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Brexit: PM bids to break deadlock with two-year deal offer

September 21, 2017 7:57 pm0 comments
Brexit: PM bids to break deadlock with two-year deal offer

Theresa May will tell EU leaders there is a shared responsibility to make Brexit work “smoothly” as she attempts to break the deadlock in negotiations. In a major speech in Florence on Friday, she will say history will judge Brexit “not for the differences we faced, but for the vision […]

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Brexit: EU repeal bill wins first Commons vote

September 12, 2017 12:52 am0 comments
Brexit: EU repeal bill wins first Commons vote

Media playback is unsupported on your device The government’s bid to extract the UK from EU law in time for Brexit has passed its first parliamentary test. MPs backed the EU Withdrawal Bill by 326 votes to 290 despite critics warning that it represented a “power grab” by ministers. The […]

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Brexit: Leaked document suggests UK plan to curb EU migration

September 5, 2017 4:03 pm0 comments
Brexit: Leaked document suggests UK plan to curb EU migration

Proposals aimed at cutting the numbers of low-skilled migrants from Europe following Brexit have been disclosed in a leaked Home Office paper. The document, obtained by The Guardian, suggests free movement will end upon exit in March 2019 and the UK will adopt a “more selective approach” based on the […]

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No decisive progress on Brexit – Barnier

August 31, 2017 6:45 am0 comments
No decisive progress on Brexit - Barnier

Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says there has been “no decisive progress” on key issues in talks with the UK. He said the two sides were “quite far” away from being in a position to begin talks on future trade arrangements. He claimed the UK did not feel “legally […]

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Brexit: Keep single market for transition period – Labour

August 26, 2017 9:03 pm0 comments
Brexit: Keep single market for transition period - Labour

Labour would keep the UK in the EU single market and customs union for a transitional period after leaving the EU, the party has said. Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer clarified Labour’s position on leaving the EU in the Observer. The proposal would mean accepting the free movement of […]

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Big net migration fall since Brexit vote, latest estimates show

August 24, 2017 10:13 am0 comments
Big net migration fall since Brexit vote, latest estimates show

Net migration has fallen to the lowest level for three years after a surge in the number of EU nationals leaving the UK since last June’s Brexit vote. Net migration – the difference between those entering and leaving the UK – fell 81,000 to 246,000 in the year to March […]

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Brexit: Theresa May says UK leaving EU court's jurisdiction

August 23, 2017 10:42 am0 comments
Brexit: Theresa May says UK leaving EU court's jurisdiction

Media playback is unsupported on your device Theresa May has insisted the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK will come to an end with Brexit. As the government published new details of its position, the PM said the UK would “take back control of our laws”. […]

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Hard Brexit 'offers £135bn annual boost' to economy

August 20, 2017 12:23 am0 comments
Hard Brexit 'offers £135bn annual boost' to economy

Removing all trade tariffs and barriers would help generate an annual £135bn uplift to the UK economy, according to a group of pro-Brexit economists. A hard Brexit is “economically much superior to soft” argues Prof Patrick Minford, lead author of a report from Economists for Free Trade. He says eliminating […]

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Brexit: UK position paper opposes Irish border posts

August 16, 2017 2:21 am0 comments
Brexit: UK position paper opposes Irish border posts

The government has said it does not want any border posts between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in its new position paper on Brexit. It suggests a “new customs partnership” or a “highly streamlined customs arrangement”. Brexit critics have complained that the UK’s proposals lack credible detail on […]

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Brexit: UK suggests 'temporary customs union' with EU

August 14, 2017 3:05 pm0 comments
Brexit: UK suggests 'temporary customs union' with EU

The UK has set out the “ambitious new customs arrangement” it wants to secure with the EU after Brexit. Ministers said the plans would mean the “freest and most frictionless possible trade” with the rest of Europe. This could include a “temporary customs union” after Brexit to prevent border problems […]

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