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How May’s failed deal shattered EU relations

Lack of assurances on backstop and customs union led to impasse If they want to leave, they should do it now, Brexit adviser, Olly Robbins, to speak to the EUs most senior lawyers would be denied until the treaty exit mechanism, known as article 50, was triggered. Timeline Five key moments Show Hide 19 June […]

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One telling image: in a Brussels corridor, the EU takes back control of Brexit

A photo of an ad hoc crisis meeting gives an insight into the efforts made to cope with a floundering British government As pictures go, it spoke volumes. On Thursday evening in Brussels, Bulgarias permanent representative to the EU, Dimiter Tzantchev, EU taking back control if not, crucially, of the final decision, at least of […]

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Brexit: UK caves in to EU demand to agree divorce bill before trade talks

On first day of Brexit negotiations chief EU negotiator makes clear Britain cannot dictate timing of negotiations British negotiators have capitulated to key European demands for a phased approach to Brexit talks, agreeing to park discussions on free trade until they have thrashed out the cost of the multibillion-euro UK divorce settlement. Putting a brave […]

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Juncker tells May he is ’10 times more sceptical than before’ on Brexit

Account of meeting between PM and EU commission head sees some close to latter put chances of talks failing at over 50% A devastating account of a dinner in Downing Street between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker has emerged, claiming the European commission president ended discussions about a potential Brexit deal by telling the British […]

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How Juncker’s Downing Street dinner turned sour

Talks between EU commission president and British PM started pleasantly enough, say reports, but then they started discussing Brexit Jean-Claude Juncker had prevaricated when he was first asked to Downing Street for dinner. The prime minister had already announced a general election when the surprise invite came from Theresa May, and he wasnt sure whether […]

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Why hard Brexiteers should fear an all-powerful Theresa May | Matthew dAncona

Conservatives who want the prime minister to have a stronger hand in the Brexit negotiations must realise that she may use it against them Welcome to the momma-cussing, rap-battling, are you disrespecting my family phase of the Brexit talks. Though the official negotiations have yet to begin, the insults are already flying. It cannot be […]

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Britain set to lose EU crown jewels of banking and medicine agencies

Rival member states vie to attract prestigious agencies currently located in London as diplomats agree to block talks on future comprehensive trade deal The EU is set to inflict a double humiliation on Theresa May, stripping Britain of its European agencies within weeks, while formally rejecting the prime ministers calls for early trade talks. The […]

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MPs slam Theresa May over lack of a plan if Brexit talks collapse

PM plans to trigger article 50 within days but all-party parliamentary committee says she is putting national interest at risk Theresa May has been accused by a powerful parliamentary committee of putting the national interest at risk by failing to prepare for the real prospect that two years of Brexit negotiations could end with no […]

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Brexit is about to get real. Yet we are nowhere near ready for it | Jonathan Freedland

The triggering of Article 50 will kickstart negotiations of mindbending complexity. Brexiteers should drop the hubris and get to work In the coming days, perhaps as soon as Wednesday, Brexit will turn from abstract to concrete. A near-theological argument that raged in one form or another for nearly three decades will become hard and material, […]

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