BRUSSELS: European business federation BusinessEurope called on Wednesday for Britain to maintain as many EU regulations as possible after Brexit to limit disruption to trade and supply chains. Negotiators are meeting ahead of a June 28-29 EU summit to seek progress on outlining what kind of relationship should replace Britain’s EU membership after it leaves next March and after a status-quo transition period ends in 2020.
2018-06-14 00:06 | BUSINESS | GulfToday
LONDON: The British economy appears to be bouncing back following a period of near-stagnation that had reinforced fears about the impact of Brexit, surveys indicated Tuesday.
The British Retail Consortium said overall sales rose by a solid 4.1 per cent in May. It credited the rise to sunny weather and said sales were boosted in the run-up to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The day itself was more subdued though
2018-06-06 00:06 | BUSINESS | GulfToday
While the UK and Irish Republic discuss the post-Brexit border, in Northern Ireland, despite the Good Friday Agreement, people remain stranded in past trauma. The world still ignores Northern Ireland's internal politics, mostly speculating on the future of the UK-Irish border after Brexit, with Dublin and London the only actors, or wringing hands about the backwardness of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the Conservatives' partners in power in the UK parliament. Twenty years after the (...)
2018-06-01 16:06 | News | MondeDiplo
LONDON: British manufacturers turned up the pressure on the government to abandon one of its post-Brexit customs proposals on Tuesday, slamming the idea of a technology-based plan for border checks as naive and a waste of money. Prime Minister Theresa May has ruled out Britain staying in a customs union with the EU bloc - to the dismay of many employers groups - and says her government is working on two possible solutions to
2018-05-30 00:05 | BUSINESS | GulfToday
Britain must be “fully out” of the EU customs union after Brexit in order to be a global trading nation, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on May 28, piling further pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May.
2018-05-28 14:05 | Economy | Hurriyet
European Union negotiators dismiss as “fantasy” some main British demands for Brexit, including on the sensitive issue of the Northern Ireland border, a senior EU official said on May 24.
2018-05-25 10:05 | Economy | Hurriyet
Suella Braverman was forced to acknowledge that Parliament will vote on paying the so-called Brexit bill before the legal text of a future trade agreement is ready
2018-05-23 11:05 | News | GulfNews
Costs for hiring bankers, accountants and lawyers from outside Britain will soar after Brexit and threaten London’s standing as a global financial center unless the immigration system is urgently reformed, a report said yesterday.
2018-05-21 14:05 | Economy | Hurriyet
Turkey and the United Kingdom will intensify talks for a bilateral free trade agreement that would be implementable after Brexit, British Ambassador to Turkey Dominick Chilcott has said, adding that the future agreement will aim to create conditions to boost the level of bilateral trade.
2018-05-19 00:05 | Turkey | Hurriyet
The Scottish Parliament has voted against British Prime Minister Theresa May's landmark Brexit legislation, setting up a potential constitutional crisis.
2018-05-16 04:05 | News | TheAge
EU says time running out to ensure London does not crash out of the bloc next March, adding to pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May.
2018-05-15 07:05 | News | TheAge
Russia is committing “flagrant breaches of international rules,” the head of Britain’s security service claimed May 14 in which he will also stress the importance of post-Brexit security ties.
2018-05-14 09:05 | World | Hurriyet
British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted May 13 she could be trusted to deliver a good Brexit deal as she tried to mend government rifts over the best way forward.
2018-05-13 11:05 | Economy | Hurriyet
ABU DHABI: British nationals have invested $8.47 billion (Dhs31.1 billion) in Dubai’s real estate during the last four years (2014-2017), according to the statistics released by Dubai Land Department, DLD. The United Kingdom is one of the largest investment source markets for Dubai’s real estate. Following the Brexit vote in 2016 and subsequent move for separation from European Union by the British Government, Britain has
2018-05-13 00:05 | BUSINESS | GulfToday
While UK laws and politicians make distinctions between illegal immigrants and people in the UK lawfully, it doesn't follow that the public will see the difference
2018-05-12 09:05 | News | Aljazeera
LONDON: Global banks in Britain are calling for a special work visa waiver after Brexit to preserve the City of London’s standing as a top global financial centre, two industry sources said, a move that would be more generous than the current arrangements. Since Britain voted to leave the European Union two years ago, London’s financial services industry has been trying to prepare for losing access to its biggest trading bloc,
2018-05-12 00:05 | BUSINESS | GulfToday
Not continuing in the EEA would mean endangering – sacrificing – thousands of skilled and decently paid jobs and, with them, the life chances of countless families
2018-05-11 18:05 | News | Independent
'It is no surprise that a policy that ostensibly seeks to target only irregular immigrants is destroying the lives and livelihoods of racial and ethnic minority communities'
2018-05-11 17:05 | News | Independent
A madcap scheme or a cunning plan? Take your pick. With May in charge, the answer is probably something else: a device to put off a decision and look for a fudge
2018-05-11 13:05 | News | Independent
Remainers will use the Electoral Commission's findings as further grist to the second referendum mill, which is fair enough given that Brexiteers would be doing the same if the boot was on the other foot
2018-05-11 11:05 | News | Independent
This year, France kicks off with a song about refugees in the Mediterranean and Italy has a song about terrorism. We'll partly be able to tell what the European public thinks of us by how prevalent the English language is in other offerings
2018-05-11 10:05 | News | Independent
Food prices are set to rise thanks to Brexit – and the watchdog must be wary that a decline in competition among supermarkets will only make things worse
2018-05-11 10:05 | News | Independent
Key figure in the Brexit-backing organisation has also been referred to police due to 'reasonable grounds to suspect' criminal offences have been committed
2018-05-11 07:05 | News | Independent
Environment secretary Michael Gove says new laws will ensure 'core environmental principles remain central to government policy and decision-making' following Britain's departure from EU
2018-05-10 18:05 | News | Independent
The negative consequences of Brexit are also slowly but surely being realised, and it goes beyond falling from the top to the bottom of the OECD's growth leader board
2018-05-10 14:05 | News | Independent
'Will we have a situation where high quality, local produce is available for those who can afford it, with cheaper food imported for those on lower incomes?'
