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Brexit: Does Brussels blink? – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images One of the more memorable quotes of the Brexit saga was ascribed to an anonymous source within the Democratic Unionist Party, in Northern Ireland."This is a battle of who blinks first - and we've cut off our eyelids."After Prime Minister Theresa May called off Tuesday's crucial Commons vote on her Brexit deal, she said she would be speaking to EU leaders about the concerns expressed
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Brexit: Day four of Commons debate to focus on union

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government faces the biggest vote in a generation on Tuesday, when MPs will vote on the Brexit deal MPs are to discuss how the government's Brexit deal affects the union when the penultimate day of debate begins later.Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington will open the debate, with NI Secretary Karen Bradley due to close it.Some MPs, including the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP),
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Brexit: Theresa May in final push to win support for deal

[ad_1] Image copyright DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Image Theresa May is set to hold a series of private meetings with backbench MPs as she bids to win support for her Brexit deal before Tuesday's historic vote.The withdrawal agreement has been endorsed by EU leaders but now needs Parliament's backing.Newspaper reports over the weekend said the vote would be delayed - but Number 10 insists it will go ahead as planned.The PM said
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Brexit: European court to rule on legal case

[ad_1] Image copyright ECJ Image caption The case was heard by all 27 European judges last month The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is to rule on whether or not the UK can cancel Brexit without the permission of the other 27 EU members. A group of anti-Brexit politicians and campaigners has argued that the UK should be able to unilaterally halt the Brexit process if it wants to do
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Has Northern Ireland hit peak Brexit?

[ad_1] The backstop, the DUP and the UK's border with the Republic of Ireland have all been key to Theresa May's Brexit plans.Northern Ireland issues have rarely been out of the news but what do people living there really think?We spoke to a barber, a newsagent, a beautician, a tattoo artist and a bartender about what it.Video by Erinn Kerr [ad_2] Source link
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What tearful politicians, dancing and the taste of herring reveal about Brexit

[ad_1] As Parliament prepares to vote on the deal that will shape how it leaves the EU, the BBC World Service's From Our Own Correspondent examines different perspectives on Brexit:Ben Wright brings us the sound and fury at Westminster, and has a drink with some MPs who have as little idea about what might happen next as he does. Jenny Hill reveals that in Germany, the town of Gadheim is
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Brexit: Theresa May warns of ‘uncharted waters’ ahead of key vote

[ad_1] Image copyright REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo With two days to go until the crucial Brexit vote, the prime minister has warned MPs they face "uncharted waters" if they reject her deal. Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, the PM said a rejection of her proposals would mean "grave uncertainty" for the UK.She warned MPs their actions could lead to a general election, and there was a "very real risk of
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Theresa May’s Brexit deal is ‘huge step into unknown’, MPs say

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May's Brexit deal has been dealt a fresh blow after being given a highly critical verdict from MPs.The Commons Committee on Exiting the European Union said it doesn't give enough clarity or certainty about the future, describing it as a "huge step into the unknown". The cross-party report comes days before the Commons is due to vote on the proposed deal on Tuesday. Meanwhile