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This reshuffle will make little difference: the country is going nowhere as the PM leads us further down an economic dead end.
FOR anyone persuaded by Rishi Sunak’s recent claim that the UK has made “huge strides” with Brexit, there was an important reality check last week.
The prime minister’s upbeat analysis contrasted with recent polling suggesting growing unhappiness with Brexit’s outcome.
The need to work together on Putin, China and extreme weather mean even the Leaver in No 10 now wants closer ties with Europe.
Joe Biden’s climate change plan isn’t a threat to the UK, it’s an opportunity.
First came Brexit. Now comes Britain’s bonfire of European laws. / Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is pushing ahead with a contentious plan to remove all remaining European Union laws from Britain’s statute book by the end of 2023, despite opponents’ claims that the move is rash and unworkable.
Ministers are facing a clash with opposition and Conservative MPs over their plans to scrap EU-era laws copied over to UK law after Brexit.
The MPs have joined a cross-party group calling on ministers to declare which Brussels-made rules will be removed from British statute books.
Labour leader to urge PM to take on Eurosceptics in attempt to resolve Northern Ireland protocol issues.
Why Rees-Mogg’s bill to sunset EU laws is so inflammatory and what you can do about it.
If inflation stays high, will the PM be honest enough to agree with the Bank of England that leaving the EU is partly to blame?
More than six years later, Trump’s rhetoric seems prescient for reasons he may not have intended. The right-wing populist shocks that hit both Britain and the United States in 2016 have exacerbated the internal dysfunctions within both countries’ right-wing parties.
However, disenchantment with Brexit has been one of the most notable trends of 2022 with a feeling that it has not lived up to the promises made at the time of the referendum. / Two thirds or 65% of British people think Brexit has gone badly compared to just 21% who think it has gone well according to an Opinium survey in early December.
Speaking at the CBI’s annual conference in November, 2022 UK prime minister Rishi Sunak argued that Brexit is “already delivering enormous benefits” to the UK economy. Our Poll asked: Do you agree?
Six years post-Brexit, Britain remains haunted by the EU in a neurosis that is not reciprocated in Brussels or other capitals.
But the EU does not want to reopen debates about the terms of the Brexit deal: “Only in the UK are people still arguing about Brexit,” a source said. “No one in Europe thinks about it any more.”
Brexit was always going to be a recipe for the long-term decline of London as a financial centre Any ideas that suggested otherwise were ludicrous.
Britain on Friday launched a post-Brexit plan to relax curbs on its powerhouse City sector introduced after the 2008 financial crisis, denying the reforms will bring about new instability.
Ian Blackford has accused Labour of trying to "out-Brexit" the government on immigration policy. / And the SNP Westminster leader called on the prime minister to accept Brexit was a "significant long-term cause" of UK economic problems. / Rishi Sunak said he was proud to have supported Brexit and it was the "right thing for this country".
The CBI has recently called for a new trade deal with the European Union and Rishi Sunak saw himself forced to rule out the Swiss option. These are just examples of how little the UK understands how the European Union and the single market work. Nicholas Sowels lists many of the erroneous assumptions Britain has made ... ignoring that the four freedoms of movement ... are not just abstractions.
Ian Blackford has urged Rishi Sunak to "admit that Brexit is a significant long-term cause of the UK economic crisis." / The Scottish National Party's Westminster leader asked when the prime minister will "finally see reality."
A billionaire former Conservative donor has urged Rishi Sunak to come clean on Brexit. / Speaking to the I, he said he would consider backing the party again if the PM renegotiated Britain’s trade deal with the European Union.
Paul Routledge on the everyday nightmare that Brexit is fast becoming, and now with EU business decreasing sharply, what's next for the Tories - aka the Brexit Party?
Michael Gove has failed to name a single change from Brexit that has “made business easier”, as criticism of the economic harm from the trade deal grows.
As evidence mounts of the long-term harm being inflicted on the U.K. economy by Brexit, the government is coming under pressure to acknowledge the elephant in the room.