U.K. Offers Thousands of Visas to Foreign Truckers to Ease Driver Shortage

The move reflects growing alarm within the government about a disruption to supplies that has prompted panic buying and, in some cases, caused fuel to run out at gas stations.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #foreign-workers, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #politics-and-government, #shortages, #trucks-and-trucking, #visas

Profile: Playwright Takes On Margaret Thatcher and Brexit

After decades in the political sphere, Michael McManus turned to theater. His play, “Maggie & Ted,” explores the tensions that would pave the way for Brexit.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #content-type-personal-profile, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #heath-edward, #london-england, #mcmanus-michael-playwright, #politics-and-government, #thatcher-margaret-h, #theater, #writing-and-writers

Boris Johnson Visits U.S., Making Jokes but Not Much News

U.K.’s prime minister makes headlines, yet experts say it is unclear if his lighthearted style is helping stake out a post-Brexit role on the global stage.

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Submarine Deal Gives Post-Brexit Britain Its Moment on the Global Stage

The British government played an early role in brokering the alliance with the U.S. and Australia to deploy nuclear-powered submarines in the Pacific, officials in London and Washington said.

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Britain Signals Intent to Revert to the Imperial System

The government announced plans to allow shops to sell produce in pounds and ounces, rather than using the metric system, as part of an effort to “capitalize on new Brexit freedoms.”

#european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #metric-system, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #weights-and-measures

Chicken, Milkshakes, Candy: Scarce in Britain’s Truck Driver Shortage

Because of Brexit and other reasons, Britain doesn’t have enough truck drivers, and that’s causing all sorts of items to go vanish from stores and restaurants.

#fast-food-industry, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #haribo, #labor-and-jobs, #mcdonalds-corporation, #milkshakes, #nandos-restaurant-group-inc, #shortages, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #trucks-and-trucking

Nando’s, a Restaurant Chain, Struggles with Chicken Shortage

The restaurant has beguiled British palates for almost three decades. But a recent chicken shortage saw almost 50 stores temporarily close this last week.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #franchises, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #nandos-restaurant-group-inc, #poultry, #restaurants, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional

Scottish Soccer’s Brexit Problem: No Way In, and No Way Out

Boxed in by stricter rules for imported players and rising prices for British ones, Scotland’s clubs may struggle to stay competitive.

#celtic-soccer-team, #english-premier-league, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #rangers-soccer-team, #scotland, #scottish-premier-league, #soccer

A Rebellion Is Stirring in Boris Johnson’s Backyard

Brexit helped destroy Labour’s “red wall” in England’s North. Now, it’s coming for the Conservatives’ “blue wall” in the South.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #england, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #kent-england

They Voted for Brexit, but Not the Giant Truck Park That Came With It

Yet even that floodlit eyesore near a formerly idyllic village in southeast England has not altered local views on the split with the E.U.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #farage-nigel-1964, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #kent-england

Britain Signs Major Trade Deal With Australia, Its First After Brexit

The agreement will include a cap on tariff-free imports for 15 years, a measure intended to appease British farmers concerned about a flood of beef and sheep imports.

#agriculture-and-farming, #australia, #customs-tariff, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #morrison-scott-1968

Boris Johnson’s ‘Global Britain’ Makes Shaky Start at G7 Summit

The prime minister’s plan to introduce his vision of a nimble, trade-savvy U.K. was upended by a spat over Northern Ireland.

#european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #group-of-seven, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #northern-ireland, #united-states-international-relations

British Restaurants Are Battling a Staff Crisis, Worsened by Brexit

A shortage of workers is forcing restaurants to turn away eager customers and confront a bigger problem: how to make hospitality an industry where people want to work.

#foreign-workers, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #restaurants

Eighty Years Later, Biden and Johnson Revise the Atlantic Charter for a New Era

The original was the work of Churchill and Roosevelt at the dawn of World War II. The new version pledges cooperation against 21st century global challenges and rivalries.

