A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

Brexit News Feeds

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28/01/2021 UK car production in 2020 slumped to lowest level since 1984 ,,

Covid pandemic resulted in output drop of 29%, the ‘worst in a generation’, say industry experts

UK car production slumped to its lowest level since 1984 last year amid the turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and Nissan overtook Jaguar Land Rover as the biggest British manufacturer.

The output of British car factories dropped by 29% compared with the year before – to about 921,000. It was the first time annual production had fallen below 1m since 2009, during the depths of the financial crisis.

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27/01/2021 Review of UK workers' rights post-Brexit is axed in sudden U-turn ,,

Only last week, new business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng confirmed consultation was going ahead

A controversial review into how EU employment rights protections could be changed after Brexit is no longer going ahead, the business secretary has announced.

In an interview with ITV’s Peston, Kwasi Kwarteng said: “So the review is no longer happening within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). I made it very very clear to officials in the department that we’re not interested in watering down workers’ rights.”

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27/01/2021 Wild eels driven from UK market ,,Brexit quirk makes Northern Ireland eel anglers reliant on Dutch demand. www.politico.eu Visit...
27/01/2021 French Brexit travel rules raise fears over Six Nations matches ,,
  • French government yet to issue travel exemptions
  • Organisers confident but have contingency plans

Fresh doubts over whether the Six Nations will go ahead as scheduled have emerged with Brexit red tape presenting a stumbling block to the tournament. Organisers have revealed they are still waiting on approval from the French government over travel exemptions – required with the UK no longer part of the EU – 10 days before the championship begins.

After the French authorities updated their regulations this week, all travellers from non-EU countries are subject to mandatory seven-day quarantine, including French citizens. That threatens France following their match at Twickenham as well trips to Paris for Scotland and Wales.

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27/01/2021 A Leading Respiratory Illness Expert Says Not Locking Down In September Has Caused A "Man-Made" Coronavirus Disaster ,,A leading expert in respiratory illnesses has said the number of Coronavirus cases and deaths this winter would have been far lower if the government had followed the advice of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) and introduced a “ci... www.politicshome.com Visit...
27/01/2021 Exiting Erasmus is an avoidable mistake ,,

Dr Hywel Ceri Jones, who helped found Erasmus, explains why abandoning it was such a mistake in the government's pursuit of a global Britain. "With its global interests in view, the closest UK involvement in Horizon and Erasmus is an obvious and necessary investment. It makes little economic or policy sense to join one but not the other."

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27/01/2021 Pig farmers to Boris Johnson: Please save our bacon ,,Farmers say Brexit has created tremendous trade hurdles, warning of a 'crisis' ahead. www.politico.eu Visit...
27/01/2021 Government press office, 26th Jan ,,

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27/01/2021 Boris Johnson Says Schools Must Stay Shut Until At Least 8 March ,,The Prime Minister has told parents they must keep their children at home for at least another six weeks as "it will not be possible to reopen schools” after the February half-term. www.politicshome.com Visit...
27/01/2021 Boris Johnson Confirms Travellers Returning From High Risk Countries Will Be Forced To Quarantine In Hotels For 10 Days ,,Travellers returning to the UK from 22 countries with a risk of new Covid variants will be forced to quarantine "without excemption", Boris Johnson has confirmed. www.politicshome.com Visit...
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