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20 апреля, 15:03

Великобритания хочет оставить географическую маркировку продуктов по схеме ЕС после Brexit

Однако Лондон пока не может урегулировать этот вопрос с Брюсселем, так как не хочет брать на себя ответные обязательства по защите продуктов из ЕС

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20 апреля, 13:40

EU (Finally) Slaps Down UK on Fantasy Irish Border Solutions

More Brexit bad news, even though the UK should not be surprised.

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20 апреля, 13:16

On Brexit, the views of the 48% must be respected too. That's democracy | David Shariatmadari

Given that the UK is split, it’s only fair if the government delivers ‘Brexit in name only’, as is looking increasingly likely“We’re heading for Brexit in name only, so I’m pretty frustrated.”Join the club, Nigel Farage. The tortured process of leaving the EU has been pretty frustrating for everyone, not least the remainers, who see their conviction that Brexit will leave Britons worse off corroborated by every new report about the country’s future. Continue reading...

20 апреля, 12:58

Современная британская политика — Тереза Мэй не заботится о своих гражданах 

Британский автор и эксперт по электронному бизнесу Роб Абдул поделился мнением о кризисе вокруг британского...

20 апреля, 11:35

Ирландия и ЕС отвергают каждое предложение по Ирландской границе 

«Ирландский вопрос» о том, как Британия может уравновесить открытую ирландскую границу, вытягивая Северную Ирландию из...

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20 апреля, 11:30

СМИ: выплаты Лондона за Brexit могут на $10 млрд превысить расчеты

Это связано с изменениями в прогнозах британского минфина

20 апреля, 08:39

Проблемы Брексита остались — Великобритания не может договорится с ЕС

Брюссель отказался от предложений премьер-министра Великобритании Терезы Мэй по поводу того, как можно избежать ужесточения контроля на границе с Ирландией...

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20 апреля, 02:26

СМИ: Брюссель отверг предложения Лондона по границе на острове Ирландия

Ни одно из предложений по поводу таможенного союза с Великобританией не сработает, заявил источник газеты The Daily Telegraph

20 апреля, 02:01

Brexit divorce bill could surpass £39bn, warns Whitehall watchdog

Extra £3bn budget payout and $2.9bn overseas aid fund would raise May’s estimate, says NAOThe cost of the Brexit divorce bill for the UK could be billions higher than the £35bn-£39bn figure put forward by Theresa May, a report by Whitehall’s spending watchdog suggested. The National Audit Office (NAO) has warned that the UK could pay an extra £3bn more in budget contributions as well as an additional £2.9bn to the European Development Fund. Continue reading...

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19 апреля, 21:24

UK interest rates rise not a foregone conclusion, says Bank

Biggest decisions in next few years will be in response to Brexit negotiations, says CarneyExpectations that UK interest rates will rise in May could be overblown, the governor of the Bank of England has indicated.Mark Carney said that while more rate increases would be coming over the next few years, some of the recent economic data had been softer and inflation had fallen faster than the Bank’s policymakers were predicting in February. Continue reading...

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19 апреля, 20:20

Nick Clegg targets Brexiters in drive-by shooting | John Crace

Former leader of Lib Dems packs out venue for his greatest hits – and some new onesVince Cable had spent the morning giving a speech on Taming the Tech Giants. Almost entirely for his own benefit as the event went almost entirely unnoticed and unreported. Taming indifference is Vince’s real problem these days. Hard to believe given the party’s standing under Tim Farron, but the Liberal Democrats have slid even further into irrelevance with Cable as their leader.Over at the Institute for Government, an upstairs room was packed for a lunchtime discussion with the former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg. It was so rammed that latecomers were forced to watch proceedings on a TV in the annexe. Say what you like about the man who set his party back a generation by taking it into coalition with the Tories, but he’s still got pulling power. Continue reading...

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19 апреля, 16:27

In this golden age of political arrogance, David Cameron is king | Rafael Behr

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Politicians not taking responsibility for their actions is nothing new, but Cameron’s breezy ‘no regrets’ over Brexit is a classic of the genreIt has never been difficult to distinguish between David Cameron and a humble man plagued by self-doubt.The former prime minister’s most prominent trait in power – and probably the reason he lost it – was his combination of blithe confidence with peevishness when challenged by people he judged to be his social inferiors, which covers most people. So it is not surprising to learn now, in a TV interview, that Cameron is satisfied with the decision he made to call an EU referendum (“I believe I was right”), while also believing the outcome was a bad one (“we’ve taken the wrong course”). Continue reading...

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19 апреля, 16:03

Tory MPs among backers of motion demanding vote on EU customs union

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Theresa May faces new rebellion after House of Lords defeat Theresa May next week faces a show of defiance from MPs fighting to keep the UK in a customs union with the EU after 10 select committee chairs tabled a motion aimed at forcing a vote on the issueThree Conservatives – Bob Neill, Nicky Morgan and Sarah Wollaston – are among the signatories to the motion, which urges the government to “include as an objective in negotiations ... the establishment of an effective customs union”. Continue reading...

