UK MPs have voted 319-303 with a majority of 16 against an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill over giving MPs a "meaningful vote" on the final Brexit deal
Theresa May defeats pro-EU rebels and wins approval for Brexit plan
Denmark sees "very hard" Brexit process ahead for U.K.
UK Government has conceded the rebel demands that the 'meaningful vote' on the Brexit deal could be amended
Trinity Mirror's £126.7 million deal to buy a string of titles from Richard Desmond's media empire will not be referred for an in-depth further investigation, Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has announced
_may responds to pressure to condemn Donald Trump's immigration policy, insisting that she has "clearly and unequivocally" said his stance is "wrong"
UK Minister Theresa May has described events at Gosport War Memorial Hospital as "deeply troubling" and apologised to families over the time it took to get answers from the NHS
PM Theresa May: What we want from the future security partnership is clear. The instruments we've been using as part of the EU are very useful. I am clear that the security partnership is kay and important
Theresa May has called the Gosport Hospital findings 'tragic' and 'deeply troubling'. 'The findings are obviously distressing, they are deeply concerning,' the Prime Minister said
Verhofstadt: It is possible to have an association agreement and EFTA membership at the same time. Association agreement creates a framework that is neutral towards intensity of future UK-EU relationship
Verhofstadt: EU sticks to rules-based system in Brexit negotiations, just like in any other negotiations
: After Brexit UK can participate in the Galileo satellite programme, but to the maximum allowed by the rules Need to change Galileo rules in order for UK to participate in exactly the same way as
A man has been arrested on suspicion of "doing an act likely to cause an explosion to injure or damage property" after a small blast at Southgate Tube station believed to have been caused by a faulty drill battery, British Transport Police says
Verhofstadt: European Parliament needs 3 months to scrutinise agreementsthe Withdrawal Agreement has to come to EP before end of 2018 in order to have vote before March
knocks down the customs partnership idea in front of the @CommonsEUexit committee. "We are not going to outsource the EU's customs competences to the UK."
Verhofstadt: It is almost impossible to stay in the single market only for goods, as in most goods there are 40% of services involvedIn modern economy, goods and services are interlinked
Verhofstadt: We need to have practical arrangements as close as possible to instruments currently used, but UK cannot take part in European Arrest Warrant, Europol, Eurojust, etc. while being a third country
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EU is on course to hand dozens of British companies a pre-Brexit tax bombshell, sources say
Verhofstadt: When the govt says it wants full autonomy, complete control on trade arrangements - then falls automatically the idea of a customs arrangement these red lines don't make it impossible to have an association agreement
Verhofstadt: If a key country is breaking away from the EU, we cannot say that is a success. It is a failure of the EU in public opinion, we see on the continent, that the European project gains more popularity
Verhofstadt: The main political agreement will be done in October/November. That will be a key element for the withdrawal agreement. That's why it's going to be a precise political document
Verhofstadt: The political declaration has to be a document that goes with the withdrawal agreement then starts the approval of this on the European level by council and parliament. We can then start to negotiate what is in this political declaration. I expect this will take more than a few weeks, more than a few months. It will probably take the whole transition period
Verhofstadt: Both sides want detail. It's in the interests of both sides that when we reach an agreement that we know what it means, that there are no surprises
_EN Brexit coordinator @guyverhofstadt at @CommonsEUexit: "Backstop" is not a solution for NI/IRE, it is a fallback positionAccording to UK govt proposals, there will be 3 different customs systems (current/backstop/future) in 2-3 years time. We have to avoid that
Verhofstadt: There could be three customs arrangements in three year : the transition, the backstop and the new system that means that there's a lot of work to do for customs
Verhofstadt: The backstop was proposed as a temporary system for one year. I've never seen a backstop used for one year. A backstop is an alternative solution
