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German says Brexit timetable can be met

German says Brexit timetable can be met

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany believes the timetable for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union can be kept to, a government spokeswoman said on Friday, adding that while some issues still needed to be resolved, there were still open questions. “We expect that the timetable will b

Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could see it leave UK

Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could see it leave UK

Image copyright AFP Contributor/Getty Images Airbus has warned it could leave the UK if it exits the European Union single market and customs union without a transition deal.The European planemaker said the warning was not part of “project fear”, but was a “dawning reality”.Airbus employs 14,000 people at 25 sites in the UK – around…

Holyrood ‘won’t approve any Brexit bills’

Holyrood ‘won’t approve any Brexit bills’

Image caption Nicola Sturgeon and David Lidington (right) held talks in Guernsey on Friday Holyrood will not give consent to any further Brexit legislation until the “broken” devolution system is fixed, Scotland’s Brexit Minister has said. Michael Russell said the Scottish government no longer trusted UK ministers after they pushed through the Brexit bill last…

No-deal Brexit plans discussed at British Irish Council

No-deal Brexit plans discussed at British Irish Council

Image copyright VFKA Image caption Guernsey is hosting the summit Ireland is to step up preparations for a no-deal Brexit, the country’s prime minister (taoiseach) has said.Leo Varadkar was speaking at a meeting of the British Irish Council in Guernsey on Friday.Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley and the first ministers of Scotland and Wales are…

Sturgeon to hold talks with UK government

Sturgeon to hold talks with UK government

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Relations between the UK and Scottish governments are said to have hit their lowest point since the advent of devolution. Nicola Sturgeon is to meet senior UK government politicians for the first time since accusing them of “ripping up” the devolution settlement.The first minister will hold talks with Cabinet…

London banks get on with Brexit

London banks get on with Brexit

JPMorgan is said to be looking at additional office space in Milan | Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images London banks get on with Brexit Banks and other City firms are losing faith in the government’s ability to deliver their preferred deal with the EU. By Silvia Sciorilli Borrelli 6/21/18, 6:00 AM CET Updated 6/21/18, 5:49…

Nigel Farage’s last laugh

Nigel Farage’s last laugh

igel Farage has a gin and tonic in his hand and is wondering what to do next. The sun is shining in Brussels on a lovely May afternoon. While other European parliamentarians are debating the EU’s budget, Farage is out for lunch. Some places in this town don’t serve him, he says, but this one,…

Hammond: Treasury not the ‘enemy of Brexit’

Hammond: Treasury not the ‘enemy of Brexit’

Image copyright Getty Images The Treasury is not “the enemy of Brexit”, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has insisted.In a speech in the City of London, Mr Hammond said the UK needed to protect patterns of trade with the EU that had been “built over decades”.The chancellor also used his Mansion House speech to…