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In Britain
September 18, 2017 11:19 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Theresa May is due to travel to Canada to discuss plans for a post-Brexit trade deal. She said the two countries held “shared values” ahead of meeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Mrs May is also expected to raise a trade dispute that could threaten aerospace job...
In Britain
September 10, 2017 8:58 am gmt |
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Thousands of protesters took to streets in an anti-Brexit march in London on Saturday (September 9), days before British parliament’s second reading on EU withdrawal bill next week. The crowds gathered at Hyde Park Corner waving British and European Union’s flags, before setting off to We...
In Britain
September 4, 2017 8:53 am gmt |
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Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Davis said on Sunday (September 3) the European Union had made itself look silly by criticising the British approach to the talks that Brussels said had made little progress. “Bluntly, I think it looked a bit silly, because there plainly were things...
In Britain
September 1, 2017 6:27 am gmt |
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The UK must not allow itself to be “blackmailed” by the EU over its Brexit settlement bill in order to start trade talks, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said. He said a bad Brexit deal would damage both British and European companies. Businesses have become impatient with the ...
In Britain
August 28, 2017 10:46 am gmt |
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Formal Brexit talks are due to resume in Brussels later, with British negotiators urging the EU to show “flexibility and imagination”. Brexit Secretary David Davis wants to broaden discussions to include trade. But the EU says there has to be progress on the issues of citizens’ righ...
In Britain
August 25, 2017 8:56 am gmt |
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The number of EU nationals leaving the UK rose sharply to 122,000 people in the 12 months leading up to the end of March, in the biggest increase in a decade, after the country voted to leave the European Union. The figure was 33,000 higher than the previous year, the Office for National Statistics (...
In Britain
August 16, 2017 8:09 am gmt |
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Britain will consider replacing some European Union funding for peace projects in Northern Ireland after it leaves the bloc in 2019, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday. The European Union has provided billions of euros of aid for the province since a 1998 peace deal ended three decades of v...
In Britain
August 15, 2017 7:47 am gmt |
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The EU is likely to block Britain’s plea for a temporary customs union to prevent Brexit border chaos if it also demands the right to seek other trade deals, a former Commissioner has warned. Karel De Gucht described the plans being put forward today by the Government as “very problematic” and at odd...
In World
August 8, 2017 6:59 am gmt |
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The President of the Supreme Court has called on the Government to provide greater clarity over the role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit. Lord Neuberger said it would be “unfair” to blame judges for making the law “when Parliament has failed to do so”. Ministers have made clear th...
In Britain
August 7, 2017 11:11 am gmt |
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Sir Simon Fraser, chief mandarin at the Foreign Office until 2015, said the UK side had been “a bit absent” from formal negotiations in Brussels. Sir Simon, who now advises businesses on Brexit, said he was concerned the UK had not put forward a clear position. The government is expected ...
In Britain
August 6, 2017 9:11 am gmt |
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Britain is prepared to pay up to €40 billion ($59 billion) as part of a deal to leave the European Union, according to reports. Senior government officials have concluded that such an offer – the first time a precise figure has been proposed – is the only way to break the deadlock in Brex...
In Britain
July 28, 2017 11:57 am gmt |
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British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday (July 28) he wanted to avoid a “cliff edge” departure from the European Union in 2019 and planned to deliver “business as usual” immediately after Brexit. Hammond said any “transitional period” after leaving th...
In Business
July 21, 2017 12:12 pm gmt |
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A “significant” Brexit transitional period needs to be agreed as soon as possible, to stop jobs being moved from the UK to Europe, according to the boss of Goldman Sachs International. Chief executive Richard Gnodde told the BBC he was spending money “every single day” on cont...
In World
June 23, 2017 4:41 am gmt |
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described UK plans to ensure the rights of EU citizens in Britain after Brexit as “a good start”. However, she said there were “many, many other questions” about Brexit and there was “still a lot to do”. The UK proposal was unvei...
In Latest Stories
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...