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Brexit: Cross-party talks to continue amid impasse

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Ministers and their shadow counterparts will continue cross-party talks on Tuesday, Downing Street has said, as they try to break the Brexit deadlock."Technical" discussions among officials took place on Monday evening.Sources indicated the PM had not accepted Labour's customs union demand, but there was a move towards changing the non-binding political declaration.Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said there had been no change in the government's "red
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Labour expects more Brexit talks as deadline looms

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters With just five days to go until the UK is due to leave the EU, Labour has said it expects to hold further talks with the government to find a Brexit deal.Theresa May has said only a cross-party pact will get the support of a majority of MPs, as the DUP and some Tories have rejected her deal with the EU.However, several Conservatives have strongly criticised
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Brexit: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn hold ‘constructive’ talks

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCorbyn: May meeting "useful but inconclusive"Talks between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to break the Brexit deadlock have been called "constructive".The two leaders met on Wednesday afternoon and agreed a "programme of work" to try to find a way forward to put to MPs for a vote. It is understood that each party has appointed a negotiating team, which are meeting
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Brexit: May arrives in Strasbourg for last-ditch talks with EU

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBig Brexit moment: Will MPs back or bin the PM's deal?Theresa May has arrived in Strasbourg for last-ditch talks with senior EU officials aimed at winning MPs' backing for her Brexit deal. She is meeting European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the eve of the second vote on her deal.The BBC's Adam Fleming said EU member states have been told about
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Knife crime: Javid in strategy talks with police chiefs

[ad_1] Image caption Yousef Makki and Jodie Chesney, both 17, were killed in separate knife attacks two days apart Home Secretary Sajid Javid is to meet police chiefs from seven forces most affected by violent crime.It follows a spate of fatal teen stabbings which has prompted a debate about falling police numbers.Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has said there is "obviously" a link between violent crime and falling police numbers.
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Brexit: Theresa May to update MPs on talks

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Theresa May will update Parliament later on her latest round of Brexit talks, as she continues to try to gather backing for her deal.The PM is due to make a statement to MPs, ahead of a debate on Thursday on the next steps for Brexit.She visited Dublin and Brussels last week seeking changes to the backstop - the "insurance" policy to avoid a hard border on
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Newspaper headlines: ‘Soft Brexit talks’ and a Bafta queen

[ad_1] Image caption A photo of the Duchess of Cambridge on the red carpet in an elegant white gown marks the Bafta Awards on the Times' front page. The paper's main story reports that Theresa May risks a Brexit split in her cabinet by opening the door to talks on Jeremy Corbyn's customs union plan. Image caption Metro takes the opposite view of the prime minister's intentions. "I'm Jez saying
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Brexit: Theresa May meets Leo Varadkar for Brexit talks

[ad_1] Image copyright Maxwell Photography Image caption Theresa May arrived at Farmleigh House in Dublin on Friday evening The prime minister has met Leo Varadkar in Dublin for talks focused on Brexit and the political deadlock in Northern Ireland. Theresa May has now returned to the UK after having dinner with the taoiseach (Irish prime minister).The talks in Farmleigh House lasted about two hours. The meeting took place after Mr
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Brexit: Talks on backstop ‘alternative arrangements’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and senior government officials are due to discuss alternative arrangements to the Irish backstop.The Alternative Arrangements Working Group will meet for the first time on Monday after MPs voted to find another way of avoiding a hard Irish border.Home Secretary Sajid Javid has already said that "existing technology" could be used.The Irish PM said the UK was reviewing ideas that had
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Trump condemns wall talks in New York Times interview

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The interview came after Mr Trump reached out to the New York Times' publisher US President Donald Trump has dismissed Robert Mueller's investigation and ongoing talks about a proposed border wall in a New York Times interview.The president said negotiations in Congress about funding for a wall - the issue behind the recent government shutdown - were a "waste of time".He also claimed his