O2 brings back roaming charges for Britons travelling to the EU

O2 brings back roaming charges for Britons travelling to the EU with £3.50 bill for every gigabyte used over 25GB Latest fallout from Brexit deal, which asked networks to have ‘fair rates’ for usersMinisters at the time said they would not prevent the reintroduction of chargesO2 announced change Wednesday and said it would take effect … Read more

Former DUP leader Edwin Poots warns that Sinn Fein would WIN an NI election if it was held now

Former DUP leader Edwin Poots warns that Sinn Fein would WIN an election if Stormont government collapses amid unionist fury over Brexit trade agreement – as Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis says deal with EU is ‘not sustainable Poots said SF ‘probably would have the largest number of votes and seats’Warned a snap election ‘wouldn’t … Read more

Keir Starmer continues shake-up of top team ahead of by-election

Keir Starmer continues the shake-up of his top team as chief adviser Jenny Chapman is axed ahead of crunch Batley by-election – but she will join the shadow cabinet as Labour’s top Brexit spokesman opposite Lord Frost Baroness Chapman has been Sir Keir Starmer’s chief adviser during leadershipBut was blamed by Labour MPs for party’s … Read more

EU ‘will agree to three month extension’ on Northern Ireland Brexit protocol

The EU looks set to cool the bitter Brexit standoff over sausage exports from Britain to Northern Ireland by agreeing a three month extension to the grace period. In a potential breakthrough in the row, Brussels has signalled it is open to the UK’s request to keep transition arrangements on chilled meat sales until the … Read more

A decent minister, yes, but Liz Truss is as wooden as one of Bjorn Borg’s rackets: HENRY DEEDES

A decent minister, yes, but Liz Truss is as wooden as one of Bjorn Borg’s rackets: HENRY DEEDES sees the International Trade Secretary deliver a statement on deal with Australia By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail Published: 23:27 BST, 17 June 2021 | Updated: 23:30 BST, 17 June 2021 As any sportsman will tell … Read more

Government considers using post-Brexit freedoms to allow use of traditional imperial measures

The return of pints, pounds and inches? Government considers using post-Brexit freedoms to allow greater use of traditional imperial measures Government has said it will consider reverting back to imperial system The UK reverted to the metric system in the 1960s before it was adopted by EU Changes will not mean complete scrapping of metric system across … Read more

Brexit ‘leads to a 90% drop’ in the number of foreign workers coming to the UK

Brexit has caused a ‘massive hole’ in the numbers of people coming to the UK to pick fruit in the summer months putting growers ‘on the brink’, it is claimed. Numbers of seasonal workers applying to work at one Kent-based company are down 90 per cent in the last two years and there are fears … Read more

Elton John declares musicians are facing a ‘looming catastrophe’ due to Brexit travel restrictions

Sir Elton John has said musicians are facing a ‘looming catastrophe’ because of post-Brexit travel restrictions on touring in the European Union. New travel rules came into force at the beginning of the year that do not guarantee visa-free travel for musicians in the EU.  The Rocketman hitmaker, 74, revealed that last month he met … Read more

Plans ‘within weeks’ for the UK to join trans-Pacific trading club

Ministers will unveil plans ‘within weeks’ for the UK to join trans-Pacific trading club including Australia, Canada and Japan Liz Truss says plans to join trans-Pacific trading group unveiled ‘within weeks’The CPTPP has formally agreed to start accession negotiation with the UKThe free trade area includes Australia, Canada, Japan and New Zealand  By James Tapsfield, … Read more

Food costs drop but experts warn price hikes are coming on Brexit red-tape and rising shipping fees

Food costs are still going down… but experts warn that price hikes are on the horizon over Brexit red-tape and rising shipping costs Food prices fell by 0.3 per cent in May compared to the same month last yearAnnual fall in fresh food prices was 1 per cent, following April’s 1.5 per cent dropBut bosses … Read more