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Inside Theresa May’s mind

LONDON — It’s Friday, March 22, a week from Brexit, and Britain is hurtling toward the cliff edge. Theresa May has arrived back in No. 10 Downing Street after a last, desperate attempt to avert disaster ended in acrimonious failure at the European Council summit in Brussels. EU leaders have called a crisis session to prepare…

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Barnier and Barclay break bread, but not Brexit deadlock

There was pan-fried North Sea sole with Scottish scallops and Welsh samphire, roast duck breast and pear parfait for dessert, but a concession on the Northern Ireland backstop was most certainly not on the table. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, spent Monday evening dining with his (relatively) new British counterpart, Stephen Barclay, at the…

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gives Brexit cocktail recipe

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | Alex Wong/Getty Images Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gives Brexit cocktail recipe ‘A straight shot of bathtub gin, with no imported botanicals.’ By Eline Schaart 2/11/19, 5:49 PM CET Updated 2/11/19, 6:25 PM CET U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday gave a recipe for a “Hard Brexit” cocktail, which consists of a “straight shot…

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EU deputy Brexit negotiator: UK leaving will have ‘limited’ impact on EU security

Deputy Brexit negotiator Sabine Weyand | European Union EU deputy Brexit negotiator: UK leaving will have ‘limited’ impact on EU security ‘In the exchange of secret service information, Great Britain is a lot less active than Germany and France.’ By Joshua Posaner and Janosch Delcker 2/11/19, 2:45 PM CET Updated 2/11/19, 4:11 PM CET BERLIN…

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Theresa May extends Brexit olive branch to Labour

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May | Clodagh Kilcoyne/AFP via Getty Images Theresa May extends Brexit olive branch to Labour PM sets out measures clearly designed to win over wavering opposition MPs. By Jack Blanchard 2/11/19, 8:42 AM CET Updated 2/11/19, 8:50 AM CET British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing for fresh talks with Jeremy…

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UK awaits its Brexit Napoleon

LONDON — Don’t get too comfortable, we have not even reached the Great Terror phase of the Brexit revolution yet. In the bars and tea rooms of the Palace of Westminster, Conservative MPs have begun drawing playful comparisons between Britain’s chaotic exit from the European Union and the decades-long convulsion sparked by the French Revolution.…

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Austrian foreign minister: Hell is other people

Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl | Giusepp Lami/EPA Austrian foreign minister: Hell is other people ‘I don’t believe in a place called hell.’ By Paul Dallison 2/10/19, 12:07 PM CET Updated 2/10/19, 12:23 PM CET Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl blamed Brexit frustration for Donald Tusk’s controversial remark about Brexiteers. Tusk said last week after…