In this Federal Trust video our Director Brendan Donnelly and Council Member David Gow discuss the economic effects of Brexit. They conclude that these effects, which are already damaging the British economy, are likely to worsen with time. Popular pressure will soon begin to mount for the UK to rejoin the structures of the European Union.
Frustrated caller brands Boris Johnson a 'liar' after Brexit forced the closure his business [6 mins] 12/04/2023
As President Biden's visit to Belfast reignites Brexit talks, this defeated caller labels Boris Johnson a "liar" after he promised "frictionless trading" post-Brexit.
Brendan Donnelly and John Stevens review the British decision to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership or CPTPP. They believe that this decision will bring at best minimal benefits to the UK and some disadvantages. Its importance is being overstated by the British government simply as a distraction from the unfolding difficulties of Brexit.
What is wrong with these people?': James O'Brien ridicules Kemi Badenoch's trans-Pacific trade deal [2 mins] 31/03/2023
James O’Brien asked Kemi Badenoch if "she's seen a map", as he argued that the trans-Pacific alliance is a weak alternative to the EU.
Keir Starmer may have solved Labour's Brexit conundrum | Andrew Marr | New Statesman [8 mins] 27/01/2023
Keir Starmer’s plans to bring the UK closer to the EU could solve Labour’s Brexit conundrum.
Brexit has made Brits 'suffer' and been 'catastrophic' for the UK economy, says ASDA chairman Stuart Rose [1 min] 17/01/2023
Brexit has been "catastrophic" for British businesses and the country has "suffered" as a result, the chairman of Asda has said.
The evidence increasingly shows that our decision to leave the European Union has lifted the price of imported goods, flattened business investment and damaged trade.
It comes after Rishi Sunak reiterated his commitment to Brexit, amid reports the government could be seeking a closer "Swiss-style" deal with the EU.
Market traders in Bath struggling due to 'astronomical' shipping costs post-Brexit [2 mins] 20/11/2022
The manager of one of Bath's best-known markets has complained that 'Brexit red tape' is making it too tough to import goods from Europe.
“We need to export to our biggest and most obvious market which is 20 miles across the Channel” 17/11/2022
“We need to export to our biggest and most obvious market which is 20 miles across the Channel” / This #bbcqt audience member who trades with European countries says his business is “hanging in there”, claiming Brexit is a “disaster for our economy”.
‘It’s a horror show’: Business consultant slams Brexit for slowing down exports to the EU [3 mins] 18/11/2022
Since Brexit, this business consultant is having to fill “93 to 102-page documents” to get products to companies in Europe, with the shipping taking up to six months.
This week, Rishi Sunak talked of building 'an economy that embraces the opportunities of Brexit'. Here's 5 mins on Brexit's impact on the economy so far. [5 mins] 28/10/2022
This week, Rishi Sunak talked of building 'an economy that embraces the opportunities of Brexit'. Here's 5 mins on Brexit's impact on the economy so far.
Brexit crippled the UK economy – Liz Truss just made it worse | Economics | New Statesman [5 mins] 22/10/2022
Economist Duncan Weldon and the New Statesman’s polling expert explore how Brexit and austerity have damaged the UK economy and set the stage for Liz Truss’s “mismanagement.”
In this film, senior FT writers and British businesspeople examine how Brexit hit the UK economy, the political conspiracy of silence, and why there has not yet been a convincing case for a 'Brexit dividend'.
"The really big self-harm inflicted by the UK on itself was Brexit," which has made the current crisis much worse. - economist Peter Doyle 28/09/2022
Former Bank of England and IMF economist Peter Doyle on SkyNews: "The really big self-harm inflicted by the UK on itself was Brexit," which has made the current crisis much worse. For example: / - Trade frictions when we need to boost exports / - A weaker pound worsening inflation
‘Waste of everyone’s time’: New government video sets out Brexit paperwork mountain [4 mins] 19/07/2022
Guide makes mockery of Boris Johnson’s 2020 claim that UK and EU would ‘do even more business’.
Post Brexit inflation is making UK "sick man of Europe" | Economics | The New Statesman [22 mins] 18/06/2022
A "perfect storm" of Brexit, covid and poor macroeconomic fiscal policies by the Conservatives has weakened Britain's economy and diminished the UK's standing in Europe, says economist Duncan Weldon.
The European Union sued Britain on Wednesday (local time) over its move to rewrite the trade rules agreed to when the country left the EU two years ago, ratcheting up tensions between the major economic partners.
Speaking on LBC's Tonight with Andrew Marr, the former Chancellor implied that he still felt Brexit was the wrong decision after having stood firmly against it during 2016's referendum.
Brexit has cost the UK economy billions of pounds in lost trade and tax revenues, according to research shared with ITV News by the Centre for European Reform. / It estimates the economy is 5% smaller than it would have been if the UK had stayed in the EU.
East Anglia's small businesses adapting to survive and thrive in post-Brexit world [4 mins] 05/04/2022
ITV News Anglia has been catching up with small businesses across the region to find out more about what the end of the UK's membership of the European Union has meant for their fortunes.
James O'Brien's ... response to a caller whose business cannot sell to the EU anymore due to Brexit. 09/02/2020
'If Brexit was a second-hand car, you've got it home, there's no engine under the bonnet and they've just made Jacob Rees-Mogg chief mechanic.'