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Labour narrowly denies #BrexitParty its first seat in parliament

Labour narrowly denies #BrexitParty its first seat in parliament

| June 7, 2019

Britain’s opposition Labour Party narrowly held on to a parliamentary seat in eastern England on Friday (7 June), seeing off a challenge from Nigel Farage’s insurgent Brexit Party to win by fewer than 700 votes, writes Chris Radburn. The victory could ease pressure for now on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to throw his unequivocal support behind […]

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Trump tells UK to ‘walk away’ if EU does not give what it wants in #Brexit – Sunday Times

Trump tells UK to ‘walk away’ if EU does not give what it wants in #Brexit – Sunday Times

| June 3, 2019

US President Donald Trump said Britain should refuse to pay its 39 billion pound EU divorce bill and “walk away” from Brexit talks if Brussels does not give the UK what it wants, writes Stephen Addison. In an interview with the Sunday Times newspaper ahead of his state visit to Britain starting Monday, Trump said the […]

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UK business lobby warns PM hopefuls: No-deal #Brexit will cause severe damage

UK business lobby warns PM hopefuls: No-deal #Brexit will cause severe damage

| June 3, 2019

Leaving the European Union without a deal will cause severe long-term damage to Britain’s competitiveness, one of the country’s main business groups warned the 12 candidates hoping to succeed Theresa May as prime minister, writes Costas Pitas. “Firms large and small are clear that leaving the EU with a deal is the best way forward,” the […]

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#Brexit – Corbyn accuses Trump of interfering in UK politics with Johnson comments

#Brexit – Corbyn accuses Trump of interfering in UK politics with Johnson comments

| June 3, 2019

UK Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) said on Saturday (1 June) that US President Donald Trump’s comments endorsing Conservative front-runner Boris Johnson as the next prime minister were an “unacceptable interference” in Britain’s affairs, writes Stephen Addison. In an interview with The Sun newspaper ahead of his three-day state visit to Britain next week, Trump […]

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A United Kingdom divided over #Brexit – Results of EU election

A United Kingdom divided over #Brexit – Results of EU election

| May 29, 2019

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party romped to victory in the European Parliament election, with both Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party losing support across the country, write Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton. WHAT DO THE PRELIMINARY RESULTS SHOW? The Brexit Party came out on top and smaller pro-European Union parties also gained […]

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After EU poll disaster, Britain’s main parties gird for no-deal #Brexit battle

After EU poll disaster, Britain’s main parties gird for no-deal #Brexit battle

| May 29, 2019

Britain’s two main parties set the stage on Monday (28 May) for a battle over a no-deal Brexit, hoping to win back voters who abandoned them for a new movement led by Eurosceptic Nigel Farage and other smaller parties in European elections, write Elizabeth Piper and Elisabeth O’Leary. After a punishing night when acrimonious divisions […]

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Labour’s McDonnell says must work to block a ‘no deal’ #Brexit

Labour’s McDonnell says must work to block a ‘no deal’ #Brexit

| May 28, 2019

The Labour Party will seek to prevent Prime Minister Theresa May’s successor taking the country out of the European Union without a deal, its finance spokesman John McDonnell (pictured) said on Sunday (26 May), writes Kylie MacLellan. May said on Friday (24 May) she would step down next month, and several of those vying to […]

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