European Union

Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Stephen Barclay promoted to Brexit Secretary after Dominic Raab resigns over May's EU agreement

Stephen Barclay promoted to Brexit Secretary after Dominic Raab resigns over May's EU agreement

Stephen Barclay promoted to Brexit Secretary

Leave-supporting Stephen Barclay has been promoted to Brexit Secretary from a ministerial role in the Department for Health.

What is in Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement?

What is in Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement?

What is in Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement?

Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement was published on Wednesday night following the announcement that the Cabinet had approved the draft.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Nigel Farage’s comments branded as ‘pub chat’ by former SNP MP

Nigel Farage’s comments branded as ‘pub chat’ by former SNP MP

Nigel Farage’s comments branded as ‘pub chat’ by former SNP MP

Nigel Farage described the Prime Minister’s proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement as trying to “opt back into” the European Union, adding that it was a “betrayal” - but Mr Farage's comments where called "pub chat" by former SNP MP John Nicolson. 

Everything you need to know from Theresa May’s conference: From a second EU vote to her cricket hero

Everything you need to know from Theresa May’s conference: From a second EU vote to her cricket hero

Everything you need to know from Theresa May’s conference

Here are the main points from her speech, from whether she will fight a no confidence vote to who was her cricket hero. A round up of the highs and lows of Mrs May’s conference following a turbulent day at Parliament.

Brexit mug with holes in brings witty fame to local Yorkshire village

Brexit mug with holes in brings witty fame to local Yorkshire village

Brexit mug with holes in brings witty fame to local Yorkshire village

A pottery firm from Yorkshire has gone viral after one of its potters made a Brexit-themed mug - complete with holes in its sides.

Katie Perrior: There was always going to be ‘bloodshed’ over the final Brexit deal

Katie Perrior: There was always going to be ‘bloodshed’ over the final Brexit deal

Katie Perrior: There was always going to be ‘bloodshed’ over the final EU deal

Former Communications Director for Downing Street, Katie Perrior has said that Parliament knew that when it came to the final deal “there would be some bloodshed”.

Pound Sterling falls after key Brexit ministerial resignations

Pound Sterling falls after key Brexit ministerial resignations

Pound Sterling falls after key Brexit ministerial resignations

The pound sterling has fallen after shock ministerial resignations from Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey over the Prime Minister’s Brexit agreement.

Jacob Rees-Mogg threatens to put in a no confidence letter against Theresa May

Jacob Rees-Mogg hands in letter of no confidence against Theresa May

Jacob Rees-Mogg hands in letter of no confidence against Theresa May

The Brexiteer MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has handed in a letter of no confidence against Theresa May following the publication of her EU Withdrawal agreement on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Cabinet backs Theresa May's Brexit agreement

Cabinet backs Theresa May's Brexit agreement

Cabinet backs Theresa May's Brexit agreement

In a statement outside 10 Downing Street after a five-hour Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Theresa May said that Cabinet has agreed the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Theresa May fights to get Cabinet to back her Brexit plans in five hour long meeting

Theresa May fights to get Cabinet to back her Brexit plans in five hour long meeting

Theresa May fights to get Cabinet to back her Brexit plans in five hour meeting

Theresa May was fighting to get senior ministers on board with her Brexit plans as a Cabinet meeting to approve a draft withdrawal agreement dragged on well beyond its expected time.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Home Office more than 1,400 short of staffing level wanted for Brexit preparations

Home Office more than 1,400 short of staffing level wanted for Brexit preparations

Home Office more than 1,400 short of staff level wanted for Brexit preparations

The Home Office is more than 1,400 short of its target staffing level for Brexit preparations.

CPS expanding overseas teams to prepare for no deal Brexit

CPS expanding overseas teams to prepare for no deal Brexit

CPS expanding overseas teams to prepare for no deal Brexit

The Crown Prosecution Service is expanding its extradition units and teams overseas in case Britain crashes out of the EU in March.

Brexit deal agreed on ‘technical level’

Brexit deal agreed on ‘technical level’

Brexit deal agreed on ‘technical level’

A Brexit deal has been reached by negotiators in Brussels and will be the focus of a crunch Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Theresa May says UK will not agree EU Withdrawal deal ‘at any cost’

Theresa May says UK will not agree EU Withdrawal deal ‘at any cost’

Theresa May says UK will not agree EU Withdrawal deal ‘at any cost’

Theresa May has told the Cabinet that she will not agree a withdrawal deal with the EU “at any cost”.

Damian Green MP: ‘No government has ever published legal advice’ amid calls for Brexit backstop advice to be revealed

Damian Green MP: ‘No government has ever published legal advice’ amid calls for Brexit backstop advice to be revealed

Damian Green MP: ‘No government has ever published legal advice’

Conservative MP Damian Green has said that “no government has ever published legal advice” and that it was “not going to happen”, after former Brexit Secretary David Davis called for Theresa May to publish the legal advice given to the Government on the Irish backstop.

