Tag archive for ‘Brexit’
By admin On Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
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Irish PM calls on UK government to ‘tone down the nationalistic rhetoric’ ahead of Brexit trade talks

With Brexit trade talks looming, Irish leader Leo Varadkar has called on Boris Johnson’s UK government to dial back its “nationalist rhetoric,” and urged it to avoid laying down “rigid red More...

By admin On Saturday, February 1st, 2020
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French fishermen temporarily barred from waters off Normandy coast as Brexit takes hold

French fishermen were among the first to feel the direct effects of Britain’s exit from the European Union, after discovering that they are temporarily barred from waters that were governed by a now-defunct More...

By admin On Friday, January 31st, 2020
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Macron’s Brexit blues: Britain quitting EU is ‘historical alarm signal’, says French leader on ‘sad day’ of UK withdrawal

In a televised address to mark Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, French President Emmanuel Macron branded Brexit a “historic alarm signal” which should “spur” deep EU reform to build a powerful and efficient More...

By admin On Friday, January 31st, 2020
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Brexit is a ‘sea change’ for Europe – Merkel spokesman

As Britain finally departs the European Union, a spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel described the UK’s exit as a ‘sea change’ for the bloc, in a statement that hit the same notes as a breakup letter. “We More...

By admin On Friday, January 31st, 2020
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New Tory rules on work visas after Brexit do nothing for Britain’s social care crisis

On Tuesday, the government’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) recommended that, after Brexit, the current £30,000 salary threshold for work visa applicants should be dropped to £25,600. This will create more More...

By admin On Thursday, January 30th, 2020
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Brexit victory is opportunity to end neoliberalism, Lexiteers say

THE fight for socialism must intensify from tonight when Britain leaves the European Union, campaigners and trade unionists have said. At 11pm, Britain will no longer be an EU member state. Labour leader Jeremy More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
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Big business panicked as clock counts down to Brexit

Despite Boris Johnson’s “Bung a Bob” crowdfunding appeal, Big Ben will not “bong for Brexit” at 11pm on 31st January. The Parliamentary Standards Committee has put its foot down and blocked the idea. More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
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Farage’s Brexit group fined just £400 for inaccurate referendum spending return

The Electoral Commission has ruled that the ‘Grassroots Out’ campaign failed to submit an accurate referendum spending return and has fined it £400. Grassroots Out was a splinter group from the main More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
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Socialists and trade unionists chart the way forward after Brexit

Our Brexit, or Theirs – the LeFT Campaign’s North West event on Saturday saw a big turnout by trade unionists and socialists from across the region and beyond Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Monday, January 20th, 2020
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Discussion on Europe now has to be a battle for the future of Brexit and our economy

The Saj has spoken. In an interview with the Financial Times last Saturday (£), he caused something of a stir by making it absolutely clear that the Government has no intention of aligning with EU rules, or being More...