Boris hails returning crowns to pint glasses
Mr Johnson has hailed returning the crown stamps to pint glasses as one of his “key successes” of Brexit this year.
Ending VAT on sanitary products and simplifying complex EU alcohol duty rates were also listed as some of the successes.
He also mentioned scrapping a ban on selling goods on pounds and ounces as another example in his New Year’s message about Brexit.
He said: “From simplifying the EU’s mind-bogglingly complex beer and wine duties to proudly restoring the crown stamp on to the side of pint glasses, we’re cutting back on EU red tape and bureaucracy and restoring common sense to our rulebook.”
Mr Johnson also argued that the UK had “used Brexit freedoms” to create a new immigration system and create trade deals with countries such as Australia.
GB News host savages Whitehall for adding Brexit to list of ‘offensive’ words
GB News host Nana Akua questioned how Brexit is “offensive in any way” after both Whitehall civil servants and the Welsh Government banned the word in internal style guides for staff.
Earlier this week, Whitehall followed the Welsh Government in asking civil servants to stop using the word ‘Brexit’.
Instead, civil servants have been asked to refer to the UK’s departure from the European Union using the date of ’31 December 2020′.
GB News’ Nana Akua questioned whether British politicians were still “ashamed or embarrassed” by Britain’s democratic vote in 2016.
She said: “The language police are at it again. This time the Whitehall style guide decided they should avoid the word Brexit.
“You couldn’t make this up. Instead, it must be referred to as 31 December 2020.
Furious Brexiteers slam Johnson’s ‘tethered’ EU withdrawal agreement
Irate Express.co.uk readers slammed the Prime Minister’s 11th-hour agreement a year after it was implemented for “tethering” the UK to Brussels and leaving only in name.
Brucepeter2007 wrote: “Farage would sort this out – he knows how the EU works.”
Deano206 said: “Hopefully at the next election we will get a party with the balls to do the job properly!!”
Duderuffian raged: “Johnson has to be replaced with a hard line Brexiteer, and the Civil Service clear out of Remainers, only then will we see real progress in severing ties with the EU.”
“Many will maintain we are no more free of EU clutches than we are of Covid-19.”
Irate Express.co.uk readers slammed the Prime Minister’s 11th-hour agreement. (Image: Getty)
EU let in via back door! Fury at ‘operation creep’ plot to give MEPs say on Brexit Britain
One year on from the day Britain finally broke free of the EU, a senior Brexiteer has warned of “operation creep” giving Brussels control over the UK again.
December 31, 2020 was Britain’s last day under EU laws as the one year transition period finally came to an end. It marked a new era for the UK, no longer bound by decisions made on the continent and free to strike trade deals as it sees fit.
However, Wellingborough MP Peter Bone said plans to create a EU-UK Parliamentary Assembly risked once again giving EU politicians a say over Britain.
Truss issues Brexit Britain battle cry– UK to spark new ‘global network’ in 2022
Liz Truss has issued a Brexit Britain battle cry as she outlined the UK’s vision for 2022.
The Foreign Secretary championed the role of the UK in promoting freedom, democracy and free trade on the world stage in 2021 – and vowed to continue the advance into the New Year.
In a post on Twitter, she wrote: “The UK has advanced the cause of freedom, democracy, free trade and free enterprise this year.
“In 2022 we will continue to deliver for Britain boosting economic and security ties across the world and building a global network of liberty.”
The message was accompanied by a video highlighting some of the key political moments of the year.
They included when the UK hosted the G7 summit of world leaders in Cornwall, the Global Education Summit in London, COP26 in Glasgow and the G7 Foreign Ministers Summit in Liverpool.
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Boris Johnson has been blasted over a new swathe of red tape facing Britons
The Prime Minister has been facing pressure from small British traders about the swathe of red tape they must tackle to continue importing and exporting to the European Union after Brexit.
Boris Johnson has been facing criticism about the lack of information and certainty given to small traders about the bureaucratic changes they would face after Brexit.
UK importers and exporters will face increasing red tape from January 1, 2022 to continue trading with the European Union, leaving radion host Matthew Wright warning Britons were “wrong” to think the process of leaving the bloc is now over.
Speaking on LBC, the broadcaster said: “If soaring energy bills, rising inflation, and sinking wages aren’t going to give you the New Year’s blues, wait until I tell you about New Year’s joy Brexit is going to be bringing us.
“If you’re under the impression Boris Johnson got Brexit done at the start of this year, you’d be wrong.
“More problems with Brexit are just around the corner.
“Lorries could be delayed or refused entry to ports because UK firms aren’t prepared for the extra red tape that’s going to revolve around importing goods from the EU come midnight on New Year’s Eve.”
Boris Johnson has been blasted over a new swathe of red tape facing Britons (Image: GETTY)
Firm hits out at Brexit rule changes ‘lack of a level playing field’
A ferry firm has accused the Government of putting smaller ports at a disadvantage by focusing investment on Dover ahead of new Brexit customs checks.
Brittany Ferries, which operates from Portsmouth, Plymouth and Poole, said several of its haulage customers have already switched journeys to the Kent port because of a perception that goods are checked quicker there.
New rules from January 1 state that importers must make a full customs declaration on goods entering the UK from the EU or other countries.
Brittany Ferries chief executive Christophe Mathieu said the opening of a facility to conduct customs and document checks for hauliers using the Port of Dover demonstrates the “lack of a level playing field”.
Brexit boom as Britain poised to join £9TRN trading bloc ‘Best place in world to invest’
Cabinet minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan predicts 2022 will be a “five star year” for international trade that will fuel Britain’s economic recovery.
