The Prime Minister’s proposals were subjected to a “systematic and forensic annihilation” this week in a meeting between senior EU officials and the UK’s lead Brexit negotiator Olly Robbins, senior EU sources claim. … [Read more...] about EU ‘slams brakes on Brexit trade deal’ after throwing out Theresa May’s Northern Ireland plans
Brexit trade deals
Last week, Donald Trump and Liu He, the Chinese vice-premier, signed phase one of a new trade arrangement between the US and China. The talks surrounding the agreement have been tortuous, leading to fears that the world could be caught up in a trade conflict between these two economic giants. The signing showed there is space for compromise as well as confrontation in dealing with China, but the negotiations illustrate the difficulties of dealing with a US that has embraced economic nationalism and a China whose markets are still restricted in many important areas. … [Read more...] about With Brexit imminent, what are the chances of a UK trade deal with China?
If there's no trade deal in place by the end of the year, Britain could fall back on World Trade organisation rules rather than agreed trade or border laws. … [Read more...] about No Deal Brexit plans secretly restart over fears trade talks with Brussels will collapse
'It's very difficult for us to say to people they should contribute money when the whole thing might still be turned down by Parliament. If they do raise the half a million pounds then the Commons authorities are going to have a very big decision to make.' … [Read more...] about Boris’s Brexit Bonanza: Downing Street plans dazzling light show for Leave date on January 31 with flags aplenty (but there’ll be no Big Ben bongs)
The 11-month transition period will begin as soon as Britain leaves the EU on January 31, and will last until the end of the year. … [Read more...] about Britain will ditch EU rules after Brexit and businesses must get ready, Sajid Javid vows