No Brexit renegotiation if MPs reject deal Theresa May gets, EU leader warns
A European Union leader has warned that the UK will be unable to renegotiate a new Brexit deal if Parliament votes to reject the one struck by Theresa May next year. The suggestion that the UK could crash out without a deal if MPs refused to back what Ms May returns with comes after the Government lost a key vote in the House of Commons that saw Tory rebels team up with Labour to ensure MPs get a vote.
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Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to approve an agreement to move Brexit talks on to a second phase after an embarrassing parliamentary defeat. The Prime Minister will repeat her case for moving the talks on to trade negotiations, which she sees as crucial to offering certainty for businesses.
Brexit should be cancelled, Austrian prime minister says
Austria’s prime minister has said he hopes that Brexit can be reversed, hours after British MPs voted to give themselves a veto on Theresa May’s final deal. Arriving at European Council summit in Brussels Christian Kern said Brexit would likely throw up problems that are “not easy to solve”.
Britain First's leader was just arrested
The leader of far-right group Britain First, Paul Golding, has been arrested in Belfast over a speech made in the city. Deputy leader Jayda Fransen claimed he had travelled to the city to support her at a court appearance for allegedly using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour at the same event. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) confirmed a 35-year-old man had been arrested at Laganside courts but did not say what offence he was suspected of committing.
Alabama bar erupts in celebrations after Roy Moore loses
Footage of an Alabama bar erupting into celebration at the news Republican candidate Roy Moore had lost the state’s Senate race has gone viral. Video shared posted via Twitter on Wednesday shows dozens of people cheering as they hear news Mr Moore’s Democratic Party rival Doug Jones is projected to win the special election.
What will Fox's Disney deal involve and how will it impact Sky
Walt Disney, which has a market value of around $166bn, has struck a $50bn-plus deal to swallow the bulk of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox. But what does such a tie-up actually entail? And what does it mean for Fox’s pursuit of Sky here in the UK? We take a closer look. What is Disney buying?
Theresa May and Royal family join survivors at Grenfell Tower memorial
A memorial service was held at St Paul's Cathedral on Thursday morning to honour the 71 victims who died in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London. Six months on from the disaster, more than 1,500 people attended the service, including Prime Minister Theresa May and members of the Royal Family. Families of victims and survivors of the 14 June tragedy also attended the memorial alongside members of the wider community and first responders.
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