A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

Brexit News Feeds

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24/10/2020 Johnson will wait for US election result before no-deal Brexit decision ,,

Ivan Rogers, former UK ambassador to the EU, says prime minister will think ‘history was going his way’ if Donald Trump is re-elected

Senior figures in European governments believe Boris Johnson is waiting for the result of the US presidential election before finally deciding whether to risk plunging the UK into a no-deal Brexit, according to a former British ambassador to the EU.

Ivan Rogers, who was the UK’s permanent representative in Brussels from 2013 to 2017, told the Observer that a view shared by ministers and officials he has talked to in recent weeks in several European capitals, is that Johnson is biding his time – and is much more likely to opt for no deal if his friend and Brexit supporter Donald Trump prevails over the Democratic challenger, Joe Biden.

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24/10/2020 Government reduces minimum salary for migrants to settle in UK ,,

Rules which come into force in December quietly published on Thursday by Home Office

The government has quietly reduced the £35,800 minimum salary for migrants to settle in the UK by almost 30%, it has emerged.

Migrants on salaries of £20,480 but with enough points under Boris Johnson’s new Australian-style immigration system to qualify for jobs where there is a shortage of workers will also be entitled to settle after six years and become citizens.

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24/10/2020 With the Brexit walkout and sulk over, is the UK on the home straight for a deal? ,,

After a week of theatrics, the gaps are still significant and the deal at the end remains thin

British officials close to the Brexit negotiations had said Downing Street would be mindful of the “atmospherics” at last Friday’s EU summit when deciding on the next steps. It was, it would seem, a sniff test. The leaders gathered in Brussels apparently failed it.

The result was a walkout of sorts by the prime minister, only resolved once Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, publicly acknowledged that British flexibility in the talks would need to be reciprocated. The negotiation resumed on Thursday.

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23/10/2020 Downing Street Has Refused To Praise Businesses Offering Free Food To Children After Marcus Rashford’s Anti-Hunger Campaign ,,Downing Street has refused to praise businesses and local councils who are offering to provide free food for children during next week’s school half-term. www.politicshome.com Visit...
23/10/2020 UK presses for use of faster passport gates at EU airports post-Brexit ,,

Exclusive: European commission insists letting UK nationals use e-gates would breach EU law

Boris Johnson has clashed with Brussels over an 11th-hour attempt to save British passport holders from hours of delays at European airports from the end of the year.

The government is seeking continued use by UK nationals of the automatic e-gates used by EU nationals at airports and Eurostar terminals. The move is seen by the European commission as an attempt to keep Britons in faster lanes rather than having to queue up with the rest of the world after the end of the transition period.

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23/10/2020 Brexit: Trade talks continue as negotiators meet in London ,,The EU's Michel Barnier has warned "every day counts" ahead of December's deadline to reach a deal. www.bbc.co.uk Visit...
23/10/2020 “Falling Through The Cracks”: How The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Exacerbating The Mental Health Crisis At UK Universities ,,Student representatives have warned that the impact of the coronavirus pandemic will only worsen the mental health crisis that has gripped British universities in recent years. www.politicshome.com Visit...
23/10/2020 Britain and Japan sign post-Brexit trade deal ,,The countries formally sign a deal described by the UK's international trade secretary as "ground-breaking". www.bbc.co.uk Visit...
23/10/2020 This is a moment of truth for rightwing populists – but don't celebrate yet | Andy Beckett ,,

Populism can survive a Trump defeat and a disastrous Brexit. Even so, its best days may already be over

Over the four feverish years since the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s election, we have got used to thinking of populism as a movement whose time has come. Its loudmouth leaders, constant rule-breaking and seductive promises of national renewal have dominated democratic life in much of the world.

Many people who find populism appalling have also been fascinated, sometimes mesmerised. After the relatively predictable and cautious politics of the 90s and 00s, populism has provided electoral shocks, colourful ideologues, risk-taking governments – and also a potent sense of novelty.

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22/10/2020 Labor unions set out UK state aid demands ,,UK's Trades Union Congress accuses government of 'hiding behind state aid rules.' www.politico.eu Visit...
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