Brexit

The disaster that 52% of people voted for which has no solution

Brexit: Tory Anger as EU Sizes Up Corbyn

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Jeremy Corbyn is revelling in a newly-elevated status in Europe as EU leaders begin to treat the Labour leader as their potential Brexit negotiating partner because of uncertainties about Theresa May’s grip on power. The Labour leader held lengthy meetings last week with the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier (left) and other senior officials in Brussels who worry that a…

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Brexit: Macron Says Talk of “No Deal” is Bluffing

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Emmanuel Macron has slapped down David Davis and other hardline Brexiteers who claim that Britain is prepared for a “no deal” Brexit, insisting that “secondary actors” were trying to “bluff” their way to a better deal with “false information”. The French President said Theresa May had never raised the prospect of a “no deal” Brexit during her meetings with other…

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Brexit: Young Music Suffers UK Exodus

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Media coverage of the looming Brexit exodus from London has focussed on the departure of banking jobs and the European Union’s medicine and banking agencies but another loss that has got less attention is the EU Youth Orchestra, which is also about to pack its bags for the Continent. One of the world’s greatest training orchestras, the EUYO has been…

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Brexit: A Childcare Crisis Is Coming?

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Staff shortages exacerbated by Brexit are threatening to undermine a new British Government program to improve access to childcare. The program began last month in a bid to double the entitlement of free childcare available to children aged three or four to 30 hours a week in term time or 22.8 hours a week across the year. Almost half of…

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Brexit: Threat to Food Supply and Pricing is Real

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British retailers and farmers have swiftly dismissed a claim by Cabinet secretary Chris Grayling that British food supplies would not be disrupted by a “hard Brexit”. Grayling, the Transport Secretary and one of the staunchest Cabinet advocates for leaving the EU, yesterday played down retailers’ warnings of food price rises and supply problems by insisting that retailers would simply buy…

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Brexit: Medical Research in UK to Stall

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The UK’s world-class medical research could stall drastically if the future of drug regulation after Brexit is not cleared up, according to Professor Jeremy Farrar, head of the biomedical research charity the Wellcome Trust. Farrar told a meeting organised by the UK’s medicine regulator, the Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Agency, that investors may soon start to withdraw their research funding.…

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Brexit: Restaurants Are Being Squeezed

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British restaurants are already struggling to recruit staff in the wake of the vote to leave the EU, even though the post-Brexit immigration restrictions could still be several years away. Hundreds of restaurants say that they have had to increase their existing staff’s hours while resorting to hiring untrained staff and setting up their own training programs. A survey of…

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Brexit: UK Refuses to Discuss Divorce Bill

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Theresa May has taken a high stakes gamble by once again refusing to discuss the details of Britain’s EU “divorce bill” during Brexit negotiations this week in the hope that a summit of EU leaders next week will throw her a lifeline. Banks and other finance firms have warned that without firm progress in trade negotiations by Christmas they will…

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