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Unions from both sides of the Atlantic accuse Boris Johnson’s government of failing to grasp importance of labour rights.
Mired in politicking, the Brexit Freedoms Bill that will ‘move us away from outdated EU laws’ has still to be published. What lawyers are confronted with at present is an elaborate game of charades.
Report shared with POLITICO urges UK to keep pace with Brussels. / Britain must not "rip up" protections for workers as a government review considers doing away with EU laws carried over post Brexit, according to a new report.
The government’s attack on the Human Rights Act is a betrayal of those Conservatives who helped create it.
Richard Corbett, former Labour MEP, linguist, author and fluent and well-informed speaker will explain the background to Boris Johnson's Brexit deal and discuss the fallout. There are numerous consequences of Brexit which are not receiving sufficient publicity. Leaving the EU came at a huge cost to the UK economically, culturally and in terms of our standing in the world.
Wednesday marks exactly five years on from the Brexit referendum and the country is still torn over our exit from the EU. A new poll finds that if the vote was re-run now the result would be a narrow win for Remain – by 51% to 49%.
Today marks 100 days since Brexit properly happened in the UK - with seamless trade and EU rules replaced by a weighty trade deal.
From online shopping to fishing to musicians, here are some of the obvious problems that have arisen since January 1 - as well as a few things that have gone better.
Conservative MPs have abstained on a motion to protect holiday pay, paid breaks, the 48-hour working week limit and legislation that bans firing and rehiring.
Provisions for sick, jobless and self-employed are ‘manifestly inadequate’, European Committee of Social Rights finds.
UK policy was recently ruled in breach of its obligations under the European Social Charter but has yet to be changed
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has confirmed the government is looking at scrapping some EU labour laws now it is no longer bound by the bloc's rules.
Downing Street insists "we will not be lowering workers' rights" but does not rule out changes to the EU working time directive.
Business secretary has denied claims EU-based employment laws such as 48-hour week will be axed.
Labour says leaked proposals a ‘disgrace’ but business secretary insists government will not water down standards.
A Tory peer recently ennobled by Boris Johnson has urged the prime minister to remove EU consumer and worker protections now that Brexit has happened.
Safeguards over data, pay and conditions, GM foods, hedge funds and disposal of old vehicles should all be binned, Daniel Hannan says.
Labour expresses concern as government defeats efforts to enshrine food safety and animal welfare standards in UK law
The negotiations which will set our relationship with our closest neighbours for the next generation are being rushed in a reckless game of chicken.
Michel Barnier accuses UK of "backtracking" on commitments but government sources accuse EU of offering only a "binary choice".
Future British governments could be unable to repeal new laws on workers’ rights, the environment, and health and safety, under the terms of the EU’s proposed Brexit trade deal.
Only one in 10 voters wants the UK to abandon European regulations on the environment, labour market and food safety, according to a poll.