|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.Continue reading...
|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.”Continue reading...
|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||,,
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.Continue reading...
|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."
|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||,,
Poem, by Steve Pottinger
|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...|
With all the conflicting stories circulating about the various Covid-19 vaccinations, will you, or won’t you, go and get immunised when you get the call? Weighing up the pros and cons isn’t exactly easy.
|27/01/2021||Labour Defends Its Proposal To Vaccinate Teachers At Half-Term – Ahead Of Other Vulnerable Groups||,,Labour has said it should be possible to vaccinate all teachers and school staff at the February half-term without jeopardising other vulnerable groups in the queue because they believe there will be enough jabs to go round.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|27/01/2021||Blocked by my MP: the social media tactics of Robbie Moore and his fellow MPs||,,
Lydia Macpherson details her experience being blocked by her Conservative MP, Robbie Moore (Keighley), and how typical this now is of Conservative MPs. "But far too many MPs manipulate us using social media, and calling them out can have consequences that extend beyond the frustration of being blocked."
The post Blocked by my MP: the social media tactics of Robbie Moore and his fellow MPs appeared first on Yorkshire Bylines.
|27/01/2021||Robert Jenrick Defends Government Handling Of Pandemic After "Monumental Mistakes" Claim||,,After the UK recorded 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 Labour has accused the government of "monumental mistakes" in its handling of the pandemic.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|27/01/2021||New solar power global opportunity for the UK||,,
Researchers at Oxford University department of physics have developed a new world-beating solar panel using the semiconductor perovskite. Perovskite is a semiconductor that can transport electric charge when light strikes the material. Oxford PV, an Oxford University spin-off, has spent more than a decade working on improving the efficiency of solar technology.
|26/01/2021||When it’s no longer right to roam||,,
Buried away in the Conservative Party’s election manifesto in 2019 was a promise to “make intentional trespass a criminal offence”. And now, in the middle of a grossly mismanaged pandemic, when a need for the big outdoors has arguably never been more important, the government is beginning to act on this particular pledge, meaning even less of the UK’s land could be available to us than is currently available.
|26/01/2021||‘Mackerel maternity ward’ Ireland angry at Brexit fishing waters carve-up||,,Ireland’s catch losses in price terms are roughly double those for other EU nations, says Cabinet minister.||www.politico.eu||Visit...|
|26/01/2021||Boris Johnson Said He Was "Deeply Sorry For Every Life Lost" As UK Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 100,000||,,The Prime Minister said he took "full responsibility for everything that the government has done" as the UK surpassed 100,000 coronavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|26/01/2021||Thoughts on Joe Biden from an American perspective||,,
Kerry Pearson speaks with a range of Americans from all different backgrounds to try and understand their views of Biden and their hopes and fears for the future.
The post Thoughts on Joe Biden from an American perspective appeared first on Yorkshire Bylines.
|26/01/2021||UK Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 100,000 After 1,631 More Deaths Recorded In 24 Hours||,,A grim milestone has been passed in the coronavirus pandemic as more than 100,000 in the UK have died after testing positive for Covid-19.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|26/01/2021||Brexit: Dutch warehouse boom as UK firms forced to invest abroad||,,
Hornby and JD Sports among firms after space to offset port delays, extra freight costs plus new VAT and customs fees
Logistics and warehousing companies in the Netherlands are being inundated with requests from British businesses looking to rent warehouse space, as the country experiences a Brexit boom in investment and jobs.
Thousands of small businesses have been plunged into crisis by the UK’s departure from the EU, with exports to the continent collapsing because of delays at ports, increased shipping costs, and the sudden addition of VAT, customs duties, and in some cases tariffs, on shipments sent from the UK to customers within the bloc.Continue reading...
|26/01/2021||EU citizens stopped at UK border with extra demands to prove status||,,Arriving in the UK felt like crossing the US border, says affected Finnish national.||www.politico.eu||Visit...|
|26/01/2021||Yorkshire’s approach to life seems to suggest we’ve been maintaining our distance||,,
Emily Horner digs into the analysis from Google indicating that the people of Yorkshire have adapted their way of life in the pandemic. "Overall, these Google reports show that Yorkshire’s tendency to ‘just get on with it’ has remained strong, with most of us sticking to the rules and making the best of things."
The post Yorkshire’s approach to life seems to suggest we’ve been maintaining our distance appeared first on Yorkshire Bylines.
|26/01/2021||'An absolute killer': small UK firms struggle with Brexit VAT rules||,,
Britain is no longer part of the EU VAT area, leading to extra costs for companies exporting to Europe
Small British businesses exporting to the EU are struggling to navigate a new VAT regime, with one tax advisory firm receiving up to 200 calls a week from worried companies.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said its members are facing “significant issues” as a result of leaving the EU VAT area. “Businesses just did not have enough time to prepare for this,” said Selwyn Stein, managing director of VAT IT, a firm that helps reclaim the sales tax. “They’re being hit by a rulebook from 27 separate countries, when they are used to dealing with the EU as a single bloc.Continue reading...
|26/01/2021||EU citizens offered financial incentives to leave UK||,,
European nationals added to voluntary returns scheme, which can include flights and up to £2,000 for resettlement
EU citizens are being offered financial incentives to leave the UK, the Guardian has learned, months before the deadline to apply for settled status.
