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#Brexit

# brexit - Friday 21 December, 2018

'I can't allow Ireland to be blamed here': Coveney says some UK politicians need reminder of Irish history

The Tánaiste said today it would be foolish to focus on any other solution to the border issue than the backstop.

# brexit - Thursday 20 December, 2018

No contingencies, no plans, no secret plans: Leo says the Irish government has no preparations for a hard border

Questions have been raised about the level at which the Irish government is prepared for a no-deal Brexit.

'A lot of questions to be answered': Reaction over government's no-deal Brexit plan

The Irish government yesterday published its preparations thus far for a no-deal Brexit.

Poll: Do you think Ireland is ready for a no-deal Brexit? Deal Or No Deal This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland is ready for a no-deal Brexit?

The Irish government has published its plans – but it has no provisions for a hard border with Northern Ireland.

Senior Tory minister says second Brexit referendum could be 'plausible' way forward

The risk of a no deal Brexit remains very high.

# brexit - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

EU no-deal Brexit plan: UK citizens' rights, flights, and no mention of Irish border

Britain also announced its own contingency plans to prevent shortages and economic instability today.

'A sobering read': Here's the Irish government's no-deal Brexit plan

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said that this was a “damage-limiting exercise”.

Jeremy Corbyn denies he muttered 'stupid woman' at Theresa May

He said he mouthed “stupid people”.

Rising cost of living, housing shortages and Brexit all pose 'threat' to Ireland's economy

The National Competitiveness Council today published Ireland’s Competitiveness Challenge 2018.

British businesses 'watching in horror' as risk of no-deal Brexit ramps up

It is now 100 days until the UK is due to leave the EU.

# brexit - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

A glimpse at UK's no-deal Brexit plan: 3,500 troops and fridges for medicines

“I’ve become the largest buyer of fridges in the world,” the British Secretary of State for Health and Social Care said.

Next years health capital budget will be raided because of ballooning costs of new children's hospital

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the new children’s hospital may cost even more than its latest €1.433 billion price tag.

UK cabinet to consider intensifying no-deal Brexit preparations

There’s now just 101 days until Britain is set to exit the European Union.

# brexit - Monday 17 December, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn has tabled a no-confidence motion in PM Theresa May

The move comes after the British Prime Minister told MPs they will only get a delayed vote on her Brexit deal in the new year.

Theresa May says the crucial Brexit vote will take place in the New Year

The vote should take place in the middle of January.

The Bollocks to Brexit bus drove through Dublin today

The bus was spotted driving through the city centre and stopped off at the Guinness brewery on its way up north to Belfast.

Saturday Night Live mocks Theresa May's tough week

Matt Damon plays former UK leader David Cameron in the skit.

Poll: Should there be a second Brexit referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a second Brexit referendum?

Theresa May is to warn MPs that a second Brexit referendum would do “irreparable damage” to British politics.

Theresa May: second Brexit referendum would do 'irreparable damage' to integrity of British politics

The British Prime Minister will address the House of Commons today following a number of meetings in Brussels last week.

# brexit - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair have both ripped into Theresa May's handling of Brexit Tag Team This post contains videos

Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair have both ripped into Theresa May's handling of Brexit

The former Taoiseach and former Prime Minister were speaking separately.

# brexit - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Jeremy Hunt insists a 'version' of May's deal can get through parliament if EU make assurances

May had postponed the House of Commons vote on her deal after forecasts predicted it had no chance of being approved.

# brexit - Friday 14 December, 2018

Vast majority of business directors think Brexit will have a negative impact on Irish companies

Irish business sentiment has consistently declined throughout the year, according to research.

'You called me nebulous!': Juncker explains remarks after heated exchange with Theresa May goes viral

Merriam-Webster said that searches for the word “nebulous” were up 12,000% today.

Theresa May to hold more talks with EU leaders as prime minister looks to save Brexit deal

May was in Brussels hoped to get some reassurances

# brexit - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Varadkar says some of May's Brexit suggestions 'make sense', while others are 'difficult'

EU leaders offered Theresa May sympathy today, but no promises.

Theresa May says she doesn't expect an 'immediate breakthrough' on Brexit deal at EU

The House of Commons Brexit vote won’t be held until the 7 January at the earliest.

From The Daily Edge Chrissy Teigen is over on Twitter trying to understand Brexit, and same Who Knows

Chrissy Teigen is over on Twitter trying to understand Brexit, and same

The NeverEnding Story: Escape from the EU.

# brexit - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

'Kicking the can down the road': Theresa May wins confidence vote from Tory MPs COME WHAT MAY This post contains videos

'Kicking the can down the road': Theresa May wins confidence vote from Tory MPs

The British Prime Minister said today has been “a long and challenging day”.

Irish politicians told to stay silent ahead of Tory vote with hopes Brexit no-deal can be avoided

At tonight’s Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting, Leo Varadkar said support for Ireland in Europe on Brexit remains ‘rock solid’.

No election in 2019 as confidence and supply agreement to continue for a year

Fine Gael said the move “further strengthens Ireland’s hand in negotiating a successful outcome to Brexit”.

UK will not use potential food shortages in Ireland as Brexit bargaining chip, May says No Deal Brexit This post contains videos

UK will not use potential food shortages in Ireland as Brexit bargaining chip, May says

Tory MP Priti Patel had suggested that the UK government use potential food shortages in Ireland as leverage against the backstop.

Win or lose: Here's what could happen after Theresa May's vote of confidence

If May wins the vote, she could still be pushed to resign if a large enough number of MPs vote against her.

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Poll: Would you like to see Theresa May stay on as Prime Minister?

A vote of confidence in May’s leadership will be held this evening.

'I will fight that vote with everything I've got': Theresa May to face confidence vote in her leadership tonight

A ballot will be held between 6pm and 8pm this evening.

# brexit - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Coveney says there's 'a lot of pushing and shoving' going on in relation to Brexit, but the EU has Ireland's back

He added that a no-deal Brexit is “still very unlikely … despite all the political chaos”.

Theresa May to meet Leo Varadkar in Dublin tomorrow

Brexit will, of course, be at the top of the agenda.

Taoiseach tells Mary Lou that talking about a border poll now is 'disruptive and destructive'

The Sinn Féin leader said a “crash” no-deal Brexit moves the timeline for a border poll on a united Ireland forward.

Article 50 should be revoked with immediate effect, John Major tells Dublin event

Leaver or remainer, no-one can welcome chaos, the former Conservative prime minister said.

We're in Brexit limbo - so what could possibly happen next?

Theresa May has turned to European leaders today to try to find something that will make the Brexit deal more palatable.

Simon Coveney: 'Renegotiating a deal that took two years to agree on doesn't seem realistic'

Jean-Claude Juncker said there’s “no room whatsoever for the renegotiation” of the Brexit deal.

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