Danuta Huebner tweet reveals Britain heading for miserable Brexit - worse than current relationship with EU
A member of the European Parliament’s Brexit team, Danuta Huebner, has revealed that the only ‘deal’ the British government is likely to get would be a standard free trade agreement plus a memorandum of understanding between authorities. Huebner’s tweet was lent credibility when it was ‘liked’ by EU deputy chief Brexit negotiator Sabine Weyand.Read more
Three more London authorities have declared their official backing for a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal in the last 48 hours.Read more
McKinnell - Fall in manufacturing PMI worrying sign of real impact Brexit is already having on UK economy
UK manufacturing growth has fallen to its lowest level since July 2016 – well below forecasts. The decline in new orders and employment in the manufacturing sector has been linked to companies taking a defensive position and low business optimism related to Brexit.Read more
Britain’s computer games industry – a world leader – is threatened with disastrous consequences by Theresa May’s plans for a Brexit which takes the UK out of the Single Market and Customs Union says a new report from industry group “Games4EU”.Read more
Reports today suggest the Government has agreed in principle to accept ‘equivalence’ with the EU on rules affecting financial services trade post-Brexit. This would mean the UK financial services sector following all the rules set by the EU, but without any say over them.
Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has indicated he expects a deal to be agreed on Brexit by 21 November.
The chair of the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR), the independent advisers to the Treasury, has this afternoon told the Commons Treasury Committee he does not expect any Brexit deal announced by the Government will contain any significant detail about the UK’s future relationship with the EU.Read more
Commenting on the suggestion that ministers could legitimately seek to ignore a Parliamentary vote in favour of a People’s Vote, Lord (John) Kerr, architect of Article 50, former head of the UK’s diplomatic service and leading supporter of a People’s Vote, said:Read more
Giving evidence to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, DEFRA Secretary Michael Gove refused to confirm that the proposed Agriculture Bill would include any guarantees about post-Brexit food standards, including chlorine-washed chicken. Mr Gove said that any guarantees would be “outside the scope” of the Agriculture Bill.Read more
Commenting on the IFS’s response to the Budget, Chris Leslie MP, former Shadow Chancellor and leading supporter of a People’s Vote, said:Read more
Giving evidence to the Home Affairs committee in Parliament today, immigration minister Caroline Nokes suggested that employers may have to perform their own checks on EU citizens’ right to work in the UK post-Brexit, despite the fact that the Government’s proposed new ‘settled status’ scheme has not yet been fully rolled out.Read more
The new OBR forecast figures for average weekly earnings published alongside the Budget yesterday (Monday) show that the Government’s Brexit mess is costing the average worker in Britain £11 a week in lost wages.Read more