When Britain left the EU, and with it, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that had been in place for 47 years, Mark Wycherley is exactly the kind of farmer who should have benefited.
Dairy farmer speaks out on Brexit's impact on 'exodus' from the industry and cost of food 02/07/2023
A dairy farmer from Darwen has stated the importance of knowing where your food comes from as mounting pressures threaten the farming industry
New poll shows 79% think trade deals with Australia and New Zealand are bad. / Just over half (52%) of farmers said Britain should join the EU and 70% of thought we should at least rejoin the single European market, rising to 85% in the case of those working in the ancillary industries.
Jeremy Hunt has offered one of Britain’s biggest car manufacturers half a billion pounds in government subsidies not to go abroad to build a new electric battery “giga-factory”.
The European Union’s (EU) Chips Act was agreed in principle at the end of April 2023 by the EU’s main political bodies. The proposed legislation, described by European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, as a “game changer”, commits €43 billion in financial subsidies towards expanding the bloc’s semiconductor industry.
The UK is urging the European Union not to harm British companies as European leaders debate whether to match measures in the US Inflation Reduction Act with massive green subsidies of their own.
Ursula von der Leyen pledges ‘unprecedented’ investments in clean technologies. / The EU is preparing to take on President Joe Biden’s showpiece legislation, which has turbocharged green investment in the US, by loosening restrictions on subsidies in Europe and accelerating permits for new projects.
The UK and European Union are poised to enter the final stretch of negotiations over post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland. After years of distrust and tension both sides are optimistic that a settlement is within reach.
However, disenchantment with Brexit has been one of the most notable trends of 2022 with a feeling that it has not lived up to the promises made at the time of the referendum. / Two thirds or 65% of British people think Brexit has gone badly compared to just 21% who think it has gone well according to an Opinium survey in early December.
Simon Coveney says new legislation will break international law and damage relations between UK and EU.
Biden is just "not interested", the paper reports, with one trade expert saying the EU is more aligned with his priorities.
The uncertain legal status of the Northern Ireland Protocol could lead to major confusion and the UK becoming de facto bound by EU subsidy rules, according to a report by UK lawmakers published on Friday (9 April).
Just in case you don't fancy the 1,200+ page document on Boxing Day.
Move aimed at smoothing relations as president-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office.
Bid to break deadlock comes despite UK insisting ‘safety net’ was needed - whether talks succeeded or not.
European Council president reveals frustration with prime minister - after they hold talks.
Paper on guarantees for struggling companies still leaves major gap with EU position.
Three-year transition period for European fishing fleets among proposals in negotiating paper.
Drop 'aggressive, in-your-face' tactics to avert no-deal, urges senior Tory David Lidington 28/09/2020
Ex-deputy prime minister says ‘perfectly routine’ state aid compromise is on offer - and warns ‘Both sides stand to lose from a no-deal, but the UK more’.
EU sources fear Boris Johnson hasn’t yet got backing for compromises on state aid to business
Government ignored legal advice over proposed withdrawal agreement changes.
A government minister has said a new bill to amend the UK's Brexit deal with the EU will "break international law".
Brussels suspicions come as European commission chief warns Britain to abide by Northern Ireland protocol.
You may wonder why on earth a Tory government led by Boris Johnson, the heirs to Thatcher for goodness sake, are sacrificing the prospect of a trade deal with the EU because they want the right to subsidise British industry.