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#Article50: ‘May is making a rod for her own back by rushing to trigger Article 50’ says Seb Dance MEP

#Article50: ‘May is making a rod for her own back by rushing to trigger Article 50’ says Seb Dance MEP

On the eve of the UK government’s formal triggering of Article 50, Seb Dance MEP has criticised Theresa May for her lack of grip on the negotiating timetable and the British government’s underestimation of European unity. “It is striking how much Theresa May’s government underestimates the unity in Europe and strength of feeling in Brussels. […]

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#Article50: Leaving the EU ‘is a historic mistake’

#Article50: Leaving the EU ‘is a historic mistake’

The Leader of the European People’s Party, the European Parliament’s largest group, Manfred Weber spoke to journalists on the eve of the United Kingdom triggering Article 50 to withdraw from the European Union, writes Catherine Feore. Weber said that the EPP would support the two step approach Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier is taking, addressing firstly […]

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#London Mayor: ‘We are still going to be part of the European family’

#London Mayor: ‘We are still going to be part of the European family’

“Even though we may leave the European Union, we are not leaving Europe,” said London Mayor Sadiq Khan visiting the Parliament on 28 March. “For issues from security and defence to finance and culture, we are still going to be a part of the European family.” Khan met Parliament President Antonio Tajani to discuss issues […]

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#Brexit: ‘We will not participate in a race to the bottom’ European Central Bank

#Brexit: ‘We will not participate in a race to the bottom’ European Central Bank

In a statement to introduce the European Central Bank’s (ECB) annual report on its supervisory activities. Sabine Lautenschläger, Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB took the opportunity to make a clear statement of the ECB’s views on Brexit and the situation of British banks. While the EU and the UK have not started […]

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Douglas Carswell quitting #UKIP to become independent MP for Clacton

Douglas Carswell quitting #UKIP to become independent MP for Clacton

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

UKIP’s Douglas Carswell is quitting the party to become an independent MP and says he is doing so “amicably.” The party’s only MP defected from the Conservatives in 2014. Former leader Nigel Farage recently called on Mr Carswell to quit, accusing him of “actively working against UKIP.” Party leader Paul Nuttall said Mr Carswell was […]

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Pittella on #LondonAttack: “We must fight back against fundamentalism in our societies”

Pittella on #LondonAttack: “We must fight back against fundamentalism in our societies”

Following the terrorist attack in London yesterday and confirmation that the attacker had links with Islamic extremism, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella said: “We are deeply saddened by the horrific attack at Westminster yesterday. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. We commend the bravery of the police and emergency services who responded […]

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British police make seven arrests after #LondonAttack

British police make seven arrests after #LondonAttack

British police have made seven arrests and searched six addresses after an attack near parliament which left four people dead and 29 injured, the country’s top anti-terrorism officer said on Thursday (23 March). “We have searched six addresses and made seven arrests. The inquiries in Birmingham and other parts of the country are continuing,” Mark […]

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