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The current likelihood of various Brexit outcomes
Except that I'm still sceptical that a solution can be found to the Irish border problem.
UK  Europe  doom 
17 days ago by andrewducker
Theresa May’s attempt to bypass Brussels in Brexit talks fails as member states line up to back official EU position
Nathalie Loiseau, France’s European affairs minister, said: “There should be no mistake. Michel Barnier does not represent only the Commission. He is the negotiator for the European Union.

“He gets his mandate and his guidelines from the heads of state and government. And we have discussed it regularly at the level of ministers. We meet with Michel Barnier on a regular basis.

“So do the heads of state and government. So there is no difference between what Michel Barnier says and what we would say individually, each and every member state.”
UK  Europe  doom 
20 days ago by andrewducker
The real reasons why British workers won't pick fruit
The entire working culture of the UK has transformed since British workers last filled seasonal farm work jobs to any significant extent. Rural communities have been transformed due to the “drift from the land” of locals, and people from cities moving to the country or buying second homes, pricing potential farm workers out of the local housing market.

As a result, physically able unemployed people are now less likely to live anywhere near the farms requiring workers. Transport systems in rural areas are limited, and basic, temporary housing is unlikely to attract people away from comfortable, permanent housing situated close to friends and family.
farming  UK  Europe  immigration  work 
22 days ago by andrewducker
Labour opens up biggest lead over Tories since general election
Mostly, it looks like, because of UKIP regaining a few Conservatives
politics  polls  uk  europe 
4 weeks ago by andrewducker
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