‘Languages After Brexit’, edited by Michael Kelly

An assessment of linguistic challenges facing the UK and its monolingual majority

Ireland’s Brexit deal ‘not binding’ as Theresa May will insist ‘nothing is agreed until everything is agreed’

Theresa May is set to tell MPs that the preliminary Brexit agreement struck is actually dependent on any future deal on trade. With the Irish government hailing victory after an agreement on Friday (8 December) which ruled out a hard border and "alignment ...

Theresa May to tell Ireland ‘nothing is agreed’ on terms of Brexit as row over deal intensifies

Theresa May will insist that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed” on the terms of Brexit after the Irish government claimed that last week's preliminary deal is binding. The Prime Minister will say in the House of Commons on Monday that ...

Brexit: Theresa May #Claims new sense of optimism in talks

These are external links and will open in a new window Theresa May will tell MPs there is a new "sense of optimism" in the Brexit talks after her last-minute deal aimed at moving them to the next phase. She will say she expects EU leaders to agree to start ...

May hails new optimism in Brexit talks after deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will hail “a new sense of optimism” in Brexit talks on Monday, telling parliament Britain and the European Union should sign off on a deal at a summit this week “to move forwards together” to discuss ...

Theresa May’s Brexit Triumph May Prove Short-Lived

How quickly a political leader’s fortunes can change. On Thursday last week, Theresa May was widely derided in the British press as a disastrous prime minister, hopelessly lacking in basic political skills. How could she have gone to Brussels to close a ...

Border deal a statement of intent, says David Davis

Source: www.irishexaminer.com --- Sunday, December 10, 2017
Britain’s Brexit secretary has risked a war of words with the Government after stating the Brexit deal signed to much fanfare last week was “more a statement of intent than it was a legally enforceable thing”. His comments came after reports that some hardline Brexiteers in the UK had been assured by the British government that the term ‘full alignment’ was “meaningless”. Speaking to the BBC, Mr Davis moved to calm fears of hardline leavers who were alarmed by a section of the agreement with Brussels which said Britain would have “full alignment” with the EU on regulations and standards that impacted on Northern Ireland. Mr Davis insisted that the phrase had been changed from “non-divergence” which would have meant “cutting and pasting” rules from Brussels. He said full alignment meant reaching similar outcomes, stating: “We want to protect the peace process and we also want to protect Ireland from the impact of Brexit for them. “This was a statement of intent more than anything else. Much more a statement of intent than it was a legally enforceable thing.” Mr Davis’s stance is likely to raise eyebrows Ireland after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar described Britain’s commitments to ensure no return to a hard border as “politically bullet-proof” and “cast-iron”. Mr Davis insisted the UK would keep a “frictionless” border with the Republic even if there is no trade deal. He told the BBC that the chances of Britain leaving the EU without a ...

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