Tag Archives: Brexit

U.K. Parliament Passes Brexit Law, Leaving Film, TV Incentives Unaffected

The U.K. Parliament on Wednesday evening passed legislation paving the way for the country to leave the European Union on Jan. 31, 2020. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the U.K. had “crossed the Brexit finish line” following passage of the Withdrawal Agreement, which will officially become law when it receives royal assent from Queen […]

EU Who? UK Employment Rate Reaches Record High in Run Up to Brexit

The economy of the United Kingdom has once again refused to conform to the doom and gloom prophecies of anti-Brexit economists, posting record job numbers ahead of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

U.K. Entertainment Industry Moves Beyond London

When Channel 4 launches its daytime current-affairs program “The Steph Show” this spring, it will mark a milestone in the U.K. broadcaster’s output.  Like most of the British film and TV industries, Channel 4 has been heavily London-centric. By contrast, “The Steph Show,” starring journalist and presenter Steph McGovern, was commissioned by the network’s new […]

Liberal Democrat Lord: Britain Will Be Like Nazi Germany After Leaving EU

A Liberal Democrat Member of the House of Lords has pronounced that post-Brexit Britain will be “reminiscent” of Nazi-era Germany, saying that people are “crying” themselves to sleep in fear of what the UK will look like after leaving the European Union.

Patrick Stewart Says ‘Star Trek: Picard’ will Tackle the World of Brexit and Trump

Actor Patrick Stewart said the upcoming Star Trek series Picard will reflect the “world of Brexit and Trump” by portraying the show’s fictional United Federation of Planets as less “reliable and trustworthy” than in past series.

Labour Leader Candidate Clive Lewis: Brexit Has ‘Racism at Its Core’

A contender to replace ageing socialist Jeremy Corbyn as the leader of the Labour Party concluded his campaign by deriding over half of Britain’s electorate, saying the Brexit campaign had “racism at its core”.

EU Could Bar Financial Market Access Unless UK Accepts Regulations

Brussels will act in a “political” manner and could bar the United Kingdom’s financial hub from its markets should Prime Minister Boris Johnson attempt to free the nation from burdensome regulations imposed by the bloc.