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.
Biden is just "not interested", the paper reports, with one trade expert saying the EU is more aligned with his priorities.
Scathing report by Public Accounts Committee criticises government’s approach.
Tory minister says evidence is ‘few and far between’ despite new figures showing sharp drop.
Brexit and pandemic have cost UK businesses £250bn each but EU departure tally now rising faster than Covid disruption 25/01/2022
The political choice of Brexit has cost UK businesses as much as the unforeseeable Covid pandemic.
Up to £9.5bn-worth of UK exports to the EU between January and July have had tariffs placed on them despite “tariff-free” trade deal, analysis for Channel 4’s Dispatches shows.
Johnson's much-trumpeted FTAs “barely scratch the surface of the UK’s challenge to make up the GDP lost by leaving the EU”.
All trade deals combined worth less than 50p per person a year, analysis of government figures shows.
Why would anyone trust Brexit Britain again? 24/07/2021
Just seven months after singing its praises, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is attempting to rewrite the Brexit deal he signed with the European Union.
Taxes cut on birds’ eggs, raw hides, fur skins and ultra-strong spirits – but UK does not export them anyway.
Voters promised a Brexit boon will consider bid to keep Nissan and Toyota as ‘ridiculous’, prime minister warned.
Britain could be pressured into bad deal to replace EU's agreement with East Asian country.
Government hasn't given business what it needs to prepare as deadline looms.
Admission lays bare limited benefits of ‘ambitious’ agreement with Donald Trump.
Ministers refuse to release secret studies believed to show little gain from trade deals with US and Asia 16/02/2020
‘If the government thought it had a very strong case they would publish these studies ... it’s an indication that there’s nothing there’
The sound of silence - Chris Grey 14/02/2020
'For at the same time as attempting to relegate Brexit to distant memory, the government is also claiming all kinds of benefits from “having left the EU”.'
BORDER checks between Scotland, England and Wales could be required because of varying food standards after Brexit, academics have warned.
Border checks between Scotland, England and Wales could be required because of varying food standards after Brexit, academics have warned.
Brexit will decimate UK services exports – but remarkably clueless politicians would rather remain silent 08/07/2019
Leaving the single market will come as a huge blow to the services sector. Rather than acknowledging that fact, our ruling class have opted to press on.
Analysis finds changes such as removal of blanket ban on hormone-disrupting chemicals. / The UK has been accused of “silently eroding” key environmental and human health protections in the Brexit-inspired rush to convert thousands of pages of European Union pesticide policy into British law.
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