British government thwarting the north's potential to exploit post-Brexit trading difficulties in the Republic – Stephen Farry 10/08/2022
THE BRITISH government is thwarting the north's potential to exploit trading difficulties in the Republic created by Brexit, according to Alliance's deputy leader. / Mr Farry said the official statistics illustrated that the "nonsense of Brexit brings wide-ranging consequences", including for large aspects of the supply chain into the Republic.
There's one thing that the two candidates locked in a bad-tempered battle to be Britain's next prime minister agree on: Brexit is nothing to do with any of the woes facing the UK right now. / The inconvenient truth, as the head of the port of Dover has confirmed, is that Brexit has indeed contributed to the chaos.
Although a narrow majority UK-wide (not, of course, in Scotland) voted for Brexit, many have already realised it was a grave mistake. It is the biggest economic, diplomatic and constitutional mistake in the history of the United Kingdom. It is likely to be proximate cause of the United Kingdom’s ultimate collapse.
Brexit after Boris 31/07/2022
Boris Johnson became prime minister on the promise that Brexit would bring prosperity and pride. Did it?
European Commission says failure to apply customs rules in Northern Ireland “significantly increases the risk of smuggling”.
Liz Truss is campaigning as a committed Brexiter to become Conservative leader. Six years ago, her view was different. ... Her support for an “In” vote was plainly wholehearted. Her analysis was clear and, as events have shown, correct.
Simply Red has taken to Twitter to label Brexit a "shambles" in an unlikely message to Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer. The band, led by flame-haired frontman Mick Hucknall, made the comment ahead of their concert at Plymouth's Central Park on Sunday night.
Don’t pretend Australia Brexit trade deal will have ‘noticeable’ benefits, MPs tell government 06/07/2022
Cross-party international trade committee says agreement unlikely to be detectable at supermarket tills.
UK government warned there is 'no legal or political justification' for unilateral action on NI Protocol 04/07/2022
The British government has been warned that there is "no legal or political justification" for unilateral action on the Northern Ireland Protocol.
We desperately need to rejoin the single market and customs union, whatever the former PM thinks.
Northern Ireland wants stability. Tearing up the Brexit agreement will put peace and prosperity at risk 03/07/2022
The British government has chosen unilaterally to break the protocol, which it signed two years ago – but Europe stands by it.
He also criticised the UK government and what he called “the disaster” of Brexit, which had stopped airlines easily recruiting European workers, and thus worsened staff shortages this summer. “This is without doubt one of the inevitable consequences of the disaster that has been Brexit,” he said.
Goods and services exported to bloc affected by return of customs border, EU commissioner says.
UK should rejoin single market as quitting EU ‘biggest piece of self-inflicted harm,’ says Sadiq Khan 29/06/2022
Britain should push to rejoin the single market because Brexit is the “biggest piece of self-inflicted harm ever done to a country,” says Sadiq Khan.
We must rejoin the single market, the London Mayor told LBC, branding leaving the EU as "the biggest piece of self-inflicted harm ever done to a country."
Boris Johnson ‘shredding trust’ with three breaches of international law, former top diplomat warns 28/06/2022
Boris Johnson ‘shredding trust’ with three breaches of international law, former top diplomat warns.
‘Impossible’ that British alternative NI plan can work, says Italy’s minister for European affairs Vincenzo Amendola.
Britain is pressing on with a plan to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal it signed with the European Union.
Sectors from fishing to aviation, farming to science report being bogged down in red tape, struggling to recruit staff and racking up losses for the first time.
Brexit isn't working - nor is Boris Johnson's Britain | Ivan Rogers interview | The New Statesman [37 mins] 24/06/2022
The former UK Ambassador to the EU, Ivan Rogers, explains why even Brexiteers are dismayed over Brexit.
The Northern Ireland protocol row shows the similarities between two former imperial powers intent on regaining lost glory.
Boris Johnson victory at next election would be ‘disaster’ for Tories and Britain, says former party chair 21/06/2022
Under current PM, government is not Conservative but English Nationalist, says Chris Patten.
The economic fallout from leaving the EU is becoming all too apparent.
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.