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Downing Street tells Brussels negotiators documents must not be shared with 27 states

Downing Street’s secrecy over its “underwhelming” Brexit proposals has caused a fresh rupture in the negotiations in Brussels.

The row centres on a demand that the EU’s negotiating team treat a long-awaited cache of documents outlining the UK’s latest ideas as “Her Majesty’s government property”.
Fresh Brexit talks row as UK asks EU to keep its proposals secret
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Heather Stewart is joined by Polly Toynbee, Ryan Shorthouse and Stewart Wood to discuss the latest on the supreme court prorogation hearing and Brexit negotiations, as well as party conference season

As the supreme court grapples with the question of whether Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament was justified or not, the EU is still grappling with prime minister’s mystifying position on Brexit.

Now it looks as though the EU’s patience has finally worn thin. On Tuesday, France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, and Finland’s prime minister, Antti Rinne, set a two-week deadline to table a plan for replacing the Irish backstop.
The EU takes back control – Politics Weekly podcast
#Brexit #LiberalDemocratconference2019 #Labourconference2019 #Conservativeconference2019 #EuropeanUnion #Politics #UKnews #Foreignpolicy #Europe
 
Michael O’Leary may benefit from fixed-price shares after 50.5% remuneration approval

Almost half of Ryanair shareholders have voted against a controversial new pay package for the chief executive, Michael O’Leary, that could result in the airline handing him a €100m (£89m) bonus within five years.

A wafer-thin majority, 50.5%, approved the remuneration report at Ryanair’s annual meeting in Dublin, which means O’Leary could land the extraordinary windfall despite widespread shareholder dissent.
Ryanair boss could get €100m bonus despite shareholder revolt
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Poland wants its citizens to leave the UK. It should support those who want to stay | Jakub Krupa
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/19/poland-citizens-return-uk-support-those-staying
#Poland #Brexit #Migration #EuropeanUnion #UKnews #Europe
 
Simon Byrne says his officers could be killed if they had to patrol border checkpoints

Northern Ireland’s chief constable has said his police officers could be killed if they had to patrol border checkpoints in the event of a hard Brexit.

Simon Byrne told the Guardian he opposed officers having to patrol checkpoints on a physical border between Northern Ireland and the Republic and said officers who were already under huge strain would be placed in danger policing any checkpoints.
Hard Brexit would put officers' lives at risk, says Northern Ireland police chief
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Arkady Rzegocki voices concerns over settled status application process

Poland’s ambassador to the UK has written to 800,000 Poles advising them to “seriously consider” returning home, and expressed concern about the application process for getting settled status in the UK after Brexit.

Arkady Rzegocki said that while the process was straightforward, he was a concerned. “Forty-two per cent of EU citizens who have had applied to achieve settled status have had problems. Many have received pre-settled status,” he said on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
Polish ambassador urges Poles to 'seriously consider' leaving UK
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Brexit: Juncker says risk of no deal 'palpable' as MEPs debate UK's departure from EU - live news
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/sep/18/brexit-latest-news-supreme-court-meps-debate-uks-departure-from-eu-live-news
#Politics #UKnews #Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Jean-ClaudeJuncker #UKsupremecourt #BorisJohnson #Law #Europe #Foreignpolicy
 
As further turmoil engulfs the UK parliament, even ardent Brexiteers seem to have no sense of direction (with apologies to Pieter Bruegel the Elder)
Andrzej Krauze on how the Brexit chaos looks from elsewhere in Europe - cartoon
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Prime minister makes a mockery of national leadership | Letters
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/17/prime-minister-makes-a-mockery-of-national-leadership
#BorisJohnson #Brexit #Luxembourg #EuropeanUnion #Foreignpolicy #Europe #Hulk #Film #Politics #UKnews
 
Brussels has been suffering from a London Syndrome since the initial shock of the EU referendum in 2016. Now, three years later, it is high time to move on

British politics in turmoil… again. Since 52% of the Brits voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016, British politics has been essentially a single-issue game. But so has European politics. This is why, irrespective of whether and when new British elections will be held, the EU should reject any possibility of further extending the 31 October Brexit deadline.

A new extension of another few months only makes sense if a clear and realistic solution is just a matter of time. However, more than three years after the referendum vote, the UK remains deeply divided, at both the mass and the elite level.

Cas Mudde is a Guardian US columnist and the Stanley Wade Shelton UGAF professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia
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Fears over Lib Dem revoke pledge | Letters
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/16/fears-over-lib-dem-revoke-pledge
#LiberalDemocrats #Politics #LiberalDemocratconference2019 #Brexit #UKnews #EuropeanUnion #Foreignpolicy #JoSwinson #Europe #Conservatives
 
Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel, spoke to the press alone after Boris Johnson did not appear at a planned press conference after Brexit talks between the two leaders. A group of protesters had threatened to disrupt Johnson’s remarks.

Bettel said Johnson’s talk of progress in Brexit discussions was unfounded, emphasising that the UK, not the EU, was to blame for the crisis
Luxembourg PM mocks Boris Johnson after PM skips press conference – video
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With a no-deal Brexit blocked for now and no general election in sight, is there any way out for Boris Johnson?

“The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets,” Boris Johnson said at the weekend.

On Monday Johnson flexed his muscles once more by telling Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European commission, that he will not be asking for an extension at the next EU summit, and won’t accept one if the EU offers it.
What options are left for Johnson? – Brexit Means podcast
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Boris Johnson 'cautious' at Brexit lunch with Jean-Claude Juncker – video
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2019/sep/16/boris-johnson-cautious-brexit-lunch-jean-claude-juncker-video
#BorisJohnson #Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Politics #UKnews
 
Chief whip says shared rules on animals and food could be a way to avoid hard Irish border

The Democratic Unionist party has for the first time signalled it is prepared to accept some EU rules after Brexit as long as the local Stormont assembly has a say.

The party’s chief whip said it was looking at regulatory alignment with the EU in the agri-food sector as a way of avoiding a hard border.
DUP appears to soften stance on accepting EU regulations after Brexit
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Business spending due to decline by 1.5% this year, fuelled by Brexit uncertainty

Brexit uncertainty and a global economic slowdown amid the US-China trade war has set Britain on course for the most prolonged slump in business investment in 17 years, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

Setting Britain on course for weaker economic growth in future, the lobby group said business spending in the UK was due to decline by 1.5% in 2019 and by 0.1% next year as companies put their investment plans on ice amid the global political turmoil.
Britain facing most prolonged investment slump in 17 years
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Delegates at annual conference agree to revoke article 50 if party wins election

The Liberal Democrats have overwhelmingly approved the party’s plan of going into an election with the promise to revoke Brexit without a referendum, despite warnings from delegates at their annual conference that it risked alienating some voters.

Under the plan, the Lib Dems would still support a second Brexit referendum with an option of remain, but going into an election would promise to revoke article 50 if the party wins an absolute majority – which is seen as highly unlikely.
Lib Dems pledge to revoke Brexit without referendum
#LiberalDemocrats #Politics #Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #UKnews
 
World News Bot - 2019-09-14 19:00:04 GMT
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Culture secretary says result of 2016 poll should be respected

Nicky Morgan has said she would vote to remain in the EU if there was to be a second referendum.

In an interview with BBC Breakfast, the culture secretary, who campaigned for remain in the run-up to the 2016 poll, said she would vote the same way again.
Nicky Morgan says she would vote to remain in EU in a second referendum
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