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#Article50: ‘May is making a rod for her own back by rushing to trigger Article 50’ says Seb Dance MEP

#Article50: ‘May is making a rod for her own back by rushing to trigger Article 50’ says Seb Dance MEP

On the eve of the UK government’s formal triggering of Article 50, Seb Dance MEP has criticised Theresa May for her lack of grip on the negotiating timetable and the British government’s underestimation of European unity. “It is striking how much Theresa May’s government underestimates the unity in Europe and strength of feeling in Brussels. […]

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#Article50: Leaving the EU ‘is a historic mistake’

#Article50: Leaving the EU ‘is a historic mistake’

The Leader of the European People’s Party, the European Parliament’s largest group, Manfred Weber spoke to journalists on the eve of the United Kingdom triggering Article 50 to withdraw from the European Union, writes Catherine Feore. Weber said that the EPP would support the two step approach Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier is taking, addressing firstly […]

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#London Mayor: ‘We are still going to be part of the European family’

#London Mayor: ‘We are still going to be part of the European family’

“Even though we may leave the European Union, we are not leaving Europe,” said London Mayor Sadiq Khan visiting the Parliament on 28 March. “For issues from security and defence to finance and culture, we are still going to be a part of the European family.” Khan met Parliament President Antonio Tajani to discuss issues […]

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#Brexit: ‘We will not participate in a race to the bottom’ European Central Bank

#Brexit: ‘We will not participate in a race to the bottom’ European Central Bank

In a statement to introduce the European Central Bank’s (ECB) annual report on its supervisory activities. Sabine Lautenschläger, Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB took the opportunity to make a clear statement of the ECB’s views on Brexit and the situation of British banks. While the EU and the UK have not started […]

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Douglas Carswell quitting #UKIP to become independent MP for Clacton

Douglas Carswell quitting #UKIP to become independent MP for Clacton

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

UKIP’s Douglas Carswell is quitting the party to become an independent MP and says he is doing so “amicably.” The party’s only MP defected from the Conservatives in 2014. Former leader Nigel Farage recently called on Mr Carswell to quit, accusing him of “actively working against UKIP.” Party leader Paul Nuttall said Mr Carswell was […]

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#Scottish parliament begins debate on new independence referendum

#Scottish parliament begins debate on new independence referendum

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sought backing from the Edinburgh parliament on Tuesday (21 March) for her proposal to hold a new referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, the first formal step in a process resisted by London. The parliament started a two-day debate on Sturgeon’s proposal to hold a referendum in late 2018 […]

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Dutch report urges strong Britain-EU trade ties after #Brexit

Dutch report urges strong Britain-EU trade ties after #Brexit

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Netherlands should push for the European Union to keep strong trade ties with Britain after the British quit the EU, a report commissioned by the Dutch parliament said on Tuesday (21 March). Britain is the Netherlands’ second-largest trading partner, accounting for 9% of exports, according to the paper by two members of the Dutch […]

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