From 1 January EU citizens have quietly been added to the government’s voluntary returns scheme where financial support is offered as an encouragement to return to their country of origin.Continue reading...
|26/01/2021||Ireland’s bakers feel the Brexit heat||,,Imports of British flour face steep tariffs over use of Canadian wheat.||www.politico.eu||Visit...|
|26/01/2021||Tory MP Warns Children Are “Falling Out Of Society” As Pressure Mounts To Reopen Schools||,,A Conservative MP and former teacher has expressed fear of irreparable damage being done to children’s wellbeing with schools closed as a result of coronavirus measures.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|26/01/2021||Will independent cinemas survive a post-pandemic world?||,,
The Covid-19 pandemic has sent the film industry into decline. With fewer films being made for big screen release, will the independent cinemas we know and love financially recover from the pandemic? In December 2020, the government offered over £16m in grants, as part of their Cultural Recovery Fund, to more than 200 independent cinemas […]
The post Will independent cinemas survive a post-pandemic world? appeared first on Yorkshire Bylines.
|26/01/2021||UK’s small firms brace for Brexit trade hit||,,Polling for POLITICO comes as exporters warn of 'completely unfeasible' situation.||www.politico.eu||Visit...|
|26/01/2021||Vaccines Minister Says It's "Far Too Early" To Book Summer Holidays||,,Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi has warned off planning for summer holidays, while an announcement is expected today on whether people will be required to formally quarantine on entering the UK.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|26/01/2021||Monolingualism: the thorn in post-Brexit Britain’s side||,,
Oliver Lawrie looks at how our lack of knowledge of other languages will impede us in the post-Brexit world. "Fewer than 3,000 students sat A-level German in 2018. That’s about 5 percent of the number of people who would attend one average football match in the UK."
The post Monolingualism: the thorn in post-Brexit Britain’s side appeared first on Yorkshire Bylines.
|26/01/2021||The bureaucratic battle to make the Brexit deal work||,,A slew of new committees are needed as the Brexit war becomes a battle for the peace.||www.politico.eu||Visit...|
|25/01/2021||On Burns Night, Scottish Americans wait for haggis dividend from Brexit||,,The traditional Scots dish is not welcome on the other side of the Atlantic.||www.politico.eu||Visit...|
|25/01/2021||Wanting Children Back In School Does Not Make You A Lockdown Sceptic, MPs Warn||,,The push to get children back into the classroom should not be seen as part of ‘anti-lockdown’ scepticism, a senior Tory has warned.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|25/01/2021||Mastercard to raise fees by at least 400% for EU firms selling to UK customers||,,
Change from October could lead to higher prices for those paying with UK-issued cards
Mastercard is to increase the fees EU firms face to take payments from online shoppers from the UK by at least 400%, in a move that could mean higher prices for consumers.
When a credit or debit card is used, a percentage of the purchase price is paid by the retailer to the bank that issued it as an interchange fee, which is set by a payments firm.Continue reading...
|25/01/2021||Brussels warns Britain against downgrading EU ambassador’s status||,,
Denying mission full privileges under the Vienna convention risks poisoning diplomatic ties, No 10 told
Downing Street has been warned by Brussels that downgrading the status of the EU’s ambassador to the UK will poison diplomatic relations for years to come.
The UK has so far declined to grant the bloc’s representative, João Vale de Almeida, and his 25-strong mission the privileges and immunities afforded to diplomats under the Vienna convention.Continue reading...
|25/01/2021||Almost Four Out Of Five Over-80s Have Received A Covid Vaccine But Lockdown Must Continue, Matt Hancock Says||,,The Health Secretary said one in nine adults in the UK had now received the jab, but warned the NHS was still under "intense pressure" following surging hospitalisations.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|25/01/2021||What Quarantine Hotels Cost In Other Countries As UK Scheme Looks Likely To Get Go Ahead||,,“Quarantine hotels” for overseas visitors to the UK are expected to be approved tomorrow. Similar measures in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong cost up to £2,600.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|25/01/2021||Government Challenged To Explain Its Schools Reopening Plan As "Dismayed" MPs Warn They Cannot Stay Closed Until Easter||,,Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is expected to announce this week that schools will not reopen immediately after the February half term.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|25/01/2021||Mastercard fees for UK purchases from EU to increase fivefold||,,Critics have called the move ‘opportunistic’ and ‘alarming.’||www.politico.eu||Visit...|
|24/01/2021||Labour bids to be seen as able and competent, not bold and radical | Larry Elliott||,,
Never mind being big and bold, Keir Starmer and Anneliese Dodds want to be seen as competent managers
Big economic shocks tend to do for prime ministers. Jim Callaghan was finished after the winter of discontent, and the writing was on the wall for John Major once the Bank of England lost its fight with George Soros and his fellow speculators on Black Wednesday. Gordon Brown would have had a decent chance of beating David Cameron had it not been for the financial crash.
Brown’s defeat in 2010 was the start of a run of four election defeats for Labour, something that last happened between 1979 and 1992. Since it became a party of government in the 1920s it has never lost five in a row.Continue reading...
|24/01/2021||The UK Is A “Long, Long Way” From Lifting Tough Coronavirus Restrictions, Matt Hancock Says||,,Those hoping for lockdown measures to be eased soon have had their hopes dashed this morning after Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the UK was still a "long, long way" from being able to lift the toughest measures.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|24/01/2021||The bill for Boris Johnson’s Brexit is coming in and it’s punishingly steep | Andrew Rawnsley||,,
Ministers say it is just teething trouble. To many businesses it feels more like root canal surgery without the benefit of anaesthetic
You would have to possess a heart of stone not to weep with laughter at some of those who are now suddenly complaining about Brexit. It is a bit late for Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist party, those lusty sponsors of the great experiment with the UK’s prosperity, to be wailing that they have been betrayed. I smiled to see that Roger Daltrey, the Leave-supporting lead singer of the Who, has joined the chorus of rock stars furious that the post-Brexit visa rules will ruin their prospects of touring across the Channel. Mr Daltrey will have to sing Won’t Get Fooled Again to himself before moving on to Boris the Spider and I Can’t Explain.
