The UK government has restated its commitment to leaving the EU's custom union - ahead of a symbolic vote on the issue this week. Last Wednesday, the government suffered defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill in the House of Lords on the issue of staying in a UK-EU customs union after Brexit. And MPs will get their own chance to debate the issue on Thursday. However Dr Kirill Pogorelskiy, Assistant Professor of Economics, comments that trade-offs are inevitable.
Theresa May has pledged to keep the UK "strong and united" after Brexit as she marks a year to go until the UK's departure from the European Union.
Dr. Andreas Kokkinis, Assistant Professor, Warwick Law School says there are still a lot of unresolved issues that will affect the UK.
The US has imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea after accusing it of using nerve agent VX to kill Kim-Jong-nam, the half brother of Kim Jong-un. The move comes just a day after Pyongyang announced it would hold a leaders’ summit with South Korea and would consider giving up its nuclear weapons. Dr Catherine Jones comments
"It is highly likely that ... increasing barriers to aluminum and steel imports will trigger retaliation by other WTO members that will leave almost everyone worse off." Markus Wagner, Associate Professor in Warwick School of Law, reacts to the decision by the Trump administration to introduce tariffs.
"the EU currently benefits from an extensive network of free trade agreements with third countries from which the UK will continue to benefit if it retains access to the Customs Union." Dr Andreas Kokkinis, School of Law, unpacks what Jeremy Corbyn's new policy commiting Labour to seeking a customs union with the EU after Brexit might mean for UK trade.