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Brexit: Theresa May ‘needs space’ to get backstop assurances

[ad_1] Theresa May could secure the changes to the Brexit "backstop" demanded by MPs without having to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement she struck with Brussels, the culture secretary has suggested.Jeremy Wright told the Andrew Marr Show on BBC1 the prime minister needed "space" to agree changes to the "insurance policy" aimed at preventing the return of customs checks on the Irish border. [ad_2] Source link
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Ross Thomson: ‘No confirmation’ inquiry into Tory MP has been dropped

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRoss Thomson says he still cannot speak about the incident in a Westminster bar A Conservative MP has told BBC Scotland he has not received any confirmation that a parliamentary investigation into claims he acted inappropriately in a Westminster bar has been dismissed.Ross Thomson was speaking on camera for the first time since the incident.He said it would be "inappropriate" to
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Brexit: Questions over UK judges on European Court of Justice

[ad_1] Image caption The European Court of Justice sits in Luxembourg A top EU judge has said he does not know when Brexit will force UK judges to stop serving on the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Marc Jaeger, president of the general court at the ECJ, told the BBC he was waiting for Westminster to clarify the position. The UK government's Brexit department said the "precise arrangements" were a
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Ian Murray on Labour splits over Brexit policy

[ad_1] A Labour MP is asked about divisions in the party and reports some may leave the party over its handling of Brexit and anti-Semitism claims.Ian Murray told Jo Coburn on Politics Live that a lot of his colleagues were "pretty fed up" and was asked if he was on the verge of leaving.UK viewers can watch the full programme for 30 days from transmission [ad_2] Source link
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Brexit: UK-US agree to preserve trading arrangements

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption US President Donald Trump said in 2017 he was working on a 'major trade deal' with Britain The UK has struck a deal with the US to preserve £12.8bn of trade after Brexit.The mutual recognition agreement replicates the current deal between the EU and US on technical standards for exported goods.International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said it would allow firms to "keep trading as
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Brexit: EU-Irish solidarity ‘will not diminish’, says Varadkar

[ad_1] Image caption Mr Varadkar said Ireland had received "remarkable solidarity" from the EU Anyone believing the EU's solidarity with Ireland may diminish is in for a "nasty surprise", the taoiseach (Irish prime minister) has said. Leo Varadkar made the comments during the All-Island Civic Dialogue conference in Dublin Castle. The event aims to discuss the implications of the UK's vote to leave the European Union on 29 March. Mr
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Schoolchildren go on strike over climate change

[ad_1] Schoolchildren across the UK have gone on strike as part of a global campaign calling for action over climate change.Students around the country walked out of school to call on the government to declare a climate emergency and take active steps to tackle the problem. "Save our planet" was the message chanted by thousands of people gathered in Parliament Square in London.Organisers Youth Strike 4 Climate said protests were