It is particularly rending for the soul to witness the rightwing press discovering that the cause they so noisily championed is not the nirvana that they sold to their readers. They were cheering when Boris Johnson flourished the Brexit deal that he concluded on Christmas Eve and proclaimed: “This is a cakeist treaty.” The UK would be having the sweet stuff and eating it by gaining lots of shiny new benefits from being outside the EU while still enjoying the historical advantages of frictionless trade with its closest neighbours.Continue reading...
|24/01/2021||Netflix still several steps ahead in strategy for wooing subscribers||,,
Many thought the streaming service would come unstuck with its debt-fuelled growth, but the pandemic changed all that
Only Frank Underwood could amass as much power in such a short space of time. Nearly eight years after Netflix used House of Cards as the launch of its global empire, the streaming service announced last week that it now had more than 200 million subscribers. The pandemic has hastened the company’s transformation from a debt-laden digital upstart into an essential part of the TV landscape in homes across the world.
In 2013, when Netflix’s first original series made its debut, the company had 30 million (mostly US) subscribers. This was six years after it moved from being a DVD-by-post business to a streaming pioneer. Since then it has added 170 million subscribers in more than 190 countries and its pandemic-fuelled results last week sent Netflix’s market value to an all-time high of $259bn.Continue reading...
|24/01/2021||Brexit has left us all at sea – even the fishing industry||,,
The paralysis at Britain’s new borders was wholly foreseeable to those not led astray by zealotry and ignorance in high office
Teething troubles? Bumps in the road? Pull the other one, Mr Gove. As the daily news from fishing crews, farmers, road hauliers, wine merchants, musicians and thousands of businesses up and down the land – not least in Northern Ireland – confirms, Brexit tier 3 is indeed a disaster. Far from having teething troubles that disappear, many of these businesses are having their commercial teeth extracted.
It becomes increasingly manifest by the day that this is a Conservative act of conscious economic self-harm which, in an ideal world, would be rescinded before things get a lot worse. Not to put too fine a point upon it, Brexit is not only a disaster: it is also plain stupid.Continue reading...
|24/01/2021||Joe Biden and Boris Johnson talk alliance, climate, coronavirus||,,Johnson congratulated Biden for his inauguration and praised Biden's decision to reenter the Paris climate agreement.||www.politico.com||Visit...|
|23/01/2021||Move to EU to avoid Brexit costs, firms told||,,
Exporters advised by Department for International Trade officials to form EU-based companies to circumvent border issues
British businesses that export to the continent are being encouraged by government trade advisers to set up separate companies inside the EU in order to get around extra charges, paperwork and taxes resulting from Brexit, the Observer can reveal.
In an extraordinary twist to the Brexit saga, UK small businesses are being told by advisers working for the Department for International Trade (DIT) that the best way to circumvent border issues and VAT problems that have been piling up since 1 January is to register new firms within the EU single market, from where they can distribute their goods far more freely.Continue reading...
|23/01/2021||Cheshire cheesemaker says business left with £250,000 'Brexit hole'||,,
Simon Spurrell says his firm lost 20% of sales and will switch £1m investment to France
A commercial cheesemaker in Cheshire has been left with a £250,000 Brexit hole in his business as a direct result of the UK’s departure from the EU on 1 January.
Simon Spurrell said he has lost 20% of his sales overnight after discovering he needed to provide a £180 health certificate on retail orders to consumers in the EU, including those buying personal gift packs of his award-winning wax-wrapped cheese worth £25 or £30.Continue reading...
|23/01/2021||A Tory Lockdown Revolt Is Looming As MPs Threaten To Rebel If Vaccine Target Is Hit With No Exit Plan||,,The government is being told by a growing number of its own MPs that a plan to remove coronavirus restrictions must be published if the vaccine target is reached next month – or face a Commons rebellion.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|22/01/2021||New Variant Of Covid-19 Could Be More Deadly Than Previous Strains, Boris Johnson Says||,,The Prime Minister has said the mutant variant of Covid-19 first discovered in the UK is believed to be more deadly than the previously identified versions.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|22/01/2021||MEPs vote to add Channel and British Virgin Islands to tax haven blacklist||,,
UK overseas territories such as Cayman Islands also may lose protection once afforded by UK’s EU membership
The European parliament is pushing for UK overseas territories and crown dependencies, including the British Virgin Islands, Guernsey and Jersey, to be added to an EU tax havens blacklist after the conclusion of the Brexit deal.
