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Rishi Sunak to ditch post-Brexit rhetoric of Truss era and stress EU co-operation in updated defence review 12/03/2023
“This period of not even acknowledging the EU is over” experts say.
Still no deal as new Science and Tech dept head claims Britain has 'global-facing alternative' in the wings.
Johnson’s administration made promises over Northern Ireland deal it knew were unworkable, former PM tells MPs.
Private equity veteran Guy Hands says Boris Johnson ‘threw the country and the NHS under the bus’.
Britain uses Brexit freedoms to continue use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticide banned in the EU 24/01/2023
Ministers have approved the emergency use of neonicotinoids against the advice of their own experts in a move branded ‘unacceptable’ by environmental groups.
First came Brexit. Now comes Britain’s bonfire of European laws. / Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is pushing ahead with a contentious plan to remove all remaining European Union laws from Britain’s statute book by the end of 2023, despite opponents’ claims that the move is rash and unworkable.
Just a tiny fraction of England’s farms have received payment under the government’s sustainable farming incentive.
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.
Trade secretary Kemi Badenoch has taken a swipe at ex-PMs Boris Johnson and Liz Truss for setting public deadlines in trade negotiations.
Britain's trade agreement with Japan - the first major such deal announced after Brexit - has been branded a failure as new figures show exports have DROPPED.
Post-Brexit Japan deal branded 'a failure' 27/11/2022
The first major free trade agreement signed by Britain after Brexit has been branded a failure.
A billionaire former Conservative donor has urged Rishi Sunak to come clean on Brexit. / Speaking to the I, he said he would consider backing the party again if the PM renegotiated Britain’s trade deal with the European Union.
Liz Truss had described the deal with Japan as a "landmark moment for Britain" that would boost trade by billions of pounds.
Britain’s economy is forecast to shrink by 0.4% in 2023, more than any other in the Group of Seven richest nations, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Britain is the only G-7 member whose economy has yet to return to pre-pandemic levels.
UK economy made worse by 'own goals' like Brexit and Truss mini-budget, IFS economist says 18/11/2022
Paul Johnson, the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), said "we're about to get a lot poorer" due to economic "own goals". / Brexit, slashing investment and Liz Truss's mini-budget are among the "own goals" that have led to the UK's dire financial straits, according to a top economist.
George Eustice pulls no punches as he lays into the former prime minister in parliament, lambasting Ms Truss's achievements as international trade secretary.
"Around half of the fiscal hole, and the political instability that comes with that, is down to Brexit," John Springford of the Centre for European Reform.
Back in those pre-war, pre-Covid and pre-permacrisis halcyon days of early 2020, the world was the UK food sector’s oyster in terms of post-Brexit trading opportunities.
A former Tory minister has admitted a Brexit deal he backed at the time is "not actually a very good deal" and people are fuming.
George Eustice lambasts Liz Truss for arbitrarily ‘setting the clock against us’ and calls on top civil servant to quit.
Former minister George Eustice admits Australia post-Brexit trade deal ‘not actually good for the UK’ 14/11/2022
Tory former Environment Secretary says UK ‘gave away far too much for far too little in return’.
A persistent majority of Britons think Brexit was a mistake, one of the UK's leading pollsters said Wednesday, forecasting near-certain defeat for the Conservatives at the next election.
Sunak talks about ‘fairy tale’ economics – let’s not forget he backed Brexit, the biggest ‘fairy tale’ of all 26/10/2022
The new Prime Minister was decisively on the side of those who claimed that the country would have a better future outside the EU.
Guy Hands says Conservatives are putting country ‘on a path to be sick man of Europe’.
Europe’s concern for Brexit Britain turns to amusement and something like pity after Liz Truss resignation 23/10/2022
The words for chaotic instability might change from country to country but the reaction is uniform across Europe to Britain’s politics.