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Canada Brexit: London tries to ally ... the rest of the world

12:55  28 october  2020
12:55  28 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

British companies plead for a Brexit with agreement

 British companies plead for a Brexit with agreement © Jeff Overs / BBC / Handout via REUTERS Michael Gove, British Secretary of State, has ensured that the door is left ajar to Brexit negotiations. Negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom are slipping, with less than three months of a difficult Brexit. Boris Johnson threatened Friday (October 16th) to end talks with EU negotiators. A threat certainly tempered today by Michael Gove, the British Secretary of State, who ensures that the door remains ajar.

Brexit will have profound consequences for the 250,000 people in the UK's overseas territories. Decisions made in London and Brussels will have profound consequences for the 250,000 people who live Anguilla's closest gateway to the world lies four miles across the sea in the French half of the

Some try to make sense of the Westminster spectacle. Yet growing awareness of the political paralysis wrought by Brexit may have had one unexpected spin-off – a rise in support But Britain has never experienced totalitarianism, its civil service is world class, its political elite went to Oxford and

Liz Truss, la secrétaire d’État britannique au Commerce international et Toshimitsu Motegi, le ministre japonais des Affaires étrangères, euphoriques après la signature de l’accord de libre-échange entre le Royaume-Uni et le Japon, le 23 octobre. © Kim Kyung-Hoon, Reuters Liz Truss, the British Secretary of State for International Trade and Toshimitsu Motegi, the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs, euphoric after the signing of the free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and Japan on October 23.

As negotiations drag with Brussels, the UK is rushing to forge new trade deals with countries outside the EU. But “good clients” are slow to sign.

It's the deal of the century, according to Boris Johnson . By sealing a trade deal with Japan on Friday, October 23, he swears he got more than the European Union got with the island! Certainly, the producers of the famous Stilton cheese are licking their chops: their blue cheese will soon be exempt from customs duties in the land of the rising sun. But for the rest ... If it is not a few advances in digital, this agreement is only a duplication of that concluded between the EU and Japan, tempers Elvire Fabry, specialist in trade policies and Brexit at the 'Jacques Delors Institute . And the country's trade with Japan (16 billion euros) weighs very little compared to that with the EU (740 billion), its main partner.

Brexit: Brussels and London discuss the "format" of their negotiations to break the deadlock

 Brexit: Brussels and London discuss the © Provided by Le Point The United Kingdom and the European Union will discuss on Monday the "format" of their negotiations on their post- Brexit trade relationship, currently at an impasse with the risk of a potentially devastating "no deal" for their economies. On Sunday, the British government said it still wanted to conclude a post-Brexit trade agreement with the European Union, while believing that the ball was "in the court" of the Europeans.

To London ’s EU rivals, Brexit looks like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grab business. About half of the City’s business is domestic, a quarter from the EU27 and a quarter with the rest of the world . In the meantime Eurex Clearing, LCH’s main EU27 rival, is trying the carrot rather than the stick.

"[The] Brexit vote throws into serious doubt the rights of UK expats to work in EU countries," says George Peretz QC, an expert in EU law. Because this agreement is a mutual arrangement between the UK and the rest of the EU, it is now likely to form part of the renegotiation process.

One hundred negotiators for four months

Give back to the Kingdom its freedom to trade with the whole world, as in the good old days of the Empire… It was a flagship promise of Brexiters, in 2016. London therefore did not wait the end of negotiations with Brussels to keep an eye on the rest of the planet and tie treaties that will come into force from on January 1.

The task is immense. By leaving the EU, the United Kingdom is depriving itself of privileged links with eighty other countries (via forty free trade agreements). So many partnerships to renew urgently. Not easy. It took a hundred negotiators to mobilize over four months to conquer Tokyo, admits Liz Truss, Secretary of International Trade. In two years, its teams have won twenty-four free trade agreements: Ukraine, Zimbabwe, Switzerland, Norway, South Korea… But the big fish are missing: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc. They are waiting to see the turn of the Brexit negotiations, observes Elvire Fabry.

Brexit: Brussels and London continue to gauge each other

 Brexit: Brussels and London continue to gauge each other © POOL / REUTERS Monday afternoon, David Frost and Michel Barnier (here in Brussels, March 2), in charge of negotiations for the United Kingdom and the EU , were trying to see how to organize the continuation of the discussions. Will they finally get into the hard? After the temperature rises and exchanges of courtesies of the last few days, Brussels and London tried on Monday to restart the negotiations. Time is running out as the transition period ends on December 31, ten weeks from now.

The wider world was also caught off-guard by Brexit . Our allies in America are discombobulated, with the Will Europe unite in the face of the Brexit threat? Or will this UK divorce, as some Brexiteers Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of

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Same reluctance of the United States. Trump may praise his friend Johnson, but he hasn't signed anything. Washington even lobbied by saying broadly, "It's us or China," Elvire Fabry sums up. Johnson has aligned, "ousting Huawei from its 5G network. London is also called on to give up data protection or European standards to better gobble up chlorinated chickens and beefs with American hormones…

Could a victory for Joe Biden help? Not sure. Hostile to Brexit, the Democratic candidate is attached to his Irish roots. He fears that Boris Johnson’s hard-hitting extremism may stir up tensions on his island.

No. 11 Wisconsin won't play Saturday's game against Purdue due to COVID-19 cases .
No. 11 Wisconsin will miss its second consecutive game due to COVID-19 issues in the program. The Badgers were set to play Saturday against Purdue.The game will not be rescheduled and is declared no contest.

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