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#Brexit

# brexit - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Brexit 66 days out, but Irish government says there are 'absolutely no preparations for a hard border'

An Irish government spokesperson said that it serves no purpose to speculate about the border in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Dyson is moving its headquarters to Singapore - but 'not because of Brexit'

The company’s owner and founder James Dyson has been a vocal Brexit advocate, but insists the move is not related to Brexit.

Taoiseach won't accept Brexit border promises that 'it will be alright on the night'

A European Commission spokesman said today that it’s “pretty obvious” that a no-deal Brexit would lead to a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Mary Lou McDonald says Brexit impasse is a 'specifically English' political issue

The Sinn Féin leader says that the solution will not come from Ireland.

Theresa May told to expect wave of ministerial resignations if MPs can't block no-deal Brexit

Theresa May delivered her “plan B” to the House of Commons yesterday, and remains under sustained pressure.

# brexit - Monday 21 January, 2019

Donald Tusk says he told David Cameron that promising an EU referendum was 'stupid'

In a BBC documentary, Tusk said that “paradoxically, David Cameron became the real victim of his own victory”.

UK government to scrap £65 'right to stay' fee for EU citizens

She said anyone who has already applied will receive a refund.

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.

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