Brexit news latest – Crunch talks on key issue may need YEARLY renegotiations with EU, experts warn
CRUNCH talks on the key issue of fishing quotas could spill into 2021 if there's no Brexit trade deal with the EU, experts have warned.
The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations Chief Executive, Barrie Deas, said it may "take decades" to sort out fishing access between the UK and EU as arrangements made in the 1970s are untangled.
The UK is understood to be seeking a deal with the EU where new terms are struck out every year – the same arrangement Norway has with Brussels.
It comes as talks continue between the UK and the EU in the hope of getting a trade deal in place before the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31.
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FORMER MEP SAYS CAR PARTS SHOULD COME FROM UK
Following news that car parts from Japan and Turkey used in the UK will not be treated as British, a former MEP has claimed they should be sourced from within the UK instead.
David Campbell Bannerman said: “If EU rules that they won’t accept Japanese and Turkish car part suppliers within UK-built cars as British, then it’s time to source those parts from within the UK = more British jobs.
BRITISH BEEF BACK ON THE MENU IN US
British beef will be back on US supermarket shelves today after a ban imposed at the height of mad cow disease 24 years ago was lifted.
The first shipment, from Foyle Food Group in Northern Ireland, will be dispatched this morning, with further shipments expected to commence in the coming weeks.
The move could provide a £66 million boost for UK beef producers over the next five years.
Environment Secretary George Eustice described the move as a “landmark milestone”.
UK OFFERS CONCESSIONS ON FISHING RIGHTS
Britain has offered a three-year transition period for European fishing fleets to allow them to prepare for the post-Brexit changes as part of a last minute proposal, according to The Guardian.
The catches of EU fishermen would be “phased down” between 2021 and 2024 to offer time for European coastal communities to adapt to the changes.
The three year period is contained in a new negotiating paper tabled ahead of the current round of negotiations in Brussels.
GOVERNMENT SHOULD STOCKPILE PET FOOD, SAYS CHARITIES
The country must stockpile pet food and livestock feed to protect animals from the uncertainty over Brexit next year, animal charities told The Telegraph.
Charities including the RSPCA claimed the UK must also plan airlifts for medical supplies.
They told The Daily Telegraph: “We believe central and devolved governments need to make contingency plans for the stockpiling of veterinary medicines and animal feed.
“Central government should further explore the use of air freight to mitigate risks associated with veterinary medicine availability issues.”
MPs voted 340 to 256, a majority 84, in favour of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill at third reading.
The victory came after warnings the “law-breaking” legislation threatened the Union and the country's global reputation.
The Bill also contains powers which enable Westminster to provide financial assistance for economic development, infrastructure, cultural activities and education across the country.
Business Secretary Alok Sharma told MPs: “Our approach will give businesses the regulatory clarity and certainty they want.”
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