Seven in ten Britons support a closer relationship with the EU than we have now. / As we approach the fourth anniversary of Brexit, 52% of Britons now believe that the UK leaving the EU was the wrong decision. The Labour party – likely to form the next government – have so far resisted calls to move towards rejoining the single market...
Brexit: 57% of Britons support rejoining single market even with freedom of movement, YouGov poll finds 30/11/2023
The YouGov poll comes after EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the UK should rejoin the EU to "fix" Brexit.
‘We goofed it up, you have to fix it’, Ursula von der Leyen tells young people. / European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has said young Britons could still reverse Brexit by deciding to re-join the EU in the years ahead.
LEAVING the EU was not a “one-off shock” that businesses will be able to adjust to and the effects of "Brexit 2.0" are now being felt, according to a finance journalist and author.
"Britain can no longer afford to have one hand tied behind our back with new red tape, new costs and lost opportunities from Brexit," Naomi Smith said.
The term doesn’t mean it doesn’t meet EU standards. Just that Brexiters want to insist they have the right to diverge, even if it were madness to do so.
It’s no secret that COVID-19 and Brexit have had a lasting effect on a wealth of businesses. In particular, the manufacturing sector has been heavily impacted due to the UK’s withdrawal from the single market and the subsequent restrictions on imports and exports.
Brexit and the red tape explosion 16/08/2023
Helmuth Porschen ponders the fate of UKCA and wonders why the government can’t persuade the rest of the world to adopt British standards.
Tory MP Tobias Ellwood says both his party and Labour are being dishonest over the disaster of Brexit.
It appears HM Treasury has realised bringing in a measure that will so obviously lead to higher food prices is not a good idea when the country is in the grip of an inflation spiral.
Exit from the single market making it harder to import art, auction house warns.
Plaid Cymru has expressed serious concerns over the potential impact of the planned application of full Brexit border checks from the autumn.
There’s a growing understanding in Britain that the country’s vote to quit the European Union, a decisive moment in the international rise of reactionary populism, was a grave error.
Distributor of KTM road and mountain bikes shuts citing Brexit red tape as a major factor.
Westminster’s Winner-Takes-All Voting System Skewed Britain Towards a Hard Brexit, Report Suggests 14/07/2023
The Democratic Unionist Party had an outsized voice in Westminster during Britain’s Brexit negotiations.
World-renowned economist Adam Posen reveals some tough truths about Britain’s situation.
It’s not even about “we told you so”, it’s the Brexiters telling it themselves.
Neil Kinnock on Labour's Brexit policy: Britain will struggle to grow outside of the Single Market [3 mins] 20/06/2023
Keir Starmer facing pressure to offer new customs union policy with EU as Brexit regret rises 04/07/2023
A number of Labour MPs believe there is a palpable shift in public opinion on Brexit due to comparatively worse inflation figures in the UK to Europe and ongoing issues with the trade deal with Brussels.
He said many MPs privately agree that the UK should have a closer trading relationship with the EU but are too scared to say so.
The U.K.'s anticipated accession to an encompassing trans-Pacific economic agreement in July will provide an "imperceptibly small" boost economically and will not compensate for its exit from the European Union, said Bill Emmott, former editor-in-chief of The Economist, in a recent interview with Nikkei.
"Re-join the single market to undo Brexit damage" says Plaid Cymru Leader Rhun ap Iorwerth 23/06/2023
Wales and the rest of the UK should re-join the single market to undo the economic damage caused by Brexit, Plaid Cymru has said.
New poll shows 79% think trade deals with Australia and New Zealand are bad. / Just over half (52%) of farmers said Britain should join the EU and 70% of thought we should at least rejoin the single European market, rising to 85% in the case of those working in the ancillary industries.
The 10 biggest lies of Brexit 21/06/2023
Seven years since the referendum, how have the “promises” made by the most prominent Brexiteers panned out? Here’s a rundown of the 10 most spectacular untruths.
The leaders of our political parties cannot go on hiding from the damage to our economy, our reputation in the world and the frustration of our younger generation, writes Lord Michael Heseltine.