Verhofstadt: What we want to find is a real solution for N Ireland rather than having a backstop
EU27 have not started post-Brexit arrangements for UK citizens, says Guy Verhofstadt
UK MPs to vote on "meaningful vote" amendment to EU (Withdrawal) Bill
EU leaders to express concern about lack of "substantial progress" on Irish border next week
Barnier: EU-UK security cooperation post-Brexit will be strong but limited
Waterford researchers say nutrients can slow Alzheimer's
Theresa May is refusing to back down before a crunch Brexit vote in parliament
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Police: Incident at Southgate tube station / Enquires are ongoing to establish the cause of the reported explosion, which appears to have been minor / We are not aware of any serious injury
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"Minor explosion" reported at Southgate Tube station London: a small number of people have been treated at the scene
UK police say investigating cause of "minor explosion" at Southgate Underground Station in North London
@jensstoltenberg travels to London on 20-21 June to meet PM @theresa_may, Foreign Secretary @BorisJohnson and Defence Secretary @GavinWilliamson
Home Secretary Sajid Javid tells House of Commons there will be a review of cannabis for medicinal use, but said that the ban on recreational use of the drug will continue
Home Secretary Sajid Javid says a licence is being issued "today" for Alfie Dingley who has a rare form of epilepsy to receive cannabis-based drugs
Setting up new showdown, Britain's May rejects Brexit proposal
Irish Health Minister urged to introduce duty of candour in medical negligence cases
A former soldier is to be charged over the death of a 23-year-old man in County Tyrone in February 1988 after a review by Northern Ireland's Public Prosecution Service
Britain could access but not develop European GPS, Barnier says
There are no plans to legalise or decriminalise cannabis - Theresa May's spokesman
Theresa May's warring Brexit tribes hold a peace summit in a coffee shop
Dutch appeals judges dismiss bid to take Brexit case to European court
E.ON's price rise would result in a 6.2% increase for electricity-only customers and 3.3% for gas-only customers
E.ON has announced an increase to its standard variable electricity and gas prices by an average of 4.8% for customers taking both fuels
@MichelBarnier says will need "a common commitment to human rights and confidence that the other party will respect them." A little extraordinary.Let's be clear: we're talking about the UK here. Confirms EU demands UK commit to stay inside ECHR
"This does not mean that we cannot work together on extradition. We are ready to build on the existing Council of Europe conventionfor instance, we could envisage streamlining the procedure, facilitating processes, introducing time-limits." says Barnier
: 4 pillars for internal security partnership: 1)effective exchange of info; 2) operational cooperation between law enforcement authorities; 3)judicial cooperation in criminal matters; 4) measures against money laundering and terrorist financing
- on the European arrest warrant: "The UK is not ready to accept free mov of people, the jurisdiction of the ECJ and the Charter of Fundamental Rights. This means that the U.K. cannot take part in the EAW."
"[Our proposal] reflects the guidance established by the 27 Heads of State and government and the resolution of the @Europarl_EN. It is ambitious while respecting the privileged relationship that we have created with our Schengen partners."
"After Brexit, it is clear that we will need to cooperate strongly with the UK in these areas. But, we will need to cooperate on a different basis. That is a challenge in itself."
"The UK has decided to leave the EUIt will be a third country outside Schengen and outside the EU's legal order. This is a fact. Facts have consequences."
UK can't guide strategic direction of EU internal security agencies. UK representatives will no longer take part in meetings of Eurojust and Europol boards, says @MichelBarnier
Government defeated in the House of Lords over "meaningful vote" amendment
EU says Brexit security deal contingent on UK membership of European Court of Human Rights
EU Brexit negotiator @MichelBarnier: As UK will not accept freedom of movement, Charter of Fundamental Rights and ECJ, UK cannot take part in the European Arrest Warrantbut UK and EU can work together on extradition
No quarter from @MichelBarnier on internal security post-Brexit cooperation. UK needs "more realism on what is possible and what is not." Need channels of info exchange but not U.K. "access to EU only and Schengen only databases."
I don't want to collapse May's government, pro-EU MP Grieve says