Brexit news: Irish PM dismisses viability of proposed customs partnership | Politics | News

Mr Varadkar was repeating a warning that a failure to achieve real progress on the customs union by next month could throw doubt on sealing an overall withdrawal agreement by the deadline later this year. Britain is struggling to settle on a customs proposal to present to negotiators in Brussels as it comes under more pressure from the EU to move forward with talks on the future partnership that will follow its exit from the bloc. Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet remains divided, with a number of pro-Brexit ministers dismissing…

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Brexit news: Scottish Parliament Brexit bill rejection ‘gives independence bid fresh hope’ | Politics | News

They blamed the Scottish Government for a failure to find an agreement following a compromise reached with the Welsh Labour Government. But MSPs voted by 93 to 30 that the Scottish Parliament “does not consent to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill”. A Labour amendment calling for “cross-party talks in an attempt to broker an agreed way forward” was accepted. Mrs May’s de facto deputy, Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington, last night said he remained “open to suggestions that would improve the Bill”. SNP Brexit Minister Mike Russell said he would…

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Brexit news: Theresa May to revealed trade blueprint next month to end EU uncertainty | Politics | News

The Prime Minister ordered the drafting of a Whitehall “white paper” policy document to counter claims from EU chiefs that they still lack “clarity” about the Government’s demands in the talks. The decision to publish the document, expected to be more than 100 pages long, was being seen at Westminster as an attempt to force the pace in the Cabinet wrangle over the future customs arrangements between Britain and the EU after Brexit. A Cabinet source said the blueprint will “allow the UK to go and actually negotiate”. It is…

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Brexit news: Minister winks at Boris for blocking May’s customs plot | Politics | News

Boris Johnson was deeply critical of the Prime Minister’s customs partnership plans claiming the UK would not be able to take back full control from the EU post-Brexit if Britain followed Mrs May’s model. Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry attempted to mock the Government by thanking Mr Johnson for his intervention. She said: “Thank you very much Mr Speaker. Can I begin by thanking the Foreign Secretary for leading our cross-party efforts over the past two weeks to destroy the Prime Minister’s customs partnership proposals. “I trust that he finished…

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Brexit news: Scottish Parliament REFUSES to give consent for Westminster Brexit bill | Politics | News

MSPs voted against the legislation by 93 votes to 30, with the Scottish Nationalists backed by Liberal Democrats and Labour. Conservative MPs supported the Bill. The decision is sure to increase constitutional uncertainty over how the exit from the European Union will proceed. The Edinburgh assembly voted by more than three to one to deny consent for the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which is currently going through the national Parliament in London and is supposed to provide clarity on the legal position as Britain severs ties with the bloc. Although…

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Pilot ‘sucked halfway out’ as cockpit window shatters at 32,000 feet | Travel News | Travel

A co-pilot cheated death when a cockpit window broke and fell out during a flight in China. The windshield on the right side of the Airbus A319’s cockpit cracked, shattered and fell out mid-air. The incident occurred when the plane had just reached its cruising altitude of 32,000 feet, about 30 minutes after it had taken off. The Sichuan Airlines co-pilot, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pulled to safety. He suffered scratches and a sprained wrist, according to the Civil Aviation Administration, but was otherwise unharmed. His captain, Captain…

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25 Effortless Wrap Dresses You Won’t Want To Take Off All Summer

There’s a reason Diane Von Furstenberg’s wrap dress is a crowd pleaser. Since she introduced the work-to-play style in 1974, the effortless look has become a staple in women’s wardrobes for everything from weddings and formal events to summer and resort wear. Wrap dresses are also notoriously flattering on all body shapes and sizes. Whether you’re looking for wrap dresses for work, midi wrap dresses or even long wrap dresses, we’ve got you covered with a selection of our favorite styles you won’t want to take off all summer long. Below,…

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This Woman Put On A Badass Fashion Show With All Bald People

Despite our society’s attempts to distance itself from unrealistic beauty standards, there is still an undoubted and disappointing amount of weight centered on one’s appearance. That notion rings true across many different aspects of the way a person looks, whether it be body shape, skin color, age ― or as Alyscia Cunningham has learned, hair.  Cunningham is an author, filmmaker, photographer and speaker who became interested in the relationship between humans and their hair when she herself underwent a major haircut. Her latest project, “I Am More Than My Hair,” aims to destigmatize…

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Holly Willoughby news: This Morning presenter wears polka dot dress | Style | Life & Style

Holly Willoughby made sure to make the most of the glorious weather today. The This Morning presenter appeared to take style inspiriation from Pretty Woman’s Vivienne for outfit Holly chose a pretty tan and cream polka dot dress from Forever Unique that showed off her toned physique. Sharing a photo on Instagram, the pretty blonde was smiling broadly in the post. Holly Willoughby has become known for her love of British brands. Today the This Morning chose a flattering tan and cream polka dot dress from Cheshire-based brand Forever Unique.…

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A Rhubarb Explainer For Everyone Who’s Still Confused

My friend Janie lives in Miami and has never eaten rhubarb. I find this deeply upsetting. The spring months of my childhood in the far reaches of upstate New York were filled with the anticipation that our rhubarb patch would sprout (there wasn’t a lot else to do, OK?). As soon as it did, stalks were turned into silky, tart, buttery pies ― and when I couldn’t wait for the pies to bake, I ate the rhubarb raw, taking tiny, stinging bites that wore the enamel off my teeth and…

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