels, saying that it was imposing obstaclesContinue reading...
|12/02/2021||UK and EU hold 'frank but constructive' talks on NI trade rules||,,The two sides vow to implement the Northern Ireland Protocol and "address all outstanding issues".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|09/02/2021||Brexit: NI port staff to return after security concerns||,,Officials were withdrawn from post-Brexit checks at border posts after claims of intimidation.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|09/02/2021||Brexit effect: No custard creams for Brits in Europe||,,A British supermarket chain in Belgium is on the verge of closure with no deliveries since December.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|08/02/2021||Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far?||,,The UK-EU agreement came into force on 1 January 2021, but what other trade deals has the UK done?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|06/02/2021||Brexit: Trade unions dispute Larne port threats claim||,,Three trade unions ask a council to withdraw remarks attributed to them about "suspicious activity".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|06/02/2021||Brexit: Irish Sea border issues foreseen when deal was done||,,The NI Protocol problems, which have been in sharp focus this week, were predicted by civil servants.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|05/02/2021||Brexit: 71 pages of paperwork for 1 lorry of fish||,,How new rules on exporting to the European Union have affected a British fishing firm.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/02/2021||Brexit: Arlene Foster says unionism coming together to oppose Protocol||,,DUP leader Arlene Foster accuses the British government of "sleepwalking" into NI's Brexit arrangements.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/02/2021||PM urges EU action to ease Brexit tensions in NI||,,The UK wrote to the bloc calling for lighter enforcement of rules as port staff face threats over checks.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/02/2021||EU temporarily withdraws staff from Northern Irish ports over Brexit security concerns – video||,,
EU staff will be temporarily withdrawn from their work at Northern Irish ports due to security concerns, an EU commission spokesman said. Northern Ireland’s government has also suspended Brexit checks on animal and food products arriving into Belfast and Larne ports after 'sinister and menacing behaviour' towards staff led to fears for their safetyContinue reading...
|02/02/2021||EU shellfish import ban indefinite, UK fishing industry told||,,The government promises to push Brussels to change its transport rules on scallops, clams and mussels.||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...|
|31/01/2021||Covid: EU and AstraZeneca in 'step forward' on vaccines||,,The Commission chief announces a "step forward" after criticism over EU handling of vaccine plans.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/01/2021||UK applying to join Asia-Pacific free trade pact CPTPP||,,If successful, Britain will join a club including Japan and Australia and covering 500m people.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/01/2021||EU vaccine export row: Bloc backtracks on controls for NI||,,It follows anger over a decision to invoke an emergency provision in the Brexit deal in order to control vaccine exports.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|29/01/2021||Brexit: NI Protocol 'obstructs free movement of military'||,,The UUP says the MoD must now fill out customs declaration forms to move equipment.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/01/2021||Brexit: Seven things changing on 1 January||,,What will be different about the UK's relationship with the EU from 1 January 2021?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/01/2021||Post-Brexit trading 'difficult' for my business - Samantha Cameron||,,The fashion brand owner tells Woman's Hour she speaks to her former PM husband about her firm's frustrations.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|26/01/2021||How Brexit shapes people's views on Scottish independence||,,Sir John Curtice looks at whether a future Yes vote in Scotland could be boosted by the UK leaving the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/01/2021||Brexit: Retailers warn they could burn goods stuck in EU||,,UK retailers may abandon goods EU customers want to return because it is cheaper than bringing them home.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/01/2021||Brexit: Nissan commits to keep making cars in Sunderland||,,The Japanese car maker has told the BBC its Sunderland plant is secure for the long term.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|21/01/2021||UK accused of 'petty' behaviour in EU diplomat row||,,Ex-ministers have criticised the UK for downgrading the diplomatic status of the EU's ambassador.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|21/01/2021||EU website purchases: the import charges UK customers have to pay||,,
Consumers now face UK VAT, rather than local rates, as well as customs duty and courier admin charges
Before Brexit, UK consumers were free to buy items from anywhere in the EU without incurring import duties and other charges. That all changed on 1 January 2021.
