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20 Jul
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May calls on EU to 'evolve' position over Ireland border

UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday urged the EU to axe its "unworkable" plan for the Irish border after Brexit, accusing the bloc of inflexibility on the issue.

20 Jul
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Government prepares weekly warnings on no-deal Brexit

The government is preparing to issue weekly warnings about the impact of a no-deal Brexit after the prime minister's blueprint for leaving the EU failed to unite her party.

19 Jul
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EU in 'no deal' Brexit preparations as UK's Raab goes to Brussels

New Brexit Secretary Dominc Raab will hold his first talks with EU negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels today as member states were reportedly warned to prepare for the UK to walk away without a final deal.

18 Jul
Astrazeneca hoards drugs in preparation for Brexit

Astrazeneca is increasing its stockpiles of drugs by a fifth to ensure the smooth supply of medicines in the case of a hard Brexit in April 2019.

18 Jul
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May narrowly avoids rebellion on customs union in crucial vote

Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly avoided a rebellion within her own ranks on Tuesday night over the EU customs union with the help of four Labour pro-Brexit MPs and a threat to call an election.

17 Jul
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OBR sees no Brexit dividend as Carney warns on no deal

The government’s fiscal watchdog has rejected the prime minister’s claim there will be a “Brexit dividend” for the public finances as the governor of the Bank of England warned of serious economic consequences if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

17 Jul
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Vote Leave fined, referred to police over spending rules breach

The Brexit campaign group Vote Leave has been fined £61,000 and referred to the police for breaching spending rules in the 2016 referendum, Britain’s Electoral Commission said on Tuesday.

13 Jul
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Trump's 2nd day starts with furore over attack on May's Brexit plan

US President Donald Trump started the second day of his tour to the UK amid the usual controversy after he attacked Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans, suggesting they would sink any future free trade deal with the US.

12 Jul
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UK seeks limited visa-free travel for citizens in Brexit White Paper

EU and British citizens should be allowed to travel without a visa for temporary work and holidays under plans unveiled in the UK government's long awaited Brexit White Paper.

12 Jul
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Trump claims he has forced $33bn increase in NATO spending

US President Donald Trump claimed on Thursday he had forced other countries in the NATO alliance to increase their spending by $33bn, according to media reports.

09 Jul
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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quits over May Brexit plan

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned on Monday following the departure of Brexit Secretary David Davis in protest at Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for a final deal with Brussels.

09 Jul
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Dominic Raab appointed as UK Brexit Secretary after Davis resigns

UK Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Dominic Raab as her new Brexit Secretary after David Davis sensationally resigned from the UK government on Monday, a day after warring ministers appeared to have reached a consensus over Britain's exit plan from the European Union.

08 Jul
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Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit, GDP, pensions, submarines, Sky

Theresa May’s desperate attempts to unite her party and country behind a new Brexit blueprint are under severe strain, as more than 100 entrepreneurs and founders of UK businesses dismissed it as unworkable – and hardline anti-EU Conservative MPs warned it could mean an outcome worse than “no deal” at all. There were also signs that Brussels was less than impressed after an initial examination of the plans, which were thrashed out and agreed by the entire cabinet at an all-day summit at Chequers on Friday.

06 Jul
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Barnier 'ready to adapt' Brexit offer if Theresa May switches up her red lines

Brussels' has indicated its willingness to switch up its Brexit position if Theresa May was prepared to soften her negotiating red lines.

06 Jul
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Airbus chief says govt has 'no clue' on how to deliver benign Brexit

Airbus issued another warning over a hard Brexit as Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet prepared to meet at Chequers to resolve severe disagreements over the UK's final deal proposal.

05 Jul
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Businesses fear for UK's post-Brexit service sector as May meets Merkel

As Theresa May’s cabinet prepare to decide their final strategy for a possible post-Brexit customs agreement with the EU, businesses in the UK are turning up the pressure on the Prime Minister.

05 Jul
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Downing Street outlines third Brexit customs plan

Theresa May has given some details on her new Brexit customs plan, though it has already been deemed “unworkable” by Brexit minister David Davis.

04 Jul
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London mayor accuses 'hard Brexit zealots' of ignoring economic evidence

London's mayor Sadiq Khan has criticised Brexit-supporters in the government of putting an “ideological obsession” ahead of Britain's interests.

04 Jul
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Electoral Commission accuses Vote Leave of breaking campaign spending rules

The Electoral Commission has found Vote Leave, the pro-Brexit campaign backed by foreign secretary Boris Johnson and Conservative front-bencher Michael Gove, broke legal spending limits during the Brexit referendum.

04 Jul
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May pleads with EU leaders not to dismiss her Brexit plan

Theresa May is begging EU leaders to give her strategy a chance as she prepares to present a softer form of Brexit to her anti-EU cabinet members.