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Brexit withdrawal deal not open for renegotiation – EU’s Tusk

FILE PHOTO: European Council President Donald Tusk arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERSBRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is sticking to the Brexit withdrawal agreement, European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted on Wednesday, in what he said was a message to British Prime Minister…

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Labour MPs could face disciplinary action over Brexit votes

Image copyright BBC/EPA/Reuters Image caption Caroline Flint, John Mann and Kate Hoey were among 25 rebels on Tuesday Labour MPs could face disciplinary action for rebelling against their party over Brexit. Seven Labour MPs voted with the government on Tuesday for an amendment calling for “alternative arrangements” to the backstop part of the PM’s deal.Fourteen…

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Barclays shifts billions of pounds to Dublin because of Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Barclays is moving €190bn (£166bn) of assets to Dublin because it “cannot wait any longer” to implement its Brexit contingency plan.The High Court, which has approved the move, says the move involves 5,000 clients. However, few jobs in London are expected to be affected.The business amounts to around 15% of the…

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Ireland says UK demand for Brexit deal change is ‘wishful thinking’

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ireland accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of wishful thinking on Wednesday for seeking to renegotiate a post-Brexit arrangement for the Irish border in an attempt to get backing for Britain’s EU divorce deal in parliament. Other European Union leaders had quickly dismissed the idea of reopening the deal, saying the Irish…