Iran-UK trade up 3-fold in post-Brexit era: DBT data

Britain’s trade exchanges with Iran has more than tripled since the country left the European Union, a move known as Brexit, as the value of annual trade between the two countries reached 696 million pounds in 2022, according to figures by the British Department for Business and Trade (DBT). The DBT reported the significant growth …
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Brexit: Hard Realities

Do we really need a new book such as "Johnson at 10" by Anthony Seldon and Raymond Newell to know that Boris Johnson did not have a plan for Brexit? Aren't all the disastrous aftermath consequences of Brexit enough to tell that Brexit leaders pushed the nation into an option without any potential for success? The new book says that Mr
| Article, EU, Europe & Russia

UK accused of creating migrants into scapegoats over Channel Crossings

The British government has been widely reported over its controversial asylum policies to tackle the mounting number of English Channel crossings by migrants in boats, with some accusing it of "scapegoating" migrants for the country's "broken immigration policy". The increasing number of Channel crossings, a heated issue in the UK, is mainly rooted in Brexit, as well as global developments
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Record number of people cross the Channel to reach the UK in 1 day

The number of migrants arriving in Britain in small boats hit a record for a single day yesterday, as the rise in dangerous journeys across the English Channel continues despite UK government plans to deport those arriving illegally to Rwanda, Reuters reports. Britain's Ministry of Defence said 1,295 people in 27 boats were intercepted after making the crossing from the European mainland
| Africa, Eritrea, Europe & Russia

Prince William visits UAE as Britain seeks to deepen ties

Prince William, second in line to the British throne, on Thursday, visited the United Arab Emirates at a time when the former British protectorate has faced an unprecedented, though mostly foiled, string of missile and drone attacks, Reuters reports. Kensington Palace said it is the Duke of Cambridge's first official visit to the UAE. Six of its emirates ceased being
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How to Solve the Cost of Living Crisis? Pay Rises, Now!

Averages conceal the scale of the problem. No, Brexit isn’t to blame. There are other theories for this inflation spike. Free market economists claim that increased government spending, or the £550bn of new money created by Quantitative Easing (QE) since coronavirus erupted, are responsible for price rises. But neither of these explanations really work. Climate change is the real cause. The alternative is redistribution. Pay
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EU eyes technology sovereignty with its European Chips Act

For the EU, gaining greater autonomy in chipmaking is now a key component of its digital strategy, to fight the semiconductor shortage blooming in 2021 The EU worries how its market share across the entire chip value chain has shrunk The law would basically help to link research, design and testing capacities; coordinate EU and national investments; and create a favorable climate
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UK overhauls privacy rules and moves away from Europe’s GDPR

Coming regulations will differ from Europe’s GDPR The government will pursue data partnerships with countries including Australia, South Korea andUS as part of a post-Brexit data regime That may lead to substantial changes to the UK’s data protection law Why the change of heart? Amazon slapped with biggest GDPR data privacy fine, ever So what happens when the UK stops mirroring Europe’s GDPR?
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Democratising food after Brexit

The ending of the common agricultural policy and the increased awareness of the need to transform the UK's agricultural system to combat climate breakdown represents a window of opportunity. It could be the moment when this and future governments begin to take seriously questions of land and labour, and the way food is produced and consumed. - Outside in / Comment
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America: The Unreliable Superpower

Shutterstock The nightmare is over. The vanquished beast has crawled back to Mar-a-Lago to lick his wounds. The heroes are hard at work repairing the damage. As America returns to the international stage, the world heaves a collective sigh of relief. That, at least, is the story the incoming Biden administration is telling. “America is back, multilateralism is back, diplomacy is back,”
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Is the UK heading toward a Brexit data disaster?

