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Brexit deal provides certainty, Gove to tell farmers

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May’s Brexit deal gives farmers certainty about the future, Environment Secretary Michael Gove will say.In a speech to the Oxford Farming Conference, Mr Gove will argue the agreement struck last year will ensure a smooth transition period for agriculture after the UK leaves the EU. He will also say Brexit…

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Former Brexit minister says May should delay Brexit deal vote – the Telegraph

FILE PHOTO: Conservative MP David Davis, former Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, attends the launch of A Better Deal in London, Britain, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo(Reuters) – Former Brexit minister David Davis said in an opinion essay published on Wednesday that UK Prime Minister Theresa May should delay the vote…

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UK services growth drops to two-year low in fourth quarter in Brexit ‘stasis’ – BCC

LONDON (Reuters) – Businesses in Britain’s dominant services sector reported the slowest sales growth in two years during the final three months of 2018, another sign of a slowing economy ahead of Brexit, the British Chambers of Commerce said on Thursday. A woman places menu’s on tables outside a restaurant on the seafront in Brighton,…

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May to speak to EU leaders this week over Brexit – FT

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May sits with members of her cabinet during the UK-Poland Inter-Governmental Consultations at Lancaster House in central London, Britain, December 20, 2018. Adrian Dennis/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo(Reuters) – UK Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to speak to European Union leaders this week including Dutch PM Mark Rutte, German…

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UK transport secretary defends Brexit contract for firm with no ferry experience

Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images UK transport secretary defends Brexit contract for firm with no ferry experience ‘I make no apologies for supporting a new British business,’ Chris Grayling says. By Judith Mischke 1/2/19, 11:42 AM CET Updated 1/2/19, 2:35 PM CET U.K. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on Wednesday defended awarding a contract to operate ferries…

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Grayling defends no-deal Brexit ferry contract

Image copyright Getty Images Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has defended the government’s choice of a UK company with no ships as one of the providers of extra ferry services in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Mr Grayling told the BBC he would make no apologies for “supporting a new British business”.The firm, Seaborne Freight, won…