How did Vote Leave break election law?

The official registered pro-Brexit campaign was investigated over its spending during the 2016 referendum campaign.

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Brexit campaign group Vote Leave fined and referred to police for breaking electoral law

The Electoral Commission said Vote Leave exceeded its legal spending limit of £7 million by almost £500,000.

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Theresa May to face fresh Commons test just hours after customs struggle

Remainers were infuriated after the Prime Minister “caved in” to Brexiteer demands.

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Post-Brexit risk of rise in illegal migration to Ireland

Ireland could see a significant increase in the number of illegal immigrants and asylum seekers arriving here after Brexit, a Government report has warned.

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Brexit could ‘destroy livelihoods of Irish family farmers’

Farmers fear the UK’s plans for Brexit could lead to international trade deals that would undercut prices and “destroy the livelihoods of tens of thousands of Irish family farmers”.

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May bows to pressure from Tory Brexiteers over customs plan

The Chequers agreement is now ‘dead on arrival’, Brexiteers claim.

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Frictionless trade vital for Britain to be global trading nation – Theresa May

The British Prime Minister has stressed the importance of a ‘business-friendly customs model’.

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Farmers in the North accuse EU of playing political ‘football’ over cross-border trade

Conservative and Labour MPs were also accused of ignoring the impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland.

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Would a second EU referendum be possible?

Here are some of the questions being asked about a possible new vote on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

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Firms told to plan for ‘hazardous trading landscape’ in wake of no-deal Brexit

The stark warning was issued as guidance was unveiled to help businesses prepare for future customs checks and controls.

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British MP resigns over fears of 'watered down Brexit'

British Conservative MP Scott Mann has resigned as Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Treasury.

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Theresa May faces Commons showdown with Brexit rebels

Pro-Leave Tories want to force the British PM to ditch her Chequers plan.

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‘Prepare for all Brexit outcomes’: Paschal Donohoe says no-deal situation could cost Ireland millions

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has warned that Ireland must move into a “new phase of preparedness” for all potential Brexit outcomes amid fears a no-deal situation could cost this country hundreds of millions of euro and see unemployment levels surge.

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Sadiq Khan: A hard Brexit would be the start of a slippery slope

The London Mayor defended the flying of a blimp of US President Donald Trump over the capital during the US president’s UK visit.

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Donald Trump told me to sue EU – Theresa May

The PM defended her revised Brexit plan, agreed by the Cabinet at Chequers, which led to the resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson.

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Good Brexit deal needed to ensure space investment, expert says

The business leader was speaking as buyers from around the world prepare to attend the Farnborough International Airshow’s trade event.

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Back my plan or face no Brexit at all, May tells rebels

British PM says rejection of her blueprint for leaving the EU risks a ‘damaging and disorderly’ departure.

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Brexit plan will give great freedom to negotiate US trade deal, says Fox

The International Trade Secretary says talks with US officials have been ‘very positive’.

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Shares lift after week dominated by trade fears

Global stocks advanced after a torrid week dominated by the threat of an escalating trade war between the US and China and political turmoil in Britain over Brexit.

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Travel security ‘will be stricter post-Brexit’, says Taoiseach

Increased security at Irish airports and ports will have to happen even if the UK does not crash out of the EU, the Taoiseach has said.

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There’s no Brexiteer entitlement about Southgate’s England

And does it mean anything more than that we have a very good team and an even better manager? Probably not, although I’d like to make the point – not for the first time – that there’s nothing wrong with Britain. It’s just the politicians who keep letting us down.
- Nigel Lawson, future chancellor of the exchequer, writing after the 1966 World Cup final.

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Taoiseach welcomes Brexit white paper as ‘evolution of UK’s position’

The Taoiseach welcomed the paper, but cautioned it does not provide a ‘solution to Brexit’.

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EU document warns member states to prepare for no-deal Brexit

An EU document has warned all member states to prepare for a no-deal Brexit situation.

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Coveney: Brexit white paper ‘helpful’ in providing clarity

The fundamentals have not shifted, but at least now we have a clear plan with which we can work.

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Theresa May’s battle against her Brexiteers is far from won

We generally tend to be very critical of the Irish political system and frequently criticise our very diluted form of democracy, writes Jim Power.

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Theresa May makes Brexit trade deal pitch at dinner with Donald Trump

The Prime Minister hailed UK-US ties at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

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Political parties welcome UK move towards ‘much softer Brexit’ in White Paper

The white paper released today has published new details.

