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Possible Brexit won't happen

- knowyourleak.com
17 Jul 2017
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With 20 months to go, Brexit talks start in Brussels Malay Mail Online

17 Jul 2017
Working groups will focus on three areas: the rights of over 4 million people living as expatriates on either side of the new UK-EU frontier; the EU demand that Britain pays some EUR60 billion (RM295.4 billion) to cover ongoing EU budget commitments; and other loose ends, such as what happens to British goods in EU shops on Brexit Day, or to outstanding EU court cases ...
- themalaymailonline.com

As London Feuds, Full Brexit Negotiations Open In Brussels

- kitco.com
17 Jul 2017
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain's Brexit minister pledged to "get down to work" as he kicked off a first full round of negotiations on Monday, but a year after Britons voted narrowly to leave the EU their government seemed at war with itself over the divorce terms.

As London squabbles, full Brexit talks start in Brussels

17 Jul 2017
UK Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis (L) and the European Commission's Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier talk to reporters at the start of a first full round of talks on Britain's divorce terms from the European Union, in Brussels, Belgium July 17, 2017. REUTERS/Yves Herman
- uk.news.yahoo.com

We need clarity on how Brexit will affect Britain's place in the digital single market

- newstatesman.com
17 Jul 2017
With the UK outside the DSM, UK firms may face barriers in cross-border online trade. Firms outside the single market are not allowed to process EU customers' personal data unless there is a special agreement with the EU. It seems evident that a "no deal" Brexit would prevent any such agreement. Even if such a special deal were granted, UK-based companies could only ...

Corbyn should be on Britain's Brexit talks team, top EU official suggests

17 Jul 2017
"Brexit is about the whole of the UK. It will affect all UK citizens, and EU citizens in the UK. This is much bigger than one political party's internal divisions or short term electoral positioning. It's about people's lives," Verhofstadt said, adding "I am not going to give Theresa May advice on the Brexit negotiations."
- labourlist.org

Explaining Brexit's Costs and Whether Britain Will Pay

- bloomberg.com
17 Jul 2017
The British government said in July that it "will work with the EU to determine a fair settlement of the U.K.'s rights and obligations" -- its first acknowledgment that a bill of some amount might need to be paid. But Johnson said the dollar amounts being discussed by the EU "seem to me to be extortionate." Brexit Secretary David Davis has repeatedly rejected the notion of ...

Brussels to break vow not to talk trade in Brexit talks

17 Jul 2017
The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier has long insisted the U.K. needs to deal with its financial obligations to the rest of the bloc and settle the rights of EU citizens in Britain before talks can turn to future trade relations between post-Brexit Britain and the remaining 27 EU countries. On the first official day of talks in June, U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis ...
- politico.eu

EU law just helped secure a big win for LGBT equality in Brexit Britain PinkNews

- pinknews.co.uk
17 Jul 2017
"But this ruling was made under EU law and is a direct consequence of the rights protection the EU gives us. We now risk losing that protection. The Government must promise that there will be no rollback on LGBT rights after Brexit - and commit to fully protecting them in UK law.

IF WE DON'T CUT ALL TIES WITH THE EU 1 2M MIGRANTS WILL HEAD TO BRITAIN, CLAIMS REPORT

17 Jul 2017
If the UK remains subject to free movement rules, net migration from the EU will continue at around 125,000 a year over the next decade, adding to those from other countries, a report said last night. A soft Brexit will leave the door open to 1.25 million EU immigrants over this time.
- jaydafransen.uk

UK, EU kick off 2nd round of Brexit talks

- 217.218.67.231
17 Jul 2017
British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davis (R) and European Union Chief Negotiator in charge of Brexit negotiations with Britain Michel Barnier (2nd L) speak during a meeting at the European Union Commission headquarter in Brussels, July 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Trade and the single market

17 Jul 2017
Faced with these trade-offs, Theresa May's government wants to prioritise sovereignty. The Government hopes to end free movement of labour and to remove the UK from the jurisdiction of the ECJ. Consequently, Prime Minister May announced in January 2017 that the UK would leave both the Single Market and the Customs Union, and would seek a new free trade agreement with the ...
- ukandeu.ac.uk

New trade deal is 'essential' to protect Britain's car industry

- digitaledition.telegraph.co.uk
17 Jul 2017
"The cost of manufacturing [in the UK] goes up - the parts, technology and the people," added Mr Lee-Makiyama. "The Japanese car industry flies a lot of experts and engineers back and forth and if all that is facilitated by the EU-Japan free trade agreement, it seems much easier just to move the manufacturing capacity currently based in the UK to the single market in the ...

