Brexit: ‘No way’ UK can have passporting outside EU says Beaune
Amid the issues caused to supply chains due to the Northern Ireland protocol, Sir John Redwood has spoken of the damage done to food supply chains between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The MP for Wokingham said: “Glad the supermarkets are speaking out about the damage the EU is doing to food supplies from GB to Northern Ireland.
“The government must take control and restore the flow of goods.”
Boris Johnson is set to slash EU “red tape” in a bid to spark a post-coronavirus economic boom.
Ministers are set to announce this week how they will use new post-Brexit powers to axe certain EU regulations and “seize the opportunities” created by the UK leaving the bloc. A draft consultation will set out proposals for a “one-in-two-out” approach on red tape.
This would consist of a requirement to remove two “unnecessary regulations” before one new rule can be brought in.
The strategy was approved by Boris Johnson’s Committee on Better Regulation and also suggests methods to ensure regulations are beneficial and not burdensome for UK businesses.
Boris Johnson plans to tear up EU ‘red tape’ to boost the UK economy
This would be achieved by ensuring a ”swift and rigorous” review of new rules and regulations, replacing the current rule on reviewing regulations five years after they are introduced.
An improvement of regulations, ministers say, would also “free businesses from overbearing bureaucracy and consumers from unnecessary costs”.
A UK Government source told the Express: “Now is the right time to modernise our approach to regulation, as we recover from Covid and seize the opportunities of being an independent nation.
“The last thing we want is for red tape to hold our businesses back from new opportunities so we’re looking at ambitious reforms which mean we can free ourselves from unnecessary EU laws, and meet the Prime Minister’s bold ambitions and ensure that the UK is at the forefront of global innovation.”
FOR THE LATEST BREXIT NEWS, PLEASE SEE BELOW:
The plans will be laid out next week
12am update: ‘Stop talking UK down!’ Sturgeon’s SNP exposed for trying to sabotage Brexit trade deals
Nicola Sturgeon has been scolded for “talking UK exporters down” as a British cabinet minister urged the SNP to stop complaining and start “supporting the trade deals we do”.
Nicola Sturgeon has been told to get behind British exporters and stop “talking them down” by a minister.
Graham Stuart, the minister for exports, urged the SNP to stop moaning and “support the trade deals that we do, to open markets around the world”.
During a heated row in the Commons on Thursday, Mr Stuart hit back after Kenny MacAskill, who quit the SNP for Alex Salmond’s Alba Party, complained about the impact of Brexit on trade.
Alex Shipman takes over from Bill McLoughlin.
10.22pm update: DUP leader to meet with Maros Sefcovic
The DUP’s leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson is set to meet with the European Commission vice-president on Monday morning.
Sir Jeffrey has spoken of his anger at the Northern Ireland protocol which some have claimed is seriously impacting business in the country.
The DUP has also set out seven tests for the protocol such as the promise of no checks on goods moving from Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
9.44pm update: EU left scrambling after Brussels’ latest ploy to punish Britain’s Brexit economy fails
Brussels has been left scrambling after its attempts to punish Britain over leaving the European Union failed, a former advisor to Margaret Thatcher has claimed.
Brussels has failed to hurt Britain’s big economic industries following Brexit, Lord Powell has claimed.
The former advisor to Margaret Thatcher told Chubb the city of London has withstood threats from the European Union since Brexit.
He pointed out that there are more people working inside the tiny square mile of the City of London than the entire city of Frankfurt, which had once hoped to overtake the UK capital as a financial centre after Brexit.
Brexit news: Five moments which led to the UK’s exit
8.47pm update: New ‘red tape’ risks catastrophic Brexit disruption – UK and EU ordered to act
Northern Ireland’s leading supermarkets are facing huge trade disruption under the current terms of the protocol.
Several Northern Irish supermarkets have now issued an urgent call for action.
Six companies, which represent 75 percent of the Northern Ireland’s grocery market, have written a letter to the European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic and the Brexit minister Lord Frost urging for immediate action over trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
They urged both the UK and the EU to host talks, visit their supply chains and distribution centres, as well as come up with a solution to the problem.
The companies warned that “without swift, decisive and co-operative movement on this issue there will be disruption”.
At the moment, the Northern Ireland Protocol aims to avoid a hard border with Ireland.
It also keeps the country in the EU’s single market for goods.
Brexit: UK ‘remains as a top financial market’ says Powell
7.19pm update: Brexit bust-up incoming as 26 member states ‘lining up’ behind Ireland to take on UK
Brexit tensions could see the entire EU put pressure on the UK to back down in the row over the Northern Ireland Protocol, an expert has told Express.co.uk.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told Euronews last month she wanted the British “just to do their job and implement what we have agreed upon”.