Online orders up to £135 are now supposed to have the UK’s prevailing VAT rate added at the point of sale by the EU retailer, which has to have registered with HM Revenue & Customs.Continue reading...
|21/01/2021||Brexit: 'I was asked to pay an extra £82 for my £200 coat'||,,Shoppers buying items from Europe now have to pay customs or VAT charges on those above a certain value.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|20/01/2021||Brexit: 'My meat shipment is rotting in Rotterdam'||,,Brexit border hold-ups mean customers are starting to go elsewhere says UK meat exporters group.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|18/01/2021||Brexit: Fishing firms hold London protest over disruption||,,Boris Johnson promises £23m in compensation for exporters which have lost orders due to delays.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|14/01/2021||Jacob Rees-Mogg says fish are British and 'happier' because of Brexit – video||,,
The leader of the House of Commons claimed fish delayed for export because of the introduction of the post-Brexit fishing regime were 'happier' because they are now British. 'The key is we’ve got our fish back,' he told MPs. 'They’re now British fish and they’re better and happier fish for it'Continue reading...
|13/01/2021||Brexit: 'My £50,000 shellfish lorry was delayed for 30 hours'||,,A Welsh shellfish exporter says she is struggling with new post-Brexit border rules.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/01/2021||Brexit: Five surprising consequences||,,Confiscated ham sandwiches, delayed Scottish salmon and other fallout from the new regime.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/01/2021||Brexit: MP says teething problem remark is an 'insult'||,,The DUP's Ian Paisley says the Irish Sea border is having "severe economic consequences".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/01/2021||Brexit: Supermarkets call for action on NI food supplies||,,Retailers have been grappling with problems importing some products from Great Britain||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/01/2021||'Welcome to Brexit': Dutch officials seize ham sandwiches from British drivers – video||,,
Dutch TV news has aired footage of customs officers confiscating ham sandwiches from drivers arriving by ferry from the UK under post-Brexit rules banning personal imports of meat and dairy products into the EU.
Shown on the current affairs programme EenVandaag, officials wearing hi-vis jackets explained to startled car and lorry drivers at the Hook of Holland ferry terminal that since Brexit, “you are no longer allowed to bring certain foods to Europe ...” A bemused driver with several sandwiches wrapped in tin foil asked if he could surrender the meat and keep the bread. One customs officer replied: “No, everything will be confiscated. Welcome to Brexit, sir, I’m sorry.”
The ban came into force on New Year’s Day as the Brexit transition period came to an end, with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) saying travellers should “use, consume, or dispose of” prohibited items at or before the border
|12/01/2021||Brexit leaves Spain's Costa Brits facing dilemmas||,,British expats in Spain tell the BBC how the new post-Brexit rules have changed their lives.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/01/2021||Brexit: UK driver has ham sandwiches confiscated at Dutch border||,,Dutch TV films officials confiscating ham sandwiches from UK drivers under new food import rules.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/01/2021||Global health insurance card to replace EHIC under new rules||,,UK residents can apply for the new card to access emergency medical care when their EHIC card runs out.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|10/01/2021||Keir Starmer says he will not campaign for return of EU free movement – video||,,
The Labour leader said his party had to be honest with the public, and that if it won the next general election a major renegotiation of the Brexit treaty would not be possibleContinue reading...
|08/01/2021||Brexit: M&S temporarily cuts hundreds of products in NI||,,Criticism of new Brexit trade rules is growing as firms warn of more bureaucracy, higher costs and delays.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|08/01/2021||Were there hold-ups in first week after Brexit?||,,Low traffic at borders has meant there have been few problems in Kent, but there have been other issues.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|08/01/2021||Brexit barriers for the arts 'heartbreaking'||,,Industry leaders say uncertainty over future funding is causing concern.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/01/2021||Brexit: Fresh test for Irish Sea trade border processes||,,As businesses return to work after Christmas, the amount of freight moving through NI will increase.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/01/2021||Brexit: Arlene Foster sees 'gateway of opportunity' in UK-EU trade deal||,,NI's first minister says the UK-EU deal eases "some of the difficulties with the NI Protocol".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/01/2021||‘We’re going home’: Britons told pre-Brexit ID documents invalid for flights to Spain – video||,,
Journalist and photographer Max Duncan was told his green residency paper was no longer valid as he interviewed Britons barred from flying home to Spain.
