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EU confirms UK will lose Netflix 'portability' following Brexit

Thanks to Brexit, UK residents won't be able to access Amazon Video or native Netflix programming when traveling around the EU. Rules just passed to let customers "carry" their copyrights with them while traveling, but that will end next year, as spotted by <i>Politico</i>. Currently, if you live in the UK …

Score One for the Experts as Brexit Costs Grow

The vote to leave the EU is taking an economic toll on Britons, before the separation even begins.<p>In the run-up to the U.K.'s 2016 referendum on leaving the European Union, and immediately after it, the "remain" campaign was much derided for fear-mongering. People are sick and tired of experts …

Brexit-Hit Banks to Start Moving Staff Abroad in Early 2018

<i>Follow</i> <i>@Brexit for all the latest news, and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin newsletter.</i><p>U.K. politicians are fighting to get a deal early next …

Brexit: More than 120 MPs accuse Government of keeping everyone 'in the dark'

More than 120 cross-party MPs have signed a letter accusing the Government of trying to keep Parliament and the public "in the dark” by failing to …

Hard Brexit

Ask the Government to Release the Brexit Impact Studies

<b>UPDATE 30/01/18: Leaked reports show that the government have conducted analysis into the possible Brexit scenarios, revealing that the economy will</b> …

United Kingdom

Green Would Vote Remain Again - Guido Fawkes

Theresa May’s deputy Damian Green has implied he would vote Remain again if there was another referendum:<p><i>“I was on the board of the Stronger In</i> …

Brexit negotiators urged to safeguard terms of trade with EU amid signs UK becoming more dependent on deals with bloc<p>Britain’s trade position with the rest of the world worsened in June as the sharp fall in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote failed to lift sales of UK-made goods …

Economy

The only surprise is that the experts’ predicted economic consequences of Brexit took so long to materialise<p>The Brexit debate is an endless source of mirth for anyone with a dark sense of humour. My favourite quote is from Michael Gove, Britain’s environment secretary.<p>Just before the EU referendum …

Michael Gove

This is what the single market and customs union actually are – and here’s what will happen to Brexit if we leave them

The debate about continued British membership of the single European market is often confused, because the shorthand term “membership”, just like the …

United Kingdom

Brexit: Majority of older Leave voters say significant economic damage is 'price worth paying', finds YouGov

A huge majority of older Leave voters say significant damage to the British economy is a “price worth paying” to secure Brexit, research shows.<p>No …

Voting

Few want visas for Europe, fruit farms closing, or NHS staff sent packing. None of that need happen if we negotiate properly<p>• Simon Jenkins is a Guardian columnist, author and broadcaster<p>At last the fog is starting to clear around Britain’s Brexit negotiating position. The cloud is lifting, and we …

Great Britain

For all of David Davis’s dodging, Theresa May will have to cough up the EU divorce bill eventually

“The day after we vote to leave we hold all the cards and we can choose the path we want,” Michael Gove told his Vote Leave campaign in a speech a …

United Kingdom

Leaving the European Union is a huge gamble that shows no sign of paying off. Theresa May needs to be deflected by facts rather than delusions to try and make our post-EU future work<p>Wooden-headedness is a source of self-deception. It is also the defining feature of Theresa May’s prime ministerial …

Great Britain

Leaked talks show Brussels will demand a €99.6 billion Brexit divorce bill from the UK

Estimates presented by the European Commission to the 27 remaining states ahead of official negotiations indicate that Brussels will demand €86.4 billion (£75.5 billion) from the UK to honour financial commitments it made as a member state.<p>Additionally, negotiators will demand that Britain takes on …

25 Times Jeff Sessions Had a Convenient Memory Lapse While Testifying

Jeff Sessions has a memory problem – or at least that was the impression the 70-year-old attorney general seemed intent on leaving with the Senate …

