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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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Very difficult for PM May’s successor to pursue a no deal #Brexit – Hammond

Very difficult for PM May’s successor to pursue a no deal #Brexit – Hammond

| May 28, 2019

Chancellor Philip Hammond (pictured) said on Sunday (26 May) it would be very difficult for Prime Minister Theresa May’s successor to bypass the will of parliament and seek to take Britain out of the European Union without a deal, write Kylie MacLellan and David Milliken. Several of the candidates vying to take over from May […]

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Labour’s Corbyn backs taking #Brexit back to the people, in election or public vote

Labour’s Corbyn backs taking #Brexit back to the people, in election or public vote

| May 27, 2019

Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Monday (27 May) Brexit could only be resolved by taking the issue back to the people, either at a new national election or a public vote. “With the Conservatives disintegrating and unable to govern, and parliament deadlocked, this issue will have to go back to the people, […]

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Nigel Farage demands a seat at #Brexit talks

Nigel Farage demands a seat at #Brexit talks

| May 27, 2019

Nigel Farage demanded a seat at Brexit negotiations on Monday (27 May) after his new party swept to victory in the United Kingdom’s European Parliament election, warning that he would turn British politics upside down if denied, writes William James. Farage, a bombastic 55-year-old commodities broker-turned anti-establishment supremo, won by riding a wave of anger […]

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