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Brexit Could Cost Poorest Countries £320m A Year, Warn Economists

Brexit Could Cost Poorest Countries £320m A Year, Warn Economists

  The world’s poorest countries could lose more than £320m a year if their existing trade agreements with the UK market are not maintained in the event of Brexit, a new series of essays published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the UK Trade Policy Observatory has warned. The authors said emerging markets in […]

Britons May Have To Apply To Visit Europe After Brexit

Britons May Have To Apply To Visit Europe After Brexit

  British citizens may have to apply online and pay to travel to Europe after the UK leaves the EU, under plans being drawn up by the bloc for a visa waiver programme similar to the US system. The European commission is due to unveil draft legislation for the EU travel information and authorisation system […]

Brexit Means Brexit … But The Big Question Is When?

Brexit Means Brexit … But The Big Question Is When?

Two months ago on Tuesday, Britain voted to leave the European Union. The shock was immense; the fallout dramatic. But then summer came. The early turbulence subsided and normality (more or less) returned. Brexit, though, has not yet begun to happen. The government does not know what it wants and is not yet equipped to […]

Africa’s Farmers Fret Over Brexit Amid Calls To Boost Regional Trade

Africa’s Farmers Fret Over Brexit Amid Calls To Boost Regional Trade

African countries must trade more between themselves to be better equipped to deal with shocks in the global economy such as that caused by Britain’s vote to leave the EU. Speakers at a forum on the sidelines of the 14th UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) said enhanced intra-African trade would reduce poverty and […]

Erasmus Scheme May Exclude British Students After Brexit

Erasmus Scheme May Exclude British Students After Brexit

Britain faces exclusion from one of the glowing successes of European Union membership: a university study programme that has benefited tens of thousands of British young people and many more from the EU visiting Britain. I feel bereaved by Brexit and if it leads to the exclusion of the UK from Erasmus, this would be […]

Theresa May To Angela Merkel: UK Will Need Time To Prepare For Brexit

Theresa May To Angela Merkel: UK Will Need Time To Prepare For Brexit

Theresa May will today warn Angela Merkel that she needs time to prepare for Brexit, as she heads to Berlin for private talks with the German chancellor. The new prime minister will fly to Berlin after facing her first prime minister’s questions against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday. Merkel and May’s working dinner is […]

No EU Exit For Us, Say Italy’s On-The-Rise Eurosceptics

No EU Exit For Us, Say Italy’s On-The-Rise Eurosceptics

Italians have looked aghast at the outcome of the Brexit vote, shocked by the rapid fall of political leaders in a nation previously admired for stability and common sense. Dire economic performance in the bel paese (beautiful country) has seen hundreds of thousands of Italians move to the UK, which was until recently held up […]

It Is Easy To Despair Of Our Leaders, But Brexit Has Exposed Britain’s Rotten Core

It Is Easy To Despair Of Our Leaders, But Brexit Has Exposed Britain’s Rotten Core

David Cameron has had a good week. Never mind that he took a gamble with the UK’s future, lost his bet and then opted to retire from what seem likely to be protracted and unpleasant consequences; in media terms he has been able more or less to recede from view. Instead, the spotlight has been […]

Brexit Causes Resurgence In Pro-EU Leanings Across Continent

Brexit Causes Resurgence In Pro-EU Leanings Across Continent

Two weeks after Britain’s EU referendum, Europe has defied predictions that the UK’s vote to leave would inspire a surge in copycat breakaway movements, with establishment parties enjoying gains and populists dropping points in the polls. In Germany, the Brexit aftermath has seen Angela Merkel’s popularity ratings surge to a 10-month high, almost returning to […]

Less Aid Money, Less Influence: Brexit’s Likely Hit To The UK’s Development Role

Less Aid Money, Less Influence: Brexit’s Likely Hit To The UK’s Development Role

Despite the many imponderables transfixing domestic politics, it already seems clear that Brexit will have a mainly detrimental effect on Britain’s international role, certainly in the short term. The UK is likely to have less aid money and less influence, while the success of the leave campaign could also signal a more inward-looking agenda. The […]

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