‘What bus?’: Brexit denial begins 26/11/2022
Lord Moylan has claimed Vote Leave never claimed Turkey was imminently going to join the EU.
Britain’s government insisted Thursday (24 November) that Brexit would pay off, even as new figures showed record levels of immigration six years after the country voted to quit the EU.
Commonwealth countries may have hoped that the British government’s promise to focus on the rest of the world after leaving the European Union would make it easier for members of the 54-member organization to live and work in the UK. But that hasn’t happened.
Fishing leaders from the north-east coast to Orkney and the Western Isles have joined calls to plead with the UK Government for a re-think of Brexit immigration rules.
Brexit has failed to deliver any notable economic benefits, more than six years after the vote to leave the EU, David Davis has admitted.
Jeremy Hunt insisted the UK would find a way to improve trading ties with the EU without rejoining the single market. / "The latest evidence suggests that Brexit has had a significant adverse impact on UK trade, via reducing both overall trade volumes and the number of trading relationships between UK and EU firms."
Britons facing ‘austerity’ budget as a direct result of decision to leave Europe, former Bank of England adviser says
This is not the Brexit you were looking for 11/11/2022
Apparently this Brexit is not the one Leave voters wanted, and is certainly not what Remainers wanted, but it’s the one we’re all having to live with.
High-profile Brexit backer Lord Simon Wolfson has renewed calls for the Government to let in more foreign workers to alleviate labour shortages that have plagued Scottish firms and the wider UK business community.
Depopulation has become a “significant” problem in areas from the islands to rural areas all over the country outside the central belt. / Poor ferry services, ongoing road issues, Brexit and immigration were all blamed during a Holyrood debate on Wednesday.
How Brexit helped create the migrant crisis 03/11/2022
The migrant crisis has exposed a common fallacy about Brexit, that you can simply "pull up the drawbridge" and wish it away.
Brexit’s harvest 27/10/2022
Brexit-induced labour shortages are going to be a limiting factor in the pursuit of growth, growth, growth
Hundreds of UK nationals who moved to Portugal before the end of the Brexit deadline are being caught out by delays in the processing of their residency applications.
Trade, migration and Brexit 25/10/2022
Jonathan Portes assesses the extent to which predictions about trade and migration before the Brexit vote have materialised, highlighting that trade has been reduced by additional barriers but the extent to which liberalisation would increase migration flows in the short term was underestimated.
You can’t restrict immigration without damaging trade deals. / For years the Brexiteers have been in denial about the contradictions inherent to their project. Now they are coming out in the open.
Post-Brexit deal with India could be derailed over Braverman’s ‘disrespectful’ migrant comments 12/10/2022
Home Secretary Suella Bravernan’s claim that Indian migrants are the largest group who “overstay” their welcome in the UK could derail Britain’s post-Brexit trade deal with New Delhi. / Indian ministers are said to be furious with her remarks as the agreement is reportedly “on the verge of collapse”.
Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson met Indian leader Narendra Modi in April and set an ambitious target to sign the free trade agreement (FTA) by Diwali later this month. / Recently, Braverman said that she had doubts regarding the deal as it would increase immigration to the UK even as Truss is eager to sign an agreement with India by Diwali, on October 24.
THE Home Office has blocked Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish visa pilot which would have allowed businesses in remote and rural communities an exemption from UK immigration rules over hiring EU and other foreign nationals.
The UK government has launched a scaleup visa for businesses to sponsor high-skill tech workers for a two-year stay to encourage more talent into the country and plug the digital skills gap.
Ministers are rapidly planning an overseas hiring spree to plug critical holes in the NHS and social care sector. / It took less than 24 hours for The Telegraph to pen a column about how the new plan constitutes a “Brexit betrayal”.
Maybe it’s time for the next Prime Minister to admit that immigration is not just essential, it’s desirable.
Voters were promised better-funded public services and stronger employment rights after Brexit – Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are now offering us the opposite, reports Adam Bienkov.