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EU door shut to UK for good: Hollande

PARIS, April 19, (Agencies): The door to the European Union is now closed to Britain and Europeans should not accept any attempt to reverse Brexit, former French president Francois Hollande warned in an interview with Britain’s Daily Telegraph published on Thursday. “It’s shut. The vote has taken place and nobody …

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More than 60 lawmakers demand UK PM May delivers Brexit with full autonomy

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – More than 60 lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party have signed a letter demanding that she deliver a Brexit that ensures “full regulatory autonomy” for Britain after it leaves in March 2019, the BBC reported. May, whose government and party is divided over …

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Brexit transition period to end 2020

May faces challenges on all fronts BRUSSELS, Jan 29, (Agencies): European Union ministers on Monday formally agreed demands for a transition period that gives Britain access to the EUs single market for nearly two years after Brexit, without having any policy-making power. Sabine Weyand, the EU’s deputy chief negotiator, said …

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UK passports will return to blue

Britain will return to blue passports after leaving the European Union in 2019, “to restore our national identity”, the government announced Friday. The kingdom will phase out the current burgundy-coloured travel document — commonly adopted by EU member states — following Brexit. “The UK passport is an expression of our …

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British and European expats sceptical about Brexit deal

LONDON, Dec 9, (Agencies): Campaigners for Britons in the European Union reacted furiously to the deal struck in the first phase of Brexit negotiations between Britain and the bloc, while advocates for EU citizens called it “a flawed compromise”. The agreement said both sides had reached a “common understanding” that …

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UK, EU fail to reach Brexit deal – Sufficient progress on Irish border issue

BRUSSELS, Dec 4, (AFP): Britain and the EU failed to strike a Brexit divorce deal during talks in Brussels on Monday but said they were “confident” of reaching an accord later this week. British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker fell short of a breakthrough, despite …

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UK prepared to pay 40b-euro Brexit bill: report

LONDON, Aug 6, (AFP): Britain is prepared to pay up to 40 billion euros to the European Union to settle its accounts when it leaves the bloc, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported. It is the first time the British side has put a figure even unofficially on the socalled divorce …

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‘Brexit talks could last 5 yrs’

BUDAPEST, June 1, (RTRS): Billionaire financier George Soros warned the European Union on Thursday that it was facing an “existential crisis”, saying the bloc should not let protracted Brexit talks distract it from making vital reforms. Soros, a liberal philanthropist, wrote in an article published by Project Syndicate that Europe …

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May’s Conservatives lose ground – British PM to stick with elderly-care cuts

LONDON, May 21, (Agencies): British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives have lost some of their substantial lead over the opposition Labour Party, opinion polls showed Sunday after both sides published their manifestos for the June 8 election. The governing centre-right party is still on course for a comfortable victory, but …

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Labour stung by leak – Conservatives ‘slip’

LONDON, May 11, (Agencies): Support for British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party has slipped two percentage points ahead of a June 8 general election but they still hold a big lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to a YouGov opinion poll for the Times. The Conservatives were at …

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