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  • UK resists giving EU diplomats full status, sparking row

    01/21/2021 5:44:11 AM PST · by bert · 16 replies
    Al Jezeera/Reuters ^ | 1/21/2021 | Toby Melville
    21 Jan 2021 The United Kingdom is resisting a demand from the European Union that it grant full diplomatic status to the bloc’s ambassador in London, causing a row between the recently divorced parties that spilled out into the open on Thursday. The UK, an EU member for 47 years, voted to quit in 2016 and completed its tortuous journey out of the bloc on December 31, when Brexit fully took effect. The BBC reported that the Foreign Office was refusing to grant the same diplomatic status and privileges to EU ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida and his team as...
  • In northern France, first trucks cross new customs border with UK (Brexit Happened at Midnight)

    12/31/2020 4:20:05 PM PST · by BeauBo · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | DECEMBER 31, 2020 | Reuters Staff
    CALAIS, France (Reuters) - Moments after Britain completed its divorce with the European Union, the first trucks hauling goods across the new customs border presented their clearance documents to French agents before loading onto a train to pass through the Eurotunnel. A barcode on Romanian driver Toma Moise’s paperwork was scanned and approved in seconds. “The future, I don’t think it will be difficult,” he said in broken English before continuing his journey towards Britain. Cast as the dawn of a newly independent “global Britain”, its exit from the world’s biggest trading block means the return of customs formalities on...
  • Tory Hardliners fall in behind Brexit deal: Boris Johnson appears to win support of Tory Eurosceptics for his EU trade agreement

    12/28/2020 12:28:49 AM PST · by Cronos · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 December 2020 | Daniel Martin
    Boris Johnson looks to have won his battle to persuade hardline Brexiteers in his party to back his EU trade deal in the Commons this week. The Prime Minister and top adviser Oliver Lewis have been ringing senior members of the pro-Brexit European Research Group to argue that the agreement meets their demands on the return of sovereignty. The ERG has convened a self-styled 'star chamber' legal team, with veteran Eurosceptic Sir Bill Cash as chairman, to go through the 1,200-page document line by line. Andrew Bridgen, Conservative MP (pictured) and a member of the ERG, said: 'If you had...
  • Bannon’s War Room Saturday Morning Edition 10 AM [12-26-20]

    12/26/2020 6:40:06 AM PST · by tennmountainman · 19 replies
    America’s Voice Network ^ | 12-26-20 | America’s Voice Network
    Watch Bannon’s War Room 10 AM. I Am Unsure If It Will Be Live or Recorded. It Shows Up On America’s Voice Schedule For 10 AM.
  • Brexit deal greeted with relief by European media

    12/26/2020 3:07:59 AM PST · by Cronos · 2 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 25 December 2020 | Emma Graham-Harrison, Philip Oltermann in Berlin and Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
    Across Europe’s media there was relief that a deal had finally been reached, Italy’s Corriere della Sera described it as “a Christmas present for everyone”. At a difficult moment, in a complicated world, there is no room for hatred between friends, wrote Beppe Severgnini.... France’s Le Monde saw the deal as a political victory for Johnson, who it described as an “unsinkable political machine”, if not the unqualified triumph for Britain that he claimed to have pulled off. “His hair is more chaotic than ever, he looks wild at every appearance and seems permanently overwhelmed by events,” the paper said....
  • Analysis: Brexit trade deal sparks relief but UK market will bear scars

    12/25/2020 6:30:01 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies ^ | DECEMBER 25, 2020 | Tommy Wilkes
    Britain’s trade agreement with the European Union removes a 4-1/2-year old fear of crashing out of the bloc without trading arrangements in place, but it will take UK financial markets years to lose their Brexit-inflicted scars.
  • Brexiteers, we did it

    12/24/2020 6:34:42 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    Spiked Online ^ | 24 Dec 2020 | Brendan O'Neill
    They really did think they could stop Brexit. They genuinely believed they had the right – conferred on them by their superior station and education – to overturn the 17.4million votes to leave the European Union. That is the loud, clear and chilling message of the Remoaner hissy fit that has greeted today’s announcement of a trade deal being struck between Brexit Britain and the European Union – that even now, four-and-a-half years after the people expressed their Eurosceptic will, the Remainer wing of the political and media elites thought that none of this would actually happen; that we would...
  • Britain and the E.U. Reach a Landmark Deal on Brexit

