Drugs industry appeals to Boris Johnson for urgent action to avoid no-deal medicine shortages 19/10/2020
Ratings agency cites weakening economy, Brexit woes and coronavirus shocks.
Medical supplies needed to fight second wave to be hit by no-deal Brexit, think tank warns 14/10/2020
Medical supplies crucial to fight a second wave of coronavirus face being disrupted by a no-deal Brexit, a leading health think tank has warned.
Under cover of the pandemic, his inner circle is sidelining elected MPs and pushing through laws with no scrutiny
The site had originally been used to carry out around 2,000 COVID tests a day - but has since shut down.
Brexit: Endgame - Fabian Zuleeg 08/09/2020
The UK Government's recent statements make a deal between the EU and UK less likely, regardless of whether that is the intent or not.
Meeting of EU leaders this month will instead focus on post-Covid recovery and China relations.
In the words of another current cliché, UK science is already ‘world-beating’. But researchers are concerned that ministers’ plans may put that status in jeopardy as MARTIN MCQUILLAN reports.
The Potential Nightmare Facing The UK If No-Deal Brexit And Second Coronavirus Wave Collide 23/08/2020
A leaked Cabinet Office document describes a possible disaster in the coming months.
A leaked "reasonable worst-case scenario" document paints a stark picture about the impact of a no-deal situation while coronavirus pandemic continues.
And it will cost more here because of the UK pulling out of the European Medicines Agency on 30 December.
The UK economy: Brexit vs Covid-19 24/08/2020
There is an obvious flaw in advocating Brexit on the basis that it’s less costly than the worst pandemic the world has faced in a hundred years. But this aside, the claim Covid-19 is a bigger economic shock than Brexit deserves further interrogation.
Downing Street plays down prospect of food and water shortages in worst-case coronavirus and no-deal Brexit scenario 24/08/2020
Downing Street has played down the prospect of food and water shortages this winter if a no-deal Brexit coincides with a second wave of coronavirus.
Leaked government dossier warns of army street patrols if second Covid-19 wave and no-deal Brexit hit UK at same time 24/08/2020
A government dossier leaked to the press has revealed that the military may be called in to airdrop food and patrol parts of the UK if it is hit by a no-deal Brexit and a second coronavirus wave at the same time.
UK and European negotiators are meeting later today for yet another round of Brexit trade talks.
A Nobel prize-winning scientist has said Brexit has cast the UK “several decades into the past” and feared it would damage the country’s standing in the scientific community.
The Brexiteer pledge to ‘take back control’ of the UK’s borders has been exposed as hollow 14/08/2020
The supreme irony is that, despite all those Vote Leave promises, Brexit is making it harder to control UK borders.
Faculty, linked to senior Tories, hired to collect tweets as part of coronavirus-related contract.
Government says medicines must be stockpiled for no-deal Brexit on top of Covid-19 pressures 04/08/2020
But pharmaceutical industry has warned that sufficient buffer stocks may not be possible by December.
NZ must help build new global grouping 25/07/2020
When great powers fail, New Zealand and other small states must organise to protect their interests, Robert G. Patman writes.
UK car industry posts worst production figures since 1954 as Brexit and coronavirus take their toll 30/07/2020
Even if there is no second wave of coronavirus to shut down factories once again, British car production in 2020 will only recover to about a half of last year’s figure, says industry body.
HELENSBURGH, Scotland (Reuters) - James Henderson has spent most of his life fiercely opposed to Scottish independence. Now, reluctantly he is backing it.
Pandemic has led to shift towards welcoming more EU citizens just as free movement is cut off 23/07/2020
New polling has shown that the coronavirus pandemic has led to the British public becoming more sympathetic towards welcoming EU citizens to work and live here - just as freedom of movement is being cut off as part of Brexit.