Theresa May says Britain will leave EU single market

Theresa May says Britain will leave EU single market

Prime Minister Theresa May signalled in a speech Tuesday that Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain “half-in, half-out” following the June 2016 “Brexit” referendum. May delivered her speech to an audience of British civil servants and international diplomats at London’s Lancaster House, a Georgian mansion that […]

France, Germany and the Netherlands: The elections that could derail the EU in 2017

France, Germany and the Netherlands: The elections that could derail the EU in 2017

After Brexit rattled the European Union in 2016, a string of high-stakes elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands – along with possibly Italy – could bring even greater uncertainty to the bloc in the year to come. Buoyed by a year of electoral revolts on both sides of the Atlantic, Eurosceptic parties will be […]

EU-Canada trade deal collapses as Belgian region refuses to sign on

EU-Canada trade deal collapses as Belgian region refuses to sign on

Canadian trade minister Chrystia Freeland blasted the European Union as “incapable” of striking an international agreement after talks for an EU-Canada trade deal collapsed Friday over the refusal of a Belgian region to sign on. “It seems obvious to me, to Canada, that the European Union is incapable now of having aninternational agreement, even with […]

EU launches new border force to stem migrant flow

EU launches new border force to stem migrant flow

The EU’s beefed-up version of its struggling border force goes into operation Thursday, as the squabbling bloc struggles to find a unified strategy to tackle its worst migration crisis since World War II. European Union officials were due to inaugurate the new task force at the Kapitan-Andreevo checkpoint on the Bulgarian-Turkish border, the main land […]

Southern EU leaders call for revised migration rules

Southern EU leaders call for revised migration rules

Southern EU leaders on Friday called for revised asylum rules to fight the ongoing migration crisis, and appealed for unity ahead of a showdown on the post-Brexit future of the bloc. A joint declaration signed by France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Malta and host Greece said the European Union should double the funding for strategic […]

Europe starts to crack on migrants: French say Britain COULD have trade deal and control its borders in a major boost for hopes of a smooth exit from the EU

Europe starts to crack on migrants: French say Britain COULD have trade deal and control its borders in a major boost for hopes of a smooth exit from the EU

France last night signalled the EU could strike a deal with Britain on immigration. In a major boost for hopes of a smooth exit for the UK, finance minister Michel Sapin said there would be no ‘red lines’ in talks over the single market. His declaration of flexibility was backed by Finland’s deputy PM. The […]

Merkel says no formal or informal talks before UK triggers Article 50 to withdraw from EU

Merkel says no formal or informal talks before UK triggers Article 50 to withdraw from EU

The leaders of Germany, France and Italy vowed Monday “a new impulse” for the EU as it reels from Brexit and told London that the bloc would make no deals before Britain formally decides to leave. The EU’s three most populous continental nations signalled that the UK must first take the plunge of invoking Article […]

Labour plans to build 160,000 new homes – but only if Britain stays in the EU

Labour plans to build 160,000 new homes – but only if Britain stays in the EU

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell says the scheme, funded by EU money, would create 65,0000 jobs.Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has unveiled a plan to create 160,000 new homes in the next four years – but only if Britain stays in the EU, Under Mr McDonnell’s plan, the EU would increase funding for housebuilding. And Mr McDonnell […]

Labour must start talking about immigration in the EU debate warns top union boss

Labour must start talking about immigration in the EU debate warns top union boss

GMB General Secretary Tim Roache, made a passionate call for Jeremy Corbyn’s party to “confront the real issues” in working voters’ minds. Labour must start talking about immigration to fight Brexiters on their own terms, a top union boss warns today. GMB General Secretary Tim Roache, made a passionate call for Jeremy Corbyn ‘s party […]

Unions warn that workers face a £38 a week wage cut if Britain leaves EU

Unions warn that workers face a £38 a week wage cut if Britain leaves EU

“At a time of continuing hardship, Brexit would be a disaster for working people – for our wages, for our jobs and for our rights” Workers face a £38-a-week wage cut if Britain quits the EU, unions warns today. A TUC report says manufacturing will slump into “steep decline” – hitting jobs as well as […]

Pensioners will take TRIPLE hit if Britain leaves the EU, David Cameron warns

Pensioners will take TRIPLE hit if Britain leaves the EU, David Cameron warns

The Prime Minister, who is in Japan for the G7 summit, will say that pension funds would be damaged by the economic ‘shock’ of Brexit Pensioners will take a triple hit if Britain quits the EU, David Cameron warns today. Pension funds would be damaged by the economic “shock” of Brexit, the Prime Minister, who […]