About: David Lidington

Brexit 27-02-2018

UK expects post-Brexit devolution deal but Scotland begs to differ

Britain's government said yesterday (26 February) that it expected to reach an agreement with the United Kingdom's devolved nations on how power will be shared after Brexit, but its latest proposal to unlock a political impasse fell flat in Scotland.
Brexit 14-02-2018

Boris Johnson seeks to reassure UK Europhiles in Brexit relaunch

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will on Wednesday attempt to heal divisions between UK Europhiles and those backing his own pro-Brexit stance, kick-starting a series of high-profile speeches by Theresa May's ministers on leaving the EU.
Brexit 12-02-2018

London seeks to break Brexit deadlock over claims of devolution power-grab

Cabinet Office minister David Lidington is expected to unveil new powers for the UK's devolved governments this week, in a bid to break the deadlock between them and Theresa May’s government over an alleged ‘power grab’ by London through its Brexit legislation.

Lidington: Media coverage of migrant crisis bolsters Brexit camp

Britain's Minister of State for Europe on Thursday (5 November) blamed a recent rise in public support for his country's possible exit from the EU on media coverage of the bloc's unprecedented refugee crisis.
Brexit 16-09-2015

With Brexit deadlines tight, UK-EU talks begin

Jeremy Corbyn and George Osborne have combined to remind Europe that London is now fully embarked on a turbulent, quickfire negotiation with Brussels that may see Britons vote next year to quit the European Union.
Europe's East 23-07-2015

Ukraine’s road to reform

The EU must support Ukraine’s efforts at political and economic reform and help the country on its way to prosperity, argue David Lidington and Konrad Pawlik. 
Brexit 13-03-2015

British-German axis emerges against benefits tourism

The UK and Germany both want to see tighter controls on access to welfare for EU migrants, according to German MP Stephan Mayer, who was in London to step up the Christian Social Union's (CSU) campaign against so-called benefits tourism in Europe.
David Lidington, UK minister for Europe [Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Flickr]
EU Priorities 2020 14-05-2014

UK puts business at top of next Commission’s priorities

SPECIAL REPORT / The UK’s Europe minister outlined his country’s expectations for the next EU executive, arguing the digital economy and business must come first in the fight against the economic and social crisis.
Digital 22-10-2013

Europe at the turning point

Europe is at a turning point as fewer than a third of people in France trust the EU, according to a eurobarometer poll. So Europe's leaders have to work together to shape a Europe that delivers for its citizens and this week's summit represents a chance to sweep away bureaucracy and move ahead on the digital economy, writes David Lidington.
Brexit 01-03-2013

What does EU membership mean for the UK?

This is a defining moment for Europe, according to the UK’s Europe Minister, David Lidington. The UK’s Balance of Competences Review is not designed as a prelude to cherry-picking the Treaties, or to British exit from the EU, he argues, and asks for European input in the process.