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presstv-brexit minister backpedals on benefits promise

Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Secretary), David Davis, has backtracked on his claim that a Brexit deal can deliver the “exact same benefits” as EU membership, now acknowledging it was little more than an ambition.Davis said Thursday that what the UK achieves in the Brexit talks will be a matter for negotiations with the EU.Asked about the “exact same benefits” phrase on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, Davis said: “I make no apology for being ambitious about what we’re trying to do.”“The classical approach for a politician during a negotiation is to reduce expectations…that’s what people think is the ‘sophisticated’ way,” he added.Davis also said insisted the UK Prime Minster Theresa May’s linking of security cooperation to Brexit talks was not a threat to

presstv-uk prime minister triggers brexit process

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has triggered the formal, two-year process of withdrawing Britain from the European Union (EU), likely to be the most complex negotiations London has held since World War Two.The process of Britain’s exit from the EU, popularly known as Brexit, was announced by the prime ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">ministeront> on Wednesday at the UK Parliament, after more than 40 years of membership in the bloc.(To be continued)

presstv-brexit or ukexit ?

Concerns about Brexit effects on northern Ireland peace are intensifying.As the only part of the UK to share a land border with another EU member state, the argument and debate over Brexit are not just playing out differently in Northern Ireland but are unique to this region.

presstv-uk to revoke permanent residency for eu citizens

The government of British Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to revoke the right of European nationals to stay permanently in the UK after initiating the country’s withdrawal from the European Union, according to an official.Once May triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty in mid- March to begin the Brexit process, EU citizens would not have the right to live in the country, according to British media.The newly arrived migrants are expected to undergo a regime of post-Brexit restrictions instead, which involves a new visa process as well as limited access to benefits.Read MoreA government source told The Daily Telegraph that the decision was necessary because otherwise “half of Romania and Bulgaria” might come to Britain before Brexit.“We have had some suggestion that the European Commi

presstv-uk pm to trigger brexit despite house of lords defeat

Camilia ShambayatiPress TV, LondonThe UK’s House of Lords has defied Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans. The lawmakers say May can only trigger divorce talks if she promises to protect the rights of EU citizens living in Britain. But now the premier says she is determined to overturn the defeat in Parliament next week. Camilia Shambayati reports from London

presstv-corbyn warns may over brexit process

UK’s opposition Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn has warned Brexit will go down in history as a "national failure" if Prime Minister Theresa May fails to protect jobs and living standards in the UK.Corbyn made the comments on Wednesday, hours after May formally triggered the formal, two-year process of withdrawing Britain from the EU."The British people made the decision to leave the European Union and Labour respects that decision. Britain is going to change as a result. The question is how," Corbyn said.He warned that Brexit should not come at the expense of job opportunities, the standard of living and the economy as a whole."The Conservatives want to use Brexit to turn our country into a low-wage tax haven. Labour is determined to ensure we can rebuild and transform Britain, so no one

presstv-‘uk parliament should respect people’s will’

The UK parliament should support the people’s will to take the country out of the European Union, an analyst in London says, raising the alarm over a growing division between the lawmakers over Brexit.Clive Hambidge, director of Human Development and Facilitate Global, made the remarks while discussing UK Brexit Minister David Davis’ criticism of the MPs who sought more power to reject Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan.“Please don't tie the prime ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">ministeront>’s hands in the process of doing that for things which we expect to attain anyway,” Davis told BBC on Sunday, warning that such measures prompt concerns that Parliament intends to reverse last June' referendum to leave the bloc.“What we can't have is either House of parliament reversing the decision of the British people,” he added.

