Theresa May to present Brexit plans to EU leaders – BBC News

June 22, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNot got long? Here’s the Queen’s Speech in 90 seconds UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to address EU leaders on her plans for the issue of expats’ rights after Brexit. Mrs May will head to Brussels for her first European summit since she lost her Commons majority in the general election. It comes the day after measures to enable Brexit dominated the Queen’s Speech and with the Conservatives still trying to …

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British pundit who got the UK election wrong eats his own Brexit book on live TV

June 12, 2017

Yum.Image: skynews Don’t make promises you can’t keep. Matthew Goodwin, a professor of political science in the United Kingdom, tweeted last month that he didn’t believe the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn would poll above 38 percent in the U.K. general election. If they did, he said, he would “happily eat [his] new Brexit book.” This man just ate (some of) his book live on Sky News after making an incorrect #GE2017 prediction @GoodwinMJ …

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… out by the Act. How will a hung Parliament affect Brexit? The single reason Mrs May said she called the election was to strengthen her position in negotiating a good Brexit deal. It is inevitable now that with a reduced majority she will have to compromise her aims in order to get support from the other parties. In particular the DUP – with whom Mrs May has said she will work – could be very influential here. Time is of the essence though, as negotiations with the remaining European …

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Election 2017: Five key things about the Question Time special – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… get off lightly either, with the first question from the audience on why the British public should trust him to negotiate Brexit. Image copyright Getty Images Home Secretary Amber Rudd repeatedly accused Mr Corbyn of having a “magic money tree” during the seven-way debate on Wednesday, and Mrs May carried on the baton, repeating the mantra on a number of occasions. “There isn’t a magic money tree that we can shake that suddenly provides for everything that people …

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UK exports record amount of food and drink – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… post-Brexit will be key. The rise in the value of UK salmon sales is thanks in part to rising global demand for the fish, that has been hard to meet due to widespread lice infestations that have hampered production. That has led to higher prices for salmon across the board. The weakness of sterling has also helped to make Scottish salmon less expensive than salmon from Chile and Norway. British wine exports saw the greatest growth by volume, climbing 13.8%, while the value of the UK’s …

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Election 2017 debate: Parties clash on Brexit – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… presented a plan to protect access to the European Union single market for Welsh business. Image caption Carwyn Jones says all we hear from Theresa May on Brexit is ‘slogans’ He said there needed to be a worked-out plan from the Conservatives – without a plan, he said there might as well be a “parrot” negotiating over Brexit than the prime minister. Mr Jones said: “There’s no plan from the Tories. All we hear from Theresa May it’s just …

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Election blind dates: Nigel Farage and Rachel Johnson – BBC News

May 30, 2017

Nigel Farage Who are you? I’m Nigel Farage, aged 53. Former leader of UKIP, campaigned for Brexit. What are your political views? I’ve always thought that the UK should be – must be – an independent self-governing nation that makes its own laws, controls its own borders and chooses its own friends in the world. I don’t just want the UK to leave the EU, I want Europe to leave the EU. How would you describe yourself? I’m a hard-working person, I’ve …

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General election 2017: Sturgeon to unveil SNP manifesto – BBC News

May 30, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly said that “now is not the time” for a second referendum on independence. ‘Strong opposition’ And the Conservative manifesto promises there will be no referendum until the Brexit process has “played out” and unless there is “public consent” for one to be held – although it does not specify what that means. Speaking ahead of launching her party’s manifesto, Ms Sturgeon said the SNP would …

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General election 2017: Lib Dems warn over crime database access – BBC News

May 29, 2017

Both the UK and EU backed close cooperation on security matters when they outlined their Brexit negotiating strategies. In the document setting out its negotiation aims, the government lists the SIS as an example of the “mutually beneficial model of cooperation” in the fight against crime and terrorism. It said the UK would “continue to cooperate closely with our European partners” on security matters, and “negotiate the best deal we can with the EU to cooperate …

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Trump Flees D.C. Witch Hunt for World Tour

… support for Brexit, or his sympathy with European politicians like French presidential loser Marine Le Pen who want to blow the European Union apart. Trumps one-on-one working lunch with the new French president, Emmanuel Macron, on Thursday should be interesting. It will pit the aging reality TV star against a man more than 20 years younger who is emerging as the leader of a rational, centrist movement in France and Europe. Then its off to the G-7 meeting in Taormina, Sicily, where Trump also …

May 22, 2017
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General election 2017: Greens ‘to hold Tories to account’ – BBC News

Co-leaders Ms Lucas and Jonathan Bartley are set to focus on young people, claiming that a generation has been let down by a government “hell-bent on an extreme Brexit” and an economy that “fails the majority”. Guide to the Green Party Election 2017 poll tracker The party will pledge to immediately guarantee the rights of EU citizens, protect freedom of movement and give the British public, rather than just Parliament, the final say on any EU deal. Mr Bartley, …

May 22, 2017
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Brexit barriers ‘would harm science’, say universities – BBC News

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May 22, 2017
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Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

… comparing the reconciliation process to what happened in Northern Ireland or South Africa. Like Mr Blackham he voted for Brexit in last year’s EU referendum. Most of the older working class people I spoke to – the traditional bedrock of Labour support in the area – needed no prompting to criticise what they saw as Jeremy Corbyn’s lack of leadership ability and charisma. He seemed to go over much better with younger, more cosmopolitan voters. Image caption Josh …

May 21, 2017
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General election 2017: The mystery of the three million ‘extra’ voters – BBC News

… election. Are they people who are totally dissatisfied with the political system and became serial non-voters but were unable to resist the chance to give the establishment a thoroughly good kicking at the referendum? If so, there seems little chance that they will appear again on 8 June 2017. On the other hand, some may be tempted to vote for the party they consider most likely to put the brakes on Brexit; others to support the party they think truly believes in the UK outside Europe. If only …

May 17, 2017
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Pay will continue to be squeezed, employers’ survey suggests – BBC News

With inflation at 2.3% – a figure that is expected to rise sharply when April’s number is published on Tuesday – employers are clearly not preparing for higher wage settlements. Why? Well, according to the Bank of England, much of it comes down to uncertainty about the Brexit process. Companies are still nervous about an economically disruptive exit from the European Union and are hoarding cash rather than rewarding employees. Slow lane People in work are also suffering an …

May 15, 2017
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