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

Latest Brexit news

  • The Independent

    Tory rebels could block post-Brexit trade deal with China by backing Labour’s ‘genocide clause’

    Sir Iain Duncan Smith, leading the rebellion, says until now the UK has done ‘literally nothing’ other than ‘protest’

  • The Telegraph

    Boris Johnson unveils £23 million compensation fund for fishing industry losses over Brexit red tape

    Boris Johnson has unveiled a £23 million fund to compensate the fishing industry for losses caused by Brexit red tape as Scottish seafood hauliers descended on Downing Street to protest. The Prime Minister confirmed that any business experiencing difficulty exporting to the EU "through no fault of their own" would be compensated. However, he insisted the pandemic was responsible for some of the losses, citing reduced demand for Scottish seafood from restaurants on the Continent that have been forced to shut. His announcement came as more than 20 lorries drove up Whitehall, the majority from seafood exporters in Scotland, complaining they were being "tied in knots with paperwork" by the Brexit fishing deal. The Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF) warned last week the industry was facing "mounting financial losses" and the only way to ensure a fair price was a 72-hour round trip to land catch in Denmark. Exporters said they faced possible bankruptcy following a suspension of road deliveries last week due to border delays.

  • The Guardian

    Seafood lorries travel to Westminster for protest against Brexit red tape

    Seafood lorries travel to Westminster for protest against Brexit red tapeFishers ‘losing their livelihoods’ as delays hamper exports to the EU and trucks return empty

  • The Guardian

    'A multiple pile-up in the fog': wine agent's fury at Brexit red tape

    'A multiple pile-up in the fog': wine agent's fury at Brexit red tapeDaniel Lambert blasts government and on Twitter castigates bureaucratic procedures