Arron Banks’ Firm and Leave.EU face fines totalling £135,000 for unlawful use of customer data

Arron Banks’ firm and Leave.EU face fines of up to £135,000 for unlawful use of customer data

Arron Banks’ firm and Leave.EU face fines of £135,000 for unlawful use of data

The UK’s data watchdog has found that Leave.EU staff had access to the personal data of customers of Arron Banks’ insurance company, Eldon.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

Theresa May and Irish Premier agree backstop is ‘temporary’

Theresa May and Irish Premier Leo Varadkar agree backstop is ‘temporary’

Theresa May and Irish Premier agree backstop is ‘temporary’

Downing Street has released a statement saying the Prime Minister and Irish Premier had agreed the backstop should “only be a temporary arrangement”, but Leo Varadkar said he would not accept a Brexit deal which gives the UK unilateral power to halt the backstop.

Sir William Cash: 'These agitators threatening to try to unwind this deal will get their comeuppance'

Sir William Cash: 'These agitators are threatening to try and unwind this deal'

Sir William Cash has said that the British people are “fed up” with “Remoaners threatening to try and unwind this deal”, after MPs have been urged to vote down an deal on the EU and call for another Brexit referendum.

Boris Johnson calls Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal an ‘absolute stinker’

Boris Johnson calls Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal an ‘absolute stinker’

Boris Johnson calls Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal an ‘absolute stinker’

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has attacked a proposed deal with the European Union as an “absolute stinker” and called on MPs to reject it.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

Dominic Raab accused of ‘running away’ from people in border towns

Dominic Raab accused of ‘running away’ from people in border towns

Dominic Raab accused of ‘running away’ from people in border towns

A Sinn Fein MP has accused Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab of "running away" from people living in a border town during his visit to Northern Ireland.

If nothing is wrong it does raise questions as to why it has been referred to the NCA, says criminal barrister

If 'nothing is wrong' it does 'raise questions' as to why Leave.EU has been referred to the NCA, says criminal barrister

If nothing is wrong with Leave.EU, 'it raise questions,' says criminal barrister

Criminal Barrister Osman Osman has said that if it is found that Arron Banks has done “nothing wrong” then it raises questions as to why the case has been referred to the National Crime Agency.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Labour could be ‘wiped out’ if it betrays the Brexit vote, says ex-chair of Vote Leave

Ex-chair of Vote Leave: Labour could be ‘wiped out’ if it tries to block Brexit

Ex-chair of Vote Leave: Labour could be ‘wiped out’ if it tries to block Brexit

Gisela Stuart, the former chair of Vote Leave warned Labour MPs that voting for Theresa May’s Chequers deal was “dangerous” for the party and that “even established parties could be wiped out”.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Brexit Secretary suggests EU withdrawal deal may be done within three weeks

Dominic Raab suggests EU withdrawal deal may be done within three weeks

Dominic Raab suggests EU withdrawal deal may be done within three weeks

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has indicated that he expects a deal on Britain’s EU withdrawal to be finalised by November 21.

Austria refuses to sign global UN pact to manage migration

Austria refuses to sign global UN pact to manage migration

Austria refuses to sign global UN pact to manage migration

Austria's vice chancellor said migration 'is not a human right'

George Osborne: Bringing immigration into Brexit debate was 'lethal'

George Osborne: Bringing immigration into Brexit debate was 'lethal'

George Osborne: Bringing immigration into Brexit debate was 'lethal'

Former Chancellor George Osborne said that the Conservative government 'opened the door' to the EU referendum by letting immigration concerns mix with sovereignty debate

Damian Collins says Leave.EU letter proves Arron Banks is ‘rattled’ by committee crackdown on fake news

Damian Collins says Leave.EU letter proves Arron Banks is ‘rattled’ by committee crackdown on fake news

Damian Collins says Arron Banks is ‘rattled’ by committee crackdown on fake news

Conservative MP Damian Collins has said Leave.EU’s letter to his constituents shows that his committee has Arron Banks “rattled”, after Mr Banks was called to speak at a “fake news” inquiry by the committee.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Lord Owen: Jeremy Corbyn needs to ‘stop pretending’ he wants to remain in the EU

Lord Owen: Jeremy Corbyn needs to ‘stop pretending’ he wants to remain in the EU

Lord Owen: Jeremy Corbyn needs to ‘stop pretending’ he wants to remain in the EU

Lord Owen has said Jeremy Corbyn needs to stop “trying to pretend” to the electorate that he wants to leave.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

EU subsidies: What will happen to farming produce after Brexit?

