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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.’