A Brexit deal was finally agreed, but how data will be transferred across the channel has yet to be agreed The UK is no longer within the realm of GDPR, the clock is now ticking on the UK becoming a ‘third country’ under EU rules This could be a disaster for UK tech companies and businesses dealing with EU citizen’s
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British lawmakers approve post-Brexit trade deal with EU

On the eve of the new year, British lawmakers finally agreed on a Brexit deal. Britain’s House of Commons voted resoundingly on Wednesday to approve a trade deal with the European Union , paving the way for an orderly break with the bloc that will finally complete the U.K.’s years-long Brexit journey.
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UK, Turkey to sign free trade deal this week

The new UK-Turkey trade deal, which will extend existing trading arrangements, is set to be signed on Tuesday. The UK said it will sign a free trade deal with Ankara this week after Brexit, just days after Turkey 's foreign ministry announced it was in the final stage of trade negotiations. The deal replicates existing trading arrangements, but
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EU and Britain seal post-Brexit trade deal

The 11th hour accord will go into effect on January 1. Britain and the European Union struck a post- Brexit trade deal on Thursday that they hope will cushion the economic blow of the UK's imminent departure from the bloc after months of tortuous negotiations. 
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City AM – Where is sovereignty now, in post-Covid, post-Brexit Britain?

A year ago this would have been unthinkable. Now it has become par for the course. Today, around 34m people in England are living under Tier 3 restrictions. It is quite something that, despite securing prior votes on the onslaught of coronavirus legislation, MPs have no say at all on a host of related decisions, including the immersion of most of
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Trump invites anti-immigrant campaigner Nigel Farage on campaign trail

The US president invited the Brexit Party founder on to the stage at a campaign rally in Arizona despite Covid-19 restrictions against the entry of British nationals. President  Donald Trump enlisted the aid of a right-wing populist British politician on the campaign trail as he seeks  support  for his re- election  bid. Introducing him as "one of the
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Post-Brexit Britain to be the “Largest and Most Destructive Tax Haven in the World”

After three and a half years of acrimony, Brexit has become a reality. One very small but extremely powerful grouping within British society is likely to be delighted that the independence they have long desired has finally been achieved; alongside … The post Post-Brexit Britain to be the “Largest and Most Destructive Tax Haven in the World”
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Britain’s OFCOM Regulating Social Media: The Beginning of the End of Free Speech

Boris Johnson , like Trump, is a phony populist. His political stepping stone to the position of PM was Brexit. He is a British blue blood raised au pair in the bucolic English countryside. Johnson identifies as a “conservative” but … The post Britain’s OFCOM Regulating Social Media: The Beginning of the End of Free Speech
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Turkey-UK defense cooperation 'to grow' after Brexit completed

The defense industry cooperation between Turkey and the United Kingdom will continue unaffected from Brexit, says businessman Osman Okyay, the head of Turkey-UK Business Council, adding that cooperation in the field can grow as the U.K. stand very interested to work with Turkey.
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Even with Corbyn Gone, Antisemitism Threats Will Keep Destroying the UK Labour Party

If there is one issue that denotes the terminal decline of Labour as a force for change – desperately needed social, economic and environmental change – it is not Brexit. It is the constant furor over an “antisemitism crisis” supposedly plaguing the party for the past five years. The imminent departure of Jeremy Corbyn as leader will
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Founding Fathers’ Worst Nightmare: How Israel Normalized Foreign Meddling in US Elections

In his 1787 farewell speech, George Washington warned, “… foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.” Washington’s compatriots were more specific. Later in the same year, John Adams wrote a letter to Thomas Jefferson sharing his apprehension “of foreign Interference, Intrigue and Influence.” Adams posited that foreign meddling correlates with election cycles. “As often as
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Prime Minister Johnson Upholds the Government’s ‘Revenge’ on Britain’s Judicial System

Since Boris Johnson ’s election in December with an 80-seat majority, the government is in full swing to radically change Britain. Leaving aside Brexit, which will do just that, the government is now attacking the very institutions that uphold civil … The post Prime Minister Johnson Upholds the Government’s ‘Revenge’ on Britain’s Judicial System appeared
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Ireland’s Election — and Brexit — Put Reunification Back on the Table

Shutterstock The victory by Ireland’s left-wing Sinn Fein Party in the Republic’s recent election has not only overturned some 90 years of domination by the island’s two center-right parties — it suddenly puts the issue of Irish reunification on the agenda. While the campaign was fought over bread and butter issues like housing, the collapsing health care
| Democracy & Governance, Labor, Trade, & Finance, War & Peace

