A project manager’s disdain at chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s speech to Bloomberg's city HQ – ‘the UK will soon probably need to start offering its own nomad visa just to get people to come here,’ probably resonated with many IT contractors.
Brexiteers promised to “take back control.” But the decision has instead delivered recession, gloom, and despair.
THE UK will be the only major economy to plunge into recession the year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned – with the finger pointed at the “economic self-harm of Brexit” on the three year anniversary of Britain leaving the EU.
'£200k of seafood wasted and that's just the beginning. Sorry Jeremy Hunt, Brexit has been devastating' 30/01/2023
At New Smithfield Market the Chancellor's claims that Brexit would 'energise' Britain's economy were given short shrift.
The chair of the British Chambers of Commerce, Shevaun Haviland, says British exporters have faced "huge issues" trying to sell their goods abroad since Brexit.
‘I can see Britain being a member of the EU again’: How Brexit is returning to UK politics 26/12/2022
But the EU does not want to reopen debates about the terms of the Brexit deal: “Only in the UK are people still arguing about Brexit,” a source said. “No one in Europe thinks about it any more.”
Brexit was always going to be a recipe for the long-term decline of London as a financial centre Any ideas that suggested otherwise were ludicrous.
Labour and the Lib Dems have condemned the chancellor's plan to weaken regulations introduced after the financial crash.
UK defends new post-Brexit finance reforms 09/12/2022
Britain on Friday launched a post-Brexit plan to relax curbs on its powerhouse City sector introduced after the 2008 financial crisis, denying the reforms will bring about new instability.
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has been accused of encouraging a “race to the bottom” after he unveiled ‘big bang’ plans to slash City red tape.
Not everyone is convinced that scrapping a number of regulations imposed after the 2008 financial crash will benefit the economy.
Britain is easing banking rules brought in after the 2008 global financial crisis in a bid to attract investment and secure London’s status as Europe’s leading finance center.
Study by British Chambers of Commerce reveals flagship bill to purge EU laws is low priority for firms.
Paul Routledge on the everyday nightmare that Brexit is fast becoming, and now with EU business decreasing sharply, what's next for the Tories - aka the Brexit Party?
Britain’s government insisted Thursday (24 November) that Brexit would pay off, even as new figures showed record levels of immigration six years after the country voted to quit the EU.
Hunt repeatedly said he did not “accept” the OBR’s prediction that Brexit will cause a 4 per cent GDP reduction in the long term.
Asked about feared 4% GDP slump, Jeremy Hunt says he doesn’t accept ’all’ OBR forecasts – adding ‘I accept all the ones I agree with’.
Forecasts of the economic hit caused by Brexit from the UK’s budgetary watchdog are wrong, according to chancellor Jeremy Hunt.
Michael Gove has failed to name a single change from Brexit that has “made business easier”, as criticism of the economic harm from the trade deal grows.
Jeremy Hunt has failed to deny he was the source behind a claim the UK will seek a “Swiss-style deal” to improve the Brexit agreement – but insisted he did not brief that is his aim.
Cakeism and kites in cloud cuckoo land 22/11/2022
Suggestions of the UK aiming for a ‘Swiss-style’ deal with the EU are misleading, unrealistic and unattainable.
Hunting for Brexit Benefits [17 mins] 22/11/2022
In this video, our Director Brendan Donnelly argues that Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt realise Brexit is in trouble. ... The Conservative Party is incapable of extricating itself from Brexit. The force of economic circumstances and changing public opinion may however encourage Labour leader Keir Starmer reluctantly to abandon his futile hope of "making Brexit work".
Even after years of division and vitriol, it seems like Britain still needs to talk about Brexit. / More than six years after voting to leave the European Union, the UK is facing a prolonged recession and a deep cost-of-living crisis. Last week’s Autumn Statement heralded years of higher taxes and cuts to public spending.
EU officials have derided the British Government’s ‘chaotic’ approach to negotiations and said the much-reviled ‘Swiss mess’ is ‘not on the table’.
The British government on Sunday denied a report that it is seeking a “Swiss-style” relationship with the European Union that would remove many of the economic barriers erected by Brexit — even as it tries to improve ties with the bloc after years of acrimony.