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Brexit: Delaying Brexit worse than no deal, says Liam Fox

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Delaying or cancelling Brexit would be a "calamitous" breach of trust with the electorate and worse than leaving the EU with no deal, Liam Fox has said. The Brexiteer minister told BBC's Radio 4's Today programme MPs pushing for a delay actually wanted to stop Brexit.But he said this was the "worst outcome" of the current wrangles.MPs are proposing alternative plans to the PM's deal
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Operation Brock: Kent gets £29m to make roads Brexit-ready

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A traffic control system in place on the A256 as part of an Operation Brock trial in January Almost £29m has been granted to Kent County Council for infrastructure improvements ahead of Brexit day on 29 March.Council transport boss Mike Whiting said the grant would make Kent's roads ready for the effects of a no-deal Brexit as part of Operation Brock.Carriageway strengthening is
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Mark Drakeford to back EU vote if Brexit not resolved in seven days

[ad_1] Image caption Mark Drakeford said he would back a further public vote if there is no agreement among MPs Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford says he will back a further referendum if MPs cannot resolve the Brexit deadlock in the next week.Mr Drakeford said leaving the EU without a deal would have effects that will "be felt by everyone".On Tuesday Welsh Government ministers outlined risks on health, the economy,
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No-deal Brexit ‘means hard border’ – European Commission

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Both the UK and the EU have said they do not want to see a hard Irish border It is "obvious" there will be a hard border in Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the European Commission's chief spokesman has said.Margaritis Schinas made the comments at the commission's daily media briefing. If he was pushed to speculate what might happen in
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Proxy voting: MPs to trial scheme for pregnant women and new parents

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Labour MP Tulip Siddiq delayed the birth of her son Raphael so she could vote in last week's crunch Brexit debate MPs on parental leave will be able to nominate another MP to vote on their behalf if new plans announced by the government are agreed.Proxy voting in Parliament has long been discussed for pregnant MPs and new parents, but despite widespread agreement, it
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Martin Lewis and Chris Skidmore on Brexit and Article 50

[ad_1] Martin Lewis lost his patience with Chris Skidmore during a TV debate on Brexit, telling the MP: “You are not being clear… Yes or no?”The financial journalist threw his papers in the air as he pushed the universities minister about his stance on extending Article 50 - and the date the UK is set to leave the EU.Mr Skidmore, MP for Kingswood, said it was an “open question” and
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Facebook deletes comments on ad calling anti-Brexit MPs ‘scumbags’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Facebook has removed threatening messages posted in reaction to a paid-for advert by a pro-Brexit group.It said the advert itself, which attacked "Remoaner globalist scumbags" and accused pro-EU MPs of "treason", did not break its community guidelines.But the social media giant took down posts threatening violence against anti-Brexit politicians, after being alerted to them by BBC News.The ad, by the "Brexit Defence Force", was seen fewer
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Felixstowe Port boosts capacity ready for Brexit

[ad_1] Image copyright Hutchison Ports Image caption The Port of Felixstowe and ferry operator DFDS have agreed to increase capacity at the port by more than 40% A UK port and Danish ferry operator DFDS have agreed to increase roll-on, roll-off, capacity by more than 40% to help freight shipping after Brexit.Felixstowe Port's chief executive, Clemence Cheng, said the deal with DFDS comes as "shippers seek to minimise risks to
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‘People’s Vote’ MPs had ‘constructive’ talks with top minister

[ad_1] A group of MPs who back a second referendum say they had a "constructive" meeting with the prime minister's de facto second-in-command David Lidington.Speaking to BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg, Tory MP Anna Soubry, a supporter of the "People's Vote" campaign, said the idea of a second vote started off "right on the very, very fringes" and "look where we are today".Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston said the acknowledgment that
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Brexit: David Cameron warned by Donald Tusk over ‘stupid referendum’

[ad_1] European Council President Donald Tusk told David Cameron to "get real" over his "stupid referendum" before the 2016 Brexit vote, a BBC documentary reveals.Mr Tusk tells the three-part show that he warned the then prime minister there was no "appetite for revolution in Europe" and he "could lose everything".He claims that Mr Cameron, who did not take part in the programme, felt "there was no risk of a referendum"
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Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn on PM’s statement and offer of talks

[ad_1] Jeremy Corbyn said the prime minister was in "deep denial" and must "change her red lines" over a Brexit deal.The Labour leader, who has declined her offer of talks with him unless she rules out a no-deal outcome, said other party leaders had found there was "no flexibility", and "no negotiations", saying the talks were a "PR sham".Live updates in text, images and video [ad_2] Source link
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Brexit: No fees for EU citizens applying for UK status

[ad_1] Theresa May said that after "powerful representations", the plans to charge EU citizens applying for UK status have been waived.She said some EU nations have guaranteed the right of British nationals to remain there in the event of a no-deal and the UK government would step up efforts "to make sure they all do so".Live updates in text, images and video [ad_2] Source link
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Brexit: The £65 fee for EU citizens set to be axed

[ad_1] Image copyright HoC Theresa May has scrapped the £65 fee millions of EU citizens were going to have to pay to secure the right to live in the UK after Brexit.It came as the prime minister makes a statement to MPs on how she plans to get them to back her Brexit deal. She said she would have further discussions with Northern Ireland's DUP and others on their concerns
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Brexit: France fears no-deal blow to farms

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK is a key export market for French wine-growers The head of France's main farmers' union has warned that a no-deal Brexit could have a severe impact on French agricultural exports. Christiane Lambert of the FNSEA union said French wine and spirits producers would be hit hardest, as their sector had a €1.3bn (£1.1bn; $1.5bn) annual surplus in trade with the UK.Dairy
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Brexit: New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern says trade deal ‘a priority’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'Theresa May is a woman of remarkable resilience'New Zealand's prime minister has said she is "ready and willing" to sign a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK.Jacinda Ardern said negotiating a free trade agreement would be a "real priority" once the UK had left the EU.She is meeting British Prime Minister Theresa May before heading to the World Economic Forum in