Many firms are clinging on during the coronavirus crisis and have no capacity to to contemplate failure in talks with EU.
Despite the best efforts of a cross-party coalition of MPs to stop the ‘shutdown’, Wednesday marked the end of the successful Virtual Parliament proceedings in the Commons.
UK: No-Deal Brexit Risks Hunger for Poorest 16/10/2019
Government Failing to Take Adequate Steps to Ensure Right to Food
The major Finnish newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat, has published a long piece entitled “The Sixth Nordic country”. It’s about Scotland. Finnish readers learned that “gradually England and Scotland have been drifting apart, almost like tectonic plates,” and asked the question whether, after independence, Scotland’s new friends “could… be found from Finland and other Nordic countries?”
Brexit’s South American Ripple Effect 04/08/2017
How will the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union impact the ongoing sovereignty dispute with Argentina over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)?
Why the law says “Yes” even if others disagree. What happens when the domestic legal system is inherently international?
With the NHS under such exceptional pressure during the coronavirus crisis, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the UK’s Brexit transition period ends on December 31. Mark Dayan takes a closer look at how these two challenges for the health service might collide, and says there is a case to err on the side of caution.
As some towns double down on their European links while others fight to remove them, Holly Eva Ryan reflects on what twinning really means.
Europe’s Green Deal plan unveiled 12/11/2019
The goal of making the EU climate neutral by mid-century is likely to set off a political battle.
Is Britain committing commercial suicide? 27/02/2020
A 19th Century trade agenda will decimate the most productive parts of the 21st Century economy.
Now Brits face a chaos and internal division of their own making, alongside potential isolation and years of economic hardship -- particularly if the UK crashes out with no deal on April 12. / Across much of Britain's former Asian colonies, many are greeting the UK's impending departure from the European Union with a mixture of bafflement, apathy, amusement -- and a touch of schadenfreude.
'No matter which sector you talk to - from video games to abattoirs, broadcasters to supermarket delivery, financial services to care - they all say the same thing: We need access to people.'
What are the legal consequences of leaving the EU for the UK? Those consequences are manifold, but some of the key aspects are set out in the Withdrawal Agreement Act (the ‘new Act’), which Parliament passed in January.
EU migrants are NOT 'bleeding dry' the NHS 09/02/2016
There are important strategic challenges ahead in post-Brexit EU.
Single Market access essential to protect North East economy after Brexit - North East Local Enterprise Partnership 04/06/2018
The UK must ensure that it retains access to the Single Market, has an open trading regime and maintains a stable regulatory framework with the European Union to minimise the impact of Brexit on the North East economy. This is the key conclusion of ‘Leaving the European Union’, a report by a powerful regional economic group says today.
This small sector has been promised benefits that will not materialise.
Are banking jobs moving out of London because of Brexit? An updated report from thinktank New Financial suggests they are: New Financial says 332 financial services firms have already moved jobs out of London because of Brexit, up from 60 last time they looked in March.
Flexibility does not come for free 16/01/2020
An EU-UK free trade agreement will result in new barriers to trade and border friction even if the UK chooses to unilaterally align itself with EU rules and regulations.
According to Article 20 of the Treaty of Lisbon, EU citizenship is additional and separate to national citizenship. Presently, there are no provisions for removing this citizenship and its associated rights from individuals, regardless of whether their nation leaves the EU.
"The sheer scale of the lunacy is difficult to fully comprehend. What you are seeing, more or less in real time, is a nation turn into the clown car model of itself."
Unchecked, unbalanced and channelling an unsavoury populism, a prime minister that I’ve helped to keep in check in the courts could soon be free to do whatever he pleases