EU subsidies: What will happen to UK farmers after Brexit?

EU subsidies: What will happen to UK farmers after Brexit?

Earlier this month, Irish cheesemaker Ornua admitted that it had begun stockpiling cheddar in the UK to protect the company against price rises if the UK left the European Union without a deal.

What do HGV drivers think of Philip Hammond's budget?

'We need to leave the EU to spend our money better': HGV drivers react to the Budget

'We need to leave the EU to spend our money better': HGV drivers react to Budget

This afternoon, Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to announce a £30 billion transport fund to improve the UK’s roads, with £420 million dedicated to fixing potholes.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Report saying Brexit could lead to 5,600 diet-related deaths per year is ‘classic Project Fear’, says economist

Report saying Brexit could lead to 5,600 diet-related deaths per year is ‘classic Project Fear’, says economist

Brexit causing diet-related deaths is 'classic Project Fear', says economist

Economist Julian Jessop has said that a new report suggesting Brexit could lead to up to 5,600 diet-related deaths per year is “a classic example of Project Fear”.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Dominic Raab: There is a risk of no deal because of EU's 'intrasigence'

Dominic Raab: There is a risk of no deal because of EU's 'intrasigence'

Dominic Raab: There is a risk of no deal because of EU's 'intrasigence'

The Brexit Secretary tells an MP there 'certainly is a risk' of not getting a Brexit deal

Tory MP warns against Kent becoming ‘parking lot of England’

Tory MP warns against Kent becoming ‘parking lot of England’

Tory MP warns against Kent becoming ‘parking lot of England’

The Government has been warned against turning Kent into the “parking lot of England”, over concerns about using a motorway as a holding area in the case of a no deal Brexit.

EU attempts to end daylight saving are example of ‘EU interfering in UK internal affairs’, says former UKIP councillor

Attempts to end daylight saving are ‘EU interfering in UK internal affairs’, says former UKIP councillor

Ex-UKIP councillor: Attempt to end daylight saving is the ‘EU interfering in UK'

Former UKIP Councillor John Perry has said that Brussels’ proposals to end daylight saving hours are “another example of the EU interfering in internal UK affairs”.

Ukrainian filmmaker jailed for terrorism wins EU human rights prize

Ukrainian filmmaker jailed for conspiring to commit terrorism wins EU human rights prize

Ukrainian filmmaker jailed on terrorism charges wins EU human rights prize

The European Union has awarded its human rights prize to a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia for terrorism charges.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

Brexiteer on People’s Vote March: ‘People don’t want another vote, they just want people to get on with it’

Brexiteer on People’s Vote March: ‘People don’t want another vote, they just want people to get on with it’

Brexiteer on People’s Vote March: ‘People don’t want another vote'

Brendan Chilton, Director of Labour Future UK has said that “people don’t want another vote” but that he supported the idea of people “marching in the street”.

Theresa May: The shape of the 'vast majority' of the deal is now clear

Theresa May: The shape of the 'vast majority' of the deal is now clear

Theresa May: The shape of the 'vast majority' of the deal is now clear

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the “vast majority” of the Brexit deal “is now clear”.

Theresa May: 'Brexit isn't about me, it's about you'

Theresa May: 'Brexit isn't about me, it's about you'

Theresa May: 'Brexit isn't about me, it's about you'

Theresa May wrote an op-ed in the Sun saying she doesn't think of how Brexit might affect her, but focuses on the British public

Brexit deal is '95 per cent done', Theresa May to tell MPs

Brexit deal is '95 per cent done', Theresa May to tell MPs

Brexit deal is '95 per cent done', Theresa May to tell MPs

Theresa May will tell MPs that the Brexit withdrawal agreement is almost done, but the Irish border remains a sticking point

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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‘We want to make sure young people’s voices are heard’, says anti-Brexit campaigner

‘We want to make sure young people’s voices are heard’, says pro-EU campaigner

Founder of anti-Brexit campaign For Our Future’s Sake Jason Arthur has said that the People's Vote March was about preventing the UK from becoming "poorer and more isolated". 

More than half a million protesters anti-Brexit march through London

'Over half a million' anti-Brexit protesters march through London

'Over half a million' anti-Brexit protesters march through London

People’s March organisers claim more than 560,000 anti-Brexit campaigners joined a march through London calling for a second EU referendum.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

Jacob Rees-Mogg would demand 'best of three' if Remain won second referendum

Jacob Rees-Mogg would demand 'best of three' if Remain won second referendum

Jacob Rees-Mogg would demand 'best of three' if Remain won second referendum

Jacob Rees-Mogg told James Whale Brexiteers would demand a 'best of three' if a second Brexit referendum resulted in a Remain win

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Theresa May will not agree a Brexit deal that “traps” UK in customs union, says Downing Street

Theresa May will not agree a Brexit deal that 'traps' UK in customs union, says Downing Street

May will not agree a deal that 'traps' UK in customs union, says Downing Street

Prime Minister Theresa May would never agree a Brexit deal that “traps” the UK in a customs union, Downing Street has said.

