Lord Frost criticised over post-Brexit negotiations by Habib
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Earlier this year, EU Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen hinted at the new law when she said Brussels was “working on a Single Market Emergency Instrument” in a bid to “ensure the free movement of goods, services and people, with greater transparency and coordination… [and] fast-track decisions, whenever a critical situation emerges”.
Now, Commissioner Thierry Breton has said that Brussels will present the new law in the “spring”.
The law will consist of a “toolbox of measures that can be activated to ensure security of supply during a crisis,” Mr Breton wrote in his New Year’s message to his staff, seen by Politico.
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Irish food exports to face a major hit due o Brexit red tape
The Department of Agriculture is planning for export health certificates to more than quadruple to 310,000 next year when Britain’s post-Brexit checks on Irish agrifood exports start, as per the news reports.
The vast volume of red tape is being introduced on border controls covering about €5 billion worth of Irish meat, dairy and agricultural produce exports for the first time as Irish exporters feel the bureaucratic impact of the UK’s departure from the EU for the first time since Brexit.
EU checks on imports from Britain began on Irish ports in January 2021, when Brexit came into effect, but the UK will only start checks on imports of products from the EU on January 1st.
British checks on goods from the island of Ireland have been delayed temporarily, “until further notice”, pending the outcome of EU-UK talks over the Northern Ireland protocol, the post-Brexit trading rules applying to the North, but checks are still expected to come into force next year.
Energy crisis: Kwasi sent dire warning over ‘shackling UK to EU system’ as bills soar
Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has been sent a dire warning over further aggravating the energy crisis by “shackling the UK to the EU system”.
Sir John Redwood, the MP for Wokingham, appeared to warn Mr Kwarteng against over-relying on imported gas and domestic wind energy.
He believed that doing so would lead to a shortage of both gas and renewable sources of energy, which in turn would drive up energy bills.
He said: “The Business Secretary needs to understand shackling the UK to an EU energy system that is short of gas and reliable on electricity will mean high prices and shortages.
Not enough! French fishermen savage Macron in Brexit fury – desperate legal plot unravels
French fisheries are demanding scores more licences for their vessels, accusing Emmanuel Macron of failing to secure their demands.
Fishermen in the Hauts-de-France region have accused Britain of still holding back on 65 permits. Under the terms of last year’s trade deal, fishing licences must be granted to all vessels which have historically used British waters.
A ferocious dispute has broken out between the UK and France since the end of the transition period at the start of this year as to whether licences are fairly being issued.
Supermarket shelves STILL brimming as Remainers’ food shortage claims destroyed
emainer predictions of a huge shortage of food and empty shelves leading up to Christmas have been destroyed with supermarkets slashing prices on plenty of remaining stock after the festivities.
The double-whammy of Brexit and Covid had been cited as key reasons for potential problems with supply chains.
Items such as pigs in blankets were predicted to be some of the hardest hit by this.
But GB News presenter and staunch Brexiteer Darren Grimes has shared a photo on social media of some shelves in a supermarket fully stocked with now discounted turkeys.
He joked: “These Brexit food shortages are serious folks.”
UK fishing sector receives huge investment and jobs boost
The UK fishing sector has received a huge boost with the news the minimum percentage of British crew members that must be on board vessels will jump to 70 percent.
In addition, amount of fish to be landed in the UK after it is caught will also surge from 50 to 70 percent, meaning more fish can be sold and processed in the UK.
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) said the package of measures, known as the ‘economic link’, will a create jobs and provide an economic boost to the UK’s coastal communities following Brexit.
These changes will come into effect from April 1, 2022.
Biden could snub Brexit Britain to form stronger alliance with EU – Beth Rigby
The US could snub the “special relationship” it has with the UK to form a stronger partnership with the European Union, Sky News political editor Beth Rigby has suggested.
She argued Brexit has had a detrimental effect on Britain’s global standing and suggested the US may turn to Germany or France to form stronger ties with Brussels.
The Sky News political editor said: “The reality is, on a global stage, Brexit has diminished the UK in that it’s no longer part of the European gang so Biden might look to France or Germany to negotiate with that bloc rather than negotiating with that Transatlantic bridge that was once the UK.
“I think there’s an idealised vision Boris Johnson has of global Britain but when it rubs up with reality, it’s a rather different thing indeed.
“In terms of Afghanistan, it was a unilateral decision by the US, the UK was blindsided, the UK was scrambling. In a way, the UK looked diminished on the world stage.”
Biden could negotiate with Germany over UK warns Rigby
Briton’s joy as Remainers left red-faced over doom-mongering
Britons have rejoiced after Remainers were brutally mocked over their apparent Brexit doom-mongering.
Nile Gardiner, a foreign policy analyst and former aide to the late Margaret Thatcher, claimed Project Fear has been destroyed, explaining why many of the warnings have “evaporated”.
Express.co.uk readers have used this news as proof of how successful Brexit Britain has become since leaving the EU.
Brexit job shortages hit Trump’s Scottish golf resorts
Brexit job shortages have hit Donald Trump’s golf resorts in Scotland, their latest accounts reveal.
