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#Brexit – Britain must leave EU by 23 May or hold own EU vote

#Brexit – Britain must leave EU by 23 May or hold own EU vote

| March 14, 2019

Britain must leave the European Union by the time EU voters elect a new European Parliament on 23-26 May or will have to elect its own EU lawmakers, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said, writes Alastair Macdonald in Brussels. Writing to EU summit chairman Donald Tusk after agreeing a deal to break the Brexit deadlock […]

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UK attorney general says no legal means of exiting #Backstop unilaterally

UK attorney general says no legal means of exiting #Backstop unilaterally

| March 13, 2019

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox (pictured) said on Tuesday (12 March) a revised divorce deal with the European Union had not given Britain legal means of exiting the so-called backstop arrangement unilaterally if “intractable differences” arose, writes Elizabeth Piper. Cox’s advice is crucial to winning over Eurosceptic members of parliament in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party, […]

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UK won’t accept #Brexit deal that puts union at risk – PM’s party chairman

UK won’t accept #Brexit deal that puts union at risk – PM’s party chairman

| March 12, 2019

Britain cannot accept an EU proposal to break the deadlock in the Brexit talks because it would threaten the unity of the United Kingdom by treating Northern Ireland differently, the chairman of the ruling Conservative Party Brandon Lewis (pictured) said, writes Kate Holton. The issue of how to maintain an open border on the island of […]

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Labour Party could agree #Brexit deal in weeks – finance chief McDonnell

Labour Party could agree #Brexit deal in weeks – finance chief McDonnell

| March 12, 2019

Britain’s opposition Labour Party could agree an alternative Brexit deal with the European Union within a matter of weeks, the party’s finance policy chief John McDonnell (pictured) said on Sunday (10 March), adding he expected the government’s deal to be rejected, writes William James. “We could agree … Labour’s deal within a matter of weeks […]

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UK’s Hammond sees more spending, tax cuts if #Brexit deal done: FT

UK’s Hammond sees more spending, tax cuts if #Brexit deal done: FT

| March 11, 2019

British Finance Minister Philip Hammond (pictured) said he would be able to free up billions of pounds in extra public spending or tax cuts if the country can resolve its Brexit impasse, the Financial Times said on Friday (8 March), writes Ishita Chigilli Palli. Hammond is due to announce a half-yearly update on the budget on […]

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As many as 70 Labour lawmakers oppose second #Brexit referendum – lawmaker

As many as 70 Labour lawmakers oppose second #Brexit referendum – lawmaker

| March 5, 2019

As many as 70 of Britain’s opposition Labour lawmakers oppose holding a second Brexit referendum, Labour lawmaker Caroline Flint (pictured) said on Sunday (3 March), writes Kylie MacLellan. Last week Labour said it would back a second referendum in order to try to prevent either a ‘no deal’ or Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal. “I […]

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Labour forced into backing second #Brexit vote by May’s actions – finance spokesman

Labour forced into backing second #Brexit vote by May’s actions – finance spokesman

| March 4, 2019

Britain’s opposition Labour Party does not want a second Brexit referendum but has been forced into supporting one by Prime Minister Theresa May running down the clock on negotiations, Labour’s finance spokesman John McDonnell (pictured) said on Sunday (3 March), writes Kylie MacLellan. This week Labour said it would back a second referendum in order […]

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