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Theresa May can play big fish with devolved nations – in the EU she’s already a nobody

Theresa May is sitting down with representatives from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales on Monday to hear their concerns about Brexit. For the devolved nations, it is the first chance … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brexit: Canada’s trade model is not a golden ticket to the single market

This deal has been seven tortured, painstaking years in the making and it still isn’t in force.

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Steven Woolfe’s collapse just proves to Brussels that Ukip are Brits abroad

The news that Ukip MEPs had been brawling in the corridors of the European Parliament of Strasbourg was met with a collective Gallic shrug and roll of the eyes.

October 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Europe will never accept racist attacks in Brexit Britain, warns Juncker

Europeans will never accept its citizens being “harassed, beaten up or even murdered” in the streets of Brexit Britain, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said today (14 September) in his flagship … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Farage slams ‘insulting’ choice of Verhofstadt as Brexit boss

Guy Verhofstadt was today (8 September) chosen as the European Parliament’s lead negotiator on Brexit, an appointment immediately slammed by Nigel Farage as “insulting”.

September 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Juncker: I have a black book of my enemies

Jean-Claude Juncker has a little black book called “little Maurice” where he notes the names of everyone who has betrayed him, the European Commission president said in an interview in which he … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Barnier, battler of British bankers, is Commission’s new Brexit boss

Michel Barnier, the former financial services Commissioner with a testy relationship with the City of London, will lead the Brexit negotiations with the United Kingdom, the European Commission announced today … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Scottish National Party could split from Catalan allies in European Parliament

EXCLUSIVE/ The Scottish National Party is distancing itself from separatist allies in the European Parliament – such as those pushing for Catalan independence – to strengthen its case for Scotland … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

EU policy plans held hostage by post-Brexit Brits

The British vote to quit the European Union has frozen long-term policy planning at the European Commission, which is unable to make contingency plans for the UK’s exit until it … Continue reading

July 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Farage on UKIP’s future: After Brexit, who cares?

Nigel Farage told EurActiv.com that UKIP’s role after the UK referendum on Europe was to ensure there was “no backsliding or betrayal” on the vote to Leave. But he refused … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

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