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UK POLITICS: Brexit Battle Looms Over EU Freedoms

UK POLITICS: Brexit Battle Looms Over EU Freedoms

Simon Boyd recalls winning big contract to build aircraft hangar in France only to lose it because he couldn’t secure the required French insurance in time.

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UK POLITICS: EU Exit Will Be ‘In Full’ – Theresa May

UK POLITICS: EU Exit Will Be ‘In Full’ – Theresa May

“The people made their choice. It is responsibility of the government to carry out their instruction in full,” British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Confident Of Brexit Plans, Reassures EU Leaders

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Confident Of Brexit Plans, Reassures EU Leaders

“The focus of the government is on the Supreme Court case, winning that case and proceeding with article 50,” Theresa May’s spokesman told reporters.

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UK POLITICS: Tory MP Stephen Phillips Quits Over Policy Differences With Theresa May

UK POLITICS: Tory MP Stephen Phillips Quits Over Policy Differences With Theresa May

Phillips campaigned for Leave in the EU referendum, but the MP was “exasperated” that the Government is pushing for a “hard Brexit”.

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UK POLITICS: ‘People’s Challenge’ Against Brexit By Gina Miller

UK POLITICS: ‘People’s Challenge’ Against Brexit By Gina Miller

Gina Miller says, “Every one of us voted for the best country and the best future.”

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UK POLITICS: Parliament Must Approve Brexit: England’s High Court

UK POLITICS: Parliament Must Approve Brexit: England’s High Court

England’s High Court ruling will complicate Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans.

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UK: EU ‘Bullying’ Could Put Britons Off Foreign Drink

UK: EU ‘Bullying’ Could Put Britons Off Foreign Drink

Company chairman Tim Martin said a call from European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker last month for a firm stance in Brexit talks could backfire.

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UK: Court To Deliver Verdict On EU Exit Case

UK: Court To Deliver Verdict On EU Exit Case

London’s High Court will deliver its verdict on Thursday on whether British lawmakers must trigger the formal process of leaving European Union.

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NORTHERN IRELAND: Court Rejects Brexit Challenge

NORTHERN IRELAND: Court Rejects Brexit Challenge

Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the ruling, with a spokesman saying it would allow the British government “to proceed to trigger Article 50 as planned”.

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UK POLITICS: Blair Says Voters Need Option To Change Their Minds On Brexit

UK POLITICS: Blair Says Voters Need Option To Change Their Minds On Brexit

Blair, who described Brexit as “catastrophe”, said talks with French president Francois Hollande had given him concerns about the looming negotiations.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Brexit Mixed Messages Backfire With EU

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Brexit Mixed Messages Backfire With EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was mystified by May’s metamorphosis from a quiet “remain” supporter to a passionate crusader for a hard break from Europe.

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UK: David Mundell Says Britain Will Leave The Single Market

UK: David Mundell Says Britain Will Leave The Single Market

The implications of Britain’s EU exit upon its access to the bloc’s 500-million consumer single-market remain unclear.

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UK: Britain Could Slash To 10 Corporation Tax Percent If EU Rejects Post-Brexit Free Trade Deal

UK: Britain Could Slash To 10 Corporation Tax Percent If EU Rejects Post-Brexit Free Trade Deal

The tax cut would be used to try and persuade the EU to grant “passporting” rights for financial services firms to continue operating across the EU.

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USA: WikiLeaks: Bill Clinton, Obama Influenced EU’s Greece Austerity Deal

USA: WikiLeaks: Bill Clinton, Obama Influenced EU’s Greece Austerity Deal

Obama and Bill Clinton sought to influence Greece to accept EU’s harsh austerity terms in 2015, according to leaked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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CANADA: Chrystia Freeland Says Up To EU To Save Trade Deal

CANADA: Chrystia Freeland Says Up To EU To Save Trade Deal

“We have done our job. We finished negotiating a very good agreement. Now the ball is in Europe’s court,” Canada’s trade minister Chrystia Freeland said.

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EUROPE: Brexit: EU Negotiator Michel Barnier To Brits: Talk French

EUROPE: Brexit: EU Negotiator Michel Barnier To Brits: Talk French

Michel Barnier European Union’s lead Brexit negotiator wants British and EU officials to work in French rather than English during the divorce talks.

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UK: Parliament Must Have Vote On Final Brexit Deal – Hilary Benn

UK: Parliament Must Have Vote On Final Brexit Deal – Hilary Benn

Hilary Benn, an opposition Labour Party lawmaker, said that it was “inconceivable” that lawmakers would not have a vote on the UK’s final EU exit deal.

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UK: Theresa May To Enter Into Brussels Lions’ Den

UK: Theresa May To Enter Into Brussels Lions’ Den

Theresa May’s first EU summit was never going to be easy but Thursday’s encounter in Brussels may be a thoroughly bleak affair.

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UK: London Court Will Decide EU Exit Case ‘As Quickly As Possible’

UK: London Court Will Decide EU Exit Case ‘As Quickly As Possible’

“We shall take time to consider the matter and give our judgements as quickly as possible,” Lord Chief Justice John Thomas, Britain’s most senior judge.

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ITALY: Obama Hails Matteo Renzi’s Reforms, Criticises EU Austerity

ITALY: Obama Hails Matteo Renzi’s Reforms, Criticises EU Austerity

US President Barack Obama says, Renzi “recognises the need to make the investments necessary to sustain growth and jobs and increase opportunities.”

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