    12/24/2020 7:07:28 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/24/2020 | Mark Ladler
    Britain and the European Union struck a hard-fought trade agreement on Thursday, settling a bitter divorce that stretched over more than four years and setting the terms for a post-Brexit future as close neighbors living apart, according to British officials. The deal, which must be ratified by the British and European Parliaments, came together in Brussels after 11 months of grinding negotiations, culminating in a last-minute haggle over fishing rights that stretched into Christmas Eve, just a week before a year-end deadline. Despite running to thousands of pages, the agreement leaves critical parts of the relationship to be worked out...
  • Brexit: Government to hold press conference as UK trade deal expected overnight

    12/24/2020 1:20:51 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Daily Star (U.K.) ^ | 24 DEC 2020 | Lottie O'Neill
    The UK and European Union are on the threshold of striking a post-Brexit trade deal, and talks are expected to continue through the night to iron out the details of an agreementThe UK and EU could have Brexit trade deal agreed while talks continue overnight, with a press conference expected later in the morning. The expected deal comes with only days left before the current trading agreements expire on December 31 - New Year's Eve. Prime Minister Boris Johnson led a late-night call with Cabinet ministers to update them on the situation, reports PA. European Commission spokesman Eric Mamer suggested...
  • Brexit-backing billionaire will build his SUV in France, not the UK

    12/17/2020 10:45:56 PM PST · by Cronos · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 9.Dec.2020 | Charles Riley
    Britain's richest man and Brexit supporter Jim Ratcliffe has abandoned plans to build a new SUV in the United Kingdom, dealing another blow to a car industry that has already been battered by the country's exit from the European Union and the pandemic. Ratcliffe is the founder of Ineos, a chemicals company, and has a fortune worth nearly $28 billion, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Ineos said in a statement on Tuesday that its first vehicle, the Grenadier 4x4, will be manufactured at a plant in Hambach, France, that the company is buying from Daimler's (DMLRY) Mercedes-Benz. "Hambach presented us...
  • Brexit breakthrough: EU CAVES to Boris sovereignty demands as 'progress' made in talks

    12/13/2020 9:59:41 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    BREXIT trade talks will continue this week after the EU appeared to buckle over Boris Johnson's demands that British sovereignty must be respected. If no trade deal is agreed by then, Britain will walk away from the European Union and begin trading on World Trade Organisation terms from January 1.Sources close to the talks said both sides had made “progress” on the level playing field issue - one of the key differences between sides - after the EU dropped its “ratchet clause” demand for Britain to be permanently tied to the bloc’s regulations.The two teams are now exploring how the...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 12/13/2020

    12/13/2020 9:52:17 PM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/13/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A full weekend of protest in Bainbridge Island, Washington. A round the clock demonstration at the home of Democrat Governor Jay Inslee who's imposed coronavirus restrictions and controls... Four people stabbed two police officers hurt following ANITFA attacks on supporters of President Trump Saturday evening in Washington... One person shot and four police officers hurt as ANTIFA attacked pro-Trump demonstrators in Olympia, Washington yesterday... The Proud Boys supporter of President Trump arrested and accused of shooting an ANTIFA member yesterday in Olympia, Washington identified as Forest Machala, a federal government employee... "Achtung" Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel pushing for a new...
  • Britons told not to stockpile food ahead of January

    12/13/2020 4:25:53 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 75 replies ^ | December 13, 2020 | BBC
    Households have been warned not to stockpile food and toilet roll ahead of 1 January when the UK stops trading under EU rules. On Sunday, the UK and the EU agreed to extend a deadline aimed at reaching a deal on post-Brexit trade. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said ongoing uncertainty made it harder for firms to prepare for the New Year. But it said shops had plenty of supplies and shoppers must not buy more food than usual.
  • Boris Johnson and EU set Sunday deadline to decide on Brexit deal

