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Labour wants continued single market access after Brexit

Labour has demanded British single market membership remain an option post-Brexit after the DUP blocked a deal over Irish border concerns. Sir Keir Starmer asked MPs "Will the Prime Minister now rethink her reckless red...
DUP Arlene Foster

DUP blocks Brexit deal over EU regulatory concerns

A Brexit deal was scuppered yesterday as the DUP flexed their political muscle. Theresa May had agreed in principle to a deal with Jean-Claude Junker allowing for “regulatory alignment” of Northern Ireland to EU market...
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Northern Ireland to remain bound by single market rules after Brexit

The UK government has conceded that Northern Ireland will remain subject to EU single market rules and regulations after Brexit according to an RTÉ leak. The government submitted the proposal to the Irish government after...
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Brexit bill “agreed” according to EU official

A final Brexit bill amount has been agreed to, a senior EU official has told Reuters. Recent coverage focused on a deal having already been reached but EU officials stressed that talks were ongoing. The final...
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Europol-UK relationship in jeopardy after Brexit

Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier suggested the UK would be removed from Europol after leaving the EU during a speech in Berlin. Speaking at the Berlin Security Conference, Barnier said that while he understood the...
Brexit

Three months on, Brexit remains more elusive than ever

If a week is a long time in politics, then surely three months is a millennium. But that is precisely how much time has passed since British voters narrowly rejected the status quo and...
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UK doesn’t need free trade agreements to prosper, IEA think tank claims

The Institute of Economic Affairs has published a report claiming that the UK doesn't need free trade agreements to prosper. Penned by Professor of Economics at Cardiff Business School Patrick Minford, the report criticises the widely held...
Visa free travel Klaas Dijkhoff

EU ministers push forward ’emergency brake’ for visa-free travel

Ministers at the Council of the European Union announced plans for an 'emergency brake' on visa-free travel, after France and Germany proposed curbing travel if too many citizens overstayed in the Schengen Zone. The proposals,...
Inflation

Inflation down to -0.2% across Europe

Inflation fell in April from March by .02% across the EU, Eurostat figures show. Seventeen member states of the European Union showed negative interest rates, with the lowest in in Romania (-2.6%), Bulgaria (-2.5%) and Cyprus...
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More than 90% of migrants use criminal networks to get to Europe, report says

A joint Europol-Interpol report found that more than 90% of migrants crossing into Europe do so using criminal organisations. The report on the extraordinary crisis interviewed 1,500 migrants in 2015 and reported on the methods criminal gangs...