• Take responsibility and be constructive in Brexit talks, Germany urges May

    Take responsibility and be constructive in Brexit talks, Germany urges May

    • October 16, 2018

    By Andrew Woodcock and Sam Lister, Press Association Political Staff Germany has urged Theresa May to “take responsibility” for Brexit, as a crunch summit approaches with no sign of any breakthrough in negotiations. The Prime Minister was briefing senior ministers in an extended session of Cabinet ahead of Wednesday’s European Council meeting at which it

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  • German banker ‘astonished’ by claims EU regulators not ready for Brexit

    German banker ‘astonished’ by claims EU regulators not ready for Brexit

    • October 16, 2018

    By Kalyeena Makortoff, Press Association Chief City Correspondent A former board member of Germany’s central bank has hit back at suggestions that European regulators are not doing enough to save the financial sector from major business disruption after Brexit. Andreas Dombret, who served as a Bundesbank board member from 2010 to 2018 and worked with

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  • Jail political online trolls for 10 years for election intimidation – UK watchdog

    Jail political online trolls for 10 years for election intimidation – UK watchdog

    • October 16, 2018

    By David Wilcock, Press Association Political Correspondent Online trolls should face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the most serious cases of intimidating politicians at elections and referendums under beefed up laws, the Electoral Commission has said. The watchdog backed Government proposals to bar those those who target parliamentary candidates or their

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  • ‘Human traffickers’ arrested in Spain

    ‘Human traffickers’ arrested in Spain

    • October 16, 2018

    Four men accused of running a human trafficking ring to transport “captured” Algerian nationals from Ceuta to mainland Spain on fast launches were arrested on Saturday. The men allegedly charged the individuals €2,000 to make the journey from Ceuta to Algeciras. The Policía Nacional claimed the men made up to €26,000 on each trip. Out

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  • Brexit deal still achievable, Theresa May tells MPs

    Brexit deal still achievable, Theresa May tells MPs

    • October 16, 2018

    Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted that a Brexit deal is still “achievable” despite deadlock in negotiations just days ahead of a crunch European Council summit. Mrs May called for “cool, calm heads to prevail” after talks last weekend failed to bridge differences between the UK and EU over the future status of the border

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  • Downing Street ‘confident’ of Brexit deal despite Irish border impasse FM

    Downing Street ‘confident’ of Brexit deal despite Irish border impasse FM

    • October 15, 2018

    By Andrew Woodcock and Gavin Cordon, Press Association Political Staff Downing Street has insisted that the Prime Minister remains “confident” of getting a Brexit deal, despite the failure to bridge differences over the future of the Irish border ahead of this week’s crunch summit. Theresa May is set to address MPs in the House of

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