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Tag: Brexit

  • Wednesday, March 14th 2018 - 09:39 UTC

    Taoiseach Varadkar insists in an open “invisible” Ireland border

    Mr Varadkar was responding to questions about a controversial plan which could mean people crossing the border after Brexit would have to register in advance

    Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has dismissed claims that people crossing the Irish border would have to pre-register after Brexit. Speaking from the United States, where he is conducting a series of St Patrick’s Day engagements, the Taoiseach said: “No, it is not a solution that we envisage.”

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  • Wednesday, March 14th 2018 - 09:37 UTC

    UK will come to regret its decision to leave the EU, says Juncker

    Addressing the European Parliament, Mr Juncker was cheered by Euro-skeptic MEPs as he noted the UK’s departure was due on March 29 2019.

    The UK will come to regret its decision to leave the European Union, Brussels’ top official has claimed. European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said things “cannot remain as they are” for the UK in its relationship with the EU after leaving the bloc.

  • Wednesday, March 14th 2018 - 09:27 UTC

    German industry want UK in a customs union after Brexit

    Joachim Lang, chief executive of the BDI said that for German companies, duty-free and quota-free trade in goods is the minimum requirement”

    German firms ideally want the UK to stay in a customs union after Brexit, a powerful German industry group says. BDI said it would prefer a deep form of integration between Britain and the EU after Brexit. It had previously said the integrity of the single market for remaining European Union member states should be a priority.

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  • Tuesday, March 13th 2018 - 09:11 UTC

    Gibraltar lowers the EU flag and flies the Commonwealth colors

    Gibraltar and UK are leaving the EU in 2019 and Gibraltar's policy has been to expand ”our links with the Commonwealth at the same time.”

    The flag of the European Union at different points in Gibraltar was lowered over the weekend and replaced by the flag of the Commonwealth, marking Commonwealth Day. It has been traditional for the Commonwealth flag to fly on that day over No.6 Convent Place, the seat of Government in Gibraltar.

  • Monday, March 12th 2018 - 09:33 UTC

    Hammond: no end to austerity: surpluses will be used to lower UK debt

    UK is now running a surplus of £3.8bn in its current budget - the money borrowed to fund day-to-day spending rather than long-term investment - according ONS.

    British Chancellor Philip Hammond has rejected calls by Labour and some Conservatives to announce the end of austerity in his spring statement on Tuesday. He is expected to unveil the smallest budget deficit since 2002, thanks to better than expected public finances.

  • Thursday, March 8th 2018 - 09:43 UTC

    Tusk insists EU does not want to build a wall, but Brexit means “drifting apart”

    an Parliament's Donald Tusk said the EU wanted an “ambitious and advanced” free trade deal - and continued access to UK waters for EU fishing vessels.

    Donald Tusk has insisted the EU “does not want to build a wall”, but Brexit means “we will be drifting apart”. The EU Council president said Theresa May wanted to “demonstrate at any price that Brexit could be a success”, but that was not the EU's objective. He was unveiling draft guidelines for the EU side of Brexit trade talks.

  • Thursday, March 8th 2018 - 09:34 UTC

    Scottish Brexit bill is being sped through Holyrood, ahead of row with London

    Brexit minister Michael Russell said he plans to publish the 25 areas in the UK Government’s EU Withdrawal Bill where the two sides cannot agree

    The Scottish Government’s Brexit bill passed on Wednesday its first parliamentary hurdle after its general principles were approved by MSPs. The UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill is being sped through the Scottish Parliament as emergency legislation amid a row between UK and Scottish ministers over devolved powers returning from Brussels.

  • Thursday, March 8th 2018 - 09:17 UTC

    Scottish fishermen want full control of fishing grounds after Brexit

    Simon Collins from the Shetland Fishermen's Association called the EU proposal “completely unacceptable” and the EU stance arrogant, absurd and nonsensical

    Scottish fishermen have hit out at the EU after the body's guidelines for the next phase of Brexit talks called for continued access to fishing grounds. The EU's draft guidelines for the forthcoming talks aim for “existing” access to waters to be maintained. But Scottish fishing groups call this “arrogant, absurd and nonsensical”.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 09:33 UTC

    An Irish “hard border” remains at the center of UK/EU Brexit debate

    Dublin and Brussels remain to be convinced that this can be avoided after UK leaves EU's customs union, unless Ulster continues to abide by its rules and of the single market

    The European Union is unlikely to accept the UK's latest proposal for avoiding a “hard border” on the island of Ireland after Brexit, the Irish government has said. Theresa May has said 80% of firms would face no new customs checks between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic and others would be simplified.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:46 UTC

    Theresa May and Donald Tusk clash over Brexit: “real political difficulties”

    May told Tusk a draft Brexit treaty published by EU was “unacceptable” in its proposal of keeping Northern Ireland effectively in an EU customs union

    ”Real political difficulties” lie ahead for Brexit, EU summit chair Donald Tusk said after Prime Minister Theresa May gave him a preview of the vision of future trade ties she will unveil on Friday. Over lunch on Thursday at her Downing Street office, May told Tusk a draft Brexit treaty published by the European Union on Wednesday was “unacceptable” in its proposal of keeping Northern Ireland effectively in an EU customs union, potentially isolating the province economically from the British mainland.