presstv-uk welfare cuts will increase child poverty: report

The UK government’s plan to cut welfare benefits and implement tax reform is likely to push more children into “absolute poverty” over the next five years, reversing recent improvements, a British think tank has warned.The proportion of children living in poverty is likely to rise to around 30 percent by 2022, a 3 percent rise from 2015, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said Thursday.The IFS projects that the number of children in poverty will rise by 900,000 to 5.1 million by 2022."Tax and benefit changes planned for this parliament explain all of the projected increase in absolute child poverty between 2014–15 and 2021–22," IFS researcher Andrew Hood said.The IFS defines poverty as a family earning less than 60 percent of median income after housing costs, approximately 288 pounds

presstv-brexit plans signal scottish independence push

Amina TaylorPress TV, LondonBritish Prime Minister Theresa May is within days of triggering Article 50, the mechanism by which the UK will begin the formal process of leaving the EU. This comes on the same day Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced her administration will be seeking a second referendum on Scottish independence.Amina Taylor reports.

presstv-‘uk parliament should respect people’s will’

The UK parliament should support the people’s will to take the country out of the European Union, an analyst in London says, raising the alarm over a growing division between the lawmakers over Brexit.Clive Hambidge, director of Human Development and Facilitate Global, made the remarks while discussing UK Brexit Minister David Davis’ criticism of the MPs who sought more power to reject Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan.“Please don't tie the prime ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">ministeront>’s hands in the process of doing that for things which we expect to attain anyway,” Davis told BBC on Sunday, warning that such measures prompt concerns that Parliament intends to reverse last June' referendum to leave the bloc.“What we can't have is either House of parliament reversing the decision of the British people,” he added.

presstv-uk parl. must not veto eu exit: brexit minister

Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davis says the UK Parliament must not have the power to veto the country’s referendum to withdraw from the EU.Speaking to BBC on Sunday, Davis blasted lawmakers’ plans to change the government’s proposed bill to begin Brexit in a way that gives them more power to reject the final terms of the split.“Please don't tie the Prime Minister [Theresa May]'s hands in the process of doing that for things which we expect to attain anyway,” he said, warning that such measures prompt concerns that Parliament intends to reverse last June' referendum to leave the bloc.“What we can't have is either House of parliament reversing the decision of the British people,” he added.On Wednesday, The House of Lords voted 358 to 256

presstv-uk parl. must not veto eu exit: brexit minister

Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davissays the UK Parliament must not have the power to veto the country’s referendum to withdraw from the EU.Speaking to BBC on Sunday, Davis blasted lawmakers’ plans to change the government’s proposed bill to begin Brexit in a way that gives them more power to reject the final terms of the split.“Please don't tie the Prime Minister [Theresa May]'s hands in the process of doing that for things which we expect to attain anyway,” he said, warning that such measures prompt concerns that Parliament intends to reverse last June' referendum to leave the bloc.“What we can't have is either House of parliament reversing the decision of the British people,” he added.On Wednesday, The House of Lords voted 358 to 256

presstv-brexit without eu deal to cause 'economic shock'

A leaked British Treasury report has warned of “serious consequences” if the UK abandons the European Union without a trade deal.The report, seen by The Independent, criticizes Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans for sticking to World Trade Organization (WTO) tariffs as an alternative to a comprehensive trade deal, stating it will cause a "major economic shock.”The study warns that a hard Brexit will have the most negative long-term impact on the British economy, emphasizing that the result would be catastrophic for companies, jobs and food prices.The document also warns that the WTO option would mean “new taxes on British trade,”  indicating the UK’s privileged access to these markets would be “terminated” and that it “would take years” to strike new trade deals.The report’s tone is deemed

presstv-may could trigger brexit process by tuesday

UK Prime Minister Theresa May could begin the formal process for exiting the European Union by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty as early as Tuesday, according to officials in London and Brussels.May had pledged to trigger Article 50 by the end of March, which leaves less than three weeks to begin the Brexit process.One UK government official involved in Brexit discussions said the process could begin on Tuesday when May is due to address the House of Commons in Parliament, but would certainly start by the end of the week.  The EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill is set to be debated by lawmakers in the Commons on Monday, when they will decide whether to accept two amendments added to the bill by the House of Lords.One of the amendments added by the House of Lords would force Dow

presstv-'reckless brexit could trigger domino effect in eu'

