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No time for #Brexit delays, says UK’s May as poll lead slips

No time for #Brexit delays, says UK’s May as poll lead slips

British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday (22 May) urge voters to back her to deliver the country’s exit from the European Union, playing one of her strongest cards in the election campaign as opinion polls show that her party’s large lead has shrunk, writes William James. A series of polls ahead of Britain’s 8 […]

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#Brexit: Almost 50% of EU-27 businesses are in the process of finding replacement suppliers outside the UK

#Brexit: Almost 50% of EU-27 businesses are in the process of finding replacement suppliers outside the UK

| May 18, 2017 | 1 Comment

A survey carried out by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) shows that businesses on either side of the English Channel are preparing contingency plans that could sever supply chains between the UK and EU. CIPS says that businesses within the EU-27 are more advanced in their preparations than UK companies with almost half […]

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#GE2017: Theresa May launches manifesto ‘to see us through Brexit and beyond’

#GE2017: Theresa May launches manifesto ‘to see us through Brexit and beyond’

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Theresa May (pictured) has described the forthcoming general election as critical for the UK and the Conservative manifesto as one that will see the UK through Brexit and beyond. She claims the manifesto to be a plan for “a stronger, fairer, more prosperous Britain”, writes Catherine Feore. It is clear from the intro that there is one […]

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#Brexit: Debate with Tusk, Juncker and Barnier on European Council’s conclusions

#Brexit: Debate with Tusk, Juncker and Barnier on European Council’s conclusions

MEPs will debate on Wednesday morning (17 May) the guidelines for the EU negotiations with the UK that the European Council agreed at its last meeting in April. European Council President Donald Tusk, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU chief negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier will take part in the debate. The guidelines agreed by […]

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What the EU-Singapore court decision means for a post-#Brexit trade deal? (Spoiler Alert: disaster)

What the EU-Singapore court decision means for a post-#Brexit trade deal? (Spoiler Alert: disaster)

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many Brexiteers brushed off the problems that the UK might face outside the Single Market, European Economic Area and Customs union as poppycock. For Brexiteers, everything is very simply resolved; their riposte: ‘We’ll just become a Singapore-on-Thames: low taxes, little in the way of labour rights and a good deal sunnier. Bingo!’ I paraphrase, but […]

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#Brexit: Poll shows EU-27 citizens put their interests ahead of any future deal with the UK

#Brexit: Poll shows EU-27 citizens put their interests ahead of any future deal with the UK

A poll commissioned by the European People’s Party Group, found that 78% of Europeans want the primary objective for Brexit negotiations to be protecting the good future of the remaining EU27, rather than building a new economic relationship with the UK. The poll was conducted in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain […]

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#Brexit: Barnier tells Ireland he will work to avoid hard border

#Brexit: Barnier tells Ireland he will work to avoid hard border

| May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (pictured) sought to reassure Ireland on Thursday (11 May) that their interests are shared in the upcoming divorce talks and that he will work with Dublin to avoid a hard border returning to the island, writes Padraic Halpin. With an economy that has close trading links with […]

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