Sending a signal that tougher action on tax avoidance was required in response to the coronavirus pandemic, MEPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of adding more nations and territories to the list of non-cooperative jurisdictions.Continue reading...
|22/01/2021||Vaccine Supply Will Be Increased In Areas Of The UK Falling Behind On Priority Groups||,,Areas of the country that have not inoculated as many people in the top priority groups compared to regions like the North East and Yorkshire will receive a boost to vaccine supplies.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|22/01/2021||A Row Has Broken Out Over The Independence Of A Major Review Into Children In Care||,,The independence of a major review into children in care in England has been called into question after the government appointed a charity boss whose organisation is primarily funded by the Department for Education to lead it.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|22/01/2021||Centuries Old Shellfish Traders Are Facing Collapse After EU Exports Are Banned Altogether||,,The government faces pressure to provide "as much support as humanly possible" to UK shellfish traders who have seen their exports grind to a halt as post-Brexit rules mean their catches are now totally banned from the EU.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|22/01/2021||Brexit: Retailers warn they could burn goods stuck in EU||,,UK retailers may abandon goods EU customers want to return because it is cheaper than bringing them home.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/01/2021||Brexit: Nissan commits to keep making cars in Sunderland||,,The Japanese car maker has told the BBC its Sunderland plant is secure for the long term.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|21/01/2021||UK accused of 'petty' behaviour in EU diplomat row||,,Ex-ministers have criticised the UK for downgrading the diplomatic status of the EU's ambassador.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|21/01/2021||Priti Patel Announces £6,400 House Party Fine In Crackdown On People Breaking Lockdown||,,The government will introduce tougher new penalties for attending parties during lockdown with fines of up to £6,400 for persistent offenders.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|21/01/2021||EU website purchases: the import charges UK customers have to pay||,,
Consumers now face UK VAT, rather than local rates, as well as customs duty and courier admin charges
Before Brexit, UK consumers were free to buy items from anywhere in the EU without incurring import duties and other charges. That all changed on 1 January 2021.
Online orders up to £135 are now supposed to have the UK’s prevailing VAT rate added at the point of sale by the EU retailer, which has to have registered with HM Revenue & Customs.Continue reading...
|21/01/2021||Nearly Two Thirds Of People Back The £20-A-Week Increase In Universal Credit||,,Exclusive polling for PoliticsHome has revealed 62 percent of people polled are in favour of the government keeping the £20-a-week increase in Universal Credit welfare payments beyond March 2021.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|21/01/2021||Brexit: 'I was asked to pay an extra £82 for my £200 coat'||,,Shoppers buying items from Europe now have to pay customs or VAT charges on those above a certain value.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|21/01/2021||Hilary Benn Is "Frustrated" The Brexit Committee Was Disbanded As Border Chaos Spirals||,,The government’s decision to shut down the Brexit committee just days after UK agreed a free trade deal with the European Union was a “big frustration” and means ministers will face less scrutiny, committee chair Hilary Benn told PoliticsHome.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|21/01/2021||Coronavirus Infection Rates Could Have Seen A "Recent Uptick", A New Study Warns||,,A major study led by Imperial College London has found that coronavirus infections did not slow and may have actually increased during the first 10 days of the latest national lockdown measures.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|21/01/2021||Gavin Williamson Claims No One Could Have Predicted Schools Would Have To Close In January||,,Gavin Williamson has promised that teachers and parents will get two-weeks notice before schools reopen after claiming no one could have predicted their closure earlier this month.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|20/01/2021||Joe Biden is now president, but Trump has changed the US for a generation | Martin Kettle||,,
Biden’s warm inauguration words will not reset the dials. The era of US global leadership can’t be rebuilt quickly, if at all
Donald Trump departed today from the American presidency as he arrived four years ago: vain, cruel and telling lies, without any vestige of grace or magnanimity.
There was no acknowledgment of, still less apology for, his deranged delinquency in the face of Covid, or of his election defeat – failures that made the nervy, locked-down inauguration of Joe Biden inevitable. But Trump leaves having changed America.Continue reading...
|20/01/2021||The Guardian view on Brexit and bureaucracy: the cost of absurdity | Editorial||,,
Conservatives continue to obsess about the burden to business of red tape, except where it is real – at the EU border
Among the various grievances that led to Britain’s departure from the European Union, resentment of worker protections was not dominant for most voters. But it was a point of urgency among many Conservative MPs, for whom freedom to deregulate was the purpose of Brexit.
That is what they meant by regaining sovereignty: emancipation from rules that, in Eurosceptic demonology, suffocate enterprise and limit prosperity. In that ideological conception, a successful Brexit is one that casts off the bureaucratic shackles as soon as possible.Continue reading...
|20/01/2021||Joe Biden Celebrates “Democracy’s Day” As He Is Sworn In As The 46th US President||,,Boris Johnson has said he “looks forward” to working with President Joe Biden as the Democrat is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|20/01/2021||Andy Burnham Rejects Suggestion Government Could Decide Which Regions Can Re-Open Schools First||,,The mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has called on government to publish a date for when all schools can start to re-open rather than deciding on a regional basis.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|20/01/2021||Boris Johnson Says He Doesn’t Know How Many Investigations Were Compromised By Wiped Police Records||,,The prime minister has admitted to MPs that the government doesn’t know how many ongoing investigations have been affected by an IT error that saw as many as 403,000 records wiped from a police database.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|20/01/2021||Labour Is Pressuring The Government To Save Musicians From "Devastating" Brexit Touring Rules||,,The Labour Party has issued a plea to the government to secure visa-free tour access to the European Union for UK-based musicians and artists facing a mountain of bureaucracy as a result of Brexit.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|20/01/2021||Brexit trade deal: What does it mean for fishing?||,,Fishing was one of the sticking points of the UK-EU trade negotiations but now a deal has been done.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|20/01/2021||Donald Trump Has Pardoned Right Wing Strategist Steve Bannon In The Final Hours Of His Presidency||,,The architect of Donald Trump's 2016 Presidential campaign, strategist Steve Bannon, has been pardoned hours before Trump leaves office.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|20/01/2021||Should the UK adopt an American-style post-election transition period?||,,If Joe Biden had won a general election in the UK rather than the US, he would have assumed office immediately and his administration would now be in its third month. But is such a swift transition of power a good thing?||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|19/01/2021||Brexit was a typically English revolution – one that left the elites unharmed | Rafael Behr||,,
Our ruling class is expert in maintaining a myth of continuity, and absorbing supporters from the ranks of the aggrieved
Jacob Rees-Mogg’s star has waned since his glory days leading backbench rebellions against Theresa May. He is on TV less, playing to smaller crowds. I caught him the other week on the BBC Parliament channel telling the Commons that fish unable to reach EU markets were “better and happier” because Brexit makes them more British.
