EU president Juncker tells Tory leadership candidates there will be no Brexit renegotiation: 'I was crystal clear'

EU president Juncker tells Tory leadership candidates there will be no Brexit renegotiation: ‘I was crystal clear’

The EU has once again ruled out renegotiating Theresa May’s Brexit deal, in a major blow to several Conservative leadership candidates who have insisted that they would re-open talks if elected. Arriving at a summit in Brussels on Tuesday an exasperated Jean-Claude Juncker told reporters: “I was crystal clear. There will be no renegotiation.” On the doorstep of the same […]

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Brexit: Guy Verhofstadt says EU 'will never accept' Theresa May's plan to hike tuition fees for European students

Brexit: Guy Verhofstadt says EU ‘will never accept’ Theresa May’s plan to hike tuition fees for European students

The European Union “will never accept” a move by Theresa May to raise tuition fees for EU students after Brexit, the European Parliament’s Brexit chief has said. Guy Verhofstadt said he would write to the prime minister following reports that EU students would be charged full international fees, instead of benefiting from the same rates […]

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Jeremy Corbyn will suffer 'his Iraq moment' if Labour doesn't back second referendum in Euro Election pledges, claims one of his own MPs

Jeremy Corbyn will suffer ‘his Iraq moment’ if Labour doesn’t back second referendum in Euro Election pledges, claims one of his own MPs

JEREMY CORBYN will suffer “his Iraq moment” if Labour fails to back a second referendum in its Euro Election manifesto, a senior MP claims. Ben Bradshaw yesterday said Labour would “haemorrhage” members, activists and MEPs if its ruling National Executive Council (NEC) fails to agree to call for a confirmatory vote at a crunch manifesto […]

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EU introduces new minimum rights for 'gig economy' workers like Uber drivers and Deliveroo riders

EU introduces new minimum rights for ‘gig economy’ workers like Uber drivers and Deliveroo riders

The European parliament has approved new minimum rights for workers in so-called “gig economy” jobs such as Uber drivers and Deliveroo riders. Under the EU regulations, casualised employees across Europe will have a right to compensation from their bosses for last-minute cancellation of work. Any mandatory training will have to be provided free of charge to […]

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Brexit: EU leaders agree delay until end of October as May blames MPs for stopping UK departure

Brexit: EU leaders agree delay until end of October as May blames MPs for stopping UK departure

Theresa May is set to enrage her critics within the Conservative party after setting herself up to stay on as prime minister until the winter while presiding over a long delay to Brexit. She told MPs just weeks ago that she was “not prepared to delay Brexit any further than 30 June” as prime minister […]

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German overtakes French as the language most sought-after by employers

German overtakes French as the language most sought-after by employers

German has overtaken French as the language most sought-after by employers, amid fears that companies face a shortfall of linguists, new research suggests. Jobs site Indeed said vacancies specifying German language skills increased by more than a tenth over the past three years, compared with only a slight rise in demand for French speakers. Chinese […]

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EU is set to insist on a YEAR Brexit delay with a 'stop Boris' clause

EU is set to insist on a YEAR Brexit delay with a ‘stop Boris’ clause

Theresa May’s last-ditch European tour to beg for a short Brexit extension has failed with the EU now expected to demand Britain stays in the bloc for at least another eight-month ‘flextension’ that will be subject to ‘strict conditions’, it was revealed today. Mrs May first flew to Berlin to ask Angela Merkel to back […]

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Brexit: Chancellor Philip Hammond insists government has 'no red lines' in crisis talks with Labour

Brexit: Chancellor Philip Hammond insists government has ‘no red lines’ in crisis talks with Labour

Philip Hammond has insisted the government has “no red lines” on Brexit as crisis talks between the government and Labour continue. The chancellor said everything was on the table during discussions with the Jeremy Corbyn‘s team and that he was “optimistic” of reaching an agreement. His comments appear to contradict those of Theresa May, who has repeatedly insisted […]

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Brexit news - LIVE: Second referendum inches closer after Chancellor appears to back new vote, as MPs pass bill to finally block no-deal

Brexit news – LIVE: Second referendum inches closer after Chancellor appears to back new vote, as MPs pass bill to finally block no-deal

A plan to prevent a no-deal Brexit and delay the date of the UK’s exit from EU has moved closer to becoming law after it squeaked through its third reading in the Commons by 313 votes to 312. It came as Chancellor Philip Hammond said a second referendum was a “perfectly credible proposition” and indicated the […]

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