Even with Corbyn Gone, Antisemitism Threats Will Keep Destroying the UK Labour Party

If there is one issue that denotes the terminal decline of Labour as a force for change – desperately needed social, economic and environmental change – it is not Brexit. It is the constant furore over an “antisemitism crisis” supposedly … The post Even with Corbyn Gone, Antisemitism Threats Will Keep Destroying the UK Labour Party
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Even with Corbyn gone, antisemitism threats will keep destroying the UK Labour party

If there is one issue that denotes the terminal decline of Labour as a force for change – desperately needed social, economic and environmental change – it is not Brexit. It is the constant furore over an “antisemitism crisis” supposedly plaguing the party for the past five years. The imminent departure of Jeremy Corbyn as leader will not end the
| Opinion, antisemitism, IHRA antisemitism definition

Johnson’s Administration Has Just Dumped an Unexploded Time Bomb in Our Midst

The lies keep coming in a propaganda war to keep the Brexit delusion going but reality brings us the truth – and this is exemplified no better than the delivery by the Johnson government of an unexploded economic time bomb. … The post Johnson’s Administration Has Just Dumped an Unexploded Time Bomb in Our Midst appeared first
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Turkey, UK eye post-Brexit trade boom with agreements

Turkey will be one of post-Brexit Britain’s top destinations for a trade deal after the European Union and the U.S., but despite the strong bilateral desire to strike a trade pact, experts are cool on the prospects of it happening anytime soon.
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German politics upended as Merkel’s heir apparent quits

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s heir apparent shook up German politics on Feb. 10 by declaring she would step down as the governing party’s leader and not run for chancellor, fueling uncertainty in the country seen as Europe’s anchor of stability amid Brexit and pressure from the far right.
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The Historic Triumph of the Irish Left

What follows is a conversation between Jacobin contributor Michael Taft and Greg Wilpert of The Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of the post. Greg Wilpert: It’s the Real News Network and I’m Greg Wolpert in Baltimore. Ireland is scheduled to hold parliamentary elections this
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The Irish Left Scores a Historic Triumph

What follows is a conversation between Jacobin contributor Michael Taft and Greg Wilpert of The Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of the post. Greg Wilpert: It’s the Real News Network and I’m Greg Wolpert in Baltimore. Ireland is scheduled to hold parliamentary elections this
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Menace on the Menu in Post-EU Britain

Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written the report ‘ Bayer Crop Science rules Britain after Brexit – the public and the press are being poisoned by pesticides ’. It has been sent to editors of major media outlets in … The post Menace on the Menu in Post-EU Britain appeared first on
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The Bad Blood of Brexit Coursing Through Our Veins

Brexit is not just tearing the union apart, it is further souring an already strained relationship with both the European Union and with America. The economy has flatlined, inward investment has collapsed and the government are now so desperate that … The post The Bad Blood of Brexit Coursing Through Our Veins appeared first
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Ireland’s Two-Party System Shaken by Sinn Fein Surge

DUBLIN — Ireland’s elections are usually two-horse races. But this time there’s a third contender, as a party with historic links to the Irish Republican Army soars in the polls. As Irish voters prepare to choose a new parliament on Saturday, a restive electorate is rattling the two parties that have dominated the country’s politics since it won independence from
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Turkey, UK to hold talks on post-Brexit trade, Ankara Agreement valid for 2020: British ambassador

The Ankara Agreement and Customs Union with Turkey will continue during the Brexit transition period of 2020, and the two countries will work to sign a bilateral free trade agreement to be put into effect as of Jan. 1, 2021, British Ambassador to Ankara Sir Dominick Chilcott said on Feb. 7.
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France cut its nuclear arsenal to under 300 warheads

President Emmanuel Macron announced that France already has cut in the atomic arsenal to under 300 warheads. “France has cut nuclear arsenal to under 300 warheads,” said Emmanuel Macron in an address to military officers graduating in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron warned Friday that European nations “cannot remain spectators” faced with a potential nuclear arms race, urging
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Goodbye to All That: The UK after Brexit