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Northern Ireland, Strained by Brexit, Braces for Marching Season

Brexit has inflamed sectarian passions to a degree not seen since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-barriers, #democratic-unionist-party-northern-ireland, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #northern-ireland

Of Brexit and Boris: What’s Driving the Call for Scottish Independence

Scots voted to remain in the E.U., and they resent being dictated to by England. And they just plain don’t like Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

#great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #referendums, #scotland, #scottish-national-party, #secession-and-independence-movements, #sturgeon-nicola

Does Scotland Want Independence?

The fastest and most effective way of driving politically moderate Scots away from the United Kingdom is to tell them that they are never allowed to leave.

#great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #referendums, #scotland, #scottish-national-party, #secession-and-independence-movements

UK and France: Jersey Fishing Rights Dispute Escalates

A dispute over fishing rights ballooned, leading the countries to send ships to the island of Jersey in the English Channel. No, they’re not likely to go to war.

#european-union, #fishing-commercial, #france, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #jersey-isle-of, #politics-and-government

U.K. and France Send Naval Ships to Channel Island in Tense Fishing Dispute

French fishing crews are threatening to blockade a port on the island of Jersey in a standoff over post-Brexit fishing rights in the waters nearby.

#channel-islands, #fishing-commercial, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

Scottish Election Could Boost Independence Movement

If the pro-independence vote surges in Thursday’s elections for the Scottish Parliament, momentum for an another referendum on independence may become unstoppable.

#great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #referendums, #salmond-alex, #scotland, #scottish-national-party, #secession-and-independence-movements, #sturgeon-nicola

Brexit Trade Deal Gets a Final OK From E.U. Parliament

The vote is the formal end of the long Brexit process, which began nearly five years ago. But mutual mistrust remains high.

#barnier-michel, #customs-tariff, #european-parliament, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #northern-ireland, #von-der-leyen-ursula

Chlorinated U.S. Chickens Fuel British Consumers’ Fears

Denounced by politicians and reviled by food safety activists, American-bred “chlorinated chickens” have become a symbol of all the U.K. fears about a looming trade deal.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chickens, #chlorinated-chicken, #european-food-safety-authority, #food, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #poultry, #united-states

How Can the City of London Survive Brexit?

Other European cities are eating away at Britain’s edge in financial services. The government is trying to find ways to keep it.

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The Ghosts of Northern Ireland’s Troubles Are Back. What’s Going On?

A peace agreement nearly a quarter-century ago helped transform Northern Ireland after decades of bitter conflict. But new issues are reawakening old feuds.

#belfast-northern-ireland, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #ireland, #irish-republican-army, #northern-ireland, #sinn-fein

Northern Ireland Sees Spasm of Violence as Old Tensions Resurface

Brexit and Covid have brought longtime grievances to the surface and protests to the streets.

#belfast-northern-ireland, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #irish-republican-army, #sinn-fein

How Brexit Ruined Easter for Britain’s Chocolate Makers

Exports of chocolate to Europe have turned into a nightmare of paperwork and delays, making fine British chocolate scarce in Europe.

#chocolate, #customs-tariff, #easter-and-holy-week, #european-union, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market

Boris Johnson’s Government Is Built on Cruelty

Determined to make good on the nativist promise of Brexit, it has embraced anti-migrant authoritarianism.

#asylum-right-of, #conservative-party-great-britain, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #johnson-boris, #patel-priti-1972

U.K. Government, Sensing an Opportunity, Wraps Itself in the Flag

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative allies have seized on a dispute over ostentatious displays of the Union Jack as a way to keep opponents on the defensive.

#british-broadcasting-corp, #conservative-party-great-britain, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

Johnson Hopes Vaccine Success Can Inoculate Him Against Brexit Critics

The British prime minister is riding high on a strong vaccine rollout, despite a bumpy departure from the European Union and earlier pandemic missteps.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #vaccination-and-immunization

‘Global Britain’: Boris Johnson Pins U.K. Future on U.S. Ties

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s blueprint for Britain’s economic, security and diplomatic future is a tighter embrace of Washington, with policies aligning London with President Biden.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #european-union, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

Europe Says Britain Is Violating International Law Over Northern Ireland

Brussels says Britain has broken its legal agreement governing trade with Northern Ireland. Britain has denied breaking the deal, saying its move is a temporary measure to relieve bottlenecks.

