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So long, and were keeping all the fish: Brexit
"There should have been something of a resolution at last to the brexit drama. This morning ursula von der line the president of the european commission and boris johnson. Britain's prime minister and said yesterday as an extended deadline to work out the fine print on britain's divorce papers yesterday came and despite the exhaust soon after almost one year of negotiations. And despite the fact that deadlines have been missed over and over. We both think that it is responsible at this point. In time to go the extra mile mr johnson used similar language to ms vonda. Lions having repeatedly warned that no deal was a very likely outcome. Where there's life there's hope we're going to keep talking to see what we can do. The uk certainly would be a will key away from the talks. I think people would expect us to to go the extra mile. Neither side wants the regulatory and logistical chaos of a no deal scenario but neither side seems willing to make much in the way of concessions and now an immovable deadline looms december thirty first. We are very much convinced. The end of the year. When the transition period finishes john peet is brexit editor. So the risk of nato is still high but the mood between the sides is probably better after the extension of the deadline than it was last week and what are. The main areas of disagreement still the main areas of disagreement being the same almost all year. There is a quarrel about fisheries giving european votes access to british waters. And there's a quarrel about what's called a level playing field which the rules for competition to make sure britain does not undercut european companies insatiable environmental labor and state. Subsidy rules the eu. On britain to stick to most of the rules it follows now. Britain wants the right to diverge from these rules and some way of settling that bigger argument fisheries will be needed. If there's going to be a trade deal but as you say these have been the points of disagreement. Better part of the year i mean What room for compromise left. Well they all talking. As i understand it about possible dispute mechanisms for settling quarrels about measures that be taken by britain or indeed by the eu. After the first january that deemed to be anti competitive. And i think that's the focus where you might find some way of agreeing what the europeans want is a dispute mechanism that would allow them to retaliate. If they deem britain to be behaving in an uncompetitive way. Retaliate by imposing tariffs or withdrawing trade preferences. The british could do the same to the eu. And i think in that area there is still scope for agreement and all this is about rules and regulations but what the personalities involved here. How does that play into. what's happening. The european union negotiator is michelle bonnier. he's french and he obviously has relationship with french president. Boris johnson has been trying several times to go round michelle bonnier and negotiate with others but the europeans are very strict on saying. This is the job of the european commission. Michelle baez negotiator. His bosses are london. I on the president of the european commission. I think boris johnson gets on reasonably with all of these people but none of them quite trust him. And i think that's one of the reasons why they want to have a very clear sort of legal framework that includes dispute settlement mechanisms and the right to retaliate. Because they never quite trust. Boris johnson not to go off and do something that will damage them. And how much do you think that issue of trust has has helped things up so far in yet still i. Trust has been very important in this negotiation. And i think the behavior of boris johnson has not made it easy a. He refused to consider extending the deadline for the negotiations earlier in the year when the europeans wanted him to and he then suggested a couple of times that he was going to rewrite the withdrawal treaty. Which is the agreement reached last year under which britain formerly left the european union. Even though that's an international treaty that would be a breach of international law. And i think if you put those things together. There is every reason why the europeans feel. They shouldn't trust will rely on the british government. Under boris johnson. Not to babe in a way that they think might be bad for the european union its members so the us official negotiator is michel barnier but that the national leaders are playing something of a roll here to national league is obviously critical. I mean Michelle bonnier as the negotiator. Us on the line. As the president of the european commission are operating under a mandate as they call it which they've been given by national leaders for these trade talks the mandate is quite a tough one. The toughest person in this mandate of toughest of bits of the mandate have been insisted on by the french president last week. Emmanuel macron said. I've consistent. So now i don't want to have my cake and eat it but i do want the pieces cut. He could it. Because i'm not giving my peace away. Michelle demander busy discussion janardan pam. I'd meanwhile angela merkel the other key european leader the chancellor germany. she's regarded as a bit more of a soft cup than emmanuel macron. She's very keen that there should be a deal beneath them. Dusty dusty. alice gibney super communists. I say funds and she's also quite strict and she has recently said. I think we should do everything together. Result goes saying and the threat to both sides. All along has been the chance that this should end without a deal or are both sides ready for that. I think no deal would be highly disruptive for both the and the uk. The impact would be worse but britain because it is more. Reliant on trade across the channel and largest sheriff's exports go to the european union. If there is no deal that will be intensive customs checks and problems at ports and trading across between britain and the uk and then also be tariffs which are quite low. But they're high for certain sectors ten percent for cars forty percent for sheep metex bullets about the same for beef exports and that would certainly cost people and be very disruptive of a very big trade relationship. The europeans think it will be worse for britain but britain also thinks that it would be disruptive for the eu particularly for ireland. Most of his trade goes through the united kingdom and say both sides want to avoid new deal and so does that mean that. This may go right down to the wire that there may be negotiations. Happening on new year's eve at some point people will have to say look. If we can't strike an agreement we are just going to turn deal. I mean what. The negotiators come up with has to be approved by national parliaments by the british parliament by the european parliament. That's the surprises. That sometimes takes weeks or months. You can tell escape it. But i think if we get to the thirty first of december they haven't reached an agreement that it will mean. No deal really have settled before christmas. Have any chance of ratification for january-august john. Thank you very much for your time. Once more. thank you.
