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Immigration: Visa applications open under UK’s post-Brexit system

Publishedduration1 hour agoNew immigration rules will be “simple and flexible”, ministers have promised, as the UK’s points-based post-Brexit system prepares to go live. From Tuesday all foreign nationals, including from the European Union, who want to work in the UK from 1 January will have to apply online for a visa.Those seeking a skilled worker…

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Irish fear loss of British potatoes post Brexit

DUBLIN — Potatoes are a staple food for the Irish, but many of their spuds come from Britain — and that supply chain is about to be smashed by Brexit. The Irish Department of Agriculture warns that all British potatoes, including seed plants, will be banned from importation once transition arrangements end January 1. Even in the event of…

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5 takeaways from Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP conference speech

Press play to listen to this article Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon used her party conference speech Monday to reach out to Brussels, road test independence slogans and take potshots at Boris Johnson. Pre-recorded and delivered virtually, the speech lacked the drama, awkward laughter and thunderous applause that would normally characterize a leader’s address to their party…

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England flaunts green reforms while EU stays in hock to farmers

England on Monday issued a tough timeline for its farmers to wean themselves off subsidies and take a more climate-friendly tack, just as the EU is facing political heat for prioritizing agricultural protectionism over green goals. In England’s post-Brexit “agricultural transition plan,” U.K. farm minister George Eustice mapped out how direct farm subsidies will be…

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Post-Brexit trade deal possible, says Coveney

Publishedduration37 minutes agoimage copyrightPA Mediaimage captionThe Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December 2020A trade deal between the European Union and the UK is “possible” but “time is running out”, the Irish foreign affairs minister has said.Simon Coveney said an agreement needed to be “finalised this week if possible” to allow time…