Watching his performance, I recalled the perennially startling fact about Rees-Mogg: he is younger than Kylie Minogue (also Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn, but Minogue is the more arresting comparator for some reason).
|19/01/2021||I last saw my Spanish dad when I was eight. A new passport won't change that | Francisco Garcia||,,
The decision to apply for Spanish citizenship isn’t just about paperwork, it’s freighted with a lifetime’s worth of confusion
On my birth certificate, Christobal Garcia-Ferrea is listed as a painter and decorator, though his occupation has never struck me as the most compelling thing about him. I’ve not seen my father since I was eight, and now – despite my name – there’s little about me that betrays the Spanish heritage I supposedly inherited from him.
Christobal moved to Britain from Spain in the early 1990s. He had it OK here, at first. He was lively, handsome and often enthusiastically in pursuit of a good time, as men in their early 20s often are. Never too far from song, or heroic all-night drinking sessions. He’d met my mum in La Línea, a little coastal city on the Spanish side of the Gibraltar border, though they were back in London before too long. Christobal’s English wasn’t great and work was hard to come by. Things started to slip. His drinking worsened and grew to long periods of absence. And then, in 1999, he made an abrupt return to Spain after my mother’s death from breast cancer.Continue reading...
|18/01/2021||Brexit: Fishing firms hold London protest over disruption||,,Boris Johnson promises £23m in compensation for exporters which have lost orders due to delays.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|18/01/2021||The Guardian view on Boris Johnson's plan: levelling down, not up | Editorial||,,
The prime minister should be ditching the economic doctrine that is causing so much misery. Instead, he is using Brexit to supercharge it
Today’s Conservative party is the opposite of what it pretends to be. Boris Johnson’s great crusade, he claimed, was to level up Britain. Coronavirus affects everyone, but not equally. Wealthier folk can shrug off the economic shock; the poor cannot. The best way to help those at the very bottom of society is to give them money directly. Whether it’s to feed hungry children or to ensure hundreds of thousands don’t slip into poverty by not cutting benefits from their current level, Mr Johnson seems unwilling to stump up the cash.
Yet the government seems unconcerned about losing £26bn because companies can’t pay back the Covid loans that the state guaranteed. It is puzzling that ministers cannot find a fraction of that for the poor. What is at stake is a conservative principle of personal responsibility: it is up to parents to feed their children and to get the cash to run their lives. Clinging to such ideas in the teeth of a pandemic appears foolish. But Mr Johnson’s skill in politics has been to reconcile apparently irreconcilable ideas.Continue reading...
|14/01/2021||Jacob Rees-Mogg says fish are British and 'happier' because of Brexit – video||,,
The leader of the House of Commons claimed fish delayed for export because of the introduction of the post-Brexit fishing regime were 'happier' because they are now British. 'The key is we’ve got our fish back,' he told MPs. 'They’re now British fish and they’re better and happier fish for it'Continue reading...
|13/01/2021||Brexit: 'My £50,000 shellfish lorry was delayed for 30 hours'||,,A Welsh shellfish exporter says she is struggling with new post-Brexit border rules.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/01/2021||Brexit: Five surprising consequences||,,Confiscated ham sandwiches, delayed Scottish salmon and other fallout from the new regime.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/01/2021||Brexit: MP says teething problem remark is an 'insult'||,,The DUP's Ian Paisley says the Irish Sea border is having "severe economic consequences".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/01/2021||Brexit: Supermarkets call for action on NI food supplies||,,Retailers have been grappling with problems importing some products from Great Britain||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/01/2021||'Welcome to Brexit': Dutch officials seize ham sandwiches from British drivers – video||,,
Dutch TV news has aired footage of customs officers confiscating ham sandwiches from drivers arriving by ferry from the UK under post-Brexit rules banning personal imports of meat and dairy products into the EU.
Shown on the current affairs programme EenVandaag, officials wearing hi-vis jackets explained to startled car and lorry drivers at the Hook of Holland ferry terminal that since Brexit, “you are no longer allowed to bring certain foods to Europe ...” A bemused driver with several sandwiches wrapped in tin foil asked if he could surrender the meat and keep the bread. One customs officer replied: “No, everything will be confiscated. Welcome to Brexit, sir, I’m sorry.”