No visible progress yet on key day for final Brexit deal
"Talks on resolving the logjam over brexit continue one of the most intense days in the long running bricks each trade negotiations who started with a little good news about any progress with Britain and the E. U. seemingly still stuck on the same issues that have dogged the standoff for months the E. U.'s Michel Barnier held a predawn briefing with ambassadors of the twenty seven member states to see if a deal is still possible with London ahead of the January one deadline but has no news of a breakthrough what Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said Bonnie is message was very downbeat I'm Charles de Ledesma
As Brexit looms, the U.K.'s Conservative Party fights for survival
"Continue. Now today's newspapers on the globalist joining me is Phil Clarke professor of International Politics at Says University of London Hello Fil. A morning ever good to have you although I'm slightly baffled why you've chosen an article in the Daily Express Kickoff newspaper review. I. Know We live in Unusual Times And Fill. It might have come to that point where the the Daily Express is getting this morning at basically something that I think we've suspected in the UK for Awhile which is. The Conservative Party is going gangbusters to try to get a no deal brexit I think this has been building for a while at the UK has been playing a I really dangerous game of brinkmanship with the the European Union and today the Dow expresses reporting that. Bicycle UK saying that they will not toe the line on one of the issues. Absolute stipulations over the Brexit negotiations, which is that the British government cannot. Provide massive subsidies to be British companies. And I must sign up to an agreement with the EU on. Labor and environmental standards. These are the sorts of things that the EU is really worried about that. That basically that the government is going to tilt the tried situation. So heavily towards British companies that they're to have this completely free wheeling lack of regulation, which will allow British companies to violate anything that looks like a great international standards on Labour and environmental. Issues, and this is the kind of thing that really does push these brexit tokes right to the edge, and so it does look like we're getting closer to a what I think disastrous no deal Nigel brexit indeed I mean the the whole of the weekends newspapers was saying UK's ready to walk away from brexit trade talks. You case chop stocks trail in recovery as fears over Brexit 'cause invested jitters PM threatens deal Brexit and even over the Weekend we heard this is a European Union senior meeting in a couple of weeks time in Germany brexit will not even be on the agenda. I. Wonder whether this isn't just the the the brinkmanship that is absolutely necessary although being paid by two sides. One of which knows what it's doing and the other one is seeming that's an eleventh hour agreement can be made, but that's not how this thing works because it's too complicated isn't it? I think so and and the noises coming out of Brussels and this is part of the Daily Express Pace. This morning is that the European Union seems to be preparing for Nigel Brexit as well This is the first time that we've seen such a a stock statement by Michel Barnier the negotiated that this is what this might come. Up until now, the you have basically talked about the the no deal option as completely off the table as an absolute impossibility will that the EU tone on this say seems to be changing I think a real sense that perhaps when it boils down to it, this is what the Johnson government really wants that they want an ideal brexit have for all of the talk of doing deals. The last few years, what they want is this completely. Unregulated economic situation that Nigel Brexit a would deliver an and then that's the kind of thing that really fits with the ideology of of this British government at the moment. So it it does seem like the no deal possibility is is looming ever-larger. What's interesting though is, of course, a lot of people are talking better called. Brevard it popped up in the evening standard last week and it's floating around in Lamont at the moment which is. The moment when you have that perfect storm of Brexit and Covid, and there's a suggestion that because of covid the the brexit negotiations could actually be forced into agreement because you have a bigger fire to fight. So sort of clears your head when it comes to the other stuff. Yes I've also seen these reports of and this is much more favorable rating I guess on the current situation I think unfortunately, there's a more negative reading of this which is that. Covert may provide exactly the kind of covid the Tories want for the no deal brexit that. The undoubted economic disaster that would come from an ideal brexit can be covered by the narrative that look you know we were heading towards this. Economic Wonderland if only the BREXIT had allowed us at the kind of thing that we were looking for but but cove got in the way and completely undercuts at grand plans and and so I think the other narrative is that covert is giving the Tories. The kind of cow die wants to get to this completely unregulated brexit scenario that I think many many members of the Tory party wants at the moment CICADA making this worse. I. Think.
Brexit talks: Michel Barnier believes trade deal 'unlikely' at current stage
"And a brexit trade deals being called unlikely. The EU cannot accept and will not accept the bill for the UK's political choices. Those were the words of Michel Barnier as he gave a press conference in London today, and the e US chief negotiator blamed the UK for making brexit trade deal unlikely he wants his opposite numbers to give up some ground Brussels demands on fishing. The two sides are also divided on the so-called level playing field guarantees that the e U, says a needed to prevent fair competition. You can read what Mr Barnier said. When asked if the U, K trying to run down the clock to get a better deal. Of course Johnson was elected in December on mandating. Get brexit done. Tomorrow marks a year since he became. Prime Minister Patrick I. thinks Mister Johnson's first twelve months since Downing Street's has been an epic motion picture, and he ponders whether the prime minister's done a good job. One person doesn't think so. Is Nicholas Sturgeon? And she accused Mister Johnson of using covid nineteen as a campaigning to during his visit to Scotland today, the prime minister champion, the might of the Union, and ruled out a second referendum as support for independence grows. You can see how the first minister used a press conference to call him out.
No progress: EU, UK remain far apart in post-Brexit talks
"Remember brexit high-level talks of continued this week resulting in techy news conference with the E us, chief negotiator Michel Barnier today. He said there's been no significant progress and accused the U. K. of backtracking on commitments in the political decoration signs last year. However, he remains optimistic. A breakthrough can happen by the early
Brexit talks falter: Barnier says no progress
"The latest round of brexit talks between the UK and the European Union finish today without a trade agreement the E. U.'s chief negotiator Michel Barnier accused the UK of backtracking on commitments it made when it left the bloc he warned that the talks have made no progress that will add pressure for prime minister Boris Johnson and the E. U. president Ursula von der Leyen to intervene directly
EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has coronavirus
"Thank you the coronaviruses struck at the heart of post brexit trade talks between Britain and the EU with both sides top negotiators now in isolation the UK's chief negotiator David frost is nice relating himself after showing symptoms of the virus this according to a British official idea on Thursday from his counterpart to Michel Barnier announced on Twitter he had tested positive for the
Prince Albert II tests positive for virus
"Is a country of sixty million people registered just under three thousand deaths making it ninety to protect China's three thousand two hundred and forty nine that the outbreak could spread to at least one European head of state when the K. sixty two year old prince Albert once the European union's brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has also contracted the virus more African countries closed their borders with thirty five of Africa's fifty four countries now experiencing a total of almost six hundred and fifty cases worldwide the death toll crept to ten thousand the total number of infections talked two hundred and twenty thousand including nearly eighty five thousand people who have not recumbent I'm Karen chan mass
UK lawmakers delay Brexit vote and force Boris Johnson to ask for deadline extension
