Up to 12 post-Brexit customs centres like Kent lorry park to be built to deal with EU exit 13/07/2020
Businesses face 400 million extra customs declarations a year at a cost up as much as £20 billion under government plans.
Brexit Republic - The Noisy Episode 26/06/2020
As Europe Editor Tony Connelly, London Correspondent Seán Whelan and Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin try to cut through the noise on the Brexit talks stand-off, some 'working from home ambience' makes itself felt. The team looks ahead to what's on the table for face-to-face EU-UK talks next week.
Brexit Republic - The Land Bridge 04/06/2020
They came, they saw, they took the train home again. No progress in the first face-to-face EU-UK talks since the Covid crisis. Bridge-building will be required. Bridge maintenance - specifically landbridge maintenance- will be required where the route for Irish freight through the UK is concerned.
The United Kingdom has passed the point of no return. It has less than six months to reach a new trade deal with the European Union or risk heaping more pressure on companies that are already laying off tens of thousands of workers because of the coronavirus pandemic.
France’s former Europe Minister, now an MEP, has hit out at the “eternal British mistake of believing that by dividing the EU, the UK will obtain what it wants”.
EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier complained of lack of respect and engagement by UK
Some 110 business leaders have warned U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson of dire consequences if he fails to sign a trade deal with the European Union before the Brexit transition period ends in six months.
The last chance to save us from a no-deal Brexit has now slipped by. Here’s what we lost today 01/07/2020
The negotiations which will set our relationship with our closest neighbours for the next generation are being rushed in a reckless game of chicken.
The pound is already under pressure from fears that Britain will fail to clinch a trade deal with the European Union by the end-2020 deadline.
After coronavirus, the UK government can’t afford to play Russian roulette with the EU over a Brexit trade deal - Michael Heseltine 27/06/2020
The battle for foreign investment is not a game conducted on public school playing fields. It is ruthlessly fought by governments armed with every trick in the book.
We can’t make a deal with the EU in the middle of a pandemic – whatever Boris Johnson tries to tell you 27/06/2020
The dangerous threat of a no-deal Brexit will only rear its head again in six months time, just as we’re striving to save jobs and fix our economy. Even if we are able to reach a deal, it will fall short of what’s best for us.
Angela Merkel says Britain must ‘live with the consequences’ of Boris Johnson’s decision to ditch close alignment with EU 27/06/2020
Poll finds just 25 per cent of voters think PM will get a deal which is good for Britain.
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.'
Britain could be pressured into bad deal to replace EU's agreement with East Asian country.
Talks likely to go well beyond summer, with stakes rising for British business.
Brexit as an ideological project has stripped the government of any sense of basic pragmatism.
Britain is already heading for the worst coronavirus-induced slump of any major economy. Now fears are rising that businesses could be slammed by a second body blow this year — the failure of trade talks with the European Union.
Britain's biggest car plant has so far weathered the coronavirus pandemic and a major corporate restructuring. But it may not survive Brexit.
The U.K.’s hopes of a swift trade deal with Japan will ultimately rest on a successful resolution to the main talks between London and the European Union on a new trading arrangement, some experts say.
MEPs demand UK stays tied to regulations for market access.
Commission president draws attention to less well-known area where two sides are at odds.
No Deal Brexit Is Back With A Vengeance 09/06/2020
The political implications of a no deal outcome threaten to be every bit as significant as its economic fallout, Anand Menon and Jonathan Portes write.
EU will not accept 'pig in a poke' Brexit deal from Boris Johnson, Council president warns 16/06/2020
Fisheries is such a major issue in the UK-EU negotiations and a trade deal could be scuppered if an agreement is not reached between the two sides, a new academic report finds. / This is despite the fact that fishing represents only 0.1 per cent of UK gross value added (GVA) and for most EU member states, fishing amounts to 0.1% or less of their economic output.
The European Union sees a path towards a compromise on a trade deal with Britain but London must first be more realistic in what it expects to achieve, an adviser to the EU’s chief trade negotiator said on Thursday.