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Brussels prepares for HARD BREXIT: Dozens of laws pushed through within weeks

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Brussels prepares for HARD BREXIT: Dozens of laws pushed through within weeks
- The deal was supposed to ease concerns about a hard Brexit, but must still be approved by parliament in a vote expected later this year. Yet, as the EU makes its preparations, new figures show that the number of finance jobs to be shifted out of Britain or created overseas by March 2019 due to Brexit ...

De La Rue's Brexit passport misjudgment leaves it feeling blue

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De La Rue's Brexit passport misjudgment leaves it feeling blue
- Wednesday's news that De La Rue has dropped its appeal against the passport award will doubtless inspire more hyperbole, and verbosity from Brexit MP Jacob Rees-Mogg. However, in repeating it, editors will simply be taking the same position on protecting British industry that they did during

Can Britain still shape the world post-Brexit?

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Can Britain still shape the world post-Brexit?
- Any 80-year-old institution based on the contours of a defunct 19th-century empire and largely held together by the charming drive of a 91-year-old woman is going to struggle to prove it is relevant. Described once in the New Statesman by James Fenton as “one of the world's least obnoxious institutions” ...

Gove says Brexit has helped make UK 'most immigration-friendly country in EU'

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Gove says Brexit has helped make UK 'most immigration-friendly country in EU'
- The striking thing is that, however people want to characterise the Brexit vote, and I do respect the reasons why people were so passionately attached to remaining within the European Union, the characterisation of it as somehow having led to worse communal relations or a more hostile attitude to ...

No, the UK Isn't Going to Rejoin Europe

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No, the UK Isn't Going to Rejoin Europe
- Outside of Britain it's commonly assumed that the country regrets its decision to leave Europe. Indeed European Parliament Brexit Representative Guy Verhofstadt suggested recently that one day the U.K. might rejoin the EU. It's also a view some inside Britain cling to as well; and yet there's very little ...

Another Red Line Fades

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Another Red Line Fades
- While Johnson, a former mayor of London, has long been seen as liberal on the issue, his comments come as other members of the government are also sounding more laid back about European immigration. Brexit Secretary David Davis said earlier this month that the post-Brexit immigration rules won't ...

The wrong Brexit: what happened to 'Global Britain'?

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The wrong Brexit: what happened to 'Global Britain'?
- A few months ago, Britain's most senior ambassadors gathered in the Foreign Office to compare notes on Brexit. There was one problem in particular that they did not know how to confront. As one ambassador put it, the English–language publications in their cities (it would be rude to name them) had ...

May Defeated in Lords on Brexit, Signaling More Challenges Ahead

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May Defeated in Lords on Brexit, Signaling More Challenges Ahead
- The prime minister “must now listen to the growing chorus of voices who are urging her to drop her red line on a customs union and rethink her approach,” Labour's Brexit spokesman, Keir Starmer, said in a statement after the vote.