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New poll finds the UK public increasingly want a soft Brexit

New polling found that almost a third of respondents have switched their preference in favour of a closer relationship with the EU after Brexit. Membership of the European Economic Area, known as the “Norway model,” is now the most popular Brexit option, with 43% of Brits in favour, up from […]
New poll finds the UK public increasingly want a soft Brexit
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‘A looming crisis’: Brexit poses ‘significant risk’ to personal finances of 36 million people in Europe

A “looming crisis” over the failure of financial contracts after Brexit threatens Europe’s financial stability and poses a “significant risk to the personal finances of millions of people,” a finance lobby group has warned. TheCityUK said Britain’s loss of financial “passporting” after Brexit needs urgent attention. The warning comes as […]
‘A looming crisis’: Brexit poses ‘significant risk’ to personal finances of 36 million people in Europe
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Everything you need to know about Theresa May’s Brexit bill showdown

The House of Commons will spend the next two days debating and voting on crucial amendments to Theresa May’s flagship Brexit legislation. MPs will vote on up to 15 amendments, with the first votes taking place on Tuesday evening. The government is facing knife edge votes on the customs union […]
Everything you need to know about Theresa May’s Brexit bill showdown
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Inside the Brexit battle to keep Britain in the single market

Conservative and Labour MPs who are fighting to keep Britain in the European single market tell Business Insider the battle can still be won. Both the prime minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have opposed continued membership of the European Economic Area which would allow Britain to stay […]
Inside the Brexit battle to keep Britain in the single market
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What is the Norway model?

LONDON – As Theresa May prepares for her Brexit deal to be defeated in the House of Commons, the suggestion that the prime minister should instead seek a “plan B” of replicating Norway’s relationship with the EU is gaining traction. Under the plan pushed by MPs like Conservative Nick Boles […]
What is the Norway model?
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MPs push Theresa May towards Norway-style soft Brexit

Theresa May should keep Britain inside the European single market if she fails in negotiations, MPs have said. The influential Brexit committee has set the UK government 15 tests to pass in negotiations on Britain’s future relationship with the European Union. If a deal is unable to pass these tests, […]
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Chris Grayling insists a hard Brexit will not mean increased border checks

Chris Grayling insists Brexit will not lead to increased checks on Britain’s borders. “We don’t check lorries now, we’re not going to be checking lorries in the future,” the transport secretary said. The government’s plan to leave the single market and customs union will create increased checks, according to international […]
Chris Grayling insists a hard Brexit will not mean increased border checks
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The UK government is hiding its Brexit plans by making firms sign secretive ‘gagging agreements’

The government is reportedly making companies sign secretive non-disclosure agreements preventing them from publishing the impact of Brexit. Numerous firms which operate Britain’s borders have agreed not to share information on how Brexit could impact trade. The government has signed “many dozens” of secretive non-disclosure agreements with companies and industry […]
The UK government is hiding its Brexit plans by making firms sign secretive ‘gagging agreements’
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Brexit is like swapping a ‘three course dinner’ for ‘a packet of crisps’ says Liam Fox’s former trade chief

The government’s Brexit trade policy has been savaged by the former top official at the International Trade Department. Martin Donnelly was the department’s permanent secretary until last year. Donnelly mocks the government’s Brexit policy of leaving EU trading relationships in hope of better results elsewhere. “Having our cake and eating […]
Brexit is like swapping a ‘three course dinner’ for ‘a packet of crisps’ says Liam Fox’s former trade chief