Half a million Brits are taking part in the biggest walkout for 12 years

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 16: Protestors from a range of different trade unions attend a rally against UK government plans to restrict the ability of public sector workers to strike are seen outside Downing Street on January 16, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Guy Smallman/Getty Images) Guy Smallman | Getty Images News | Getty … Read more

Don’t scrap powers to overrule the EU in Northern Ireland for a quick Brexit deal, Sunak told

Lord Frost said: “It’s entirely reasonable for the Government to see if it can reach a worthwhile deal with the EU over Northern Ireland, but it has already weakened its hand to get one by halting the Protocol Bill. “So it’s crucial it doesn’t abandon the powers in the Bill altogether, in case it can’t … Read more

Labor ‘will fix the Tories’ bad Brexit deal’, says David Lammy

A Labor government would “aim to fix the Tories’ bad Brexit deal” and deliver a closer relationship between the UK and the EU, David Lammy has said. The shadow foreign secretary said with Sir Keir Starmer in No10 the UK would not “rejoin the EU, the single market or the customs union”. But Labor would … Read more

Rishi Sunak considers Brexit compromise that risks conflict with his MPs

As part of a new push for an agreement, ministers are said to no longer see the role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), once a totemic issue, as a major roadblock. UK officials have instead conceded that Luxembourg-based judges will have to be the final arbiter of EU laws that apply inside Northern … Read more

Britain and EU close to new ‘mini-deal’ on post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. LONDON — Britain and the EU are close to resolving another key area of ​​dispute over post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland, as the two sides prepare to enter intensified talks next week. Negotiators are finalizing a solution to a long-standing legal row over Tariff … Read more

Starmer calls for ‘closer trading relations’ with the EU

Sir Keir Starmer has called for the UK to have “closer trading relations” with the European Union. The Labor leader repeated his pledge to “make Brexit work” as he argued the current divorce agreement with Brussels is “not a very good deal” and “we need to improve on that”. Answering questions this morning after delivering … Read more

Sadiq Khan has damaged London far more than Brexit has done

The professional services mega-giant points out that “many worst-case-scenario contingency plans have not been enacted” in contrast to Khan’s narrative that the decision to leave is wreaking jobs havoc through the City. Indeed, the City of London Corporation reports that City jobs were actually up 15pc in the four-year period from 2017 to 2021, equating … Read more

Former Tory minister quits party and backs Sir Keir Starmer to lead Britain

Ms Perry O’Neill, who campaigned for Remain in the 2016 referendum, suggested strained relations with Europe were also behind her decision to quit. “My former party’s often cavalier approach to business and academia, coupled with a post-Brexit reluctance to strategically engage with our European neighbours, has damaged our ability to deliver the energy system we … Read more

UK and EU hail Northern Ireland protocol breakthrough

The European Commission had demanded real-time access to trade flow data from Britain to Northern Ireland. Sources said it was now satisfied with the quality of access after there was disagreement over whether the information was in real time or provided by companies or the Government. Technical talks between officials over the database had continued … Read more

Tory voters losing faith in Brexit benefits, poll finds

Conservative voters are losing faith in Brexit with many now believing that the costs outweigh the benefits, a new poll has shown. Skepticism among Tory supporters towards Britain’s departure from the EU is now greater than support for how it is going, as senior backbenchers urged the Government to do more to deliver on the … Read more