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Brexit: UK and Canada agree deal to keep trading under EU terms

bbc.co.uk

The UK and Canada have agreed a deal to continue trading under the same terms as the current EU agreement after the Brexit transition period ends. The government said it paved the way for negotiations to begin next year on a new comprehensive deal with Canada. The PM and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau made the "agreement in principle" in a video call, the Department for International Trade said. The agreement does not give any new benefits to businesses. But it rolls over the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement reached by the EU and Canada after seven years of negotiations. Boris Johnson said the extension was "a fantastic agreement for Britain", adding: "Our negotiators have been working...

The Observer view- as Britain flounders, Europe charts its recovery - Coronavirus

theguardian.com

Boris Johnson’s bungled handling of the crisis spells financial disaster for the UK Boris Johnson speaking during prime minister’s questions on 10 June. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK PARLIAMENT/AFP/Getty Images Boris Johnson speaking during prime minister’s questions on 10 June. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK PARLIAMENT/AFP/Getty Images Sun 14 Jun 2020 06.00 BST Last modified on Wed 1 Jul 2020 17.18 BST If the struggle against the pandemic resembles a war, as Boris Johnson believes, then it’s pretty clear who is losing. By any pertinent measure, including the most damning one – the number of excess deaths compared with last year – Britain is being outdone by countries across Europe, most nota...

British ski workers 'set to lose seasonal jobs' after Brexit

theguardian.com

Instructors, chalet cooks, drivers and nannies among 25,000 who may no longer be eligible to take up posts in EU countries Early-morning skiing at La Plagne, France. Photograph: Robert Harding/Alamy Early-morning skiing at La Plagne, France. Photograph: Robert Harding/Alamy Sun 22 Nov 2020 10.15 GMT Last modified on Sun 22 Nov 2020 10.20 GMT Adieu to the British seasonaire . Barring an 11th-hour reprieve, Europe’s ski resorts will soon be largely devoid of British seasonal workers. From 1 January, post-Brexit, British employees seeking seasonal work as chalet hosts, instructors, drivers and nannies in European ski resorts will find it more difficult to obtain work. Read more “It’s game over ...