European Commission vice-president says Brussels wants to get ‘Brexit done’ – while London refuses to talk about Northern Ireland.
UK PM Boris Johnson rips up Brexit Protocol 15/06/2022
Legislation has been published by the British government this evening which overrides the post-Brexit trade arrangements for Ireland and severely breaches both the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and international law.
European Union and U.K. attempts to jump-start negotiations over the post-Brexit trading relationship in Northern Ireland have so far failed to make any progress, and diplomats see little chance for any substantial progress until they get past a key election scheduled for May.
Minette Batters decries trade deal with Australia and New Zealand. / The president of the National Farmers’ Union has accused the government of using British food producers as a “pawn” in post-Brexit trade deals.
“The entirely avoidable Brexit crisis has had as much of an impact on UK businesses as the unforeseeable Covid-19 tragedy, and its costs are still rising."
Talks to give U.K. financial services firms access to the European Union’s single market after Brexit have been put on hold, according to a government minister.
Negotiators hope an agreement can be struck in the first quarter of next year.
Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has described the tactics of the United Kingdom’s Brexit negotiating team as “deplorable”.
Insiders reject inference of division among EU members on Northern Ireland issue.
Four hours of Brexit talks over Northern Ireland ended with 'no substantive agreement' - with the UK threatening to extend a sausage trading deadline while the EU threatened tariffs in return.
Brexit talks end with no breakthrough 09/06/2021
EU warns patience wearing “very thin” as tensions between the two sides escalate.
Talks between Britain and the EU on the implementation of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement in Northern Ireland have broken up without agreement.
EU Brexit chief Sefcovic urges UK to not 'further sour relationship' over Northern Ireland 30/05/2021
The EU’s Brexit chief has today warned the UK to not “further sour our relationship” by taking unilateral actions in Northern Ireland as negotiations between the two sides continue.
£20bn UK-Norway trade deal implodes over British beef and cheese as crucial deadline passes 28/05/2021
A wide-ranging free trade pact between the UK and Norway will have to be pushed back as Norway’s coalition government failed to reach an agreement today.
Hull trawler sold to Greenlandic fishing interests as owners blame Government 'failure' in post-Brexit negotiations 28/05/2021
The sale of a Hull-registered trawler, with the loss of 25 local jobs, to Greenland, has been described as “a foretaste of what might happen to other distant-waters vessels” if the government does not change course.
A deal to allow UK trawlers to fish in Norwegian waters will not happen until at least next year, an MP has claimed.
UK-Norway trade deal close to collapsing as Christian-Democrats block pact to protect farmers from British beef and cheese 24/05/2021
A comprehensive free trade deal between the UK and Norway is at risk of collapsing as the Christian Democrat party fears such a pact would hit farmers in Scandinavia’s richest country too hard.
The Hull-based Kirkella, would catch 10 per cent of fish sold in UK chip shops before it fell victim of failed post-Brexit negotiations with the Norway.
Michel Barnier’s new book (all 541 pages of it) takes a detailed look at the Brexit negotiations from the viewpoint of the EU chief negotiator himself.
Express reporting of historic fishing disputes during Brexit negotiations was 'inflammatory', IPSO rules 05/05/2021
The UK’s biggest press regulator has accused the Express website of “inflammatory” reporting during a delicate period of UK and EU negotiations on fishing last year.
Memoirs of negotiations show how Brussels lost trust in Downing Street team.
Michel Barnier on Brexit – in his own words 05/05/2021
Key excerpts from the newly published diaries of the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator.
Brexit talks with Britain were plagued by 'Tory quarrels and low blows', says Michel Barnier 05/05/2021
Britain's Brexit trade deal with the EU was determined by "quarrels, low blows, [and] multiple betrayals" by self-aggrandizing Tory MPs, Michel Barnier has written in his long-awaited memoirs.