Within days, British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to fire the starting pistol for withdrawing from the European Union, hence putting an end to almost two years of complex negotiations. Apart from a host of international and domestic challenges Britain is facing over the Brexit process, the government has now to deal with Scotland’s new bid for an independence referendum. Press TV has spoken to Paolo Raffone, the secretary general of CIPI Foundation, and Shabbir Razvi, an economic scientist, about the challenges Britain and other EU member states may face as a result of Brexit.Paolo Raffone maintains that the failure of Britain and the European Union to work out a clear path to Brexit has raised concerns about an uncertain future and caused dissatisfaction among Europeans, Scottis

presstv-may to trigger brexit process on march 29

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger the process of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union on March 29, launching the two year exit negotiations likely to be the most complex London has held since World War Two.Britain's ambassador to the EU, Tim Barrow, informed European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday about the date when the UK intends to invoke Article 50 of the EU Treaty, the mechanism for starting the Brexit process.The United Kingdom held a referendum last June in which Britons voted by a 52-48 percent margin to leave the EU, the first member state ever to do so.Brexit Minister David Davis said the withdrawal process will take Britain to "the threshold of the most important negotiation for this country for a generation."Read More:"The government is clear in its ai

presstv-france says brexit lifted ‘taboo’ on a united eu

Ramin MazaheriPress TV, ParisThe official start of Brexit is what France has long opposed, but is now forced to accept. The two nations will soon be competitors, instead of partners, but many in Paris wonder if Britain’s departure is only the beginning of a disunited Europe.

presstv-hammond delivers cautious pre-brexit budget

Amina TaylorPress TV, LondonBritain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has outlined the nation’s fiscal position for the coming year. The budget has been seen as a ‘cautious attempt’ to manage expectations and the nation’s purse strings. The opposition Labour Party accuses Hammond of ‘complacency’ whilst Brexit campaigners say the government has yet to provide a transparent economic post-Brexit plan.

brexit and the battle for democracy | for europe, against the eu | video

The Brexit vote was a blow for democracy, for the people against the establishment. But the backlash against it, from lords to lawyers to MPs to CEOs, proved the fight is only just beginning. In this 20-minute film, Paul Embery, Harsimrat Kaur, Tom Slater, Gisela Stuart and Bruno Waterfield relive the Glorious Referendum, reflect on the history of the struggle for suffrage, and discuss how we can make good on the democratic promise of 23 June. Watch and share!

presstv-‘uk ignoring brexit impacts on poor nations’

The UK government is ignoring the impacts of its withdrawal from the European Union on the poor countries that rely on it to create jobs and fight poverty, a new report has warned.Malawi and Bangladesh are two of the least developed nations that are bound to lose at least £323 million each year if the UK does not guarantee the existing trade terms with them before Brexit, the independent Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London said in a report.Titled Post-Brexit Trade Policy and Development, the report warned that although the UK was trying to seize every opportunity and deal with challenges posed by Brexit, it has shown little consideration for the moral duty it has to avoid harming people living in developing countries.“In this sense, the UK may have a responsibility to secure the

australia hints at developing close ties with ireland post-brexit

Irish Sun Saturday 25th February, 2017• Bishop said that Ireland will become key gateway to the EU after Brexit• She said Ireland is "superbly" positioned to bring in more Australian businesses and exploit Brexit• She added this was a great time for Australia and Ireland to explore how to further tiesDUBLIN, Ireland - In what came as positive news for Ireland from down under, the Australian Foreign Minister is said to have hinted at a fruitful period for better mutual relations between the two countries.  Addressing the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce, Julie Bishop said that post-Brexit, Ireland will take U.K.’s place as the key gateway to the EU. The ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">ministeront> further added that she believed Ireland was "superbly" positioned to exploit Brexit and bring in more Australian businesses.Bi

presstv-sturgeon, may hold ‘businesslike’ talks

Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon holds a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of Britain’s exit from the European Union.There were no immediate comments from May on Monday but the Scottish leader described the meeting in Glasgow as "cordial and businesslike."Sturgeon has been making efforts to bring about a second referendum for Scotland after the first one failed to lead to the country’s independence.She told the state-funded BBC that she was expecting the British premier to “offer” something."I had been under the impression ... that she was coming to offer something in the way of more powers (for Scotland)," she said. "It turned out that wasn't the case."The talks were held as Scotland'd assembly was preparing to resume a debate on independence May has promised to

