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Still more from NATO ASW Exercise Dynamic Mongoose last week: Dutch frigate VAN SPEIJK F828; Spain's ALVARO DE BAZAN F101 with Dutch VAN AMSTEL F831 at left; and KOSCIUSZKO 273 again.
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Secretary Mattis tells his UK counterpart @GavinWilliamson that the UK military's edge is "at risk of erosion" and that "a global nation like the UKwill require a level of defense spending beyond what we would expect from allies with only regional interests"
Ryanair pilots in Ireland to strike for 24 hrs on Thurs 12 July - will notify airline of further stoppages in due course. Available for engagement
U.S. includes main ally Britain in letters demanding higher defense spending
EU nationals should not have to pay £65 cost of registering to stay in the UK after Brexit, @guyverhofstadt says
Dutch PM joins calls from UK business for 'urgent Brexit clarity'
Donald Tusk speaking at @Europarl_EN on Brexit: We cannot make progress until solid backstop proposal is presented by UK and accepted by Ireland We hope upcoming White Paper will bring necessary clarity, realism and impetus to negotiations
Tusk: The sooner EU27 gets precise UK proposal on Irish border, the better the chance to finalise Brexit talks this year. 'Put simply, we cannot make progress unless a solid backstop is presented by the UK and accepted by our Irish friends.'
Mercer: "There are enough people in Defence and this country as a whole who have learnt enough painful lessons over the last twenty years that will give you honest advice."
Directed at the PM with Williamson in mind: "If you have no confidence that what you are being told on Defence is not correct or balanced, then seek help elsewhere."
Mercer: "I can still go to any city in this country, and look any eighteen-year-old in the eye and tell them that joining the Military is the single best thing you can do as a young person in Britain today. The offer has declined, but the basics are still there."
Mercer: "The Military prides itself on its values most particularly of loyalty, discipline and selfless endeavor. This must be reflected at all times in the civilian control of the Military"
Mercer: "This serious debate needs to be had by serious people making serious contributions to a serious matter."
Mercer: "The way some of this has been played out in the public domain has been entirely mis-informed, dangerously undermining of any logical and opinion forming strategy that could win support for more funding, and frankly embarrassing for all concerned."
Speaking at RUSI, @JohnnyMercerUK takes a swipe at @GavinWilliamson: "What we do not want to see is a change of Prime Minister."
London Fire Brigade says six fire engines and 35 firefighters have been called to a fire at a block of flats in West Hampstead in northwest London
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Hugs for Theresa May from Dutch PM. Just laughs when asked if EU will support a third way plan Brexit
A female healthcare worker is under arrest on suspicion of the murder of eight babies and the attempted murder of another six babies after an investigation of the neo-natal unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital, Cheshire Police says
Glencore shares down over 10% on US corruption probe
MPs ask Treasury and Bank of England for Brexit impact assessments before Parliament votes on any deal
Theresa May and EU leaders backed plans for delayed Brexit at 4.35AM at Brussels summit
The Telegraph: The EU will "shoot down" May's Brexit White Paper
DUP tell May they "don't give blank cheques to anyone"
Leader of Unite union suggests support for a second Brexit referendum
UK extends current tuition fees and loans for EU students starting in 2019
British Chambers of Commerce warns of "breaking point" over lack of Brexit clarity
Accountancy and law firms tell May: We need a Brexit deal on services
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Dublin Fire Brigade: Overnight 4 fire engines and a water tanker attended a well developed industrial fire in Whitestown, Nth Co Dublin. Cylinders became missiles at they ruptured. Many thanks to our colleagues in @MCCFireService who sent water tanker to the fire
David Cameron personally asked the US president to warn Britain would be "back of the queue" for a post-Brexit trade deal
May: If UK continues to have role within EU agency governed by ECJ, that has implications for actions of that agency that is different from ECJ jurisdiction, which will be ended in UK Brexit
May: Post-Brexit security partnership should show ability to maintain operational capabilities security is not something put into jeopardy by UK's position on ECJ jurisdiction
May: We are working to ensure new customs arrangements are in place by end of transition period Brexit
May: It is right that across government, contingency arrangements are being put into place because Brexit negotiations not yet completed
May: UK wants to continue being a member to Europol after Brexit, it would be in interests of EU27 for the UK to have relationship with Europol in the future
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Boris Johnson: Pleased to host Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister @MOFAKuwait_en today. Kuwait is an important partner for the UK - both in the current UN Security Council and for tackling challenges in the Middle East region.
Boris Johnson: It's vital that all MPs are able to air their views on Brexit. Whatever your position, I hope we can all agree that @Jacob_Rees_Mogg is a principled and dedicated MP who wants the best for our country.
Theresa May holds one-to-one talks with ministers in attempt to win their support for her Brexit plan, sources say
May: Parliament will not approve WA in the autumn unless there is no agreement on future relationship alongside White Paper will set out detailed proposals for future relationship, which EU and MS should consider carefully Both sides have to show flexibility
May on Brexit: I updated EU27 and they welcomed progress on WA There remain differences between UK and @EU_Commission on Northern Ireland We all agreed that negotiations on future relationship must intensify
PM @theresa_may's statement on EUCO to @HouseofCommons: UK made important contributions on both migration and security and will continue to play part to address these issues after Brexit
Arlene Foster @DUPleader and deputy @NigelDoddsDUP have arrived at Downing Street for a chat with Theresa May. No comment to reporters as they went in.
EU view on Theresa May's Brexit compromise:" We read the white paper and we read cake."
Theresa May will gather her team here this week and force them to decide what Brexit will actually mean
Brexit: Jacob Rees-Mogg faces backlash after warning to Theresa May
British PM May gets new customs idea as party bickers over Brexit
"Congratulations to @lopezobrador_ on his election success. I look forward to continuing to strengthen the UK-Mexico partnership and working together to build a stronger, more prosperous Mexico." - PM @theresa_may