Latest news on Brexit developments and trade deals as the UK leaves the EU.

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  • The Telegraph

    Irish premier warns of 'very serious harm' in NI if people continue to weaponise Brexit to stir division

    The Irish premier has warned of “very serious harm” in Northern Ireland if people continue to weaponise Brexit to stir up divisions. Taoiseach Micheal Martin said on Sunday that the rioting of recent weeks evidence of what could happen when “sectarian tensions are left to grow” and “encouraged by political events.” While acknowledging Brexit had been a factor in heightening tensions among loyalists, he said he “sincerely” believed the Northern Ireland Protocol, which requires the province to continue applying EU checks and rules, was necessary to limit the disruption caused by the UK leaving the EU. In an apparent swipe at the DUP and some Brexiteers who have called for the Northern Ireland Protocol to be scrapped, he also claimed that attempts to “misrepresent” the protocol meant the “damage can go much further”. His comments are likely to only intensify frustration among unionists in Northern Ireland, who have long accused the Irish government of failing to listen to the concerns of businesses and consumers in the province. While the UK has acted unilaterally to ease the burden on trade and supermarkets moving goods across the Irish Sea, critics say the protocol is fundamentally flawed and cannot be salvaged.

  • PA Media: UK News

    Taoiseach warns of ‘very serious harm’ if people use Brexit to create dispute

    Micheal Martin said Brexit was one of the causes of the ‘terrible scenes’ of rioting in Belfast recently.

  • The Guardian

    Johnson will not stumble until Starmer tackles him on Brexit

    Johnson will not stumble until Starmer tackles him on BrexitOur Houdini PM looks poised to win a byelection in a Labour stronghold, even as his signature policy creates crisis after crisis Keir Starmer should be focusing on the problems created by Brexit on the Irish border. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/PA

  • The Independent

    Brexit: Banks and insurers move £1 trillion of assets from UK to EU

    ‘We are only at the end of the beginning of Brexit,’ report says

  • PA Media: UK News

    Brussels insists Northern Ireland Brexit protocol must remain

    Talks between the UK and the EU aimed at resolving differences over implementation of the protocol broke up without an agreement.

  • PA Media: UK News

    More than 200 jobs could be axed at car parts firm ‘due to Brexit and Covid’

    Kautex Textron said Brexit and the pandemic were ‘key contributors’ to its South Wales plant facing closure.

  • Evening Standard

    How to cope with the VAT nightmare on EU exports under the new Brexit rules

    Now Britain is no longer in Europe’s VAT system, traders are struggling with the sales tax minefield.

  • Yahoo Finance UK

    Brexit: Over 440 finance firms move jobs out of UK and £900bn flees to EU

    Think tank New Financial said the figures were 'sobering' for the UK.

  • Evening Standard

    London tech leaders demand next Mayor champions technology to help city bounce back from Brexit and Covid

    Leading London tech industry players today demanded the next Mayor does more to champion technology as the city fights to recover from the economic impact of Covid and Brexit. In a Manifesto for London technology, the city’s tech trade bodies have come together to call for the new Mayor to invest more in digital skills to build on the city’s growing tech workforce. The manifesto also demands a “diversity tsar” to be appointed to the city, alongside the mayor’s chief digital officer.

  • PA Media: UK News

    Frost and Sefcovic seek solutions for Northern Ireland’s Brexit issues

    Brexit minister Lord Frost and European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic met in Brussels