The Hong Kong government — a puppet of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) — has hired an anti-Brexit strategist in an effort to revive its dwindling global reputation after the imposition of a draconian national security law which stripped the city of its freedoms and autonomy.
Boris Johnson has told Angela Merkel that he is prepared to take the UK out of the EU’s institutions on January 1st without a deal. Meanwhile, Michel Barnier has hinted that the EU is ready to grant the City of London access to European markets after the transition period.
While Tony Blair’s former advisor may have garnered support from EU member states, Britain’s Conservative government will reportedly block Peter Mandelson’s bid to become the next leader of the World Trade Organization (WTO) over his anti-Brexit views.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that he will not allow Britain to be ruled by EU courts and laws after Brussels negotiator Michel Barnier implied that the UK does not “respect” the bloc’s position.
This week’s round of trade talks between Brexit Britain and the European Union have ended a day early, with the UK’s negotiator David Frost saying there were “significant differences” remaining between the two parties.
Progress of Brexit talks between the UK and the EU is “very limited”, Germany’s Angela Merkel told her national Parliament today.
Downing Street has indicated that it wants to sign a trade deal with the European Union by September, as leading Brexiteers have urged the prime minister to reject any calls from Brussels for a “compromise” that could see the UK surrender on fishing or regulations.
Nigel Farage has said that U.S. President Donald Trump remains a staunch ally of the UK. But the Brexit Party leader fears that Washington and London will not have agreed on a free trade deal before November’s presidential election.
The UK’s trade negotiator David Frost has fired a warning shot at Brussels, saying that sovereignty over Britain’s fishing waters, laws, and courts is “not up for discussion”.
The British people defied the wishes of the political establishment and confounded the expectations of pollsters on this day four years ago.
The United Kingdom and Japan are seeking to forge a free trade agreement in six weeks in order to get it passed during the current parliament in Japan.
The UK will reserve the right to diverge from European Union standards, even if it means accepting trade tariffs from the bloc.
The European Union will not reciprocate the UK’s pledge to treat goods crossing the British-EU border with a light touch customs check, saying it will impose full controls “to protect the Single Market”.
Germany has reportedly warned the European Union to prepare for the UK to leave the bloc’s institutions without a trade deal.
The United States Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, has warned that it will be “almost impossible” for the United Kingdom to secure a finalised trade deal with President Donald Trump before the U.S. election in November.
The UK has launched post-Brexit trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand, with the Australian high commissioner saying that a deal is “top priority” for Canberra, which he expects could be signed “fairly soon”.
The EU is expected to back down over demands to Britain’s fishing waters and will accept a deal with the UK where London and Brussels negotiate quotas annually.
Nigel Farage has spoken about the “Marxist, Anarchic” threat to free speech in the UK, saying fear is “dominating absolutely everything”.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell the European Union that the UK will pull out of negotiations and prepare to deal with the bloc on World Trade Organization (QTO) terms unless Brussels backs a free trade agreement by the autumn.
Nigel Farage is reportedly set to relaunch the Brexit Party as the Reform Party, according to British tabloid the Sunday Express, as fears mount over Boris Johnson’s ability to secure a proper Brexit.
The British government has announced that it will not be imposing full border controls on goods coming into the country from the European Union until July 2021.
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has warned of the “first betrayal” of Brexit, following reports that the government has reversed a decision to impose border customs controls after the UK leaves the EU’s Customs Union.
The government has reiterated that it will not extend the transition period after London and Brussels failed to make progress on an EU trade deal last week.
The Catholic Bishops from Scotland and England & Wales have issued a joint statement criticizing the Immigration Bill before Parliament and urging the elimination of the offense of “illegal working” for migrants.
The UK has launched the beginning of negotiations for a free trade deal with Japan, the talks commencing as reports suggest discussions between Brexit Britain and the European Union could collapse over fishing and regulatory alignment.
The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has accused the UK of backtracking from pledges it made in the Political Declaration, signalling that Brussels would not budge on its demands on fishing and regulatory alignment.
A German official has said that the UK must surrender sovereignty if the country wants to strike a trade deal with the European Union.