Post-Brexit transition border checks could cause fresh food supply problems, an industry body has warned.
The sound of silence - Chris Grey 14/02/2020
'For at the same time as attempting to relegate Brexit to distant memory, the government is also claiming all kinds of benefits from “having left the EU”.'
The European Union swiftly rebuffed calls from the UK government that London's financial services firms should enjoy continued access to the single market even if the country breaks away from the bloc's rules after Brexit.
Boris Johnson Brexit deal to cause price hikes and shortages of fresh fruit and vegetables, retail chiefs warn 11/02/2020
'This is going to hit us in January....customers are really going to see the problems on supermarket shelves'
NICOLA Sturgeon has told leaders in Brussels that she will use the powers of Holyrood to ensure Scotland keeps a close relationship with the EU.
Michael Gove admits Brexit will bring years of confusion at borders as trade checks imposed 10/02/2020
Realities of leaving single market and customs union revealed to businesses - after controversy ducked during election campaign.
The sort of minimal deal he is after would be a disaster for an industry that relies on frictionless trade.
Boris Johnson’s government is waging a war of words not against the EU but the British people.
EU chief negotiator responds to PM’s claim that UK will now be free from Brussels regulations.
Pascal Canfin says UK’s zero tariff demands will be rejected, amid conflicting messages.
Michel Barnier adviser Stefaan De Rynck warns that EU "will not tolerate any backsliding or half measures" on PM's Brexit deal.
EU threatens Boris Johnson with 'sanctions' if he fails to implement controversial Irish sea goods checks 23/01/2020
UK could be fined by the European Court of Justice which - to the likely fury of Tory MPs – will retain the power if there is 'any backsliding'.
Former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull says a trade deal with the UK is “not a substitute for the EU” [2 mins] 21/01/2020
"The reality is that half of your trade goes to the EU. Britain’s trade with Australia is a very small percentage.”
UK-Australia trade deal after Brexit 'is not a substitute for the EU', warns former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull 22/01/2020
Malcolm Turnbull said a UK trade deal with Australia would not replace the benefits of being inside the world's largest trading bloc.
UK will lose market access if it ditches Brussels regulations, says EU chief Von der Leyen 22/01/2020
The UK’s access to the single market will be weakened if it does not continue to sign up to EU rules after Brexit, Ursula von der Leyen has said.
Single Market access essential to protect North East economy after Brexit - North East Local Enterprise Partnership 04/06/2018
The UK must ensure that it retains access to the Single Market, has an open trading regime and maintains a stable regulatory framework with the European Union to minimise the impact of Brexit on the North East economy. This is the key conclusion of ‘Leaving the European Union’, a report by a powerful regional economic group says today.
The Chancellor has warned there will be no alignment with EU regulations after Brexit - despite a pledge being made in the North East by Boris Johnson that standards would be protected.
‘Prepare for the worst’ EU officials tell business after Sajid Javid’s FT interview.
The UK Chancellor said the Treasury would not lend support to manufacturers that favour EU rules.
“This represents the death knell for frictionless trade," said one business leader.
Brexit is a Tory invention and pro-Europeans must still fight the prospect of EU exile, writes Will Hutton.
German chancellor makes veiled comment that leaving the EU could lead to the UK losing international influence.
Mark Carney and other financiers seem to think London can do business as usual without playing by the EU's rules. This is confidence bordering on complacency.
Northern political leaders face major challenge after striking deal.
Croatia’s prime minister, Andrej Plenković, hinted at move to ensure level playing field.