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Post-Brexit Britain will get squashed by the US and EU unless we get real on industrial strategy 18/05/2023
Rishi Sunak needs to grasp that ‘smart subsidy’ is what is powering our global rivals.
Jeremy Hunt has offered one of Britain’s biggest car manufacturers half a billion pounds in government subsidies not to go abroad to build a new electric battery “giga-factory”.
The European Union’s (EU) Chips Act was agreed in principle at the end of April 2023 by the EU’s main political bodies. The proposed legislation, described by European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, as a “game changer”, commits €43 billion in financial subsidies towards expanding the bloc’s semiconductor industry.
After Brexit, Britain’s competitors are running rings around us. Sunak’s not even at the races 08/02/2023
This reshuffle will make little difference: the country is going nowhere as the PM leads us further down an economic dead end.
The UK is urging the European Union not to harm British companies as European leaders debate whether to match measures in the US Inflation Reduction Act with massive green subsidies of their own.
Joe Biden’s climate change plan isn’t a threat to the UK, it’s an opportunity.
Ursula von der Leyen pledges ‘unprecedented’ investments in clean technologies. / The EU is preparing to take on President Joe Biden’s showpiece legislation, which has turbocharged green investment in the US, by loosening restrictions on subsidies in Europe and accelerating permits for new projects.
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.
However, disenchantment with Brexit has been one of the most notable trends of 2022 with a feeling that it has not lived up to the promises made at the time of the referendum. / Two thirds or 65% of British people think Brexit has gone badly compared to just 21% who think it has gone well according to an Opinium survey in early December.
Simon Coveney says new legislation will break international law and damage relations between UK and EU.
Biden is just "not interested", the paper reports, with one trade expert saying the EU is more aligned with his priorities.
The uncertain legal status of the Northern Ireland Protocol could lead to major confusion and the UK becoming de facto bound by EU subsidy rules, according to a report by UK lawmakers published on Friday (9 April).
In what follows, a group of leading social scientists explore these themes, explaining what has happened in the past, the situation the UK finds itself in now, and the issues that might confront us going forward. The collection is intended as a guide to the big questions confronting the country in the years to come.
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Move aimed at smoothing relations as president-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office.
Bid to break deadlock comes despite UK insisting ‘safety net’ was needed - whether talks succeeded or not.
These sticking points include fishing rights, rules on state subsidies for business and arrangements for policing any deal.
United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - HOUSE OF LORDS, Select Committee on the Constitution, 17th Report of Session 2019–21 16/10/2020
UK PM Boris Johnson had been wildly happy about his new EU exit deal; then he introduced a law undermining both it, and the last round of trade negotiations. Speaking with two former permanent secretaries of the UK’s EU exit department, Matt Ross asks whether Johnson is applying firm leverage – or deliberately sabotaging the trade talks.
European Council president reveals frustration with prime minister - after they hold talks.
Paper on guarantees for struggling companies still leaves major gap with EU position.
Three-year transition period for European fishing fleets among proposals in negotiating paper.
Drop 'aggressive, in-your-face' tactics to avert no-deal, urges senior Tory David Lidington 28/09/2020
Ex-deputy prime minister says ‘perfectly routine’ state aid compromise is on offer - and warns ‘Both sides stand to lose from a no-deal, but the UK more’.
EU sources fear Boris Johnson hasn’t yet got backing for compromises on state aid to business