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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Phones Trump as Boeing Dispute Threatens Bombardier

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Phones Trump as Boeing Dispute Threatens Bombardier

Prime Minister Theresa May has phoned US President Donald Trump over a threat to jobs at Bombardier in Belfast from a trade dispute. In 2016, Canadian firm Bombardier won an order to supply up to 125 CSeries passenger jets to

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UK POLITICS: £1b Needed By Theresa May from Parliament to Save DUP Deal

UK POLITICS: £1b Needed By Theresa May from Parliament to Save DUP Deal

“No timetable has been set for the making of such payments,” said Jonathan Jones, the Treasury Solicitor, who also heads the Government Legal Department.

The official said Theresa May’s government was going to use “long-established procedures, under which central government requests the grant of money by the House of Commons” in order to pay the promised parts to the DUP.

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UK POLITICS: Wales, Scotland to Pose Challenge to Theresa May’s Brexit Plans: Report

UK POLITICS: Wales, Scotland to Pose Challenge to Theresa May’s Brexit Plans: Report

May’s bill will make it possible for Whitehall to “hijack” powers during Brexit process that should be passed to Cardiff, according to Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones.

“The UK Government is being rigid in its approach. It’s saying there is only one way. It’s acting as if it won a majority at the election in June. It didn’t,” Jones told The Independent.

“We will not consent to the bill as it is, and if they plough on that will spark a difficult constitutional problem. The House of Lords will also take a dim view of the UK Government ignoring the wish of democratically elected assemblies.”

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UK POLITICS: Cracking Deadlock on Brexit Bill May Require EU Summit Talks

UK POLITICS: Cracking Deadlock on Brexit Bill May Require EU Summit Talks

A snag though is that EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier is bound by his 27 national masters not even to discuss any post-Brexit arrangements until “significant progress” is made on agreeing a divorce.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Will Not Lead Us Into Next Election: Senior Tories Say

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Will Not Lead Us Into Next Election: Senior Tories Say

Former Cabinet minister Nicky Morgan said it would be “difficult” for Mrs May to stay on until 2022, when the next election is due. Lord Heseltine, the former deputy prime minister, said Mrs May had no long-term future. Privately, two executive members of the 1922 Committee of backbenchers said “a better campaigner” would be required to fight the next election.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May to Appeal to EU Leaders as Brexit Talks Deadlock

UK POLITICS: Theresa May to Appeal to EU Leaders as Brexit Talks Deadlock

But there are no signs Britain is prepared to change its negotiating strategy. Speaking Thursday during a visit to Japan, Theresa May said, “I think a good trade deal is not just about the UK, it is about what is good for businesses in what will be the 27 remaining states of the EU as well.”

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UK POLITICS: Corbyn Could Be UK PM in Different Vote System: Study

UK POLITICS: Corbyn Could Be UK PM in Different Vote System: Study

The UK’s current first-past-the-post (FPTP) system prevented Labour from getting 35 seats in the House of Commons in the recent general election, where Theresa May saved her position despite losing seats to the opposition, according to the study by the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) published Monday.

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UK POLITICS: Corbyn Back on Campaign Trail, Betting Theresa May’s Minority Government Will Soon Collapse

UK POLITICS: Corbyn Back on Campaign Trail, Betting Theresa May’s Minority Government Will Soon Collapse

“This government thinks it is there for some time to come,” Corbyn, 68, told hundreds of people at a rally this month in Pool, a village outside Redruth, a former mining town in a deprived area of southwestern England.

“I’ve got news for them: we are touring the whole country this summer,” he said at the site of a former mine.

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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

Bernard Jenkin, a member of parliament for Theresa May’s Conservative party, who backed Brexit in last year’s referendum, said he opposed continued EU oversight of UK borders.

“There is no need for an EU institution to police our customs, and we should not accept this,” he said in a statement.

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UK POLITICS: Britain ‘Confident’ of New Phase in Brexit Talks By October

UK POLITICS: Britain ‘Confident’ of New Phase in Brexit Talks By October

Prime Minister Theresa May said, “It’s good that we’ve had a constructive, positive approach to the negotiations so far, and those negotiations are continuing … There’s a lot to be done. We will develop a deep and special partnership with the European Union for the future that’s good for the UK and good for the EU as well.”

A spokeswoman for Britain’s Department for Exiting the European Union said in a statement, “As the Secretary of State (Brexit minister David Davis) has said, it is important that both sides demonstrate a dynamic and flexible approach to each round of the negotiations.”

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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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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: UK Top Judge to Theresa May: Provide Legal Clarity on Brexit

UK POLITICS: UK Top Judge to Theresa May: Provide Legal Clarity on Brexit

David Neuberger, President of the UK’s Supreme Court, told the BBC in an interview: “If the United Kingdom parliament says we should take into account decisions of the ECJ then we will do so, if it says we shouldn’t then we won’t, and basically we will do what the statute says. If it doesn’t express clearly what the judges should do about decisions of the European Court of Justice, then the judges will simply have to do their best. But to blame the judges for, as it were, making the law when parliament has failed to do so would be unfair.”

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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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UK POLITICS: Big Business to Theresa May: ‘Delay Brexit to Avoid Economic Crash’

UK POLITICS: Big Business to Theresa May: ‘Delay Brexit to Avoid Economic Crash’

The Institute of Directors (IoD) urged Prime Minister Theresa May: “This is the simplest way of allowing sufficient time for full negotiations to include a comprehensive free trade agreement, and ensuring one single period of adjustment/implementation for business, negotiators and government machinery to grapple with.”

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UK POLITICS: Britain Heading Towards Brexit Disaster: William Hague Warns

UK POLITICS: Britain Heading Towards Brexit Disaster: William Hague Warns

“There is the clear potential for Brexit to become the occasion of the greatest economic, diplomatic and constitutional muddle in the modern history of the UK, with unknowable consequences for the country, the Government and the Brexit project itself,” former Conservative Party leader William Hague said.

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UK POLITICS: March 2019 Free Movement With EU Will End: Theresa May’s Spokesman

UK POLITICS: March 2019 Free Movement With EU Will End: Theresa May’s Spokesman

“Free movement will end in March 2019,” May’s spokesman told reporters, adding that the government had already set out some details including proposals on EU citizens rights post-Brexit.

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UK POLITICS: Free Movement After Brexit Divides Theresa May’s Government

UK POLITICS: Free Movement After Brexit Divides Theresa May’s Government

Boris Johnson – who has advocated a tough approach to the Brexit negotiations – has been silent on the issue recently.

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UK POLITICS: Spats Over How to Leave, Irish Border Entangle Brexit

UK POLITICS: Spats Over How to Leave, Irish Border Entangle Brexit

As Prime Minister Theresa May holidayed in Italy, her ministers engaged in a public debate about how Brexit how should look.

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UK POLITICS: EU to Theresa May: ‘No Brexit Bill, No Trade Talks’

UK POLITICS: EU to Theresa May: ‘No Brexit Bill, No Trade Talks’

“We can only start talking about a new EU-UK relationship if sufficient progress has been achieved in the three main withdrawal areas: citizens’ rights, the financial settlement and the border issue on the island of Ireland.”

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