German industry contradicts senior ministers who have repeatedly claimed they will help pressure a deal

Just weeks ago, David Davis claimed the German industry would pressure Angela Merkel to hand Britain a good Brexit deal, but the German industry has rejected the idea and warns Britain “not to rely on its help”. The Independent reports … Continue reading German industry contradicts senior ministers who have repeatedly claimed they will help pressure a deal

Phillip Hammond is glad businesses are asking for “indefinite delay” on leaving single market

Phillip Hammond has welcomed business leaders who have called for an infinite delay on leaving the single market. He seemed to express agreement in what he called a “sensible Brexit”, directly opposing his party’s current “hard Brexit” strategy. He said: … Continue reading Phillip Hammond is glad businesses are asking for “indefinite delay” on leaving single market

Theresa May has left David Davis “hamstrung” in Brexit negotiations

David Davis’s job is being made more difficult by Theresa May’s “absolutist” approach, and her insistence that the European Court of Justice must not have any oversight after Brexit. “She’s taken some absolutist positions on particular issues. I’m thinking of … Continue reading Theresa May has left David Davis “hamstrung” in Brexit negotiations

David Davis only “pretty sure” he will be able to get a free trade deal with the EU

On BBC One’s Andrew Marr show, David Davis claims the other EU states want a good deal with Britain, but says he will be willing to walk away if the UK is only offered a “punishment deal”. Mr Davis is … Continue reading David Davis only “pretty sure” he will be able to get a free trade deal with the EU

Businesses prepare to “bare-knuckle fight” government over hard Brexit

Business has “come out more forcefully against a hard Brexit” since the general election, The Economist reports. Britain’s business lobbies are asking the government to put their concerns for business and the economy “at the heart” of the Brexit negotiations. … Continue reading Businesses prepare to “bare-knuckle fight” government over hard Brexit

MPs from all parties forming alliance to defeat May’s ‘hard Brexit’

Businesses, people and parliament have been calling for a ‘softer’ Brexit, but Theresa May has thus far stuck to the idea that a Hard Brexit is necessary to ensure the EU referendum is properly honoured. Now it appears MPs from … Continue reading MPs from all parties forming alliance to defeat May’s ‘hard Brexit’

Brexit expectations ‘unrealistic’ and UK isn’t ‘prepared’, says economist

An economist at JP Morgan has spoken out about Brexit, saying: “I’m not convinced that (the UK is) really very well prepared at all, to be perfectly blunt.” Malcolm Barr said in an interview that “this administration” has created unrealistic … Continue reading Brexit expectations ‘unrealistic’ and UK isn’t ‘prepared’, says economist

Business call for a soft Brexit, David Davis rules it out

The Brexit Secretary confirmed Britain would be leaving the customs union and the single market, in a move designed to scupper any parliamentary plots to water down the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from Europe. -Telegraph Sources: Telegraph – David … Continue reading Business call for a soft Brexit, David Davis rules it out