Brexit: Inside Portsmouth's new £25m ‘white elephant’ border control post sitting empty after government’s inspection U-turn leaves city council absorbing ‘phenomenal cost’ 05/07/2022
PORTSMOUTH’S newly built £25m, two-acre border control post has been dubbed a ‘white elephant’ by port bosses following an ‘appalling’ government U-turn.
Portsmouth City Council, which operates the Portsmouth International Port, is still footing the bill despite delayed customs checks. / Boris Johnson’s government has left Portsmouth’s local council holding the bag on a nearly £8 million loan it took out to build a giant warehouse to conduct post-Brexit border checks that may now never be used.
Portsmouth International Port said it was required by the Government to create the £25 million site which remains unused.
Goods and services exported to bloc affected by return of customs border, EU commissioner says.
Dan Snow’s ‘real-world example of Brexit making things more expensive, inefficient, difficult and less enjoyable’ 27/06/2022
"The next time some Brexit grandee dials it in from Provence to assure the Today Programme that all is well, report them to the Excise, for not doing the paperwork for their phone, that'll reverse Brexit."
The government spent £21 million buying farmland near Dover for a post-Brexit customs checkpoint which has now been axed.
The European Union sued Britain on Wednesday (local time) over its move to rewrite the trade rules agreed to when the country left the EU two years ago, ratcheting up tensions between the major economic partners.
EU Commission rejects UK’s new legislation and launches legal action against Britain.
Maroš Šefčovič says Brussels will launch fresh legal action against UK over treaty obligations.
Fresh from scandals and an attempted ousting, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest plan is to tear up key parts of a post-Brexit agreement on Northern Ireland he made himself less than three years ago.
The UK’s plan to rip up Brexit trade rules slammed for being in ‘clear breach’ of international law 14/06/2022
The U.K. government has pushed ahead with controversial plans to unilaterally override post-Brexit trade rules, ratcheting up the risk of a trade war as the European Union prepares to take retaliatory legal action.
The EU is expected to launch legal action against the UK government on Wednesday over its decision to scrap some post-Brexit trade arrangements.
Boris Johnson’s plans to shred the Northern Ireland protocol have no basis in law, economics or diplomacy.
Brexit Chickens Come Home to Roost 07/06/2022
While the picture’s hardly pretty and certainly not what advocates of Brexit envisioned, none of it surprises economists. As a former Bank of England official observed: “You run a trade war against yourself, bad things happen.”
Boris Johnson admits agreeing Northern Ireland Protocol rules but ‘hoped’ EU would not apply them 17/05/2022
‘He told a lie to the British public. Again he tells allies the UK word cannot be trusted,’ Labour MP alleges.
Minister angers owners who fear they wasted millions to hurriedly install border infrastructure.
Britain has delayed imposing its full post-Brexit import controls on goods from the European Union again, pushing it back until the end of next year, saying it did not want to add more fuel to fast-rising inflation.
Minister expected to frame move as a use of UK’s independent powers despite industry reports of unreadiness.
The U.K. is postponing checks on imported food and fresh products from the EU until the end of 2023, as it announced a review of the post-Brexit regime.
Jacob Rees-Mogg announced checks on imports to the UK, that were finally set to enter force in July, will now not happen as planned and instead be 'reviewed' before being introduced in a different form.
No surprise at rumours of a further delay to the introduction of post-Brexit border checks, says UK freight association 25/04/2022
Commenting on the spate of recent media reports that the government is considering another delay to the introduction of post-Brexit border checks on goods entering Britain from the EU, the freight sector says that it comes as no great surprise.
TRADERS hoping to pass goods through the UK’s busiest port have been hit by further trouble after the Government's post-Brexit IT system went down.
Kent's roads: Post-Brexit IT customs system, GVMS, crashes and adds to lorry delays heading to the Continent 08/04/2022
Traffic hell getting to the county's ports has been exacerbated after it emerged a major post-Brexit customs system crashed - adding extra time for lorries heading to the Continent.
The government is exploring a controversial further delay to post-Brexit checks on imports from the EU because of growing alarm that they will exacerbate the cost of living crisis.
CHIEF is expected to be closed down on 30 September 2022 after almost three decades in operation.