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#Brexit: May to meet Bill Clinton to discuss Northern Ireland crisis

#Brexit: May to meet Bill Clinton to discuss Northern Ireland crisis

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet former US President Bill Clinton (pictured) on Thursday (19 October) to discuss the political crisis in Northern Ireland, May’s spokesman said. During his time as president, Clinton played a central role in brokering peace in the British province, where a power-sharing administration collapsed in January and opposing sides […]

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Trying to unlock #Brexit, May to make offer on EU citizens

Trying to unlock #Brexit, May to make offer on EU citizens

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May will promise on Thursday (19 October) to make it as easy as possible for European Union citizens living in Britain to stay after Brexit, trying to unlock stalled talks that have spurred calls for her to walk away, write Elizabeth Piper and Alastair Macdonald. Weakened by losing her Conservative Party’s […]

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May might leave next stage of #Brexit bill until next month

May might leave next stage of #Brexit bill until next month

| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May has not yet set a date for the next stage in the passage of legislation to sever ties with the European Union, her spokesman said on Wednesday (18 October) after the BBC reported it would not be until November, later than many had expected. The EU withdrawal bill, which seeks […]

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#Brexit: Juncker and May say ‘efforts should accelerate over the months to come’

#Brexit: Juncker and May say ‘efforts should accelerate over the months to come’

| October 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

Following a working dinner in Brussels’ Berlaymont building, Prime Minister May and President Jean-Claude Juncker issued a joint statement, writes Catherine Feore. The statement was issued following an intimate dinner attended by Prime Minister May and her Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, David Davis and Commission President Juncker and his Head of Cabinet Martin […]

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#Brexit round five: ‘Parking the car without scratching the paintwork’

#Brexit round five: ‘Parking the car without scratching the paintwork’

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The fifth round of Brexit negotiations (Article 50) has been completed. The Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, David Davis, said that there is a “new dynamic” following Theresa May’s speech in Florence. The EU-27’s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier was more circumspect, talking of a ‘deadlock’ adding – to the surprise of no one […]

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#Brexit: ‘Hard border’ inevitable if Britain leaves customs union, Irish MPs told

#Brexit: ‘Hard border’ inevitable if Britain leaves customs union, Irish MPs told

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

A ‘hard border’ with physical infrastructure and spot checks on vehicles is inevitable if Britain leaves the EU customs union, MPs have heard, writes Denis Staunton. Paul Mac Flynn, senior economist at the Nevin Economic Research Institute, told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at Westminster that Britain faced a clear choice about the border. “Leaving […]

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#Brexit: ‘I have been active in the party for 40 years – for 39 of those years our policy has been pro-Europe’

#Brexit: ‘I have been active in the party for 40 years – for 39 of those years our policy has been pro-Europe’

| October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Julie Girling MEP who was suspended from the Conservative Party for supporting the European Parliament’s resolution on the progress in the first four rounds of Brexit talks with the UK has issued a statement, writes Catherine Feore. Girling says that she is disappointed that the ‘whip’ was withdrawn. The whip refers to the links between […]

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