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#Brexit

# brexit - Today’s News

Sammy Wilson says DUP won't vote for Theresa May's deal, and would prefer an extension

In an opinion piece for the Telegraph, Wilson wrote that May’s deal was ” toxic”, “flawed” and “damaging”.

Explainer: Indicative votes ahead as MPs 'take back control' - but will it make a difference to Brexit?

Theresa May wanted a meaningful vote this week, but instead has a series of indicative votes instead.

'Back me and sack me': How the British papers covered MPs 'taking control' of House

MPs have voted to seize control of parliamentary business in an unprecedented move that the government called “dangerous”.

Here's how various post-Brexit scenarios could impact the Irish economy

A new ESRI and Department of Finance report has examined what could happen in various scenarios.

# brexit - Yesterday’s News

'Take back control': MPs vote to hold series of Brexit votes on Wednesday

A minister resigned in order to vote to hold indicative votes on Wednesday, a proposal which Theresa May opposes.

As It Happened: Theresa May plans to bring her Brexit deal back for a Commons vote this week

We could be in for another dramatic evening in the Commons – stay with us.

Europe says no-deal Brexit looks 'increasingly likely' and could lead to delays at airports

Theresa May is making a last-ditch attempt to get her Brexit deal over the line.

# brexit - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Varadkar says Ireland rejoining Commonwealth is 'not something that's on the agenda'

His comments come after the DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson said Ireland should join the Commonwealth.

Theresa May holds crisis talks amid reports she's facing a 'cabinet coup'

May has said a third vote on her Brexit deal may not happen next week.

Poll: Should Theresa May be forced to step down as PM? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Theresa May be forced to step down as PM?

British media has reported on a ‘cabinet coup’ which aims to force May to resign.

Opinion: How you see the Irish economy depends on if you're a glass half-full or half-empty kind of person

In many ways, the Irish economy looks to be in ‘Goldilocks’ territory: not too cold, but still not too hot, writes Victor Duggan.

# brexit - Saturday 23 March, 2019

FactCheck: Did Donald Trump predict Brexit at his Scottish golf course the day before the vote?

He repeated the claim in his Oval Office meeting with the Taoiseach. Is it true?

If UK seek long extension, they'll have to run candidates in European elections, says Coveney

The man tipped to be the next EC president says the UK is ‘infecting’ Europe’s decision-making process..

Plans to avoid a hard border in a no-deal scenario are 'very rough', says Varadkar

Thousands of protesters are due to march on London today demanding a second Brexit referendum.

Donaldson says Ireland should join the Commonwealth, Coveney says it's not on the table

It had been thought that the DUP were softening their stance towards the draft Brexit deal – until yesterday’s statement.

'Put it to the people': Thousands march in London calling for second Brexit referendum

Meanwhile, more than four million people have signed an online petition calling Article 50 to be revoked.

# brexit - Friday 22 March, 2019

Petition to reverse Brexit swells to 3.7m signatures, as Commons states that 96% of supporters are British

The Commons petitions committee said that “approximately 96% of signatures on the petition were from the UK”.

EU Commission, Ireland and the UK 'have thought about' border issue, but no formal discussions

Coveney says whether there is a deal or no-deal, the way to resolve the border issue will be some form of regulatory alignment.

The DUP is not happy with Theresa May's 'humiliating' Brexit delay

It had been thought that the DUP were softening their stance towards the draft Brexit deal – until this statement today.

May faces uphill battle to get support for Brexit deal, as Ireland insists there won't be a hard border Third Time Lucky This post contains videos

May faces uphill battle to get support for Brexit deal, as Ireland insists there won't be a hard border

Article 50 will be extended until 22 May – if the House of Commons votes in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement.

British MP unable to go home because of death threats over Brexit

Several MPs have raised concerns following severe criticism from Prime Minister Theresa May.

# brexit - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Over 2 million people sign petition on Parliament website to revoke Article 50

The petition says a “second Brexit referendum may not happen – so vote now”.

EU agrees to delay Brexit until 22 May if Withdrawal Deal passes next week

The European Council came to the agreement following lengthy discussions in Brussels.

Backbenchers warn May 'will have to accept her share of responsibility' if any harm comes to MPs

Some MPs have issued grave warnings after May went on the offensive last night.

Varadkar warns against 'rolling cliff edge' as leaders meet for crunch summit

Varadkar repeated his assertion that the EU needs to cut the UK some slack on an extension.

Poll: Should the EU give Britain a Brexit extension? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the EU give Britain a Brexit extension?

Prime Minister Theresa May has requested an extension until 30 June.

May asks EU for more time to deliver Brexit as MPs label her 'blame game' speech 'disgraceful' 8 Days To Go This post contains videos

May asks EU for more time to deliver Brexit as MPs label her 'blame game' speech 'disgraceful'

EU leaders are due to consider her request at a summit in Brussels today.

RSA tells those living in Ireland with a UK drivers licence: 'Better to be safe than sorry, swap your licence now'

In the event of a no-deal Brexit the driving licence of a UK licence holder living in Ireland will no longer be recognised.

# brexit - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

'It is now time for MPs to decide': May says Brexit delay is 'matter of great personal regret'

Theresa May earlier asked for a short extension of Article 50 until 30 June.

Brexit: What just happened and how could all of this finally end?

Or how a series of unfortunate events ruined Theresa May’s week.

Theresa May faces battle to get EU to delay Brexit as Juncker says 'we've reached the end of the road'

As the crisis rumbles on, a number of opponents are said to be eyeing up May’s job – including Boris Johnson.

Donald Trump Jr writes in British paper that Theresa May 'ignored advice from my father' on Brexit

Donald Trump Jr said the prime minister should now “honour that promise” to the British people and deliver Brexit.

# brexit - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

'A lot of concern' among EU states over prospect of Article 50 long extension, Coveney warns

EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier earlier said that EU member states should prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

'Yellow vest' protesters have stormed the British Attorney General's office

No arrests have been made, the Met Police said, who are at the scene.

Theresa May's spokesman says the Brexit crisis she predicted 'has come to pass'

Another planned meaningful vote on her deal may not take place after intervention from the Speaker of the House.

# brexit - Monday 18 March, 2019

Theresa May cannot have another vote on Brexit deal without changes

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said the parliament’s rules dictate that MPs can’t be asked to vote repeatedly on the same motion.

# brexit - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'We must stand together as patriots': Theresa May tells MPs that voting against her deal again could stop Brexit

An extension of Article 50 is expected to be voted upon by EU members this week.

Opinion: My generation has only known peace on this island, but I’m afraid that’s about to change

Brexit and the possibility of a resurrected border loom over us like a hammer ready to crush our fragile peace – and we aren’t prepared for the consequences., writes Emily Duffy.

'Offensive and embarrassing': Coveney criticises McDonald for posing beside anti-English sign at parade

In response, Sinn Féin said the partition of Ireland is “divisive and offensive”.

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