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Tag: Brexit negotiations

  • Friday, March 15th 2019 - 06:41 UTC

    What is next for the Brexit Negotiations?

    PM Theresa May is safe from a leadership challenge, having just survived one, but could take the consistent rejection of her deal as her cue to resign.

    This week MPs in the UK voted against Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal, but also voted against leaving the European Union without a deal of some sort. This means that May must apply for an extension to Article 50, which is the transition plan enacted by any member state that wants to withdraw from the EU.

  • Saturday, October 27th 2018 - 08:46 UTC

    Ex Civil Service chief calls for a referendum as only option to a 'disastrous' Brexit

    Lord Kerslake said he had moved from being skeptical about holding a second referendum to joining last Saturday’s march in support of it

    A former head of the Civil Service has backed the call for a people’s vote on Brexit as the only viable option after “disastrous” exit negotiations. Independent crossbencher Lord Kerslake said he had moved from being skeptical about holding a second referendum to joining last Saturday’s march in support of it.

  • Wednesday, October 17th 2018 - 09:16 UTC

    Germany urges responsibility on Brexit ahead of European Council summit

    Foreign ministers from the remaining 27 EU states were receiving a briefing from chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at the General Affairs Council

    Germany has urged UK's Theresa May to “take responsibility” for Brexit, as a crunch summit approaches with no sign of any breakthrough in negotiations. The Prime Minister was briefing senior ministers in an extended session of Cabinet ahead of Wednesday’s European Council meeting at which it had initially been hoped to conclude the UK’s withdrawal deal.

  • Tuesday, September 11th 2018 - 08:43 UTC

    EU Barnier's “realistic” comments on Brexit help prop sterling

    Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator, told a forum in Slovenia that it was “realistic” to expect a divorce deal with Britain, the British embassy to Slovenia said on Twitter

    Sterling surged against the dollar and Euro on Monday after the European Union's chief negotiator said a Brexit deal was “realistic in six to eight weeks”. For the second time in less than a week, Michel Barnier has signaled his desire to move ahead on the Brexit negotiations, less than seven months before the United Kingdom is slated to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019.

  • 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.

  • Monday, June 25th 2018 - 07:44 UTC

    UK government reacts to Brexit threats from business: “completely inappropriate” at negotiations critical moment

    Airbus warned it could leave the UK if Britain were to exit the single market and customs union without a transition deal

    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that “threats” by business over Brexit are “completely inappropriate”. He was responding to warnings by Airbus and BMW that investments in the UK could be jeopardized by Brexit uncertainty.

  • Saturday, June 23rd 2018 - 09:03 UTC

    BMW joins Airbus in calling for clarity in Brexit negotiations

    Earlier, Airbus warned it would leave if the UK exits with no transition deal.

    Car giant BMW has followed plane-maker Airbus in warning about the consequences of Brexit uncertainty. BMW UK boss Ian Robertson says clarity is needed by the end of the summer. BMW makes the Mini and Rolls Royce and employs about 8,000 people in the UK.

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 08:26 UTC

    UK High Court rejects challenge of Article 50 (Brexit) legality

    Hugh Mercer QC told Lord Justice Gross and Justice Green on Tuesday: “It is a public interest challenge which aims to ensure simply that the law is applied.”

    Campaigners have lost a High Court challenge over the legality of Article 50. They hoped to win permission for a judicial review which, they claimed, could result in Brexit negotiations coming to a halt. Lawyers for Elizabeth Webster, who spearheaded the crowd-funded effort, said there was clearly an arguable case to go forward to a full hearing.

  • Monday, May 28th 2018 - 08:09 UTC

    Farmers' concerns on post-Brexit labour contracting reach PM's May desk

    The “significant number” of EU nationals the sector employed meant it was vital the government “ensures an adequate supply of permanent and seasonal labor”

    The UK food and farming industry wants assurances from the government that it will still be able to recruit enough staff from the EU after Brexit. The demand came as part of a manifesto drawn up by more than 100 organizations across the industry and sent to the PM. It urges the government to publish a white paper setting out its immigration plans “as a matter of priority”.

  • Wednesday, February 21st 2018 - 09:19 UTC

    Brexit strategy suggestion to Theresa May from 62 Conservative MPs

    Mrs May and the government have been under pressure to spell out in detail what they want the UK's future partnership with the EU to look like.

    More than 60 Conservative MPs have signed a letter to Theresa May making a series of “suggestions” about the government's Brexit strategy. The letter from the European Research Group says the UK should be free to negotiate and sign trade deals with other countries as soon as it leaves.

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