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UK POLITICS: Britain Says Brexit Talks Should Move to Next Phase, as Ministers Show Unity

UK POLITICS: Britain Says Brexit Talks Should Move to Next Phase, as Ministers Show Unity

“We need to get on with negotiating the bigger issues around our future partnership to ensure we get a deal that delivers a strong UK and EU,” Brexit minister David Davis said in a statement. David Davis’s Brexit department said it was preparing to publish several papers, including plans for a new customs arrangement and a proposal on how to resolve the difficulties of a non-physical border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

“We’ve been crystal clear that issues around our withdrawal and our future partnership are inextricably linked,” a source in Britain’s Brexit department said.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 11 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 11 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: James Chapman, a former aide to Brexit Secretary David Davis said, “there is an enormous gap in the center now of British politics” that could be filled by an anti-Brexit force. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has also called for pro-EU politicians from all parties to unite.

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UK POLITICS: Brexit Opponent James Chapman Seeks to Form New Political Party

UK POLITICS: Brexit Opponent James Chapman Seeks to Form New Political Party

James Chapman, a former top aide to Brexit Secretary David Davis said, “Two people in the cabinet, a number of people who have been in Conservative cabinets before now – better cabinets, I might say, than the current one – and a number of shadow cabinets ministers have also been in touch. They are not saying they are going to quit their parties, but they are saying they understand that there is an enormous gap in the centre now of British politics. There is an enormous gap in the center now of British politics that could be filled by an anti-Brexit force.”

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UK POLITICS: Brexit Most Popular News Today

UK POLITICS: Brexit Most Popular News Today

Brexit is the “…biggest calamity for our country since WW2, I’m afraid,” said James Chapman, who ran chief negotiator Davis’s office for nearly a year after the June 2016 EU referendum. He has since moved to work for a public relations firm.

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UK POLITICS: David Davis Leaving EU Talks Early Backfires

UK POLITICS: David Davis Leaving EU Talks Early Backfires

Liberal Democrats mocked UK Brexit minister David Davis for “skulking back to the UK after just half a day.”

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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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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Hope UK Government Shows More Sense of Urgency About Brexit Deal

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Hope UK Government Shows More Sense of Urgency About Brexit Deal

Theresa May Brexit minister, veteran anti-EU campaigner David Davis is expected to meet Barnier, a French former cabinet minister, at European Commission’s Berlaymont headquarters on Monday morning.

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UK POLITICS: UK Published Law to Sever Political, Financial, Legal Ties With EU

UK POLITICS: UK Published Law to Sever Political, Financial, Legal Ties With EU

The repeal bill is central to the government’s plan to exit the EU in 2019, disentangling Britain from more than 40 years of EU lawmaking and repealing the treaty that first made Britain a member in 1972.

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UK POLITICS: Britain Has Brexit Backup Plan if Divorce Talks Fail: David Davis Says

UK POLITICS: Britain Has Brexit Backup Plan if Divorce Talks Fail: David Davis Says

“I don’t think, firstly, that is remotely likely,” Davis told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, responding to the report. “It’s in absolutely everybody’s interest that we get a good outcome.”

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UK POLITICS: David Davis Says ‘Britain Unlikely to Trigger Article 50 at March 9 EU Summit’

UK POLITICS: David Davis Says ‘Britain Unlikely to Trigger Article 50 at March 9 EU Summit’

“I’m confident that we’ll do it before our timetable but not necessarily before the one you played out,” Brexit Secretary David Davis said.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Theresa May Demeaning Her Office’ – Corbyn

UK POLITICS: ‘Theresa May Demeaning Her Office’ – Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of “demeaning” her office and her country by threatening to make the UK an offshore tax haven if she cannot get the Brexit deal she wants from the EU.

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UK POLITICS: David Davis Indicates Government Could Stop Brexit Even After Article 50 Is Triggered

UK POLITICS: David Davis Indicates Government Could Stop Brexit Even After Article 50 Is Triggered

David Davis has become the first Cabinet minister to indicate that Brexit could be stopped by the Government even after Article 50 is triggered.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Secrecy Damaging PM’s Brexit Preparations’

UK POLITICS: ‘Secrecy Damaging PM’s Brexit Preparations’

Secrecy damaging Theresa May’s preparations for triggering Article 50 and the Government’s plans for Brexit negotiations with the EU, Whitehall experts say.

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UK POLITICS: Sarah Olney Wins Parliament Seat In Brexit ‘Shockwave’

UK POLITICS: Sarah Olney Wins Parliament Seat In Brexit ‘Shockwave’

“We do not want a hard Brexit; we do not want to be pulled out of the single market; and we will not let intolerance, division and fear win,” Olney said.

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UK: Parliament May Ratify Brexit Legislation – David Davis

UK: Parliament May Ratify Brexit Legislation – David Davis

“There has to be some legislation (to enact Brexit), no doubt about that,” said David Davis.

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IRELAND POLITICS: Enda Kenny To UK: No Free Movement, No Access To EU Market

IRELAND POLITICS: Enda Kenny To UK: No Free Movement, No Access To EU Market

“Let me tell you that around the European Council table, that is an issue that will not be given in on,” Enda Kenny said.

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UK: Theresa May Has ‘Open Mind’ On Brexit Deal

UK: Theresa May Has ‘Open Mind’ On Brexit Deal

“This is a negotiation, it is not always the right approach to start putting all your cards on the table at the start,” Theresa May spokeswoman said.

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UK: Get Ready For ‘Difficult Times Ahead’ – Theresa May Warns

UK: Get Ready For ‘Difficult Times Ahead’ – Theresa May Warns

Prime Minister Theresa May says: “I’m not going to pretend that it’s all going to be plain sailing.”

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UK: David Davis Says New EU Migrants Could Be Sent Back Home

UK: David Davis Says New EU Migrants Could Be Sent Back Home

Davis has suggested that he would like Article 50 – which would start the process of the UK’s exit – to be triggered “before or by the beginning of next year”.

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