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Voters were asked what they believed would be the result of a second Brexit referendum. 45% said Britain would vote to remain in the EU, as opposed to 35% who said Britain would again vote to leave, according to a new poll commissioned by Lord Ashcroft. Among all decided voters, Remain now has a ...

Mr Noyer was hired in 2016 by the French government to defend the country's financial interests in the Brexit negotiations. He told BBC Radio Four's Today programme: "Twenty years ago London was already the first financial centre and Paris was much more important. "Many banks had concentrated their ...
When President Macron meets Theresa may at the Franco-British summit at Sandhurst, the elite military academy, on Thursday, the vital "take away" for him is that Brexit is not a done deal. It can, and quite possibly will, be reversed by an increasingly likely referendum on May's Brexit terms early next year ...
Britain has suffered another Brexit blow after the EU decided to relocate a key satellite monitoring centre from the UK to Spain. The UK won the contract in 2010 to provide the backup monitoring centre for the galileo satellite navigation system, which was launched by the EU in late 2016 and will eventually ...
French President Emmanuel Macron has rejected the idea of a tailored Brexit deal for the City, insisting Britain will not be allowed full access to European Union markets, including Financial Services, unless it pays into the EU budget and accepts all its rules. Macron delivered the tough message at the end of ...

The fact is that Britain is not going to abandon Brexit this year. It is not going to do so because, two years ago, MPs voted 544 to 53 for a referendum, which they pledged to honour. A year ago they voted 498 to 114 to honour that pledge. Even if some leavers are having buyer's remorse, a YouGov poll last ...
A leading UK university has launched a close partnership with a top French research agency, in a relationship that could continue to provide UK academics with access to European research funding after Brexit. Imperial College London, one of the world's top science institutes, has created a joint maths ...
The Irish prime minister has issued a veiled warning about Britain's future outside the European Union - suggesting that the UK will be one of many "small states" on the global stage. In a speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg Leo Varadkar said Ireland "respected" the UK's decision to leave the ...
But just before Christmas, hardline pro-Brexit ministers started campaigning to axe the working time directive, which stops people being forced to work excess hours and guarantees paid holidays. Yet another of the prime minister's pledges - to cut a trade deal with Donald Trump - is looking foolish. Despite ...
facebook has bowed to pressure from MPs and said it will deepen its investigation into whether Russian agents used the platform to spread fake news in the hope of influencing the Brexit vote. The social media giant told the digital, culture, media and sport committee that it would examine whether there ...
Five UK nationals are going to court in the Netherlands in a campaign to keep their EU citizenship after Brexit. They want a Dutch judge to press the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to clarify their rights. The ECJ, if it decides to make a ruling, could guarantee such rights as freedom of movement after the UK leaves the ...
A future generation of MPs will seek to "improve or undo" Brexit if it does not work for young people, a former cabinet minister has said. Justine Greening - who quit as education secretary in last week's reshuffle - said MPs had a duty to make sure Brexit was "sustainable". She was speaking as the Commons debated the ...
It suffered an embarrassing defeat last month after a group of 11 rebel Conservative MPs voted against the government to ensure Parliament secured a meaningful vote on the terms of the final Brexit deal. Since then, the EU and Britain have agreed to move onto the second phase of Brexit negotiations with ...
He was smoking cigars in a VIP room sealed off for the Brexit elite, and everything was simultaneously possible and impossible. The here and now is empty in comparison. He cannot bear very much reality. As mentioned before, there is a lot of the seethingly bitchy "resting" actor about Farage (and in ...
This week must be the first time Remainers wanted people to listen to Nigel Farage. The Brexiteer's willingness to fight "one last dramatic battle" in the hope of silencing their "whinging and whining" has lifted their spirits. "Bring it on!" Lord Adonis said. "I agree with Nigel," Sir Nick Clegg quipped. The former ...
The EU's insistence that quotas under the common fisheries policy for the seas around the UK will remain in force during a Brexit transition period has been backed up by the Norwegian government, dealing a fresh blow for Downing Street. Pers Sandberg, the Norwegian fisheries minister, said he expected ...

