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Brexit: EU ‘ready to improve’ Irish border proposal

Image copyright AFP Image caption The EU’s negotiator wants to de-dramatise the issue of the border The EU is “ready to improve” its offer on the Irish border, Michel Barnier has said as he warned the “moment of truth” was nearing for Brexit negotiations. The EU’s negotiator said he wanted to “de-dramatise” the issue of […]

Brexit: EU ‘ready to improve’ Irish border proposal

Image copyright AFP Image caption The EU’s negotiator wants to de-dramatise the issue of the border The EU is “ready to improve” its offer on the Irish border, Michel Barnier has said as he warned the “moment of truth” was nearing for Brexit negotiations. The EU’s negotiator said he wanted to “de-dramatise” the issue of […]

Sir Vince Cable: Brexit not inevitable and must be stopped

Media captionSir Vince Cable: “Brexit… can and must be stopped.” “Brexit is not inevitable – it can and it must be stopped,” Sir Vince Cable has told his party’s annual conference. The Lib Dem leader said 29 March next year – the date the UK is set to leave the EU – was “only a […]

UK visas: High-skilled migrants cap ‘should be scrapped’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A report says there should be no limit on the number of high-skilled workers, such as doctors, coming to the UK to work The cap on the number of high-skilled migrants coming to the UK should be scrapped, according to a key report commissioned by the government ahead of […]

PM’s wedding crasher photo surprise for Cowes couple

A wedding photographer has captured the “surreal” moment the prime minister stopped for a photograph with a newlywed couple on the Isle of Wight. Jason and Michelle Dight were on The Parade, Cowes, being photographed on their big day when Theresa May arrived on a motor cruiser. Mrs May apologised for not being dressed for […]

BMW to close Mini plant for a month post-Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images The Mini factory in Oxford will shut down for a month after Brexit at the end of March to minimise disruption in case of a no-deal outcome. Owner BMW said its summer maintenance shutdown had been brought forward to 1 April to reduce any “possible short-term parts-supply disruption”. “While we believe […]

Honda: No-deal Brexit ‘would cost tens of millions’

Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Honda employs about 3,400 people at its Swindon plant The senior vice president of Honda Europe has warned that a no-deal Brexit would cost his company tens of millions of pounds. Ian Howells told the BBC that quitting the bloc without an agreement would affect the carmaker’s competitiveness in Europe. […]

Brexit migration report: ‘No preference’ for EU workers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A report says there should be no limit on the number of high-skilled workers, such as doctors, coming to the UK to work EU workers coming to the UK should be given “no preference” for visas after Brexit, says a new report. The Migration Advisory Committee also recommends that […]

Sir Vince Cable: Economic pain from Brexiteers’ ‘erotic spasm’

Media captionI’m going to be around for quite a long time – Cable Brexit “fundamentalists” will cause the UK “years of economic pain” to justify the “erotic spasm” of leaving the EU, Sir Vince Cable is set to say. Speaking at his party’s conference shortly, he will warn that those “least able to afford it” […]

PM’s wedding crasher photo surprise for Cowes couple

A wedding photographer has captured the “surreal” moment the prime minister stopped for a photograph with a newlywed couple on the Isle of Wight. Jason and Michelle Dight were on The Parade, Cowes, being photographed on their big day when Theresa May arrived on a motor cruiser. Mrs May apologised for not being dressed for […]

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