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EU demands in next round of talks set to enrage Cabinet Brexiteers, leak reveals

EU negotiators are already laying the groundwork to hit the UK with demands in the next stage of Brexit talks that are unacceptable to key figures in …

3 maps that explain the geopolitics of nuclear weapons

North Korea has received a lot of focus due to a recent missile test and the expectation of another nuclear test. It is a poor country whose nuclear program has allowed it to punch above its weight internationally. This has also forced superpowers to approach it with great caution.<p>Nuclear bombs are …

The EU wants to defy May's 'Hard Brexit' immigration plan by giving EU workers the best of both worlds

The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier will demand that EU workers in Britain are given employment rights enforced by the European Commission and overseen by European courts, even if they come to the UK after the nation has officially left the EU, according to a report by The Financial Times.<p>That …

EU agencies: a Brexit loss nobody's talking about

Brexit doesn’t only mean the UK leaving the European Union, the single European market, the European Economic Area, the customs union, the European …

Great Britain

Independent Scotland would be welcome to join EU, say Green MEPs

Letter signed by 50 politicians offers full support to ensure swift and smooth transition if Scotland leaves UK<p>Fifty European politicians have said Scotland would be “most welcome” to rejoin the European Union as a full member if it voted for independence.<p>The group of mainly Green party politicians …

Another prominent EU politician says London will lose its €930 billion daily business after Brexit

Sapin said in an interview with the Financial Times that it is not possible for the City to continue the lucrative clearing business after Britain leaves the European Union on March 29, 2019 because it would hurt the EU's "sovereignty."<p>"Everyone sees that . . . this goes to the heart of the …

Now Doritos and Peperami are getting smaller thanks to Brexit

When will this horror end? When will our favourite snacks stop being ruined?<p>We simply cannot take it any more.<p>First it was Toblerones, sneakily cut …

Nigel Farage Kicks Off Brexit Vote by Insulting Italy

Talks between British and the European Union lawmakers took another nasty turn.<p>The European parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of taking a tough stance against Britain in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations, planned to take place over the coming two years. MEPs in Strasbourg approved a …

Barnier ‘lobbied to stop May withdrawing article 50 in two years’

EU negotiator requested ‘red line’ amid fears PM could ‘abuse’ process to extend negotiations, Brussels sources say<p>The EU’s chief negotiator lobbied for the UK to be barred from stopping the article 50 process without the rest of the union’s consent, it has been claimed.<p>Senior Brussels sources say …

UK 'must be ready to vote against EU measures'

<b>Ministers must continue to scrutinise - and be prepared to vote against - new EU measures while it remains a member of the EU, a committee of MPs has said.</b><p>EU proposals should be considered by the UK both as an EU member state, and in terms of their Brexit implications, the European Scrutiny …

Theresa May is signalling a readiness to compromise on Brexit - Charlemagne

CharlemagneTheresa May is signalling a readiness to compromise on Brexit<p>HUGO YOUNG, an author, alighted on Hobbesian metaphors to describe Britain’s …

ukpolitics

UK could allow EU freedom of movement after Brexit, Boris Johnson says

ATHENS (Reuters) - Britain could allow free movement of people from the European Union during an implementation phase after Brexit to allow the economy to attract talented people, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday.<p>British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson answers a question during a …

Boris Johnson

The UK risks losing its global influence as it moves on Brexit

On March 29, the United Kingdom’s government handed a letter to the European Union Council president notifying it of its intention to leave the EU. …

A US trade deal out of the EU’s Reach would be a health and safety disaster | Geraint Davies

Unsafe products could reach our supermarkets if Britain has to rely on the US Environmental Protection Agency rather than the EU’s ‘precautionary principle’<p>With each day the repercussions of Brexit give pause for ominous thought. We know it threatens UK jobs in export industries. What should alarm …

No parallel Brexit and trade talks, EU's Barnier insists

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - Britain must stop pressing for immediate parallel talks with the European Union on a post-Brexit free trade deal, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday, and first agree on withdrawal terms.<p>Barnier said Prime Minister Theresa May’s letter a week ago to trigger …

Great Britain

Article 50 letter: Read it in full

• Annotated: What does the Article 50 letter really mean?<p>Theresa May has officially triggered Article 50 with a letter informing the European Council of Britain's intention to leave the European Union.<p>Read here in full, the six-page Brexit letter which launches two years of negotiations.<p>On 23 June …

