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EMStaffs Steering Group meeting
Bi-weekly virtual meeting of the EMStaffs Steering Group. Please contact us if you would like to attend.
27-09-2021 at 19:00 to 19:45

The Lost Opportunities List

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Since 1 January 2021 the European Union has not stood still. It continues to offer new opportunities and benefits to its citizens and businesses that we in the UK are no longer entitled to.

So far the UK has missed out on 50 opportunities to make our lives better

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The David Downside Dossier

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In October 2016, David Davis, the then Brexit secretary, told the House of Commons that “there will be no downside to Brexit at all, and considerable upsides”.

So far, we have identified 271 downsides
but only 17 upsides!

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The Digby Jones Index

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Lord Digby Jones told Andrew Neil before the referendum that there would not be a single job lost because of Brexit.

So far, we have identified
263 companies
that have reduced staff numbers because of Brexit!

See the companies

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Cost of Brexit So Far

Total cost to the UK since the Brexit referendum

According to the Bank of England voting to leave the European Union has cost Britain more than £440 million a week in lost growth since the referendum.

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Brexit what's next

The Guardian view on Biden’s UN speech: cooperation not competition | Editorial

The US president is right to say he does not want a cold war with China

“We’re not seeking – say it again, we are not seeking – a new cold war or a world divided into rigid blocs,” President Joe Biden told the United Nations general assembly on Tuesday. That is a relief. Washington’s undeclared opponent is, as almost all observers agree, Beijing. In his address, however, Mr Biden made it clear he is determined to ensure that the rise of China will not mean the decline of the US.

The US president said he was willing to “work together with our democratic partners” on breakthroughs in technology which can be “used to lift people up … and advance human freedom – not to suppress dissent or target minority communities”. This is admirable rhetoric, though some sceptics may spy the promotion of US national interests under the guise of a foreign policy that favours democracies. There are also dangers in an overly hawkish prosecution of this approach. Pushing Ukraine’s membership in Nato as a pro-democracy step may bring about a Russian military response. Taiwan’s democracy has to be defended without Washington being pulled into a confrontation with Beijing. The challenges of this era, such as the climate emergency, also require international cooperation to deliver global public goods and prevent beggar-thy-neighbour policies.

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22/09/2021 - www.theguardian.com

Joe’s reality check: sure you’re World King, Boris – but only of England

Prime minister’s bluster meets real world as promised post-Brexit trade deal fails to materialise

When the highlight of your first trip to the US as prime minister is an awkward minute-long conversation with the president about a shared interest in trains, it’s probably fair to say that things haven’t gone quite as well as hoped. Boris Johnson may feel himself to be the unassailable world king in the UK, but on the other side of the Atlantic he’s pretty much a nobody.

The Americans could scarcely have made the prime minister feel less welcome if they’d tried. His lowest point had been the exchange of presents. He had given Joe Biden a book by the astronaut Tim Peake. Biden had clearly forgotten to get Boris anything because he fumbled around for a White House watch. Nothing quite says you really don’t give a damn than something rustled up at the last minute from the downstairs gift shop.

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22/09/2021 - www.theguardian.com

Can Boris Johnson expect UK-US trade deal to go ahead?

His closeness to Trump has not helped and if agreement were struck by 2024 it would be considered rapid progress

Three reasons. First, Britain exports more to the US than to any other country. When added together, the countries of the European Union count for more, but almost 15% of the UK’s goods exports went to the US last year. The US is also the No 1 country for UK services exports.

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22/09/2021 - www.theguardian.com


About EMStaffs.UK

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EMStaffs.UK is a source of high quality information, data and analysis for anyone interested in the implications of Brexit on Staffordshire and the UK. We only include articles that are accurate, factual, properly sourced, and well-written.

This is a campaigning site that aims to support those who believe that Brexit is a disaster for Staffordhire, the UK and its citizens. This is not the place to discuss our articles, we provide Facebook and Twitter links for that, but we hope this site will inspire you to dig deeper into topics of interest. We believe that Brexit can, and must, be reversed using whatever democratic means are available.

Below you can find a few of the most recent articles added to EMStaffs.UK To find other articles use the Menu on the top right and select Articles. Here you will find a list of all articles and can search for articles on topics that are of interest.

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  • Latest Brexit News: the very latest Brexit-related news from around the media.
  • Brexit Impacts: a selection of databases detailing the disastrous consequences or Brexit.
  • Selected Media: links to carefully selected newspaper articles, videos, and podcasts.
  • Useful Links: links to fact checking sites and information sources.
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