Eddie Stobart starts rail service from London port as Brexit looms

(Reuters) – Eddie Stobart Logistics is starting a rail service from the London port of Tilbury to Daventry, where major retailers including Amazon have distribution centres, as uncertainty rises over Brexit. British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government has warned that failure to strike a European Union exit deal will lead to severe disruption and has…


Ireland rejects time-limited backstop idea in Brexit deal

Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney speaks at a ‘Global Ireland’ news conference in Dublin, Ireland January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh KilcoyneBRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney rejected on Monday the idea that a backstop arrangement to avoid a physical border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Britain leaves the EU could be…


Brexit: France fears no-deal blow to farms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK is a key export market for French wine-growers The head of France’s main farmers’ union has warned that a no-deal Brexit could have a severe impact on French agricultural exports. Christiane Lambert of the FNSEA union said French wine and spirits producers would be hit hardest, as…