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In Britain
September 26, 2018 6:43 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Theresa May signalled on Tuesday (September 25) that she would prefer a ‘no-deal’ Brexit to the offer currently put forward by the European Union, stressing that Britain needs to see counter-proposals from the EU to move Brexit negotiations forward. Speaking to reporters in...
In Latest Stories
July 15, 2018 2:56 am gmt |
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Some long-standing Leave campaigners are unhappy with her Brexit White Paperwhich proposes a common rulebook with the EU for traded goods. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Theresa May urged the country to “keep their eye on the prize”. Her message comes ahead of crucial Commons votes on tra...
In Britain
June 21, 2018 8:52 am gmt |
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The British Parliament on Wednesday passed a bill on the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union. The EU Withdrawal Bill had gone through rounds of debate in the British Parliament. On Wednesday lawmakers in the House of Commons, the lower parliament chamber, voted 319 to 303 to reject an amend...
In Britain
March 5, 2018 7:09 am gmt |
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 UK Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday (March 2) that the time for arguing either side of the Brexit referendum was over, in an interview broadcast on the BBC on Sunday (March 4). May also said that Britain’s financial sector was too important to the economy to allow a post-Brexit relati...
In Britain
January 28, 2018 10:37 am gmt |
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The UK is heading towards “a dilution of Brexit”, former cabinet minister Theresa Villiers has said. The Conservative MP, writing in the Sunday Telegraph, said there was “a real danger” the UK will sign up to an agreement with Brussels which could “keep us in the EU in a...
In Britain
January 20, 2018 6:10 am gmt |
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A bespoke Brexit deal is possible – but only if it is “consistent” with the European Union’s single market, French President Emmanuel Macron told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show in an interview recorded on Friday (January 19) and due for broadcast on Sunday (January 21). Macr...
In Britain
January 18, 2018 5:34 am gmt |
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British House of Commons passed a marathon bill which paves the way for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union (EU) on Wednesday night. With support of 324 MPs, and opposition by 295 MPs, a government majority of just 29, the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill aims to convert all European law i...
In Srilanka
January 18, 2018 5:18 am gmt |
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The Joint Opposition said that the forth coming Local Government Election which is scheduled to hold in Feb 2018, would be considered as the referendum against the National Unity Government. Dalas Alahapperuma, the JO Parliamentarian said it at the Media Brief which was held in Colombo yesterday. He ...
In Britain
January 11, 2018 10:09 am gmt |
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Brussels’ chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has urged European companies with commercial links to the UK to start preparing for increased “friction” in trade. But officials in a number of European capitals are open to considering plans to allow access to the single market in re...
In Britain
December 30, 2017 9:57 am gmt |
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Brexit is “infecting” the whole conduct of government, Lord Adonis has told the BBC in the wake of his resignation as infrastructure adviser.  The former Labour minister quit his role as chairman of the government’s Infrastructure Commission with an attack on Theresa May’s str...
In Britain
December 9, 2017 8:36 am gmt |
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Brexit is rapidly becoming a symbol without substance. Prime Minister Theresa May’s last-minute deal with the European Union reduces the chances of a chaotic divorce but exposes the difficulty of preserving trade flows after the separation. A lengthy transition period will create further scope for Ma...
In Britain
December 8, 2017 7:11 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived at the European Commission before dawn on Friday (December 8) to meet the European Union’s chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker as the two sides seek to clinch a deal to open talks on post-Brexit trade. May arrived with Brexit Secretary David Davis a fe...
In Britain
December 4, 2017 8:28 am gmt |
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All four members of the British government’s Social Mobility Commission have quit accusing Prime Minister Theresa May of being too fixated on Brexit to improve the prospects of those from poor backgrounds. May has said she would create an economy which would work for all Britons, but the commis...
In Britain
November 16, 2017 11:53 am gmt |
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One in three tech companies in London have seen talks with potential international hires fall through due to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, according to a survey from industry body Tech London Advocates. As a result nearly two-thirds of London’s tech entrepreneurs believe...
In World
November 11, 2017 5:13 am gmt |
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The sixth round of Brexit talks has not made significant progress on key matters such as a financial settlement and the Irish border, said the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier Friday. The newest round of Brexit talks was conducted from Thursday to Friday in Brussels. Barnier said in a pres...
In Britain
November 8, 2017 12:56 pm gmt |
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British aid minister Priti Patel’s political future was in doubt on Wednesday (November 8) over undisclosed meetings she held with Israeli officials, posing a new test of Prime Minister Theresa May’s authority as she negotiates Brexit. Weaker than ever after losing her party’s major...
In Britain
October 28, 2017 6:37 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson practised his French at a reception for business leaders and students at the embassy in Paris on Friday (October 27). Johnson was in the city to meet with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian for talks which were closed to the media. Making a short speech ...
In Britain
October 27, 2017 9:23 am gmt |
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Britain’s talks on exiting the European Union cannot progress, as London wishes, to cover trade relations until it give more clarity on what will happen at the border with Ireland, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Friday. The border with Northern Ireland, which will be the UK’s only land ...
In Britain
October 26, 2017 10:06 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday (October 25) that she expected parliament would have a vote on the final Brexit deal before the country formally leaves the bloc. Theresa May is seeking a so-called implementation period of around two years following Britain’s departure from ...