Millions of exiles are caught in Brexit web

LONDON — Nazir Wilks has been homeless for months and must rely on the goodwill of friends and family to provide him and his 2-year-old son shelter. He blames Brexit for his misfortune.<p>That's because Wilks, 31, a British national, had been living in France but French employers refused to hire him, …

An independent Scotland could abandon sterling union - Salmond tells FT

LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland could abandon a currency union with the rest of the United Kingdom if it gained independence, former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond told the Financial Times.<p>Alex Salmond makes his speech at the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference in Glasgow Scotland, Britain …

Scotland

Iceland: Scotland could not start applying for EFTA until after independence

A separate Scotland would face years outside the EU single market, it has emerged after Iceland warned it could not start applying to join the European Free Trade Association until it is independent.<p>Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson, the Icelandic Foreign Minister, said only sovereign states can be …

Will Brexit see UK travellers lose their European health privileges?

There was good news and bad news for consumers this week, all looming, in different ways, out of the fog of Brexit. First the good - or goodish - variety, that Boots has fallen into line with WH Smith and decided that it will refund the VAT on goods bought in airport departure lounges by passengers …

Article 50 day won't be cut-off date for EU migrants, No 10 suggests

Downing Street indicates deadline for EU nationals to register right to live in Britain will be part of Brexit negotiations<p>No “cut-off date” for EU nationals to register their right to live in Britain is expected to be announced until negotiations on reciprocal rights of Britons living in other EU …

A week's holiday 'could cost pensioner £2,500 in health insurance' post Brexit

A week in France could cost a pensioner with common health problems up to £2,500 a week in insurance after Brexit, a public health professor has claimed.<p>If Britons lose their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) older people with multiple conditions could be forced to fork out hundreds, if not …

EU referendum: The claims that won it for Brexit, fact checked

The UK opted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016 after a campaign mired by scaremongering and the misuse of statistics.<p>Polls suggested a close race to the end, and Brexit ended up clinching victory with 51.9 per cent of the vote.<p>With conflicting facts thrown around by all sides in the campaign, <i>The</i> …

Donald Trump acts like he wants regime change – in the United States | Timothy Snyder

The president’s tweet against the judiciary recalls how authoritarianism has triumphed in other places<p>When the president of the United States maligns a federal judge on a medium that reaches millions of people, his action is not only inappropriate to his office, uncivil in the extreme, and a threat …

Donald Trump will not be allowed to address Parliament on UK state visit, says Speaker John Bercow

Donald Trump will not be welcome to address Parliament on his state visit to the UK because of its opposition to racism and to sexism, the Speaker of …

Cleric accused of masterminding 2008 Mumbai attacks under house arrest

Pakistan has ordered house arrest for the Islamist cleric Hafiz Saeed, who is accused by the US and India of masterminding the 2008 attacks on the Indian financial capital Mumbai that killed 166 people.<p>The move came after years of pressure and could help ease recently escalating tensions between …

Pakistan

Merkel 'explained' convention to Trump in phone call

German chancellor speaks to president amid international anger over US ban on people from seven Muslim countries<p>Donald Trump’s executive order to halt travel from seven Muslim-majority countries – Iraq, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia – has provoked a wave of concern and condemnation …

Donald Trump

Flying Lotus reacts to walkouts at Kuso's Sundance screening: 'I tried to warn folks'

Musician’s first feature-length film prompted some to leave screening due to its graphic content, with one site calling it the ‘grossest movie ever made’<p>Electronica star turned film-maker Flying Lotus (Steven Ellison) says he tried to warn people about the nature of his first feature-length film …

What would be in your Brexit white paper?

We want to know what you think should be in a formal policy document for leaving the European Union<p>Theresa May has announced that the government will publish a white paper on Brexit, and we want you to tell us what you think should be in it.<p>Related: Brexit: government to publish white paper, …

SNP urged to drop 'indyref2' threat as figures confirm Scotland's trade with UK worth four times more than EU

Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to abandon her repeated threats of a new independence referendum after official figures confirmed Scottish exports to the UK were worth four times as much as sales to the European Union.<p>Statistics published by the Scottish Government showed sales to other parts of …