Expert on European affairs, Kevin Featherstone, told Express.co.uk that Ireland could receive big backing by the other 26 EU member states on the matter.
The London School of Economics academic said the EU27 will unite to apply pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
5.51pm update: Government uses post-Brexit measures to cope with holiday travel
Emergency road measures used post-Brexit have been introduced to cope with holiday traffic.
On Thursday, Highways England introduced the measures created under Operation Brock.
They said they had introduced measures “in anticipation of increased international travel by car drivers from Monday”.
4.51pm update: EU attacked over plot to ‘damage’ UK
Amid the pressure on food supply chains due to the Northern Ireland protocol, Brexiteer MP Sir John Redwood has called on the Prime Minister to act.
With supermarkets struggling, the Wokingham MP said: “Glad the supermarkets are speaking out about the damage the EU is doing to food supplies from GB to Northern Ireland.
“The government must take control and restore the flow of goods.”
Northern Ireland’s biggest supermarkets issued a call for action today in order to avoid further issues to trade.
Brexit news: A timeline of events leading to the UK’s exit
3.19pm update: ‘EU becoming irrelevant!’ Britons react as Boris Johnson plans bonfire of EU red tape
Britons have praised Boris Johnson as the Prime Minister plans to slash EU “red tape” in a bid to spark a post-coronavirus economic boom.
This week, ministers are set to announce how they will use new post-Brexit powers to axe certain EU regulations and “seize the opportunities” created by Britain’s departure from the EU.
A draft consultation will set out proposals for a “one-in-two-out” approach on Brexit red tape.
A UK Government source told Express.co.uk: “Now is the right time to modernise our approach to regulation, as we recover from Covid and seize the opportunities of being an independent nation.”
Now Britons have celebrated the removal of the EU “stench” from Britain’s rules and regulations.
Commenting on the initial Express.co.uk story, one reader said: “At last, we are going to start to remove the foul stench of the EU from our rules and regulations.”
Bill McLoughlin takes over from Richard Percival.
Brexit news: The Northern Ireland protocol explained
2pm update: Boris urged to seize Brexit and thwart EU supertrawlers plundering UK seas
EU supertrawlers have been caught violating areas around the UK in order to plunder Britain’s rich stocks.
In a desperate plea, Greenpeace has called on the UK to use Brexit as an opportunity to enforce greater protections for marine protected areas.
Although the UK has left the EU, super and bottomtrawlers are not banned from certain areas meaning they freely “tear off everything” in their path, Greenpeace warned.
12:30pm update: EU madness as France ‘imposing rules’ which risks destruction of 125-year-old pigeon racing
New EU regulations that prevent British pigeons from participating in well-known European races are a huge “overkill”, an expert has claimed as he pinned the blame on France for “imposing rules”.
UK pigeon racing fanciers lost the privilege of free movement on December 31 when the UK left the Brexit transition period and the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union.
Ian Evans, the CEO of the Royal Pigeon Association, said: “I think the EU is overkilling in terms of the risk associated with racing pigeons.”
11:30am update: Brits stripped of NHS rights if they move abroad after Brexit
Thousands of Brits who move abroad will lose their rights to healthcare coverage when they visit the UK and must pay to use NHS services.
Brits who moved to the European Union after the Brexit cut-off date of December 31, 2020 will be stripped of certain NHS entitlements.
About 460,000 British pensioners, the most common NHS users, already live in the EU, plus hundreds of thousands more people of working age.
The plans are backed by Chancellor Rishi Sunak
10:30am update: Ukraine trade deal reopened after ‘errors’
The UK has reopened its trade deal with Ukraine after errors were found in the original text.
The deal was signed in October 2020 and the Independent reports the changes that needed to be made to the deal were not minor, and could have a significant impact on business trading in the country.
But a Department for International Trade spokesperson said: “It is standard practice for small sections of agreements to be amended and updated over time to reflect developments, or to add greater clarity that is helpful to businesses.”
9:30am update: All change at the US embassy in UK
A new US ambassador for Brexit Britain looks finally to be on the way, six months after President Joe Biden was sworn in.
He is expected to nominate Jane Hartley, America’s former top diplomat in France.
The decision marks only the second time that a woman has been appointed to the Court of St James’s, following Anne Armstrong’s tenure in 1976.
8:30am update: Northern Ireland supermarkets calls for urgent action over NI Protocol
Northern Ireland’s leading supermarkets have issued a call for urgent action to avoid trade disruption under the terms of the Brexit protocol.
Six of the UK’s leading retailers, representing over 75% of the region’s grocery market, have written to Brexit minister Lord Frost and European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic, calling for urgent action over trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The Northern Ireland Protocol, part of the Brexit deal, is aimed at avoiding a hard border with Ireland by effectively keeping Northern Ireland in the EU’s single market for goods.
Credit: Source link