Cheap booze and fags: the last gasp of government health policy | Richard Vize

Drowning our sorrows in duty-free whisky may be the only way to cope but as official policy, it stinksIn a government gearing up for an election, where every statement is supposed to be choreographed as part of a finely tuned grid of speeches and event…

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Defra refuses to give details on no-deal Brexit food supply disruptions

FOI request from Green MP Caroline Lucas denied on grounds it would threaten EU negotiationsMinisters have refused to disclose details about their discussions with local authorities and the food industry over possible disruptions to food supplies in a …

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Fruit, vegetables and wine will be scarce and costly under no-deal Brexit, warn retailers

Weekly shop could be hit if chaos predicted in leaked government documents occursLatest Brexit developments – live updatesFresh fruit and vegetables and wine are among the products likely to become scarcer and more expensive after a no-deal Brexit, acc…

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So long and thanks for the fish: EU trawlers set new course post-Brexit

Amid prolonged political wrangling, families fishing in UK waters for decades are forced to reassess The Beernaert family has been catching sole, turbot and monkfish in north-western Europe for at least three generations. But, because of Brexit, decade…

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Student visa rethink aims to please both business and Brexiters

Economic considerations appear to have won out over desire to slash migrationOn the roadmap to post-Brexit Britain, Boris Johnson offering overseas students more time to find a job in the country after they graduate attempts to hit on a compromise: bet…

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