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UK POLITICS: Britain Will Not Exclude Possible EU Oversight of UK Borders After Brexit

UK POLITICS: Britain Will Not Exclude Possible EU Oversight of UK Borders After Brexit

Van Den Hende said, “In theory you can design that, but in practice neither the UK nor the EU would want that because you would be replicating institutions which already exist. It would be a huge amount of money and effort. This is in one of the fundamental problems about Brexit. The UK wants to retain deep integration but the UK doesn’t like the institutions that administer all this stuff.”

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UK POLITICS: Britain Seeks Brexit Without Borders for Northern Ireland

UK POLITICS: Britain Seeks Brexit Without Borders for Northern Ireland

Britain said it wanted to maintain a Common Travel Area, a pact that allows free movement between the United Kingdom and Ireland for British and Irish citizens, and introduce new ‘trusted trader’ arrangements to help larger companies. Smaller firms would be exempt from customs processes. It rejected the idea of an effective customs border in the Irish Sea that separates England, Wales and Scotland from Ireland and Northern Ireland as “not constitutionally or economically viable”.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: 2017 Independence Day Takes Center Stage

PAKISTAN POLITICS: 2017 Independence Day Takes Center Stage

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain says, “Let us join hands for development and prosperity of the motherland by keeping aside our differences. Let us promote love and harmony by overcoming hatred and misgivings and secure the future of our nation by turning despondency into hope in order to celebrate freedom in its true sense. Solutions to all the problems of this time persist in our ideologies, thoughts of leaders of our freedom movement and our bright history. By following them we can improve our situation today and our future as well.”

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UK POLITICS: Philip Hammond Part of Plot to Stop Britain Leaving EU: Pro-Brexit Campaign Groups

UK POLITICS: Philip Hammond Part of Plot to Stop Britain Leaving EU: Pro-Brexit Campaign Groups

“He is part of a cabal of Westminster MPs (Members of Parliament) who believe that if they can delay exit, they can overturn the wishes of the 52 percent who despite threats from the political classes drew upon the courage of their conviction at the ballot box,” said Leave. EU Chairman Arron Banks in a letter to voters in Hammond’s constituency.

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UK POLITICS: Most Popular Political News in Britain

UK POLITICS: Most Popular Political News in Britain

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s botched gamble on a snap election has shaken public confidence in the government with nearly two thirds of voters now negative about her government’s approach to Brexit talks, an ORB opinion poll indicated. “This months Brexit tracker suggests the damage from a poor election result is continuing to cast doubt over Brexit,” Johnny Heald, managing director of ORB, said.

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FRENCH POLITICS: ‘We Thought British Were Rational’: French Ambassador to UK Shocked By Brexit

FRENCH POLITICS: ‘We Thought British Were Rational’: French Ambassador to UK Shocked By Brexit

French ambassador to London Sylvie Bermannhas says, “Frankly, what surprised me most [during the tenure as ambassador] was Brexit because we have always thought of the British people as being very pragmatic and taking rational decisions based on their economic interests. Yet we know that this time it wasn’t the overriding factor in the decision to leave the EU.”

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UK POLITICS: Tony Blair Escapes War Crime Prosecution

UK POLITICS: Tony Blair Escapes War Crime Prosecution

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair won’t be prosecuted for invading Iraq in 2003, a High Court in the U.K. ruled Monday.

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UK POLITICS: Brexit Transition Could Last Until 2022: Hammond

UK POLITICS: Brexit Transition Could Last Until 2022: Hammond

“I think there’s broad consensus this process has to be completed by the scheduled time of next general election which is in June 2022,” Hammond told BBC.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Goes on Holiday From Brexit Politics

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Goes on Holiday From Brexit Politics

British Prime Minister Theresa May was photographed with her husband Philip on holiday in Italy on Tuesday, the first leg of a three week summer holiday.

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UK POLITICS: London Faces Greater Threat to Its Primacy Because of Brexit

UK POLITICS: London Faces Greater Threat to Its Primacy Because of Brexit

Brexit negotiations continue. The City of London is still rich, still semi-detached from the rest of the UK – but it’s running a little scared.

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UK POLITICS: Corbyn Should Be Part of Theresa May’s Brexit Negotiation Team: Guy Verhofstadt

UK POLITICS: Corbyn Should Be Part of Theresa May’s Brexit Negotiation Team: Guy Verhofstadt

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament (EP)’s Brexit coordinator, said losing majority in the June 8 election was a “rejection” of May’s hard Brexit plan and now the opposition should also join the negotiations.

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UK POLITICS: UK Government Sees Need for Phased Brexit: Hammond

UK POLITICS: UK Government Sees Need for Phased Brexit: Hammond

Hammond: “I think you’ll find the cabinet rallying around a position that maximises our negotiating leverage and gets the best possible deal for Britain.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Becomes Emotional During UK Visit

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull Becomes Emotional During UK Visit

“We admire the outstanding response of your police arriving on the scene so quickly, dealing with the terrorists decisively,” Turnbull said.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Brexit May Never Happen’: Sir Vince Cable Liberal Democrat MP

UK POLITICS: ‘Brexit May Never Happen’: Sir Vince Cable Liberal Democrat MP

““The problems are enormous, divisions within the two major parties are enormous, I can see a scenario in which this doesn’t happen,” Sir Vince Cable.

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UK POLITICS: It’s Lonely at the Top For Theresa May But She’s Holding On

UK POLITICS: It’s Lonely at the Top For Theresa May But She’s Holding On

Theresa May said she will carry on, despite her pride being “shattered” by the election, said Conservative Party member who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Secrecy on Saudi Triggers Pressure

UK POLITICS: Theresa May’s Secrecy on Saudi Triggers Pressure

Theresa May is yet to decide whether to publish details of a report about foreign funding of extremism in the UK with a focus on Saudi Arabia.

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UK POLITICS: Blair Plots New Centrist Party With David Miliband Tipped as Leader

UK POLITICS: Blair Plots New Centrist Party With David Miliband Tipped as Leader

Mr Blair was likely to make an intervention on Brexit soon to rally support for an alternative plan.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Derides New HMS Queen Elizabeth Carrier as ‘Convenient Oversized Target’

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Derides New HMS Queen Elizabeth Carrier as ‘Convenient Oversized Target’

“The British aircraft carrier is nothing but a big, convenient target in the sea,” Russian Defense Ministry said.

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UK POLITICS: 500,000 Children Born or Raised in UK Will Not Gain Automatic British Citizenship After Brexit

UK POLITICS: 500,000 Children Born or Raised in UK Will Not Gain Automatic British Citizenship After Brexit

Citizenship requires passing a ‘Life in UK Test’ for aged 18-65, giving fingerprints, taking English exam, submitting to judgement of ‘good character’.

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UK POLITICS: Jeremy Corbyn Overtakes Theresa May as Best Choice for Prime Minister: Poll

UK POLITICS: Jeremy Corbyn Overtakes Theresa May as Best Choice for Prime Minister: Poll

This is the first time Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is ahead in a poll asking who would be the best prime minister.

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