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Brexit 07-08-2020

UK says it’s confident of Brexit trade deal as EU changing tone

Britain's top minister overseeing Brexit talks said on Friday (7 August) he was confident a free trade deal would be clinched with the EU as there had been a distinct change of tone from the bloc in recent weeks.
Brexit 28-07-2020

EU’s Barnier believes deal with post-Brexit Britain is possible

The EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier expressed confidence at a closed-door meeting with member state envoys to the bloc last Friday that a new deal with Britain was possible, diplomatic sources have told Reuters.
Brexit 29-06-2020

Five crucial weeks to determine post-Brexit era

The EU and Britain launch an intense five weeks of negotiations on a deal to define their post-Brexit relations on Monday, with London keen to wrap things up quickly.
Brexit 02-06-2020

UK and Poland sign new treaty on voting rights

The UK and Poland have signed a treaty that secures the right of British and Polish citizens to stand and vote in local elections in each other’s countries following the UK’s exit from the EU.
Brexit 31-01-2020

Ireland, May and disloyalty the main causes of Brexit impasse, says senior Tory

The United Kingdom simply underestimated Ireland's clout and the importance of the border backstop. Add to that Theresa May's unpopularity and cabinet disloyalty and you have all the main causes of the mess Brexit turned into, according to one of the ex-prime minister's key allies in government.
Brexit 13-12-2019

Brexit battle over: new battles begin

After three and a half years there is finally closure. There will be no second referendum. The UK will leave the European Union in January. But as one battle ends, a host of new fronts open up.
Brexit 11-12-2019

Campaign group demands UK rights for forgotten Europeans

Civil society activists launched on Tuesday (10 December) a five pledge ‘Citizens’ Rights manifesto for the 5 million’ demanding voting and citizenship rights two days ahead of a potentially decisive UK general election.
Brexit 27-11-2019

UK must stick to EU ‘level playing field’ to get Brexit trade deal, says Barnier

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told MEPs on Tuesday (26 November) that the UK would have to agree to maintain a ‘level playing field’ and not undercut EU regulation to secure a trade agreement.
Brexit 04-10-2019

Data access blow for EU nationals with UK immigration cases

EU nationals will be unable to access their personal records held by the UK government in immigration cases, following a high court ruling on Thursday (3 October) that said "immigration exemption" introduced last year was not unlawful.
Brexit 12-02-2019

May drags Brexit deal deadline to March

Prime Minister Theresa May begged MPs to ‘hold their nerve’ and give her more time to secure a Brexit deal on Tuesday (12 February).
Brexit 24-01-2019

No backstop = no Brexit deal, say MEPs

European Union lawmakers have vowed to reject any Brexit deal that does not include an "all-weather backstop” to avoid the return of a hard border on the island of Ireland.
Brexit 23-01-2019

Brexit backer Dyson moves vacuum giant’s HQ to Singapore

James Dyson, the billionaire Brexit supporter who revolutionised vacuum cleaners with his bagless technology, is moving his head office to Singapore from Britain to be closer to his company's fastest-growing markets.
Brexit 16-01-2019

May offers cross-party Brexit talks after surviving confidence vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May offered to immediately open cross-party talks to agree on a new Brexit deal after she narrowly survived a vote of no confidence late on Wednesday (16 January).
Brexit 14-01-2019

Rejecting my deal could lead to ‘no Brexit’, warns May

Political 'paralysis' in Westminster is more likely to lead to 'no Brexit' and the UK staying in the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May warned on Monday (14 January) as she launched a last-ditch attempt to save her Brexit deal. 
Brexit 14-01-2019

Ahead of vote, May warns it would be ‘catastrophic’ to halt Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers on Sunday (13 January) that failing to deliver Brexit would be catastrophic for democracy, in a plea for support two days before parliament is expected to reject her deal with Brussels.
Brexit 11-01-2019

Explainer: Can Britain’s parliament prevent a no-deal Brexit?

British Prime Minister Theresa May's political weakness was exposed by a series of defeats in parliament this week, prompting claims that rebel lawmakers can wrest control of the process to leave the European Union. But can lawmakers stop a no-deal Brexit?
Brexit 09-01-2019

May faces three-day deadline for new plan if she loses Brexit vote

If the UK Parliament rejects Prime Minister Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement next Tuesday (15 January), as is widely expected, she will be forced to present a new Brexit plan within three days.
Brexit 09-01-2019

MPs defeat May, urge her to rule out ‘no deal’ Brexit

UK MPs piled more pressure on Theresa May to rule out a ‘no deal’ Brexit on Tuesday (8 January) after inflicting another embarrassing defeat on her.
Brexit 04-01-2019

Survey: Majority of UK conservatives reject May’s Brexit deal with Brussels

A majority of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party members oppose her Brexit deal with the EU saying it does not respect the result of the 2016 Brexit referendum, according to a survey published on Friday (4 January). With less...
Brexit 04-01-2019

It would take ‘decades’ to recover from hard Brexit, UK university leaders warn

British university leaders warned on Friday (4 January) that leaving the EU without an official deal would be “one of the biggest threats our universities have ever faced.”
Brexit 02-01-2019

Labour party members pressure Corbyn to seek a second Brexit referendum

Nearly three out of four members of the British Labour Party want their leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to back a second referendum on Brexit, a new survey has found.
Brexit 02-01-2019

New US-UK trade deal not possible under draft Brexit plan, US ambassador says

A new trade agreement between London and Washington doesn't look possible under the existing draft Brexit arrangements with Brussels, the US ambassador to London told BBC radio on Monday (31 December).
Brexit 14-12-2018

Warm words but no Brexit concessions, as May leaves Brussels empty-handed

EU leaders took turns to praise Theresa May on Thursday night (13 December) but the UK Prime Minister left Brussels empty-handed after promising her divided Conservative party that she would secure new concessions from EU leaders.
Brexit 11-12-2018

May comes up empty-handed as she launches last ditch Brexit tour

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to emerge empty-handed from a whistle-stop tour of European capitals where she seeks further concessions from EU leaders to salvage her unpopular Brexit deal.
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