WITH Brexit negotiations in full swing, Brits are awaiting the outcome's effect on travel. But how will our travel situation change? Here's the lowdown... How will Brexit affect UK travel? Brits will have to pay £6 to visit Europe after Brexit, say EU chiefs. The plan, drawn up by Jean-Claude Juncker and Commission pals, applies to anyone aged 18 to 70, with a pass lasting three years. The charge for a visa waiver will apply whether or not the UK manages to strike a withdrawal deal with Brussels. Downing Street warned of a tit-for-tat response last night and the move will infuriate tourists who spend £33billion a year on the continent helping to prop up some of its most ailing economies. Last night a spokesman for top Eurocrat Jean-Claude Juncker confirmed the scheme will apply to Brits. Natasha Bertaud tweeted: "Yes #ETIAS will apply to the #UK as 3rd country post-Brexit - 7 euros for a 3 year pre-travel authorisation. Simple form, like #ESTA to the US, but way … [Read more...] about How will Brexit affect UK travel? From visas to traffic delays at the Eurotunnel
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News / UK and world by Press Association December 5, 2018, 12:32 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Legal advice provided to the Cabinet on Theresa May’s Brexit deal has warned that it could result in the UK becoming stuck in “protracted and repeating rounds of negotiations”. The six-page 33-paragraph document by Attorney General Geoffrey Cox was released to MPs a day after the House of Commons found the Government in contempt of Parliament for trying to keep it secret. The letter, dated November 13, emerged just minutes before Theresa May faced MPs in a weekly session of Prime Minister’s Questions ahead of the second day of a five-day Commons debate on her deal. Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said that the 33-paragraph document revealed “the central weaknesses in the Government’s deal”. It is likely to be seized upon by Tory critics of Mrs May’s deal, who argue that the … [Read more...] about Legal advice on Brexit warns UK could be stuck in ‘protracted’ negotiations
Brexit: Would UK membership of the EEA work? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A softer route to EU withdrawal would see the UK take on temporary membership of the European Economic Area (EEA) and European Free Trade Association (Efta) alongside countries like Norway and Iceland while a future trade deal is negotiated. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/brexit-would-uk-membership-of-the-eea-work-37580216.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37580214.ece/e2fc2/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-11-30_new_46148116_I1.JPG Email A softer route to EU withdrawal would see the UK take on temporary membership of the European Economic Area (EEA) and European Free Trade Association (Efta) alongside countries like Norway and Iceland while a future trade deal is negotiated. The idea was proposed by Tory backbencher Nick Boles and backed by some Labour MPs Efta membership would allow the UK to remain within a common market area with the EU and continue existing … [Read more...] about Brexit: Would UK membership of the EEA work?
Brexit breakthrough: UK handcuffed to EU with Brussels holding the keys and Northern Ireland dependent on Dublin, says DUP's Arlene Foster BelfastTelegraph.co.uk DUP leader Arlene Foster says the UK would be shackled to the EU without a clean exit and Northern Ireland dependent on Dublin should trade barriers be placed in the Irish Sea. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/brexit-breakthrough-uk-handcuffed-to-eu-with-brussels-holding-the-keys-and-northern-ireland-dependent-on-dublin-says-dups-arlene-foster-37526016.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37508849.ece/eb606/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_890ca153-9b02-48f4-befc-2e9d5ef8bc70_embedded237650803 Email DUP leader Arlene Foster says the UK would be shackled to the EU without a clean exit and Northern Ireland dependent on Dublin should trade barriers be placed in the Irish Sea. The UK Government has confirmed a draft agreement has been reached with the EU. Theresa May is meeting with ministers … [Read more...] about Brexit breakthrough: UK handcuffed to EU with Brussels holding the keys and Northern Ireland dependent on Dublin, says DUP’s Arlene Foster
News / UK and world by Press Association September 18, 2018, 10:47 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter European leaders have been urged by the UK to compromise on their Brexit stance on the eve of a major summit. Prime Minister Theresa May will use Wednesday’s gathering in Salzburg, Austria, to make a direct pitch to fellow leaders to back her divisive Chequers proposals. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said it was time for the “compromises” made by the UK to be “matched on the EU side”. In a sign that Brexit talks could go to the wire, the European Union is preparing for a final deal to be struck at an emergency summit in November, rather than the scheduled October meeting previously targeted by both sides in the negotiations. The deal has to be finalised well in advance of the UK’s March 29 2019 exit from the bloc so the parliaments in Westminster and Strasbourg can sign off on the … [Read more...] about EU must compromise in order to reach Brexit deal, UK says