Brexit

This man is launching a judicial review of against Brexit because he says it's 'unlawful'

Theresa May has been accused of sending an "unlawful" letter of notification to Brussels over the UK's intention to leave the EU, and is now facing a …

EU Referendum

EU nations set tough negotiating mandate for Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The 27 European Union nations handling Britain's exit from the bloc set a tough negotiating mandate for the talks, the EU's chief negotiator said Monday, stressing that the discussions would be tension-filled.<p>The talks will quickly center on the tens of billions in costs London …

EU Referendum

Britain Needs To Accept Its Position In Brexit Negotiations

Britain is threatening to walk away from Brexit negotiations.<p>It is typically impossible to successfully threaten the other side of a negotiation when …

EU Referendum

European Union Still Breaching Its Own Terms On Brexit Negotiations

The European Union is demanding that Britain solve the divorce bill problem before any other negotiations can take place concerning Brexit, the process of that very divorce of Britain from the EU. The problem with this is that this is a clear breach of the EU’s own announced negotiating guidelines. …

EU Referendum

The EU demands Britain pays the costs of moving European agencies out of London after Brexit

• <b>European Council publishes its Brexit negotiating directives.</b>• <b><br>Britain faces huge 'divorce bill' for unpaid commitments and projects.</b>• <b><br>Agreement on terms must be reached before substantive trade talks can begin.</b>• <b><br>Brexit Secretary David Davis has threatened to walk out of talks.</b>• <b><br>Formal negotiations are set</b> …

EU Referendum

EU and U.K. Clashing on Brexit Bill

The EU finalized its tough Brexit negotiating position, reiterating its hard line on the U.K.’s departure bill and refusing to discuss a future …

EU Referendum

May says has support for long-held immigration target - BBC

Prime Minister Theresa May denied on Monday that her top ministers did not support a target to bring down immigration to the tens of thousands, rejecting reports of a split in her cabinet over one of the issues that drove Britain's Brexit vote.<p>Asked in a BBC interview whether former finance …

EU Referendum

May to change social care pledge, George Osborne says

British Prime Minister Theresa May's ruling Conservative Party will change its policy pledge on transferring the cost of caring for elderly people, former finance minister George Osborne said on Monday.<p>May's opinion poll lead ahead of a June 8 election halved in two recent polls since she set out …

UK News

Europe isn't the new Silicon Valley. It's better

The World Economic Forum just published a fascinating article charting the growth of the European startup scene, contrasting it to the larger tech ecosystems of Silicon Valley and Asia. If you’re a European founder, you’ve got cause to be optimistic — funding is easier to get, there’s so much …

Silicon Valley

Theresa May says Corbyn hates Britain but she is the one who doesn't understand it

It’s good to love your country but it’s also fine to sometimes dislike and criticise it<p>The first time I left Britain on my own I was 19. I got the ferry to Dieppe and a train to the Val d’Oise, where a French miner handed me a badge saying “Nationalité: proletaire”.<p>I’ve lost that badge, but a part …

Jeremy Corbyn

Here's how much losing access to the Single Market could cost the UK economy as financial services are forecast to take the biggest hit

There has been much discussion around what losing access to the Single Market will mean for Britain, and now, a new report has totted up how much it …

EU Referendum

Cabinet at odds over social care as Theresa May is confronted by a voter about 'dementia tax'

Theresa May has been personally confronted by a voter concerned about her reforms to social care as Boris Johnson suggested the plans could be watered down.<p>The middle-aged female voter was caught by a camera crew on Sunday telling the Prime Minister she had been "unnerved" by the changes and asked …

Social Work

Theresa May isn't looking so strong and stable now – do we really want her leading us into the Brexit negotiations?

