Image of Brexit news: Farage says second referendum will SILENCE Remoaners | Politics | News | Express.co.uk
Brexit news: Farage says second referendum will SILENCE Remoaners | Politics | News | Express.co.uk
The former Ukip leader tweeted: “It’s the last thing I’ve ever wanted but I fear it may be forced upon us. “We have to be prepared.”He claimed a second vote would see an even bigger majority for the Leave campaign and silence the “whingeing” of Remainers for a generation. But he said it was vital that Brexiteers began organising to see off the challenge from hardline EU supporters such as Tony Bla... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-Britain’s trade deficit hits 5-month high over Brexit fears
PressTV-Britain’s trade deficit hits 5-month high over Brexit fears
UK’s trade deficit has risen to a five-month high amid growing concerns over Britain’s planned exit from the European Union and looming Brexit talks.The gap between exports and imports widened by half a billion pounds in November to a five-month high of 2.8 billion pounds, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a statement on Wednesday.“This trade data won't exactly help UK plc in negoti... [Read More]
Image of Czech election: another blow to the EU | Europe | For Europe, Against the EU | spiked
Czech election: another blow to the EU | Europe | For Europe, Against the EU | spiked
Britain has long been seen as the exception in Europe: we have bad coffee, we don’t smoke much, and we’re bad at foreign languages. When it comes to the European Union, this is even more the case. Our refusal to join the Euro and our close ties to the US have long had us viewed – unfavourably – as a special case among member states. When Brexit happened, the overriding feeling among European and B... [Read More]
Image of Fears of violence as 450,000 take to the streets of Barcelona joined by independence leader following Spanish government bombshell
Fears of violence as 450,000 take to the streets of Barcelona joined by independence leader following Spanish government bombshell
Nearly half a million people have vented their fury on the streets of Barcelona in a huge protest as the Catalan crisis deepens.Activists waved the Catalonian independence flag as tempers boiled over after the Spanish Prime Minister said he wanted to dissolve Catalonia's government.Police have said that around 450,000 separatists took part in the rally, furious with today's bombshell.It had earlie... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-May to visit Canada in quest for trade deals
PressTV-May to visit Canada in quest for trade deals
The UK might lose more than £2 billion in exports to Canada after leaving the European Union (EU), warns a campaign group, as Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to visit the country to discuss future ties.According to Open Britain, the organization campaigning for a soft Brexit, leaving the EU means the UK would no longer be part of a controversial EU-Canada trade deal that was expected to boost ... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-Merkel UK’s ‘best hope’ for saving Brexit
PressTV-Merkel UK’s ‘best hope’ for saving Brexit
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the “only hope” for saving the tumultuous Brexit talks with the European Union (EU), says former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage.Speaking on a radio program on Sunday, Farage endorsed Merkel in her ongoing bid for re-election against her center-left rival Martin Schulz."My feeling is she is a pragmatist, and probably the most positive lead... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-UK says will not pay a penny more for Brexit bill
PressTV-UK says will not pay a penny more for Brexit bill
Junior Brexit minister Steve Baker says Britain will not pay the European Union a penny more than it needs as part of its Brexit settlement."We know that we have rights and obligations and we are testing the European claims, but we won't pay a penny more than we need to," Baker told Sky News on Thursday.Baker also criticized colleagues trying to avert a so-called hard Brexit, insisting there will ... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-Brexit: 1 million foreign workers leaving UK
PressTV-Brexit: 1 million foreign workers leaving UK
More than one million foreign workers are planning to leave the United Kingdom as London begins the process of exiting the European Union, amid fears the country is facing a Brexit brain drain, a new research shows.According to the survey conducted by a global accountancy giant, Deloitte, about 36 percent of foreign workers in Britain say they are preparing to leave the country by 2022, with 26 pe... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-EU warns of 'impossible' Brexit talks
PressTV-EU warns of 'impossible' Brexit talks
European Council President Donald Tusk has warned of “impossible” Brexit negotiation after UK Prime Minister Theresa May accused Brussels of meddling in Britain's election.    "These negotiations are difficult enough as they are. If we start arguing before they even begin they will become impossible," Tusk told a Thursday news conference alongside Norway's prime minister."The stakes... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-UK not to pay €100 billion EU divorce bill
PressTV-UK not to pay €100 billion EU divorce bill
The UK will not be paying 100 billion euros to the European Union in order to leave the bloc, Brexit Secretary David Davis says.Davis’ remarks came on Wednesday after a report by the Financial Times said that the EU was going to demand that amount as the cost for Brexit.The newspaper, citing its own analysis, said new stricter demands were driven by France and Germany, noting 100 billion euros was... [Read More]
Image of European Union - EU boss threatens to break up US in retaliation for Trump Brexit support | Express.co.uk
European Union - EU boss threatens to break up US in retaliation for Trump Brexit support | Express.co.uk
EUROPEAN Union boss Jean-Claude Juncker this afternoon issued a jaw-dropping threat to the United States, saying he could campaign to break up the country in revenge for Donald Trump’s supportive comments about Brexit.In an extraordinary speech the EU Commission president said he would push for Ohio and Texas to split from the rest of America if the Republican president does not change his tune an... [Read More]
