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LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit has torn the fabric of Britain’s political system, say a group of 11 lawmakers behind a dramatic series of defections that have sent shockwaves through one of the world’s oldest and most stable parliaments. FILE PHOTO: British and EU flags flutter outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain January 30,
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Stephen Barclay is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s Brexit ministry said after talks in Brussels on Thursday that the focus of negotiations was now on getting new guarantees on the temporary nature
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European Commission first Vice-President Frans Timmermans delivers a speech during a debate on BREXIT after the vote on british Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, January 16, 2019. Right is European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The risk of Britain crashing out
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Britain’s Attorney General Geoffrey Cox walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain, February 20, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson (Reuters) – Attorney General Geoffrey Cox is considering plans for a unilateral exit mechanism to the Irish backstop with a notice period of 12 months, the Telegraph newspaper reported bit.ly/2E0XHql late on Wednesday. The “backstop” provision in Britain’s
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May held “constructive” talks in Brussels on Wednesday as she sought concessions on Brexit from a sceptical European Union, her strategy under strain after the defection of three lawmakers. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels,
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May headed to Brussels on Wednesday to seek more concessions from a sceptical European Union but the surprise defection of three pro-EU lawmakers from her Conservative Party undermined her Brexit strategy. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, February 13,
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is seen outside of Downing Street in London, Britain, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Wednesday that he was hopeful that a Brexit deal could be passed by the British parliament if the government’s attorney-general is in a
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FILE PHOTO: Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, arrives at the Natural History Museum in London, Britain February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – Meghan Markle, who is expecting her first child with Prince Harry in the spring, was in New York City on Tuesday for a baby shower, according to Harper’s Bazaar
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will meet top EU official Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday, pressing on with efforts to find a way to get their Brexit deal through Britain’s parliament. FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May meets with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss Brexit, at the EU headquarters
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Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Brussels on Wednesday to “take stock of the latest state of play on Brexit” with the head of the EU’s executive European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, spokespeople
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, speaks at a conference on alternative models of ownership, in central London, Britain February 10, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will on Tuesday urge the government to adopt his party’s Brexit plan for a permanent customs union with
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EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scotland will step up efforts to persuade EU citizens to stay after Brexit, its First Minister will tell French lawmakers on Tuesday, amid concerns about potential workforce shortages in the largest of the United Kingdom’s three smaller nations. FILE PHOTO: Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon makes a statement to the Scottish Parliament
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Justice David Gauke leaves Downing Street in London, Britain January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville (Reuters) – Four of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s senior ministers have urged her to stop using the threat of a no-deal Brexit in divorce negotiations with the European Union, the Guardian newspaper reported
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LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should, along with other big tech companies, be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens’ rights, British lawmakers said on Monday. In a damning report that singled out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for what it said was a failure of
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FILE PHOTO: Member of Parliament (MP) Paul Flynn speaks at a legalise cannabis tea party outside the Houses of Parliament, in London, Britain October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Mary Turner (Reuters) – Veteran MP Paul Flynn of the Labour Party has died, Sky News reported bit.ly/2SJ0KOm late on Sunday, citing a confirmation from his local association. Flynn
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French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May visit the Thiepval Memorial, in Thiepval, France November 9, 2018. Francois Mori/Pool via REUTERS PARIS (Reuters) – France on Sunday denied British media reports that President Emmanuel Macron had offered concessions on the Irish backstop to end the stalemate over Brexit negotiations. “These (reports) are without any
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Theresa May plans to speak to every European Union leader and the European Commission chief to seek changes to her EU withdrawal agreement, days after another defeat from her own lawmakers and as businesses brace for a no-deal Brexit on March 29. FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker shakes hands
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FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker shakes hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May is to hold Brexit talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker next week, her office said on Saturday, following this
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