Brexit News

Brexit Talks Become Acrimonious as UK Slams EU’s ‘Unworthy’ Trade Offer

Boris Johnson’s chief Brexit negotiator accused the European Union of offering the UK only a “low-quality” trade deal as talks between the two sides descended into acrimony. In a dramatic intervention in the increasingly fractious negotiations over the future UK-EU …

Coronavirus Blocks Farm Laborers from Working in UK – in Possible Foretaste of Brexit

Britain’s fruit and vegetable farmers have long dreaded their country’s exit from the European Union, worrying that it would keep out the tens of thousands of Eastern European workers who come every year to pick produce. Now, the coronavirus pandemic …

Brexit Trade Talks Back on Agenda After COVID-19 Hiatus, Facing Tight Timetable

Banks are dusting off their no-deal Brexit plans as concerns deepen that Britain and the European Union won’t agree a trade deal by December as the COVID-19 pandemic compounds fundamental disagreements over future relations. Financial services exports to the EU …

UK Financial Services Could Fare Less Well in U.S. Trade Deal than Energy, Cars

Britain’s financial services industry could fare less well than energy, autos and other sectors under a free trade deal with the United States, the government said on Monday. Britain said in its negotiating mandate for a free trade agreement (FTA) …

UK Threatens to Walk Away from EU Trade Talks if Quick Progress Isn’t Made

Britain published its opening demands for trade talks with the European Union on Thursday, delivering a blunt threat to walk away from the table if there is no progress within four months. The two sides appear headed for a rocky …

UK Financial Services Sector Could Take a Back Seat to Fishing in EU Trade Talks

Britain will likely secure only temporary access to the European Union financial market under a broader trade deal in which finance may take a back seat to sectors such as fishing, financial industry officials said on Wednesday. Britain and the …

UK, EU Remain at Odds over Financial Services’ Market Access

Britain wants a stable relationship with the European Union for “decades to come” in financial services, Britain’s finance minister Sajid Javid said on Tuesday, but received an instant rebuttal from Brussels. Britain left the EU last month and its large …

UK and EU Commence Sparring Over Post-Brexit Trade Rules

The European Union and Britain clashed over a post-Brexit trade deal on Monday with Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisting he need not sign up to the bloc’s rules and Brussels warning of tariffs and quotas unless he did. Britain wants …

A Divided Britain Must Now Seek New Identity Outside European Union

At 10 a.m. inside Aux Merveilleux de Fred, a patisserie in the heart of London’s French quarter, the air is thick with the aroma of butter. Aicha Boubakri, 30, is arranging neat rows of pastel-colored cream pastries in front of …

Brexit Day Is Finally Here; Now the Hard Part Begins: Opinion

London and Brussels are two hours apart by train but on Friday, the day the U.K. officially leaves the European Union, the two cities will feel worlds apart. The Brits are planning a Brexit celebration worthy of a downtrodden colony …