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#Brexit

# brexit - Sunday 1 September, 2019

MPs to propose law to stop no-deal Brexit - Gove won't rule out ignoring it if it passes

Opposition MP Sir Keir Starmer said Gove’s comments were “breathtaking”.

Barnier 'not optimistic' about avoiding no-deal Brexit and says deal can't be changed

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier made his comments in Britain’s Sunday Telegraph today.

What will happen to EU citizens living in the UK after 31 October?

Concerns have been raised about the impact a no-deal Brexit could have on the status of European citizens living in Britain.

# brexit - Saturday 31 August, 2019

'Boris Johnson shame on you': Thousands across Britain protest against decision to suspend parliament

Demonstrations are expected all across Britain today.

What's going to happen in the 9 weeks between now and the Brexit deadline?

The UK and the EU are running out of time, options and patience (you’d imagine).

# brexit - Friday 30 August, 2019

'A huge blow': Concern as 68 workers face redundancy at Monaghan dairy site

The redundancies at Lakeland Dairies were announced today.

Boris Johnson: Parliament has tried to 'get Brexit done' and it hasn't delivered

“This political generation won’t be forgiven for failing to honour that [Brexit] promise,” he told Sky News’ Sam Coates.

A no-deal Brexit will plunge Northern Ireland into turmoil, Belfast court hears

A legal bid to reverse a suspension of parliament has been launched in the North.

Tánaiste urges British government to propose alternatives to backstop 'as quickly as possible'

Boris Johnson has vowed to ‘up the tempo’ on talks to remove the backstop ahead of Brexit.

Poll: Should the Dáil be recalled early to debate Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Dáil be recalled early to debate Brexit?

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has called for the Dáil to be recalled early to discuss Brexit.

Ross on Brexit: 'It's quite obvious now that there are going to be checks somewhere'

The Independent Alliance TD said the government “cannot give ground” over a hard Border, however.

# brexit - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn says he wants to 'legislate rapidly' to stop parliament suspension

A number of court proceedings have been initiated across the UK to stop the suspension.

Legal bid to stop Boris Johnson's proroguing of parliament launched

Victims campaigner Raymond McCord is seeking an urgent injunction aimed at forcing the British Prime Minister to change his advice to the Queen.

Irish-based Brits to hold protest against Brexit at Dublin embassy

Brits Not Out are holding the demonstration on Merrion Road at 6pm on Tuesday.

Brexit: Jobs minister says businesses being asked to 'prepare for worst possible outcome'

Yesterday the queen approved a request to suspend UK parliament next month.

Ruth Davidson urges MPs to 'vote for a deal' as she resigns as Scottish Tory leader

She is to remain on as an MSP until 2021.

'It's quite boring actually': Jacob Rees-Mogg defends 'routine' proroguing of parliament

“The arch Remainers who don’t want us to leave the EU have started crying constitutional crisis, but actually they’re crying wolf.”

# brexit - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

'If you shut down our parliament, we shut down the streets': Thousands protest decision to suspend UK parliament

The queen approved the request to suspend UK parliament next month.

Scottish Tory leader expected to step down amid Brexit chaos

Ruth Davidson has been leader of the Scottish Tories since 2011.

Central Bank tells government to save rather than spend windfalls to help buffer Ireland against future downturns

If windfalls are going to be to be used, they should be used to reduce Ireland’s debt.

The Queen has approved the suspension of parliament ahead of the Brexit deadline

Boris Johnson’s move has been met with outrage by opposition parties, and a court challenge is being brought forward.

Explainer: The British parliament is being prorogued - but could the queen have refused?

Rory Stewart said before that if parliament was prorogued, he would help organise an alternative parliament.

Coveney: 'British government seems to be simply wiping the slate clean on the Irish issue'

The queen has approved the suspension of the parliament.

Sterling value plummets following decision by Boris Johnson to seek suspension of UK parliament

The currency’s value fell by almost 1% this morning.

# brexit - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Brexit: British MPs agree strategy to block any Johnson bid for a no-deal exit

The Labour Party’s John McDonnell called Boris Johnson a danger to democracy.

'No deal is the best deal': Nigel Farage unveils 635 Brexit Party election candidates

The Brexit Party announced that it has vetted over 600 candidates for a rumoured autumn general election.

# brexit - Monday 26 August, 2019

Johnson short on detail on Brexit plans as diplomatic tour comes to an end at G7

Boris Johnson was speaking as the G7 conference draws to a close.

Brexit won't affect how you send letters, but your consumer rights for UK purchases may change

Minister of State Helen McEntee was in Portlaoise Mail Centre today to monitor preparations.

Brexit: UK must pay its divorce bill even in event of no-deal, EU warns

It comes after Boris Johnson insisted the UK would be free from its obligations in a no-deal scenario.

# brexit - Sunday 25 August, 2019

A Brexit deal is now 'touch and go', says Boris Johnson

The second day of the G7 summit takes place today.

# brexit - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Johnson and Tusk trade 'Mr No Deal' jibes as G7 summit kicks off

Johnson has said the European Union must drop its insistence on the Irish backstop to avoid a “no-deal” Brexit.

EU's Tusk warns 'trade wars will lead to recession' as world leaders meet in France for G7 summit

13,000 members of the French security forces have been deployed to Biarritz ahead of the summit.

# brexit - Friday 23 August, 2019

Insurance 'Green Card' no longer needed to drive in North in event of no-deal Brexit

It had previously been warned that the cards would be required after the UK left the EU.

Dodgy phone chargers and sunglasses among 34,000 products seized before they could be sold

Almost 350,000 potentially unsafe products were seized in Ireland last year.

# brexit - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Explainer: The British press has seized on Merkel's '30 days' remark - but what did she mean by it?

Reports of Merkel’s ’30-day Brexit deadline’ dominate the UK front pages.

Face off at the Élysée Palace as Johnson meets 'hardest in the gang' Macron Brexit This post contains videos

Face off at the Élysée Palace as Johnson meets 'hardest in the gang' Macron

Macron said he hopes for a ‘useful’ month of talks on Brexit.

'All eyes on how Ireland is being treated': Country now in eye of storm, Coveney says

Coveney said the UK backstop alternatives will ‘badly hit’ Ireland and its economy.

'Breeding ground for dissident hate': North police chief's stark warning amid Brexit uncertainty

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne said his officers could be placed in greater danger by a hard Brexit.

Simon Coveney: The backstop is overwhelmingly supported. This gets little recognition in the UK Brexit debate

A hard Brexit, if the UK chooses one, will be ugly and difficult, says the Tánaiste.

# brexit - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed'

Johnson will seek to convince the German Chancellor to renegotiate elements of the Brexit deal.