Gibraltar struggles with post-Brexit limbo 25/01/2023
Uncertain Brexit negotiations over a contested border, a troubled past, debates over sovereignty. It might sound familiar, but we're not talking about Northern Ireland.
Iain Overton examines the lack of consequences for the Brexiters that promised us sunny uplands.
The director of a wine merchant has eviscerated Jacob Rees Mogg on BBC Question Time, branding complications in importing and exporting wine due to Brexit red tape as a “joke”.
Why the Question Time wine merchant who shocked Rees-Mogg was right about the Brexit damage to his industry 18/12/2022
Leaving the EU has left the wine import/export business with a shocking hangover.
"Around half of the fiscal hole, and the political instability that comes with that, is down to Brexit," John Springford of the Centre for European Reform.
Food production in the UK is slowing down and some farms are shrinking. Many farmers say they’re struggling to cope.
The government doesn’t want to be held to account for Brexit and its real effects – and it’s clear why! 08/10/2022
This week I was contacted by a retired CEO of a major wine wholesaler. They, unbeknownst to me, had asked their local MP John Penrose (Weston-super-Mare, Somerset) if he thought it was acceptable that my wine business had been obliged to open a site in the EU to mitigate Brexit costs.
Jacob Rees-Mogg has admitted that cutting public services was a prime reason for Brexit.
'We are not the envy of the world anymore, we are the crackpot aunty in the corner that everyone laughs at.'
A British wholesaler who supplies the UK retail market is moving his business to the South of France in order to mitigate Brexit redtape, which he says has cost his business £150,000.
'In just one week I will finally leave Brexitland for good. Let me know if anyone ever finds those sunlit uplands.' 22/07/2022
In just one week I will finally leave Brexitland for good. Let me know if anyone ever finds those sunlit uplands. Not expecting an answer anytime soon.
Daniel Lambert, who supplies M&S, Waitrose and 300 independent retailers, to set up in France after £150,000 hole in revenue.
Extra import controls will be ‘impossible’ for small businesses, says food industry chief.
French champagne makers say they have no plans to sell UK government’s Brexit pint bottles 05/02/2022
Government’s Brexit push to bring back Winston Churchill’s favourite champagne measure met with indifference.
Liz Truss faces backlash on Australia trip over plans to hike UK taxes on wine from Down Under 21/01/2022
Foreign secretary Liz Truss is facing a backlash from Australian wine producers during her trip Down Under, amid complaints that any benefits from a post-Brexit trade deal will be more than wiped out by proposed changes to UK taxes on alcohol.
Wine trade fury at Sunak tax plan that will force up prices and create ‘unworkable’ red tape 09/01/2022
Industry condemns ‘simplification’ of duty touted by Boris Johnson as key benefit of Brexit.
Companies in the ITV Anglia region say new customs controls are causing delays and could lead to problems with supply.
Dan Hannan’s problem with the truth 29/11/2016
Dan Hannan has a problem with the truth. The arch-Brexiter – who is back in the news with his book, What Next: How to get the best from Brexit – keeps getting his facts wrong on his pet topic. Here are nine errors and disingenuous remarks the Tory MEP has made in recent months.
Arch Brexiteer Daniel Hannan tried to tweet about EU tariffs on wine, but ended up proving we probably do need experts after all.
Majestic Wine is calling time on its business in Calais after Brexit regulations decimated the traditional ‘booze cruise’.
Drinks industry reiterates concerns after minister refuses to provide latest on efforts to resolve HGV driver shortage.
Brexit cited as one of the top causes of the supply crisis as suppliers warn of xmas booze shortage 27/11/2021
A new nationwide poll suggests that many people believe that Brexit is one of the top factors causing the ongoing supply chain crisis. The findings come as a group of 48 wine and spirit companies warn the Transport Secretary that Britain is set to face a Christmas alcohol shortage.
Retailers and farmers explain what shoppers should expect as Brexit and supply chain problems bite.
New polling suggests a large number of Brits blame Brexit for impending Christmas supply chain chaos.