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#Brexit

# brexit - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson spoke by phone this evening and hope to meet this week

Tusk made his comments on Twitter.

The Queen has approved another suspension of the UK's parliament

House of Commons business will be suspended until next Monday.

Here's what the government has planned for its €1.2 billion no-deal Brexit package

There was a focus on protecting agriculture, tourism, small-to-medium businesses, and those along the border in today’s Budget.

Budget 2020: Here are the main points you need to know

How will today’s announcements affect you?

Cabinet to discuss divorce proposals amid fears Brexit could impact recognition of UK separations

New legislation will reduce the length of time couples must be separated before divorcing.

Cameron says Johnson must 'compromise more' if he wants to avoid no-deal Brexit

“Boris is compromising and I suspect may have to move a bit more. And the EU should compromise too.”

UK government debt set to rocket in event of no-deal Brexit, think tank warns

The UK is set to leave the EU on 31 October.

Budget 2020 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold

The Government has flagged this year’s budget as a no-deal Brexit budget.

# brexit - Monday 7 October, 2019

Scottish judge dismisses Brexit extension legal action

Judge Lord Pentland said he was satisfied with assurances from the Prime Minister that he would comply with legislation.

Fears over using list of potential issues affecting Ireland post-Brexit to undermine negotiations

A list of potential issues was allegedly made by Michael Gove’s Brexit operations committee.

Dairy industry in Northern Ireland could be 'wiped out' by no-deal Brexit

The tariff and administrative burden would create a crisis of epic proportions, said the Dairy Council Northern Ireland.

No ID stickers needed for Northern Irish cars travelling south in event of no-deal Brexit, confirms Ross

The minister confirmed this in a written statement on 2 October.

Irish businesses 'will need €1.5bn' to prevent job losses if there is a no-deal Brexit

Many firms face collapse if supports are not urgently put in place, Ibec has warned.

Macron tells Boris: The EU will decide by the end of this week whether a Brexit deal is possible

Johnson yesterday said the UK is “walking out” of the EU on 31 October.

Consumer sentiment drops to lowest level in almost 6 years as Brexit deadline looms KBC

Consumer sentiment drops to lowest level in almost 6 years as Brexit deadline looms

The KBC Consumer Sentiment Index has fallen to 75.3% in September from 77.2% in August.

# brexit - Sunday 6 October, 2019

'It's all over the place': What next for the Ulster Unionist Party?

UUP leader Robin Swann announced that he was stepping down this week.

Boris Johnson: 'We're walking out of the EU on 31 October'

The British PM has written a column for The Sun on Sunday underlining how his recent proposals are key.

Taoiseach says he'd sooner bring back wolves to Ireland than let Sinn Féin into government

The Taoiseach mentioned Green Party leader Eamon Ryan’s idea of rewilding the countryside with wolves during his speech last night.

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

# brexit - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Taoiseach expected to meet with Boris Johnson next week

Varadkar said the ‘time is tight” for a Brexit deal to be struck.

'Everybody assumes we're a bunch of hairy-ass loons': What is the Brexit Party up to?

The Brexit Party is preparing for an election – by using a technology called Pericles, in reference to one of Bojo’s historic heroes.

Thousands march in pro-independence protest in Scotland

Scotland voted against independence in a 2014 referendum by 55 percent.

'Pan-Celtic political culture': McDonald calls for shared approach to Brexit from Ireland and Wales

McDonald was speaking at a conference of the Welsh political party Plaid Cymru this afternoon.

Labour MP: 'The border is something we are utterly complicit in - we’ve got to be part of the solution'

Labour’s shadow minister for Northern Ireland Stephen Pound said that the UK’s perception of Ireland is changing.

We have some sort of UK proposals for the Irish border - so now what?

In short: your guess is as good as ours.

# brexit - Friday 4 October, 2019

Author 'amazed' at reaction in Ireland to Brexit comments

Greer told BBC Question Time last night that ‘Ireland owes the UK nothing’.

EU leaders rebuff Johnson by denying request for weekend Brexit talks

Johnson also repeated that he would not delay Brexit, despite his lawyers telling a Scottish court the opposite.

'Slow progress' in Budget talks, as Donohoe confirms he will be dipping into corporation tax take

A total of €1.5bn is to be moved into the rainy day fund.

Boris Johnson 'will seek Brexit extension' if no deal agreed by 19 October

Varadkar said he would agree to an extension if it was put on the table by Johnson.

Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto

Simon Coveney has said the UK’s Brexit proposals contain ‘significant problems’.

Former leadership contender Rory Stewart walks out on Tories and quits as MP

The former Cabinet minister was among the 21 rebels who had the whip removed by Boris Johnson.

Author says 'Ireland owes the UK nothing' in heated Brexit debate Bonnie Greer This post contains videos

Author says 'Ireland owes the UK nothing' in heated Brexit debate

“Ireland owes this country nothing. Ireland owes this country no concessions, it owes it no quarter, it owes it nothing.”

Johnson in new court showdown as Europe brands Brexit plans ‘unconvincing’

Scotland’s highest civil court will hear two cases in the space of five days that could compel Boris Johnson to extend Brexit negotiations.

# brexit - Thursday 3 October, 2019

'Major issues remain': EU and Irish government studying Boris Johnson's Brexit plan

The DUP targeted Leo Varadkar’s response to the proposal.

Alternative brands can replace medicines if they become unavailable after Brexit

The Irish Pharmaceutical Union and the health minister said no medicine shortages have been identified.

Johnson preparing for 'intensive discussions' in bid to get Brexit deal over the line

So far, European leaders have reacted coolly to his plan.

'Dismay in Brussels': UK front pages react to Boris Johnson's backstop alternative

The proposals are being softly dismissed by most commentators.

# brexit - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

What are the possible sticking points in Boris Johnson's backstop alternative?

Leo Varadkar, who spoke with Boris Johnson this evening, said the plans do not fully meet “the agreed objectives of the backstop”.

Boris Johnson publishes his alternative to the backstop

In a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Johnson said the backstop was “a bridge to nowhere”.

'Brexit Godfather' Johnson accused of deliberately putting forward a Brexit deal the EU will reject

The British Prime Minister is today expected to again stress that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October, one way or another.