presstv-sturgeon, may hold ‘businesslike’ talks

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon holds a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of Britain’s exit from the European Union.There were no immediate comments from May on Monday but the Scottish leader described the meeting in Glasgow as "cordial and businesslike."Sturgeon has been making efforts to bring about a second referendum for Scotland after the first one failed to lead to the country’s independence.She told the state-funded BBC that she was expecting the British premier to “offer” something."I had been under the impression ... that she was coming to offer something in the way of more powers (for Scotland)," she said. "It turned out that wasn't the case."The talks were held as Scotland'd assembly was preparing to resume a debate on independence May has promised to

uk government bonds rally as theresa may initiates brexit process

British government bonds rallied to their highest in almost a month after Prime Minister Theresa May formally started Brexit.

presstv-british pm set to trigger brexit process

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger the process of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union (EU) on Wednesday, launching the two year exit negotiations likely to be the most complex London has held since World War Two.Speaking on Tuesday, a day before London intends to invoke Article 50 of the EU Treaty, the mechanism for starting the Brexit process, May said Britain is facing "one of the most significant moments" in its recent history.She said her goal was a special partnership with the EU after Brexit, but added that a "global Britain" could establish new alliances outside the union.Talking to reporters at the Qatar-UK Business and Investment Forum in Birmingham, where the Persian Gulf emirate announced £5 billion of more investment in Britain, May said this was "one of the mo

presstv-may hails 'defining moment' as uk leaves eu

British Prime Minister Theresa May has hailed the UK Parliament’s vote giving her the green light to formally begin the Brexit process, saying the country faces a “defining moment” as it leaves the European Union."I will return to this house before the end of this month to notify when I have formally triggered Article 50 and begun the process through which the United Kingdom will leave the European Union," she told parliament in an address on Tuesday.The prime ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">ministeront> told MPs that her timetable for invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty by the end of March was on track."This will be a defining moment for our whole country as we begin to forge the new relationship with Europe and a new role for ourselves in the world," she said.May's address to parliament on last week's European Council

presstv-debate: brexit challenges

Debate: Brexit talks In this episode of The Debate, Press TV has conducted an interview with Paolo Raffone, the secretary general of CIPI Foundation from Brussels, and Shabbir Razvi, an economic scientist from London, to discuss the challenges Britain and other EU members may face as a result of the country's exit from the European Union.

triggering article 50 'politically and constitutionally reckless': sturgeon

Denying Scotland a second independence vote before Brexit negotiations are over would be "democratically indefensible", First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says. Britain's triggering of Article 50 was "politically and constitutionally reckless" and denying Scots a second independence referendum before negotiations are over would be "democratically indefensible", Nicola Sturgeon says.Scotland's first ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">ministeront> warned on Thursday that Brexit "threatens to be an act of self-harm on a scale barely understood" after Prime Minister Theresa May formally notified the European Union of Britain's intention to leave.Writing in The Guardian, Sturgeon said the PM's proclamation in her letter the vote to leave was to "restore, as we see it, our national self-determination" meant the SNP has a "cast-iron democ

triggering article 50 'politically and constitutionally reckless': sturgeon

Denying Scotland a second independence vote before Brexit negotiations are over would be "democratically indefensible", First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says. Britain's triggering of Article 50 was "politically and constitutionally reckless" and denying Scots a second independence referendum before negotiations are over would be "democratically indefensible", Nicola Sturgeon says.Scotland's first ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">ministeront> warned on Thursday that Brexit "threatens to be an act of self-harm on a scale barely understood" after Prime Minister Theresa May formally notified the European Union of Britain's intention to leave.Writing in The Guardian, Sturgeon said the PM's proclamation in her letter the vote to leave was to "restore, as we see it, our national self-determination" meant the SNP has a "cast-iron democ

presstv-‘britain facing constitutional clash over brexit’

