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Opinion: Brexit Into Trumpland

By Philippe Legrain, former economic adviser to the president of the European Commission and visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics

By Philippe Legrain, former economic adviser to the president of the European Commission and visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics

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EU leaders respond to UK PM's Brexit speech

Two high-ranking EU officials have responded cautiously to Theresa May's speech in which she confirmed that the UK would leave the single market.

Two high-ranking EU officials have responded cautiously to Theresa May's speech in which she confirmed that the UK would leave the single market.

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UK won't be allowed to "cherry pick" EU benefits

British Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of wanting to “cherry pick” European Union benefits in her speech setting out her Brexit priorities.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of wanting to “cherry pick” European Union benefits in her speech setting out her Brexit priorities.

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Theresa May outlines UK Brexit plans in long-awaited speech

The UK Prime Minister says that a Brexit deal will have to pass a parliamentary vote but that Britain will leave the single market.

The UK Prime Minister says that a Brexit deal will have to pass a parliamentary vote but that Britain will leave the single market.

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Brexit linked weaker pound boosts UK inflation to 1.6%

Inflation in Britain rose strongly in December as the Brexit vote caused the pound to weaken pushing up the cost of imported raw materials.

Inflation in Britain rose strongly in December as the Brexit vote caused the pound to weaken pushing up the cost of imported raw materials.

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No soft Brexit for the UK

The UK is to leave the single market when it exits the European Union says Prime Minister Theresa May, confirming that a "hard Brexit" is on the cards.

The UK is to leave the single market when it exits the European Union says Prime Minister Theresa May, confirming that a "hard Brexit" is on the cards.

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Brexit - a sneak preview of what May will say

The UK prime minister is giving a hotly-anticipated speech in London to set out 12 priorities for the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

The UK prime minister is giving a hotly-anticipated speech in London to set out 12 priorities for the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

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Brexit: May reveals her plan

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will give more concrete details about her plans for the country’s exit from the European Union in a hotly-anticipated speech on Tuesday.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will give more concrete details about her plans for the country’s exit from the European Union in a hotly-anticipated speech on Tuesday.

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Brexit: EU nationals 'should be allowed to stay in UK'

A think tank report urging the UK to guarantee unilaterally the rights of EU citizens living in Britain has attracted support - but has not changed the government's mind.

A think tank report urging the UK to guarantee unilaterally the rights of EU citizens living in Britain has attracted support - but has not changed the government's mind.

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US-UK relations : May playing second fiddle to Farage?

UK PM to visit US in a bid to develop ties with the Trump administration after the President-elect suggested making Farage an Ambassador

UK PM to visit US in a bid to develop ties with the Trump administration after the President-elect suggested making Farage an Ambassador

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European leaders hold final meeting with Obama in Berlin

The outgoing US president met leaders from major EU countries amid concern over future transatlantic ties under Donald Trump.

The outgoing US president met leaders from major EU countries amid concern over future transatlantic ties under Donald Trump.

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British government has no Brexit plan, leaked memo claims

Britain has no overall Brexit plan and a blueprint for leaving the EU might not be agreed for six months, a leaked memo suggests.

Britain has no overall Brexit plan and a blueprint for leaving the EU might not be agreed for six months, a leaked memo suggests.

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Court ruling will not delay Britain's Brexit timetable

A court decision demanding that MPs have more say over Britain’s exit from the European Union will make no difference to the government’s timetable to quit the bloc, British Foreign Secretary Boris Jo

A court decision demanding that MPs have more say over Britain’s exit from the European Union will make no difference to the government’s timetable to quit the bloc, British Foreign Secretary Boris Jo

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Brexit battle: What next in the messy divorce proceedings?

UK prime minister Theresa May has told EU leaders that she is confident a court ruling – which threatens to delay Britain’s exit from the bloc – will be…

UK prime minister Theresa May has told EU leaders that she is confident a court ruling – which threatens to delay Britain’s exit from the bloc – will be…

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The day the Brexit hit the fan

A court ruling in London has thrown Theresa May's plans for Brexit into disarray - by saying parliament must approve the move to trigger Article 50.

A court ruling in London has thrown Theresa May's plans for Brexit into disarray - by saying parliament must approve the move to trigger Article 50.

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Colombia and Britain vow to strengthen trade ties

Britain and Colombia have vowed to boost trade on the second day of President Juan Manuel Santo’s state visit to the UK.

Britain and Colombia have vowed to boost trade on the second day of President Juan Manuel Santo’s state visit to the UK.

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Moody's warns of credit rating risks over Brexit terms

Ratings agency Moody's has said Britain's credit rating risks being downgraded depending on the trade deal it negotiates with the European Union.

Ratings agency Moody's has said Britain's credit rating risks being downgraded depending on the trade deal it negotiates with the European Union.

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Bank of England governor Mark Carney to stay until June 2019

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is to stay in that job until the end of June 2019 to help smooth Britain's departure from the European Union.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is to stay in that job until the end of June 2019 to help smooth Britain's departure from the European Union.