"How many times teams have we heard that it's crunch time for Brexit the latest deadline was imposed by Michel Barnier be used chief brexit negotiator who said that in order for the deal to be signed off by e you leaders at the summit beginning on Thursday a deal had to be reached by midnight last night Stephanie Balls on London respond for developed will be at that EU Council meeting and joins me on the line now Stephanie the midnight deadline was one that Downing Street refused to acknowledge just saying that the prime minister was aware of time constraints did they manage to reach a deal on the EU timetable as hard as it is known by now morning they haven't but I think all these deadlines they are also kind of artificial because The council is meeting tomorrow now see radically always time but it's more a point of principle that the EU seven saying we're not going to sit down in the middle up the night so they start the evening with some of it and they're going to negotiate really complex legal and technical questions in in Goshi Room so they insist and this is this is usual practice that the negotiate this finish off the text before the the council get together and do we have more of a sense of the foam of the proposed deal well there's a lot of talk that it will be about Northern Ireland saying in a kind of actually staying in single market and in the Custom's union with the with the European Union so that there is no border necessarily between Republic of Ireland and the British Northern Ireland but at the same time the British Prime Minister insists that quote the whole of the UK will benefit off of being free of customs union so because this is one of the really principal and most important demands of the UK to leave the European customs the union in order to for the UK to be able to do their own trade deals in the future now it is very difficult to understand how this should work that Northern Ireland the one Oh can benefit from these new trade deals and on the other hand stay in administration terms in the customs union with the European Union this is what they are trying to out plus which is so even more important one of this is done if it's done at all at the summit the prime minister has to go back on Saturday and try to at the steel through the House of Commons and Britain and we've known this meaningful votes they have fake sweet time and I'm not sure if it wouldn't fail to fourth time well and of course according to the newly-introduced Bren Act the prime minister must ask for an extension to article fifty if MP's don't give him parliamentary support for the agreement there is that he will completely ignore that but that would be illegal so how do you think you'll play it it's ready to say at this point because it's also difficult to say what he coming back with basically from what I hear from Brussels is that the the the oppose putting has made they are they working on them but they mean that you have to completely change the legal texts and what the Germans are saying is that at least at least this will take another two months two hundred dollars so there is a possibility had the minister only gets so say pre- preemptive deal that he comes back with the just then the question what does the House of Commons vote on the in in any case that won't be a proper full deal which then means the Bene- kicks in and he has to ask for an extension this intern he has always said I'm doing this and therefore there has been always the debate whether this would then go to the courts and oh down to the last minute of the thirty first of all before the courts to decide whether he has to Aswan extension yeah and I mean not further than just saying he's not doing it he's actually said he would rather be the dead in a ditch the NAS for another brexit today well interestingly enough the Cambridge dictionary definition of ditch along narrow open hole that's dug into the ground usually the side of a road or field used especially for supplying or removing water for dividing land or and this is the pertinent one to get rid of something or one that's no longer wanted will indeed be Boris Johnson that takes us through this process do you think I think from from Boris Johnson perspective it's the only thing he was able to because he has to present themselves as the prime minister who really wants Brexit and you can see that this is successful tactics because in the polls the conservatives are clearly leading up to ten sometimes fifteen points in the polls and the Labor Party continues to have not really clear position on Brexit it's lagging behind so reports from the perspective of domestic takes winning the next election which will be soon this is the right thing he's doing I mean he can always present himself as being forced into this extension by the European Union being forced into this extension by parliament and being forced into this extension by the courts so he can he can continue his gamble of saying I'm the real Mr Brexit really wanted to Diet that message on the fourth and at the end he hope we'll be that people would understand and believe him that he did what he what he could but he could succeed because powerful forces were against him
Brexit votes: MPs fail to back proposals again
"The British Prime Minister Theresa may has become sharing. A lengthy meeting of a senior ministers today to consider the government's next move in the Brexit crisis after parliament failed for a second time in a week to agree an alternative to her withdrawal. Do MP's voted on Monday night to reject all four options before them, including closer trading ties with the EU in the form of a customs union. He used chief Brexit negotiator. Michel Barnier said the block was prepared for a no deal Brexit, but we're still hoping it wouldn't happen over the last weeks. You become more life. I hope to avoid. Ensure older to be through. Regretted thrust we need. Shoes. System. Future Britain now has until the twelfth of April to either ask the EU for a longer delay to Brexit or to leave without a deal correspondent at Westminster. Nick, earthly says the UK has still not made it clear what it plans to do. There will be frantic activity here over
"michel barnier" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio
"I'm David Brancaccio in New York with Britain's prime minister angling for a short extension to this month's deadline for Britain to leave the European Union. Listen to this warning from the us chief, Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. And I quote, everyone should now finalise all preparations for a no deal scenario, given that let's hear what British officials will do if the UK left at the end of next week just kind of floating in the North Atlantic Keith Johnson is global geo economics correspondent at the magazine foreign policy right now, you know, no deal. Brexit is sort of the default option. And basically what that means is that Britain's going to have to all but start over again in establishing its trading relationships, and you know, trade agreements with all kinds of major economies. British officials have been working on this though. I mean, they have this notion of lowering to near zero British tariffs. Yeah. Well, there's there's this plan that came. Last week, which is a it's a twelve month tentative, no deal Brexit plan. The plan on a wide variety of goods reduces tariffs for imports into Britain. And the idea there is of course, to, you know, keep prices from shooting up and keep consumers from rioting they do maintain or even increased tariffs on a lot of key areas. Though, the auto sector, for instance, you know, it's a little bit of liberalisation. But there's going to be a lot of friction with Europe since there's a lot of, you know, big auto trade between Britain and the continent. So even this temporary twelve months roadmap that Britain has worked out hardly guarantees them. A seamless transition to post Brexit world of trade. Now, what Britain really wants is a firm deal with the EU. But also, it's quite interested in pursuing bilateral agreements with all sorts of places. I mean, you think of India, you think of the United States Australia with that was actually one of the, you know, the original appeals almost a siren song of Brexit was listen if. You weren't trapped inside of this. You know, twenty eight nation customs union, we could go out and do these free trade agreements with major Connie's like the US there's multiple problems with that starting with the fact that since nineteen Seventy-three when Britain joined the European Union, you know, it's outsourced its trade negotiations to the European Union. Which means there's not a whole lot of experience trade negotiators in Britain since they haven't been responsible for their own affairs in that matter for a couple of generations, the other thing there are a lot of contentious issues where neither side wants to give ground. For instance. The US insists that any trade deal include full access for US agriculture goods and that whether it's with Europe or with the UK is kind of a third rail. It's politically toxic, and it's almost a nonstarter. So you basically have to try to square circle of radically different objectives with a with a compressed timeframe. It's a dire outlook. Well, Great Britain is an island. But as they. Say when it comes to trade. No man is an island Keith Johnson is global geo economics correspondent at foreign policy magazine key. Thanks, take you islands. I suppose later today. US central bankers will share their sense of the US economy, and very probably will leave interest rates alone. Expect the chair of the fed Jerome Powell to say the word patient or patients a number of times that's easy to decipher code for. We're not as inclined as we once word to raise interest rates much more hanging onto every syllable every nuance of tone and body language from that news conference later today will be our Wednesday markets guests Susan Schmidt whose head of US equities at Aviva. Investors market is certainly expecting that. I don't think things are going to change very much, and we largely expect to see that word come up quite a bit. But that's what we'll be hearing today, and it's a far cry from the posture of late last year when Federal Reserve visuals were talking about further interest rate increases. Head. So can we rule out any more interest rate increases here in two thousand nineteen? Well, when it comes to the fed you can't rule anything out they like to pry themselves on being independent, but the market is really split between weather..
