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Source: The Guradian

Huge crowd turns out in London to demand a 'people's vote' on Brexit

Today 18:09 GMT

Hundreds of thousands of protesters descended on central London to demand a final say on the terms of the Brexit deal in one of the largest protests against leaving the European Union.

The People’s Vote march was due to set off at 12pm, but the crowd that gathered at Park Lane only began moving in earnest after 2pm because of the sheer number of people. The sun was shining brightly while demonstrators blew whistles, shouted and danced their way towards Parliament Square.

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Source: The Guradian

Almost 700,000 march to demand ‘people’s vote’ on Brexit deal

Today 19:04 GMT

The centre of London ground to a halt as an estimated 700,000 people from all over the United Kingdom marched peacefully on parliament to demand a second referendum on Brexit.

Addressing the crowds, which included dozens of MPs from all political parties, the TV personality and food writer Delia Smith said Brexit threatened to cause “unmitigated chaos”. “The only way we can avoid this total madness and win back our future has to be a people’s vote,” she declared to loud cheers.

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Source: BBC

No-deal Brexit 'could hit food supplies'

Today 09:00 GMT

A no-deal Brexit that created friction on the Northern Ireland border, or delays if extra checks were put in place between Great Britain and Northern Ireland to implement what's become known as a Brexit backstop, could have a significant impact on trade flows, he said.

"That is why we are proposing a pragmatic and ambitious future economic relationship with the EU, and we remain committed to reaching agreement on the Withdrawal Agreement and future framework this autumn."

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Source: The Guradian

Conservatives must 'hold nerve' despite Brexit jitters, says Raab

Today 19:04 GMT

Dominic Raab has conceded that Conservative backbenchers have become jittery about the status of the Brexit negotiations but insisted “now is the time to play for the team” amid fresh speculation about Theresa May’s leadership. The Brexit secretary said the Tories needed to “hold [their] nerve” after weekend reports that hostile backbench MPs would try to force a leadership challenge.

Under party rules May needs to win the support of just over half – 158 – to win the vote of no confidence, although many believe that if more than 100 MPs were to vote against her she may not be able to continue as prime minister.

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Source: The Guradian

EU Brexit backstop plan 'remains unacceptable' to May

Friday 08:05 GMT

Theresa May continues to believe the EU’s proposal for avoiding a hard border in Ireland is unacceptable, senior UK officials have stressed, after a plan to consider an extension to the post-Brexit transition period raised fears she was about to sign up to a Northern Ireland-only backstop.

The prime minister told fellow leaders on Wednesday evening she was open to extending the transition period – one proposal mooted during intensive talks over the Irish backstop issue, which broke down without agreement last weekend.

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Source: DW

EU summit: Theresa May says 'maybe' to transition period extension

Friday 08:05 GMT

As the EU summit draws to a close, the future of Brexit is still inconclusive, with Theresa May now open to extending a planned transition period.

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday hinted at her openness to extending a so-called transition period "for a matter of months" after Britain leaves the European Union. "A further idea that has emerged, and it is an idea at this stage, is to create an option to extend the implementation period for a matter of months, and it would only be a matter months," May told reporters.

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Source: Common Domain

European bourses edge mostly higher as strong earnings remain in focus

Friday 08:05 GMT

Europe’s main equity benchmarks traded cautiously higher Thursday — though Italy’s stock index was under pressure — as investors appeared to focus on better-than-expected corporate results rather than weakness in U.S. and Asian markets.

Read: With ‘no-deal’ Brexit risk on the rise, analysts see uncertain path for pound. Market participants pointed to strength in a recent spate of earnings as one reason that European equity indexes were tracking slightly higher, despite concerns around Britain’s continuing efforts to extricate itself from the EU, which appear to have been delayed amid a border impasse.

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Source: The Guradian

UK Brexit negotiators desperate for November summit

Saturday 20:54 GMT

Theresa May will test the tolerance of her cabinet for fresh Brexit compromises on Tuesday, with Britain’s negotiators desperate for a breakthrough in time to convince EU leaders to convene a crunch summit next month.

Senior Conservatives warn that if the deal is to pass through the House of Commons, May will have to pivot from the cautious approach she has displayed in recent weeks, to selling her deal.

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Source: Global News

UK and EU agree to extend Brexit talks after summit ends with no results

Friday 04:15 GMT

European Union leaders gave themselves several more weeks – perhaps until the end of the year – to clinch a friendly divorce with Britain before their separation, after a Brexit summit Wednesday avoided any friction but also produced no tangible results.

There’s a 25 per cent chance Britain could leave the E.U. without a Brexit deal: poll. So uncertain was that prospect that a special EU summit on Brexit that had been penciled in for next month to finalize a deal was taken off the table.

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Source: Common Domain

Pound holds steady as May seen weighing extending Brexit transition

Friday 08:05 GMT

The British pound on Thursday was stable amid reports that U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May was considering a longer transition period within the EU as Britain attempts to break an impasse in talks to forge a new relationship with Europe’s trade bloc.

Read: With ‘no-deal’ Brexit risk on the rise, analysts see uncertain path for pound. On Thursday, May sought to clarify the view that she was extending Britain’s EU relationship, which has stoked anger among hard-line constituents who had advocated for May to follow through with Brexit and were against maintaining EU ties for longer.


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