Governments must acknowledge the fundamental reality that migrant workers don’t take jobs and benefits, but fill in essential labour needs
Britain exited the European Union because it wanted to reclaim its sovereignty. Learning from Norway’s EU experience, Britain must be cognisant of the limits on its autonomy, even as a non-member, write Johanne Døhlie Saltnes, Merethe Dotterud Leiren, Arild Aurvåg Farsund, Jarle Trondal, John Erik Fossum and Christopher Lord.
A brutal Financial Times investigation has unveiled the “all pain no gain” trading conditions many British businesses face post-Brexit.
The three remaining arguments for Brexit 26/06/2023
And why none of them actually stack up.
Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Brexit ‘bonfire’ of EU rules is burning Parliamentary sovereignty instead 23/06/2023
The Retained EU Law Bill could see politicians, rather than the people ‘take back control’.
The 10 biggest lies of Brexit 21/06/2023
Seven years since the referendum, how have the “promises” made by the most prominent Brexiteers panned out? Here’s a rundown of the 10 most spectacular untruths.
Where are all those Brexit benefits? 20/05/2023
Project Fear has become Project Reality—just look at Britain’s car industry.
Lessons from seven lean years of Brexit 28/04/2023
Almost seven years on from the Brexit referendum, there remains uncertainty over the future UK-EU relationship. Reflecting on the lessons from the last seven years, Neil Kinnock argues there remains a clear case for the UK being an economic, political, social, scientific and cultural part of the Europe of the future.
‘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?
Brexiteers promised to “take back control.” But the decision has instead delivered recession, gloom, and despair.
ANAS Sarwar has admitted that Brexit has been a "disaster" for the UK economy - but said he won't back another referendum on rejoining the EU.
The BBC’s Analysis editor Ros Atkins looks at the controversy surrounding the government’s plan to scrap thousands of EU-era laws.
Conservative MS raises concerns over delays with post-Brexit replacement grant for EU funding 18/01/2023
A Welsh Conservative has told the Senedd that the new UK subsidy control regime is taking so long to navigate that it’s having a detrimental impact on a business in his constituency.
Britain’s government insisted Thursday (24 November) that Brexit would pay off, even as new figures showed record levels of immigration six years after the country voted to quit the EU.
Brexit: who is really “taking back control”? 11/11/2022
Under the government's Brexit plans, thousands of laws and regulations are to be scrapped or rewritten by ministers with no proper scrutiny.
Why Has Brexit Become Less Popular? 07/09/2022
The latest poll by Redfield & Wilton Strategies for UK in a Changing Europe suggests that, among those expressing a preference, 54% would now vote to join the EU while only 46% would back staying out. That is quite a turnaround from the position just six months ago. Then, 55% were saying they would vote to stay out and only 45% to rejoin.
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?
A conspiracy of silence over Brexit 22/06/2022
ix years after the EU referendum, the United Kingdom is being forced to confront an inconvenient truth: Brexit is a process, not an event. It is emphatically not done. Only now are the consequences of the “oven-ready deal” of which Boris Johnson boasted becoming clear.
Brexit Chickens Come Home to Roost 07/06/2022
While the picture’s hardly pretty and certainly not what advocates of Brexit envisioned, none of it surprises economists. As a former Bank of England official observed: “You run a trade war against yourself, bad things happen.”
‘Sovereignty’ and ‘taking back control’ seem a lot less attractive when you’re stuck at an airport or struggling with red tape.
Boris Johnson wrong to use Brexit to justify ‘morally delinquent’ Rwanda plan, says senior Tory 19/04/2022
‘We are better than this – or at least, we used to be’, says David Davis.
An island nation must trade with its nearest mainland, whatever our new Brexit opportunities minister claims.
The former prime minister’s hollow catchphrase captured a fundamental truth—just not the one she thought it did.
The Brexit trade deal hailed as a £148 million boost to the UK fishing fleet over the next five years will instead punish the industry to the tune of more than £300m, a new report says.