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.
Revealed: EU chief negotiator’s diaries, The Great Illusion, give blow-by-blow account of moves behind UK’s departure.
Fishing crews have been "disastrously let down" by the government's failure to reach a deal with Norway, UK Fisheries chief executive has said.
Our government claimed that the Christmas Eve deal on fisheries “puts us back in control of our waters”; we have won our fish back; a bright future for the fishing industry. Remember, the fishery leaders themselves were not so impressed. The new share-out between the EU27 and the UK appeared to them to involve small gains and some losses.
Talks on quotas collapsed on Friday, endangering jobs and threatening to push up price of fish and chips.
The sea of opportunity that Brexit was supposed to deliver has certainly dried up for Yorkshire’s fishermen. News that the UK and Norway have failed to reach a fishing deal for this year means boats like the Hull-based Kirkella remain tied up, possibly for good.
Exclusion from Norwegian seas could be ‘nail in coffin’ for distant-water fleet.
EU must continue to monitor and ensure that the British hold up their side of the bargain.
Brexit: What happens next? 28/04/2021
Despite what Boris Johnson claimed on Wednesday, this is far from the end of the saga, writes Jon Stone.
The European Parliament has voted to ratify the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), with 660 out of 697 MEPs voting in favour of the deal, but a Brexit expert has said it is only the beginning.
We knew leaving the EU would weaken us. Now we can see it will limit the ability of the government to rein in big tech.