Economic effects of Brexit

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    Video caption: Coffee cup confusion: The Internal Market Bill explained

    Coffee cups and single-use plastic can help explain why this proposed law is proving controversial.

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    Video caption: Brexit: Barnier staying 'hopefully very good sign'

    Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis MP reacts to the EU's chief negotiator remaining in London.

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    Video caption: Brexit: Why is fishing a stumbling block in the trade talks?

    Fishing is one of the key stumbling blocks preventing a trade deal between the UK and EU.

  4. Cumbrian MPs and farmers tussle over future after Brexit

    Cumbrian MPs and farmers are watching today as the House of Lords once again tries to make changes to the Agriculture Bill, to prepare industries like hill farming for the future with Britain outside the EU.


    Members of the Lords and some MPs have pressed for the new laws to have clauses ensuring any trade deals insist that food exported to the UK meets the same standards like welfare, or environmental protection, as British farmers work with.

    The government argues the bill is not the right place for such measures, and that the standards will be protected in any case, and earlier this week MPs threw out the Lords amendments.

    Two of Cumbria's six MPs, the Liberal Democrat Tim Farron and the Conservative Neil Hudson, have voted for the extra clauses, while the other four have supported the government.

    Quote Message: These amendments are ill-thought-through, they're in the wrong place, and to be quite honest this is people refighting Brexit." from Mark Jenkinson Conservative MP for Workington
    Mark JenkinsonConservative MP for Workington
    Quote Message: It is always better to have legislation in place and not just warm words, Lord Curry's amendment actually allows MPs to do their job and scrutinise trade deals." from Ian Bowness chairman of the National Farmers Union in Cumbria
    Ian Bownesschairman of the National Farmers Union in Cumbria
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    Video caption: Brexit: Rachel Reeves on future UK-EU trading with tariffs

    Rachel Reeves calls on the government to be “honest” about the effects of the UK not reaching a trade deal with the EU.

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    Video caption: Brexit: Gove on UK not reaching trade deal with EU

    Michael Gove says not reaching a trade deal with the EU is not his "preferred outcome”.

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    Video caption: Brexit: Gove says UK 'holds the cards' in EU talks

    The Cabinet Secretary says the EU is trying to halt progress on post-Brexit trade negotiations.

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    Video caption: Brexit: Gove says 'door is ajar' for Brexit trade talks

    Despite talks between the UK and EU breaking down, Michael Gove says there is still a chance of a deal.