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Brexit: May says £65 fee for EU nationals applying for settled status to be abolished – Politics live

Theresa May sets out to MPs her plan B following the Commons defeat of her Brexit planFrom backstop tweaks to no no-deal: possible amendments to May’s next Brexit motionLunchtime summary 4.21pm GMT Here is the full text of May’s statement to MPs. 4.21pm GMT Hilary Benn, the Labour chair of the Commons Brexit committee, says May’s door may be open, but her mind is closed. She is ruling out rejecting no deal, and ruling out a customs union. He urges her to accept the plan in the committee’...
Tags: Europe, Politics, David Cameron, Eu, George Osborne, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Francois Hollande, Labour, Emily Thornberry, Hilary Benn, Brexit, Donald Tusk, May


Stephen Crabb 'deeply pessimistic' for Conservatives' future

The former Welsh Secretary says Brexit is a trauma "ripping right throughout our political system".
Tags: News, Brexit, Stephen Crabb


How do you apply for settled status after Brexit?

BBC reporter Helene Daouphars (who is French) looks at how to apply for settled status.
Tags: UK, News, Bbc, Brexit, Helene Daouphars


Cameron told me privately Lib Dems would block referendum he promised, Tusk claims - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about what she plans next following the Commons defeat of her Brexit planJacob Rees-Mogg’s LBC interview - SummaryDowning Street lobby briefing - Snap summary 2.17pm GMT I asked David Cameron, ‘Why did you decide on this referendum, this – it’s so dangerous, so even stupid, you know,’ and, he told me - and I was really amazed and even shocked - that the only reason was his own party,...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, David Cameron, Eu, George Osborne, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Bbc, Ireland, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, Cameron, LBC


No second vote on Brexit deal likely before February, says No 10

Vote next week will not be ‘meaningful’ as Theresa May continues to seek solutionFollow all the day’s developmentsParliament is unlikely to have a second binding vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal until February, Downing Street has said, playing down the significance of the motion that will be voted on next week.May’s spokesman said the vote due to be held on 29 January was not “a second meaningful vote” and the government’s motion would not spell out in detail the next stage of the prime ministe...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Article 50, Brexit


IMF cuts global growth forecasts as Davos gets under way - business live

The International Monetary Fund also urged the US and China to resolve their trade war 1.24pm GMT Asked about China, she said the slowdown – to an annual growth rate of 6.6% in 2018, the lowest since 1990 – was exactly what the IMF had expected. 1.23pm GMT The IMF’s chief economist, Gita Gopinath, is taking questions on the latest forecasts. She said:A no deal Brexit is one of the major risks to our forecast. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Davos, Asia Pacific, International Monetary Fund, Brexit, Imf, Davos 2018, Gita Gopinath, Davos 2019


IMF cuts global growth forecast and warns of trade war and Brexit risks

The International Monetary Fund is warning that the world economy is slowing — and that it will get worse if countries keep squabbling over trade.
Tags: Cnn, International Monetary Fund, Brexit, Imf


IMF: no-deal Brexit and Chinese slump are biggest economic risks

Escalation of Trump’s trade war with China also a threat, says World Economic OutlookA no-deal Brexit and a sharper slowdown in China are the biggest risks to growth in the global economy in 2019, the International Monetary Fund has warned in its latest economic outlook.Amid already falling levels of growth in Europe, China and Japan, the IMF said an escalation of the trade war between Donald Trump and Beijing over the coming months and the UK tumbling out of the EU without a deal would force fu...
Tags: Europe, Business, Japan, Politics, UK, China, Economics, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Davos, Beijing, Asia Pacific, US economy, International Monetary Fund


Scottish businesses fear cost of Brexit, new study finds

Concerns about rising prices and labour shortages were shared in a Scottish government consultation.
Tags: News, Brexit


Work on new Eurotunnel border inspection post begins in Calais

Checkpoint for horses and other large animals part of £20m no-deal Brexit contingency planWork has begun at the Calais Eurotunnel exit for a new border inspection post for horses and other large animals as part of a £20m no-deal contingency plan.Controls are also prepared for the nearby port of Boulogne, to cater for the 200,000 tonnes of fish the UK exports through France. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Calais, Brexit, Boulogne, Calais Eurotunnel


May wants parliament to rule out no-deal Brexit, Cooper says

Labour MP claims Tories want article 50 extension but party politics prevents open supportAll the day’s political developments - live!A senior Labour MP leading a backbench effort to rule out a no-deal Brexit has argued that much of the government, including Theresa May, privately want this to happen, and are relying on parliament to take action. Related: Brexit: No deal will be 'absolute disaster' says business minister, as May prepares to address MPs - Politics live Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Yvette Cooper, Tories, Article 50, Brexit, Brexit Cooper


Ireland will not engage in bilateral Brexit negotiations: minister

Ireland will not engage in bilateral talks on Brexit and will only negotiate as part of the 27 remaining members of the European Union, Ireland's European Affairs Minister Helen McEntee said on Monday. The Sunday Times reported British Prime Minister Theresa May was seeking a treaty with Ireland to remove the contentious backstop arrangement, and a member of the Northern Ireland party backing her in parliament said on Monday that direct talks between his party and the Irish government would be ...
Tags: News, Ireland, Theresa May, Northern Ireland, Sunday Times, Brexit, DUP, European Affairs, Helen McEntee, European Union Ireland


For lorries queuing at congested Calais, no-deal Brexit looms large

In the first of a short series, Lisa O’Carroll joins a British driver to navigate the ‘frictionless trade’ of the French portSimon Wilkinson, a British lorry driver, is surveying about 1,000 lorries amassing at the “queue for the queue” about half a mile from a French port. “This is frictionless trade on a Thursday afternoon in Calais,” he said.Wilkinson runs a small haulage company in Kent that specialises in transporting frozen food. Like all hauliers, he is looking ahead to the possibility of...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, European Union, UK News, Transport, Road transport, Calais, Kent, Brexit, Wilkinson, Lisa O'Carroll


Newspaper headlines: 'May blames Corbyn as cross-party talks fail'

Several of Monday's front pages cover Brexit and Theresa May's potential "plan B".
Tags: UK, News, Theresa May, Brexit, Corbyn


What to expect other than Brexit this week

The Oscars get down to business at last, and D-Day looms on Russian doping.
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France and Germany to seal new deal as Brexit looms

A new treaty between two of Europe's closest friends - but why now, and what's in it?
Tags: Europe, News, France, Germany, Brexit


How do you apply for settled status after Brexit?

