The EU is making a big bet by pinning its trade hopes on the tiny fishing sector.
A new focus on environmental stewardship and animal welfare in the Agriculture Bill has pleased some conservationists. But British farmers will probably now have to compete on price with agribusinesses in the US. Richard Byrne (Harper Adams University) asks whether the new subsidies will be enough to keep smaller UK farms afloat. The long-awaited Agriculture … Continued
Visit to Washington could be Phil Hogan’s most daunting challenge to date.
The legislative program includes laws covering fisheries, farming, financial services, trade and immigration.
Can have a bold enough economic policy that people in these newly gained seats can see the difference in five years’ time?
The SNP demands a second independence referendum next year and an end to austerity.
This could be a very short article because, if I were to answer the question in the title with one word, it would be: certainty. And knowing that the public probably feel they have heard enough from politicians in recent months, I am tempted to leave it there. However, the question of what agriculture needs […]
The Labour Party hopes to win the December election with a radical plan to take on the rich.
From star performers to strugglers — every confirmation session, super-abbreviated and rated.
UK’s departure from the EU without an agreement ‘central assumption’ of Dublin’s 2020 budget, finance minister says.
The UK government is preparing to send Brexit proposals to Brussels today.
UK PM wants to replace Irish backstop with customs checkpoints on either side of the border.
Following from the speech given by environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg at the UN General Assembly in New York this week, there has been a significant amount of discussion about the failure to respond to the world’s unfolding climate crisis. Northern Ireland contributes to greenhouse gas emission to a much greater extent than its small size would suggest. The charts at the top of the page show Northern Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2017, compared with the target of … Read more
Upland farmers face losing more than a third of their income in the event of a no-deal Brexit, says Richard Byrne (Harper Adams University). In the past, some farmers have taken direct action when government and supermarket policies have threatened their income – but given the (albeit limited) financial support they can expect to receive, they may find it harder […]
Imagine that I am a sheep farmer specialising in breeding, selling and exporting lambs in Armagh, Northern Ireland. I also buy lambs from local farms and markets, consolidating them into batches with my own lambs and arranging transport for the export to external markets. I export approximately 400 lambs every 2 days (an average of […]
EU diplomats called the ideas vague and ‘aspirational.’
What lessons does New Zealand provide for Brexit Britain? Hamish McDougall (LSE) argues that while parallels between New Zealand and Britain in the event of no-deal Brexit are tenuous, New Zealand’s approach to free trade remains a relevant historical case study. Insights into a no-deal Brexit can be found, of all places, in 1970s New Zealand, according to a recent Bloomberg news article. This […]
The EU executive put forward a plan allowing access to two special funds to help address the possible economic impact.
BIARRITZ, France — U.S. President Donald Trump wants a trade deal with the U.K. by the summer of 2020, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said following their meeting at the G7 summit. Acknowledging that a 12-month timetable for a post-Brexit pact with Washington was “very fast,” Johnson nevertheless said he’d “love to” to deliver an […]
US president rejects criticism of tariff war as Johnson makes ‘sheeplike’ plea for ‘trade peace.’
Multimonth delays at ports, unrest at the Irish border and rising food prices part of ‘realistic assessment’ of no-deal.
British PM says Americans are ‘very tough negotiators’ who ‘still ban haggis, for heaven’s sake.’