It is increasingly evident that leaving the European Union — the world’s richest single market — was a monumental act of self-harm for the UK. African countries should take heed and cooperate to ensure the success of the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Turns out the UK government, under current prime minister Rishi Sunak, is not replacing the GDPR, as Michelle Donelan, his secretary of state for science, innovation and technology, implied last October.
The reality of Brexit dashes UK hopes to be a major EV player.
Talk of Swiss deals, EU rapprochement, and Sunak’s denials can’t hide the stone cold reality of Brexit 23/11/2022
‘One of the biggest blows to our productivity – and a self-inflicted one – was leaving Europe’s single market,’ says Michael Day.
The government has cancelled its plans to build a Brexit trade yacht with "immediate effect", the defence secretary has announced.
Brexit’s harvest 27/10/2022
Brexit-induced labour shortages are going to be a limiting factor in the pursuit of growth, growth, growth
The UK regions and Nations which voted for Brexit have increased their dependence on the EU for manufacturing exports, while the European market remains the overwhelming favoured destination for the sector.
Research also reveals EU remains ‘overwhelmingly dominant’ destination for UK manufacturing exports.
The EU’s share of Wales’ export market has risen from 58% to 60%, despite a reduced dependence on the EU and opening up export markets with the rest of the world being a stated objective of the Brexit project.
Post Brexit inflation is making UK "sick man of Europe" | Economics | The New Statesman [22 mins] 18/06/2022
A "perfect storm" of Brexit, covid and poor macroeconomic fiscal policies by the Conservatives has weakened Britain's economy and diminished the UK's standing in Europe, says economist Duncan Weldon.
The leader of Plaid Cymru Adam Price calls on Labour to make the positive case for the single market and customs union.
Boris Johnson’s rotten regime has not covered itself in glory. / For an un-jaundiced sense of how post-Brexit – sorry Global – Britain is viewed from abroad as the wheels fall off Boris Johnson’s rotten regime, Italy is a good place to start.
When the Brexit transition period ended, new barriers for UK-EU trade were introduced.
Boris Johnson must rebuild relationships with neighbours to ‘make Brexit work,’ says shadow foreign secretary.
Only in ‘Brexit La La land’ is Johnson leading opposition to Putin, ex-Finnish prime minister says 21/03/2022
Alexander Stubb says claim is ‘utter rubbish’ and dismisses ‘Global Britain’ idea.
‘Global Britain’ can only become a reality if Johnson rebuilds his links with European partners.
Brexit Opportunities Abound – Part 2 17/02/2022
Continuing the letter to Jacob Rees-Mogg, reminding him – he seems to need reminding – of the many new opportunities created by Brexit.
Liam Fox’s Brexit ‘prize’ is nothing more than a pipe dream that fails to address Britain’s long-standing productivity problem 11/02/2022
The recent report from Fox’s Global Britain Commission sets out Britain’s productivity problem but offers no answers to it.
Global Britain or Lonely Britain? 02/02/2022
Despite its claims of exceptionalism and the freedom to succeed outside of the European Union, in reality, the UK is no longer in the room where it happens, says former British diplomat Alexandra Hall Hall.
Cronofy - Back to EU 27/01/2022
While the UK has now left the EU, Cronofy is about to re-join. The UK government's plans to weaken data privacy laws is the final straw.
Britain will lose influence in international affairs after it leaves the EU, the outgoing president of the European council has said. Speaking at the College of Europe, Donald Tusk said Brexit would be the 'real end' of the British empire.
Prime minister called the claim ‘fake news’ - but leaked email to Foreign Office staff confirmed it.
Report by the European Council on Foreign Relations says that more people see bloc as a key partner than the US.
BREXIT, according to its backers, was meant to create endless opportunities. So far, however, the UK has failed to make the vote profitable, with the prospect of "global Britain" quickly fading according to recent data.