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Brexit: EU leaders agree Article 50 delay plan

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: "I hope we can all agree we are now at the moment of decision"EU leaders have agreed on a plan to delay the Article 50 process, postponing Brexit beyond 29 March.The UK will be offered a delay until 22 May, if MPs approve the withdrawal deal negotiated with the EU next week.If they do not, the EU will back
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PM tells Brexit-weary public ‘I’m on your side’

[ad_1] Theresa May has appealed to the public over Brexit, telling them she understood they had had enough, and adding: "I am on your side."Speaking from Downing Street, the prime minister criticised the actions of MPs, saying it is "high time" politicians made a decision on the next steps.This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.You
Education

Brexit and calling another country home

[ad_1] The continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit means the rights of UK citizens living in EU countries are still to be guaranteed. Instead of waiting to see what's in store, an increasing number of British people abroad are applying for citizenship in the European country where they live and work. Germany was the place that welcomed most new citizens from the UK in the year following the referendum. BBC Scotland's The
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Brexit: No new vote on May’s deal without DUP support – chancellor

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPhilip Hammond: "We will only bring the deal back if we are confident that enough of our colleagues and the DUP are prepared to support it"Theresa May's Brexit deal will not return to the Commons this week unless it has support from the DUP and Tory MPs, the chancellor says. The PM's plan is expected to be voted on for a
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Brexit ferry contracts could cost government millions more

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brittany Ferries is one of two suppliers which has a contract to provide extra ferry services The government will be forced to spend tens of millions of additional pounds to keep its no-deal ferry contracts in place if Brexit is delayed. In December the Department for Transport contracted three suppliers to provide additional freight capacity on ferries for lorries.That was in case a
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Brexit: May to try to persuade MPs for third time to back deal

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Prime Minister Theresa May will try to persuade MPs for a third time to back her Brexit deal over the coming days.The Commons will vote on her withdrawal agreement by 20 March, after previously rejecting it by 230 and then 149 votes.On Thursday, MPs voted to ask the EU to delay Brexit beyond the current 29 March departure date.European Council President Donald Tusk said EU leaders
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Brexit: MPs vote to reject no-deal Brexit

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMay: MPs "need to face up to the consequences of their decisions"MPs will vote on Thursday on delaying Brexit after they rejected the idea of leaving the EU without a deal.In a night of high drama in the Commons, MPs surprised the government and voted by 312 to 308 to reject a no-deal Brexit under any circumstances.The vote is not binding
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Brexit: MPs reject Theresa May’s deal for a second time

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May and Jeremy Corbyn address MPs after her Brexit deal is voted down againTheresa May's EU withdrawal deal has been rejected by MPs by an overwhelming majority for a second time, with just 17 days to go to Brexit.MPs voted down the prime minister's deal by 149 - a smaller margin than when they rejected it in January.Mrs May said