Brexit news: May holds private meetings with DOZENS of Tory MPs over customs union row | Politics | News

Her charm offensive followed the row in party ranks between Euro-sceptics and supporters of close links with Brussels about the country’s future relationship with Brussels. But insiders were not expecting any breakthrough when the Prime Minister’s Brexit sub-committee meets again today [Tuesday] to discuss the two rival customs plans. “There is likely to be a presentation about details of the two plans but there almost certainly won’t be any decision,” one ministerial source said. MPs were invited to Number 10 in a series of small groups yesterday to discuss progress…

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Brexit news: David Miliband slams PM for ‘CHAOTIC Brexit’ | Politics | News

Labour’s former Foreign Secretary said he was “alarmed” by Mrs May’s negotiating strategy with the EU as he warned Britain could “crash out” of the bloc with ‘no deal’.  With just over 100 days until the final deadline for Brexit negotiations, the staunch Remainer launched his UK political comeback by joining a cross-party bid to try and stop hard Brexiteers from taking the UK out of the customs union. Speaking on stage alongside Liberal Democrat former deputy minister Sir Nick Clegg and the Conservative chairwoman of the Commons Treasury Committee,…

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Brexit Irish border deal: Coveney admits June deadline doesn’t have to be completed | Politics | News

The pair had met in the Belgian capital for well over an hour to discuss the finer point of Brexit, most importantly the Irish border. Mr Coveney has previously threatened to derail Brexit negotiations by voting down any proposed withdrawal agreement between the EU and UK if Theresa May fails to deliver her promise of avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland. The Prime Minister had made the pledge in December in order to move talks on from their first stages and onto the future relationship between the…

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Turkish president Erdogan aims to boost trade relations during UK trip | Politics | News

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable condemned the visit and accused the Turkish leader of having an “unacceptable disregard for liberal, democratic values”. Sir Vince said: “May’s administration appears to have substituted diplomacy for sycophancy in its pursuit of Brexit. “By permitting a state visit and audience with the Queen, May and Johnson are essentially rolling out the red carpet for a man with a disregard for human rights, who is responsible for alarming oppression and violence.” Ahead of the trip, Mr Erdogan said the UK was a “strategic partner…

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Brexit latest: May faces another week deadlock as ministers cannot settle on a customs pro | Politics | News

While Mrs May is under pressure from the EU to move forward with talks on a future partnership she must also settle on a customs proposal.  Her cabinet is divided into two camps, one supports a customs partnership and the other supports maximum facilitation, or “Max Fac”. Mrs May has said the UK will quit the customs union upon leaving the bloc next year and wants to replace it with a customs partnership.  The customs partnership plan is a system whereby Britain collects tariffs for Brussels and then companies have…

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Brexit news: Theresa May faces more Cabinet divisions leaving the EU | Politics | News

With key Brexiteer ministers openly challenging the Prime Minister’s preferred option for post EU withdrawal trade arrangements, Tory voices have suggested extending the present relationship with Brussels in order to allow time for a compromise solution to be hammered-out. As the Government remained divided, a new coalition of cross-party figures has come together to push the case for a much softer Brexit. Former foreign secretary David Miliband has made his most high profile intervention in politics since quitting the Commons after being beaten to the Labour leadership as he appears…

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Free flights: Not enjoying your holiday? Fly home for free with THIS deal | Travel News | Travel

After choosing the perfect destination for a holiday and saving for months, there’s nothing more disappointing than a trip that doesn’t live up to expectations. But a generous new deal could change that. Saga Holidays is aiming to attract new customers by offering a holiday satisfaction guarantee. It has announced it will fly customers home for free if they’re not enjoying their holiday. Not only that, but the tour operator will refund the cost of the entire holiday. The ‘love it or your money back’ pledge is only valid for…

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Salmonella Outbreak Sickens More People Following Multi-State Egg Recall

A salmonella outbreak that led to the multi-state recall in April of more than 200 million eggs has worsened in recent weeks, with the number of people sickened by the bacteria rising to almost three dozen. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that the number of illnesses had risen to 35 — an increase of 12 cases since the initial egg recall notice. Eleven people have been hospitalized for complications related to the infections, the CDC said, but no deaths have been reported. Nine states have…

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Protesters clash in Reading leaving one injured as Turkey’s leader starts three-day state | Politics | News

A 17-year-old boy was “rugby tackled” outside the Wakefield Estate near Reading during a confrontation with police. Protestors said they were trying to block a convoy taking Mr Erdogan to a business event.  The teen was being treated for head and back injuries one protestor told the BBC. Thames Valley Police said in a statement that the protest which turned violent was “facilitated by pro-Kurdish groups”. It added: “Protesters attempted to block the passage of vehicles and police tactics were deployed to protect the protesters and keep the road clear…

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