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Brexit 07-06-2017

Kamall: Why do we confine ourselves to just Europe?

"I would like to see a deal where we couldn’t perceive the UK or the EU as winners or losers. Where the UK is no longer a reluctant tenant of the EU but we are good neighbours," ECR chief Syed Kamall told EURACTIV Poland.
Brexit 29-03-2017

‘We know we will lose influence’ May tells MPs as she triggers Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May admitted today the UK would both lose influence and not be able to ‘cherry pick’ the advantages of EU membership, as she briefed MPs in London on the two years of unprecedented negotiations with Brussels ahead.
Brexit 20-03-2017

May to trigger Article 50 on 29 March

Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on 29 March, her office announced today (20 March), starting two-years of unprecedented negotiations for a country to leave the 28-member bloc for the first time.
Brexit 14-03-2017

SNP Brexit minister: There is no such thing as a UK ‘single market’

On the day Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a new referendum on independence, EURACTIV.com quizzed the SNP's Brexit minister in Brussels on whether Scotland could actually rejoin the EU and why pro-independence polls hadn't budged since the Brexit vote in June.
Brexit 10-03-2017

Juncker dangles prospect that Brexit Britain will ‘re-enter the boat’

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker held out a lifeline that a post-Brexit Britain might one day want to rejoin the EU, at the close of a two-day European summit where, for once, it was the Polish not the British who were in a minority of one.
Brexit 09-03-2017

May invites Tajani to London to discuss Brexit

New European Parliament President Antoni Tajani will make a special trip to London, by invitation of Theresa May, to discuss Brexit, he revealed tonight (9 March) part way through the EU summit.
Brexit 17-02-2017

Blair urges pro-EU Britons to ‘rise up’ against Brexit

Former British prime minister Tony Blair on Friday (17 February) urged Britons who support the European Union to "rise up" and persuade Brexit voters to change their mind about leaving the bloc in a high-profile speech.
Brexit 07-02-2017

May promises MPs vote on draft Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May agreed Tuesday (7 February) to give British lawmakers a vote on the final Brexit deal before it is finalised, seeking to fend off a rebellion over a bill to start negotiations to leave the EU.
Brexit 31-01-2017

British MPs finally begin debating Brexit

Some seven months after the bombshell referendum, British MPs finally began debating Brexit on Tuesday (31 January) – although only to grant the government permission to trigger Article 50.
Brexit 30-01-2017

Sturgeon gives May deadline to sort Scotland Brexit compromise

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had given Theresa May until March to come up with a compromise plan for Scotland and Brexit, after the pair met in Cardiff on Monday (30 January).
Brexit 25-01-2017

UK police arrest man over racist abuse at Brexit appeal woman

British police said on Wednesday (25 January) they had arrested a man on suspicion of sending racial abuse to the woman who won the court battle that means Prime Minister Theresa May must get parliament's approval before starting the Brexit process.
Brexit 24-01-2017

UK parliament must approve triggering Article 50, Supreme Court rules

The UK Parliament must vote to authorise triggering Article 50, the British Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday (24 January), in a landmark verdict and a blow to Theresa May’s government.
Brexit 18-01-2017

Squabble over Boris Johnson’s World War Two jibe 

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson compared Brexit negotiations to World War Two “punishment beatings” on Wednesday (18 January), just 24 hours after Theresa May had warned about “hyped up media reports making it harder for us to get the right deal for Britain”.
Brexit 17-01-2017

May unveils UK government’s ’12 point plan’ for Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May declared the start of two years of Brexit negotiations today (17 January) with a landmark speech setting out the UK’s 12 priorities, including leaving the single market, a new negotiation on the EU customs union and a parliament vote on any final deal.
Brexit 10-01-2017

Oxford English Dictionary: The man who coined ‘Brexit’ first appeared on EURACTIV blog

The word ‘Brexit’ was coined by EURACTIV, according to the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, way back in 2012, in a blog post by Peter Wilding.
Brexit 09-01-2017

May denies UK heading for ‘hard Brexit’, as sterling falls

Theresa May denied Monday (9 January) that the UK was heading for a ‘hard Brexit’, in the wake of the resignation of the UK ambassador to the EU, and her own core focus on controlling immigration.
Brexit 06-01-2017

May set to be first EU leader to visit Trump

British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to become the first EU leader to visit President Donald Trump, after Downing Street announced a trip scheduled for the spring.
Brexit 05-01-2017

Sir Tim Barrow: New EU ambassador is ex-Moscow and ‘tough negotiator’

The fresh British ambassador to the EU - charged with picking up the portfolio just two months before Brexit negotiations are triggered - is a former ambassador to Moscow, described as a “tough negotiator”.
Brexit 04-01-2017

UK ambassador’s damning final email: ‘Speak truth to power’

The resigning UK ambassador to the EU warned colleagues to “speak truth to power” and “challenge muddled thinking”, in an unprecedentedly blunt departing email, it emerged on Tuesday (3 January).
Brexit 08-12-2016

Professor Tony Travers: ‘There’s probably a majority for soft Brexit’

Professor Tony Travers of the London School of Economics is one of the UK’s leading constitutional and political experts. He was in Brussels to address the LSE’s “Towards Brexit?” event. He spoke with EURACTIV.com’s Matthew Tempest.
Brexit 08-12-2016

May wins parliament vote to trigger Article 50 by March 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May secured a symbolic victory on Brexit late last night (7 December) after MPs agreed not to delay her plans to begin the EU exit talks by the end of March - although she had to promise to give them more details of her negotiating strategy.
Brexit 06-12-2016

275% increase in UK lawyers registering in Ireland after Brexit

A record number of solicitors from the UK registered in Ireland this year after the Brexit vote, the Law Society of Ireland said yesterday (5 December).
Brexit 02-12-2016

Pro-EU candidate wins London ‘Brexit by-election’

The UK’s ruling Conservatives have lost a seat in London dubbed the ‘Brexit by-election’, seeing the pro-EU Liberal Democrats overturn a 23,000 majority.
Brexit 29-11-2016

‘Have cake and eat it’ says UK Brexit strategy memo

Britain's strategy for the upcoming Brexit negotiations with the EU is to "have cake and eat it", according to memo photographed outside the Department for Exiting the EU on Downing Street.