However Brexit plays out in the coming months and years, there is a desperate need for a shift in political priorities in this country to reunite an economically-divided Britain. A new report by the York-based Joseph Rowntree Foundation has highlighted the poverty of opportunity which exists for many people in overlooked towns and cities which are suffering from a lack of investment in skills and transport links and failures to attract businesses. While Brexit has dominated political debate for the past three years, for most voters their key priorities are decently-paid and secure jobs - something that is sadly far from a given in too many places in this country. One in three Yorkshire children living in povertyIronically, that precise situation was one of the driving factors for many in their vote to leave the European Union back in 2016 but is an issue which has generally received little attention in the negotiations and political rows which have followed the referendum … [Read more...] about Post-Brexit UK must prioritise left-behind communities
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Britain’s new post-Brexit passports will be printed in Poland and will be dark blue instead of the EU’s burgundy red, while the new printing company boasts that the documents will be a true biometric masterpiece. READ MORE: 'Colonies against empires': Brexit Party MEP compares EU to slave owners (VIDEO) In an unexpected move, the UK government awarded the contract for its new passport production to a French-Dutch company, Gemalto, which won the £260 million ($326 million) tender to print the documents, seen as a symbol of Britain regaining its national identity after breaking with the European Union. The company has factory lines at various locations, including a large and innovative factory in Tczew, Poland, which is rumored to be the one where the UK passports will be produced in autumn. Also on rt.com BoJo vs Hunt: Who are the last men standing in race to be Tory boss and UK premier? The printing company claims it will make the new British passport … [Read more...] about Post-Brexit UK passports to be printed… guess where? POLAND!
UK prime minister frontrunner Boris Johnson has expressed support for an ‘Australian-style’ points system for immigration to the UK after Brexit – here we look at what this implies and what would be in place for Britons wanting to come to France. Mr Johnson has said the UK should be “much more open” to high-skilled migrants, such as scientists, who would be eligible for a high 'points' score, but that it is vital that the country reduce the number of immigrants who are low-skilled or who want to do jobs that can be easily filled by UK nationals. Speaking English would also be a key element in obtaining enough ‘points’ to live in the country, Mr Johnson has said.It is not expected that the EU would reciprocate with any across-the-board policy for immigration from the UK, but rather that Britons coming to countries like France would in future be subject to the usual rules for non-EU citizens.Mr Johnson's comments have been taken as a … [Read more...] about ‘Points’ immigration plan for post-Brexit UK
0 Have your say The UK government needs a ‘Union delivery unit’ at its heart to ensure decision-making benefits all parts of the country, Ruth Davidson has said. In an article setting out her ‘manifesto for post-Brexit Britain’, the Scottish Tory leader warned that leaving the EU meant that devolution settlement had been “stretched and tested” and needs to be updated.Her comments follow a cross-party appeal by Unionist MPs in Scotland on Sunday for constitutional reform to ensure the UK survives the pressures of Brexit, including the creation of a Department for the Union alongside the Great Offices of State.READ MORE: Alesha MacPhail killer Aaron Campbell granted appeal against life sentence“As a post-Brexit UK seeks to re-establish its position in the world, it cannot do so merely as a little England,” Ms Davidson wrote for the UnHerd website.“We need a new union delivery unit at the heart of government … [Read more...] about Ruth Davidson calls for post-Brexit ‘union unit’ in Whitehall
If it is possible to see events through rose-coloured spectacles with a tartan tint, John Harris achieves it in his inability to see the truth of Scottish so-called independence (Scotland’s case for splitting away is easier to make than ever, 29 April). Harris laments Brexit, but the arguments used by Scottish nationalists for breaking up the UK are the exact mirror of those employed by English nationalist Brexiters for leaving the EU. It is the same poisonous mixture of grudge and grievance, economic illiteracy, inflated rhetoric, outright lies, empty promises and deliberate “othering”, with added flags and appeals to emotion over reason. In one case the EU is the ogre, and in the other the UK. The Scottish people rejected “independence” five years ago. Whatever Harris may believe and SNP politicians might say, they are not about to change their minds. Harris also fails to recognise that the economic damage to Scotland of leaving the UK would be much … [Read more...] about Scotland’s place in a post-Brexit world