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Confrontation between London and Ottawa at talks led to other countries ‘basically throwing their hands in the air.’
UK preparing to lift tariffs on palm oil from Malaysia as price for joining CPTPP trade agreement. / Britain is preparing to sign off on a post-Brexit trade deal that campaigners say will encourage further destruction of nature, threaten the habitat of orangutans in Malaysia and make a mockery of the government’s claims of being committed to tackling deforestation abroad.
Brexit, two years on – so far, so bad 31/01/2023
31 January marks the two-year anniversary of the UK’s official withdrawal from the EU. Investment Monitor examines how hard Brexit has hit the UK economy so far.
UK still experiencing problems after three years of Brexit.
The government hail it as “momentous” - it’s just a simple memo with no extra money or cut in tariffs.
Brian Reade marks the third anniversary of leaving the EU by lamenting the huge cost the country has suffered as a result.
Probably not the anniversary present the government was hoping to offer the public.
'More problems than opportunities': UK farming urged to submit evidence over the impact of Brexit and trade deals 24/01/2023
The evidence will inform a new trading framework designed to put farmers’ interests first during trade negotiations.
Trade Consultation: Give Your Evidence - UK Trade and Business Commission [Deadline: 17/03/2023] 23/01/2023
The UK Trade and Business Commission is gathering evidence to understand the main challenges facing businesses, organisations and economic sectors to establish which policies and trading arrangements will help overcome the economic and trading barriers facing the UK today.
Inflation and the cost-of-living crisis – both of which are also linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – have been made worse by the cost of Brexit, according to the Ex-Secretary of the Department for Exiting the EU.
THERE is “no desire in Scotland to have membership of the EU”, Scotland Secretary Alister Jack has claimed despite significant evidence to the contrary. / "So does it come as a surprise to the secretary of state that a poll last year showed 69% of Scottish voters want to rejoin the EU?”
Brexit: The scorecard two years on 02/01/2023
So how is it going? In economic terms, the past year has helped differentiate the impact of Covid from the impact of Brexit. / Doing so has exposed a hefty price being paid by many firms, as well as public service employment, for dislocation of Britain from its nearest neighbour's trading bloc.
In reality, Brexit has hobbled the UK economy, which remains the only member of the G7 — the group of advanced economies that also includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States — with an economy smaller than it was before the pandemic.
Plaid Cymru has accused the UK Government of securing “tiny trade deals” as a result of a ‘frenzied dash for glossy headlines’ and is calling for an economic assessment on the impact of post-Brexit trade deals on the Welsh economy.
The official statistics watchdog has reprimanded the Conservatives for claiming the UK had secured £800bn in “new free trade deals” since leaving the EU, saying the figure includes deals rolled over from before Brexit.
As the country struggles with the cost of living crisis, recent figures have revealed that Brexit has left the people of the UK paying an extra £6 billion in food costs.
John Cole explores the government's response to a petition calling for an enquiry into the impact of Brexit before it's debated in parliament.
New Brexit restrictions have had a ‘disastrous’ impact on the ability of UK breeding companies to sell their stock abroad, the Farming Minister was told at the Young NPA National event in London last week.
UTTER CAR CRASH by Andrew Bowie [3 mins] 07/12/2022
'UTTER CAR CRASH by Andrew Bowie. Doesn't accept Brexit has hurt exports / Promises to grow EU trade, but can't say how / Promises simplified processes, but can't say how / Thinks he can negotiate customs with EU members state-by-state.'
SCOTTISH Conservative MP Andrew Bowie has been called out for a “car crash” BBC interview which saw him stumble over Brexit and trade – despite his position as a trade minister. / Bowie seemed to suggest that the UK Government was trying to negotiate trade deals with individual member states of the European Union – something which is not possible under the bloc’s rules.
Egg shortages ‘just the start’, says NFU – warning tomatoes, cucumbers and pears could become scarce.
Trade secretary Kemi Badenoch has taken a swipe at ex-PMs Boris Johnson and Liz Truss for setting public deadlines in trade negotiations.
Post-Brexit Japan deal branded 'a failure' 27/11/2022
The first major free trade agreement signed by Britain after Brexit has been branded a failure.