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Brexit sends Britons seeking Irish passports up 22 percent in 2018

FILE PHOTO: Documents can be seen at the conference as Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, host a ‘Getting Ireland Brexit Ready’ workshop at the Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh KilcoyneDUBLIN (Reuters) – The number of British citizens applying for Irish passports rose by…

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Hammond accused of failing to release funding for no-deal Brexit – The Telegraph

FILE PHOTO: Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond leaves 11 Downing Steet in London, Britain, December 17, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville(Reuters) – Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has been accused by his colleagues in the cabinet of failing to release the necessary funding required to prepare Britain for a no-deal Brexit, the Telegraph newspaper reported…

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No-deal Brexit ferry contract sparks concerns

Image copyright Getty Images Concerns have been raised over the readiness of a British firm contracted by the government to run extra ferries in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Seaborne Freight was awarded a £13.8m contract this week to run a freight service between Ramsgate and Ostend. The firm has never run a ferry…

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Report: MPs plan to delay Brexit if May’s deal fails

Labour's Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Report: MPs plan to delay Brexit if May’s deal fails Lawmakers discuss putting back date of Britain’s departure from EU by several months, Observer says. By Simon Marks 12/30/18, 10:59 AM CET Updated 12/30/18, 11:08 AM CET Cross-party talks are under way in the U.K.…