2018-05-10 07:05 | News | Independent
Our region is an export powerhouse. Sixty per cent of our trade is with the EU. All of that could be at risk if we quit the customs union and the single market
2018-05-09 18:05 | News | Independent
The government has been defeated 14 times in the House of Lords on the EU Withdrawal Bill, but most of those amendments will be reversed when the bill returns to the Commons
2018-05-09 08:05 | News | Independent
That Mr Johnson can label the prime minister's plan 'crazy' and then see Downing Street express 'full confidence' in him epitomises Ms May's weak position. But Brexit is happening and the country shouldn't be held to ransom by party politics
2018-05-08 14:05 | News | Independent
The prime minister, desperate to keep both Tory factions on board, has repeatedly put off a decision on customs rather than resolve the fault line running through her party on it
2018-05-06 13:05 | News | Independent
The party on average enjoyed a modest advance of three points on their 2014 vote. But the party's performance in the local elections that year was one of its worst ever
2018-05-04 15:05 | News | Independent
Labour needs to convince the public that it has a strong team around its star striker. They need to showcase other members, who should be allowed to speak beyond their departmental briefs
2018-05-04 09:05 | News | Independent
Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party avoided a wipeout in London local elections and eked out gains in Brexit-supporting regions elsewhere, results on May 4 showed, denting the opposition Labour Party’s hopes of a big win.
2018-05-04 09:05 | World | Hurriyet
Ex-Tory chairman Chris Patten condemns 'blundering into Northern Ireland with a policy which is clueless and deluded with a can of petrol and a box of matches in the other hand'
2018-05-02 16:05 | News | Independent
'Criminal groups aren't daft – it may be that they're already thinking that if certain powers don't exist there are opportunities of them to either operate here knowing it's far harder to be extradited, or vice-versa'
2018-05-02 15:05 | News | Independent
It sounds like a vastly better half-way house than retaining membership of the customs union, but there are two problems that would have to be solved. One is the Irish border and the other is migration
2018-05-02 15:05 | News | Independent
The European Union unveiled plans on May 2 for its first post-Brexit multi-year budget facing a looming clash with Poland and Hungary over a proposal to link funds to respect for the rule of law.
2018-05-02 13:05 | World | Hurriyet
Conservative MPs are threatening to block Theresa May's plan for a "customs partnership" with the EU – claiming it would stop the UK doing meaningful trade deals with other countries after Brexit.
2018-05-02 11:05 | News | Independent
You might think they'd be better off with some kind of fudge like the 'customs partnership' currently being mooted, but this is an issue on which cold calculation may not be possible
2018-05-02 11:05 | News | Independent
Jacob Rees-Mogg denies 'making threats' - despite 30-page report setting out why prime minister's 'customs partnership' plan is unacceptable
2018-05-02 08:05 | News | Independent
Even if the Prime Minister has overemphasised the degree to which the effect of the amendment would hamper Brexit negotiations in advance of a parliamentary vote, plainly she would like to have as much freedom as possible in charting a course
2018-05-01 17:05 | News | Independent
Same procedure forced government to hand over Brexit economic assessments, and could reveal how much Theresa May knew about problems facing Windrush immigrants
2018-05-01 15:05 | News | Independent
As a progressive, I'm deeply uncomfortable with the House of Lords being the only members of our parliament actually fighting (and winning) against the government's harmful Brexit ambitions
2018-05-01 13:05 | News | Independent
'Brexit will be as bad under the Labour Party as under the Tories': If that doesn't underline the need for a new strategy, I don't know what does. As Michel Barnier visits Northern Ireland this week, we need to be bold enough to make a change
2018-04-30 15:04 | News | Independent
As things stand, Sainsbury's and Asda both have about a 15 per cent share of the UK's grocery market. Their combined clout will put them ahead of Tesco
2018-04-30 12:04 | News | Independent
It seems that these royal weddings keep coming at the perfect time to distract the public from the undeniable evidence of the flaws in our political system which lead to disasters such as Brexit
2018-04-30 11:04 | News | Independent
Ahead of Monday's crucial Brexit debate in the House of Lords, a cross-party group of peers outlines support for the amendment to ensure parliament decides what happens once negotiations are complete
2018-04-30 07:04 | News | Independent
Voters in London are expected to punish Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party at local government elections this week which could embolden critics of her Brexit strategy, but are not expected to trigger her downfall.
2018-04-29 11:04 | World | Hurriyet
Julia Conley, staff writer More than 80,000 people in the United Kingdom have committed to protest during President Donald Trump's planned visit to London on July 13, with organizers saying a potential post-Brexit U.S.-U.K. trade deal as well as the president's overall agenda and misogynist, racist rhetoric will drive protesters into the streets.
2018-04-27 17:04 | News | CommonDreams