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Downing Street insists UK will leave customs union

Image copyright Reuters Image caption David Davis and Theresa May will meet Michel Barnier this week Downing Street has insisted Britain will leave the customs union after Brexit amid claims of Tory disunity over the UK-EU future relationship. Theresa May has faced calls to set out clearly what she wants to secure from the negotiations […]

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Gerry Adams backs Jeremy Corbyn as next PM

Image caption Gerry Adams gave a wide-ranging interview to the Andrew Marr show The outgoing Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has praised Jeremy Corbyn and said he would like to see him become the next prime minister. He was speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr as he enters his final week as president of the […]

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Angus Robertson steps down as SNP deputy leader

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Angus Robertson lost his Moray seat in the UK general election last June Angus Robertson has announced he is standing down as deputy leader of the SNP with immediate effect. He lost his Moray constituency to Conservative Douglas Ross in the UK general election last June. In a letter informing […]

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Scuffle at Rees-Mogg student event at UWE Bristol

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters disrupt a speech by MP Jacob Rees-Mogg Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg was caught up in a scuffle after protesters disrupted a speech he was giving at a student event. Videos show the backbencher surrounded by a group of people at the University of the West of […]

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EU's thinking

Image copyright Getty Images Fancy some slideshows about Free Trade Agreements, non-regression clauses and something called EASA? Thought not. During January officials from the 27 remaining EU countries received a series of presentations from the European Commission about ideas for their future relationship with the UK. The slides reveal valuable clues about the EU’s thinking […]