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Post-Brexit deal with New Zealand goes to Parliament despite ‘concerns’ over removing tariffs 26/10/2022
A post-Brexit deal between the UK and New Zealand will be “formally laid in Parliament” today despite concerns over its impact on UK producers.
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?
Don’t pretend Australia Brexit trade deal will have ‘noticeable’ benefits, MPs tell government 06/07/2022
Cross-party international trade committee says agreement unlikely to be detectable at supermarket tills.
Select committee says ministers want to rush through deal allowing food imports that fall below UK environmental standards.
Government condemned for trying ‘to rush it through’ – in echoes of Northern Ireland Protocol now being torn up. / MPs should block the Australia trade deal because the government has broken a promise to allow it to be scrutinised properly, a damning report says.
Trade committee chair Angus Brendan MacNeil said MPs had been ‘consistently hindered’ in attempts to examine the deal.
Scathing report by Public Accounts Committee criticises government’s approach.
One year after Brexit, Scotland’s fishing industry is still mired in chaos, leaving many businesses fearing for their future as deliveries to Europe continue to be snarled in costly red tape and delays.
If energy shortages worsen, EU governments can resort to curbing sales of natural gas and power to 'third countries', which includes Britain as of this year.
"It’s very difficult to date for manufacturers to see any benefit from leaving," an organisation representing thousands of businesses has said.
Tariffs axed immediately on Australian beef and lamb, triggering fears that farmers will be sent ‘to the wall’ 15/06/2021
Small print – revealed by Canberra, but suppressed in London – reveals pledge to protect farmers for 15 years has been dropped.
SNP 'will not accept' Westminster veto of second Scottish independence referendum, leaked memo suggests 05/11/2020
Confidential documents cannot be revealed until five years after a deal is in force.
Nicola Sturgeon has earmarked the second half of next year as the best time to have a vote.