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As the UK-Australia trade deal comes into force, those close to the negotiations reflect on their dramatic — and farcical — climax.
How Boris blundered into £10bn Australia trade deal concession scrawled on paper in the loo 02/06/2023
‘Your boss has conceded the whole kingdom’, Australian negotiator said to have told Liz Truss.
As part of efforts to maintain the Good Friday Agreement and make sure there is no border in the sea or on the island of Ireland, the Windsor Framework was devised. One aspect of this will see “Not for EU” labelling required on British food products sold throughout the UK.
His admission that “Brexit has failed” shows once again that for Nigel Farage and the populist right, shifting the blame is second nature
Ministers have scrapped their promise for a post-Brexit ‘bonfire’ of EU-era laws by the end of this year.
Britain’s bonfire of European Union laws has been reduced to embers.
The UK has ditched plans for a Brexit "bonfire" of retained EU law, with Rishi Sunak being accused of breaking his promises by a former Cabinet minister.
Former Cabinet minister George Eustice says too much has been given away in the name of free trade.
The financier and former Tory donor says leaving the EU was a plan by the rich to make themselves richer and the poor poorer.
Dominic Raab's resignation means four out of the five Brexit fanatics behind 'Britannia Unchained' are gone. Next year, voters can finish the job 21/04/2023
Dominic Raab’s departure takes us closer to a wipe-out of five right-wing “brains” who authored a tract published in 2012 under the title “Britannia Unchained”.
As the final rites are played out, Chris Painter assesses the procession of Conservative Premierships since 2010 and their failure to articulate any coherent political project.
The men behind Trussonomics and Brexit, the two great man-made catastrophes of recent years, are to be honoured for their ‘great work’.
‘Take back control’? With this Pacific trade deal, Brexit Britain has just signed it away 31/03/2023
Goodbye, food standards. Hello, corporate lobbyists. Why are we doing this, for no real economic benefit?
Rishi Sunak to ditch post-Brexit rhetoric of Truss era and stress EU co-operation in updated defence review 12/03/2023
“This period of not even acknowledging the EU is over” experts say.
Still no deal as new Science and Tech dept head claims Britain has 'global-facing alternative' in the wings.
Johnson’s administration made promises over Northern Ireland deal it knew were unworkable, former PM tells MPs.
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.
Private equity veteran Guy Hands says Boris Johnson ‘threw the country and the NHS under the bus’.
The need to work together on Putin, China and extreme weather mean even the Leaver in No 10 now wants closer ties with Europe.
Britain uses Brexit freedoms to continue use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticide banned in the EU 24/01/2023
Ministers have approved the emergency use of neonicotinoids against the advice of their own experts in a move branded ‘unacceptable’ by environmental groups.
First came Brexit. Now comes Britain’s bonfire of European laws. / Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is pushing ahead with a contentious plan to remove all remaining European Union laws from Britain’s statute book by the end of 2023, despite opponents’ claims that the move is rash and unworkable.
Just a tiny fraction of England’s farms have received payment under the government’s sustainable farming incentive.
However, disenchantment with Brexit has been one of the most notable trends of 2022 with a feeling that it has not lived up to the promises made at the time of the referendum. / Two thirds or 65% of British people think Brexit has gone badly compared to just 21% who think it has gone well according to an Opinium survey in early December.
EU law is not bad for our health and safety – unfortunately, the same cannot be said of our government.