UK talent: What will happen to live music after Brexit?

UK talent: What will happen to live music after Brexit?

UK talent: What will happen to live music after Brexit?

Last weekend, an open letter from UK musicians warned that Brexit would silence UK music in a “self-built cultural jail” and the industry would suffer from extra costs to travel to and from EU countries.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Bank of England warns of ‘pressing’ need for EU action to avoid no-deal Brexit risks

Bank of England warns of ‘pressing’ need for EU action to avoid no-deal Brexit risks

Bank of England warns of need for EU action to avoid no-deal Brexit risks

The Bank of England has warned that the need for action is now “pressing” to ward off the risks to trillion of pounds of financial products from a no-deal Brexit.

Tory rebels are ready to defy Theresa May over Chequers, says former Brexit minister

Tory rebels are ready to defy Theresa May over Chequers, says former Brexit minister

Tory rebels are ready to defy Theresa May over Chequers, says former minister

As many as 40 Tory Brexiteers will resist attempts to coerce them into supporting a Brexit deal with Brussels based on Theresa May’s Chequers plan, a former minister has warned.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

SNP Westminster leader threatens ‘maximum disruption’ to UK Tory government

SNP Westminster leader threatens ‘maximum disruption’ to UK Tory government

SNP Westminster leader threatens ‘maximum disruption’ to UK Tory government

The SNP’s Westminster leader has threatened his party’s MPs will cause “maximum disruption” to UK Tory government if it continues to “treat Scotland as a second-class nation”.

EU still needs to move for a Brexit deal to happen, says Downing Street

EU still needs to move for a Brexit deal to happen, says Downing Street

EU still needs to move for a Brexit deal to happen, says Downing Street

“Big issues” remain to be resolved on the UK’s EU withdrawal agreement ahead of next week’s Brussels summit, Prime Minister Theresa May’s official spokesman has said.

Labour Leave’s Brendan Chilton: Brexit ‘is not a party issue'

Labour Leave’s Brendan Chilton: Brexit ‘is not a party issue'

Labour Leave’s Brendan Chilton: Brexit ‘is not a party issue’

Labour Leave’s Brendan Chilton has said that Brexit is not a party issue and Labour and the Conservatives need to “work together” so that the UK can go on to “prosper”.

Japan would welcome UK to pacific trade bloc ‘with open arms’

Japan would welcome UK to pacific trade bloc ‘with open arms’

Japan would welcome UK to pacific trade bloc ‘with open arms’

Britain would be welcomed into the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact “with open arms” by Japan, the country’s Prime Minister has said.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

EU President optimistic about Brexit deal ahead of key EU summit

EU President optimistic about Brexit deal ahead of key EU summit

EU President optimistic about Brexit deal ahead of key EU summit

Brussels are talking up a Brexit breakthrough as Theresa May supporters insist any move to topple the Prime Minister by Tory MPs would end in “collapse and disarray”.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Donald Tusk demands greater respect from UK after Jeremy Hunt’s ‘unwise insult’

EU President Donald Tusk demands greater respect from UK after Jeremy Hunt’s ‘unwise insult’

EU President demands greater respect for EU after Jeremy Hunt’s ‘unwise insult’

The European Council President has called Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s comparison of the EU and Soviet Union as “unwise”.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

France unveils plan to prepare for possible no-deal Brexit

France unveils plan to prepare for possible no-deal Brexit

France unveils plan to prepare for possible no-deal Brexit

France’s government has unveiled a bill to get the country ready in case of a no-deal Brexit.

Tesco warns over stockpiling amid no-deal Brexit fears

Tesco warns over stockpiling amid no-deal Brexit fears

Tesco warns over stockpiling amid no-deal Brexit fears

Tesco has become the latest supermarket to warn over stockpiling as grocers ramp up contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

What is a Canada-style trade deal?

What is a Canada-style trade deal?

What is a Canada-style trade deal?

Prime Minister Theresa May has argued that a no-deal Brexit would be better for the UK than a Canada-style deal, saying that the latter deal would risk breaking up the UK.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

Thousands of jobs would be lost with a Canada-style Brexit deal, says CBI boss

Thousands of jobs would be lost with a Canada-style Brexit deal, says CBI boss

Thousands of jobs would be lost with a Canada-style Brexit deal, says CBI boss

Thousands of jobs would be lost if the Government agreed to a Canada-style deal with the European Union, CBI director-general has said.

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