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BREXIT BLUNDER: Project Fear got its sums WRONG by £100 BILLION, economist claims

TREASURY predictions during the Brexit campaign were wrong to the tune of £100billion, according to a report which accuses former Chancellor George …

United Kingdom

Barnier demands UK match Brussels' tax rates or kiss trade deal goodbye

BRITAIN has no chance of securing a trade deal with the EU unless it agrees to match Brussels on tax rates, Michel Barnier declared yesterday.<p>The …

United Kingdom

It’s time to stop doom-mongering over the Irish border - the solutions are already out there

It has been a mystifying spectacle to witness the fresh wave of doom-mongering over the future of the Irish border and the Good Friday Agreement in …

United Kingdom

What's the POINT of the EU? Spain FURIOUS with Brussels over Germany's Puigdemont block

Esteban Gonzalez Pons, a member of Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy’s Partido Popular party, said freedom of movement in Europe made no sense if the European …

Europe

Leave voters didn’t vote to become poorer – they were protesting, and they should be heard

During the 1992 presidential race, James Carville, a strategist, hung a sign on the wall of Bill Clinton’s Little Rock campaign headquarters and …

United Kingdom

Macron to BLAME for blue passport ruling? Tory warns of ‘SUSPICIOUS’ foreign contract bid

EMMANUEL Macron could be to blame for the recent blue passport contract ruling that saw British firm De La Rue shunned for Franco-Dutch firm Gemalto, …

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EU's chief Brexit negotiator is delaying deal so he can be in the 'limelight', says most senior Tory in Brussels

The most senior Tory in Brussels has accused the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator of seeking to delay the final Brexit deal so that he can be in the …

United Kingdom

Russia to come out with "good initiative" at OPCW session on Skripal case - Russian envoy

MOSCOW, April 11. /TASS/. Russia will come out with a "good initiative" at an extraordinary session of the Executive Council of the Organization for …

Russia

The EU is not ready for life without the UK

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a year's time, the United Kingdom will formally leave the European Union. But will anyone notice?<p>That question has been fiercely debated in Britain, where Brexit day -- 29 March 2019 -- is depicted by some as the end of the world, and derided by others as a non-event.<p>Zealots for Brexit …

Europe

Brits DO graft: UK workers are 'not lazier than eastern Europeans', study shows

The “strong work ethic” attributed to foreign brickies and builders actually disappears after two years, researchers discovered.<p>Now they are warning …

Remain campaigners colluded to flout EU vote spending rules, Priti Patel claims

Former cabinet minister Priti Patel has accused Remain campaigners of colluding to flout rules on spending during the referendum on Britain's future …

United Kingdom

At last, Brussels begins to see sense about Brexit

There’s been some good news from Brussels .<p>No, I mean it.<p>I’ll never agree that we’re doing the right thing by quitting the EU. Call me a remoaner if …

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What the UK's fishing industry wants from Brexit

By the time dawn breaks behind the tall towers of Canary Wharf in London, home to dozens of banks and other financial institutions, Bill Thornton is already halfway through his day.<p>A trader for 35 years, he is used to hard work and waking up in the early hours of the morning. But Thornton is not a …

Human Geography

EU, British negotiators hail major progress on Brexit deal

BRUSSELS (AP) - Negotiators from the European Union and Britain on Monday hailed major progress in the Brexit talks, but conceded there had been no …

Brexit DEAL DONE LIVE: Barnier hails 'large part of work COMPLETE' as transition limited

• <b>Michel Barnier announced an agreement had been reached on a "time-limited" transition period</b>• <b><br>David Davis said the implementation period will run from</b> …

United Kingdom

Brexit Committee descends into bitter row over plan that could delay EU withdrawal

An influential Commons committee has become mired in a bitter row after Leave members refused to back its report recommending a potential delay to …

How Thatcher brought UK back from the wilderness

With tributes from across the world hailing Baroness Thatcher’s life, Louise Armitstead explores the profound impact that she had upon the UK and its economy .<p>When Sir Winston Churchill died in 1965, there were a total of four tribute speeches in the House of Commons. When Parliament was recalled …

Economics

Britain could leave the bloc without a Brexit deal 'and do things BETTER than the EU'

The minister added that the UK “will do things better than the EU and compete with them” if we leave without a specific deal in place.<p>The revelation …

The EU has destroyed some of our most prosperous industries - and will continue to do so

Six years ago, Sir Mervyn King (now Lord King), who was then the governor of the Bank of England, was in his office, having a conversation with a visitor. Sir Mervyn is normally a mild‑mannered and rather academic man, but he was beginning to get cross. The Frenchman standing in front of him was …

European Union

EU threatens to sue Britain if it negotiates UK exemption from Trump tariffs

Britain faces huge fines in an EU legal battle that would poison the Brexit negotiations, if Liam Fox secures a UK-only exemption from Donald Trump’s trade tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.<p>The British Trade Secretary, who on Thursday accused the EU of acting like a gang in Brexit talks, said …

Why the EU is gearing up for its next migrant surge

Migration is back on the EU’s agenda on Thursday — and it’s unlikely to go away any time soon.<p>Talks among home affairs ministers in Brussels will be …

Europe

The Franco-German project is no longer enough for the EU

Europe’s Franco-German axis has waxed and waned as the EU’s driving force over the last six decades or so.<p>Notable duos include François Mitterand and …

Europe

Trump’s tariffs hammer the EU — and leave Canada and Mexico alone

And they hit many US allies harder than they hit China.<p>President Donald Trump on Thursday set in motion his highly controversial plan to make American steel and aluminum great again.<p>Flanked by metalworkers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Trump signed proclamations on Thursday afternoon …

Populist gains in Italy show the scale of Europe’s anger epidemic

Other EU countries won’t imitate Brexit but the forces that created it are pan-European<p>There is no comfort for British pro-Europeans in the knowledge that the EU has worse problems than Brexit. In recent months, more sleep has been lost in Brussels over Italian politics than anything Theresa May’s …

Europe

Trump tariffs: President says EU makes business 'impossible'

<b>US President Donald Trump has said European Union trade rules make it "impossible" for American firms to do business with the bloc.</b><p>Defending his tariff plans as he hosted the Swedish PM at the White House, Mr Trump said other countries had "taken advantage of" the US for decades.<p>Shortly afterwards …

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May 'double cherry-picking' on Brexit, says leaked EU report

Exclusive: Brussels analysis dismisses proposed model on trade as unworkable<p>Latest: EU Brexit guidelines propose ‘limited’ banking access<p>The EU has dismissed Theresa May’s Brexit speech as being more about Conservative party management than putting forward sensible solutions on trade, according to …

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Norway to Britain: Don’t leave, you’ll hate it

OSLO — Norway’s prime minister has bad news for U.K. Euroskeptics who hope to copy Oslo’s relationship with the European Union if they get their way …