The ban came into force on New Year’s Day as the Brexit transition period came to an end, with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) saying travellers should “use, consume, or dispose of” prohibited items at or before the border
|12/01/2021||Brexit leaves Spain's Costa Brits facing dilemmas||,,British expats in Spain tell the BBC how the new post-Brexit rules have changed their lives.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/01/2021||Brexit: UK driver has ham sandwiches confiscated at Dutch border||,,Dutch TV films officials confiscating ham sandwiches from UK drivers under new food import rules.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/01/2021||Global health insurance card to replace EHIC under new rules||,,UK residents can apply for the new card to access emergency medical care when their EHIC card runs out.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|10/01/2021||Keir Starmer says he will not campaign for return of EU free movement – video||,,
The Labour leader said his party had to be honest with the public, and that if it won the next general election a major renegotiation of the Brexit treaty would not be possibleContinue reading...
|08/01/2021||Brexit: M&S temporarily cuts hundreds of products in NI||,,Criticism of new Brexit trade rules is growing as firms warn of more bureaucracy, higher costs and delays.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|08/01/2021||Were there hold-ups in first week after Brexit?||,,Low traffic at borders has meant there have been few problems in Kent, but there have been other issues.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|08/01/2021||Brexit barriers for the arts 'heartbreaking'||,,Industry leaders say uncertainty over future funding is causing concern.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/01/2021||Brexit: Fresh test for Irish Sea trade border processes||,,As businesses return to work after Christmas, the amount of freight moving through NI will increase.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/01/2021||Brexit: Arlene Foster sees 'gateway of opportunity' in UK-EU trade deal||,,NI's first minister says the UK-EU deal eases "some of the difficulties with the NI Protocol".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/01/2021||‘We’re going home’: Britons told pre-Brexit ID documents invalid for flights to Spain – video||,,
Journalist and photographer Max Duncan was told his green residency paper was no longer valid as he interviewed Britons barred from flying home to Spain.
People were prevented from boarding a joint BA-Iberia flight to Madrid on Saturday night after airline staff said their pre-Brexit residency papers were no longer validContinue reading...
|01/01/2021||Brexit: New era for UK as it completes separation from European Union||,,Boris Johnson celebrates the "freedom in our hands" as the long Brexit process comes to a conclusion.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|01/01/2021||Brexit: Are the borders ready?||,,With a Brexit deal done, we look at the challenges to come at British borders.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|01/01/2021||Brexit trade deal places Europe back at centre of UK politics||,,
Analysis: Far from being free of the EU, Johnson now faces the economic reality of his political demands
In the words of one official in Brussels involved in the Brexit negotiations, the last year “accelerated the grieving process” over the UK’s departure from the EU.
This is not to say the bloc’s institutions will be celebrating the country’s passing from the single market and customs union, 48 years to the day after its accession to the then European Communities on 1 January 1973. It remains a devastating loss to the EU, from which the full repercussions are yet to be seen even four and a half years after the referendum.Continue reading...
|01/01/2021||Brexit: Seven things changing on 1 January||,,What will be different about the UK's relationship with the EU from 1 January 2021?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/12/2020||'This is the beginning': Boris Johnson signs post-Brexit trade deal – video||,,
Boris Johnson signed his post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union on Wednesday, adding his signature to that of EU chiefs after the document was flown from Brussels to LondonContinue reading...
|31/12/2020||Brexit: Gibraltar gets UK-Spain deal to keep open border||,,The deal - yet to become a treaty - enables Spanish workers to continue entering Gibraltar freely.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/12/2020||Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far?||,,A new trade deal between the EU and UK comes into force from 1 January.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/12/2020||'A day for hope': UK and Spain agree draft deal on post-Brexit status of Gibraltar – video||,,
British and Spanish negotiators have reached a draft agreement on the future of Gibraltar after Brexit. Spain’s foreign minister, Arancha González Laya, welcomed the deal which she said meant the British Overseas Territory on the southern tip of the Iberian peninsula would be able to join EU programmes and policies such as SchengenContinue reading...
|31/12/2020||Passports and permits: what are the biggest changes to expect after Brexit?||,,
Industry leaders warn of invisible chaos as businesses grapple with trading rules and software systems
The bells of Big Ben will chime to mark the occasion but there will be no street parties or chaos on the roads for the arrival of Brexit at 11pm, when the transition period ends.
Covid curbs mean the roads of Kent and streets of Dover, emblematic of the divorce from the EU, are expected to be deserted with little public sign of the abrupt end of a 47-year relationship with the EU.Continue reading...
|31/12/2020||Brexit: Dover-Calais route 'will work well on 1 January'||,,Channel Tunnel operator Getlink says there will not be congestion when new trading rules begin later.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/12/2020||Brexit: What is a level playing field?||,,What are people talking about when they refer to a level playing field and what has it to do with Brexit?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/12/2020||Sector by sector: are British firms ready for post-Brexit trade?||,,
Analysis: From retail to aviation to pharmaceuticals, we look at what will change from 1 January
After months of tortuous negotiations between the UK and the EU, a Brexit trade deal was agreed at almost the last minute. But how prepared are UK businesses for the significant changes that will come into force on 1 January? Are they happy with the terms of the agreement?Continue reading...
|31/12/2020||Brexit: New EU trade arrangements to begin after Parliament vote||,,The UK's hard-fought agreement with the EU is set to come into force at 23:00 GMT on Thursday.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/12/2020||Brexit: What you need to know about the UK leaving the EU||,,The UK and EU begin a new relationship on 1 January 2021.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/12/2020||Brexit: How will it affect my holiday to Spain? And other questions||,,We answer some of your questions about Brexit.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/12/2020||Brexit: Labour aides quit over Starmer's backing for trade deal||,,Three frontbenchers were among 36 Labour MPs to defy orders to back laws enacting post-Brexit deal.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/12/2020||MSPs vote to 'refuse consent' for Brexit deal||,,The Scottish Parliament is set to demand a "pause" to Brexit rather than the deal negotiated with the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/12/2020||Post-Brexit trade: UK having its cake and eating it, says Boris Johnson||,,The PM refuses to acknowledge his post-Brexit trade deal brings new barriers to trade, in a BBC interview.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/12/2020||Labour to back Brexit deal as SNP says Scotland is ‘united’ against bill – video||,,
Boris Johnson celebrated the Brexit bill as MPs debated the deal he negotiated with the EU. The agreement was condemned by SNP’s leader in the Commons, Ian Blackford, and criticised but backed by Labour’s Keir Starmer.
