Study by British Chambers of Commerce reveals flagship bill to purge EU laws is low priority for firms.
Beware the ‘Brexit Freedoms Bill’: it’s a wrecking ball which threatens our rights and environmental protections 28/11/2022
Just when we breathed a sigh of relief that the lettuce had won the battle of shelf-life with Truss, we find that a Bill originally sponsored by arch-Brexiteer, Jacob Rees-Mogg, is being rushed through Parliament, and is set to ‘double down’ on the economic and societal damage already inflicted on this country by Brexit.
IoD and unions among groups writing to government, saying move would cause business chaos, harm rights and threaten environment.
‘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.
Don't scrap EU rules, firms and unions say 24/11/2022
Business groups and unions are urging the government not to go ahead with plans to ditch a wide range of EU laws, warning the move could cause "confusion and disruption" in the UK.
Leading British business groups and unions have called on Rishi Sunak to delay post-Brexit plans to shred all retained EU laws by 2023.
Festival of Brexit chief claims event was ‘success’ despite falling far short of visitor target 22/11/2022
2.8 million attended live events, organisers reveal – but project branded ‘colossal waste of money’. / The £120m arts festival known as the Festival of Brexit has been “very successful”, its director has claimed, despite falling far short of its target for visitors.
Hashtag Brexit denial 17/11/2022
Brexit denialist-in-chief Jacob Rees-Mogg is still in full flow. He denies that any harm has come from Brexit – even though he can’t find any benefits.
ANGUS Robertson has urged the UK Government to push back their "bonfire" of Brexit laws until 2029.
"Had we been a member of the European Union in February we would not have been able to set a framework to allow Ukraine to be so successful."
Businesses had protested that the ‘UKCA’ quality mark represented pointless and costly red tape.
'I’m afraid that this article by Jacob Rees-Mogg is deeply disingenuous.' - George Peretz KC 10/11/2022
'I will be selective about the inaccuracies (and won’t refight Brexit arguments), but start with the ludicrous claim at the bottom of column 1.'
UK GOVERNMENT plans threatening nuclear and radiation safety laws in a “Brexit bonfire” have provoked resistance from regulators and trade unionists, opposition from Scottish ministers, and alarm from campaigners.
The UK government’s post-Brexit plan to ditch all EU laws by the end of next year have fallen further into jeopardy, after civil servants discovered 1,400 more pieces of retained legislation.
Opposition to the retained EU law bill is mounting, as the government discovers the importance and popularity of EU law.
We didn't see that on the side of a bus back in 2016. A prominent pro-Brexit campaigner now says leaving the EU 'is part of the long game'. / We seriously doubt voters would have been so enthusiastic to back the Leave campaign had this been one of their taglines. Alas, even some of the most fervent defenders of Brexit are now trying to change the goalposts.
A £250m national flagship proposed by former prime minister Boris Johnson while in office will be cancelled by the new chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, according to various news reports.
Laws that could disappear include ban on animal testing, workers’ rights and environmental protections.
A future leader will need to confront Brexiters in the same way Blair faced down the hard left over clause 4.
Is the Brexit ideology running out of road? 16/10/2022
Many Conservative party members will be wondering where they go from here. / There is talk of damage limitation and trying to save as many seats as possible in the next election.
Doug Bannister, CEO of the Port of Dover, has expressed concerns that the time it takes to process a car at Dover will increase from around 90 seconds to 10 minutes when the European Union's incoming Entry/Exit System is brought in.
One of the supposed ‘benefits’ of Brexit was the ‘bonfire of Brussels red-tape‘ which was promised by libertarian Brexiteers. Two weeks into the administration of Liz Truss, the new government announced that they were planning to revoke 570 environmental laws which, in order to continue environmental protections, were rolled over from EU law after Brexit.
Experts from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the Resolution Foundation and others agreed Kwasi Kwarteng’s unfunded tax cuts played a role.
Visitor numbers a tiny fraction of the 66m target as National Audit Office launches inquiry.