“I very often think about the British young people,” Macron said. “At some point in time, they thought Brexit, the referendum was not about them. They did not go and vote, most of them, many of them, but they woke up right after the Brexit vote. And the Europe of the future will be about climate choices, geostrategic choices, choosing an economic model and all of that will bear fruit in ten or twenty years, so it is your Europe that is being decided on today.” … [Read more...] about ‘I miss her,’ says Juncker as EU heads meet without Theresa May
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Mr Juncker, who has lately thwarted the Government's Brexit plans by insisting that Theresa May's withdrawal deal cannot be renegotiated, told Mr Cameron back then that 'I want to try and make this work', the latest extracts in The Times reveal. … [Read more...] about David Cameron admits he felt ‘naive’ after Michael Gove promised to ‘make one speech and that’s it’ about Brexit only to betray him and become a leading Vote Leave campaigner
Officials are keen to avoid a row on immigration months before the referendum on Britain's membership of the EU, and an EU source yesterday said this country could be given a special exemption allowing it to continue to apply the current rules and deport people, even if other countries agreed to revise the system. … [Read more...] about Turkey refugee deal ‘is ILLEGAL’: UN Human rights groups warn that collective expulsion of foreigners is banned under international law
It said it had put forward "a number of proposals" as alternatives to the Irish border backstop - the policy aimed at preventing the return of a hard border on the island of Ireland and a key sticking point in former PM Theresa May's Brexit deal. … [Read more...] about Brexit: UK has 12 days to set out plans – Finnish PM
Annoyance that more than three years after the UK referendum on EU membership, the country and parliament are still divided over what kind of Brexit - if any - to pursue. This means in EU eyes, they could perform any manner of contortions, make all sorts of compromises in a Brexit deal and still be unsure as to whether it would get through parliament.Resentment that EU leaders are often depicted as the villains of Brexit by high-profile UK politicians and journalists while they insist they never wanted Brexit and now that it's happening it's damaging for the EU itself. Brexit uncertainty is very costly for EU businesses and European governments are spending hundreds of millions on preparing for a possible no deal outcome. Exasperation that Boris Johnson insists on talking about great progress being made in negotiations with the EU, whereas Brussels insiders claim serious talks with the prime minister's main EU envoy David Frost only began on Friday and he has still not presented a … [Read more...] about Brexit: What does Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel’s scorn mean?