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.
Government promises that the fishing industry would benefit to the tune of tens of millions of pounds from Brexit has been challenged by analysis by a fishermen’s trade organisation, which says it will make multi-million pound losses every year instead.
New Zealand meat exporters are losing patience over their inability to get product into Northern Ireland after Brexit.
The Brexit trade deal hailed as a £148 million boost to the UK fishing fleet over the next five years will instead punish the industry to the tune of more than £300m, a new report says.
They produce half the country’s sugar needs, but expect new trade deals to make their tough situation worse.
Alistair Carmichael: Deep and growing anger in fishing industry about broken Brexit promises 13/07/2021
“I cannot think of a single red line that was not crossed.”
RURAL affairs ministers from Scotland and Northern Ireland have written to the UK Government raising concerns about the impact of the Australia trade deal on domestic farmers and producers.
People working in the Irish fishing industry are protesting at Dublin Port over the impact of the Brexit deal.
UK-Australia trade deal hailed as a ‘new dawn’ – but critics warn it could drive farmers out of business 15/06/2021
Tariffs axed immediately on Australian beef and lamb, triggering fears that farmers will be sent ‘to the wall’ 15/06/2021
Small print – revealed by Canberra, but suppressed in London – reveals pledge to protect farmers for 15 years has been dropped.
Emmanuel Macron’s attack on UK’s failure to implement Brexit deal wrecks claims of G7 ‘harmony’ 10/06/2021
Emmanuel Macron’s attack on UK’s failure to implement Brexit deal wrecks claims of G7 ‘harmony’.
Brussels ready to slap tariffs and quotas on UK exports – and even to ‘suspend cooperation in certain sectors’
Opposition to ‘irresponsible’ Australia trade deal rages on as minister urged to ‘fight back’ or resign 24/05/2021
Liz Truss insists ‘British farmers have absolutely nothing to fear from this deal at all’
Thailand and the European Union (EU) have signed a new tariff rate quota deal, under which a predetermined number of the kingdom's goods can be exported to the bloc at pre-Brexit tax rates.
Trading the orchard for an apple 03/03/2021
So far, in the first two months of Brexit, the following industries have indicated that they have been harmed: Aerospace; Airlines; Architecture; Art and Antiques; Beer; Bees; Cattle and horse breeding; Charities; Cheese; Chemicals; Cars; Classic Cars; Construction; Cosmetics and Perfume; e-Commerce; Fabrics; Fashion; Ferry services; Film and TV production; Financial Services; ...
Talks on quotas collapsed on Friday, endangering jobs and threatening to push up price of fish and chips.
NI Fishermen 'short-changed' in fish quota 25/03/2021
Northern Ireland's fishermen say they have been short-changed in a UK share-out of extra Brexit fish.
The European Union has promised legal action after the British government unilaterally extended a grace period for checks on food imports to Northern Ireland, a move that Brussels said breached the terms of London’s EU divorce deal.
Fishermen in Northern Ireland have written to the prime minister insisting they get a fair share of additional UK quotas secured by Brexit.
Scottish fishermen eviscerate Boris Johnson’s ‘desperately poor’ Brexit deal in angry letter as losses mount 15/01/2021
Scottish Fishermen’s Federation accuses prime minister of misleading public about EU trade agreement.
In frank interview, EU chief negotiator tells Britain that any lowering of regulatory standards will be punished.
There's been a lot of talk about free trade in the Brexit debate, but what exactly is a free trade agreement and how does it differ from what the UK has had with the EU?