A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

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23/02/2018 Donald Tusk says British hopes for future ties are 'pure illusion' - video ,,

Theresa May’s reported agreement with her cabinet on a future trading relationship with the EU has been labelled 'pure illusion' by European council president Donald Tusk, as frustration with the UK erupted in Brussels. Reports that May’s inner cabinet had agreed on a policy of 'managed divergence' on Friday were met with incredulity by EU leaders.

UK's aspirations for post-Brexit trade deal an illusion, says Donald Tusk

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23/02/2018 Martin Rowson on the Chequers awayday – cartoon ,,Continue reading... www.theguardian.com Visit...
23/02/2018 Donald Tusk: UK Brexit position is ‘pure illusion’ ,,European Council president says EU27 would resist British attempts to cherry-pick benefits of single market. www.politico.eu Visit...
23/02/2018 UK's hopes for post-Brexit trade deal an illusion – Donald Tusk ,,

EU leaders left incredulous by reports of Theresa May’s strategy following Chequers meeting

Theresa May’s reported agreement with her cabinet on a future trading relationship with the EU has been criticised as based on “pure illusion” by the European council president, Donald Tusk, as frustration with the UK erupted in Brussels.

Reports that May’s inner cabinet had agreed on a policy of “managed divergence” during eight hours of talks at an awayday in Chequers were met with incredulity by EU leaders.

Tusk told reporters on Friday: “I am glad the UK government seems to be moving towards a more detailed position.

“However, if the media reports are correct, I am afraid the UK position today is based on pure illusion. It looks like the cake [and eat it] philosophy is still alive.

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23/02/2018 Iain McNicol stuns Labour by quitting as general secretary ,,Labour was thrown into chaos tonight as Iain McNicol dramatically quit as general secretary after more than six years in the role. www.politicshome.com Visit...
23/02/2018 Pressure grows on Theresa May as Tory rebels line up to back customs union bid ,,Pressure was growing on Theresa May tonight as Conservative MPs lined up to back a bid to keep the UK in a customs union with the EU after Brexit. www.politicshome.com Visit...
23/02/2018 May cannot lead on Brexit. Here’s Corbyn’s chance to seize the day | Jonathan Freedland ,,The Tory cabinet awayday produced only meaningless jargon. On Monday, the Labour leader must act like a prime minister

You’re not being fired. Heavens, no. You and the company are merely going through what we call an “ambitious managed divergence”. The torture Brexit inflicts on the English language escalates daily, the latest indignity being the euphemism coined after the tellingly named Brexit war cabinet had an eight-hour session among the whiteboards at Chequers on Thursday. “Ambitious managed divergence” was the agreed description for the planned future relationship between Britain and the EU, a phrase so blatantly designed to stitch together two clashing positions you could see the seams.

Related: Theresa May at risk of Commons defeat as Labour shifts on Brexit

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23/02/2018 Michael Gove in Twitter tussle with top EU official over green agenda ,,A top EU official today sparked a Twitter spat with Michael Gove after he bragged that the EU was “one step ahead of you” when it comes to banning single use plastics. www.politicshome.com Visit...
23/02/2018 Michael Gove denies EU is 'one step ahead' on plastic straw ban ,,

Minister in Twitter spat with Brussels after suggesting UK ban could be prevented by EU

Michael Gove has become embroiled in a Twitter row with the EU over his suggestion that Brussels could block the UK government from banning plastic straws.

The environment secretary and Frans Timmermans, a European commission vice-president, goaded each other on the social media platform over their rival claims to be the most advanced in clamping down on plastic waste.

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23/02/2018 The Good Friday agreement is under attack. Can we really risk ditching it? | Ian Jack ,,

How quickly Brexiteers seem to have forgotten the past. No one wants to see troops on the streets of Northern Ireland again

Many years ago, and mainly because of the way it looked, I bought a book called Handbook of the Ulster Question, which was published by the Stationery Office, Dublin, in 1923. It has a green cardboard binding and a front cover decorated in the Celtic revival style, which the Irish Free State also adopted for its postage stamps.

An empty wallet inside the back cover once contained maps. “Lacks maps,” says a pencilled note on the front endpaper next to its price (30p), though the text pages still have a few that fold out, including one of Ireland’s then extensive railway system, which has a dotted line crossing it in 19 places. The dotted line represents the border created by the partition of Ireland in 1921. Suddenly, we are in modern territory. The map shows how “the customs land frontier of the Six-County Area [of Ulster]” will interfere “with the normal traffic of the country” to poor effect.

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