#brussels-belgium, #europe, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #northern-ireland

Piers Morgan Can’t Wait to Bring the Worst of America Home

British TV executives see opportunity — and money to be made — in bringing American cable-style clashes to their screens.

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Britain Delays Brexit Border Checks for Goods Coming From Europe

The decision amounted to an embarrassing admission by the government that Britain was still not prepared to implement the terms of its withdrawal from the European Union.

#europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris

The U.K. Got Covid Vaccines Right. How?

Just a few weeks ago, Britain looked sickly and alone. Then things started to go very well indeed.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

The Ugly Divorce Between Britain and Brussels Is Just Getting Started

As trade disputes pile up, the blame game evident in the early months of the split suits domestic political needs on both sides.

#brussels-belgium, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #macron-emmanuel-1977

Could Brexit Destroy British Fashion?

Already pushed to the breaking point by the pandemic, designers, manufacturers and retailers claim the newly-negotiated Brexit deal is a disaster.

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Brexit Was Sold as Taking Back U.K. Control. Post-Brexit Is Out of Control.

With Britain out of the European Union, companies that trade with the continent are contending with expensive disruptions to their businesses and a plunge in exports.

#europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris

Solidarity Is Not an Easy Sell as E.U. Lags in Vaccine Race

Europe’s collective vaccine purchase is an experiment in deeper integration. Despite a rocky start, many countries still stand to benefit, but it’s the most powerful who have least to gain.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

U.K.’s Boris Johnson Wins Vaccine Spat with E.U.

Buoyed by Britain’s vaccination procurement and rollout success, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is threatening to reverse a deal signed with the bloc over the territory’s trading arrangements.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #northern-ireland, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Top E.U. Official Comes Under Fire in Vaccine Wars

Ursula von der Leyen has largely stayed away from the limelight while driving the handling of a crisis and letting subordinates take the blame.

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E.U. Makes a Sudden and Embarrassing U-Turn on Vaccines

Already criticized for a slow rollout for its 27 members, Brussels retreated on export controls linked to Ireland and Brexit.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #vaccination-and-immunization

Truckers Shun U.K. Ports to Avoid Brexit Red Tape

British ports expected gridlock after post-Brexit trade rules began on Jan. 1. Instead, some are nearly empty as truckers stay away, reluctant to spend hours waiting for newly required export documents.

#europe, #european-union, #ferries, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #ireland, #trucks-and-trucking

British Auto Industry Risks Slow Decline After Brexit

Lacking a strong domestic battery industry, Britain may be left behind by the shift to electric cars.

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In a Slight to E.U., U.K. Says Not All Ambassadors Are Equal

Just weeks into its official break from the bloc, Britain is refusing to grant the bloc’s ambassador the same status as other top diplomats.

#diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-relations, #politics-and-government

For One British Industry, Brexit’s Red Tape Is Just Beginning

Chemical companies, facing costly new regulations and extra tariffs, are looking to the continent.

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For Britain’s Chemical Industry, Brexit’s Red Tape Is Just Beginning

Chemical companies, facing costly new regulations and extra tariffs, are looking to the continent.

#basf-se, #chemicals, #customs-tariff, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

For Some Scottish Seafood Businesses, Brexit Could Be a Death Knell

Daunting new paperwork could cause border delays that would ruin entire shipments — and their businesses.

#great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #scotland, #seafood

A Week Into Full Brexit, the Pain for U.K. Businesses Has Arrived

As Britain adjusts to life outside of the European Union, businesses are contending with delays, service cancellations and piles of paperwork.

#bailey-andrew-1959, #bank-of-england, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-tariff, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #northern-ireland

Britain Has Lost Itself

My grandparents, who fled Nazi Germany for Britain, would be heartbroken to see the country today.

#europe, #european-union, #germany, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Brexit Customs Checks Make a Quiet Debut at U.K. Ports

Starting the new rules on a holiday helped, with some predicting more confusion and backups in the days ahead.

#dover-england, #european-union, #eurotunnel, #france, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #transportation