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June 20, 2017 10:49 am gmt |
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EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Monday (June 19) said after the first day of divorce talks with Britain’s Brexit Secretary David Davis that London must pull out of the bloc in an orderly way. Speaking at a joint news conference in Brussels after the first day of talks, Barn...
In Britain
June 10, 2017 9:40 am gmt |
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The election debacle of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party on Thursday has posed uncertainty over Brexit talks, while the European Union (EU) said on Friday that it is ready to start the negotiation. The EU is “ready and well-prepared” to begin the Brexit negoti...
In Britain
June 2, 2017 10:13 am gmt |
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Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage denied on Thursday (June 1) being a “person of interest” in the U.S. investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Farage said in an interview with the BBC that the claims were preposterous, describing t...
In Britain
May 9, 2017 9:11 am gmt |
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Jeremy Corbyn will say the issue of whether Brexit happens has been “settled” as he formally launches his party’s general election campaign. The Labour leader will promise to protect “Britain’s vital industries” after the UK has left the EU. He will tell supporters...
In Britain
April 16, 2017 7:49 am gmt |
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Theresa May has spoken of a “sense of people coming together” following the UK’s vote to leave the EU. In her first Easter message as PM, she said “opportunities” would arise from Brexit and emphasised the UK’s “shared ambitions and above all shared values...
In Britain
March 31, 2017 9:28 am gmt |
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The EU has outlined its strategy for Brexit negotiations, suggesting talks on a trade deal could begin once “sufficient progress” is made on a separation settlement with the UK. The guidelines, issued by European Council President Donald Tusk, argue for a “phased approach” in ...
In Britain
March 26, 2017 12:38 pm gmt |
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Tens of thousands of pro-European Union protesters marched through central London to parliament on Saturday (March 25), as the clock ticks toward the triggering of Article 50. British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to file formal exit papers from the bloc on Wednesday (March 29). Protesters waved ...
In Britain
March 8, 2017 10:46 am gmt |
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Former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine has been sacked as a government adviser after rebelling over Brexit in the House of Lords. Lord Heseltine backed the demand for a parliamentary vote on the final deal to be written into Brexit legislation. He learned hours later on Tuesday that...
In Britain
March 8, 2017 8:13 am gmt |
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Chancellor Philip Hammond is to use his first Budget on Wednesday to help prepare Britain for a “new chapter” in its history following the Brexit vote. In an “upbeat” speech, he is expected to say the economy has proved resilient since the referendum but admit that many famili...
In Britain
March 3, 2017 8:10 am gmt |
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The government will “resist” any changes to its Brexit bill and seek to overturn the defeat inflicted by the House of Lords, ministers have vowed. Peers defied ministers by 358 to 256 to guarantee the rights of EU nationals living in the UK after Brexit. The government said it was “...
In Britain
February 24, 2017 10:44 am gmt |
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A Welsh MP is petitioning the European Parliament to take action over Brexit. Ann Clwyd, Labour MP for Cynon Valley, wants MEPs to allow UK citizens to vote on any Brexit deal after negotiations are concluded. She is also calling for protections to be put in place for UK citizens working in EU countr...
In Britain
February 22, 2017 8:23 am gmt |
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MSPs are to question UK ministers Greg Hands and David Mundell on the implications of Brexit for Scotland. Mr Mundell is expected to tell the Europe committee that there are “no circumstances” which would see Scotland stay in the EU when the UK leaves. He will tell members that even if Sc...
In Britain
February 19, 2017 8:26 am gmt |
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Tony Blair’s call for a cross-party movement to try to force a change of course on Brexit is “unhelpful”, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said. Mr Corbyn urged the former Labour prime minister to “respect” the referendum result and work on helping to define the UK’...
In Europe
January 25, 2017 8:32 am gmt |
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Germany’s Social Democrats have nominated former European Parliament President Martin Schulz to run against conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel in an election in September, Schulz and party leader Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday (January 24). The party will vote on the nomination on Sunday, wh...
In Britain
January 25, 2017 8:22 am gmt |
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Parliament must vote on whether the government can start the Brexit process, the Supreme Court has ruled. The judgement means Theresa May cannot begin talks with the EU until MPs and peers give their backing – although this is expected to happen in time for the government’s 31 March deadl...
In Britain
January 19, 2017 10:00 am gmt |
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British Finance Minister Philip Hammond warned the European Union on Thursday (January 19) that if there was no “comprehensive trading relationship” after Brexit, the government would be forced to find ways to remain competitive. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Hammond ...
In Britain
January 18, 2017 9:44 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Wednesday (January 18) termed Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit speech as positive for the UK and the European Union (EU) and hoped of boosting ties with India with the help of a free trade agreement. Johnson’s comments came after arriving in N...
In Britain
December 21, 2016 7:53 am gmt |
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Scotland wants to stay in the European Union’s single market after the United Kingdom leaves the bloc and will push for more powers to protect its interests, the head of its pro-independence government said on Tuesday (December 20). “We are determined to maintain Scotland’s current ...
In Britain
December 7, 2016 7:54 am gmt |
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MPs are set to vote for the first time on the government’s plan to trigger Brexit by the end of March next year. Prime Minister Theresa May has agreed to publish her plan for leaving the EU in order to avoid a possible Tory rebellion and defeat in the Commons. The government hopes this will [&h...