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EU leaders lined up to tell Theresa May she needs to give guarantees on the Irish border before they will grant her the Brexit deal On a second day of summitry in Austria, May’s European Union peers rammed home their message on her plea for them to ease up on a “backstop” plan dealing with…

A senior Tory MP previously regarded as a Theresa May loyalist has broken ranks and dismissed her Chequers plan as “dead as a dodo”. Sir Mike Penning, who held several ministerial posts including serving under Mrs May at the Home Office, accused her of trying to “blackmail” MPs into supporting it.Interviewed in The Daily Telegraph,…

EU leaders are meeting in the Austrian city of Salzburg over the next two days with plenty to discuss. What’s it all about? Will Brexit finally be solved? What are the sticking points? Your questions are answered here – we hope! :: Why Salzburg and what’s the summit all about?European leaders meet four or five…

Theresa May appeared to receive a significant Brexit boost on the eve of a crucial EU summit when Michel Barnier pledged to break the deadlock over the Irish border. Speaking in Brussels, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said the European Union was ready to improve its proposal on the so-called Irish “backstop” after Brexit.Mr Barnier,…

All Brexit outcomes will entail costs for the UK economy, the International Monetary Fund says. But the global fund warned that a more disruptive Brexit would lead to a “significantly worse outcome,” adding that the range of Brexit issues left to prepare for was “daunting”.The IMF said it forecasts UK economic at 1.5% this year…

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald says Brexit makes Irish unity a “more imminent reality” than ever before. She told Sky News that Tory in-fighting over the issue had demonstrated their “utter indifference to Ireland.”Ms McDonald accused Boris Johnson in particular of being “deliberately provocative” and “grossly irresponsible” about the peace process.She said: “I think…

Britain and the European Union are “closing in” on a withdrawal agreement, Brexit minister Dominic Raab said before a meeting of European leaders in Salzburg next week. Britain is due to leave the bloc on March 29 but has yet to reach a full exit deal with Brussels, and some rebels lawmakers in Prime Minister…

Theresa May should leave office once she has agreed a Brexit deal with Brussels and steered it through parliament, according to her former policy chief. George Freeman said it was his view that the prime minister must “seal the deal for a new generation and hand the torch to them”.When asked about Mrs May’s future,…

The government has released its latest batch of papers advising people and companies what they need to prepare for if there is a “no-deal” Brexit. Here is what ministers are saying could happen:IRISH CITIZENS:: If you are an Irish citizen you would continue to have the right to enter and remain in the UK, as…

The government has released its latest batch of papers advising people and companies what they need to prepare for if there is a “no-deal” Brexit. Here is what ministers are saying could happen:DRIVING:: Drivers heading to the EU will need to buy an international driving permit or face being turned away at borders.:: There will…


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