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Op-Ed: Britain vs debt vs Brexit vs trade vs revenue — Not too hilarious

London - The Johnson government has been borrowing on huge levels. Revenue is likely to be hit hard with falling trade and relocations of businesses outside the UK. This is not a facetious issue. It’s a real problem.

Irish PM warns of 'spiral back' as N.Ireland wracked by week of riots

Belfast - Irish prime minister Micheal Martin warned against a "spiral back" into sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland on Saturday, as a week-long streak of riots raised fears for the future of a fragile peace in the British province.

Leaders condemn 'deplorable' Northern Ireland unrest

Belfast - Leaders in Northern Ireland came together on Thursday to condemn days of violent unrest stemming from the territory's pro-UK community, including a petrol-bomb attack on a moving bus.

EU warns UK over delayed N.Ireland food checks

Apo - A new cross-Channel row erupted Wednesday as Britain threatened to break the terms of the Brexit withdrawal treaty by unilaterally delaying checks on food going to Northern Ireland.

Britain's au pair system 'killed' by Brexit

London - Once a childcare mainstay for many working parents, Britain's au pair system is under threat after Brexit -- piling pressure on families and forcing some mothers to consider quitting their jobs.

Brexit clouds life in Spanish sun for British second home owners

Madrid - After retiring from her teaching job in 2019, Jane Pennington-Fryer looked forward to spending the cold, damp British winters at her home in southeast Spain each year.

Brexit and Covid slash UK exports to EU: report

London - Brexit and coronavirus have slashed the volume of surface freight leaving Britain for the European Union by 68 percent from last January, according to figures published in The Observer on Sunday.

UK PM blames EU after safety fears prompt N.Ireland to halt post-Brexit checks

Larne - Britain on Tuesday condemned threats to port workers implementing controversial post-Brexit trade checks in Northern Ireland, calling for clear heads to ease fears of an upsurge in sectarian tensions but pointing blame at the European Union.

UK fashion leaders warn of 'decimation' from Brexit

London - Britain's fashion industry is "at real risk of decimation" by the post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union and current government policy, a leading forum warned on Monday.

Op-Ed: Brexit’s endless messes — Would burning down Eton help?

London - Britain has 8 million people living in “food poverty”. Meanwhile, vast amounts of food are rotting. Trade is a quagmire of issues. and getting much worse. Nothing at all is being done by those adorable old Etonian scamps.

Ireland seeks post-Brexit plain sailing with direct shipping to EU

Dublin - Ireland has ramped up direct shipping routes to mainland Europe since the end of the Brexit transition period, seeking new passages to the EU bypassing freight jams feared at UK borders.

UK finance sector unsure of post-Brexit future

London - While Britain's post-Brexit trade deal with the EU has at last been reached, the future of the country's key financial services industry is uncertain ahead of bilateral talks.

UK's Brexit plans hold up as first working week of 2021 begins

Dover - UK ports on Monday sailed through the first working day since Britain left the EU's single market and customs union, with preparations for post-Brexit trade holding firm as traffic remained muted.

Covid woes, not new checks, weigh on post-Brexit passengers

Paris - Travellers braving trains between London and Paris on the first day after Britain's exit from the EU customs union experienced additional checks but were more worried by the extra rules required for travel in a pandemic-haunted world.

All quiet on cross-Channel front as new era opens in Dover

Dover - As dawn broke Friday over Dover, Britain's trading gateway to the European Union, the first ferry sailings to and from France of the new post-Brexit era left without delay or drama in holiday-thinned traffic.

'Show must go on': Smooth start for post Brexit Channel freight

Calais - A steady flow of trucks in and out of France helped dispel fears of a chaotic start to Britain's first hours outside the EU customs union, with a high-tech smart border system smoothing crossings by tunnel and sea.

New Year, new rules: UK begins post-Brexit future

London - Britain on Friday began a new year and life outside the European Union's single market, with the first trucks crossing the Channel by ferry and rail largely reporting few difficulties despite new customs rules.

Boris Johnson: Britain's 'cakeist' Brexit leader

London - Boris Johnson is an unabashed believer in having his cake and eating it, and insists his big Brexit gamble has paid off as he leads Britain into life outside the European Union.

Sceptical Isle: Britain's story foreshadowed Brexit

Apo - In September 1946, surveying the ruins of a continent ripped apart by war, Winston Churchill could see only one way to rebuild and preserve peace.

Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

London - Britain on Thursday finally severed its turbulent half-century partnership with Europe, quitting the EU single market and customs union to go its own way four-and-a-half years after its shock vote to leave the bloc.

After EU, what's next for 'Global Britain'?

London - A brave new world or a dangerous leap into the unknown? After nearly 50 years of integration with Europe, Britain starts an uncertain new chapter on January 1.- What changes on January 1?

Boris Johnson's father seeks French citizenship

Paris - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's father Stanley confirmed plans on Thursday to seek French citizenship as the free movement of Britons in the EU comes to an end under the Brexit pact delivered by his son.

Spain, UK agree 11th-hour border deal for Gibraltar

Madrid - Gibraltar will become part of Europe's passport-free zone to keep movement fluid on its border with Spain in a landmark deal reached just hours before Britain leaves the EU custom's union and single market, Spain's top diplomat said Thursday.

Post-Brexit borders to divide EU, UK citizens

Apo - From January 1 British and EU citizens will be confronted with the reality of Brexit as the transition period ends and borders that were done away with decades ago return.

Brexit to take full effect as UK leaves EU single market

London - Brexit finally becomes a reality on Thursday as Britain leaves Europe's customs union and single market, ending nearly half a century of often turbulent ties with its closest neighbours.

EU leaders sign Brexit deal as British MPs debate

Apo - EU leaders signed their post-Brexit trade deal with Britain and dispatched it to London on an RAF jet Wednesday, setting their seal on a drawn-out divorce just hours before the UK brings its half-century European experiment to an end.

Brexit deal puts UK fishermen in uncharted waters

Ramsgate - The fishermen of Ramsgate, a once thriving seaside town in southern England, had high hopes that Brexit would bring back the pre-EU glory days of teeming catches and lively fish auctions.

Brexit trade deal gets EU green light

Apo - The European Union gave the green light on Monday to its post-Brexit trade deal with the UK, clearing the way for it to come into effect in the New Year.

With Biden, Britain's Brexiteers lose cheerleader

Washington - Promoters of Britain's divorce from the European Union had said they would revitalize bonds with the United States, where President Donald Trump, with his shared disdain for multinational bodies, seemed the perfect partner.

Britain and EU release full text of post-Brexit trade deal

London - Britain and the European Union on Saturday published the full text of the post-Brexit trade agreement aimed at governing their relationship when the UK definitively leaves the bloc's single market in just five days.
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