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19 апреля, 15:52

UK urged to launch EU citizen registration drive in pubs and schools

Thinktank says ministers need to step up plans to ensure 3.4 million people sign up to stayThe government needs to be far more ambitious in its plans to register the estimated 3.4 million EU citizens in the UK after Brexit, with outreach programmes in pubs, schools, hospitals and libraries, a thinktank report has said.The Migration Policy Institute Europe recommended “outreach strategies” such as updating official guidance, but also allowing Britons in Europe and EU citizens in the UK to register to stay in “a range of accessible and familiar settings” which are less intimidating than official forms. Continue reading...

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19 апреля, 15:10

Senior MPs to stage Commons vote on staying in customs union next week - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 2.01pm BST A backbench debate on vaginal mesh is taking place in the Commons this morning, brought forward by Emma Hardy, Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle, following growing concerns about the safety of such surgery.Hardy says she remains “deeply concerned” that the mesh has not yet been completely suspended and new mothers are still not given universal access to physiotherapy, as happens in France, which could substantially lower the prevalence of problems such as stress urinary incontinence and prolapse, which mesh surgery is used to treat.During the last nine years, the figures show that the numbers of women having the procedure has fallen by 48%, which to me says an awful lot about what doctors feel about the procedure.The #mesh debate in the Commons highlights the devastating consequences for many women. Also the importance of rigorous clinical trials for devices as well as medicines & of long term monitoring of complications. Informed consent requires far better data 1.50pm BST More on Michael Gove and whether or not the UK is the most immigration-friendly country in the UK - if you are still interested.Gove’s office has finally got back to me. I quoted some figures earlier (see 11.18am) which broadly back up Gove’s claim. His adviser, however, has directed me to another chart, in this Ipsos MORI report (pdf) looking at international attitudes to immigration. The UK comes out better than any of the other EU countries in the table - although there are only eight other EU countries in the table, meaning that 19 are not included. Continue reading...

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19 апреля, 13:05

The sooner May admits Britain will stay in the customs union the better | Polly Toynbee

After last night’s Brexit defeat in the Lords, May should commit to staying in the customs union before MPs force her handDid Brexit seem to slip out of sight, forgotten amid Syrian bombing, plastic-straw banning or the shaming Windrush scandal? It’s back from Easter with a roar, as the Lords on Wednesday delivered a walloping vote supporting the customs union. Related: The zealots will sleepwalk us into Brexit if we let them | Rafael Behr Continue reading...

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19 апреля, 12:47

Ministers braced for new vote on customs union after Lords defeat

Former Tory ministers among peers backing amendment to EU withdrawal bill in one of largest votes ever recorded in Lords Ministers are bracing themselves for a new vote on a customs union in the Commons in the aftermath of Wednesday night’s thumping defeat in the Lords. An amendment to the EU withdrawal bill was carried by a majority of 123 in one of the largest votes ever recorded in the Lords. Former Conservative cabinet ministers were among the amendment’s backers. The amendment only commits the government to making a statement about the steps it has taken on a customs union. Continue reading...

19 апреля, 11:50

Commonwealth summit: can Britain still shape the world post-Brexit?

International trade is firmly on the agenda as the group of 53 disparate nations meet in LondonAny 80-year-old institution based on the contours of a defunct 19th-century empire and largely held together by the charming drive of a 91-year-old woman is going to struggle to prove it is relevant. Described once in the New Statesman by James Fenton as “one of the world’s least obnoxious institutions”, the Commonwealth can probably only ever aspire to faint praise. In an already overcrowded schedule of diplomatic summits, this is the Zombie Summit, a biennial gathering of whimsy that refuses to die.Not surprisingly, the task of finding a thematic rationale for a Commonwealth summit of 53 nations, the first to be held in the UK since 1997, is not simple. It was the unlucky lot of the 70-strong Cabinet Office unit planning for the summit’s welcome that a sequence of decisions taken by the UK Border Force and former home secretary Theresa May on Commonwealth citizens up to five years earlier meant the headlines in the run-up to the summit were chiefly about rejection. The true motive of the British prime minister, it appeared, had been to a create a hostile environment for Commonwealth citizens, and to remove what they had assumed were unchallengeable rights. As PR disasters go, they rarely come much worse. Continue reading...