Image of EU vows unity as Britain braces for Brexit
EU vows unity as Britain braces for Brexit
London (AFP) - With the clock ticking on Britain's EU membership, the bloc's leadership vowed unity while in London the government was set to begin the arduous task of disentangling itself from Brussels."This is a moment to unite," European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday, hours after Britain formally started procedures to end its 44-year membership of the EU.With just two ye... [Read More]
Image of Theresa May signs Article 50 letter to trigger Brexit
Theresa May signs Article 50 letter to trigger Brexit
By Faisal Islam, Political EditorTheresa May will strike a conciliatory tone as she invokes Article 50 this afternoon, offering a partnership with the rest of the European Union and imploring Britain to "come together".The Prime Minister will formally launch the process for the UK to leave the European Union in a letter that will be hand delivered to European Council President Donald Tusk at aroun... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-British Queen signs Brexit bill into law
PressTV-British Queen signs Brexit bill into law
The British Queen has authorized Prime Minister Theresa May to begin the process of leaving the European Union by signing the Brexit bill.The Speaker of the House of Commons in Parliament, John Bercow, announced Thursday that the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill has received Royal Assent from Queen Elizabeth II.The bill, which was passed by Parliament on Monday, allows the prime minister to no... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-‘UK ignoring Brexit impacts on poor nations’
PressTV-‘UK ignoring Brexit impacts on poor nations’
The UK government is ignoring the impacts of its withdrawal from the European Union on the poor countries that rely on it to create jobs and fight poverty, a new report has warned.Malawi and Bangladesh are two of the least developed nations that are bound to lose at least £323 million each year if the UK does not guarantee the existing trade terms with them before Brexit, the independent Overseas ... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-UK could quit EU without paying Brexit bill
PressTV-UK could quit EU without paying Brexit bill
The UK will not be legally obliged to contribute to the European Union’s budget if no exit deal is reached, according to a report by Parliament, which will likely raise tensions with Brussels during Brexit talks.Britain could exit the European Union in 2019 without paying a €60 billion (£52 billion) Brexit bill requested by the European Commission, says a report published on Saturday by the Lords’... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-May’s Brexit plan suffers blow in Parliament
PressTV-May’s Brexit plan suffers blow in Parliament
British lawmakers have further delayed the country’s withdrawal from the European Union by requiring the government to address concerns regarding the rights of EU citizens living in the country.The House of Lords voted 358 to 256 on Wednesday for a change to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan, stating she can only trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and begin EU talks by promising to pro... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-'Scotland to leave EU, independent or not'
PressTV-'Scotland to leave EU, independent or not'
Scotland is leaving the European Union (EU) whether or not it becomes an independent state, according to British Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell."The Scottish government are in exactly the same position they were in before the 2014 referendum - arguing for an independent Scotland that would face an uncertain process applying to join the EU as a new member state,” Mundell will tell th... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-Blair launches ‘mission’ to stop Brexit
PressTV-Blair launches ‘mission’ to stop Brexit
Former British prime minister Tony Blair is urging the British people to “rise up” against Brexit and prevent the government of Theresa May from taking the country out of the European Union “at any cost.”Blair is expected to voice his opposition to “hard Brexit” in a major speech on Friday and launch a “mission” to find “a way out from the present rush over the cliff’s edge,” according to media re... [Read More]
Image of UK Commons pass law for May to trigger Article 50
UK Commons pass law for May to trigger Article 50
British MPs pass a bill that allows Prime Minister Theresa May to start negotiations on Brexit.Lawmakers in the House of Commons voted 494 by 122 Wednesday for a law that enables May to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to start formal negotiations on leaving the European Union.The article would initiate two years of talks between London and the 28-nation bloc.May (pictured below) attempted ... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-No parliamentary veto over May’s Brexit
PressTV-No parliamentary veto over May’s Brexit
British lawmakers vote against parliamentary veto power over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal.Labour MP Chris Leslie’s proposed amendment was rejected by a majority of 33 MPs on Tuesday.The move makes it easier for the government to clinch a Brexit deal without much trouble from the parliament.May is attempting to get the article 50 bill through the House of Commons without any change.Trig... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-UK government reveals strategy for leaving EU
PressTV-UK government reveals strategy for leaving EU
The British government has formally published the details of its strategy for Britain's departure from the European Union.The 77-page "White Paper" was published Thursday, a day after members of Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that gives UK Prime Minister Theresa May the authority to trigger the Brexit process.May says she intends to start the two-year Brexit negotiations with t... [Read More]