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In Brussels, EU gives May glimpse of Brexit hope

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May came away from a day in an increasingly impatient Brussels on Thursday with a pledge of renewed talks that held out some hope for a new Brexit deal, if no sign of compromise yet. Senior EU officials urged her to grasp an olive branch from Labour opposition…

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Brexit deal needs insurance policy for Irish border – PM May’s spokeswoman

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the press at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Francois LenoirLONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May is talking to the European Union about what form an insurance policy to ensure there is no return of a hard border on the island of…

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France would oppose Brexit delay without a plan – government official

PARIS (Reuters) – France would oppose any British request to delay Brexit if London was simply delaying making a decision, but could agree if London presented a credible political solution, a French government official said on Thursday. British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the press at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February…

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Brexit: EU’s Guy Verhofstadt welcomes Jeremy Corbyn’s offer to Theresa May

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn’s letter setting out his party’s demands for supporting a Brexit deal has been welcomed by the European Parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator.Guy Verhofstadt said “the broadest possible majority” was needed for a Brexit deal in the UK and “cross-party co-operation is the way forward”.But Mr Corbyn’s stance has upset Labour supporters of…

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Bertie Ahern: Compromise better than a no-deal Brexit

The Irish government should avoid a no-deal Brexit at all costs, the former taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Bertie Ahern has said.A no deal would not be in anyone’s interests and would cause immense economic difficulties in the island of Ireland, he explained.Mr Ahern said he was sure that when Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and…