European Union

Brexit Briefing: Brussels Gives An Inch

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Politics

1) May’s Cunning Plan Of Dialling Down The Aggression Seems To Be Working. At times these Brexit talks have felt like a rather vanilla reenactment o...

Brexit: EU Gives 'Green Light' To Prepare For Trade Talks With The UK

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Politics

The EU has agreed to begin preparations for a future trade deal with the UK – but has yet to confirm when those talks will begin. In what will be se...

The Waugh Zone Friday October 20, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Politics

1. PUSH-ME-PULL-EU CORNER The EU working dinner in Brussels consisted of a main course of butternut gnocchi and pheasant supreme, followed by a pu...

Theresa May Admits Brexit Talks Are In 'Difficulty' As She Appeals For Help In Silencing Critics

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK

JUST IN: EU Gives ‘Green Light’ To Prepare For Trade Talks With The UK Theresa May has said she “recognised the difficulty the [Brexit] process ...

Jeremy Corbyn In Brussels Vows To Get Brexit Talks 'Back On Track'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn was introduced as Britain’s “future Prime Minister” in Brussels before speaking at an event attended by seven European PMs. The L...

People Can't Stop Guessing What Merkel And Macron Are Whispering To May In This Snap

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK

In classic Theresa May fashion, the Prime Minister’s trip to Brussels has thrown up a less-than-optimal photo opportunity. May jetted over to the B...

Angela Merkel Raises Hopes Trade Talks Could Start In December

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Politics

There are “encouraging” signs the UK Brexit team could start trade talks with the EU as early as December, Angela Merkel has told reporters. As T...

Nobody Really Knows If UK Could Go Back On Brexit, Experts Say

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Politics

Nobody really knows if the UK could go back on Brexit even if it wanted to, experts say. A panel of Europe specialists addressed the House of Lords Br...

Brexit No Deal On Trade Looks 'Inevitable,' Says Owen Paterson

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Politics

A former Conservative cabinet minister has said it looks “inevitable” that Brexit talks will fail and the UK will leave the EU without a trade dea...

Climate Change Must Not Be Forgotten As The UK's Back Turns Towards Brussels

Will Hingley | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Politics
Will Hingley

In short, the legislative black hole of Brexit risks swallowing up one of Britain's most noble stands. Sure, Brexit will define how we move forward as a nation; I'm not denying that the way through which we leave the EU doesn't need to be discussed. If, however, we want to be a truly "global Britain" we must not allow the foundations we have made towards progress on climate change to crumble.

Amber Rudd Says A No Deal Brexit Would Be 'Unthinkable'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Politics

Amber Rudd has said it would be “unthinkable that there would be no deal” between the UK and the EU as yet another Cabinet split on Brexit emerged...

'Face Reality!' Tories Turn On Each Other Over 'No Deal' Brexit Warnings

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Politics

Tory MPs were urged to face “reality” about the impact of ‘no deal’ on the UK by their own colleagues during a spiky Commons clash. Anti-Brexi...

Reversing Brexit Would Boost UK Economy, Think Tank Says

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Politics

Britain’s economy would get a “significant” boost if Brexit was reversed in a second EU referendum, a leading global think tank has suggested. T...

Boris Johnson Blocking Brexit Talks From Progressing, Says Angela Merkel Ally

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson is preventing Brexit talks from progressing, a close ally of Angela Merkel has said. Michael Fuchs, the vice chairman of the German chan...

'No Deal' Brexit Will Leave Poorest Families £500-A-Year Worse Off, Claims Study

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Politics

The UK’s poorest families will be at least £500-a-year worse off with a ‘no deal’ Brexit, a new study has claimed. Research by the Resolution F...

Anti-Corruption Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia Killed By Huge Car Bomb In Malta

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK

Malta’s best-known investigative journalist, who led the Panama Papers probe into corruption in the country, has been killed after a powerful bomb b...

Theresa May Had 7 Article 50 Goals - And She's Failed All Of Them

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has failed to stick to any of the seven targets she set her Government in her letter to Brussels triggering Article 50. Six months on fro...

Theresa May To Meet EU Bosses In Brussels amid Brexit ‘Deadlock’

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 15.10.2017 | UK

Theresa May is heading to Brussels on Monday for Brexit talks with European Union chiefs, Downing Street has said. The Prime Minister will meet Commis...

Boris Johnson Rowed A Boat With An EU Minister But Not Everyone Present Appeared Impressed

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 15.10.2017 | UK

Boris Johnson risked a rash of unforgiving headlines as the Foreign Secretary took an impromptu boat trip with an EU counterpart that he confidently b...

A Government Minister Says UK Farmers Will Just 'Grow More Food' If There's No Brexit Deal

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 15.10.2017 | UK

British farmers would grow more food domestically if the UK left the European Union without a trade deal and fresh tariffs added to imported produce, ...

Britain Will Remain In EU As Tories Are Botching Brexit Talks, Says Ex-Corbyn Advisor Matt Zarb-Cousin

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Politics

Britain will remain in the EU and there will be an election in 2019, ex-Jeremy Corbyn advisor Matt Zarb-Cousin has said. Speaking on the ITV Peston O...

Labour In Talks With Tory MPs To Vote Down UK Leaving EU With No Deal, John McDonnell Hints

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 15.10.2017 | UK Politics

"If they [government] can't negotiate a deal, they should get out of the way and let us [Labour] do it" - @johnmcdonnellMP tells #marr pic.twitter.com...

Hammond 'Regrets' Calling The EU The 'Enemies' In The Brexit Negotiations

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK

Philip Hammond has said he “regrets” calling the European Union “the enemy” in the Brexit negotiations. The chancellor faced criticism on Fri...

'Thanks For The War...Now Pay Up' Jean-Claude Juncker Tells The UK

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.10.2017 | UK Politics

‘Thanks for the war, now you have to pay’ is the message to the UK from the EU Commission President. Speaking a day after the Brexit talks were de...

The Waugh Zone Friday October 13, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Politics

1. ALL OVER BY CHRISTMAS? The impasse between the UK and the EU over Brexit was confirmed yesterday as Michael Barnier warned of the “disturbing...