Scotland’s biggest turkey farmer is relocating tens of thousands of his birds to the Continent in preparation for a no-deal Brexit. Paul Kelly plans to transfer 10 per cent of his business to Holland and Germany over trade barrier fears and because seasonal workers are abandoning the UK, the Sunday Mail can reveal. The move is a stark reminder of the catastrophic consequences crashing out of the European Union in March will have on small and medium-sized businesses. The managing director of KellyBronze Free Range Turkeys is being forced into action because his usual army of Eastern European pluckers was down 20 per cent this year. Turkey tycoon Kelly, whose birds are favoured by celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay, also fears leaving the customs union will mean massive new costs on exports to the EU. The 55-year-old, who has a farm in Stewarton, Ayrshire, and sells 1.8million turkeys every year, is planning to move 10 per cent of his breeding stock to keep the birds … [Read more...] about Scotland’s biggest turkey farmer moves birds to EU amid no deal Brexit fears
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BRITAIN is on course to crash out of the EU without a deal as MPs fail to agree with the only deal the EU say it's willing to make. But just what does a no deal Brexit mean for the UK? Here's what we know so far. What is a no-deal Brexit? A no-deal British departure from the European Union means leaving without formal arrangements for the future relationship. Currently Britain's trade, customs and immigration rules are tied up with the single market and a host of EU regulatory bodies. Ministers are seeking a legal deal to replace these with looser arrangements so we are outside the single market and customs union but keeping close ties so cross-border trade is easy. Negotiations are ongoing under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty ahead of the UK's exit on March 29, 2019. Some fear these talks could collapse without a deal agreed before the deadline. This could mean the UK being treated as a "third country" by the EU with commerce governed by World Trade Organisation rules. It's … [Read more...] about What is a no-deal Brexit, when could a deal with Brussels be agreed and what happens if a deal with the EU is not signed?
Donald Trump has vowed to intervene in the case of a Huawei executive facing fraud charges in the US if it would help to secure a trade deal with China. The American president said he would step in “if I think it’s good for the country”, after Meng Wanzhou’s arrest sparked fury in Beijing. Ms Meng, the chief financial officer of the Chinese telecoms giant, was bailed by a Canadian court on Tuesday but could still be extradited to the US on fraud charges. Join Indpendent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent With an Independent Minds subscription for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent Without the ads – for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial The 46-year-old, who is the daughter of Huawei’s founder, was detained in … [Read more...] about Trump says he would intervene in case of Huawei executive to secure a trade deal with China
Four years after a senior Devon and Cornwall Police officer raged about how officers were left having to put mentally unwell people in cells, a new national report has concurred with his concerns. In 2014 Asst Chief Constable Paul Netherton highlighted via a Tweet how a mentally unwell teenager was held in a police cell. He noted: "We have a 16yr old girl suffering from mental health issues held in police custody. There are no beds available in the uk! The 16yr old was detained on Thursday night, sectioned Friday lunchtime and still no place of safety available. This can't be right! Custody on a Fri & Sat night is no place for a child suffering mental health issues. Nurses being sourced to look after her in custody !?!" His Tweet quickly gathered support from rank and file officers who had been saying similar for many years - albeit anonymously for fear of being reprimanded. On hearing of the situation at the time, shadow health minister Luciana Berger described the teenager's … [Read more...] about Police left to deal with mentally unwell people still ‘unacceptable’
Andrew Trimble: We love rugby, but not enough to deal with head injuries BelfastTelegraph.co.uk As rugby continues attempts to tackle its problem with concussions, Ulster's record try-scorer Andrew Trimble believes no job is worth carrying long-term health issues into later life. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/rugby/andrew-trimble-we-love-rugby-but-not-enough-to-deal-with-head-injuries-37339391.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37340283.ece/1410f/AUTOCROP/h342/inpho_01417727.jpg Email As rugby continues attempts to tackle its problem with concussions, Ulster's record try-scorer Andrew Trimble believes no job is worth carrying long-term health issues into later life. The 70-times-capped Ireland winger retired at the end of last season carrying foot and back issues into his sporting afterlife and considers himself relatively fortunate to have suffered only one diagnosed concussion during his long career, that coming in the 2014 European Cup … [Read more...] about Andrew Trimble: We love rugby, but not enough to deal with head injuries