The year in Brexit 20/12/2023
The past 12 months have been littered with grandiose claims about the benefits of Brexit and the ability of the UK to demand what it wants from the EU. But the sad and inescapable conclusion is that none of those benefits exist and that the UK has been forced into a number of embarrassing retreats and compromises.
Tory ERG are 'playing with Brexit fire' over proposed amends to Rwanda migration bill, warns former party chairman 12/12/2023
Speaking on LBC's Tonight with Andrew Marr, David Davis said the European Research Group (ERG), and those on the right of the Tory Party, who want to undermine the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) are "playing with Brexit fire" and risk "destroying Brexit" over proposed amends to the Rwanda immigration Bill.
Supporters of the European Convention on Human Rights must seize the moment and confront right-wing propaganda demanding the UK leaves it now - or risk a Brexit-style disaster, argues Kevin Maguire.
After Brexit, desperate Tories needed a new crusade. They think dumping ‘human rights’ could be it 10/08/2023
The drumbeats get louder as the call of the wild pulses through the blood of the Conservative party again. The front page of the Telegraph on Thursday splashes, “Cabinet call on PM to ditch ECHR”. On their headcount, a third of the British cabinet want to join Russia and Belarus as pariah states outside the European convention on human rights.
‘It would be Brexit part 2’: Why the Tories think another European referendum could save them 30/06/2023
The issue that is most worrying Tory MPs this week is small boats. “We’d be in the same club as Russia and Belarus,” says one minister. “It’s not a good idea.” It’s also the case that the ECHR is integral to the Good Friday Agreement. Such a move could lead to resignations.
Attorney general faces fury of Bar Council as revolt over internal market bill spreads.
As part of efforts to maintain the Good Friday Agreement and make sure there is no border in the sea or on the island of Ireland, the Windsor Framework was devised. One aspect of this will see “Not for EU” labelling required on British food products sold throughout the UK.
Dominic Raab admits he hasn’t read the Good Friday agreement and no one is surprised [1 min] 01/02/2019
You would think anyone about to make decisions affecting the future of entire nations would take the time to do the required reading. But in the case of former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab, this appears not to be the case.
Former US president Bill Clinton believes it is a "miracle" that the Good Friday Agreement survived the Brexit process.
Bill Clinton tells Prime Time it is a 'miracle' that Good Friday Agreement survived Brexit 04/04/2023
In an interview to be broadcast on RTÉ's Prime Time, former US President Bill Clinton and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will speak the impact Brexit has had on the Good Friday Agreement.
A new short film commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement has claimed that Brexit poses the biggest threat to peace in the North since the 1994 ceasefire.
‘President Biden has said all the right things from our point of view in the past couple of years,’ the Irish premier said.
Former PM in four-letter tirade against Sunak’s new Brexit deal.
Rishi Sunak has been warned that some of his ministers may resign over his post-Brexit deal with the EU if it jeopardises Northern Ireland’s place in the union.
Johnson’s administration made promises over Northern Ireland deal it knew were unworkable, former PM tells MPs.
Brexit was a ‘colossal mistake’, former PM Sir John Major tells Northern Ireland Affairs Committee 07/02/2023
Former prime minister Sir John Major has told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Britain made a “colossal mistake” when it left the European Union. / Sir John said while he is not a “significant Europhile”, he believes the UK was stronger in the EU.
Boris Johnson agreed in the final hours of the Northern Ireland Protocol negotiations that there would be customs declarations on goods exiting Northern Ireland to Britain, despite the fact that just three weeks later he told businesses in the North there would be "no forms, no checks, no barriers of any kind…," according to a detailed new account of the protocol negotiations.
The European Union and the U.K. are preparing to enter an intense phase of negotiations starting next week aimed at overcoming the dispute over their post-Brexit trading relationship well ahead of the anniversary of Northern Ireland’s peace agreement in April, according to people familiar with the matter.
Labour leader to urge PM to take on Eurosceptics in attempt to resolve Northern Ireland protocol issues.
Joe Biden UK visit set to be scrapped if Rishi Sunak fails to strike Northern Ireland Brexit deal 23/12/2022
The US is ready to scrap mooted plans for Joe Biden to visit the UK for the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement if Rishi Sunak fails to strike a deal with the EU on post-Brexit trade arrangements with Northern Ireland in time.
Northern Ireland minister’s proposal comes after PM denied plans for Swiss-style relationship with EU.
Deirdre Heenan: No way to fix protocol problem until Britain acknowledges Brexit was a giant mistake 29/10/2022
The North is facing another toxic, polarising and futile Assembly election.
Advancing the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill through Parliament is "poisoning the whole relationship" behind UK-EU negotiations, Lord Clarke has said.
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.
The Irish political party pushing to unify the island wants Ottawa to halt post-Brexit trade talks with Britain, arguing that London is undermining the agreement that brokered peace between Catholics and Protestants.