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No-deal or hard Brexit makes united Ireland poll more likely, says Irish ambassador to UK

A bus crosses the border line between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland from the northern side of the border on October 9, 2018 in Newry, Northern Ireland | Charles McQuillan/Getty Images No-deal or hard Brexit makes united Ireland poll more likely, says Irish ambassador to UK Adrian O’Neill said Ireland “did not expect…

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Brexit deal in next 24-48 hours ‘possible, but not at all definite,’ says May deputy

Cabinet Office minister David Lidington is Theresa May's de facto deputy | Leon Neal/Getty Images Brexit deal in next 24-48 hours ‘possible, but not at all definite,’ says May deputy David Lidington says the UK is ‘almost within touching distance’ of a withdrawal deal. By Eddy Wax 11/13/18, 10:54 AM CET Updated 11/13/18, 11:10 AM CET…

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Theresa May: Brexit talks ‘in the endgame’

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May in Belfast, Northern Ireland | Charles McQuillan/AFP via Getty Images Theresa May: Brexit talks ‘in the endgame’ British prime minister said Brexit will ‘not be an agreement at any cost.’ By Paul Dallison 11/12/18, 10:00 PM CET Updated 11/12/18, 11:40 PM CET U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said Brexit negotiations…

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EU remains cautious on Brexit talks

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said a Brexit deal remains far from imminent | John Thys/AFP via Getty Images EU remains cautious on Brexit talks Ahead of a briefing for EU ministers, Belgian foreign minister says: ‘For this month, it’s very difficult to make real progress.’ By Lili Bayer 11/12/18, 1:21 PM CET…

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UK opposition at odds over whether Brexit can be stopped

U.K. Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer | Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty Images UK opposition at odds over whether Brexit can be stopped Starmer says “all options” are still on the table, including a public vote. By Eddy Wax 11/12/18, 10:50 AM CET Updated 11/12/18, 2:40 PM CET Britain’s shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, reaffirmed the…

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UK digital government push loses steam as Macron hosts global crowd

LONDON — Brexit is distracting the U.K. from a much-touted effort to digitize government — and France is only too happy to take advantage of the situation. On Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a high-profile gathering on government technology, or “govtech,” in Paris, which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, tech CEOs and U.K. Health…

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Businesses call for state bailouts if UK crashes out of EU

LONDON — A no-deal Brexit could require U.K. government bailouts like those following the financial crisis to prevent businesses from going bankrupt. That’s the view of some in industry who see Brexit as a problem created by politicians that threatens to destroy British businesses and bring about an economic crisis. Even if negotiators in Brussels…

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Spanish prime minister calls for second Brexit vote

Spanish Primer Minister Pedro Sánchez and British Prime Minister Theresa May | Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images Spanish prime minister calls for second Brexit vote Pedro Sánchez says the UK has taken a path of ‘self-absorption.’ By Diego Torres and David M. Herszenhorn 11/11/18, 11:09 AM CET Updated 11/11/18, 11:12 PM CET MADRID — Spanish Prime…

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UK minister: Customs lock-in after Brexit not ‘will of the people’

Andrea Leadsom arrives for a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street | Jack Taylor/Getty Images UK minister: Customs lock-in after Brexit not ‘will of the people’ The leader of the Commons Andrea Leadsom said Britain cannot be ‘held against its will’ in a customs arrangement. By Bjarke Smith-Meyer 11/11/18, 5:18 PM CET Updated 11/11/18, 5:22…

Jeremy Corbyn: ‘We can’t stop Brexit’

Jeremy Corbyn: ‘We can’t stop Brexit’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn | Jack Taylor/Getty Images Jeremy Corbyn: ‘We can’t stop Brexit’ The Labour leader told Der Spiegel it was important to understand why people voted to leave the European Union. By Paul Dallison 11/9/18, 8:04 PM CET Updated 11/9/18, 8:09 PM CET Brexit can’t be stopped, according to U.K. Labour leader Jeremy…