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  • 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.

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    Labour MP Stella Creasy wants the Offences against the Persons Act 1861 to be repealed, this would remove a block to abortion law reform in Northern Ireland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

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2018 - 08:51 UTC

    Ireland's abortion vote adds to PM May woes and strains relations with Ulster coalition ally

    Sarah Wollaston, a member of May's party and chairwoman of Commons Health Select Committee, wants to extend abortion rights to “all women across UK”

    Britain's leaders are facing increasing calls to take action to loosen abortion restrictions in Northern Ireland after the Republic of Ireland's landmark referendum in favor of doing so, but complex political realities may make quick action difficult.

  • Thursday, May 24th 2018 - 08:35 UTC

    Six out of ten voters said UK's exit from EU increased prospect of splitting up

    “Support for the Union is strong, but people are understandably nervous about the future. The UK needs a ‘new Unionism’”

    Most voters are in favor of the Union but believe Brexit has made the break-up of the United Kingdom more likely, polling has found. In England, 68% of adults backed the UK status quo followed by 66% in Wales, 59% in Northern Ireland and 52% in Scotland, according to the ICM research. But across the four nations, up to six out of 10 voters said Britain’s exit from the European Union had increased the prospect of the UK splitting up.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2018 - 10:30 UTC

    Brexit: EU feels there is “a real risk” no agreement can be reached with UK

    Barnier and Taoiseach Varadkar heaped further pressure on Britain to offer more detailed solutions to progress talks ahead of the next summit of EU leaders in June.

    The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said that there is “a real risk” that no agreement will be reached with the UK in talks on its withdrawal from the political bloc. Speaking on a visit to the Border area of Ireland, Mr Barnier said that the EU was preparing for all options, including the possibility that Brussels and London cannot reach a deal on the UK’s departure in March 2019.

  • Thursday, April 26th 2018 - 09:13 UTC

    PM May on the brink: North Ireland allies warning on an EU customs union

    Brussels diplomats say that, as things stand, the UK would only get a Canada-style deal with EU after Brexit, which would not avoid a return of the Border in Ireland.

    The Democratic Unionist Party has warned UK Prime Minister Theresa May it will bring down her government if Northern Ireland is forced to stay inside the EU customs union and single market after Brexit. The renewed threat comes ahead of a vote by British MPs, pushed for by pro-EU parliamentarians, seeking to keep UK customs union membership.

  • Thursday, April 12th 2018 - 07:20 UTC

    EC president furious with Brexit: “only a united Europe can be a sovereign Europe”

    “I don’t like Brexit”, said Donald Tusk, “actually, I believe Brexit is one of the saddest moments in twenty first-century European history.”

    European Council President Donald Tusk has said Brexit makes him furious, and called on Europe to unite during a speech in Dublin. The statesman warned it would take very little time to demolish the structures of peace and unity built up in the continent.

  • Tuesday, April 10th 2018 - 09:09 UTC

    Sharing cash for farmers, one of the biggest post Brexit challenge, say experts

    The UK received £3.4 billion in Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments in 2016, with England allocated significantly less per person than the other nations.

    Quitting the European Union means the UK will have to go back to the drawing board over devolution, constitutional experts have warned. Wrangles over sharing out cash for farmers will be one of the biggest challenges ministers face, according to the Institute for Government (IfG).

  • Wednesday, January 31st 2018 - 20:00 UTC

    Gibraltar cannot be the whipping boy of Brexit Garcia tells EU

    The Deputy Chief Minister stressed the importance of continued cross-border fluidity once Gibraltar was outside the European Union.

    In an address to a Brussels think tank, the (Germany's Liberal Party) Friedrich Naumann Foundation, the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has declared that it would be manifestly unfair to use Gibraltar as a whipping boy who was made to suffer the consequences of Europe‘s wider disagreements with the United Kingdom.

  • Thursday, December 28th 2017 - 10:07 UTC

    Thousands of government papers “vanished” from UK's National Archives

    The Foreign Office subsequently told the National Archives that the papers taken were nowhere to be found.

    Thousands of government papers detailing some of the most controversial episodes in 20th-century British history have vanished after civil servants removed them from the country’s National Archives and then reported them as lost. Documents concerning the Falklands war, Northern Ireland’s Troubles and the infamous Zinoviev letter – in which MI6 officers plotted to bring about the downfall of the first Labour government - are all said to have been misplaced.

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