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Promise of Brexit as ‘magic door for the sunlit uplands’ was an illusion, says Michel Barnier [5 mins] 29/01/2023
It has now been three years since the UK exited Europe, but Michel Barnier, the man who helped broker the divorce for Europe, and the author of a new book ‘My Secret Brexit Diary’ – says there are still lessons to be learned from the whole experience.
The UK and European Union are poised to enter the final stretch of negotiations over post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland. After years of distrust and tension both sides are optimistic that a settlement is within reach.
John Cole explores the government's response to a petition calling for an enquiry into the impact of Brexit before it's debated in parliament.
New Brexit restrictions have had a ‘disastrous’ impact on the ability of UK breeding companies to sell their stock abroad, the Farming Minister was told at the Young NPA National event in London last week.
A Dorset farm has suspended more than £150,000 of orders and may be forced to abandon any future activity in Europe because of post-Brexit changes at sea ports.
Strategy described as ‘missed opportunity’ as final wording merely commits to ‘considering’ animal welfare.
‘This flies in the face of common sense and the government’s commitment to high levels of animal and human health,’ say experts.
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.
Commenting on reports that the Prime Minister has indicated that post-Brexit checks on food imports from the EU to Great Britain are to be delayed for a fourth time, the British Veterinary Association has reiterated a stark warning over disease threats.
Increased costs and administrative hurdles are stifling the movement of horses and livestock in what were once thriving industries.
UK agriculture is highly exposed to serious diseases imported from Europe, including African swine fever (ASF), because of a failure to get new border control posts (BCPs) operational before July 2022, a senior vet has warned.
The inquiry investigates what impact our new trading relationship with the EU is having on the movement of live animals and on animal health in the context of the UK’s ability to respond to, and monitor, disease outbreaks.
Figures show Brexit compounding Covid disruption, with clothing exports plunging 60%, vegetables down 40% and cars 25%.
Ireland’s European commissioner criticises decision by DUP minister affecting food and animal imports.
New post-Brexit border paperwork coming into force in July is expected to cost UK food companies millions of pounds, according to a trade body.
New restrictions on administering drugs to healthy animals come into force across EU to tackle critical overuse, but UK fails to follow suit.
The Prime Minister has used the Tory conference to downplay the societal and economic impact already being felt around the UK by leaving the European Union.
The UK Government’s lack of urgency in addressing “glaring holes” in its post-Brexit provisions for agri-food and livestock trade could cause businesses to close, according to a report published today.
CSO data shows biggest fall is in chemicals, food and live animals.
Australia trade deal would cause cruelty not tolerated in UK and betray the public, warns RSPCA 19/05/2021
Agreement would undermine major overhaul of animal-welfare laws announced to fanfare last week, campaigners say.
UK now has a more limited relationship than when it was inside the EU... These difficulties have manifested themselves in various forms of red tape and difficulties around SPS rules.
EU proposes the UK temporarily align on plant and animal rules to remove Irish Sea checks.
A lack of border inspection post at French port Calais has meant live animals from the UK have been forced to make much longer journeys to meet their destinations, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has warned.