Asia shares can't shake trade stress, pound up on Brexit talk
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"michel barnier" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"You have to be within some kind of shed ruled base. You have to be a rule taker, which doesn't seem like a desirable or acceptable in during Brexit settlement. So yeah, I think that probably will be even if it's in this deal once we're into the talks about the trade talks in the future. A relationship, right? Because one way or another conservative government and not going to be dependent on the DP impo Pachulia chewy, I think than the option of pointing out is already in many meaningful sentence, a border that ready will become more active. Another interesting thing, which is the e. begin they're all been whispered among among some Tory ministers and some Tory MP's she goes, which is. The threat to seventeen seven unions are easy union between England and Scotland is limited from this because. Would be left on this agreement will be really on appealing, right? It would be Paul follow us and regulations in certain areas, but it's not like you can set it buying Cup in Belfast and use that to possible into the rest of you. It's not gonna turn on some kind of economic powerhouse. And so the only goes, the worry that the SMP would turn run into the same tomes. Scotland would seem a stretch because it's not only going to get a mountain, economic, boom, out of whatever relationship. On some relationship where it carries on fulling e you rags on agri-foods and manufacturing goods. While as the rest of the UK is not quite so closely. So I think that. That is the question here, but I think Stephen is running the proably the dynamics of this poem that make it difficult. But I suspect that if we when we get together in ten years on the number of the DP hold the balance of power, that more of these things will become possible. In other question about the safeties make. Way on check. That's right. If rose up. Fascinating question about and virgins lead to the backstop kicking. So to take cliche example, let's say the post Brexit UK so we will not accept restrictions on the suction power, vacuum cleaners. We want that to be able to suck better than European ones would in those circumstances with the EU really say, right well, then that's it. Borders gonna go up on and because of your, the Buddhist, Arish, see because of your back. You know. You know, I personally doubt that, but I think that'd be without the DP home. Well, DB holding the bounds power people be prepared to engage in that kind of brinksmanship with Theresa May and her ministers us to be going on a tour for this holiday to various European countries, and also some stops in the k. to try and sell this check span different, Bonnie as responsive as any point and them continuing to do this. Yes. So I'm only essentially take the view that if you look at the substance of check is actually wanting about any babies relevant because check is important as a signal cheese made a choice between the two possible stations of Canada, high freedom, low access problems at the Irish border and the way higher walk access, low freedom. Are the problem sold, and essentially what she now needs is a way to finesse the concessions that don't look too much like concessions and the whole point of this summit. All in this country is explaining why the deal is great and the whole point of bilateral various European count politics to go. Look, I've come quite far. I need you to help me finesse these other concessions in a way that doesn't create problems for me at home. And actually the the text of check I think, is largely relevant. Even mealy matters a staging post to between those two types of Brexit. We come back to you. Old friends, Canada, plus z minus. This is essentially she is saying that she wants EA minors, rob Canada. Plus the problem is is only the EU we'll say varies no such thing as EA minus. You got to accept free to move movements. Yeah, you go to accept free movement if you want not kind of relationship. And that I think is the thing that she. I mean, one of the bits of Brexit that she what she wants, said you deliver Brexit. If you believe in Brexit the law firm backing face post checkers, you hear a lot more Dory's looking out the remaining PM. But I mean the Bittel Brexit. She feels is controlling free movement. And I think, but this this is where comes down to it..