First quarter figures of 0.2% GDP growth beaten by every other nation in 28-country bloc as weaker pound after the Brexit vote fuels price inflation<p>The UK economy was the worst performer in the European Union in the opening months of 2017 as the Brexit vote took its toll, according to official …

Economics

Banned Song Calling U.K. Premier Theresa May 'Liar' Surges To No. 1

A political protest song banned by mainstream radio is at the top of the charts in the U.K. after thousands of downloads and streams. The single, “Liar Liar Ge2017,” is about Conservative Party premier Theresa May. It is released two weeks before the country votes in a surprise national election …

Threatening to walk away from the coming negotiations may appear to be tactically sound, but EU leaders know it is nonsense<p>The film opens with a sequence of households in their morning routines: alarm clocks bleep, children rouse their parents, teeth are brushed, toast is buttered. Sunlight streams …

Great Britain

EU offers post-Brexit rights to Britons in Europe: document | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will offer to protect the welfare and residence rights of Britons living on the continent after Brexit when it opens talks with London next month, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday.<p>“The Withdrawal Agreement should protect the rights of EU27 …

Europeans are starting to leave the UK in 'statistically significant' numbers

LONDON - Net migration to the UK fell by 84,000 people to 248,000 in 2016, driven by an increase in European citizens leaving the country, the Office for National Statistics said.<p>In total, immigration was estimated to be 588,000 and emigration 339,000.<p>"The net migration change was driven by a …

Donald Trump 'tells European leaders he is worried about American jobs after Brexit'

Donald Trump told European Union officials on Thursday that he is worried Americans may lose jobs as a result of Britain leaving the EU, an EU source said.<p>In a meeting in Brussels with Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker, respectively presidents of the European Council and Commission, the US …

Donald Trump

BlueBay Turns Short Pound as 'All Roads' Point to Hard Brexit

<i>Follow</i> <i>@Brexit for all the latest news, and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin newsletter.</i><p>The pound is heading lower whatever the outcome of the …

Here are all the questions Theresa May wouldn't answer in her big interview

Theresa May was interviewed by the BBC's Andrew Neil on Monday. The Prime Minister was criticised for refusing to answer many of the questions put to …

United Kingdom

Theresa May's letter of notification to leave the EU is 'unlawful', declares man seeking judicial review of Brexit

Theresa May has been accused of sending an "unlawful" letter of notification to Brussels over the UK's intention to leave the EU, prompting calls for …

United Kingdom

Brexit: Lost access to single market in services could cost UK economy up to £36bn, new report concludes

Losing access to the single market in services after Brexit could cost the British economy up to £36bn a year and have a particularly negative impact …

United Kingdom

Competition commissioner sees agreement with Canada as model but says deal with Brexit UK would be different<p>Countries seeking a trade deal with the EU should meet European standards on labour law and fair competition, one of the bloc’s most senior officials has said in remarks that reinforce Brexit …

Europe

Celebrating your enemy’s hubris may be fun, but it’s also a distraction from building strong post-EU alliances<p>The moment of clarity – self-loathing swinging pendulum-style into self-forgiveness – came while I was reading ComputerWeekly.com. This is not my regular browsing material. I am not …

Europe

Mark Carney gave the simplest explanation yet of how bad Brexit will be for the UK's household finances

Most of Carney's press conferences are pretty dry affairs, with the governor being as careful as possible not to say anything too controversial or surprising for fear of unduly influencing the markets.<p>He is after all one of the most pivotal figures in the global financial system and one misspoken …

Donald Trump’s enabler

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin props up any absurd claim by the president.<p>As America continues to ponder whether President Donald Trump is obstructing justice by firing his FBI director in order to stymie an ongoing inquiry into his team’s various bizarre links to the Russian government, the …

Donald Trump

The Great American Ass-Covering

With James Comey's firing, the entire Justice Department is now hopelessly compromised.<p>Holy hell, what a blunder.<p>The one thing that may save us from a Trumpian dictatorship is that they're so transcendentally bad at it. If you're keeping score at home, there is an ongoing FBI counterintelligence …