People were prevented from boarding a joint BA-Iberia flight to Madrid on Saturday night after airline staff said their pre-Brexit residency papers were no longer validContinue reading...
|01/01/2021||Brexit: New era for UK as it completes separation from European Union||,,Boris Johnson celebrates the "freedom in our hands" as the long Brexit process comes to a conclusion.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|01/01/2021||Brexit: Are the borders ready?||,,With a Brexit deal done, we look at the challenges to come at British borders.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/12/2020||'This is the beginning': Boris Johnson signs post-Brexit trade deal – video||,,
Boris Johnson signed his post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union on Wednesday, adding his signature to that of EU chiefs after the document was flown from Brussels to LondonContinue reading...
|31/12/2020||Brexit: Gibraltar gets UK-Spain deal to keep open border||,,The deal - yet to become a treaty - enables Spanish workers to continue entering Gibraltar freely.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/12/2020||Passports and permits: what are the biggest changes to expect after Brexit?||,,
Industry leaders warn of invisible chaos as businesses grapple with trading rules and software systems
The bells of Big Ben will chime to mark the occasion but there will be no street parties or chaos on the roads for the arrival of Brexit at 11pm, when the transition period ends.
Covid curbs mean the roads of Kent and streets of Dover, emblematic of the divorce from the EU, are expected to be deserted with little public sign of the abrupt end of a 47-year relationship with the EU.Continue reading...
|31/12/2020||Brexit: Dover-Calais route 'will work well on 1 January'||,,Channel Tunnel operator Getlink says there will not be congestion when new trading rules begin later.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/12/2020||Brexit: New EU trade arrangements to begin after Parliament vote||,,The UK's hard-fought agreement with the EU is set to come into force at 23:00 GMT on Thursday.||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: Labour aides quit over Starmer's backing for trade deal||,,Three frontbenchers were among 36 Labour MPs to defy orders to back laws enacting post-Brexit deal.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/12/2020||MSPs vote to 'refuse consent' for Brexit deal||,,The Scottish Parliament is set to demand a "pause" to Brexit rather than the deal negotiated with the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/12/2020||Post-Brexit trade: UK having its cake and eating it, says Boris Johnson||,,The PM refuses to acknowledge his post-Brexit trade deal brings new barriers to trade, in a BBC interview.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/12/2020||From Brussels to the Palace: how Brexit deal will be passed in a day||,,
EU (future relationship) bill to pass through all parliamentary stages - and get royal assent - on Wednesday
MPs and peers are expected to approve the Brexit trade deal with the EU on Wednesday, in a frantic day of parliamentary activity.Continue reading...
|28/12/2020||Brexit: NI MPs to vote against trade deal in Commons||,,The trade deal does not address "many issues that are damaging to Northern Ireland", says a DUP MP.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/12/2020||Brexit: 'Bumpy' period expected as UK adjusts to new EU rules||,,Ministers warn of "practical and procedural changes" when the Brexit transition period ends this week.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/12/2020||Brexit deal: What is in it?||,,A post-Brexit agreement has been announced. Here are 10 key questions.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|27/12/2020||Brexit: PM vows to focus on 'levelling up country' after securing deal||,,Boris Johnson promises "big changes" after Brexit, but fishermen's leaders accuse him of "caving in".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|26/12/2020||Brexit trade deal 'moment of national renewal', says Lord Frost||,,The UK's chief Brexit negotiator says the new trade agreement with the EU is "one of the biggest ever".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|26/12/2020||Brexit: UK and EU can have 'special relationship', says Michael Gove||,,The Cabinet Office minister says he has lost friends over Brexit and admits it turned UK politics "ugly".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/12/2020||Brexit deal 'will make UK safer', Priti Patel says||,,The home secretary says border controls will be "fairer" but there are concerns over data access.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/12/2020||Brexit: EU diplomats briefed on Brexit trade deal||,,The BBC has seen the 1,246-page document, which includes about 800 pages of annexes and footnotes.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|24/12/2020||Brexit: Boris Johnson hails free trade deal with EU||,,The deal between the UK and EU ends months of arguments over business rules and fishing rights.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|24/12/2020||Brexit trade deal 'not what was promised for Wales' says FM||,,First Minister Mark Drakeford says it is not what Wales was promised, but is better than no deal.