"michel barnier" Discussed on Coffee House Shots
"And it's correct. Yeah. I mean it really it certainly possible right the the parliamentary arithmetic. The weakness of the government. The structure of the article fifty which is designed by its nature to reduce the freedom of maneuver of the departing nation owning that will happen. He did also leave the door open to some kind of customs arrangement. I think the problem is he's also said which again was pretty clear anyway, would have to be within the government structures within the European Corfe Justice within the rules based architecture, which I think is impossible in terms of the internal politics of the conservative party only had into the native scenario. James. Deal keep rolling. I still think that people will pull back from this is taking on personally if there is no deal. That's the end of his hopes of becoming president of European Commission. I mean, that's a hope of him getting any big international job anywhere because it will be seen as failure on both sides. Par varies no deal. So I still think that some deal will be done. Suspect that the timetable will be stretched to a limit and in a way, I think if you get this deal through the house of Commons, which is the moment, it doesn't have the votes checkers plan for the Goldmans. So you know, how could she get through a deal? It would be more concessions. You really want to leave deal to as late as possible draw and get it through the comments to basically say right the choice now is this deal sales, all stable Brexit all by, obviously, going to be number tens plan. Come come the boat, but the customs thing it does back with very elaborately constructed plan that trees make him with checkers because what she is desperately trying to to avoid anything different, Northern Ireland to any anywhere else in the rest of the UK. That's one you couldn't go for the Brexit. His favorite option of fac which basically huge reduces richer and the board of it doesn't eliminate it. So. I wonder how the northern on and plays out. I mean, one of the things you left with, you can how big the question looms over these talks because the twenty cent agreement isn't isn't done is basically all on and an office. Complicates the future relationship tools is a word about the British is on the basing this backstop would never kick in. And that would mean basically having to have this going very, very elaborate customs arrangement the EU so that you could say there's no need for any. There's no need for any extra infrastructure of the board of there is now now one of the things, James, Utah, Shona previous columnists, this idea that perhaps the government starts lick again at the prospect of an Irish sea-border and Jean that something they're considering might have to consider what interesting question. I think regulatory checks in the RC only thing you could get free. So e g the idea of going to trading standards officers basically gets on Lori as it heads from. Heads north and on checks goods to see whether that can possible the. I mean, that's is. People way more armfuls of me. They the DP could be persuaded to accept what would you couldn't be persuaded to accept is normal and be any kind of separate customs territory to the rest of the UK this this is where things come down. So I think being regulatory border to go along saw the animal health board of that where he coined is you could just about get away with, but the only on be part of a separate customs territory, you couldn't get away Stephen d, thank something they get very, yeah. I mean, one as Dame says, there is a tree. Voter, why jeering difficulties? Those problems did not apply to an island because there will Irish cows essentially and in terms of having a meaningful Brexit. The only way I can workout than you can get a meaningful Brexit without being within the regulatory and customs will be the Easter have more checks on the Irish Sea. What kind as manufa Brexit one in which you actually have any kind of regulatory all customs freedom because the problem. Yeah, see the thing they are trying to sort of in that parish briefings, knowledge doctor isn't we all the only third country in the world who boarded with Europe, Ian union is the civil war in in living memory. So unless you can find some way of finesse of having the divergence, not at that border..
"michel barnier" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Oh seven on Wall Street let's get news from around. The world this morning we say good morning to Bloomberg's Michael Barr good morning John President Trump's former. Personal attorney is. Reportedly prepared. To. Tell federal investigators at the president knew in advance. About a June two thousand sixteen meeting where Russians were expected to offer damaging information. About Hillary Clinton according to CNN such testimony. By Michael Cohen would contradict denials from the President Trump's attorney Rudy, Giuliani doubts Cohen reported. Claims will incriminate the president as far as I can tell from the record it is not corroborated by anything in, fact it's disputed the former New York mayor called Cohen pathological. Liar meanwhile we're, learning more about the Russian lawyer who attended that Trump Tower meeting years Bloomberg's Martin. To Carol after it was learned that in Italian vessel nigga promised to deliver dirt on Hillary Clinton then met Donald Trump's son at Trump. Tower she denied acting as a Representative of Russian Authorities. But documents reviewed by the Associated Press show veselnitskaya. Worked more closely with Russian government. Officials than. She previously. Lead on the documents show shore is a well connected attorney who served as a ghost rider for top Russian government lawyers special counsel Robert Muller is investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russians to influence. The election in, Washington Martin to Carrow Bloomberg radio the Trump administration says more. Than eighteen, hundred children, were reunited, with their families by yesterday's deadline but hundreds remain separated a fierce wildfire in northern. California's killed a bulldozer operator as. He fought, to contain, the blaze that injured three firefighters British, Prime Minister. Theresa, May's Brexit options are narrowing the chief negotiator Michel Barnier rejected a key part. Of her proposal for a trade deal with the block after Brexit Bloomberg's Emma Ross Thomas in London reports increases. The chance of a messy divorce in March. Was a complex innovative custom setup which was Advised to keep everyone. In May's conservative party Brexit is tolerated it because they. Would still be able to free trade deals around the world the, pro e u function property tolerates it as it kept trade. With the block free and easy but Bonnier has rejected it sending may, back to the drawing board with just twelve. Weeks to go until a deal is meant to be signed his alternative to join. A customs union with the block instead something that if they agree to she would probably be ousted, as prime, minister in London emerald Thomas Bloomberg daybreak global news twenty four hours a day on air and a tick tock. On Twitter. Powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries, I'm Michael Barr this.
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"Bbc britain's departure from the eu is formerly meant to take place in just nine months from now but there is still plenty of confusion what do we actually know well there are plans were kind of delay after march twenty nineteen a transition period they're calling it but what that whole final deal will look like ought to like what britain even formerly wants remains shrouded in mystery has ever partly this is because according to some observers factions within the british government are unable to agree with themselves the head of the release of a long promised uk government white paper on the whole subject europe's top brexit negotiator michel barnier sounded when a bit baffled himself we are waiting for the uk white paper ruined i all contain walkable and realistic proposals but mentioned once again time is very short we want to do i'm working for deal to tell me short and i'm ready to invite legation to come back and gristle next monday european negotiators michel barnier so what is the british government actually saying and doing at the moment the bbc's political correspondent rob watson is with us today clarifying showing a bright light aren't you rob we'll try to on these darker recesses of brexit as a political watcher do you think it's kind of extraordinary that more than two years after the uk voted to leave the eu the government doesn't seem to have entirely figured out what precisely it's asking for well given the nature of your program at start.
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"About the burrito chains foodsafety crises tripled lay lord today by four point six percent barney harford the former ceo of online travel site orbitz has been named chief operating officer guber technologies making him the second highest ranking executive of the ride hailing company stocks lower a little changed sp 500 index down two points down about one tenth of one percent the dow jones industrial average down 28 points also a drop of about one tenth of one percent nasdaq little changed down two points down less than onetenth of 1 percent i'm charlie pellett that's a bloomberg business flash bloomberg best with ed baxter continues earlier today eu chief brexit negotiator michel barnier said the uk would remain subject to all the european union's rules through 2020 as brexit negotiations continue for more on the future relationship between the uk and the eu bloomberg's david west in a lisa abramowicz spoke with former uk politician david miliband what do you make of it is this just natural negociation or is that this is an historically difficult thing to do is both i mean two things are going on because there are two negotiations one negotiations between britain and the rest of europe the other negotiations within the governing conservative party and you have got people who actually want to crush out of the european union tomorrow and others who are very concerned the more pragmatic end of the conservative party very concerned about the economic social political consequences of brexit and that's what's causing this wailing trauma in the uk and of course europe what can you tie the refugee crisis into the brexit vote into the pushback that we've seen that angle america has gotten in germany the recent austrian vote that elected some very right wing members to their leadership there's new question that the migration pressure in europe has been a real fun to destablizing european politics the failure to ensure the people in jordan and lebanon were properly cared for a million of them came to europe in 2015 twenty six in the british case is different in that the main issue in the referendum was not refugees coming from outside europe it was european citizens polls garrisons rumanians coming to britain within the european union it was a migration issue not a refugee issue both of them point to my mind to a single issue how can it's an issue in.
