Another agonising defeat for Theresa May last night takes the UK one step closer to leaving the EU with a No Deal Brexit on 29 March 2019. With the Brexit Deal agreed in November 2018 now voted down twice by the House of Commons, it is looking more likely that an agreement won't be reached. MPs voted the deal down for the first time in January by 230 votes, then again on March 12th by 149 votes. A further vote takes place today on whether to avoid a No Deal Brexit with MPs widely expected to block it. But no deal Brexit still looks to be the default option and plans have long since been put into action , costing more than £4billion, in case it happens. The government published 106 "technical notices" outlining the practical effects of No Deal - from driving licences to cats. And it unveiled new tariffs that would slap £1,500 on the cost of a family car from the EU - but leave 87% of goods imports, including steel, tariff free. This could threaten struggling UK industries … [Read more...] about How will No Deal Brexit affect you? 21 changes if UK leaves EU without agreement
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Hundreds of jobs are expected to go at Nissan, trade deals worth billions could be axed, and experts are warning the North East will be the worst hit region. And, a No Deal Brexit is becoming a greater reality as the UK prepares to leave the European Union on March 29. When the UK leaves, forecasters are warning the North East's economy could shrink by 6.5% over the next 15 years - and up to 11% in the event of 'no-deal' exit. If there's no deal, 70 international trade deals will be gone , which includes Turkey where the North East exports food worth £480 million to each year, and Norway, which £180m of goods are exported to each year. Nissan announced it would be moving production of its X-Trail model to Japan, saying it was a business decision but also that the UK's unknown relationship with the EU was proving a hindrance. The UK and EU did reach a Brexit deal, but it was voted down in the House of Commons. Downing Street announced ministers were "ramping up" plans … [Read more...] about 21 ways you’ll be affected if UK leaves EU with no deal
Science & Environment By Kevin Keane BBC Scotland's environment correspondent 21 November 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46264303 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit The EU 27 are concerned … [Read more...] about Will the UK and EU reach a Brexit fishing deal?
Former Prime Minister Sir John Major has spoken out against Brexit and says the North East economy needs a boost following the loss of the shipbuilding a mining industries. In an exclusive interview, former Prime Minister Sir John Major, who served as PM between 1990 and 1997, says he feels leaving the European Union will weaken the United Kingdom in particular around trade deals. He feels, while admitting he was partially to blame for the area’s mines closing during the 1990s which lead to thousands of workers being made redundant across the region, that more needs to be done to divide investment more equally across the country, so places like the North East can thrive.He also says losing Nissan is something the area “emphatically does not need.”Sir John, who was the guest speaker of the South Shields Lecture, organised and hosted annually by the town’s ex-MP David Miliband at Harton Academy, said: “The North East has had a very difficult time. They have … [Read more...] about Ex-Prime Minister Sir John Major talks Brexit and the North East as negotiations continue to reach a deal between the UK and EU
A majority of Scots will back independence after Britain leaves the European Union, according to a bombshell poll showing how Brexit could spell the end of the UK. The poll, commissioned by a pro-Remain campaign group, shows 47 per cent of Scots would vote for Independence when Britain leaves the European Union while just 43 per cent would vote for Scotland to remain in the UK, with 10 per cent unsure. This is a stunning reverse of voting intention if the UK Remains in the EU, with 47 per cent of people telling pollsters they would vote against Independence in that case and 43 per cent voting to go it alone. The Brexit factor appears to have even more dramatic political consequences in Northern Ireland, with an incredible 52 per cent of voters saying they would back a united Ireland in the wake of Brexit. Only 39 per cent would vote to remain as part of UK under those circumstances. If Britain stayed within the EU, only 35 per cent of voters in Northern Ireland … [Read more...] about Brexit poll bombshell as most Scots will back independence after UK leaves EU