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# brexit - Thursday 6 December, 2018

May tries to woo MPs with offer of more power in Brexit process as Channel 4 confirmed for debate

The House of Commons will vote on the crucial agreement on Tuesday, 11 December.

UK Brexit Department: EU citizens 'welcome to stay' in UK if there is no deal

“We have been clear: EU citizens are our friends, our neighbours, our colleagues, and we want them to stay.”

Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash

In the UK, consumer confidence registered the largest monthly decline in seventeen months in November.

# brexit - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

The secret Brexit legal advice has been published in full

MPs suspected that the Attorney General’s private advice to the PM would be much more scathing than the published summary.

These were the most popular hashtags on Twitter in Ireland this year

Data from the company shows how 2018 was another year for political discussion on the platform.

After bruising Brexit-vote defeats, Theresa May to publish legal advice today

The opposition is attempting to have the legal advice published in full.

# brexit - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Why is Theresa May facing accusations of contempt in the House of Commons?

The last time an MP was expelled from parliament for contempt was in 1947 – and that’s an interesting story in itself.

Poll: Should the UK parliament reverse Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the UK parliament reverse Brexit?

A top EU legal mind has said that the UK has the power to reverse Brexit before the Withdrawal Agreement is finalised.

European Court of Justice's top advisor rules UK can revoke Article 50 and remain in European Union

The Advocate General’s opinion is not legally binding, but is often followed by the court’s 27 judges.

# brexit - Monday 3 December, 2018

Brexit legal advice says deal offers indefinite Irish backstop

Theresa May’s government has given in to pressure from all sides to publish the advice.

'Incredibly unusual times': DUP and Labour alliance described as 'strange, perhaps unholy'

The parties both want Theresa May to publish the legal advice she received about Brexit.

Pressure mounts on May to publish Brexit legal advice, as Gove says People's Vote is possible

Michael Gove admitted that a second Brexit referendum was possible, but added that it would “rip apart the social fabric” of the UK.

# brexit - Sunday 2 December, 2018

Ten days out from the UK Brexit vote: What number do they need to reach?

There are over 600 MPs – and Theresa May’s Tory’s barely have a majority with the support of the DUP.

# brexit - Saturday 1 December, 2018

How 'Norway plus' could be a Brexit solution, and why trading garlic is problematic

They would get full access to the Single Market and avoid tariff barriers.

Further headache for Theresa May as another minister resigns over 'naive' Brexit plan

Sam Gyimah is the seventh member of May’s government to quit since the Withdrawal Agreement was announced.

# brexit - Friday 30 November, 2018

Poll: Would you watch May and Corbyn face off in a Brexit debate? Brexit Wounds This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you watch May and Corbyn face off in a Brexit debate?

There’s a lot riding on the deal going through the House of Commons from the Irish perspective.

Argentina are to use Brexit to increase their claims on the Falkland Islands G20

Argentina are to use Brexit to increase their claims on the Falkland Islands

If Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, the Falklands’ economy could be dealt a hammer blow.

# brexit - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Pound could crash and economy shrink under no-deal Brexit, Bank of England warns

The UK economy could shrink by 8%, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said.

# brexit - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Contingency plans for a no-deal 'hard Brexit' scenario approved by ministers

3,000 job applications for 600 customs positions have been received.

The great big Brexit debate: May wants to take on Corbyn over EU deal

The debate is set to be held ahead of 11 December vote on Brexit.

Poll: Should British politicians vote for May's Brexit deal? House Of Commons This post contains a poll

Poll: Should British politicians vote for May's Brexit deal?

Theresa May needs 320 votes to pass the Brexit deal; at the moment it’s looking likely she won’t get that.

May to travel to NI and Wales in last-ditch attempt to gain support for Brexit deal

The House of Commons will hold a vote on 11 December on the Brexit deal agreed with the EU.

Tom Clonan: 'If cool heads prevail, the Kerch situation should not escalate ... but we don't live in a time of cool heads'

How the Russia-Ukraine naval clash may play out in a Trump and Brexit world.

# brexit - Monday 26 November, 2018

'Sounds like a great deal for the EU': Trump warns Brexit deal may harm UK-US trade

He expressed hope that Theresa May will “be able to do something about that”.

Taoiseach meets with Orange Order reps to discuss needs of Protestant communities at the border

The Taoiseach met with the grand secretary of the Orange Lodge Reverend Mervyn Gibson.

House of Commons to vote on Brexit deal on 11 December

May must now navigate the deal through a divided chamber in which she holds the slimmest working majority.

Prospect of second Brexit referendum is something UK will have to decide for themselves, says Taoiseach

Following yesterday’s summit, the focus now shifts to the UK Prime Minister who is beginning an intensive campaign to sell the Brexit deal to her parliament.

# brexit - Sunday 25 November, 2018

After EU endorses Brexit deal, Theresa May tells UK: 'This is all there is'

The biggest hurdle for the Brexit deal is the House of Commons vote – as it stands now, that doesn’t look likely to happen.

Ex-No 10 Brexit spokesperson: 'Brexit has made the rest of the UK more like Northern Ireland'

Matthew O’Toole spoke about where Brexit goes from here, and how it’s made the rest of the UK more like Northern Ireland.

# brexit - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Boris quotes Van Morrison as he criticises backstop deal at DUP conference

Johnson said the UK is “on the verge of making a historic mistake” if it backs the draft Brexit agreement.

Another day, another Brexit summit - but this one will show us how united the EU is

Is a deal done yet, you might ask. The answer is, as always, sort of.

# brexit - Friday 23 November, 2018

Spanish prime minister warns Brexit summit to be called off if there's no Gibraltar deal

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted to say that if the deal remained as is, they would block it.

# brexit - Thursday 22 November, 2018

EU and UK agree a draft agreement on their future relationship

The agreement now paves the way for a Brexit deal to be finalised this weekend.

Brexit goes down to wire as May to head back to Brussels on eve of signing summit

May said she would return to Brussels for more talks on the eve of a planned signing summit.

# brexit - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Dáil backs Brexit deal without need for vote Symbolic This post contains videos

Dáil backs Brexit deal without need for vote

Leo Varadkar said Ireland ‘deeply regrets but respects’ Britain’s decision to leave the EU.

Brexit waltz moves on as May heads to Brussels for tea and Varadkar hopes Dáil sings from same hymn sheet

Leo Varadkar is hoping for more parliamentary support than his British counterpart.

# brexit - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote

The UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016.

Explainer: What's going on with Gibraltar and why is Spain threatening to derail the Brexit deal?

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory, located near the southernmost tip of Spain.

# brexit - Monday 19 November, 2018

Spain warns it could derail Brexit deal over Gibraltar

British Prime Minister Theresa May is due to sign a treaty with EU leaders to leave the bloc on Sunday.

'Intense' week of talks for May as EU negotiators set out plan for relationship with Britain

European leaders will get to voice their opinions on the draft agreement May presented to the British parliament last week.

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