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"Surveillance from new york listeners worldwide good morning good morning to as away from the opening bell let's get you up to speed on the news you need to know this hour futures in the united states a little bit firmer up eight points on the sp 500 down features positive eighty six as senate republicans past the most extensive rewrite at the us tax code in more than thirty years in the uk they will remain subject to all european union rose during a transition period that will probably last three 2020 that's according to eu chief breaks the negotiator michel barnier the uk meanwhile won't say transition arrangement of about two years that would stretch into 2021 and oba has suffered a blow in europe over its stance that it differs from traditional taxis the european union's top accord says the car hiding gap should be regulated as a transport service they throw the stories you need to keep an eye on today let's get you up to speed on the headlines from around the world with michael poverty mona michael good morning good morning job republican senator lisa murkowski of alaska called it a historic berry the serb pass the gop jax overhaul bill overnight the vote was 51 48 along party lines senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says he believes the american people will respond positively to the legislation i'm a little surprised the democrats all decided voting against middleclass tax relief and make an american businesses more competitive was a smart vote may not an argument were more than happy to go on and default election as well senate minority leader chuck schumer says the billable hurts the middle class swat a disgrace that's what they still is an absolute disgrace the bill will go to the house floor rebuild later today for tweaks before it heads to president trump's desk the focus right now is what was going on in the cabot locomotive of the amtrak train that derailed in washington state monday the train was going eighty miles an hour and a thirty miles per hour zone but preliminary investigations showed that the engineer never pulled the emergency brake it automatically engage as the train was crashing global news 24 hours a day powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries michael barr this is bloomberg job of mukkaber thank you it's time now for the clinton embassy sports report brought to you by landrau parameters as the season of adventure sales event at landrover parameters preorder new 2018 landrover arrange rather sport now 405 sap new jersey seventeen landreau the parameters dot com israel puska warren jonathan adams.
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"Financial services companes it's never been done before it's not on the table and of course everyone expects that the current paul sporting rules which means i can pick up the phone and canary wolf and sell something to be mw in munich that will then end and people will have to have a presence of some sort in those capitals and peoples and what the european commission is say this is not just the broths plight we won't people we won't capital we won't risk management there as well so they all type taking a slightly hud it is not quite apples and apples because this is not cross border trade but it's a constructive way to kickoff habits verf is efforts i'm sorry sitting next to ease managing director of what's called frankfurt main finance which is effectively a trade organisation representing germany's main financial institutions good morning gene good morning now if brussels is being tough with britain's banks in the city of london does that mean that frank verdy's rubbing its hands in glee in thinking more divisions come away more jobs to and certainly not needed needs it as profitably a tough actually what michel barnier said he said the office days of framework in place that basically says there are trade agreements and within the trade agreement the uk made a decision we very much want to have what canada has but theresa may also said we won a half karen canada plus plus and the blesses usually lead to arrangements which pretty close to what we have today with switzerland or norway which however would also require free movement of people and that only is a way to access financial services market but are you saying that there is no middle way you are the go for free trade deal i canada newcombe have the advantages that we have all you have to have all the advantages with everthing that voters said they didn't like if they voted leave no i'm not saying days no middle way they certainly will be a middle way to be found however would you need to see is that there are certain arrangements in place and that arrangement future arrangement post brexit will have to fit within those arrangements so you eat a have to make a decision which way you wanna go canada being puglia trade agreement switzerland being at at rate agreement including.
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"To owners of partnerships limited liability companies and us through would boost taxes on companies stockpiles foreign earnings allowed the estate tax remain in effect for years longer than house leaders had originally promised and also which is a tax of bccse's on their research spending so that's on the house side yeah i mean it just goes backwards and forwards in terms of the delay in times the delays yeah it does that mean well on the senate side republicans their release that vision for scott panelled thursday now that nasacort means of sent corporate tax rate until january 2019 president trump has said that he wants an immediate cut in the 35 percent rate luebeck's the hill kapur says the senate bill reflects a scrambled to stay within selfimposed guidelines broke early from four hundred billion dollars and that crucial money to pay down there and not gouge so those rules involve avoiding extra deficits beyond the next ten years so that would allow senate republicans to pass the bill without democratic support and back here in europe brexit totes continue for second day but you shall little sign of a breakthrough on the concert broom bags in wish at uh david davis who made his eu counterpart michel barnier in brussels after they both myth yesterday negotiations while there may be some small progress report when the pair briefed the press at lunchtime who really big issue to 60 billion euro bill is still not settled in brussels via was shot bloomberg daybreak europe and as those uk eu talks continue concerns over the future of the irish border unexpectedly that his bagged new demands on britain that risk distracting from efforts to push the nikkei sations towards a breakthrough by the end of the year in other words moving towards the trade talks an eu document amongst its diplomats on wednesday calls for northern ireland to maintain the rules of the customs union and the single market off to brexit's that's an interesting twist on and to stay in the custody yep as just another spoiler in the long road to brexit the three pillars are not certainly one of them along with eu citizens rights along with the bragged for the latest in international news let's get to clearly cotton she joins us here in the.
