BREXIT
20 Oct
EU27 to prepare internally for second phase of Brexit talks
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European leaders have agreed to move internal discussions on Brexit onto issues of trade and the exit transition - but not with the UK negotiating team due to the "insufficient progress" made in negotiations.

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19 Oct
PM May seeks to reassure EU citizens ahead of Brussels summit
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Theresa May has reassured EU citizens living in the UK that protecting their rights and the rights of Britons in Europe is her number one priority in Brexit negotiations.

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18 Oct
UK needs to keep close ties with the EU post-Brexit - OECD
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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), on Tuesday, said it was in the UK's best interest to preserve close ties with the EU, having weakened in the aftermath of Brexit, to boost productivity as well as maintaining future living standards.

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17 Oct
May and Juncker pledge to 'accelerate' Brexit negotiations
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Theresa May’s trip to Brussels on Monday for a working dinner with Jean-Claude Juncker did not appear to yield any specific results, but both the UK PM and EU Commission president vowed to “accelerate” Brexit negotiations.

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16 Oct
May heads to Brussels for crunch Brexit dinner
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PM Theresa May will travel to Brussels on Monday to attempt to break the Brexit deadlock between negotiating teams from the UK and the EU.

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13 Oct
Brexit bill delayed as MPs introduce deluge of amendments
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PM Theresa May has had to delay a key piece of Brexit legislation after hundreds of MPs proposed amendments to the bill.

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12 Oct
Brexit talks hit 'deadlock' over divorce bill, EU's Barnier says
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The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator says talks with Britain have reached "deadlock" over the divorce bill but "decisive progress" could be made by Christmas.

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11 Oct
Hard Irish border inevitable post-Brexit, MPs told
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A post-Brexit hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is unavoidable if the UK leaves the customs union, a senior economist has told MPs.

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11 Oct
Hammond prepared for breakdown in Brexit talks, refuses to release funds
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UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has echoed sentiments that the government is preparing for a no-deal conclusion to Brexit negotiations, but will not make funds available for such contingency plans.

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10 Oct
Tories prepare for 'no deal' on Brexit
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Prime Minister Theresa May told the British public to buckle up and brace for the UK to crash out of the EU as she anticipated the deadlocked negotiations between Downing Street and Brussels might carry on for another twelve months before seeing any real progress.

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10 Oct
May admits Brexit 'progress will not always be smooth' in Parliament
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Theresa May called for a "unique and ambitious economic partnership" with the EU after Britain leaves the EU at the end of March 2019 as part of her first address to Parliament since the Conservative Party conference in Manchester on 4 October.

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06 Oct
Brexit talks facing further deadlock amid standoff over exit bill
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Discussions between the UK and European Union over Brexit are facing further deadlock as the government refuses to agree to an amount to be paid in the so-called ‘Brexit bill’.

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05 Oct
BoE's Woods warns Brexit transition deal needs to happen by Christmas
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Banks would start to move out of the UK if a Brexit transition deal was not agreed by Christmas, a Bank of England deputy governor warned.

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03 Oct
MEPs deliver blow to Brexit talk hopes

Members of the European Parliament voted to back a delay in the next phase of Brexit talks until there is a "major breakthrough", as "sufficient progress has not yet been made" in agreeing a divorce deal.

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03 Oct
UK will be ready for 'alternative' if Brexit talks fail, David Davis says
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Brexit secretary David Davis told the Conservative party conference the government will be prepared for a scenario where no deal is reached with the European Union before Britain leaves in 2019.

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29 Sep
May urged to halt implementation of Universal Credit scheme
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A former top adviser to four Prime Ministers, including Theresa May, has urged the PM that if she insisted on moving ahead with her plan to implement her Universal Credit benefit scheme many Britons could be left homeless and destitute.

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29 Sep
'Miracles' required to progress Brexit talks on to trade next month - Juncker
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European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has said that there would have to be ‘miracles’ for Brexit talks to progress to trade issues in October.

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28 Sep
UK's TUC, CBI make joint call on Brexit citizenship deal
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The UK's main business and trade union groups made a rare joint statement on Thursday, calling for “urgent” action guaranteeing citizens' rights after Britain leaves the EU in march 2019.

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28 Sep
Barnier warns of Brexit stalemate unless financial deal agreed
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Brexit talks could still be deadlocked in months unless there was an agreement on the final settlement bill, said the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier on Thursday.

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