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Anger from Tory Brexiteers as Brexit plan unveiled amid shambolic scenes in Commons

Theresa May’s long-awaited plan for Britain’s future relationship with the EU has met immediate resistance from Brexiteers in her own party, with Jacob Rees-Mogg declaring that it failed to respect the result of the 2016 referendum.

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British publish Brexit paper; Theresa May hails plan as ‘principled and pragmatic’

The Prime Minister’s White Paper is likely to spark outrage among Tory Eurosceptics and may meet resistance in Brussels.

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British government's Brexit white paper won't change Ireland's three objectives, says Taoiseach

The British government's white paper on Brexit won't change Ireland's priorities, according to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

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EU warns May that Brexit plans must be workable

Michel Barnier tells US business leaders to prepare for a no deal scenario as Government set to release white paper on withdrawal.

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UK political turmoil last hurdle to summer rate hike

Political turmoil fanned by Brexit may be the last hurdle for a Bank of England interest-rate rise next month.

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UK's new Brexit Secretary hails UK plans as practical way forward

The British Brexit Secretary says the new white paper strikes the right balance.

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No deal Brexit could trigger electricity shock for Northern Ireland

Thousands of barge-based electricity generators could need to be positioned to maintain energy supplies, according to reports.

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Coveney: This has been a good week for Brexit

The Tánaiste Simon Coveney says that the recent resignations from British Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet have been good for Brexit.

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May insists her Brexit deal delivers on result of EU referendum

The Prime Minister was speaking amid speculation about further resignations from her administration.

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US ambassador leaves door open to Trump meeting with Johnson

Woody Johnson said the president ‘makes his own schedule’ the day after Mr Trump raised the prospect of meeting the former foreign secretary.

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Leo Varadkar: EU should relax on Brexit red lines

The EU should be “flexible” on its red-line Brexit issues if British Prime Minister Theresa May is to force through her Chequers plan for a soft Brexit, according to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

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Leo kicked off the silly season, but serious politics are back with a bang

How do you know when the silly season has begun? When the pages of the newspapers are full of a spat between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the entire journalistic corps. 

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Anarchy in UK: Brexit talks could stall as British PM faces potential leadership heave

Political chaos in the wake of shock resignations from Theresa May’s Cabinet is threatening to stall crucial negotiations over Brexit.

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Leo Varadkar ‘more optimistic’ Brexit deadline will be met

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is “more optimistic” about the October Brexit deadline being met but that a backstop as an “insurance policy” must be written into a final deal.

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May’s summit will be watched by Irish firms

Whatever the outcome of England’s World Cup campaign, Irish business will be hoping that sterling wins on the currency markets.

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Brexit: London calling for Tánaiste amid warning from DUP

Tánaiste Simon Coveney will meet British government ministers in London tomorrow to assess the latest efforts by London to resolve disagreement over Brexit and ahead of expected fresh proposals.

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EU 27 will not ‘sell us down the river’, says McEntee

The Minister for European Affairs has dismissed the suggestion that other EU countries will “sell us down the river” in Brexit negotiations.

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Leo Varadkar: I won’t let UK destroy EU

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he will not allow the British to “destroy” the EU through Brexit.

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EU gets ready for ‘no deal’ Brexit

No progress in any way has been made on avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland, “disappointed” EU leaders have concluded.

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Contingency plans for ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Enhanced contingency plans to allow Irish ports and airports to deal with a ‘no-deal’ Brexit are to be brought to Cabinet by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, it has emerged.

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EU leaders to air dismay at lack of progress on Brexit

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar along with his fellow EU leaders will today express his deep disappointment at the lack of progress from the “chaotic” British government on Brexit.

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ICMSA: Ireland-Britain trade more important than border

One of the country’s main farming representative organisations has warned that Ireland’s view of Brexit cannot be anchored entirely to the issue of the border and that more attention should be paid to cross-channel trade.

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Leo Varadkar: It’s not my job to help Theresa May with Brexit

This week’s Brexit deadline to solve the Irish border question will be missed because of British inaction, the Taoiseach has said.

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EU plans Ireland supports in case of hard Brexit

Europe is planning to redirect hundreds of millions of euro to Ireland in the case of a hard Brexit, EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has confirmed.

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Sinn Féin blasts British border ideas

The British government has fantasy “non-solutions” to the Irish border and are indifferent to the fallout from Brexit for Ireland, Sinn Féin president Mary-Lou McDonald has claimed.

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