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Brexit: Dominic Raab and Esther McVey among ministers to quit over EU agreement

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDominic Raab, who quit as Brexit secretary, says a change of course is neededBrexit Secretary Dominic Raab says he quit the cabinet over "fatal flaws" in the draft Brexit agreement with the EU.And he told the BBC the UK should be ready to risk a no-deal Brexit in the face of EU "blackmail".Another cabinet minister, Esther McVey, also quit alongside junior
Business

Pound and UK shares hit by Brexit turmoil

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP The pound and shares in housebuilders and banks have fallen sharply after Cabinet ministers Dominic Raab and Esther McVey quit over Prime Minister Theresa May's draft Brexit deal.Royal Bank of Scotland sank 9%, with similar falls for Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Developments.Those declines dragged the FTSE 100 share index below 7,000, while sterling fell about 1.5% to $1.2795.The FTSE 250, which is mainly comprised of
US & World

Brexit: EU’s Barnier warns of ‘long road ahead’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Barnier (L) formally hands the agreement to European Council head Donald Tusk The EU says much work still needs to be done on Brexit, despite agreeing a draft withdrawal document with the UK."We still have a long road ahead of us on both sides," chief negotiator Michel Barnier said.The EU has set out a series of meetings leading to one on 25 November
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Brexit: Cabinet backs draft agreement

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May says she believes with her "head and her heart" that it is in the best interests of the UKThe cabinet has backed a draft withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU, Theresa May has said.The prime minister was speaking after what she said was a "long, detailed and impassioned debate" in a five-hour cabinet meeting.She said it was
Politics

UK significantly closer to delivering Brexit, says May

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Andrea Leadsom arrives in Downing Street for the cabinet meeting The UK is "significantly closer" to delivering on the result of the Brexit vote, Theresa May has told MPs.The prime minister was speaking before a crunch cabinet meeting where she is seeking her senior ministers' backing for the UK and EU's draft agreement.She told the Commons it would give the UK control of borders,
Politics

A brief guide to where we are with Brexit

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images We are now entering the Brexit "endgame", Prime Minister Theresa May tells us. What does she mean?The basics: A reminderThe UK is due to leave the European Union at 11pm on Friday 29 March, 2019. The reason the UK is leaving is because people voted by 51.9% to 48.1% for Leave in the 2016 referendum. The UK and the EU have spent more than a
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Brexit talks in endgame, says Theresa May

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May and husband Philip attend the Lord Mayor's Banquet Negotiations over the UK's departure from the EU are "now in the endgame", Theresa May says.Addressing the Lord Mayor's Banquet in the City of London, the prime minister said the talks were "immensely difficult", but the sides were working "through the night" to make progress."This will not be an agreement at any cost," the
Politics

Brexit: Ministers told ‘judgement day’ looms for decision

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May returning to Downing Street on Monday Ministers have been told "judgement day is coming" over Brexit as the UK and EU strive for a deal within 48 hours.Officials are trying to hammer out an agreement on the terms of the UK's exit by Wednesday to enable EU leaders to agree it by the end of the month.Downing Street said talks had gone
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Brexit: Cabinet ministers ‘voiced doubts at PM’s plan at start’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Cabinet ministers in discussion at Chequers in July, when the Brexit plan was agreed Multiple cabinet ministers expressed significant doubts about the prime minister's preferred Brexit plan from the start, the BBC has learned. Parts of Theresa May's plan were described as "worrying", "disappointing" and "concerning" by members of her top team back in July.Mrs May is struggling to broker an agreement on Brexit