A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

Brexit News Feeds

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23/07/2019 WATCH: Donald Trump labels Boris Johnson 'Britain Trump' who will 'get it done' as PM ,,Donald Trump has labelled Boris Johnson “Britain Trump” and claimed he will “get it done” as Prime Minister. www.politicshome.com Visit...
23/07/2019 Trump claims Boris Johnson popular in UK because he's seen as 'Britain's Trump' - live news ,,

The day’s political developments as they happen, including Tory leadership and Theresa May’s final cabinet meeting as PM

The Financial Times has reported this evening that Johnson has hired the Sky executive, Andrew Griffith, to be his chief business adviser in Downing Street. This comes after Griffith loaned Johnson his £9.5m Westminster townhouse from which to run his campaign.

Reacting to the news, the shadow minister for the Cabinet Office, Jon Trickett, has said:

Before he is even appointed prime minister, one of Boris Johnson’s first acts is to dish out a powerful job in No 10 to his super-rich pal who lent him his luxurious house in Westminster for the Tory leadership campaign.

The public would be forgiven for coming to the conclusion that Johnson’s friends can buy influence within the new administration.

The Democratic Unionist party MP, Sammy Wilson, has claimed the “problem along the [Irish] border is an illusionary one”, despite both UK government and EU officials having made clear they believe it to be very real indeed.

Asked how he felt Boris Johnson would sort the Irish border issue and whether people were needlessly worried, Wilson said:

I think that the Irish border is sorted anyhow, because the problem along the border is an illusionary one ... I think they are worried for no reason.

If you look at the Irish border at present, we have to collect taxes across the Irish border every day.

The mechanism for dealing with all of the things that need to be dealt with unobtrusively is already there.

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23/07/2019 Boris Johnson becomes PM: Live blog ,,Former London mayor and foreign secretary replaces Theresa May in the top job. www.politico.eu Visit...
23/07/2019 EU, UK officials issue cautious congratulations to Boris Johnson ,,Messages to the new British PM stress opposition to no-deal Brexit. www.politico.eu Visit...
23/07/2019 Brussels greets Boris Johnson victory by rejecting Brexit plans ,,

EU restates opposition as Ursula von der Leyen warns of ‘challenging times ahead’

Boris Johnson’s election as Conservative leader has been greeted in Brussels with a rejection of the incoming British prime minister’s Brexit demands and an ominous warning by the newly appointed European commission president about the “challenging times ahead”.

Ursula von der Leyen, who will replace Jean-Claude Juncker on 1 November, said both sides had a “duty” to deliver a deal as she offered her congratulations to Johnson on his victory.

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23/07/2019 EXCL Labour membership dips below half a million as tens of thousands leave party ,,Labour's membership has dipped below half a million after tens of thousands quit the party, PoliticsHome can reveal. www.politicshome.com Visit...
23/07/2019 Anne Milton quits as education minister as Boris Johnson wins Tory leadership race ,,Education minister Anne Milton has resigned her post ahead of Boris Johnson taking over as Prime Minister and Conservative party leader. www.politicshome.com Visit...
23/07/2019 European Movement Eastbourne: July Dinner ,,

Eastbourne European Movement Dinner July 2019

Clive Black was the speaker at our July dinner. He opened his talk by stating that the legal

services sector is a UK success story. It is the second largest legal services market in the

world, the largest within the EU, contributes over £26 billion to the economy and is the

jurisdiction of choice for international commercial transactions, dispute resolution and


Thanks to a series of ground-breaking directives which apply across the EU, law firms and

lawyers are granted many rights including being able to: practice as a solicitor on a

permanent basis, give advice on English, EU & international law, to appear in national and

European courts in conjunction with a local lawyer, and to requalify, without an equivalent

exam, after 3 years of practising host state law. He illustrated this liberating effect by stating

that it is easier for a lawyer qualified in Estonia to set up a legal practice in Portugal than it is

for a lawyer in New York State to set up practice at the California Bar.

He went on to explain the challenges Brexit poses to this remarkable achievement. After

Brexit, these ground-breaking directives which allow so much freedom, will be replaced by a

system whereby the professional bodies such as the Law Society and Bar Council may need

to negotiate with 31 national regimes, lawyers will face challenges over market access and

practice rights, individuals over judicial cooperation and the UK over its global status of

English and Welsh law.

He gave an analysis of the impact of Brexit on a number of scenarios including a ‘no deal’

Brexit which could cost the sector up to £3 billion by 2025. The impact could also mean that

judgements made in UK courts not being enforced in EU countries, consumers not being able

to enforce their contracts in EU states, difficulty in claiming for motor insurance accidents,

loss of cross border co-operation in family law matters and could lead to the end of

collaboration on security and policing. His talk gave a fascinating and informative insight

into the UK legal sector and how it might be impacted by Brexit.

Our next dinner is on 11 September where Prof Anwan-Scully will talk about Brexit and the

Disuniting Kingdom. If you would like to come along please call our Chair, Paula Welch on

07510 851722 or visit www.europeanmovementeastbourne.uk

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23/07/2019 The hard right has captured my old party - and Boris Johnson’s victory proves it | Anna Soubry ,,The Tories always used to put pragmatic economics first. British voters should not forgive them for abandoning this

Around 92,000 members who no longer even represent Conservative voters have crowned the “clown prince” as our prime minister. Just when we need a prime minister to bring us together, lead us through the Brexit crisis and on to tackling the serious issues we must confront, the party serves up Boris Johnson. His lifelong ambition has finally been realised; no one and nothing was going to get in his way this time, least of all integrity and truth.

What Boris Johnson hasn’t done is tell us how he is going to ensure we leave the EU on 31 October

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23/07/2019 Brexit highlights Ireland’s divisions. But sport shows how united we can be | Una Mullally ,,In difficult times for the island, the triumphs of Shane Lowry and Eoin Morgan are a reminder of the unifying power of sport

Depressed about Brexit? There’s always golf. As Brexit threatens the economic – and actual – security of Ireland, north and south, maybe what we can lean into a little more on this island is the unifying power of sport. Sport in Ireland overlaps with identities in curious ways, but there are many moments when perceived divisions can fade into the green distance, like a man from Offaly being cheered on at a course in Northern Ireland, about to win the Open. Tricolours being waved at Royal Portrush, a chorus of “olés”, videos of Shane Lowry grinning as the Fields of Athenry is sung.

Meanwhile, Lowry’s grandmother Emily Scanlon offered the most Irish of all anecdotes regarding sports nutrition on the Irish station RTÉ. “I remember I minded him while the mother was working,” she said. “I had a turf box in the corner beside the range, and when I’d go up to the clothesline I’d put him into it, and he’d have all the turf mould ate ... whether it worked his immune system or what, I don’t know. He got there anyway. Great gossoon [young boy] he was.” Turf mould may not be the next carrageen moss, but the moments sport can offer up, on their day, are some tonic.

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