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Arlene Foster says PM has given up on ‘better deal’ but ‘I have not’

[ad_1] The DUP leader has claimed Theresa May had "given up" on getting a better Brexit deal, and she questioned why the customs backstop was in the withdrawal agreement even though the PM's closest supporters did not want it.Arlene Foster told BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg that, unlike the PM, she had not given up, and it was time to "find a better deal". [ad_2] Source link
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Theresa May’s Brexit deal is doomed – Sir Michael Fallon

[ad_1] Theresa May's Brexit deal is "doomed" and must be renegotiated, ex-defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon has said.Sir Michael launched a scathing attack on the proposed EU agreement, saying it was the "worst of all worlds".Asked whether Mrs May should stay on as Tory leader if it was rejected by MPs, he said it was "up to my colleagues".The BBC's Laura Kuenssberg said he was "not one of the usual
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Theresa May’s push to sell Brexit plan comes to NI

[ad_1] Image copyright Dan Kitwood/Getty Images The prime minister is due to arrive in Northern Ireland later as part of a two-week push to sell her Brexit deal.The terms of Theresa May's withdrawal agreement were approved by the 27 other EU leaders at a summit on Sunday.She is expected to meet politicians at Stormont House. The DUP has said it will vote against the deal. The SDLP, Alliance, Sinn Féin
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Obituary: Baroness Trumpington – BBC News

[ad_1] She was the society girl and war-time Nazi codebreaker who fended off the amorous advances of Lloyd-George.In a long political career, she was mayor of Cambridge, a Conservative whip and served as a health minister in Margaret Thatcher's government.But Baroness Trumpington, who has died at the age of 96, found fame and a place in the nation's heart late in life - flicking a V-sign at a colleague during
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European judges to examine Brexit cancellation case

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Court in Luxembourg will hear arguments about whether Brexit can be called off Judges at the European Court of Justice are to examine whether the UK can call off the process of leaving the EU without permission from member states.The UK will leave the EU on 29 March under the terms of "Article 50", which MPs triggered in March last year.A group
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Brexit: Theresa May regrets EU ‘queue-jumpers’ comment

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May says: “I should not have used that language in that speech” Theresa May has said she regrets saying EU workers will no longer be able to "jump the queue" after Brexit."I should not have used that language in that speech," she told MPs during a debate on her Brexit deal with the EU.But she said she stood by her
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Brexit: Theresa May regrets comments on EU nationals

[ad_1] Theresa May has told MPs she regrets language she used about EU nationals, after saying her Brexit deal would stop them "jumping the queue".Dr Philippa Whitford called for an apology over the "thoughtless and insulting comments" towards EU migrants, which include her German husband, a GP in the UK for more than 30 years.Theresa May told the SNP MP: “I should not have used that language in that speech."