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Brexit: Boris Johnson says ‘no need’ for UK to follow EU rules on trade

Boris Johnson has set out his vision for a trade deal with the EU, saying there is “no need” for the UK to follow Brussels’ rules. The PM called for a Canada-style free trade deal, saying the UK would return to the Withdrawal Agreement if such a deal was not reached. But the EU’s Michel Barnier said its “ambitious” trade ...

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Barnier and Johnson clash over post-Brexit ties

The EU and Britain open hostilities in Brexit’s next bruising chapter on Monday, laying down red lines for a post-divorce future following the UK’s dramatic exit from the bloc. Europe’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier will formally announce his ideas for new ties in Brussels, with trade the most pressing issue, while Johnson will firmly make his case in a speech ...

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London knife attacker identified as Sudesh Amman

A man shot dead by police after he stabbed people in south London had been released from prison in January. Sudesh Amman, 20, was released about a week ago after serving half of his sentence of three years and four months for terror offences. He was under active police surveillance at the time of the attack on Streatham High Road, ...

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Brexit: Britain ‘will not be aligning with EU rules’ – Raab

Britain will “not be aligning with EU rules” in any post-Brexit trade deal, the foreign secretary has said. Dominic Raab argued agreeing to stick strongly with EU regulations would “defeat the point of Brexit”. But Irish PM Leo Varadkar said the UK needed to commit to a level playing field to get a free trade deal. Talks to negotiate a ...

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Streatham: Man shot dead by police after stabbings in London

A man has been shot dead by officers in a “terrorist-related” incident in south London, the Met Police have said. It is believed two people have been injured in stabbings on Streatham High Road. Gun shots were heard just after 14:00 GMT on Sunday. Police later said the scene had been “fully contained”. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted that his ...

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Britain leaves the European Union, leaps into the unknown

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu. With little fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the bloc. The U.K.’s departure became official at 11 p.m. (2300GMT), midnight in Brussels, where the EU is headquartered. Thousands of enthusiastic Brexit supporters gathered outside Britain’s Parliament ...

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Brexit turns sea crossing into journey through dimensions

People stand on a hill overlooking the first ferry to dock in the port of Dover, England, after the Britain left the European Union on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. With little fuss and not much fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the ...

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Brexit: UK leaves the European Union

The UK has officially left the European Union after 47 years of membership – and more than three years after it voted to do so in a referendum. The historic moment, which happened at 23:00 GMT, was marked by both celebrations and anti-Brexit protests. Candlelit vigils were held in Scotland, which voted to stay in the EU, while Brexiteers partied ...

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Brexit: UK to quit EU at 23:00 GMT, as PM promises ‘new dawn’

  The UK will leave the EU at 23:00 GMT, ending 47 years of membership. In a video message to be released an hour earlier, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call Brexit – which follows more than three years of political wrangling – a “new dawn”. A series of events including marches, celebrations and candlelit vigils will be held by ...

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UK prepares to leave European Union today

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hail the “dawn of a new era” on Friday, as the UK prepares to leave the European Union after 47 years, reports BBC. In a speech to be shown at 22:00 GMT – an hour before the official departure time – he will say Brexit is “not an end but a beginning”. He will ...

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