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Donald Tusk promises to deal 'firmly' with Britain as EU leaders unanimously agree Brexit negotiating stance -

The European Union threw down the Brexit gauntlet to Theresa May on Saturday, issuing an uncompromising list of Brexit demands at a special EU Leaders' summit amid signs of rising tensions between London and Brussels. The leaders of the EU's remaining ...and more »

Revealed: How EU is expanding scope of Britain's Brexit bill to include refugees in Turkey -

Europe is expanding yet further its demands for Britain's Brexit financial settlement to include “political” commitments, such as the UK's share of a £2.5bn fund to help refugees in Turkey, The Telegraph can disclose. The growing demands, which have ...and more »

EU trade commissioner says bloc will do post-Brexit free trade deal with UK 'for sure' -

The European Union will strike a free trade deal with the United Kingdom after Brexit “for sure”, the bloc's trade commissioner has said in a major boost for Theresa May. Mrs May has previously said she would be willing to walk away from Brexit ...and more »

EU accused of 'outrageous' attempt to threaten future of Union by using Northern Ireland as Brexit bargaining chip -

Brussels has been accused of an “outrageous” attempt to threaten the future of the Union by using Northern Ireland as a bargaining chip in Brexit negotiations. European leaders are expected to agree today that Ulster would automatically join the EU if ...and more »

Jean-Claude Juncker's response to the French presidential election shows exactly what is wrong with the EU -

Not for the first time, the politicians who run Europe have drawn the wrong message from a vote of the people. Just as in the past, referendum reversals were interpreted as aberrations to be bulldozed aside, so the result in the first round of the ...and more »

EU 'to hit UK with €2bn customs fraud claim' before doing Brexit deal -

The UK could be forced to handover €2 billion to the EU before any Brexit deal can be agreed because of an alleged failure to deal with customs fraud, it has been claimed. The Times reports concerns on the continent that the UK is not doing enough to ...and more »

Bregrets, we've had a few: now voters say leaving EU is wrong - The Times

More people think Brexit is wrong than right for the first time since the referendum, according to a Times poll which shows the Tory lead ahead of the election has shrunk in the past week. The YouGov poll found that 45 per cent of voters agreed that ...and more »

EU leaders agree on tough stance at special Brexit summit - The Guardian

EU leaders have unanimously agreed tough negotiating guidelines for Brexit talks with the UK, suggesting they will demand that Britain agrees on payments to the bloc before considering a new trade deal. The heads of the remaining 27 EU countries agreed ...and more »

Brexit brain drain threatens UK universities, MPs warn - The Guardian

University College London, whose vice-provost (health) Professor David Lomas, warned of Brexit's threat to university excellence. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian. Higher education. Brexit brain drain threatens UK universities, MPs warn ...and more »

Theresa May turns combative ahead of Brexit negotiations - Deutsche Welle

Days after waxing lyrical about the "special relationship" between the UK and the EU, the British premier has hardened her tone. The change came after Angela Merkel said the UK was suffering illusions over its future. Großbritannien Wahlkampf Theresa ...and more »