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Theresa May playing Brexit whack a mole

Theresa May playing Brexit whack a mole

Friday was supposed to be about money, money, money. And not just because the Prime Minister, Theresa May, has come to Sweden, the birthplace of ABBA. We’d been told that she would make a signal which would placate the EU: that the British government would be...
'Russia fake Twitter accounts targeted Brexit vote'

'Russia fake Twitter accounts targeted Brexit vote'

Fake Twitter accounts created by a Russian propaganda unit made a determined, co-ordinated attempt to interfere during the EU referendum, Sky News can reveal. A detailed analysis of Twitter accounts identified by the US senate as being linked to the Kremlin shows this...
UK should re-run Brexit vote, Irish minister says

UK should re-run Brexit vote, Irish minister says

Britain should take Ireland’s approach to referendums and rerun the Brexit vote because of the damage it is likely to cause, an Irish government minister has suggested. Agriculture minister Michael Creed told Sky News that a second referendum or viewing last...
Brexit bill on menu as Davis set for Paris talks

Brexit bill on menu as Davis set for Paris talks

David Davis will travel to Paris on Monday for Brexit talks after French President Emmanuel Macron told London it needed to put more money on the table to unlock trade negotiations in December. Government sources told Sky News the dinner between the Brexit secretary...
PM urges Brexit deal she can defend domestically

PM urges Brexit deal she can defend domestically

Theresa May has warned EU leaders of her political difficulties in the UK and urged them to help deliver a deal she can defend domestically. The high-stakes plea, a clear reference to the internal wrangling within her own Cabinet, seeks to persuade European leaders to...
EU leaders play down Brexit talks progress

EU leaders play down Brexit talks progress

EU leaders have welcomed Theresa May’s latest offer to free up Brexit negotiations but talked down chances of them moving on to the crucial trade stage. Angela Merkel arrived at a summit of the 28 countries in Brussels, praising the “encouraging”...
Clinton: Brexit impact only just dawning on some

Clinton: Brexit impact only just dawning on some

Bill Clinton has suggested that some people who voted for Brexit may only just be realising the consequences of their choice. The former US president made the comments as he received an honorary doctorate at Dublin City University for his work on the Northern Ireland...
IMF chief 'cannot imagine' no deal on Brexit

IMF chief 'cannot imagine' no deal on Brexit

The head of the International Monetary Fund has said she “cannot imagine” there will be no deal on Brexit. At the IMF’s annual meeting in Washington, Christine Lagarde made her most strongly worded intervention since the negotiations began, urging...
No-deal Brexit would be 'devastating' for Ireland

No-deal Brexit would be 'devastating' for Ireland

If Britain failed to agree a Brexit deal it would be “devastating” for the peace process in Northern Ireland, a former Irish prime minister has told Sky News. John Bruton, who helped shape the peace agreements of the 1990s, said the UK leaving the EU with...

May: Brexit deal will prove 'doomsayers' wrong

The Prime Minister will tell MPs that the “ball is in the EU’s court” when she updates them on the progress of Brexit negotiations. Theresa May will call for the European Union to be flexible in its approach and will promise the UK can get a deal...
EU 'steps up' Labour Brexit talks amid May 'plot'

EU 'steps up' Labour Brexit talks amid May 'plot'

EU negotiators have reportedly stepped up backroom Brexit talks with Labour amid concerns over Theresa May’s future. The Prime Minister has faced repeated calls to resign since losing the Conservative majority in June, with fresh claims this week that more than...
May’s Brexit speech: How did Europe react?

May’s Brexit speech: How did Europe react?

Theresa May’s keynote Brexit speech in Florence failed to make front page headlines on the continent. The Prime Minister addressed leaders on Friday to urge creativity on exit from the EU and sought to offer reassurance on EU citizens’ rights and future...
Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron 23 September 2017 From the section UK Politics Related Topics Brexit Image copyright Reuters The UK must provide more clarity about its negotiating position on Brexit, the French president has said. Emmanuel Macron...
Brexit fuels smuggling fears on the Irish border

Brexit fuels smuggling fears on the Irish border

The UK’s plan to leave the Customs Union has fuelled fears of an upsurge in smuggling on the Irish border. Different tax regimes on either side of it for the first time could increase the opportunity for illegal profit-making. It is a serious concern for Fianna...

Juncker: Britons will 'soon regret' Brexit

The European Commission President has said Britons will “soon regret” Brexit during a state of the union address in Brussels. Jean-Claude Juncker added Europe would “always regret” the Brexit vote, but insisted that “we will keep moving,...
Blair urges new immigration rules to stop Brexit

Blair urges new immigration rules to stop Brexit

Tony Blair is calling for tougher immigration policies to take back control of Britain’s borders without the UK having to leave the European Union. The former prime minister has put his name to a report calling for tighter domestic controls and the negotiation...
Brexit: UK officials in Brussels for latest talks

Brexit: UK officials in Brussels for latest talks

Brexit: UK officials in Brussels for latest talks 28 August 2017 From the section UK Politics Image copyright PA Formal Brexit talks are due to resume in Brussels later, with British negotiators urging the EU to show “flexibility and imagination”. Brexit...
Labour wants single market for Brexit transition

Labour wants single market for Brexit transition

Brexit: Keep single market for transition period – Labour 27 August 2017 From the section UK Politics Related Topics Brexit Image copyright PA Labour would keep the UK in the EU single market and customs union for a transitional period after leaving the EU, the...
Brexit fuels jobs surge (just not in the UK)

Brexit fuels jobs surge (just not in the UK)

Brexit will finally deliver the jobs boom that has been promised – just not in the UK. According to a new report, some 80,000 jobs will be created in Frankfurt because of the expected relocation of financial and banking services from London after the UK leaves the EU....
Brexit report sets out Irish unity proposal

Brexit report sets out Irish unity proposal

Irish Brexit report sets out united Ireland proposal 2 August 2017 From the section Northern Ireland comments Image copyright oireachtas Image caption The report is the first by an Irish government committee on how to achieve the peaceful unity of Ireland, said...
Cities battle to host EU agencies after Brexit

Cities battle to host EU agencies after Brexit

European cities are battling to become the new home to two highly prized EU agencies that are pulling out of London due to Brexit. Countries have until midnight to enter a race to host the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which...
EU negotiator: Possible delay to Brexit talks

EU negotiator: Possible delay to Brexit talks

Talks between London and Brussels on their future relationship are not likely to start in October due to lack of progress on key divorce issue, the top EU negotiator has said. Michel Barnier briefed ambassadors from the EU27 – the countries that will remain in...

US airlines in Brexit warning over flights

America’s leading airlines are warning that flights could be grounded if the UK leaves the EU’s Open Skies agreement without negotiating a new deal. Nicholas Calio, president and chief executive of Airlines for America, told Sky News’ Ian King Live...
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