BREXIT LIVE: EU warned of no-deal disease PANDEMIC as talks resume in Brussels

Posted on Aug 18 2018 - 2:36am by admin

The trade union for doctors urged for the need for Britain and European Union nations tackle infection disease “together”.

It has also been revealed that almost half of people in Scotland want a referendum on the Brexit deal, according to a new poll. The YouGov survey found that 48 percent of respondents in Scotland were in favour and 31 percent were opposed.

The poll revealed that the majority of people in Scotland believe that Brexit will make Scotland’s economy weaker and their standard of living worse.

YouGov president Peter Kellner said: “Support for a public vote on the outcome is growing across the UK but is particularly strong in Scotland where most people did not want to leave in the first place.

“There is deep pessimism about what Brexit will mean for Scotland and the next generation. Around two-thirds of Scots think the UK is ignoring their concerns and don’t trust Westminster to take these decisions.

“But the survey suggests the leaderships of both the SNP and the Labour Party are in the wrong place with most of their supporters.”

Yesterday the Ukip MEP Patrick O’Flynn said that Theresa May is preparing a “sell out” on freedom of movement after Brexit and is close to agreeing to a system which is very similar to the current deal.

This also comes as Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt called Brexit “challenging, divisive and difficult” and warned Denmark not to copy the move.

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1pm update:  Exports boost in Ireland as UK plans for a hard Brexit

Economist Philip O’Sullivan at Investec Ireland has said that UK firms trying to stock up in case of a hard Brexit have provided a temporary boost to Irish food and drug firms.

He said: “There have been a lot of stories in the media about the risk of disruption to imports in the UK of foods and drugs in case of a hard Brexit. We would not be surprised to see a step-up of exports from Ireland into the UK, on a precautionary basis over the next couple of months.”

12pm update Brexit could have a “hugely damaging” effect on football clubs according to club chairmen

Burnley chairman Mike Garlick said: “The destructive Brexit path being pursued by the government threatens to have a hugely damaging effect on clubs across the country.

“It threatens to make the widening inequality gap in our top division even worse.

“The hit to the value of the pound against the euro, largely caused by Brexit uncertainty, is already making it harder for clubs to sign players.

“And ending freedom of movement will make it much more difficult for teams to attract the right talent, if the government brings in more restrictive conditions for work visas for players from Europe.”

Stoke chairman Peter Coates said that the Premier League could be hit by freedom-of-movement restrictions.

11am update  – Senior Tory asks constituents if they want a new Brexit referendum

Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt ran the survey on his website asking constituent whether they want a new referendum on Brexit.

He was later forced to clarify that he was not supporting another public vote on Brexit.

Mrs May has been adamant that there should be no further referendum.

10am update – The pound edged up after a downward trend in the currency due to angst over Brexit

Currency analyst at ING said: “UK-specific risk premium capturing the obvious heightened no-deal Brexit risks and a global risk premium stemming from geopolitical uncertainties.

“Both have left GBP/USD trading at a significant discount from short-term fundamentals – with no amount of UK data providing support.”

9am update – Brexiteer Steve Baker invested £70,000 in a firm advising clients to buy gold to avoid the impact of a no-deal Brexit

Mr Baker is a shareholder in the company Glint Pay Ltd, which has encouraged people to “buy, save and spent physical gold” as financial insurance against the potential economic impact of a hard Brexit.

The company suggests that the no-deal Brexit could cause the pound to crash and economic growth to slow.

8am update: No-deal Brexit could increase the risk of a Europe-wide pandemic, according to the British Medical Association

The union warned that leaving the EU without a deal would put the UK more vulnerable to outbreaks of deadly infectious disease.

They claim that the ability of the UK to coordinate responses to emerging threats, such as the measles outbreak, will be undermined and harder to stop infections from crossing borders.

Co-chair of the Brexit Health Alliance, Niall Dickson, said: “Infectious diseases do not respect borders and we need to tackle them together”.

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