"michel barnier" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"The post of defense secretary the prime minister may opt for more cautious and conventional reshuffled this time although even the most limited of moves can easily bruised egos and ambitions and damage a prime minister uk and eu officials a beginning the sixth round of brexit negotiations in brussels today with both sides hoping for progress on a financial settlement the eu says the talks count move to the next phase without an agreement on money the brexit secretary david davis into the eu's chief negotiator michel barnier will join the negotiations tomorrow from brussels adam fleming before brag that talks could move onto trade and a transition deal the remaining twenty seven member states have to prepare guidelines for their chief negotiator michel barnier the bbc understands those preparations are moving slowly because they're waiting for the uk to clarify its offer on money the eu want the prime minister's florence speech to be translated into concrete commitments diplomats believe that has to be done in two to three weeks a month maximum so that there's enough time to get the work done before the next summit of european leaders in december the uk may see that as an ultimatum and during the sixth round of negotiations british officials will continue to challenge the eu's financial demands before david davis meets michel barnier tomorrow president trump has had he blames the united states huge trade deficit with china on previous american presidents and not unfed chinese practices mr trump was speaking after meeting president xi jinping on the latest leg of his asian tour is comments being seen as an important win for beijing as out china edited carry gracie reports on the second day of president trump's visit to beijing his motorcade swept past american and chinese planks in tandem and square on its way to an official welcome at the great hall of the people that the american president said his chinese counterpart was a very special man and his people were proud of him together the two presidents oversaw the signing of some huge business deals the aircraft energy and food but there was no significant progress on opening chinese much kits sectors like banking and technology president trump blamed his predescessors not his hosts for the fact that.
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"For talks with two senior european union officials who last week described brexit negotiations as deadlocked downing street said the dinner with michel barnier and jeanclaude juncker had been planned for weeks that correspondencia misses me is going to brussels to try to end the stalemate in the negotiations aboriginal wildlife rangers have made a rare sighting of one of australia's most mysterious birds the night parrot which is sacred to the country's indigenous peoples had long been thought extinct and one was spotted in 2013 bbc news many thanks for the latest alone while continues they would larence and shame after the deadliest attack into my in history will bring you more reaction analysts as also are the man on top of the austrian elections you could end up being prime minister the youngest leader in the european union pause foreign minister so he's not exactly unknown but he is very young and his views on immigration and islam has caused a great deal of controversy as what we'll be catching up all that we will support and business and the business of ebikes as well coming up here let's begin in northern iraq amid growing standoff between government troops and the kurdish forces the peshmerga iraqi troops are advancing on the main kurdish oil rich city of kirkuk this comes after kurdish leaders refused iraqi demands to reject the results of the recent independence referendum which would effectively mean the breakup up of iraq we're joined now by ari mancha who is a spokesperson for the kurdish leader massud barzani mr monti thank you for joining us give us the latest than on that front line in kirkuk bit and this and that standoff where exactly are the iraqi forces at the moment oh of course delay laws iraqi artery your motto officer worker whether you're in your forces uh governor years under your monitors all the quote moreover our forces for a third girl this all forces court ordered up and they have a porch uh uh uh your russian gerber peter or or are there on the edge of federal court offer or a lot fewer very very upbeat your water international over there jeremy their hair the iraqi money not true of course horde otherwise we will always be lofted or october very loss good at italy after.
"michel barnier" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"The brexit negotiations will draw to a close in brussels today with little sign of an end to the stalemate he you officials have suggested there hasn't been enough progress to move the too talks on to future trade relations despite the prime minister's conciliatory approach and have florin speech last week from brussels on europe correspondent kevin cuddly the eu's chief negotiator michel barnier remains rigidly in control of the talks process in brussels repeatedly insisting that his mandate requires progress on the future of the irish border citizen's rights and the size of any financial settlement before there'll be any trade talks there's now feeling on the british side that the uk has offered movement in a number of areas and is now waiting to see if the eu's officials genuinely see this is a negotiation with it'll be mutual concessions or rather as a test that they've said which britain must pass it's three years to the day since britain began its bombing campaign against the islamic state group the defense secretary sir michael fallon says the uk is made a major contribution towards crippling is in iraq and syria over the past three years the raf as karrada more than fifteen hundred air airstrikes but the ministry of defence claims there's no evidence that it's been responsible for civilian casualties major general rupic jones who served in the iraq war told this program that it was sometimes difficult to allow civilians to leave before offensive began sadly in what you call liberate cities without out some some civilain cost should their vina polls apps not mean the first thing to say is you caught negotiate with isis with daesh and say the idea of a pauses is simply not credible and secondly way you do get kohl's inflight what actually happens sadly is this city suffers war almost becomes like a world one study of embattled battlefield and the people in infrastructure safa president trump has set out plans for major shakeup of the tax system they include the abolition of inheritance tax big cutting corporation tax and a reduction in the.
"michel barnier" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Chief brexit negotiate sat michel barnier let's case more headlines from around the wealthy leon garrick thank you marcus but it could take several more days to assess the full toll from hurricane harvey us president donald trump has planning to travel to the impact saying today bloomberg's nathan hager reports from washington dc president trump says he's pledged the federal government's full support for flood ravaged texas and louisiana and he wants to head down there to ensure they're getting it either see very rapid action from congress certainly from the president and you're going to get your funding it's a terrible tragedy asked whether harvey has him reconsidering his threat to shut down the government if he doesn't get funds for a border wall with mexico the president said he thinks the two issues are separate nathan hager bloomberg daybreak europe washington and europe leaders from france germany italy and spain have agreed on a plan to stem migration across the metro iranian during a summit in paris president emmanuel macron has called for asylumseekers to be processed on african soil greenbacks john fillon has more the summit prompted a renewed commitment by the leaders of france germany italy and spain to stem migration from across the mediterranean after the talks the host presence amendment michael called for safe zones to be set up in chad and niger so that asylum seekers could be identified on african soil german chancellor angloamerican facing pressure on migration in her election campaign commented there was a lot of work still to be done john for lane bloomberg daybreak rome poland is defined eu came it's flouting the rule of law the country's foreign minister and says a recent judicial for whole is consistent with eu standards he also accused brussels of harassment and kenya's supreme court has began carrying a case sadc's opposition leader reina a dinka challenging the reelection of president a huge kenya earlier this month the former prime minister has charged the incumbent won the elections fortunately global news 24 hours a day powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries i'm leon karen's this is brain dead nira thanks so much liane.
