EU Referendum

EU Referendum

Theresa May promises hard Brexit to build ‘global Britain’

The UK will not be “half in, half out” of the EU after Brexit, the Prime Minister will say today in a speech promising “certainty and clarity” during two years of negotiations ahead.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has warned the Tories could cause a 'trade war' with the EU. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Labour warns of ‘trade war’ as Hammond gets tough with EU

Britain risks sparking a “trade war” with Europe, Labour has warned after Philip Hammond warned EU leaders the UK could pursue aggressive business tax cuts if it isn’t given a favourable Brexit deal.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: John Devlin

Jeremy Corbyn: Theresa May set to launch ‘trade war’ with EU

Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of preparing to launch a “trade war” with Europe if she does not get her way over Brexit.

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Theresa May is set to announce her plans to take the UK out of the EU. Picture: PA

Theresa May set to announce plans for ‘hard Brexit’

Theresa May will appeal to Leavers and Remainers to put a stop to their bitter feuding as she lays out her strategy for negotiating Britain’s departure from the European Union.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Tories accused of spreading Brexit ‘fake news’

Scotland’s Brexit minister has accused the Conservatives of spreading “fake news” over the impact of leaving the EU.

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Overseas shoppers cash in on weak pound over Christmas.   Picture Ian Rutherford

‘Brexit tourists’ pick up bargains on UK high streets

“Brexit tourists” from overseas cashed in on the weakened pound to snap up bargains on UK high streets over the Christmas period.

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Scott Findlay and Molly Shaw, seven, enjoy Christmas shopping on Princes Street. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Brexit: Cash boost for Capital as tourist spending up 24%

“BREXIT tourists” brought the Capital some extra Christmas cheer as it emerged spending over the festive season soared in 2016.

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European courts in Luxembourg could still make judgements in the UK post-Brexit. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Brexit: European courts will continue to make UK judgements

European courts will continue to “dish out judgments” to Britain if the UK opts for a transitional deal after Brexit, an influential EU leader has warned.

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Patrick Harvie says a second independence vote will come if hard Brexit is the outcome of EU negotiations. Picture: Scott Louden

Hard Brexit could see indyref2 vote held in 2018, say Greens

A second independence referendum could be held next year if the UK Government “dig its heels in” and pursue a hard Brexit, Green co-convener Patrick Harvie said.

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Ian Murray, Scotland's only Labour MP spoke out at PMW's. Picture Steven Scott Taylor.

Ian Murray tells PM Brexit plans are ‘threat to the union’

Labour’s former shadow Scottish secretary has accused Theresa May of being a threat to the Union because of her Government’s Brexit plans.

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Applications from across the EU have already dropped by 14 per cent. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Hard Brexit could be ‘biggest disaster’ in years for universities

A hard Brexit could cause the “biggest disaster” in higher education for many years, academics have warned.

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Sir Bernard Ingham says Britain's leading civil servants should shut up and get on with dealing with Brexit. Picture: PA

Civil servants ‘should shut up and get on with Brexit’

Britain’s leading civil servants should shut up and get on with dealing with Brexit instead of demanding more money for the extra work, Sir Bernard Ingham has said.

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Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: PA

Jeremy Corbyn to set out Labour’s Brexit priorities

Jeremy Corbyn will seek to re-brand his struggling leadership by spelling out his party’s priorities for Brexit negotiations, saying that Labour is “not wedded” to the principle of free movement of people.

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Angela Constance said no regression would be tolerated. Picture: Contributed

Brexit: Constance in warning over erosion of workers’ rights

Protections set out in European Union employment law must not to be undermined as a result of Brexit, the Holyrood equalities secretary has said.

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Boris Johnson meets US House Speaker Paul Ryan in Washington. Picture: AP

Brexit: UK first in line for US trade deal, says Boris Johnson

Britain is “first in line” for a trade deal with the US, Boris Johnson has said after talks with Donald Trump’s senior advisers.

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Britain's former ambassador to the EU, Sir Ivan Rogers, has quit Whitehall. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Brexit: Former EU ambassador Sir Ivan Rogers quits civil service

Sir Ivan Rogers has quit the civil service with immediate effect, days after resigning from his role as UK ambassador to the European Union.

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Ukip have said Nigel Farage should be given a knighthood. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Ukip push for knighthood for Nigel Farage for Brexit role

Nigel Farage should be given a knighthood for his role in securing the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, Ukip has said.

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The House of Lords speaker has urged the Prime MInister not to threaten the Lords with abolition over Brexit. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Brexit: Theresa May ‘must not threaten Lords with abolition’

Theresa May has been urged by the House of Lords Speaker not to stuff the upper chamber with Tory peers or threaten it with abolition to ensure her Brexit plans get through Parliament.

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Royal Albert Hall concert venue in London

Joyce McMillan: British political class has failed us

Failure to effectively confront the hard right over Brexit amounts to a serious betrayal, writes Joyce McMillan

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Labour MP Chuka Umunna. Picture: Creative Commons

Chuka Umunna: Staging EU vote without Brexit plan was ‘criminal’

Holding a referendum on EU membership without first developing a plan for withdrawal was “criminal” and has left the UK “flailing”, a leading Labour opponent of hard Brexit has said.

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