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Brexit: Theresa May to return to Brussels for further talks

Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Theresa May will return to Brussels later to continue Brexit talks with the European Union. She is trying to renegotiate the Irish backstop – the insurance policy to prevent the return of customs checks on the Irish border. Mrs May is expected to request legally-binding assurances that the backstop will not extend indefinitely. However, …

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Brexit: What do Birmingham’s Number 11 bus passengers think?

The Brexit negotiations have been likened to a merry-go-round by some commentators. So where better to seek the views of the public than on Birmingham’s famous Number 11 route? We asked passengers on the service, which takes a two-and-a-half hour circular journey around the city, what they make of the current situation. Brummies narrowly voted to leave the EU, although …

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Brexit: UK will apply food tariffs in case of no deal

Image copyright Getty Images Environment Secretary Michael Gove has promised that the government will apply tariffs to food imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit, to provide “specific and robust protections” for farmers. His remarks come as the government is poised to release details of tariffs (taxes on imports) that would apply to thousands of products coming in from …

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Porsche warns UK customers of Brexit price rise

Image copyright Reuters Porsche is warning new customers they might have to pay 10% extra for their car in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The German manufacturer is asking buyers to sign a clause in contracts agreeing to pay the potential tariff on cars delivered after 29 March. Porsche said: “This is a precautionary step in the interests of …

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Derry City: UK football club staying in Europe after Brexit

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Derry’s UEFA Cup run in 2006 saw them take on French giants PSG – after Brexit they will travel to Europe for every away In the world of sport, Brexit, backstops and borders may not be foremost in the thoughts of fans. That sport and politics should not mix is, after all, an oft …

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Brexit: Theresa May urges Tory MPs to unite and back deal

Image copyright PA Theresa May has urged Conservative MPs to put aside “personal preferences” and support a Brexit deal in the Commons. In a letter to all 317 Tory members of Parliament, the prime minister said “history will judge us all” over the handling of Brexit. It comes after the government suffered a defeat in a vote on its strategy. …

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Brexit: Theresa May pushes on with her deal after latest defeat

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May will press on with efforts to secure a revised Brexit deal, despite another Commons defeat, and will return to Brussels “within days”. MPs voted against a motion endorsing the government’s strategy by 303 to 258, with 66 Tory MPs abstaining. Steve Baker, of the Conservative backbench European Research Group, which led the rebellion, called …

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Brexit: Is there a 10-year-rule to sort out trade?

Image copyright Getty Images A number of obscure pieces of trade law have taken on near mythical status in the Brexit debate. One of them is Article 24 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (Gatt). Supporters of a no-deal Brexit say it would allow the UK to continue to trade with the EU without tariffs (taxes on goods …

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PM defeated over Brexit strategy

PM Theresa May suffers a fresh defeat in Commons vote on her Brexit strategy by 303 to 258 This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking …

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Brexit ‘monster’ urges Dutch to prepare

Image copyright Stef blok Image caption Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok (L) poses with an invasive Brexit monster The Dutch government sees Brexit not as the elephant in the room but as a giant Muppet-style monster lying on a desk. That is the picture tweeted by Foreign Minister Stef Blok, with the warning: “make sure Brexit doesn’t sit – or …

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