The deal is expected to sail through the parliamentary approval process in just a day, with the backing of LabourContinue reading...
|30/12/2020||Brexit: What are the key points of the deal?||,,These are the most important aspects of the UK-EU deal, and what they mean for people's lives and businesses.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/12/2020||From Brussels to the Palace: how Brexit deal will be passed in a day||,,
EU (future relationship) bill to pass through all parliamentary stages - and get royal assent - on Wednesday
MPs and peers are expected to approve the Brexit trade deal with the EU on Wednesday, in a frantic day of parliamentary activity.Continue reading...
|29/12/2020||What's the timetable for parliament's vote on the Brexit trade deal?||,,
European Union (future relationship) bill is expected to go through both the Commons and Lords in just a day
It is a time of year when MPs might typically still be at home chomping through Christmas leftovers. But, instead of devouring turkey sandwiches during the festive break, they will probably be leafing through pages of draft legislation in preparation for Wednesday’s vote on the historic Brexit trade deal with the EU.Continue reading...
|28/12/2020||Brexit: NI MPs to vote against trade deal in Commons||,,The trade deal does not address "many issues that are damaging to Northern Ireland", says a DUP MP.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/12/2020||Brexit: 'Bumpy' period expected as UK adjusts to new EU rules||,,Ministers warn of "practical and procedural changes" when the Brexit transition period ends this week.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/12/2020||Committees, visas and climate change: Brexit experts' verdicts on the deal details||,,
From practical impacts on business travellers to odd references to obsolete software, three Brexologists dive deep
Experts are still poring over the 1,246-page Brexit trade deal, but the devil is always in the detail.
Dozens of UK-EU committees overseeing all aspects of the deal will now have to be set up, committing the UK and the EU to semi-permanent Brexit negotiations.Continue reading...
|28/12/2020||Brexit deal: What is in it?||,,A post-Brexit agreement has been announced. Here are 10 key questions.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|27/12/2020||Brexit: PM vows to focus on 'levelling up country' after securing deal||,,Boris Johnson promises "big changes" after Brexit, but fishermen's leaders accuse him of "caving in".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|27/12/2020||Rishi Sunak: Brexit offers chance to do things differently in financial sector – video||,,
The UK chancellor said on Sunday that Brexit offered Britain a chance to do things differently in financial services, despite Boris Johnson admitting the deal 'does not go as far as we would like' over the sector's access to EU markets. Under a system known as equivalence, access will not be granted to banks, insurers and other financial firms based in Britain unless their home rules are deemed by Brussels to be 'equivalent', or as robust as regulations in the blocContinue reading...
|26/12/2020||Brexit trade deal 'moment of national renewal', says Lord Frost||,,The UK's chief Brexit negotiator says the new trade agreement with the EU is "one of the biggest ever".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|26/12/2020||Brexit: UK and EU can have 'special relationship', says Michael Gove||,,The Cabinet Office minister says he has lost friends over Brexit and admits it turned UK politics "ugly".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/12/2020||Brexit deal 'will make UK safer', Priti Patel says||,,The home secretary says border controls will be "fairer" but there are concerns over data access.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/12/2020||Brexit: EU diplomats briefed on Brexit trade deal||,,The BBC has seen the 1,246-page document, which includes about 800 pages of annexes and footnotes.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|24/12/2020||Brexit: Boris Johnson hails free trade deal with EU||,,The deal between the UK and EU ends months of arguments over business rules and fishing rights.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|24/12/2020||Brexit trade deal 'not what was promised for Wales' says FM||,,First Minister Mark Drakeford says it is not what Wales was promised, but is better than no deal.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|24/12/2020||Johnson: Brexit deal 'resolves question that has bedevilled politics' – video||,,
Boris Johnson said the UK would be an ally and supporter to the EU, following the announcement that a Brexit deal had been reached between the two sides. Speaking in a news conference at Downing Street on Thursday, the prime minister said the deal had ensured the UK had 'taken back control' of its regulations, borders and lawsContinue reading...
|24/12/2020||Brexit: PM announces new deal between UK and EU||,,Boris Johnson called the deal between the UK and EU the ‘biggest trade deal yet’||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|24/12/2020||'Time to leave Brexit behind,' says EU's Ursula von der Leyen after deal agreed – video||,,
The European commission president said the Brexit trade deal was 'fair and balanced', but added that while she normally felt joy at the end of negotiations, she now felt satisfaction and relief. 'To all Europeans, I say: it’s time to leave Brexit behind,' she said. 'Our future is made in Europe'Continue reading...
|24/12/2020||European Commission announces ‘fair’ post-Brexit trade deal||,,The President of the European Commission announces the end of negotiations between the UK and EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|20/12/2020||When is the deadline for a Brexit trade and security deal?||,,
Timeframes to reach agreement explained with just 11 days before end of transition period
After nine months of talks and with just 11 days to go before the end of the transition period when the UK will leave the EU’s single market and customs union, there is still no sign of a post-Brexit trade and security deal.Continue reading...
