#Brexit special section

Angela Merkel has said the UK will have to “live with the consequences” of Boris Johnson’s Brexit just days before Germany takes over the presidency of the EU. Germany’s chancellor deflated hopes of a concerted push to find a deal before the transition period ends on December 31, by stating her priority will be a pandemic rescue plan for the...

Govt will ‘reimburse’ Northern Ireland businesses for tariffs if Brexit talks...

Michael Gove has tried to reassure Northern Ireland businesses fearing tariffs from a no-deal Brexit that they will be reimbursed by the government. The announcement comes as farmers across the UK contemplate a report passed by the European Parliament today...

Brexit transition period – government will not seek an extension

The discussions to define the future relationship between the UK and the EU haven't been going well. But despite a growing number of voices calling to extend the Brexit...

EU offers two-year Brexit transition; UK stands firm

The European Union (EU) is keen to offer Britain a two-year transition period after Brexit provided that the latter pump more cash into the bloc. EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel...

 ‘Significant opposition’ to UK govt’s ‘extreme’ position on Brexit extension as deadline looms

MPs have written to the EU to highlight the “significant opposition to the UK Government’s extreme position” in the Brexit talks, with the deadline for seeking an extension to...

Brexit talks resume in midst of coronavirus – Scottish gov’t calls for 2 year...

Boris Johnson’s government has resumed Brexit talks with the European Union after several rounds of meetings had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Scottish government has called for a two year extension...
COVID 19 and Brexit

COVID 19 and Brexit – UK opts out of EU-wide PPE procurement scheme

Despite the significant economic impact of COVID 19 and Brexit, the UK government is forging ahead with its plans to go it alone. In recent weeks, the UK has declined EU invitations on several...

Coronavirus won’t delay Brexit – but could cause recession

Brexit will not be delayed by the coronavirus outbreak, a spokesman for the prime minister has confirmed, saying the UK will not ask for an extension to the transition period which expires on December...

Government in ‘cloud-cuckoo land’ over UK-US trade deal

The government’s objectives for the UK’s post-Brexit trade deal with the United States are evidence it is “living in cloud-cuckoo land” because it is “risking our standards for a mere 0.07%-0.16% of GDP” growth. The...
no deal Brexit

No deal Brexit back on the table as UK and EU appear poles apart

Ruling out a no-deal Brexit was a top priority of a majority of MPs during long-running debates. The Benn Act appeared to prevent such an outcome, but those voices who warned that the Withdrawal...