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|24/12/2020||Brexit: PM announces new deal between UK and EU||,,Boris Johnson called the deal between the UK and EU the ‘biggest trade deal yet’||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|24/12/2020||European Commission announces ‘fair’ post-Brexit trade deal||,,The President of the European Commission announces the end of negotiations between the UK and EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/12/2020||Brexit: What would no deal mean?||,,What will it mean if there is no deal between the UK and EU by the end of the year?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/12/2020||Brexit trade deal: What do WTO rules or an Australia-style relationship mean?||,,If the UK leaves the EU without a trade deal it will have to trade on WTO terms.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/12/2020||Brexit: Malcolm Turnbull tells UK 'be careful what you wish for' over EU trade||,,Malcolm Turnbull tells BBC Question Time his country's arrangement with the EU has "large barriers".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|09/12/2020||Brexit: Lords defeat government in row over devolved powers||,,Critics of the Internal Market Bill say it will undermine devolution after the UK regains EU powers.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|08/12/2020||Brexit food supply fears grow: 'It's too late, baby'||,,The industry tells MPs it has not had enough time to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|05/12/2020||Brexit: UK-EU trade talks to resume over 'critical issues'||,,Negotiators will talk on Sunday, but "significant differences" between the two sides in post-Brexit trade talks remain.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/12/2020||Post-Brexit trade talks paused amid 'significant divergences'||,,Boris Johnson and European Commission chief Ursula Von Der Leyen will seek to break deadlock on Saturday.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/12/2020||Live animal exports to be banned in England and Wales||,,The environment secretary says the ban could be in place by the end of 2021 in a move away from EU rules.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/12/2020||Brexit trade: 'Serious disruption' risk at Channel post-transition period||,,Ministers are "taking limited responsibility" for readiness ahead of the transition period ending, MPs say.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|20/11/2020||Brexit: Progress made in tough areas, says EU chief||,,The president of the EU Commission says there has been recent "movement" in important areas.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|18/11/2020||Brexit: Lords defeat government twice over internal market law||,,Peers vote to change the bill dealing with internal markets after claims it would "shackle" devolved governments.||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...|
|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...|
|13/12/2019||Why we lost – and where we go from here||,,
When the history of Brexit is written, the Lib Dems’ decision to let Johnson hold this election will be seen as a key strategic error.
|11/12/2019||7 reasons to vote Johnson out||,,
We can kick Johnson out. So brave the elements and vote for the candidates with the best chance of beating the Tories.
|11/12/2019||Trump sabotages Brexiters’ last-ditch safety net||,,
Relying on the WTO for our trade was always a terrible idea. Now that the US president has ripped a hole in it, it’s economic suicide.
|11/12/2019||With a final tactical voting push, we can beat Johnson||,,
Good news from YouGov poll is Tory lead is shrinking. Bad news is they are still ahead because too many pro-European votes are being wasted.
The post With a final tactical voting push, we can beat Johnson appeared first on InFacts.
|10/12/2019||Johnson won’t stop the chaos – that’s just propaganda||,,
A Tory victory means more chaos. The only way to end the arguments over Brexit and fix our real problems is to vote them out.
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|10/12/2019||Tories bully BBC because it’s easily cowed||,,
Johnson yesterday hinted he would axe the licence fee. This had two purposes: cover up his NHS blunder and pummel the BBC into submission.
|10/12/2019||At Christmas you tell the truth, but not if you’re Johnson||,,
PM rips off Love Actually in his video but misses out the punch line: “Just because it’s Christmas and at Christmas you tell the truth.”
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|10/12/2019||Don’t worry about voting tactically for Corbyn. He won’t win||,,
Right-wing press has branded Corbyn unelectable. They are right - he is. Not for the reasons they suggest, but because of simple maths.
The post Don’t worry about voting tactically for Corbyn. He won’t win appeared first on InFacts.
|09/12/2019||Tory “punch” propaganda backfires||,,
To cover up Johnson’s NHS disaster, Tories fabricate story about Labour activist punching Hancock aide.
|09/12/2019||Johnson’s dishonesty and disorganisation on Irish Sea border||,,
Not only is Johnson lying about surrendering to the EU demand for an internal UK border, he isn’t ready to deliver a deal by December 2020.
The post Johnson’s dishonesty and disorganisation on Irish Sea border appeared first on InFacts.
|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...|