4th January 2017

Today’s headlines are: Sir Ivan Rogers steps down as ambassador to the EU, potentially making way for “Brexit dynamo”; minister claims Brexit will free UK farmers from Brussels bureaucracy; UK manufacturing posts hits 30-month high as FTSE 100 surges to record level yet again.

EurActiv: European Council president “an icon of evil and stupidity”, says Polish foreign minister
Breitbart London: Sky poll alleging UK is “more racist, less happy” since Brexit is deeply flawed
Telegraph: No more pessimistic mandarins like Sir Ivan Rogers. Let’s send a Brexit dynamo to Brussels
Breitbart London: Juncker blocked clampdown on tax avoidance, leaked cables say
Fortune: The UK economy is still ignoring the Brexit melodramaBUSINESS
Daily Express: British farmers will be freed from Brussels bureaucracy after Brexit, says Andrea Leadsom
Cheshire Today: Brexit boom for tourism
Daily Express: FTSE 100 surges to new record high but most economists STILL gloomy about 2017
Telegraph: Dutch office company spaces targets UK expansion
International Business Times: Pound gains against euro as dollar surges