The pound has surged to its highest level against the dollar since the UK's vote to leave the EU following reports that Spain and the Netherlands are willing to back a soft Brexit deal. Sterling hit a high of $1.3691, a gain of almost 1.5 cents - more than 1% - after Bloomberg reported that the two countries ...
London -- Nigel Farage, the right-wing politician who was one of the drivers of Britain's push to leave the European Union, spoke on Thursday in favor of holding a second referendum on the country's membership in the bloc, an idea that has gradually been gaining ground. "Maybe, just maybe, I'm ...
The EU referendum on June 23, 2016 was the greatest democratic exercise in the history of our nation. In the face of the global establishment and the outrageous tissue of lies peddled by those responsible for Project Fear, people still voted to Leave the European Union. That should have been that. If only.
A no-deal Brexit could cost the UK economy £50bn, according to independent economic analysis commissioned by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. The report models five possible scenarios for leaving the EU, warning the worst option could result in a "lost decade" for the British economy. "There is no sector ...
Theresa may promised to be bloody difficult in Brexit negotiations, but it is Northern Ireland that is delivering on that pledge. This corner of Western Europe has provided a never-ending essay question that has distracted British ministers for generations. And it is now at the centre of the toughest, most ...
Up to 500,000 jobs and £50 billion ($68 billion) in investment could be lost in the United Kingdom, if the country fails to strike a trade deal with the European Union during Brexit negotiations, warns a report commissioned by London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Financial and professional services would be the ...
The idea that the political establishment will just keep holding referendums until they get the result they want - or simply ignore the result if they don't like it - was a constant refrain during the Brexit campaign. It has happened before, say Brexiteers. France and the Netherlands both rejected an EU ...
Brexit will remove the influence of European Union directives limiting British trade with its international partners. Mr Jessop said the UK will be able to strike new deals with third countries without having to impose constricting tariffs on imports and exports. He said: "Fortunately, Britain's decision to leave the ...
Britain has already agreed free-trade deals in principle with dozens of non-EU countries - ready to take effect the day after Brexit Day in March 2019, an ex-minister has revealed. Lord Price, who resigned as an international trade minister in September, said Britain had exchanged letters with 36 countries ...
Germany had until now stood united with France when it came to Brexit and Emmanuel Macron had made a series of speeches to try and cement his position as a leader in EUrope. But according to European diplomats, government figures in the EU are now trying to come up with a wide-reaching trade ...
And keeping the song in mind helps lift the veil of hypocrisy clouding the cross-arguments of the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, and the U.K. government over what the yet-to-be-negotiated, long-term deal between the two sides will include after their separation. Barnier has warned that it would ...
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has warned that a hard Brexit could lead to "a lost decade of lower growth". He said a no-deal outcome, in which the UK left both the EU customs union and single market, could cost the country half a million jobs and £50bn in lost investment by 2030. Mr Khan said the ...
A debate is currently raging about what customs relationship the UK should have with the EU after Brexit. The government's view is we should leave the EU's customs union, allowing the UK to sign new trade deals. Blairite figures and Corbyn critics, including Chuka Umunna, are keen to keep things after ...
The businessman accused Theresa may's government of "backsliding" on the issue and said the UK must "act radically now" or it would "sleepwalk into a faux Brexit". "The only option now is to go back to the polls and let the people shout from the rooftops their support of a true Brexit," Mr banks added.
The EU will resist any renegotiation of fishing quotas in the seas around the UK for the proposed two-year transition period after Brexit, the Guardian has learned. Brussels diplomats are agreed that Britain should effectively remain governed by the EU's common fisheries policy during the transition but ...
Jeremy Corbyn's team has been accused of being deliberately vague on Europe in a bid to prize votes from both Remain and Brexit camps. A poll on Wednesday claimed 32 per cent of Labour Remain voters believe the party is completely against Brexit - but 31 per cent of Labour Leave voters feel the ...
Italy has admitted Brexit is the "biggest crisis" the European Union has ever face - but claimed the tide has since turned back in Brussels' favour. ... He said: "We can say that in the period after Brexit, which is the biggest EU crisis in 60 years of life, the meeting and the unanimous declaration of the 27 ...