Everything you might want to know about the UK's trade with the EU

17 Jul 2017
For example, EU data suggests goods and services exported from the rest of the EU to the UK could have valued up to £350 billion in 2015--higher than the £290 billion the UK data . Either way, the rest of the EU as a whole sells more to us than we sell to it, and that's the case for the majority of EU countries.
- fullfact.org

Britain's Brexit chaos leaves EU friends and foes bemused

- livemint.com
17 Jul 2017
Davis committed his own Brexit blunder the day Article 50 was triggered in March, according to EU and British officials, when he placed a call to Timo Soini, Finland's foreign minister and a critic of the EU. Having been told he was speaking to Soini, Davis announced down the phone in enthusiastic terms that Brexit had begun, and that he needed the Finn's support to secure ...

The Problem

17 Jul 2017
This is most obvious in the goods trade . China exports a wide range of products into the UK, with most of its major exports receiving an applied tariff of no higher than 2%. The UK charges 12% on sweaters, pullovers and vests, but these make up only 2% of China's overall exports into the UK. By contrast, UK exports into China are heavily dependent on the automotive ...
- huffingtonpost.co.uk

What minimum wage? Why enforcement of EU migrants' employment rights matters

- blogs.lse.ac.uk
17 Jul 2017
EU migrants nominally enjoy the same employment rights as Britons. Yet (left to right) Catherine Barnard, Amy Ludlow and Sarah Fraser Butlin of the EU Migrant Worker Project found that they are often ignorant of the minimum wage and the Working Time Directive and do not pursue claims in Employment Tribunals. In this they are sometimes aided and abetted by exploitative ...

Flipboard on Flipboard

17 Jul 2017
The joint approach would address aspects of the EU's WTO membership terms, known as its WTO "schedules", that are not easily split between Britain and the other 27 EU members: agricultural tariff quotas, agricultural subsidies and commitments on services trade.
- flipboard.com

Theresa May's Cabinet is at war over Brexit

- businessinsider.com
17 Jul 2017
Davis will spend four days around the table with EU negotiators to discuss the rights of EU citizens living in Britain and Brits living elsewhere in the 28-nation bloc. "Now it's time to get down to work and make this a successful negotiation," he told journalists on Monday morning.

Institute for the Study of Civil Society Myth and Paradox of the Single Market

17 Jul 2017
His previous Civitas publications include Where's the Insider Advantage? A review of the evidence that withdrawal from the EU would not harm the UK's exports or foreign investment in the UK (July 2014) and 'A club of high and severe unemployment: the Single Market over the 21 years 1993-2013' (July 2015) in the Europe Debate series.
- civitas.org.uk

Nurturing Britain's unique relationship with Spain

- cityam.com
17 Jul 2017
Over the years, the UK and Spain have built a deep business relationship which has helped both countries prosper. Spain has long been the most popular travel destination for UK holidaymakers, and both British and Spanish nationals have benefitted from one of the EU's founding principles - free movement of people - with around 23,000 Spaniards living in London alone.

Falling pound, border fears and a frightened workforce

17 Jul 2017
It's agriculture and the food industry that might suffer the most economic damage. Before the Brexit referendum the LacPatrick dairy company invested 45 million euros in a new plant in Northern Ireland producing milk powder for Africa and the Middle East, benefiting from current EU trade agreements.
- euronews.com

Rents in Britain up 1 1 year on year, down in Greater London

- propertywire.com
17 Jul 2017
The average overseas based landlord earnt 35% more in rent last year than one living in the UK. They earnt £5.4billion in rent over the last 12 months, 11% of the £50.6billion paid by private tenants in Britain. Over half the income earnt by overseas landlords came from rental homes in London.
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