UK expatriates have expressed regret at no longer being able to live in their houses in Europe after failing to obtain residency visas. None more so than those who voted for Brexit.
Britain is still missing out on millions by not joining Horizon – and New Zealand has stolen a march on us 13/07/2023
A Kiwi scientist is urging the UK to re-enter the research programme as Rishi Sunak dithers.
The ruling Conservatives’ efforts to big up their paltry free trade deals with Australia and New Zealand took something of a comic turn this week, with the revelation that the UK Government was shipping signed copies of The Beano to the two countries.
Two handpicked consignments of UK goods have been sent to Australia and New Zealand to mark new post-Brexit agreements.
Having cut Britain adrift of Europe, Brexiters are indulging in an old fantasy about a new national role in the world—as the hub of a far-flung Anglosphere.
George Eustice pulls no punches as he lays into the former prime minister in parliament, lambasting Ms Truss's achievements as international trade secretary.
Back in those pre-war, pre-Covid and pre-permacrisis halcyon days of early 2020, the world was the UK food sector’s oyster in terms of post-Brexit trading opportunities.
Ellie Newis reviews two of the flagship free trade agreements that were supposed to reignite the UK economy.
Post-Brexit deal with New Zealand goes to Parliament despite ‘concerns’ over removing tariffs 26/10/2022
A post-Brexit deal between the UK and New Zealand will be “formally laid in Parliament” today despite concerns over its impact on UK producers.
NFU President Minette Batters said the UK-New Zealand deal, as with the one signed early this year with Australia, has little benefit for British farmers and that a coherent approach is needed to bolster UK farming’s productivity.
Animal welfare faces ‘clear and present danger’ from post-Brexit trade deals, study warns 28/07/2022
Claim that UK farming at risk if ‘soft’ approach pursued with countries with ‘less qualms’ about quality.
'New Zealand television is completely mystified by the amazing Brexit trade deal Liz Truss keeps boasting about.' [2 mins] 22/07/2022
New Zealand television is completely mystified by the amazing #Brexit trade deal Liz Truss keeps boasting about. They can’t understand why she would want to make British farmers poorer and theirs richer. Even the winning side can’t fathom it.
THE UK Government failed to heed warnings over the damage Brexit would do to Scotland’s food and farming sectors, despite “clearly being aware of the consequences”, a Scottish minister has said.
UK’s Liz Truss was warned of blow to food sector under Australia and New Zealand trade deals 12/07/2022
Data obtained by POLITICO shows economic toll on farmers known before key post-Brexit trade talks began.
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak should level with the public that Brexit has scarred our economy 28/03/2022
The Chancellor and Prime Minister need a plan to counter figures showing lower growth after the hit to EU trade.
Government modelling suggests deal could damage some UK industries like farming and food processing. / But the government's own estimates for the deal suggest it will have a negligible impact of 0.02 per cent to 0.03 per cent of GDP by 2033.
Talk at this week’s NFU conference will be alive with financial, labour and competition concerns.
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.
THERE are no discernable benefits of Brexit, the chief executive of Scotland Food and Drink has said. / James Withers also rubbished claims that leaving the EU had enhanced “global Britain” and mocked the appointment of a new Minister for Brexit Opportunities.
Minette Batters: ‘I feared farmers would be used as a pawn in trade deals – and that’s what happened’ 29/01/2022
The NFU president has been dismayed by the government’s post-Brexit deals, but has vowed to fight on for British producers
Minette Batters decries trade deal with Australia and New Zealand. / The president of the National Farmers’ Union has accused the government of using British food producers as a “pawn” in post-Brexit trade deals.
Dairy UK, the processor-led organization representing farmer-owned co-ops and private dairy companies, has expressed concern over the UK government’s trade deal with New Zealand.
This is how New Zealand TV is reporting the Brexit trade deal with the UK / They visibly can't believe their luck that British farming has been made the "sacrificial lamb" for a deal hugely beneficial to NZ with "negligeable benefits for UK farmers who get nothing in return"
Farmers have warned of "huge downsides" to Boris Johnson's new trade deal with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
The UK's former permanent representative to the EU suggests that post-Brexit trade deals with New Zealand and Australia contribute little to the country's finances.