The International Trade Secretary says after a year dominated by covid, 2022 will be the time “when we really get down to business as we open up even more opportunities across the world”.
Writing for the Daily Express, Ms Trevelyan said work will be ramped up on deals with India, the Gulf states, Mexico, Canada, and the £9 trillion Pacific free trade bloc.
An agreement with New Zealand is expected to be signed off soon after an outline pact was reached in October.
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‘It cannot drift!’ Truss urged to make breakthrough on hated Brexit deal – new issue looms
Liz Truss has been urged to make headway on a hated Brexit deal or risk seeing new issues arise in the New Year.
Ms Truss took over key responsibilities of UK’s Brexit negotiations, including the Northern Ireland Protocol, earlier this month following the resignation of Lord Frost.
But Simon Coveney, Ireland’s Foreign Minister, has insisted negotiations over the Protocol – a long-standing issue – “can’t drift on for months”.
Mr Coveney told the Financial Times that Ms Truss must make concessions to the EU to bring negotiations to an end.
He expressed particular concern that ongoing negotiations over the Protocol could impact upcoming elections in Northern Ireland.
He said: “We have elections in Northern Ireland in May. Those elections will begin in earnest really from the end of February.
“So this can’t drift on for months.”
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Brexit rules change: How New Year’s trade changes could affect you
The UK left the EU in January 2020 – but there are still rules and regulations left over as Britain transitions out of the bloc.
How will the New Year’s trade changes affect you?
A slew of new Brexit red tape will come into force from New Year’s Day and will place a whole raft of new restrictions on trade between the UK and the EU.
The changes could mean higher costs for consumers in the UK after months of price rises due to inflation and supply chain shortages.
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‘French have had enough!’ Macron warned ‘pathetic’ Brexit-bashing may cost him presidency
Emmanuel Macron has been blasted for outbursts aimed at Brexit Britain – and been warned French voters could turn against him ahead of the upcoming presidential election.
The European Union figurehead has launched frequent outbursts against the UK following the historic Brexit referendum in June 2016 which saw more than 17 million people in Britain vote to leave the EU.
Mr Macron has been particularly critical of the UK’s stance in fishing negotiations which he claims have held back his country’s fishermen from accessing British territorial waters after Brexit.
The simmering tensions between France and the UK exploded last month when the French President reportedly branded Boris Johnson a “clown” and a “knucklehead”.
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‘The people have no say!’ Brexit row erupts over EU rules dictating parts of Britain
A Brexit row has erupted over the notion of the European Union dictating how parts of Britain are run, with one furious commentator stating that “the people have no say” in the EU’s role in Northern Ireland.
The news comes as the Northern Ireland Protocol is yet to be resolved, and with the resignation of the former Brexit Minister, Lord David Frost, the talks are set to continue into the new year under the instructions of Foreign Minister, Liz Truss.
Taking to Twitter to discuss the right of sovereignty following Brexit, Conservative peer, Lord Daniel Moylan said: “I can think of no higher definition of political integrity than seeking to free your whole country from foreign laws and restoring democracy to that part of it living under laws made with no say by them.”
Sparking the row, Lord Moylan then went on to say: “The people of Northern Ireland have no electoral say in how laws are now made for them by the EU.”
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British farmer hails EU split as bloc tries to hamstring them with new rules from tomorrow
A British organic farmer has hailed the UK’s split from the EU, as the bloc introduces new rules in what appears to be a bid to pull the rug from under them.
From tomorrow, new EU rules on what standards a product must meet in order to merit an organic label enters into force.
While they contain some improvements for animal welfare, they also water down what counts as “EU agriculture” on the label.
Unlike in the US, the new EU rules also allow a product to be marketed as organic even when a test finds pesticides on it.
It comes after huge demand from Germany to water down the rules in order to boost supplies.
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Industry chiefs warn of supply chain issues
Industry chiefs have warned new customs checks will cement supply chain issues in the UK.
While new controls were unlikely to cause issues at ports, some insiders have warned smaller companies will struggle from January.
Alex Veitch of Logistics UK, told The i some companies may struggle to handle rules of origin.
“The complicated bit is working out what percentage of the goods are made in what country, that can be a total nightmare.
“The big players have this almost nailed down but I absolutely guarantee there will be some businesses that will come a cropper and have to pay the tariff.”
Brexit live: There fears over food supplies (Image: GETTY)
‘Macron threats’ spurred London focus on being world’s most competitive financial centre
Brexit Britain is speeding ahead after it was claimed threats from the likes of the European Union and Emmanuel Macron have spurred the City of London to focus on becoming the most competitive financial capital in the world.
The UK formally left the European Union on January 1, 2021 after a last-gasp trade deal that was signed between the two sides.
It followed several months of tense and often bitter negotiations.
But, following the historic Brexit referendum in June 2016, several predictions had been made suggesting tens of thousands of financial services jobs could end up moving out of Britain.
There had been fears of a mass exodus of firms from the City of London due to the UK now being outside of the EU and now not privy to some of the financial service benefits it might have received.
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New rules from TOMORROW threaten to wreak havoc on Britain
New customs rules for British importers are set to be introduced tomorrow.
From January 1, 2022, importers must now provide a customs declaration for goods entering Great Britain instead of delaying the process by 175 days.
While goods from the island of Ireland will be exempt, importers will also need to be given advanced clearance if they are a plant, animal or food product.
Rule of origin requirements will also come into force for UK exporters to the EU.
Due to the amount of food imports from the EU, there is concern Britons could suffer food shortages.
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