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Michel Barnier questions Theresa May’s Brexit White Paper

Image copyright AFP Michel Barnier has said Theresa May’s plan for a future trade relationship with the EU could weaken the single market and create burdens for business. The EU Brexit negotiator said the White Paper opened “the way to a constructive discussion” but must be “workable”. He questioned whether UK plans for a common […]

Theresa May says EU must ‘evolve’ its Brexit position

Media captionTheresa May was speaking during a visit to Northern Ireland on Friday The European Union must “evolve” its position on Brexit and not fall back on unworkable proposals regarding the Irish border, Theresa May has said. The prime minister made the remarks in Belfast on Friday, during a two-day visit to Northern Ireland. The […]

Labour accuses PM of ‘blatantly untrue excuses’ in chief whip pairing row

Media captionJulian Smith would not be drawn on the pairing row, telling a BBC reporter “welcome to Skipton and Ripon” Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has accused Theresa May of making “blatantly untrue excuses” for the behaviour of her chief whip. Mr Watson said the PM’s defence of Julian Smith was “unbelievable” and public trust […]

Michel Barnier questions Theresa May’s Brexit White Paper

Image copyright AFP Michel Barnier has said Theresa May’s plan for a future trade relationship with the EU could weaken the single market and create burdens for business. The EU Brexit negotiator said the White Paper opened “the way to a constructive discussion” but must be “workable”. He questioned whether UK plans for a common […]

Theresa May says EU must ‘evolve’ its Brexit position

Media captionTheresa May was speaking during a visit to Northern Ireland on Friday The European Union must “evolve” its position on Brexit and not fall back on unworkable proposals regarding the Irish border, Theresa May has said. The prime minister made the remarks in Belfast on Friday, during a two-day visit to Northern Ireland. The […]

Labour accuses PM of ‘blatantly untrue excuses’ in chief whip pairing row

Media captionJulian Smith would not be drawn on the pairing row, telling a BBC reporter “welcome to Skipton and Ripon” Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has accused Theresa May of making “blatantly untrue excuses” for the behaviour of her chief whip. Mr Watson said the PM’s defence of Julian Smith was “unbelievable” and public trust […]

Michel Barnier questions Theresa May’s Brexit White Paper

Image copyright Reuters Michel Barnier has said Theresa May’s plan for a future trade relationship with the EU could weaken the single market and create burdens for business. The EU Brexit negotiator said the White Paper opened “the way to a constructive discussion” but must be “workable”. He questioned whether plans for a common rulebook […]

Theresa May says EU must ‘evolve’ its Brexit position

Media captionTheresa May was speaking during a visit to Northern Ireland on Friday The European Union must “evolve” its position on Brexit and not fall back on unworkable proposals regarding the Irish border, Theresa May has said. The prime minister made the remarks in Belfast on Friday, during a two-day visit to Northern Ireland. The […]

Labour accuses PM of ‘blatantly untrue excuses’ in chief whip pairing row

Image copyright AFP Image caption Julian Smith has said Mr Lewis was asked to vote “in error” Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has accused Theresa May of making “blatantly untrue excuses” for the behaviour of her chief whip. Mr Watson said the PM’s defence of Julian Smith was “unbelievable” and public trust in politics was […]

Theresa May to say Brexit plan will deliver for NI

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Theresa May is on a two-day visit to Northern Ireland The UK’s new Brexit plan agreed at Chequers will deliver for Northern Ireland, the prime minister is expected to say in a speech on Friday. Theresa May will give the address at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on Friday morning. It forms […]