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"Michel barnier able today settle were progress has been made in the latest round of talks switch rebels to end of the past four days officials have been discussing citizen's rights the irish border and other issues surrounding britain leaving the european union the bbc said that its most highly paid male presenters could be asked to accept lower wages as it tries to close the gender pay gap the cooperation has defended high salaries which were revealed yesterday in its annual report that has been urged to close the pay gap earlier than its current target of twenty twenty the bbc's director of radio james pernod told newsnight the pay cuts were part of the solution we are happy doing that and they people in this half been that disproportionately manser men having taking taking pay paycuts if we were starting from today as if we had discovered anything yet it would be very hard to get actually we've been working on this for three years now sixty percent of people coming to this list women and we're aiming to get to quality by 2020 probably the annualisation i note him to us congressional committees investigating allegations of russian interference in last year's election at a question members of donald trump's inner circle his eldest son donald junior and former campaign manager paul manafort will appear next wednesday his son in law jared kushner will face questions on monday laura baker reports from washington this could be the most crucial testimony yet any ongoing investigation into whether moscow meddled in the us presidential election donald trump's eldest son and his former campaign manager paul manafort are shuttle to give evidence on wednesday and his soninlaw and white house adviser jared kushner there will testify on monday the three men met a russian lawyer in the hope of their ning damaging information about hillary clinton donald junior was forced to release emails which states that the information was offered as part of the russian government support for mr trump kim brace the idea writing back that he loved it mr trump said learning about an opponent had always been part of politics but it has raised many questions which senators will be keen to ask where any campaign laws broken and why did senior trump associates failed to report attempt by a foreign power to interfere in us democracy new research suggests that one in three case is of dementia could be prevented if more people lookedafter.
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"Support for this podcast and the following message comes from cyber policy helping protect small businesses against cyber attacks with the first end to end solution that combined cyber planning security and insurance customized for small business visit cyber policy dot com for a custom quote in just four minutes live from npr news in washington i'm jim hark european union and british negotiators are meeting in brussels monday to start their first formal round of brexit talks as teri schultz reports the two sides remain far apart on terms for the uk quitting the block the hard work starts now that's how eu chief negotiator michel barnier describes this fourday first round teams from the two sides will begin assessing sharp differences in their positions i focusing on how much the uk will have to pay as it leaves and on the rights of european citizens living in the uk speaking on bbc british finance minister philip hammond suggested the uk wants to keep some arrangements with the eu particularly in trade a socalled soft brexit brexit which is focused on protecting our economy protecting our jobs and making sure that we can have continued rising living standards in the future negotiator barney says british proposals so far are not acceptable to the eu for npr news i'm teri schultz in brussels an iranian court has sentenced a graduate student from princeton university to ten years in jail on spying charges the latest case involving dual citizens hold on security charges in the country the us state department accused iran of fabricating national security related charges to detain americans and other foreigners meanwhile the brother of iranian president huson rouhani has been arrested the bbc's khazraji reports the spokesman for the judiciary didn't say actually what charges have been brought against him but nevertheless this is serious this is at the president's younger brother the president's most sena and trusted adviser a very skillful diplomats of moderate persuasion so i suppose the hardliners in iran who dominate the judiciary have been gunning for him for a long time and now they seem to have gotten the bbc's customer were najji reporting.
"michel barnier" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Daybreak europe caracas meanwhile us president trump's legal team is to deal with the irs sorry meanwhile us president trump's legal team to deal with the russia investigation may be facing a shakeup as the probe intensifies bloomberg's nathan hager reports the president's hiring the terni ty cobb to handle the legal response person familiar with the planning says his personal attorney marc kasowitz is likely to be eased into a less prominent role pro public a reported cows waves didn't seek security clearance despite the russia case and he fired offer profanity laced email to someone who wrote him about that report a spokesman for kasowitz says reports of his diminished role are not true real nathan hager bloomberg daybreak europe washington and often meeting with israel's prime minster in paris french president amano mccall has called for new israeli palestinian peace talks and call is hoping for a twostate solution i call for a resumption of negotiations between israel and palestinians in the framework of the search for a solution of two states living in recognized secure borders with jerusalem as the capital and france's ready to support all diplomatic efforts to achieve this global news 24 hours a day powered by more than 2600 journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries and time to kill off this is being back caroline thank you simone santa now here are some highlights for your week ahead city banks it negotiator michel barnier will meet today with uk counterpart david davis for their second round of talks then on tuesday us bank earnings continue to allow with bank of america and goldman sachs and wednesday we'll see a chinese and us officials meeting in washington for an economic dialogue on thursday we have the ecb a policy announcement will will be followed by a news conference from the central bank president mario draghi and then we found out the week with earnings from general electric okay next up we're gonna be talking about brexit round to negotiations resume in brussels today citizen's rights expected to be top of the agenda more on that story next to listening to be daybreak here will live from the zoo pain headquarters in london ever wonder why weddings is so expensive why brexit was we about china did you know that an economics professor uses broadway musicals to illustrate his lectures the.
"michel barnier" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
"You're listening to your view eighty nine point nine fm madison wisconsin w r t h d negotiations on britain leaving the european union have begun in brussels in the opening session the two sides agreed on dates organization and priorities the work was todd with the most urgent issue and make sure the withdrawal happens in an orderly way the eu's chief negotiator michel barnier outlined the priorities into her stuck to negotiation rounds would reap broken down into three groups in the single financial shuttle among and older sip irish shoe issue is groups will report back to their respective pressure poor during each negotiator week david davies and i will discuss the issue stronger thakur difficulties lift obstacle his pounced the british chief negotiator david davis said he was confident of a positive outcome as winston churchill once said the pessimists seized deputy it every opportunity the activist she opportunity in every difficulty i am certainly a determine optimist the russian defence ministry has said it will treatise targets any aircraft a drones over the areas of syria wade's eh forces operate the statement follows the shooting down of a syrian warplane by us aircraft on sunday steve rosen bag reports from moscow russia's defence ministry said the incident was a cynical violation of syria's sovereignty repeated military activities by the us air force had said under the guise of fighting terrorism were a blatant violation of international law and fact to military aggression against damascus moscow announced it was suspending an as safety agree raymond with america the us insists that the syrian played it shot down had dropped bombs on forces that were fighting.