The United Ireland party Sinn Fein has won the elections in Northern Ireland. What does this mean?

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The United Ireland party Sinn Fein wins the elections in Northern Ireland. What does this mean?

30 minutes ago The BBC News Russian Service app is available for IOS and Android . You can also subscribe to our Telegram channel. image copyrightGetty Images photo caption, Sinn Féin leaders Mary Lou Maconald (left) and Michelle O’Neill For... Read more

Will the rest of the EU join Portugal in treating British travellers as equals?

Arriving in an EU country these days invariably involves a dull thud of remembering that no, you cannot simply zip through the speedy passport e-gates but are instead consigned to the ‘third country’ queue for manual checks. Long lines and... Read more

Bank of England seeks to unlock cheaper mortgages with post-Brexit rule change

The Bank of England is poised to unlock cheaper mortgages for millions of households after pledging to use its post-Brexit freedoms to introduce a “more British style of rule-making”. Threadneedle Street is seeking to axe overly expensive and onerous rules that make it... Read more

Beware, Remainers are regrouping

The Brexit battle seems long over. The titanic debates after the referendum, in which both Remainers and Brexiteers played to sweep the board, seemingly ended with near-total victory for the advocates of a real Brexit. With a supreme effort, Britain... Read more

Forget talk of a bonfire – we are drowning in red tape

Is there any area of economic life in which this Government or its “arms-length” bodies will not interfere?  Just this week the Culture Secretary has announced English football will have an independent regulator in place by the next general election.... Read more

Don’t believe the experts: Brexit has had far less impact on trade than you think

I would add that at least some of the weakness in both imports and exports, even that part which is due to Brexit, should be temporary. Businesses are still adjusting to the new rules and systems. There are still plenty... Read more

EU finance chief compares access to the City with dependence on Russian gas

The EU’s finance commissioner chief has sparked fury by comparing the bloc’s reliance on the City of London to its dependence on Russian oil and gas. Clearing houses act as middlemen in derivatives trades between banks and have become a... Read more

The ultra-Remainers are mobilising to prepare the ground for rejoining the EU

The Brexit battle seems long over. The titanic debates after the referendum, in which both Remainers and Brexiteers played to sweep the board, seemingly ended with near-total victory for the advocates of a real Brexit. With a supreme effort, Britain... Read more

Britain now has a moral duty to ditch the Northern Ireland Protocol

The Northern Ireland Protocol has smashed like a wrecking ball through the intricate politics of Ulster. The assembly election campaign is now in full swing there but, as things stand, there is no chance of power-sharing being restored. Not one... Read more

Why Brexit is not to blame for slump in UK trade

Remainers have jumped on comments by Rishi Sunak as evidence that leaving the European Union was economic folly. “It was always inevitable that if you change the exact nature of your trading relationship with the EU that was going to... Read more

Boris Johnson urged to trigger Article 16 as expert warns Irish nationalists set to win Stormont election

If Sinn Fein win the poll, Mr Johnson would face attempting to secure changes to the protocol that are opposed by Northern Ireland’s first minister.  Paul Givan, who was DUP first minister until his resignation last month, strongly supported the... Read more

Will Britain ever be rid of Brexit Derangement Syndrome?

This is why you don’t want to be prime minister, even if the job does come with a nice car. Boris goes to a Nato summit. He shakes lots of hands. He takes a breather to pose for a photo... Read more

The post-Brexit rule change that could cost you hundreds of pounds if your flight is delayed

One of the big consumer benefits of membership of the EU is the high levels of protection and compensation that it gives travellers against delays and cancellations when flying. So generous are the provisions in fact, that you can –... Read more

Lord Frost: Tories should pledge to tear up Northern Ireland Protocol unless EU backs down

The Tories should make tearing up the Northern Ireland Protocol a general election campaign promise unless Brussels caves to British demands to renegotiate the treaty, Lord Frost has said. The former Brexit negotiator said the EU had to recognise that... Read more

Generation CUB – how the events of Covid, Ukraine and Brexit will shape our teenagers’ lives forever

But not all of the problems facing young people during the pandemic can be explained in terms of mental health impacts – or assumed to have uniform or long-term consequences. Researchers at University College London followed families with children across... Read more

UK faces paying Brussels billions after ECJ ruling on Chinese shoe scam

The UK faces a bill from Brussels of up to €2.7bn after the European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that Britain failed to stop a cheap Chinese shoes scam. Luxembourg Judges agreed with the European Commission that the UK... Read more

Brexit on back burner as Ukraine war hits Boris Johnson’s ability to trigger Article 16

The impact of trade restrictions on kosher food has been a cause of concern. The Jewish community in Northern Ireland “are unable to access kosher goods” and are “literally struggling to practise their faith due to the protocol, and we... Read more

Britain’s new immigration system has proven Remainers wrong

Two years have passed since we left the European Union, yet staunch Remainers still view bad news stories through the prism of confirmation bias. Like the Japanese intelligence officer who for 29 years after the end of WWII continued to... Read more

Post-Brexit shortfall of EU workers cancelled out by staff from rest of world

The Brexit shortfall of EU workers has already been filled by staff from the rest of the world, official figures show. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that the rise in jobs filled by people from non-EU... Read more

Britain has logged out of the EU – now it needs a Brexit tech revolution

After witnessing Google and Facebook amass vast power and wealth from troves of personal information stored online, the father of the world wide web decided it was time for change.  Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s answer was Solid: an app for people... Read more

The City takes on Brussels in ‘high stakes poker’ over Brexit freedoms

On this side of the Channel the pace of reform in the finance industry has so far been leisurely. While dual-class share structures and lower free float requirements have been introduced in an attempt to boost London’s somewhat beleaguered stock... Read more

Information Commissioner calls time on the ‘drag’ of Brussels’ data rules

Britain’s new privacy tsar said he will end the era of “regulations for regulation’s sake” in a decisive break from EU data rules. John Edwards, the Information Commissioner, said Brussels’ GDPR regime had “imposed a drag” on growth and that... Read more

Brexit opportunities: the burdensome red tape that Britain can begin cutting

While Johnson has said he wants to cut £1bn of old EU red tape, the target is dwarfed by the pile of regulation the country added in recent years. Jones’ case is one such example.  Victoria Hewson at the Institute... Read more

Boris Johnson accused of doing ‘sweet FA’ to cut Brexit red tape

The Government has done “sweet FA” to cut red tape and risks running out of time to take advantage of Brexit, former Conservative leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith has warned. Speaking to The Daily Telegraph for a new series on... Read more