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EU referendum

In Britain
October 12, 2016 7:10 am gmt |
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Whitehall officials believe the UK may need to make big payments to the EU to secure preferential trading terms after Brexit, BBC Newsnight has learned. During the EU referendum, Vote Leave claimed leaving the EU could save the UK £350m a week in contributions. But an unnamed cabinet minister has tol...
In Britain
July 21, 2016 11:21 am gmt |
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Labor MP Gisela Stuart has lashed out at Owen Smith over his repeated calls to hold a second EU referendum and Jeremy Corbyn for his support of uncontrolled immigration. Ms Stuart was one of the leading figures in the Leave campaign and broke with the majority of her party to back Brexit. Mr Smith, w...
In Latest Stories
July 14, 2016 11:52 am gmt |
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Michael Gove has been sacked from the government as Prime Minister Theresa May puts together her new team, in her first full day in Downing Street. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has also gone, as well as Culture Secretary John Whittingdale. Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson said he was “humble...
In Europe
June 24, 2016 10:15 am gmt |
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Shocked EU leaders have called for stability and solidarity – but also for change and reform – after the UK voted to leave the organisation. President of the European Council Donald Tusk said the remaining 27 members were determined to stay united. But leaders like Italian PM Matteo Renzi...
In Britain
June 24, 2016 6:07 am gmt |
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The value of the pound has fallen dramatically as it emerged that the UK had voted to leave the EU. At one stage it hit $1.3305, a fall of more than 10%, and a low not seen since 1985. Before the results started to come in, the pound had risen as high as $1.50, as […]...
In Britain
June 23, 2016 10:00 am gmt |
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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon voted in Britain’s referendum on European Union membership on Thursday morning (June 23). Sturgeon arrived at a polling station in Glasgow with husband Peter Murrell to cast her ballot. The leader of Scotland’s devolved government has said i...
In Britain
June 23, 2016 9:39 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister David Cameron voted in the country’s referendum on European Union membership on Thursday morning (June 23). David Cameron arrived with his wife Samantha at the Methodist Central Hall in Westminster to cast his ballot. Opinion polls taken before the vote indicated the outc...
In Britain
June 23, 2016 9:12 am gmt |
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Polls opened on Thursday (June 23) for Britons to decide the future of their country in a vote on European Union membership, after a bitter campaign that appeared to divide the nation down the middle. Ballot boxes were prepared and voting booths readied at a polling station in Islington, north London...
In Latest Stories
June 23, 2016 5:04 am gmt |
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A referendum is being held on Thursday, 23 June, to decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union. The UK is set to go to the polls in a historic referendum on whether the country should remain a member of the European Union or leave. Polling stations are open between 07:00 BST ...
In Britain
June 3, 2016 9:06 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday (June 2) that it would be “madness” to leave the European Union just to bring down migration. Cameron was addressing a live television debate hosted by Sky News on the June 23 referendum on whether the country should remain in the bloc...
In Britain
May 17, 2016 6:52 am gmt |
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Ryanair will cut the amount it invests in Britain if the country votes to leave the European Union in next month’s referendum, Chief Executive Michael O’Leary said on Monday (May 16). The Irish low-cost airline, Europe’s largest by passenger numbers, flies 40 million of its 100 mill...
In Britain
May 17, 2016 6:03 am gmt |
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Finance minister George Osborne attacked pro-Brexit campaigners for saying Britain should not just leave the European Union but also its single market, as he sought to convince voters that the economy faces big risks in next month’s referendum. Osborne said Britain would lose 200 billion pounds...
In Britain
May 12, 2016 12:20 pm gmt |
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Former Mayor of London Boris Johnson began campaigning in Cornwall, south-west England on Wednesday (May 11), as he seeks to influence the British electorate to vote leave in June’s referendum on EU membership. Johnson was trailed by a media pack as his campaign “battlebus” stopped ...
In Britain
May 10, 2016 11:34 am gmt |
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Prime Minister David Cameron made a “big, bold, patriotic case” for Britain to stay in the European Union on Monday (May 9), saying membership helped protect the country and boosted its power on the world stage. In a speech setting out the security argument for Britain to vote to remain i...
In Britain
May 6, 2016 10:46 am gmt |
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Scotland held its parliamentary election on Thursday, with the prospect of gaining independence and of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (EU) topping concerns of the voters. “I guess it’s quite important to make a good decision about the Scottish future ’cause the Scots ...
In Britain
April 16, 2016 7:57 am gmt |
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The first official day of campaigning ahead of Britain’s referendum on EU membership began on Friday (April 15). In London, the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage, returned a pro-EU leaflet back to 10 Downing Street, saying he was “outraged” that the government...
In Britain
March 17, 2016 10:03 am gmt |
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Barack Obama has been warned against intervening in the EU debate by MPs campaigning for Brexit, ahead of his visit to the UK next month. In an open letter the group said it would be an “unfortunate milestone” for the US president at the end of his time in office to enter the debate. Mr [...
In Britain
March 10, 2016 9:48 am gmt |
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David Cameron is to set out what he sees as the benefits of the UK staying in the EU after claims he has focused too much on the risks of leaving. The prime minister will say full access to the EU’s internal market reduces trade barriers for British firms. It comes as Prof Stephen Hawking [&hel...
In Europe
March 3, 2016 7:17 am gmt |
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France could end UK border controls in Calais and allow migrants to cross the Channel unchecked, if the UK leaves the EU, France’s finance minister has said. Emmanuel Macron told the Financial Times his country could also limit access to the single market and try to tempt London’s bankers...