19 апреля, 09:48

House of Lords Sinks PM May’s Plans, Wants Stronger Customs Union with EU

A vote in the UK’s House of Lords last night defeated the Government’s plan to leave the customs union with the EU. The House voted down the proposal 348 to 225. While this does not prevent the UK leaving, it does show some of the opposition that is building up against aspects of the withdrawal. The vote now demands that the Government explores the option of staying in the customs union with the EU. Market reaction to the vote was muted but it does change the playing field, as investment in the UK suffers. UK retail sales will be released later today, with an expectation for a fall in monthly numbers. Gold is higher to 1352.00 as asset prices increase globally and stock markets outperform on positive earnings reports. The FTSE is up to 7320.00 after rising 1.26% yesterday. UK Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Mar) was 2.5% v an expected 2.7%, from 2.7% previously. Core Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Mar) was 2.3% v an expected 2.5%, from 2.4% prior. Consumer Price Index (MoM) (Mar) was 0.1% v an expected 0.3%, from 0.4% prior. Producer Price Index – Output (MoM) n.s.a. (Mar) was as expected at 0.2%, from 0.0% previously. Producer Price Index – Output (YoY) n.s.a. (Mar) was 2.4% expected at 2.3%, from 2.6% previously. Producer Price Index – Input (MoM) n.s.a. (Mar) was -0.1% v an expected 0.3%, from -1.1% previously, which was revised up to -0.4%. Producer Price Index – Input (YoY) n.s.a. (Mar) was 4.2% v an expected 4.1%, from 3.4% previously, which was revised up to 3.8%. Retail Price Index (MoM) (Mar) was 0.1% v an expected 0.3% against 0.8% previously. Retail Price Index (YoY) (Mar) was 3.3% v an expected 3.6%, from 3.6% prior. These data points showed CPI dipping. The yearly figure has been above the Bank of England’s 2% target since March of 2017, due to the change in the value of the pound after Brexit. However, the BOE says that inflation is likely to move back to 2% in 2018. Despite the drop yesterday, the pressure is on the BOE to increase rates sooner rather than later, as wage growth moves past inflation. Producer Prices increased in March after the drop in February, including higher revisions. GBPUSD tumbled exactly 100 pips from 1.42731 to a low of 1.41731 following the release of this data. EURGBP moved up from 0.86609 to 0.87206. Eurozone Consumer Price Index – Core (YoY) (Mar) was released coming in as expected, unchanged at 1.0%. Consumer Price Index (MoM) (Mar) was also as expected, at 1.0%, from 0.2% previously. Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Mar) was 1.3% v an expected 1.4%, from 1.4% previously. Consumer Price Index – Core (MoM) (Mar) was as expected at 1.4%, from 0.4% prior. Inflation rose to 2.0%, the highest levels in five years, in late 2016 and early in 2017 but has stabilized around 1.3% since June. The ECB is looking for inflation to “approach 2%”. The target was hit on the yearly metric …

19 апреля, 09:48

House of Lords Sinks PM May’s Plans, Wants Stronger Customs Union with EU

A vote in the UK’s House of Lords last night defeated the Government’s plan to leave the customs union with the EU. The House voted down the proposal 348 to 225. While this does not prevent the UK leaving, it does show some of the opposition that is building up against aspects of the withdrawal. The vote now demands that the Government explores the option of staying in the customs union with the EU. Market reaction to the vote was muted but it does change the playing field, as investment in the UK suffers. UK retail sales will be released later today, with an expectation for a fall in monthly numbers. Gold is higher to 1352.00 as asset prices increase globally and stock markets outperform on positive earnings reports. The FTSE is up to 7320.00 after rising 1.26% yesterday. UK Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Mar) was 2.5% v an expected 2.7%, from 2.7% previously. Core Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Mar) was 2.3% v an expected 2.5%, from 2.4% prior. Consumer Price Index (MoM) (Mar) was 0.1% v an expected 0.3%, from 0.4% prior. Producer Price Index – Output (MoM) n.s.a. (Mar) was as expected at 0.2%, from 0.0% previously. Producer Price Index – Output (YoY) n.s.a. (Mar) was 2.4% expected at 2.3%, from 2.6% previously. Producer Price Index – Input (MoM) n.s.a. (Mar) was -0.1% v an expected 0.3%, from -1.1% previously, which was revised up to -0.4%. Producer Price Index – Input (YoY) n.s.a. (Mar) was 4.2% v an expected 4.1%, from 3.4% previously, which was revised up to 3.8%. Retail Price Index (MoM) (Mar) was 0.1% v an expected 0.3% against 0.8% previously. Retail Price Index (YoY) (Mar) was 3.3% v an expected 3.6%, from 3.6% prior. These data points showed CPI dipping. The yearly figure has been above the Bank of England’s 2% target since March of 2017, due to the change in the value of the pound after Brexit. However, the BOE says that inflation is likely to move back to 2% in 2018. Despite the drop yesterday, the pressure is on the BOE to increase rates sooner rather than later, as wage growth moves past inflation. Producer Prices increased in March after the drop in February, including higher revisions. GBPUSD tumbled exactly 100 pips from 1.42731 to a low of 1.41731 following the release of this data. EURGBP moved up from 0.86609 to 0.87206. Eurozone Consumer Price Index – Core (YoY) (Mar) was released coming in as expected, unchanged at 1.0%. Consumer Price Index (MoM) (Mar) was also as expected, at 1.0%, from 0.2% previously. Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Mar) was 1.3% v an expected 1.4%, from 1.4% previously. Consumer Price Index – Core (MoM) (Mar) was as expected at 1.4%, from 0.4% prior. Inflation rose to 2.0%, the highest levels in five years, in late 2016 and early in 2017 but has stabilized around 1.3% since June. The ECB is looking for inflation to “approach 2%”. The target was hit on the yearly metric …