Boris Johnson has contacted millionaire donors to the Brexit campaign to express his fury over HM Revenue and Customs's decision to charge inheritance tax on donations to the campaign to leave the European. Demands running into millions of pounds have been sent to several major donors to the ...
A unified Ireland, with Northern Ireland leaving the United Kingdom and rejoining the Republic of Ireland, has risen in popularity in the Republic of Ireland through the last nine months of 2017. A new poll of citizens in the Republic has seen support for unification increase by a huge margin - even if Dublin ...
Canada-plus, Norway-minus, Switzerland-squared or China-cubed. Those might sound like puzzles from a board game you already were hopelessly tired of halfway through Boxing Day. But in fact, they are all short form for the types of trade deal the UK might strike with European Union over the course of ...
Talks between the U.K. and EU have so far focused on the divorce bill that the U.K. will owe the EU, the future of the Irish-Northern Irish border and the rights of EU-UK citizens post-Brexit. Negotiations are soon to move on to a second phase focused on trade discussions and the U.K.'s future relationship ...
The leader of the Scottish National party at Westminster, Ian Blackford, has invited opposition leaders from across the Commons to a new year summit in order to coordinate cross-party efforts to limit the "catastrophic damage" of a hard Brexit. In a letter sent on Thursday to the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, ...
Simeon Djankov Much has happened in Brexit negotiations over the past three months. Simeon Djankov reviews his Brexit Readiness Score: updated quarterly, the index tracks the negotiations' progress in ten components, each scored on a scale from 0 (no progress) to 10 (full readiness). Based on the ...
In the Brexit fairy tale of the past few weeks, Leo the Lion has roared into action, Arlene Foster has been painted as the witch and Theresa may remains stuck in the wardrobe, still unsure of what new world she'll find on the other side. As the new year approaches, this would probably be a good time to install ...
In Europe, the British got down to negotiating Brexit. In the United States, the Trump Administration got down to governing. But in both countries, the liberal order that these rebellions were meant to overturn remains stubbornly in place. Far too little has changed. The populist revolution must move into its ...
A "smart" Brexit deal could serve as a model for the EU's future relations with other non-EU states, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says. Turkey and Ukraine were two states that could benefit from the template, he told Germany's Funke media group. He did not see either joining the EU any time ...
Cambridge history professor Robert Tombs said EU chiefs including the likes of Guy Verhofstadt, Jean-Claude Juncker and French President Emmanuel Macron want to make Brexit talks as tough as possible to stop other member states from leaving the bloc. Speaking exclusively to Express.co.UK, ...
Now a fresh push for more transparency on the government's Brexit preparations has emerged because Hammond told the Treasury select committee this month that the government had "modelled and analysed a wide range of potential alternative structures between the European Union and the United ...
We're looking at Britain's booming, youthful tech sector. Many in the industry are worried that Brexit will make it harder to reach EU customers; harder to find and employ the necessary talent; harder to attract investment from abroad, including from the European investment bank and European Investment ...
"The UnBrexit's full name is 'The Unaccepted Brexit,'" reads the pub website. "And we do not accept the decision. Because it also influences our future. It's good that you can not (sic) turn back time. Europe and the world have long since become a village. There is no room for fences, walls or ditches.".
European Union nationals should be charged £10 for a visa to enter Britain after Brexit, a report backed by an influential group of Leave-backing Tory MPs recommends. It calls for the UK to introduce a visa waiver system, similar to the United States' ESTA, to raise £150 million a year to boost the budget for ...
A heavy defeat for the right-wing politician Marine Le Pen in May's French presidential election was touted as evidence that populism in Europe was on the wane. But the vice-chairman of Blackstone believes that moment was just a lull and voices from the fringe will again be heard loud and clear next year.
An anti-Brexit protestor speaks on his phone near the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, December 8, 2017. Credit: TOBY MELVILLE. Brussels has started infringement proceedings against Poland, accusing it of packing its courts. This isn't a column about Poland's judicial reforms, but let me note, ...


 

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