|13/12/2020||Brexit: What would no deal mean?||,,What will it mean if there is no deal between the UK and EU by the end of the year?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/12/2020||Brexit trade deal: What do WTO rules or an Australia-style relationship mean?||,,If the UK leaves the EU without a trade deal it will have to trade on WTO terms.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/12/2020||Article 50, backstop etc: Brexit jargon explained||,,From free trade agreement to no deal, find out what the key terms mean.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/12/2020||Brexit: Malcolm Turnbull tells UK 'be careful what you wish for' over EU trade||,,Malcolm Turnbull tells BBC Question Time his country's arrangement with the EU has "large barriers".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|09/12/2020||Brexit: Lords defeat government in row over devolved powers||,,Critics of the Internal Market Bill say it will undermine devolution after the UK regains EU powers.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|08/12/2020||Brexit food supply fears grow: 'It's too late, baby'||,,The industry tells MPs it has not had enough time to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|05/12/2020||Brexit: UK-EU trade talks to resume over 'critical issues'||,,Negotiators will talk on Sunday, but "significant differences" between the two sides in post-Brexit trade talks remain.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/12/2020||Post-Brexit trade talks paused amid 'significant divergences'||,,Boris Johnson and European Commission chief Ursula Von Der Leyen will seek to break deadlock on Saturday.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/12/2020||Live animal exports to be banned in England and Wales||,,The environment secretary says the ban could be in place by the end of 2021 in a move away from EU rules.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/12/2020||Brexit trade: 'Serious disruption' risk at Channel post-transition period||,,Ministers are "taking limited responsibility" for readiness ahead of the transition period ending, MPs say.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|20/11/2020||Brexit: Progress made in tough areas, says EU chief||,,The president of the EU Commission says there has been recent "movement" in important areas.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|18/11/2020||Brexit: Lords defeat government twice over internal market law||,,Peers vote to change the bill dealing with internal markets after claims it would "shackle" devolved governments.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/09/2020||Brexit: Where are we now?||,,It's been out of the headlines for the past few months, but Brexit is back on the political menu||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|23/07/2020||Post-Brexit deal: What's happening in the UK-EU talks?||,,Both sides will soon have to decide when and how they compromise, or whether they are willing to walk away.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/07/2020||Brexit: What happens now?||,,Brexit officially happened on 31 January but the UK is now in a transition period until the end of 2020.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|27/02/2020||Brexit trade deal: What do the UK and EU want?||,,The UK and EU have set out their stalls for negotiations on their future relationship.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/01/2020||Brexit timeline told through culture||,,We take you through what's happened in the world since the EU referendum was announced.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|31/01/2020||Brexit: How did we get here? The past four years in two minutes||,,It's been more than three years since the UK voted to leave the European Union but how did we get here?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|13/12/2019||Why we lost – and where we go from here||,,
When the history of Brexit is written, the Lib Dems’ decision to let Johnson hold this election will be seen as a key strategic error.
|11/12/2019||7 reasons to vote Johnson out||,,
We can kick Johnson out. So brave the elements and vote for the candidates with the best chance of beating the Tories.
|11/12/2019||Trump sabotages Brexiters’ last-ditch safety net||,,
Relying on the WTO for our trade was always a terrible idea. Now that the US president has ripped a hole in it, it’s economic suicide.
|11/12/2019||With a final tactical voting push, we can beat Johnson||,,
Good news from YouGov poll is Tory lead is shrinking. Bad news is they are still ahead because too many pro-European votes are being wasted.
The post With a final tactical voting push, we can beat Johnson appeared first on InFacts.
|10/12/2019||Johnson won’t stop the chaos – that’s just propaganda||,,
A Tory victory means more chaos. The only way to end the arguments over Brexit and fix our real problems is to vote them out.
The post Johnson won’t stop the chaos – that’s just propaganda appeared first on InFacts.
|10/12/2019||Tories bully BBC because it’s easily cowed||,,
Johnson yesterday hinted he would axe the licence fee. This had two purposes: cover up his NHS blunder and pummel the BBC into submission.
|10/12/2019||At Christmas you tell the truth, but not if you’re Johnson||,,
PM rips off Love Actually in his video but misses out the punch line: “Just because it’s Christmas and at Christmas you tell the truth.”
The post At Christmas you tell the truth, but not if you’re Johnson appeared first on InFacts.
|10/12/2019||Don’t worry about voting tactically for Corbyn. He won’t win||,,
Right-wing press has branded Corbyn unelectable. They are right - he is. Not for the reasons they suggest, but because of simple maths.
The post Don’t worry about voting tactically for Corbyn. He won’t win appeared first on InFacts.
|09/12/2019||Tory “punch” propaganda backfires||,,
To cover up Johnson’s NHS disaster, Tories fabricate story about Labour activist punching Hancock aide.
|09/12/2019||Johnson’s dishonesty and disorganisation on Irish Sea border||,,
Not only is Johnson lying about surrendering to the EU demand for an internal UK border, he isn’t ready to deliver a deal by December 2020.
The post Johnson’s dishonesty and disorganisation on Irish Sea border appeared first on InFacts.
|13/09/2019||Brexit Basics: What is the backstop?||,,Confused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/07/2019||Brexit: Your simple guide to the UK leaving the EU||,,Feeling a little lost about what's going on with Brexit? Here's our basic guide.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|15/11/2018||Brexit video explainers||,,BBC correspondents on the background, jargon, (and some of the) questions and answers as the UK prepares to leave the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|