European Union

EU Judges Could Still Overrule UK Courts After March 2019, Government Suggests

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Politics

The UK could still follow rulings from European judges after Brexit as part of an interim deal, it has been suggested. The latest document from the Go...

Children Of Divorcing EU Parents Will Be Caught In Legal Turmoil If 'No Deal' On Brexit

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Politics

Children of divorcing parents could be caught up in a judicial war after Brexit if the UK and EU do not agree a deal, Government officials warned toda...

David Davis Trolls The EU By Telling Them The Clock Is Ticking Over Brexit Talks

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 20.08.2017 | UK Politics

David Davis is urging Brussels to “move swiftly” on Brexit talks ahead of the Government unveiling a raft of papers on the UK’s negotiating goal...

Brexit Briefing: The Customs Are Always Right

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.08.2017 | UK Politics

You can sign up for this briefing by clicking here, and you’ll receive it straight to your inbox every Thursday afternoon. If you like what you rea...

Seven Reasons The UK's New Customs System Might Not Be Ready For Brexit

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Politics

Not enough money, too few staff and a lack of capacity – that’s the damning assessment of the Government’s system to process customs post-Brexit...

Countries, Like People, Rarely Elect To Change

Sam Goodman | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Politics
Sam Goodman

Countries, like people, are resistant to change. It is therefore no surprise that the vast majority of developed nations choose economically and politically easy paths; whether that is the allure of cheap credit and amassing debt or the ease of deferring key decisions to the next government and even the next generation.

'Unhelpful, Unrealistic And No Detail': David Davis's Irish Border Plans Savaged

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Politics

David Davis is unwilling to tackle the “very real” impact Brexit will have on the Irish border, a leading business group has warned in a scathing ...

Government Backs Away From Hard Brexit As It Seeks 'Customs Partnership' With The EU

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Politics

UPDATE: David Davis’s Customs Union Plan Is ‘Fantasy’, Says European Parliament’s Brexit Spokesman The UK’s customs rules could still be imp...

Tory MP Anna Soubry Warns She Could Quit Party Over Hard Brexit

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 13.08.2017 | UK Politics

One of the Tories most high-profile Remain MPs today admitted she would be prepared to join a new party to stop a hard Brexit. Anna Soubry, a former B...

Critics Slam Grouse Moors For Pocketing Millions In EU Subsidies

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.08.2017 | UK

Grouse moor estates received millions of pounds in subsidies last year, according to analysis which comes amid a debate over the future of farming pay...

10 Times Theresa May's Brexit Rhetoric Collided With Reality

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Politics

A disastrous General Election, MPs plotting your demise and the clock ticking on getting a deal with the EU. Theresa May’s famous Lancaster House sp...

The 'New Normal' In Travel

Frank Brehany | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK
Frank Brehany

Whilst our governments need to explain what is happening and build operational resilience, we as consumers need to play our part and understand why security is important, embrace those security requirements, always making sure our 'documentation' is in order, but importantly, allowing ourselves more time to get to the airport so that we can navigate security without adding to the stress of travel!

EU-Japan Trade Deal: We've Not Won Yet On Multinationals' Privileges

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

If you've been campaigning against TTIP and CETA get ready for JEFTA - the upcoming EU trade deal with Japan. But this time, there may be a twist as JEFTA could come without a secret tribunal for multinationals.

Brexit ‘May Not Have Happened If 3% More Britons Were In University’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK

Britain may have voted to remain in the EU if an extra three percent of its population were in or had been to university, according to new research. ...

Supreme Court President Demands Clarity Over Role Of European Court After Brexit

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Politics

The president of the Supreme Court has called on the Government to provide greater clarity over the role of the European Court of Justice after Brexit...

Brexit Bill Of £36bn 'Not Recognised' By Theresa May, Says Downing Street

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May does “not recognise” reports that the United Kingdom will pay the European Union £36bn as part of a so-called Brexit bill as it leave...

Cabinet Splits Damaging Brexit Negotiations, Warns UK's Former Chief Diplomat

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Politics

Cabinet divisions have meant Brexit negotiations have not begun well for the United Kingdom, the former head of the diplomatic service has warned. Sir...

Tory Eurosceptics Really Aren't Happy With '£36 Billion Brexit Divorce Bill'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK

Britain could reportedly pay up to £36 billion to the European Union in a so-called Brexit divorce bill. Tory Eurosceptics have insisted that the UK ...

NHS Could 'Go Under' Without Staff Assurances Over Brexit, Nurses' Union Warns

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK

The NHS could “go under” unless European Union staff are given reassurances about their future after Brexit, the head of the Royal College of Nurs...

Sir Vince Cable Attacks Elderly Brexit 'Martyrs' Who Have 'Shafted The Young'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK

Sir Vince Cable has lashed out at hardline Brexit “martyrs” who view economic pain as a price worth paying to break away from Brussels. The Libera...

EU Nationals In Scotland 'Could Tip Balance In Second Independence Referendum'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK

European Union nationals could “tip the balance” towards Scottish independence if a second referendum was held before Brexit, academics have said....

Weather Events Could Kill More Than 100,000 People Across Europe Annually

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK

More than 100,000 Europeans could be killed each year by searing heatwaves as well as wildfires, storms and floods by the end of the century, scientis...

Boris And Gove Should Be In Prison For Brexit 'Lies', Says Lord Sugar

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson and Michael Gove should be thrown in prison for the “lies” told during the EU referendum, Lord Sugar has said. The independent peer,...

Brexit Or No Brexit, The UK And EU Must Stand Up For Human Rights

Julie Ward | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Politics
Julie Ward

Europeans have experienced turbulent elections of late, with populist, authoritarian nationalism pitted against openness, tolerance, and democracy. But in one election after another, voters have chosen more pragmatic and optimistic visions of society. Nowhere was this as clear as in the UK, where the Conservatives' small-islander vision of a buccaneering Brexit Britain was resoundingly rejected in a snap June election.

The European Medicines Agency Is Moving On, And Theresa May Wants To Turn Her Back On Europe - But Science Can't Afford To Be Left Out

Daniel Zeichner | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Politics
Daniel Zeichner

The UK science and research eco-system is very successful, but also complicated and fragile, and UK future success cannot be taken for granted - losing the EMA is just the first in a series of major challenges ahead.