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Remain Voting MP Changes Mind and Would Now Vote Leave

Jake Berry, the Conservative MP for Rossendale and Darwen and Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, has admitted his mistake when he voted to remain in the European Union in the 2016 referendum. He has now changed his mind from being a 'reluctant' remain voter and would now be a leave voter due to the 'great progress' that had been made in the Brexit negotiations reports the Lancashire Telegraph. It had been the boost in the economic performance for Lancashire and the North west that had made him change his mind Mr Berry said. Fellow Conservative MP for the Ribble...

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Two Bumper Trade Deals for Britain

Once the UK leaves the EU at 11pm on the 23rd March 2019 the government can begin trade negotiations and start signing free trade deals around the world. But these deals cannot be implemented until the 21-month transition phase has ended on the 31st December 2020. To ready the country for this the Department for International Trade (DIT) has started to lay the foundations, reports the Sun saying that: "Britain will have at least two bumper new free trade deals signed and ready to implement on the day the transition period ends, according to internal government forecasts". The 'paper...

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German Business Wants EU-UK Customs Union

The Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) have called for an EU relationship with the UK that goes deeper than a free-trade agreement. Both the BDI and the VDMA say they want to see a deep form of integration between the European Union and United kingdom post-Brexit, with the preferred solution being a customs union. The chief executive of the BDI, Joacham Laing, said: "For German companies, duty-free and quota-free trade in goods is the minimum requirement, ideally within the framework of a customs union." And the VDMA chief executive, Thilo Brodtmann, said:...

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Unilever HQ move to Rotterdam is nothing to do with Brexit

The company that produces such diverse things as Marmite, Persil, Cornetto ice cream and Dove soap has decided to make Rotterdam the new home for its legal headquarters. This decision by Unilever was trailed two days ago by Jonathan Isabel in Brexit Central, who said that this move would of course be used by the Remain camp as proof that Brexit was driving business out of London. Up until now the company, Unilever, has had joint headquarters in both London and the Netherlands. But as Jonathan Isabel points out there are a range of other considerations that actually drove...

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Nigel Farage – 'Brexit: Why Britain Left the European Union'

Nigel Farage, the former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), has made a new video (below) called 'Brexit: Why Britain Left the European Union' in which he calls the EU a 'conspiracy of the elites'. He then asks 'Who are those elites', then gives the answer as a "….bunch of self-important, overpaid social engineers with useless college degrees, who have never done a proper day's work in their lives and have no connection with ordinary decent people". He goes on to say that Europe, as a continent, is an exciting and vibrant place but that the people that...

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