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Boris Johnson still considering trying to bring down Rishi Sunak’s Brexit deal as Tory MPs look for loopholes 01/03/2023
The former prime minister is expected to break cover only when it becomes clear whether or not he would be backed by a critical mass of allies.
Remember When These Tories Said They Liked The Northern Ireland Protocol, Before Ripping It Up? 28/02/2023
But, it’s worth remembering that all of the Conservatives who are now praising the Windsor Framework (Sunak’s tweaked version of the Northern Ireland Protocol) once extended the same excitement to Johnson’s original deal in 2019...
Stella Creasy compared governments claims of great Brexit benefits to “a toddler's imaginary friend. Ministers keep talking about them, but only they can see them”.
Extra paperwork, border checks and additional costs for exports - Brexit has destroyed the livelihoods of countless musicians.
Lessons of Brexit: the Conservative Party 23/01/2023
Brexit is an existential threat to Conservatism. When it fails, the party will need to ask itself some searching questions.
Boris Johnson agreed in the final hours of the Northern Ireland Protocol negotiations that there would be customs declarations on goods exiting Northern Ireland to Britain, despite the fact that just three weeks later he told businesses in the North there would be "no forms, no checks, no barriers of any kind…," according to a detailed new account of the protocol negotiations.
‘I was lied to by Boris Johnson’: Why much of UK fishing is still waiting for a Brexit boost 21/01/2023
Almost four years after Johnson promised the fishing merchant the French would be desperate to buy his fish, the business has seen sales plummet 30% and export costs rise by as much as £3,000 a week.
‘Recklessly irresponsible’ Brexit rush to axe EU laws is putting safety standards at risk, watchdogs warn 24/11/2022
Trading standards officers fear ‘recklessly irresponsible’ legislation poses danger to public.
Even after years of division and vitriol, it seems like Britain still needs to talk about Brexit. / More than six years after voting to leave the European Union, the UK is facing a prolonged recession and a deep cost-of-living crisis. Last week’s Autumn Statement heralded years of higher taxes and cuts to public spending.
Brexit has caused sadness far and wide, but for very many musicians who are only just beginning to emerge from the Covid-induced touring dearth, Brexit has been a disaster. A survey conducted by musicians in 2021 revealed that 34 per cent of musicians had already lost work as a result of Brexit. A violinist said, “I am professionally paralysed by Brexit.”
A Labour MP said Lord Frost, who was Britain's chief Brexit negotiator under Boris Johnson, had made clear the choice to voters at the next election after he joined the Global Warming Policy Foundation.
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.
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'.
Brexit backer left in the cold by new rules that make it impossible for him to enter France with a guide dog 04/10/2022
He wrote to Lord Frost after finding out that his guide dog has lower status than a racehorse, but has had no help. / A Brexit supporter has been left dismayed by new rules that make it impossible to enter France with his guide dog.
Jacob Rees-Mogg says government should no longer ‘deliver certain functions’ as Brexit prize 18/08/2022
‘Our departure from the European Union necessitates a re-thinking of the British state’. / Jacob Rees-Mogg has urged the next prime minister to slash back the government’s role as a prize of Brexit, suggesting it should not “deliver certain functions at all”.
Post-Brexit government reforms to cut red tape face civil service backlash – for ‘creating more red tape’ 16/08/2022
Plans to cut down needless regulations by reviewing policies after two years have faced criticism from Whitehall departments amid claims the proposals will be time consuming and burdensome.
Brexiteer Lord David Frost predicts cars will soon be banned. He’s just as accurate as ever 02/08/2022
he man who wants to rip up his own deal with Europe is wrong about our absolute right to drive. / Lord Frost, negotiator of the disastrous 2019 Brexit withdrawal agreement, is now turning his dubious capacity for foresight to the future of the car.
"I often wonder whether, in the privacy of their own homes, they replay the claims and promises they made and compare it with the outcomes delivered."
Figures seen as clear evidence of impact of ‘dud deal’ – now touring has recovered from Covid.
The UK promises to “fix” the Northern Ireland protocol with unilateral legislation. This will be a major step backwards in trying to resolve genuine practical problems under the protocol.
Goods and services exported to bloc affected by return of customs border, EU commissioner says.