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UK would regret no-deal Brexit ‘for ever’ – business secretary

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain would permanently regret leaving the European Union without a deal, and parliament needs to reach a decision to stop this in the next two weeks, business minister Greg Clark said in a newspaper interview on Saturday. An anti-Brexit protester demonstrates outside the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster, London, Britain January 29,…

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UK government begins ‘serious work’ on UK staying in EU customs union – The Independent

Prime Minister Theresa May is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls(Reuters) – British officials have begun “serious work” on the UK staying in a permanent EU customs union as a way to rescue the Brexit deal, the Independent newspaper reported on Friday. Preparations for the customs union are underway…

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EU irks Britain by calling Gibraltar a ‘colony’

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain complained about the European Union calling Gibraltar a “colony” in a piece of draft legislation on Friday, highlighting how the EU is lining up behind Spain in its territorial dispute as Britain quits the bloc. FILE PHOTO: The European Union flag, the Gibraltarian flag and The Union Jack are seen flying,…

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Small extension to Brexit timetable could be acceptable – Rees-Mogg

Conservative Party MP Jacob Rees-Mogg arrives for an interview, after the British parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, in London, Britain. January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh KilcoyneLONDON (Reuters) – Prominent British eurosceptic lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said he could accept a short delay to the departure from the European Union on March 29 if Prime…