Third round of talks about the UK’s future relationship with the EU ends with hostile words and no progress.
What is the prospect of a UK-China trade deal after a no-deal Brexit, ask John Ryan (LSE)? Johnson will have to choose sides when the US-China trade confrontation resumes – an accord with one may mean discord with the other. In the end, however, the US-UK relationship is destined to be more “special” than the UK-China one. … Continued
‘Going WTO’ in a no-deal Brexit means that Britain would rely on the rules-based World Trade Organisation system. But the WTO is in poor shape, partly due to tensions between the US and China. In the first of a series of posts, Steve Woolcock (LSE) looks at why the organisation has become weakened. Even before … Continued
A negotiating timeframe that was already deemed improbable has turned nearly impossible.
There is only one priority for Germany and the UK right now and that is dealing with COVID-19. The available estimates of the costs of shutdown in the form of lost value-added show that the coronavirus epidemic will cause costs that will probably exceed everything known from economic crises or natural disasters in both countries … Continued
British food industry expects EU exit to be a bigger blow to supply chains than the coronavirus.
Britain insists the Brexit transition period will not be extended.
At the peak of planning, more than 22,000 officials were working on Brexit, government spending watchdog says.
A lax or unclear approach to the frontier could increase chances of smuggling and fraud.
Boris Johnson wants more Conservatives in the group because of the ‘sensitivity of the ongoing negotiations,’ Democratic Unionist Party MP says.
The UK is expected to publish its negotiating position on Thursday.
Senior members of the EPP argue this would help maintain ‘solid relations’ after Brexit.
However, British PM refuses to sign up to Brussels’ level playing field rules.
Phil Hogan says he believes the UK PM will extend the transition period if there’s no deal.
Downing Street wants to agree a trade deal by December 31, 2020.
The PM now has the political capital to pursue any Brexit he chooses — but he still needs to win agreement in Brussels.
The trench fighting has only begun.
Tories have raised concerns that the prime minister’s ‘blokeish’ style puts female voters.
Party president Mary Lou McDonald says that Irish interests are not featured in Westminster discussions.
The government sees the need for a ‘seafood crisis intervention scheme’ if the UK departs the EU without a deal.
Leaving your party is a huge step in a UK political culture and electoral system heavily dominated by the two main parties.
A Tory-led government would focus on delivering Brexit, improving the NHS and addressing the cost of living, Boris Johnson said.
The move piles pressure on Boris Johnson ahead of the Tory manifesto launch.
The Labour Party hopes to win the December election with a radical plan to take on the rich.
UK prime minister again rules out asking for an extension to Brexit transition period.
Heidi Allen says three-party pact is ‘country-first stuff.’
After a day of gaffes, the prime minister takes aim at Nigel Farage.
The ultimate winner will have to steer the Commons through the Brexit debate after the general election.
The Brexit Party leader says he wants to spread his message across the country.
What politicians say on Brexit and what they end up doing are two different things.