Edinburgh, Scotland If I were the European Union, I’d be wiping my hands, sighing in relief, and slamming the door after the United Kingdom’s long-delayed departure. Britain had been a noisy, pushy houseguest for 47 years, and it was only growing ruder. It spent the last three years hanging out in the foyer, braying and temporizing. Even
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More Bad Brexit News as Main Driver of Economy Continues to Slump

There’s a fundamental belief amongst many well-known economists that the bank-led financial crisis in 2008 that brought austerity then led to societal wide anger that brought us Brexit. The recovery from that crash is now well known to have been … The post More Bad Brexit News as Main Driver of Economy Continues to Slump appeared
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U.K. Allows “High-risk” Huawei Limited 5G Role; Reactions

The British government last week unveiled a new policy on Huawei’s role in the U.K.’s nascent 5G cellular network amid suspicion of Chinese authorities’ influence over the firm. Huawei has been labeled a “high-risk vendor,” and therefore barred from “core” and other sensitive parts of the network, and limited to 35% market share elsewhere. The decision fell short of
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Will Brexit See Gibraltar’s Return to Spain with EU Support?

The European Union plans to support Spain in its territorial claims on Gibraltar in the next round of Brexit negotiations that are expected to begin on March 3. The EU will give the Iberian country the power to exclude British … The post Will Brexit See Gibraltar’s Return to Spain with EU Support? appeared first on
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The EU and Hong Kong will still have an enduring partnership after Brexit

By EU High Representative and Vice President Josep Borrell and Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier Last Friday, the United Kingdom left the European Union. We lost a member of our family. It was a sad moment for us, for European citizens – and, indeed, for many British citizens. Nevertheless, we have always respected the sovereign
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Will 2020 Be Another Victory Year for Trump and Brexit?

Impeachment rally in Iowa in December 2019 (Phil Roeder via Wikimedia Commons) In early 2017, Europe’s far-right parliamentary bloc met in Koblenz, Germany, to plot its political future. The meeting of the bloc’s leaders — which included Marine le Pen from France, Matteo Salvini from Italy and Geert Wilders from the Netherlands — took place shortly after the
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Ten Acts of Gross British Misgovernment Since 1945

As the UK leaves the European Union, Philip Allott (University of Cambridge) reflects on ten occasions when Britain has badly misjudged and mishandled challenges to its hegemony – both internal and external – and traces the cause to the dominance … The post Ten Acts of Gross British Misgovernment Since 1945 appeared first on
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Brexit Day

Parliament Square is the site, muddied by rain, trodden by hundreds who have made it their celebratory space. The Leave Means Leave official website had been busy for weeks, thrilled about January 31 and the fact that that Britain would … The post Brexit Day appeared first on Global Research .
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Brexit? What Brexit? Anti-Climax as Britain Leaves EU

It’s January 31st and Brexit is upon us. The day many thought would never come is finally here. But far from the pomp and circumstance that could have been expected from No.10, the affair itself looks pretty low-key. Ironically, after … The post Brexit? What Brexit? Anti-Climax as Britain Leaves EU appeared first on Global
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Britain leaves the EU for an uncertain future

The United Kingdom finally cast off from the European Union on Jan. 31 for an uncertain Brexit future, turning its back after 47 years on the post-World War Two project that sought to build the ruined nations of Europe into a global power.
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UK News: Brexit, the Election and OPCW Disclosures

“So the cold hard truth about Brexit is this. There is only one Brexit as Mervyn King says – a hard-Brexit… The government is going to the polls to extend its powers to the point of authoritarianism in order that … The post UK News: Brexit, the Election and OPCW Disclosures appeared first on Global
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Brexit – The Realisation Stage … What Next

Since 1945, the British government have made some catastrophic errors of judgement, which has led to the continuing decline of British prosperity. From the mismanagement and indecision over extricating itself from its empire to the Suez Canal crisis. In the … The post Brexit – The Realisation Stage … What Next appeared first on Global
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England Came and Went, Leaving Europe in a Mess. UK Leaves EU

Whew. Finally, at last, the UK is formally leaving the European Union on January 31. Here in Paris, the champions of French withdrawal from the EU are celebrating. They see Brexit as the harbinger of a future “Frexit”, a French departure from undemocratic governance, and the end of a failed project to unify Europe around the demands of neoliberal capitalism.
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