    12/09/2020 4:31:13 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies ^ | December 9, 2020 | Daniel Boffey
    A Brexit deal must be sealed by Sunday or there will be no deal, Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen agreed after a “lively and frank” three-hour summit that set the stage for a dramatic final act of the negotiations. Despite nine months of troubled talks, “very large gaps” were said to remain between the UK and EU. The leaders said they should come to a deal or no deal outcome by the end of the weekend, with pressure on both sides to find time for parliamentary ratification. Downing Street said the meeting in Brussels had been “frank” –...
  • Brexit: Theresa May and Boris Johnson's words on the Irish border have come back to haunt them

    12/09/2020 4:19:49 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies ^ | 9 December 2020 | David Blevins
    Theresa May famously told the British Parliament that "no UK prime minister could ever agree" to a border in the Irish Sea. Boris Johnson later told a Democratic Unionist Party conference that "no British Conservative government could or should sign up to any such arrangement". Their words have come back to haunt them. By agreeing to implement the Northern Ireland protocol of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, the government is effectively establishing a border between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.
  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe confirms new vehicle to be made in France

    12/09/2020 8:46:34 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies ^ | December 8, 2020 | BBC
    Billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, a Leave campaigner in the run-up to the 2016 Brexit referendum, has confirmed a new 4x4 vehicle will be built in France. It ends hopes his Grenadier off-roader, based on the original Land Rover, would be made at a new plant in Wales. Those plans were put on hold in July while Mr Ratcliffe's Ineos Automotive negotiated buying Mercedes-Benz's Hambach site, in Moselle. He said on Tuesday that Hambach offered a "unique opportunity".
  • Factbox: Britain ditches threat to break EU exit treaty: What happens next?

    12/08/2020 4:02:57 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies ^ | December 8, 2020 | Reuters Staff
    Britain said on Tuesday it would drop clauses in draft domestic legislation that breached the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement after it clinched a deal with the European Union over how to manage the Ireland-Northern Ireland border.
  • Don't Overrate EU Brexit Negotiating Power

    12/08/2020 11:41:09 AM PST · by Brian Griffin
    12/08/2020 | Brian Griffin
    Many people in the UK are fearful of the imposition of WTO-allowed tariffs on future UK exports to the EU. As an American, this is somewhat of a mystery as American exports to the EU are already subject to EU-imposed WTO-level tariffs. There is no audible bellyaching whatsoever in the USA about EU-imposed WTO-level tariffs on American exports to the EU. To allay UK fears, I wish to point out that the effect of EU tariffs on the incomes of UK citizens could be offset by UK Treasury compensatory payments to impacted UK citizens paid out when they retire, financially...
  • Brexit: Toyota UK chief van Zyl says no-deal outcome will be 'very negative'

    12/08/2020 3:37:18 AM PST · by Cronos · 13 replies
    bbc ^ | 7 December 2020 | theo leggett
    Johan van Zyl said Brexit and Covid were a "double whammy" for Toyota. The boss of Toyota's European business has warned that a no-deal Brexit could make its UK plants uncompetitive. Dr Johan van Zyl said such an outcome would create a "very negative investment environment" in Britain and be "very, very negative" for his business....But Mr van Zyl said no decisions on the future of its UK plants - a car factory at Burnaston in Derbyshire and an engine facility at Deeside in North Wales - could be taken until the outcome of trade talks was known. ...Now...
  • Brexit bank relocations to Germany expected to create 2,500 jobs in Germany

    11/13/2020 1:24:05 AM PST · by Cronos · 10 replies
    The ^ | 2 November 2020 | AFP
    Germany is the most popular EU destination for banks leaving London following Brexit, with financial institutions expected to move €675 billion in assets and create 2,500 jobs, the Bundesbank said Monday. The German central bank expects lenders to transfer €397 billion more than the €278 billion it has already moved from Britain post-Brexit, it said in a study, as negotiations intensify surrounding the conditions for the UK's new relationship with the European Union. The European Central Bank estimated in August 2019 that €1.3 trillion in assets would be transferred to the eurozone from Britain ahead of Brexit. .. The Bundesbank...