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#Brexit

# brexit - Monday 21 January, 2019

Theresa May rules out second Brexit referendum in Plan B speech

May said she will hold further talks on the backstop.

Bilateral deal between the UK and Ireland ruled out

Theresa May is due to set out her next steps on trying to salvage her Brexit plans to the House of Commons today.

# brexit - Sunday 20 January, 2019

'Extremely concerning': Downing Street warns MPs over attempts to block Brexit

Former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said today that Simon Coveney did not rule out a backstop exit mechanism.

Travel Identity cards and Free State passports: how Irish people travelled to the UK before free movement

The two countries have enjoyed free movement between them since 1952.

It's more than two years since Stormont collapsed and a deal looks as far away as ever

The Northern Assembly has been shuttered for around 18,000 hours.

'There won't be a border because we don't want it!': What Brexiteers think of the backstop

We spoke to some Brexiteers outside Westminster about what they think of the ‘Irish protocol’.

# brexit - Saturday 19 January, 2019

'We're really only nine meals removed from total anarchy': Ireland's preppers and survivalists

“The main thing is we do know that if something was to happen we’d be more than comfortable.”

Quiz: Did people really say these things about Brexit?

There’s been quite a few ridiculous things said by politicians about Brexit, but how well can you remember them?

Poll: Would you like an Irish unity referendum in the event of a no-deal Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like an Irish unity referendum in the event of a no-deal Brexit?

McDonald has reiterated her call for an Irish unity referendum following her phone conversation with May yesterday.

'It's impossible to completely predict what might be in short supply and what might be in ridiculous oversupply'

The price of staples like flour, milk and eggs would surge in the event of a hard Brexit.

Varadkar to brief party leaders on possibility of a no-deal Brexit scenario

Leo Varadkar will meet with opposition leaders next Tuesday.

# brexit - Friday 18 January, 2019

Standing still: At the end of a historic week, where exactly are we with Brexit?

Mary Lou McDonald says she told Theresa May over the telephone that a no-deal Brexit would mean a unity referendum in Ireland.

# brexit - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn warns his MPs 'not to engage' with May's government until no-deal Brexit ruled out

Meanwhile, a UK government timeline has estimated that a second Brexit referendum would take over a year to organise.

Irish motorists to require 'Green Card' to drive across Northern Ireland border in event of no-deal Brexit

Irish vehicles travelling to the UK may no longer by covered by EU rules after 29 March.

# brexit - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Theresa May meets other party leaders and reaffirms her 'duty to deliver Brexit'

May spoke from Downing Street after her government survived a vote of no confidence.

Explainer: How will today's no confidence motion play out - and what happens next?

The vote on Jeremy Corbyn’s motion is at 7pm tonight. May is expected to survive.

Varadkar says Brexit 'ball is in Westminster’s court' and there are no plans for checks along NI border

Varadkar says government “profoundly regrets” Westminster’s rejection of the Brexit deal.

Poll: Should the UK hold a second Brexit referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the UK hold a second Brexit referendum?

May’s Brexit deal has been roundly rejected by parliament.

Despite largest government defeat in modern British history, May looks set to survive confidence vote

The Conservative Party and the DUP will back her, but Europe has warned “time is almost up”.

'Brextinct' and 'historic humiliation': UK papers lambast May after huge defeat

Criticism of the prime minister was scathing ahead of the confidence vote today.

'No deal? No problem': A street-side view of Britain's great Brexit battle

“If this was 500 years ago, there’d be a civil war and we’d be stabbing each other with spikes!” one Leave voter said.

# brexit - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

After tonight's shellacking, for how long more can Theresa May survive?

Her government suffered a monumental defeat.

As it happened: Thumping defeat for Theresa May as she loses Brexit vote by 230

May’s bid was defeated by a margin of 202 to 432.

Theresa May's Brexit deal crushed in House of Commons by 432 votes to 202

May now faces a no confidence vote in Westminster tomorrow.

Arlene Foster criticised over assertion that 'we never had a hard border'

Foster insisted it was “a bit of a nonsense, frankly, to talk about a hard border”.

'No deal’ Brexit would have 'devastating economic consequences' in Ireland

Such a scenario would have a huge impact on the all-island economy, business groups have warned.

Half of people have no sympathy for British people over the current Brexit chaos

Today is the day of the crucial vote in Westminster.

Car hunters driven abroad as Ireland sees record number of used vehicle imports during 2018

Statistics from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry show that 100,755 used cars were imported last year.

'She's in office, but not in power': What could happen if Theresa May's Brexit deal fails?

An extension to Article 50, a change of leadership, a no-deal Brexit… or another referendum? Here’s what could happen.

# brexit - Monday 14 January, 2019

Bob Geldof says Brexit comes from 'a dangerous political ideology called nationalism' Adopted Home This post contains videos

Bob Geldof says Brexit comes from 'a dangerous political ideology called nationalism'

The Irish rocker says he “can’t stand nationalism”.

'Give this deal a second look': May in last-ditch attempt to change minds ahead of crucial Brexit vote

There’s only one day to go before the crucial vote in the House of Commons.

Government whip resigns over the backstop on the eve of the Brexit vote

“I cannot, in all good conscience, support a deal that would be detrimental to our nation’s interests,” the MP said.

Steve Coogan doesn't think the 'looming disaster' of Brexit will actually happen

The British comedian and actor has campaigned against Britain’s exit from the EU.

Last-minute letters between Theresa May and two EU leaders have been published

On the eve of the Brexit vote, this letter is hoped to offer enough reassurance to pass Theresa May’s deal.

From The Daily Edge Colin Farrell fears a hard border would galvanise people who 'doubt the worth of the peace process' Border Talks

Colin Farrell fears a hard border would galvanise people who 'doubt the worth of the peace process'

‘I just think that has to be at all costs avoided.’

Theresa May to warn of 'catastrophic' effects of failing to deliver Brexit during Stoke factory visit

There’s only one day to go before the crucial vote in the House of Commons.

Here are just some of the problems facing the Taoiseach as TDs head back to the Dáíl

In what could be Leo Varadkar’s toughest year yet, there are a number of huge issues barrelling towards him from day one.

# brexit - Sunday 13 January, 2019

All eyes are on Westminster again, but what can Theresa May do if her vote fails?

Warning: this article contains a lot of ifs and buts.

Big retailers like Halfords and B&Q fear Brexit will end share schemes for their Irish workers

Industry players say the end of passporting could see Ireland’s save-as-you-earn market ‘wiped out’.

May tells MPs not backing her Brexit deal would be 'catastrophic' as Corbyn says he's ready for election Mayday This post contains videos

May tells MPs not backing her Brexit deal would be 'catastrophic' as Corbyn says he's ready for election

The House of Commons is set to vote on the deal on Tuesday.