Theresa May said that the case for remaining in the European Union was “strong” before lurching to the far-right Brexit camp. She said there would be …

EU Referendum

Likely next Irish PM calls for Northern Ireland to stay in EU single market

| DUBLIN<p>Northern Ireland should remain in the European Union's single market and retain access to as many EU programmes as possible to ensure the British province secures a soft Brexit, the favourite to succeed Enda Kenny as Irish Prime Minister said on Monday.<p>Northern Ireland, which will represent …

EU Referendum

The 'dementia tax' could cost Theresa May a landslide general election victory

• <b>Theresa May announces partial U-turn on plans to reform social care after widespread backlash.</b>• <b><br>Conservative poll lead has been slashed in half since May announced the policy.</b>• <b><br>Tory campaign has bought up ads telling voters the "real facts" about their plans.</b>• <b><br>May will now consult after the election on</b> …

Referendums

This is why you should still vote – even if the polls say Theresa May will win

Every seat that doesn’t go to the Tories is another voice to hold them to account. Otherwise they’ll think they’ve got the public support to do whatever they want<p>Shortly after the 2005 election I asked a friend of mine if she’d voted. “No,” she shrugged. “It was obvious who was going to win.” I …

Business (UK)

'Nobody has to leave!' EU expert claims bloc was never going to collapse after Brexit

Yves Bertoncini, Director of the Jacques Delors Institute, a pro-EU think-tank has hailed Emmanuel Macron’s French election victory to stop the myth …

EU Referendum

Theresa May's major U-turn over Tory 'dementia tax' is a victory for Labour

"We will make sure nobody has to sell their family home to pay for care", May said.<p>Theresa May has handed Labour a minor victory with under three …

Elections (UK)

The Tories promised to give expats the vote last year. It was a whopper

In October, the government said that by the next general election British expats would be back on the electoral roll. That it hasn’t happened hardly inspires trust<p>In the rough-and-tumble of democracy, a general election is that magic moment when you kick out a politician who has reneged on their …

Business (UK)

Labour overtakes Tories in Welsh polls after Theresa May’s manifesto launch

Labour has surged in Wales, finally pushing the party ahead of their Tory rivals in the polls.<p>As Theresa May launched her manifesto for Wales, …

Business (UK)

I'm a European migrant and my British fiance voted 'leave' in Brexit

I'm a Czechoslovakia-born migrant to Britain, who moved to the east coast town of Boston more than 10 years ago. I've felt more welcomed here as my …

EU Referendum

The 27 EU nations entering divorce proceedings with Britain have agreed on a tough negotiating mandate

BRUSSELS (AP) — The 27 EU nations entering divorce proceedings with Britain have agreed on a tough negotiating mandate.

EU Referendum

Is the UK a ‘fat and lazy’ trading nation?

Any hopes of the country reinvigorating its international trade efforts post-Brexit will mean tackling the gap between imports and exports.<p>Trade minister Liam Fox complained recently that British businesses were too “fat and lazy” to pursue exports. “We were a country<br>that was the world’s top global …

Business (UK)

Britain won't accept EU's 'obsession' with ECJ in Brexit talks: minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not accept the "one-sided" powers of the European Court of Justice as part of a deal to leave the European Union, Brexit minister David Davis said on Monday, criticizing what he called an "ideological obsession" with the court in Brussels.<p>The EU's plan for …

EU Referendum

Rattled May forced into 'dementia tax' U-turn after poll lead halves

| LONDON<p>British Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to publicly backtrack on one of her most striking election pledges on Monday after plans to force elderly people to pay more for their social care halved her party's opinion poll lead in just a few days.<p>In what amounts to her biggest misstep of …

UK News

The latest EU trade ruling is a disaster for Brexit Britain

Theresa May might like to think she’s a “bloody difficult woman” but in a landmark judgement that will have major consequences for British business …

EU Referendum

The Guardian view on the social care debacle: weak and wobbly

It’s a crisis that urgently needs a solution, but not this one, and not like this<p>Never, in the long history of election manifestos, has a party done a U-turn on a proposal that has already been included in its offer to the electorate. Sir David Butler, who has covered every general election since …

Social Work

As Britain plans Brexit, Germany and France plot to strengthen eurozone

"We see in Brexit an opportunity for our financial companies to be more attractive than they were before," says Bruno Le Maire.<p>Germany and France …

Business (UK)

Brexit Bulletin: Short of Time and Money? - Bloomberg

<i>Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter.</i><p>The prime minister wants to make her point clear: Time is short, …

EU Referendum

Theresa May was wise to change her social care proposals, but mustn't make a habit of U-turns

The issue of social care, and how to fund it, has been left unresolved for too long. With each day that passes, ever more elderly people face an ever-greater range of often long-term, complex, costly-to-treat conditions.<p>Yet despite a succession of commissions and reports proposing a host of …

Business (UK)