A group of British legislators has accused Prime Minister Theresa May of endangering Britain’s national interests by not preparing for the real prospect that two years of Brexit talks could end in deadlock. Meanwhile, a leaked British Treasury report has warned of serious consequences if the UK abandons the European Union without a trade deal.“A great constitutional clash is taking place,” because the House of Commons and the House of Lords “are using any device that they can to try to overthrow what was clearly expressed will of the British people in a referendum to go for Brexit,” Rodney Shakespeare, a professor of economics from London, told Press TV on Sunday.The House of Lords wants to make sure that after a parliament vote, they would be able to take a vote on the whole Brexit decisi

eu against hard border between belfast, dublin

DUBLIN, Ireland - In what came as positive news for Ireland from down under, the Australian Foreign Minister is said to have hinted at a fruitful period for better mutual relations between the two countries.  Addressing the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce, Julie Bishop said that post-Brexit, Ireland will take U.K.’s place as the key gateway to the EU. The ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">ministeront> further added that she believed Ireland was "superbly" positioned to exploit Brexit and bring in more Australian businesses.Bishop said, “I see this as the dawn of a new era. I see this as a great opportunity for Australia and Ireland to explore how we take advantage of what's occurred.”Bishop reportedly arrived in Dublin after completing visits to Washington and London. In the Irish capital, she met Foreign Affairs Minister

kenny says he will deal with leadership issue after u.s. visit

DUBLIN, Ireland - In what came as positive news for Ireland from down under, the Australian Foreign Minister is said to have hinted at a fruitful period for better mutual relations between the two countries.  Addressing the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce, Julie Bishop said that post-Brexit, Ireland will take U.K.’s place as the key gateway to the EU. The ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">ministeront> further added that she believed Ireland was "superbly" positioned to exploit Brexit and bring in more Australian businesses.Bishop said, “I see this as the dawn of a new era. I see this as a great opportunity for Australia and Ireland to explore how we take advantage of what's occurred.”Bishop reportedly arrived in Dublin after completing visits to Washington and London. In the Irish capital, she met Foreign Affairs Minister

tesco strike called off to facilitate talks

DUBLIN, Ireland - In what came as positive news for Ireland from down under, the Australian Foreign Minister is said to have hinted at a fruitful period for better mutual relations between the two countries.  Addressing the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce, Julie Bishop said that post-Brexit, Ireland will take U.K.’s place as the key gateway to the EU. The ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">ministeront> further added that she believed Ireland was "superbly" positioned to exploit Brexit and bring in more Australian businesses.Bishop said, “I see this as the dawn of a new era. I see this as a great opportunity for Australia and Ireland to explore how we take advantage of what's occurred.”Bishop reportedly arrived in Dublin after completing visits to Washington and London. In the Irish capital, she met Foreign Affairs Minister

daily mail's 'legs-it' headline fuels outrage

Backlash from Daily Mail's coverage of Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May's Brexit meeting has resulted in a social media storm. The UK newspaper Daily Mail has come under fire for a front page headline on the Brexit discussions between UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The headline read 'Never mind Brexit, who won legs-it!' alongside a photograph of both leaders seated and wearing skirts.The front page has been labeled "sexist" and "demeaning" on social media, and inspired alternative versions of the headline.The same image of Prime Minister May and First Minister Sturgeon was used on the front page of the Scottish edition of the Daily Mail with a different headline.The Daily Mail hasn't responded to the backlash.READ MORESturgeon frustrated with Ma

ireland captain rory best calls on the spirit of chicago

DUBLIN, Ireland - In what came as positive news for Ireland from down under, the Australian Foreign Minister is said to have hinted at a fruitful period for better mutual relations between the two countries.  Addressing the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce, Julie Bishop said that post-Brexit, Ireland will take U.K.’s place as the key gateway to the EU. The ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">ministeront> further added that she believed Ireland was "superbly" positioned to exploit Brexit and bring in more Australian businesses.Bishop said, “I see this as the dawn of a new era. I see this as a great opportunity for Australia and Ireland to explore how we take advantage of what's occurred.”Bishop reportedly arrived in Dublin after completing visits to Washington and London. In the Irish capital, she met Foreign Affairs Minister

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