Accounts filed for the former US president’s golf course Trump Turnberry in Ayrshire by trading company Golf Recreation Scotland Ltd show the UK leaving the EU caused problems for the site.
The accounts, signed by director Eric Trump, state: “Brexit has also impacted our business as supply chains have been impacted by availability of drivers and staff, reducing deliveries and availability of certain product lines.
“Prices have increased from additional freight and import duty charges.
“Staff availability has been a challenge from a combination of wage inflation with retail and logistics sectors increasing wages to attract staff due to increased business levels.
“Indirectly, the staffing pool has been reduced with lack of access to European staff for businesses in general resulting in greater demand for individuals previously available to the resort.”
Brexit Britain’s economy soars ahead of France’s as world league table announced
Britain’s economy is set to power way ahead of France within the next 15 years, a report has forecast.
Findings from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR)’s tank’s annual World Economic League Table examines the growth prospect of 193 countries.
In a huge embarrassment to French President Emmanuel Macron, the research predicts that the British economy will be 16 percent bigger than that of France by 2036.
It estimates that the UK economy, worth around £2.1trillion, is already 3.6 percent bigger than France’s.
Douglas McWilliams, deputy chairman of CEBR, said: “Tech is the dynamic factor in economic growth and Britain is investing more in this area than France and Germany put together.
“Between half and three-quarters of UK economic growth has come from the tech sector. By contrast, Germany has a hefty legacy economy, based on car manufacturing and similar.”
Truss urged to take nuclear option in crunch Brexit talks
Liz Truss has been urged to show the European Union she “means business” by triggering Article 16.
Robert Oulds, director of the pro-Brexit Bruges Group think tank, insisted Ms Truss should pull the plug on negotiations.
He told Express.co.uk: “The time for talking is over, enough words have been said and it’s time for Liz Truss to prove that she has what it takes to succeed Boris Johnson.
“The only way she can guarantee that she will be in pole position to become Prime Minister is if indeed she does pick up and succeed where Lord Frost has failed.
“That means invoking Article 16. No talking, we need to see action.
“Then, of course, the European Union will know that Liz Truss means business, then they will sit down at a table and be serious.
“But without that there can be no hope of any success.”
Leaver fumes at Boris for giving in to EU
Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party is still stuffed with Remainers and Lord Frost quit because he feared a Brexit compromise was inevitable, former MEP Ben Habib has said.
The former Brexit Party MEP said: “The Tory wheel is a very confused one.
“It’s got loads of Remainers still in the party and it has got a Brexit hardcore faction.
“And Lord Frost is torn between these two – nobody really knows if Lord Frost is a Remainer or a Brexiteer by the way.
“Nobody knows how he voted in 2016.
“It’s very dangerous to think of Lord Frost as the embodiment of what Brexiteers want.”
Nicola Sturgeon hit back at Boris Johnson’s fish-themed Christmas present
Nicola Sturgeon fired back at Boris Johnson’s promise that Brexit would give her the perfect Christmas present in the form of an abundance of fishing opportunities.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a series of promises about the future of fishing last year, and promised Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon a fishy Christmas present.
When asked if he would be getting Ms Sturgeon a Christmas present, he said: “There’s all sorts of things that will arise naturally from the UK getting a new relationship with our friends in the European Union.
“But one thing maybe of particular interest to the people of Scotland is that they will become the proud possessors of hundreds of thousands of tonnes of fish, shellfish, crustaceans.
“I don’t know whether Nicola is a keen fish eater but she will have more than she could possibly consume herself for a very, very long time to come.”
Migrant crisis ‘cutting through’ to voters as key Brexit pledge not upheld by Tories
The migrant crisis is “cutting through” to voters because Brexit backers were promised the Government would “take back control” of UK borders, a political expert explained.
Research fellow of the Henry Jackson Society, Dr Rakib Ersan, told Express.co.uk: “I think that for Brexit voters, in particular, I feel that concerns over immigration, border control and just the desire for the restoration of national sovereignty.
“When it comes to immigration and more broadly border security, that played a strong part in the Brexit vote that was delivered back in June 2016.
“And much of that was that desire… you’ve heard the slogan take back control, but at the moment it doesn’t look like the UK Government has control of our own national borders.
“So of course, there is a cut through because there are voters who felt that there’s going to be a fundamental restoration of national sovereignty and we’re going to be able to take control of how our national borders operate.”
Boris dishes out £75m war chest to rebuild industry depleted by EU
Fishing communities across the UK are set to benefit from £75million of Government investment to spur the industry’s post-Brexit growth.
Ministers announced the extra cash last night to provide better local infrastructure around the country’s harbours to mark the first anniversary of the UK’s exit from the EU’s single market this weekend.
They aim to strengthen the fishing industry’s ability to land more fish in the UK and take the produce to market faster.
The taxpayer-funded investment has been earmarked for improving the capacity and efficiency of fishing harbours and processing facilities.
Ministers say the move will boost the long-term sustainability of the fishing industry and support jobs while crews seize the increased opportunity opened up by the UK’s departure from Brussels-run Commons Fisheries Policy.
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