Spain's foreign minister Alfonso Dastis says British expats will be able to stay in the country even if Britain leaves the European Union without striking a withdrawal deal.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Theresa May and Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat take part in an EU summit in Brussels. Leaders of the 27 remaining EU states have given the green light to preparations for the second phase of Brexit talks, dealing with trade, European Council president Donald Tusk said.
“Brexit is the overwhelming political issue of today.” That was a statement made on Monday in Westminster. After a referendum campaign that didn’t even begin to explore the potential impacts of Brexit, after a long “phoney war” in which issues such as the insoluble Irish border problem started to emerge into the public consciousness, now there’s real fear at the impossible difficulties that a hard, crash-out Brexit would cause and there’s little confidence that the government is capable of managing a smooth transition. Citizens from other parts of the EU living in the UK are trapped in uncertainty, as are UK citizens in the rest of the EU.
The former US President suggested that some Brexit voters may only just be realising the impact of the loss of access to the EU Customs.
Michael Fuchs, deputy chairman of Mrs Merkel's CDU/CSU group in the German parliament, said the Foreign Secretary believes the offer Theresa May has made is “too much”.
Liam Gallagher's fans are urging him to consider a move into politics and replace current Prime Minister Theresa May after he let rip on Brexit.
The last few days have seen a concerted attempt to repackage a no-deal outcome from Brexit talks as being somehow tolerable. In March, Brexit secretary David Davis tolda Commons select committee there had been no preparation at all for a no-deal outcome. Former civil servants were aghast at the idea that no preparation had been done for the default outcome.
Despite her recent woes, Theresa May does not appear to be going anywhere and she is now keen to move Brexit talks onto the second phase. With Article 50 triggered earlier this year, time is starting slip away to reach a deal before Britain leaves the European Union in March 2019. The Prime Minister is looking for a compromise from the EU in order to push Brexit talks forward and get on to the subject of future trade arrangements.
Leaflet at UKIP's annual party conference in Torquay compares gay people's 'alternative lifestyle' to that of Hitler and the Yorkshire Ripper.
Jeremy Corbyn’s popularity within the party has never been higher and the excitement at the conference has not gone unnoticed.
The UK has abandoned the idea of having its Brexit "cake and eating it", European Council president Donald Tusk has said.
Jeremy Corbyn has played down the prospect of his party offering a second referendum on the Brexit deal, after Sadiq Khan suggested it was 'possible'.
One of the strange new communication techniques in Brexit Britain is for a politician to give a speech containing huge amounts of waffle except for a couple of very specific sentences right in the middle. Now shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer has done the same at the Labour conference. Starmer went on about how lovely Labour was and how it would pursue a lovelier Brexit than the Tories.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is under fresh pressure to commit Labour to keeping the UK in the EU single market after Brexit. Labour meets in Brighton for its annual conference this week.
Theresa May has denied that she has let down Brexit voters, following a speech in Florence in which she called for a two-year transition period following Britain’s official exit from the EU. In her 35-minute speech she said that Britain would honour its commitments to the EU budget during this time. The Prime Minister also swiped away accusations that Britain has failed to secure a single concession from the EU during the complex negotiations, but failed to name any examples of Europe agreeing to a compromise.
Theresa May has set out plans for a two-year implementation period to smooth the Brexit process and promised to honour the UK’s commitments to the EU’s budget as she sought to end the deadlock over Britain’s break from Brussels. The Prime Minister said neither the Government nor the EU would be ready to fully implement new arrangements for Brexit on March 29 2019 when the UK formally leaves.
For those who care to look, the signs are everywhere. Brexit is dissolving Britain’s status in the world. The effects are not subtle. They are as demonstrable and obvious as a lack of leaves in winter. The only reason they are not more widely discussed is because the UK press is so fully behind the project.