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  • Tuesday, October 16th 2018 - 08:45 UTC

    Critical hours for Brexit and Theresa May ahead of Wednesday EU summit

    The clock is ticking down towards a summit of European leaders on Wednesday where it had been hoped a deal could be reached.

    Theresa May will try to rally ministers behind her this morning at the start of a critical 48 hours for Brexit. On Monday, the PM told MPs an agreement with the EU was “still achievable” despite differences over the Irish border if “cool heads” prevailed. EU officials, though, have warned no-deal is “more likely than ever before”.

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  • Friday, October 12th 2018 - 08:29 UTC

    UK cabinet ministers concerned about potential compromises with EU over Brexit

    Allegedly Liam Fox, Michael Gove and Dominic Raab expressed concern the whole of UK could remain in the customs union for an open-ended period

    UK government cabinet ministers raised concerns about potential compromises with the EU over Brexit at a No 10 meeting on Thursday. According to London media reports Liam Fox, Michael Gove and Dominic Raab expressed concern the whole of the UK could remain in the customs union for an open-ended period.

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  • Thursday, October 4th 2018 - 08:16 UTC

    EU drafting new partnership terms with UK, including the Ireland border issue

    EU will start putting in writing its offer for future trade ties, as Britain has pressed for after feeling PM Theresa May was snubbed at talks in Austria last month.

    Unworkable”, “unacceptable”, “impasse”, are some of the words used to describe Brexit talks between Britain and the European Union do little to temper concerns that the two are heading for a chaotic divorce. But behind the scenes, both sides are preparing concessions as part of what one British official called “a constructive dialogue” that could yet lead to a deal.

  • Saturday, September 29th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    British government ready to support a joint bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup

    UK PM Theresa May said the decision is for the football associations to make. If they decide to go forward, they can count on this government's full support.”

    The British government says it would back a joint bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup in the UK and Ireland. The football associations of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland are considering putting forward a proposal to stage the tournament.

  • Thursday, September 27th 2018 - 08:50 UTC

    Life expectancy growth in UK has halted: baby girls can reach 82.9 years and baby boys, 79.2

    Life expectancy in some parts of the UK has decreased: for males and females in Scotland and Wales it has declined by 0.1 years

    Growth in life expectancy in the UK has come to a halt, new figures show. A girl born between 2015 and 2017 is expected to live until 82.9 years old – no change on the previous figure for 2014-16, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The figure for baby boys born in 2015-17 is also unchanged, at 79.2 years.

  • Thursday, July 5th 2018 - 06:52 UTC

    Sinn Fein remembers London that the Irish border issue is still pending

    Michelle O’Neill said any return of physical infrastructure at the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland after Brexit would be a security threat

    Theresa May’s government is more focused on its “internal negotiation” than talks on addressing the Irish border issue, Sinn Fein’s vice president has claimed. Michelle O’Neill said any return of physical infrastructure at the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit would be a security threat and have “serious implications” for business.

  • Monday, July 2nd 2018 - 20:47 UTC

    Tension for the Brexit: Theresa May will meet with Angela Merkel and leaders of the EU

    May's visit to the German capital is framed by a period of growing tensions between London and Brussels

    The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, will visit Berlin and the Netherlands in the coming days to meet with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch authorities before assembling her government to finally decide what commercial relationship her country wants with the European Union (EU) in the future, commented her spokesman on Monday.

  • Friday, June 22nd 2018 - 08:52 UTC

    Unequivocal EU support for Dublin: no Brexit deal without agreement on the Irish border

    Juncker assured Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that the EU would not waver on what he made clear was a pivotal issue.

    European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the UK there will be no Brexit deal without agreement on the Irish border. On a visit to Dublin, Mr Juncker said fellow EU member states would not let Ireland be “isolated” on the impasse, insisting the demand for a resolution was a Europe-wide demand.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 08:52 UTC

    Decisive debates in Commons for Theresa May and Brexit

    Mrs May said: “We must think about the message Parliament will send to the European Union this week.”

    UK prime minsiter Theresa May has appealed to Tory rebels not to undermine her negotiating position with the EU by backing amendments to Brexit legislation made by the Lords. Addressing a meeting of the backbench 1922 committee on Monday ahead of a series of crunch Commons votes, the Prime Minister told MPs to consider the signal that would be sent to Brussels if the Government was defeated.

  • Tuesday, June 5th 2018 - 07:11 UTC

    Parliament emergency debate on abortion for Northern Ireland

    Labour MP Stella Creasy wants the Offences against the Persons Act 1861 to be repealed, this would remove a block to abortion law reform in Northern Ireland

    Parliament in the United Kingdom have won permission for an emergency debate on the abortion law in Northern Ireland. Members from throughout the House - including government ministers - stood to back Labour MP Stella Creasy's call for a debate. She told MPs the impact of the Irish referendum had been “felt around the world” and had ”thrown a spotlight on the situation in Northern Ireland