FUW President Glyn Roberts has described Brexit as a “mess” and says the exit from the EU is one of the factors responsible for the hardships now being faced by farmers across Wales.
Britain's trade agreement with Japan - the first major such deal announced after Brexit - has been branded a failure as new figures show exports have DROPPED.
Liz Truss had described the deal with Japan as a "landmark moment for Britain" that would boost trade by billions of pounds.
George Eustice pulls no punches as he lays into the former prime minister in parliament, lambasting Ms Truss's achievements as international trade secretary.
Brexit now considered a mistake by significant majority of the population as UK’s economic fortunes fade.
The former cabinet member, now a backbencher, admits what many suspected about the post-Brexit sunlit uplands: they were over-promised. / George Eustice, former Environment Secretary, yesterday broke ranks with the government line on the success in forging new trade deals post-Brexit. He portrayed the much lauded flagship deal with Australia as ‘not very good’.
Everyone can see that it is failing, but pretending it can work is a precondition for positions of authority.
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.
Meanwhile former Cabinet minister George Eustice questioned the negotiating strategy that led to the Australia and New Zealand trade deals.
A former Tory minister has admitted a Brexit deal he backed at the time is "not actually a very good deal" and people are fuming.
Brexit has "permanently damaged" the UK economy, former Bank of England policymaker Michael Saunders warned as London was deposed as Europe's biggest stock market.
George Eustice lambasts Liz Truss for arbitrarily ‘setting the clock against us’ and calls on top civil servant to quit.
Former minister George Eustice admits Australia post-Brexit trade deal ‘not actually good for the UK’ 14/11/2022
Tory former Environment Secretary says UK ‘gave away far too much for far too little in return’.
This week, Rishi Sunak talked of building 'an economy that embraces the opportunities of Brexit'. Here's 5 mins on Brexit's impact on the economy so far. [5 mins] 28/10/2022
This week, Rishi Sunak talked of building 'an economy that embraces the opportunities of Brexit'. Here's 5 mins on Brexit's impact on the economy so far.
British Chambers of Commerce urges government to ‘cut red tape on UK-EU goods movements’.
In this film, senior FT writers and British businesspeople examine how Brexit hit the UK economy, the political conspiracy of silence, and why there has not yet been a convincing case for a 'Brexit dividend'.
Tory frontunner will be ‘empty chaired’ by NFU – as enviornment secretary reveals ‘tensions’ with Truss.
As Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to depart Downing Street, tossed from office by his own party, his legacy — the opening lines of his eventual obituary — will call him the man who “got Brexit done.” / So how is that going? What can be said about the post-Brexit Britain that Johnson is leaving behind?
The Government’s Fantasy Food Strategy 07/08/2022
The government’s food strategy lacks detail or any plans for implementation, and it is contradicted by its other policies.
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.
The International Trade Committee, a cross-party committee of UK members of parliament, has warned the government against “overselling” its free trade agreement (FTA) with Australia, saying that “flat-footed negotiating” has led to significant concessions without securing all possible benefits in return.
'Appalling that the Government has deliberately avoided parliamentary scrutiny of its terrible trade deal with Australia.' - RSPCA 19/07/2022
Appalling that the Government has deliberately avoided parliamentary scrutiny of its terrible trade deal with Australia. The UK Government vowed to be a global leader for animals but now farm welfare standards are likely to be sacrificed for this quick trade agreement.
Activists file formal complaint alleging government has breached international law in signing deal.