Shortages in the labour market, along with the vacancies in the health service, hospitality industry and agriculture, are the living evidence of this self-inflicted act
Arch Brexiteer Daniel Hannan tried to tweet about EU tariffs on wine, but ended up proving we probably do need experts after all.
Northern Ireland, food prices, the ease of a deal - it turns out that many of the claims made by those advocating Brexit were not quite true...
Fox hopes for increased trade with far flung nations post-Brexit—but there’s a problem with his strategy.
Brexit Briefing #130 – a final look at the UK still trying to have its cake and eat it - BEERG Brexit Blog 04/05/2021
This is my last Brexit Briefing. / Because it is the last it is longer than usual. A long goodbye if you will. Over the past 5 years I have written 130 of them, following the twists and turns of the Brexit saga, as various UK actors came and went upon the stage, generally full of sound and fury, but often signifying little.
As part of our special edition looking at five years since the EU referendum, Alastair Campbell looks at the silence of the Leavers.
Final bid to prevent huge new tariffs ruining African farmers amid allegations of UK ‘bullying’ 05/12/2020
‘People in Ghana are very angry. They do not understand why Britain is acting like a bully’
Pascal Lamy, who was director general of the WTO, between 2005 and 2013, said there was a stark choice for the UK between 'minor' and 'great' trade relations with the country’s largest trading partner.
Hardline European Research Group branded ‘a corruption of Conservatism’ by senior Tory MP 06/08/2020
Organisation which drove UK to a hard Brexit made up of ‘climate change deniers’ and ‘Trump sympathisers’, new book is told.
Labour queries why MP used unsecured account for classified government business.
Nothing to see here - Chris Grey 19/06/2020
'The Brexiters have no more idea in private than they do in public about what they are doing. Predictions based upon their concealed intent project on to them a competence they simply don’t possess.'
Senior Tories insist Brexit deal would not scupper US trade agreement after shock Trump intervention 01/11/2019
'We can’t make a trade deal with the UK,' says US president.
An NHS sell-off, lower food standards and secretive corporate courts: the battles facing Britain's new trade secretary 26/07/2019
Boris Johnson’s new trade secretary will be tasked with negotiating as many new trade deals as possible. Here are some fault-lines expected to emerge over the coming months.
US says Brexit trade talks with Liam Fox cancelled amid mounting fury over leaked Trump memos 09/07/2019
Planned Brexit trade talks between Liam Fox and US Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross have been cancelled, amid escalating tensions following the release of UK diplomatic memos calling Donald Trump "incompetent", "inept", and "insecure".
"Farage, Banks and Bannon. They are some of the well-known Bad Boys of Brexit. But there are many more. The Bad Boys of Brexit are an unholy alliance. They are global Money Men, small-state Regulation Burners and people with highly questionable Russian Connections, some of whom have undermined the very foundations of democracy."
Tory leadership hopeful is wrong to suggest UK could have tariff-free trade with the EU following a no-deal Brexit, says international body’s chief.
Canada Is Refusing To Roll Over Its EU Trade Agreement For The UK If There's A No-Deal Brexit 02/07/2019
The decision not to “roll over” the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) if the UK abandons its withdrawal agreement with Brussels is a huge blow to Britain's hopes of maintaining continuity in a no-deal Brexit and could severely impact businesses that sell goods to the Canadian market.
"Only way you can get frictionless trade is to actually be in the Single Market" - Liam Fox 01/07/2019
“I’ve always argued that the only way you can get frictionless trade is to actually be in the Single Market.”
Russia is among 20 countries that are looking to squeeze a commercial advantage from Brexit after blocking an attempt by the international trade secretary, Liam Fox, to fast-track a World Trade Organization deal on the UK’s terms of trade with the world.
Trade minister rejected Boris Johnson’s claim exporters would be spared tariffs after no deal
Boris Johnson’s ‘implementation period’ and five other Tory leadership Brexit plans already rejected or doomed to fail 25/06/2019
What are the Brexit proposals put forward - and why will they probably be rejected?
Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has been slated by farmers after suggesting that consumers can look forward to cheaper food after Brexit – potentially.
Despite calls to 'take back control' the economic reality is that tariffs will be determined by the 'bound rates' that the UK already has in place under the WTO and, ultimately, no tariff regime will make up for loss of access to the EU market