BBC reporter Helene Daouphars (who is French) looks at how to apply for settled status.
Tags: News, Bbc, Brexit, Helene Daouphars


The Papers: 'May blames Corbyn as cross-party talks fail'

Several of Monday's front pages cover Brexit and Theresa May's potential "plan B".
Tags: News, Theresa May, Brexit, Corbyn


Newspaper headlines: 'May blames Corbyn as cross-party talks fail'

Several of Monday's front pages cover Brexit and Theresa May's potential "plan B".
Tags: UK, News, Theresa May, Brexit, Corbyn


EU citizen registration in UK could become 'new Windrush', say migration experts

Critics warn many could be left without legal status to stay if settlement scheme failsMigration experts have warned that the post-Brexit system for registering EU citizens living in the UK could become a new “Windrush scandal” as the scheme to register an estimated 3.5 million EU citizens living in the UK begins.From Monday, the third phase of testing will open to EU residents in the UK, who will be able to register for the new post-Brexit “settled status”. The Home Office is extending its live...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit, The Home Office, Windrush, Commonwealth immigration, Windrush scandal


'No solutions' to Irish backstop in May's Brexit call with cabinet

Statement on Monday expected to focus on finding a remedy to issue that threatens to split Tory partyTheresa May is expected to reject calls to forge a cross-party consensus on Brexit when she lays out her plan B to parliament on Monday, choosing instead to back new diplomatic efforts in Brussels to renegotiate the Irish backstop.The prime minister held a conference call with her bitterly divided cabinet from the country retreat of Chequers on Sunday evening. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Brexit, Chequers


May planning to reject calls for cross-party consensus on Brexit

Despite PM’s promise of compromise priority remains fixing backstop to prevent Tory split Theresa May is expected to reject calls to forge a cross-party consensus on Brexit when she lays out her plan B to parliament on Monday, choosing instead to back new diplomatic efforts in Brussels to renegotiate the Irish backstop.The prime minister held a conference call with her bitterly divided cabinet from the country retreat of Chequers on Sunday evening. But despite her claim in the wake of last week’...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Theresa May, Brussels, Brexit, Chequers


MPs to ambush May with amendments to stop no-deal Brexit

The PM is to present the next stage of her plan to get her deal through on MondayMPs are to ambush Theresa May’s statement on Monday with amendments aimed at stopping a no-deal Brexit, as well as paving the way for “indicative votes” to show whether any proposal can command a parliamentary majority.The Labour frontbench is undecided as to whether to back either proposal. Yvette Cooper, chair of the home affairs select committee, is planning to put down a tightly-worded amendment to give time for...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Yvette Cooper, Dominic Grieve, Article 50, Brexit


Remainers trying to steal Brexit - minister

But Labour says the PM must rule out "no deal" and change her "red lines" if progress is to be made.
Tags: News, Labour, Brexit


Brexit 'plot' by lawmakers 'extremely concerning,' Downing Street says

A day after CNN revealed lawmakers were plotting to take control of Brexit negotiations from UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Downing Street has called any such plan "deeply concerning."
Tags: UK, Cnn, Brexit, Theresa


May to Brief Cabinet on Where She Goes Next: Brexit Update

(Bloomberg) -- Theresa May is preparing to set out where Brexit goes next after the overwhelming rejection of her deal a week ago. She’s due to present a plan to Parliament on Monday, where members are already working on plans to take control of the process.
Tags: News, Parliament, Brexit, Bloomberg Theresa May


Brexit: No 10 hits out at MPs trying to delay article 50 to avert no deal

Downing Street says it is ‘extremely concerning’ MPs could attempt to override the governmentDowning Street has said it is “extremely concerning” that MPs could attempt to override the government to suspend or delay the article 50 process to leave the EU in their effort to prevent a no-deal Brexit.A slew of backbench amendments are expected to be attached to the prime minister’s statement on Monday on the way forward for the Brexit withdrawal agreement. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Article 50, Brexit


Remainer MPs trying to steal Brexit, says Liam Fox

But Labour says the PM must rule out "no deal" and change her "red lines" if progress is to be made.
Tags: News, Labour, Liam Fox, Brexit


Keir Starmer: PM needs to compromise or face fresh referendum

The shadow Brexit secretary says Theresa May must disregard her Brexit red lines, or face the prospect of a another Brexit vote.
Tags: UK, News, Theresa May, Keir Starmer, Brexit


Keir Starmer: Northern Ireland backstop likely in any Brexit scenario

Labour’s Brexit spokesman says renegotiation of May deal unlikely before UK leaves EUAny withdrawal agreement is likely to require a backstop, Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, has said, admitting that a renegotiation was unlikely to be possible in the time before the UK is set to leave the EU.Starmer has previously been highly critical of the backstop, which would keep Britain in an effective customs union with the EU as an insurance policy to prevent a hard border in Northern Ire...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Labour, Northern Ireland, Keir Starmer, Article 50, Brexit, EU Starmer



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