"But I think pretending to the British public that somehow after four years' negotiation the treaty that has just been secured is going to be up for the grabs and that the EU are going to start saying 'let's start all over again', that is not realistic." … [Read more...] about Keir Starmer says ‘no case’ for rejoining EU and defends vote ‘against no deal Brexit’
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Defence Minister Stuart Andrew said: “HMS Sheffield will be at the forefront of our world leading Royal Navy for decades to come, providing cutting edge protection for our aircraft carriers and nuclear deterrent, and offering unrivalled capability at sea. … [Read more...] about A fleet of Royal Navy ships with a remit to protect British waters has been saved in a pro-Brexit boost
Boris has vowed Britain will leave with an Australian-style deal if we don't secure a deal with the EU - which means leaving without a deal at all Essentially, Australia don't have an agreement with the union, and trades with them on World Trade Organisation term It means that both countries charge import and export tariffs on trading goods - which can push up the price of some items including food and clothes The UK would be hit by big taxes when it tried to sell products to the EU market - average WTO tariffs are 11.1% for agricultural goods, 15.7% for animal products and 35.4% for dairy That would likely have a huge impact on businesses already battered by the impact of the pandemic Australia do have a series of side deals in place - agreeing to cooperate on a range of issues including trade, foreign policy, security, and humanitarian issues No Deal Brexit would mean cutting all other ties with the bloc - as we haven't yet agreed any side deals Yesterday the EU proposed a set of … [Read more...] about Brexit: EU’s Michel Barnier reveals just TWO sticking points left in talks and a deal ‘still possible’
What's in the EU-UK Brexit trade deal? UK remains in science research programs In education, research and technology, the UK will abandon programs such as the Erasmus university program and the Galileo satellite system. But through the Brexit agreement, the UK will remain a part of five key programs: Horizon Europe, the EURATOM Research and Training Program, ITER (fusion test facility), Copernicus Earth monitoring system and EU Satellite Surveillance and Tracking system. … [Read more...] about UK-Africa trade: What will Brexit change?
'It is baffling that following the Government's decision to close all schools on public health grounds that the Government now expects individual schools to work out for themselves whether or not it will be safe to reopen on June 1 and potentially put at risk the health of children, staff and the public.' … [Read more...] about Confusion over Boris Johnson’s tentative three-stage lockdown exit plan to get Britain back to normal within three months as PM says millions MUST return to work today and can exercise as much as they like – but people STILL cannot see their relatives