EU news: Merkel ally warns Brussels must be FLEXIBLE with UK after Brexit | World | News

So far there has largely been unity between the other 27 countries which have mandated the European Commission to negotiate with Britain on the whole bloc’s behalf. In a leaked letter sent last month to the European Commission, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer diverged from Berlin’s official policy to argue that “ensuring the security of citizens in Europe should take precedence over all other aspects of Britain’s exit negotiations”. He warned: “Weakening the European security architecture would affect all EU citizens and undermine their fundamental need for security. “The ever…

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Brexit latest: Chequers showdown – REVEALED the key details about Theresa May’s EU plan | UK | News

Theresa May’s EU plan includes a free trade area for industrial and agricultural goods within the bloc, so the UK remains in line with the EU on rules for all goods. Under the Government’s plans the UK would be free to diverge from EU rules over services. Brussels will be reluctant to consider any plan which would risk splitting the single market and ministers appeared to acknowledge this by agreeing to step up preparation for a “no deal” Brexit. Here are the key details on the EU plan.  Key details…

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Brexit latest news: David Davis turns back AWAY from Theresa May at Chequers | Politics | News

Mr Davis was snapped facing away from the Prime Minister as she addressed her warring Cabinet during an showdown at her country retreat. Official photographs released by Downing Street show him staring at a folder full of notes while she sets out her Brexit plan tonight. Environment Secretary Michael Gove, who helped lead the Vote Leave campaign, can be seen listening intently to Mrs May’s proposals. Sat alongside Mr Gove, fellow Brexiteer and International Trade Secretary Penny Mordaunt crosses her arms defensively. In other images, top ministers can be seen…

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Brexit news Trump ready to offer zero tariff trade deal to make UK boom | World | News

Diplomat Robert ‘Woody’ Johnson said the US President – due to visit the UK next week – wants a “quick deal” to drastically increase trans-Atlantic trade between the “special relationship” allies after Britain quits the EU. “The President thinks it’s time to go,” he said, adding: “The sky’s the limit.” The offer, which could slash the prices of US imports for British consumers and boost job creation on both sides of the Atlantic, was hailed as a massive vote of confidence in the UK’s future outside the European bloc. And…

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Chequers summit: Ministers who backed May’s SOFT BREXIT plan PICTURED | UK | News

Theresa May is pictured setting out the details of her plans for leaving the European Union as Brexiteer minister Penny Mordaunt watches on, arms crossed defensively. Official pictures released from the Chequers gathering show the Prime Minister standing in front of her ministers and senior officials at the crunch meeting to thrash out the Brexit plans. In other images released by Number 10, ministers can be seen standing around in informal groups in the lavish surroundings of the 16th-century manor house. Here is the list of who attended the meeting…

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Brexit news: Fury as May plots UK-EU free trade area | Politics | News

The ministerial summit at Chequers ended in a victory for Prime Minister Theresa May, as she was able to reunite her ministers and stop a revolt that seemed to be strong enough to threaten her position just days ago. But her plans aren’t going down well among MPs, as many are criticising them and the time it took to prepare the new proposal. Brexiteer Tory MP Andrea Jenkyns said: “Common rule book: so British businesses will continue to be a rule taker from the EU. “I hope the details are…

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Thailand cave rescue update: Latest options for rescuing trapped boys after diver dies | World | News

Rescuers are pumping millions of litres of water out of the cave network to try and rescue the group through nearly a mile of tunnels before forecasted heavy rains move in on Saturday. A former Thai Navy diver, Saman Gunan, lost consciousness on his way out of the Tham Luang cave complex, where he had been delivering air tanks. The boys, aged between 11-16, have been trapped inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in the northern province of Chiang Rai since June 23. What are the options for rescuing…

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Brexit news: Julia Hartley-Brewer HUSHES Remainer with SIMPLE Brexit fact | UK | News

The pro-Brexit radio host was forced to shush the former Attorney General after he launched into a spiel warning leaving the European Union would cost Britain economically. As the fervent Remainer appeared unable to stop his speech, the talkRADIO presented intervened saying: “Dominic, shush. “The point is, of course, we will continue to trade with our EU neighbours and partners because they are geographically so close. “What about the issue of an American international deal? Because one of the key selling points, wasn’t it, from the likes of Liam Fox and…

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Brexit news: Italy launches plot to make MILAN financial capital of Europe | Politics | News

Since former Prime Minister David Cameron first announced there would be an EU referendum, Italian lawyer and business mogul Bepi Pezzulli has been working his socks off to get his fellow civilians to approach UK companies for opportunities after Brexit. The ambitious Italian has even published a thesis on it, where he encourages Italian businesses to poach UK firms before Britain leaves the bloc next March in order to replace London – the financial capital of Europe – with Milan. Business Insider Italia reports: “These new geopolitical structures, Pezzulli argues,…

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Iran oil war: Netherlands kicks Iranian embassy officials OUT amid furious Trump row | World | News

A spokesman for Dutch intelligence confirmed two Iranian civilians were expelled from Holland in a statement. But when pressed for more details, refused. He said: “We can confirm that the Netherlands has expelled two persons accredited to the Iranian embassy. “We will not provide any further information.” The news follows a threat by Iran to cut off oil reserves to the rest of the world in the wake of conflict with the US. Donald Trump recently warned of punishments for companies that purchase oil from Iran, which triggered a retaliation…

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