Former Conservatives Prime Minister, Sir John Major, did not mince his words about #Brexit at a Westminster committee meeting this time last year. / He said that leaving the European Union has been “a colossal mistake.” / We should be back in the #EU, he said, to keep Britain safe. / “There are three great power blocs in the world today,” he said. “The United Kingdom is not one of them.”
Former Conservatives Prime Minister, Sir John Major, did not mince his words about Brexit at a Westminster committee meeting. / Speaking in February 2023, he asserted that leaving the European Union has been “a colossal mistake.”
Report suggests that almost half of Britain thinks the UK’s relationship with the EU is more important for peace, stability and prosperity than our relationship with the US or the Commonwealth.
he OBR pours cold water on hopes for a big boost from the Pacific trade deal. / Have you ever wondered how the UK, based firmly in the north Atlantic, managed to join the free trade area known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)? After all, as the name suggests, it is for countries around the Pacific.
Reversing Brexit: Lessons from history 13/06/2023
Is Brexit reversible? James L. Newell examines what the prohibition of alcohol in the United States can tell us about the potential to reverse seemingly irreversible policy decisions.
While some may welcome the government’s ambition to shake up the UK’s data protection regime, Westminster should be wary of drifting too far from the path charted by our US and European partners.
Post-Brexit Britain will get squashed by the US and EU unless we get real on industrial strategy 18/05/2023
Rishi Sunak needs to grasp that ‘smart subsidy’ is what is powering our global rivals.
Financial Times US Editor-at-Large Gillian Tett says many people in the United States “are just baffled” Britain went along with Brexit, describing it as an “act of self-sabotage”. / “Britain has got the worst performance amongst the G7,” Ms Tett told Sky News Australia host Piers Morgan.
Britain Humiliated Itself by Imploding From a Modern Democracy into a Far Right Wing Country — And the World Is Running Away From It as Fast as It Can.
Britain is looking to strike trade agreements following its departure from the European Union, but Mr Biden’s administration has put talks on ice.
Hailed by Tory MPs as a Brexit benefit, CPTPP membership actually turns the UK into a willing pawn in Washington’s geopolitical game.
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.
After Brexit, Britain’s competitors are running rings around us. Sunak’s not even at the races 08/02/2023
This reshuffle will make little difference: the country is going nowhere as the PM leads us further down an economic dead end.
Ex-PM says UK was stronger in the EU – as Jeremy Hunt challenged to admit Britain ‘poorer’ after Brexit.
Brexit was a ‘colossal mistake’, former PM Sir John Major tells Northern Ireland Affairs Committee 07/02/2023
Former prime minister Sir John Major has told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Britain made a “colossal mistake” when it left the European Union. / Sir John said while he is not a “significant Europhile”, he believes the UK was stronger in the EU.
The UK is urging the European Union not to harm British companies as European leaders debate whether to match measures in the US Inflation Reduction Act with massive green subsidies of their own.
After Brexit, some anticipated a shift in European sentiment and believed other members would follow the UK's lead. But 6 years on, the bloc seems more cohesive than ever and optimism is high. So why is this? And how did the EU become stronger than ever?
Ursula von der Leyen pledges ‘unprecedented’ investments in clean technologies. / The EU is preparing to take on President Joe Biden’s showpiece legislation, which has turbocharged green investment in the US, by loosening restrictions on subsidies in Europe and accelerating permits for new projects.
Businesses have cited Brexit after the UK recorded its worst month in over two and a half years.
‘I can see Britain being a member of the EU again’: How Brexit is returning to UK politics 26/12/2022
But the EU does not want to reopen debates about the terms of the Brexit deal: “Only in the UK are people still arguing about Brexit,” a source said. “No one in Europe thinks about it any more.”
Joe Biden UK visit set to be scrapped if Rishi Sunak fails to strike Northern Ireland Brexit deal 23/12/2022
The US is ready to scrap mooted plans for Joe Biden to visit the UK for the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement if Rishi Sunak fails to strike a deal with the EU on post-Brexit trade arrangements with Northern Ireland in time.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak 'didn't discuss' a post-Brexit trade deal in his first meeting with Joe Biden - and dodged questions on whether Brexit has played a part in Britain's economic woes
New government figures show post-Brexit slump in UK exports to Germany, France, Italy and Spain – and failure to transition exports to the US and China, says ParcelHero
New Government figures show a massive post-Brexit slump in UK exports to Germany, France, Italy and Spain – and reveal the UK failed to transition to key export markets such as the USA and China. The new International Trade Secretary, Kemi Badenoch, faces an uphill battle, warns ParcelHero.
Promises of a special trading relationship with America have also yet to materialise, the ONS figures show. / New Government figures show a massive post-Brexit slump in UK exports to Germany, France, Italy and Spain – and reveal the UK failed to transition to key export markets such as the USA and China.