A brutal Financial Times investigation has unveiled the “all pain no gain” trading conditions many British businesses face post-Brexit.
Deleting national emissions ceiling regulations as part of scrapping EU laws ‘a clear example of deregulation’. / The government is ignoring its post-Brexit green watchdog over the removal of air quality regulations, in a move that has been described by experts as “a clear example of deregulation”.
UKCA: a symbol of the folly of Brexit 01/08/2023
I said that I would break the ‘summer recess’ of this blog if a Brexit event of sufficient interest or importance occurred and it has, with the government’s announcement today of an “indefinite extension to the use of CE [Conformité Européenne] marking for British businesses”.
Adoption of Britain-only rival to EU’s CE designation postponed ‘indefinitely’, say ministers.
The government has quietly admitted Singapore-on-Thames is dead.
Gummies, so yummy but ... 03/07/2023
...titanium dioxide. "Some gummy companies use it because it’s a convenient and cheap ingredient that creates a specific structure and taste, and adds this pastel coating on pills. But in 2022, the EU banned it. The UK was supposed to follow, but Brexit cancelled all those decisions.
World-renowned economist Adam Posen reveals some tough truths about Britain’s situation.
Britain should continue following EU car regulations to avoid extra costs for consumers, says the boss of Ford. / Tim Slatter's comments come as car manufacturers prepare for the first major review of Britain's post-Brexit trade deal with the EU.
Rishi Sunak has smothered the “Brexit bonfire” of EU laws – and hard-line Brexiteers are fuming with rage. But the prime minister smartly refused to be the face of this u-turn, putting business secretary Kemi Badenoch on the front stage herself.
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.
The UK is undoubtedly an AI powerhouse - but it's the EU that's leading global AI policy without Brexit Britain 14/06/2023
This week has seen the UK talking up its influence in Artificial Intelligence. But it is adrift from important research on bias and other problems, while the EU’s AI Act is full steam ahead.
The business secretary has defended a government climbdown on its plan to get rid of EU-era laws copied over after Brexit.
Veteran Brexiteer Sir William Cash has accused the prime minister of only scrapping “trivial” EU laws after the government U-turned on its post-Brexit “bonfire” of regulations last week.
Schedule of retained EU law - GOV.UK 15/05/2023
Schedule of retained EU Law that will be revoked or sunset by 31 December 2023.
There were sighs of relief in many quarters when it was announced that the British government was not going ahead with plans for a wholesale bonfire of EU regulation.
The government has suffered defeats in the House of Lords over plans to scrap certain EU laws by the end of the year. / Peers backed an amendment which would give Parliament greater scrutiny over which rules should be ditched.
BRITAIN can rest easy. The country’s bananas are safe and will not be subject to “malformation or abnormal curvature” following the UK Government’s decision to abandon throwing 4,000 pieces of EU law onto the Brexit bonfire by the year’s end.
‘A storm is brewing,’ warn Conservative MPs who say their party is ‘giving up on Rishi’, who is seen as a manager rather than a leader.
We have reached a watershed moment in the long Brexit saga. The government’s U-turn this week on the Great Repeal Bill has laid bare the great elephant-sized conundrum that has always been at the heart of Brexit: identifying any significant EU laws that were both holding Britain back and can be ditched without damaging our own economy.
“You bring Brexiters on, you never challenge them. You let them talk utter rubbish about Brexit. Year after year after year.”
Furious Conservative MPs have threatened to oust Rishi Sunak as PM following his “betrayal” over plans to scrap thousands of pieces of EU legislation.
Are we getting Brexit done? 05/01/2023
The UK has identified nearly 4,000 EU laws and regulations which we are now “free from”. What have we done with these newfound freedoms?
Faced with opposition from the House of Lords, the government backtracks on plans for the biggest ever change to our laws. So, what now? / Few things illustrate the absurdity and irresponsibility of Brexit better than the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (REUL).
Ministers have scrapped their promise for a post-Brexit ‘bonfire’ of EU-era laws by the end of this year.
The speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsey Hoyle lost his temper with Kemi Badenoch when the secretary of state failed to inform the house of the government's U-turn on repealing retained EU laws.