95388288 p04ygvv4 - Davis: PM's speech 'not a threat'
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Davis: PM's speech 'not a threat'

Some EU officials have seen Theresa May’s speech and especially her words: “a failure to reach an agreement would mean our cooperation in the fight against crime and terrorism would be weakened” as a blackmail threat. Brexit secretary David Davis told the Today programme that Mrs May was simply making the point that “it is […]

95386660 p04yggp3 - Lord Heseltine: Brexit Britain relinquishes power
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Lord Heseltine: Brexit Britain relinquishes power

Britain has lost an historic level of power and influence by triggering formal Brexit negotiations with the EU, former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine has said. The Tory peer, who campaigned to remain in the EU, said he did not believe Britain would wield any cards at the negotiation table. Source link

95378789 may - Theresa May: UK will get same benefits after Brexit
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Theresa May: UK will get same benefits after Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May tells the BBC’s Andrew Neil the UK will have a “different relationship” with the EU after Brexit, but that it will “have the same benefits” on trade. She was speaking after invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, triggering formal Brexit talks. For the full interview, watch Brexit: What Next? on […]

95379809 may letter - Key points from the Article 50 letter
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Key points from the Article 50 letter

What can be read into Theresa May’s letter to European Council President Donald Tusk giving formal notice of Brexit? BBC political correspondent Alex Forsyth examines it for clues on how events may unfold over the next two years. Read the full text of the letter (PDF) Timing of talks What’s the significance? This is all […]

95373253 p04yf0l7 - Tim Farron: Our children will judge us for our actions
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Tim Farron: Our children will judge us for our actions

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has attacked the prime minister’s plans to take the UK out of the single market, as the government triggered the Article 50 process to leave the EU. Telling MPs that “our children and our grandchildren will judge all of us for our actions during this time”, Mr Farron added that […]