Government considers using post-Brexit freedoms to allow use of traditional imperial measures

The return of pints, pounds and inches? Government considers using post-Brexit freedoms to allow greater use of traditional imperial measures Government has said it will consider reverting back to imperial system  The UK reverted to the metric system in the 1960s before it was adopted by EU  Changes will not mean complete scrapping of metric … Read more

Ministers meet NI loyalist paramilitaries as they seek to solve post-Brexit border problems

Ministers meet loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland as they seek to solve post-Brexit border problems that have sparked violence The Cabinet ministers met a delegation from the Loyalist Communities Council Came amid continued disputes over Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit border Brexit deal left NI tied to a range of EU customs and regulatory rules  It sparked … Read more

UK agrees to grant full diplomatic status to EU ambassador after lengthy post-Brexit dispute

Britain FINALLY agrees to grant full diplomatic status to the EU’s ambassador in London after fears the post-Brexit row would poison the UK’s relations with Brussels UK and EU agreed Brussels’ ambassador in London will get full diplomatic status Agreement made during meeting between Dominic Raab and EU’s Josep Borrell Agreement should resolve long-running Brexit … Read more

Post-Brexit ‘red tape’ means UK expats ‘being denied basic services in EU’

Britons in Europe are being denied access bank accounts, jobs, healthcare and university places due to post-Brexit red tape – even though access to those services is guaranteed under the withdrawal agreement.  Those living in Spain, Italy and France say they have been hit by new rules which are poorly understood by local officials who … Read more

British expats ‘being denied basic services in Europe due to post-Brexit red tape’

Britons in Europe are being denied access bank accounts, jobs, healthcare and university places as due to post-Brexit red tape – even though access to those services is guaranteed under the withdrawal agreement.  Those living in Spain, Italy and France say they have been hit by new rules which are poorly understood by local officials … Read more

Cream cake makers to face new red tape to export products to EU from April under post-Brexit rules

Cream cake makers will face new red tape to export their products to the EU from next month under post-Brexit rules Cream cakes being exported to the UK face new Brexit red tape from April British firms will need export health certificates signed by vets before their foods containing dairy are deemed safe  It comes … Read more

Boris Johnson visits Northern Ireland amid furious row over post-Brexit checks on goods

Boris Johnson is in Northern Ireland today amid a furious row over the impact of Brexit on the country. The Prime minister was told to  to ‘stand up for Northern Ireland’ and ditch the ‘intolerable’ Protocol governing Irish Sea trade post-Brexit by DUP leader Arlene Foster. Extra checks on goods passing through Northern Ireland’s ports from … Read more

‘Torture in a tin’ foie gras is set to be banned in post-Brexit move

‘Torture in a tin’ foie gras is set to be banned in post-Brexit move that should delight anti-cruelty campaigners Now Britain is set to ban the import of foie gras in a post-Brexit move  British farmers are already banned from producing the expensive pâté Lord Goldsmith, the Animal Welfare Minister, is determined to implement ban … Read more

Post-Brexit trade: US drops tariffs on whisky, cashmere and Stilton imports from UK

US drops tariffs on whisky, cashmere and Stilton as trade deal with Britain inches closer – two months after Liz Truss axed fees on American imports US said millions worth of tariffs on Scotch and other goods would be suspended Cashmere and cheese are also set to benefit from the American relaxation Comes a month … Read more

European Court of Justice threatens to fine UK over air pollution in post-Brexit ruling

EU’s top court threatens to fine Britain for breaking air pollution rules in its first ruling against the UK since Brexit Britain left the ECJ on December 31 but will apply rulings from outstanding cases The court said the UK had ‘systematically’ flouted EU limits on nitrogen dioxide  If Britain fails to cut pollution the … Read more