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Shadow Brexit Minister Starmer: 'Theresa May Engages in Doublespeak on Brexit'

Shadow Brexit Minister Starmer: 'Theresa May Engages in Doublespeak on Brexit'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 17, 2017

On the issue of Brexit, the Labour Party finds itself in an advantageous position as Prime Minister Theresa May's government struggles to find unity. In an interview, Keir Starmer, Brexit minister in the shadow cabinet, speaks of the possibility that Brexit talks might fail as well as his pity for the prime minister. Interview Conducted by Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

'Neither a Plan A or a Plan B': What Strategy is London Pursuing with Brexit Talks?

'Neither a Plan A or a Plan B': What Strategy is London Pursuing with Brexit Talks?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 28, 2017

For weeks, the Brits and the Europeans have been talking at cross purposes in the Brexit negotiations. Prime Minister Theresa May gave a major speech in Florence last week, but the mistrust is still deep. By Peter Müller and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]


Borderline Insanity: What Does Brexit Mean for Northern Ireland?

Borderline Insanity: What Does Brexit Mean for Northern Ireland?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 24, 2017

For almost 20 years, Northern Ireland has largely been at peace. Brexit now threatens to tear the scabs off of old wounds. London recently presented a plan for the country, but it is vague and lacks detail. By Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

Stumbling to the Starting Line: Brexit Talks Set to Begin amid Chaos in London

Stumbling to the Starting Line: Brexit Talks Set to Begin amid Chaos in London

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 16, 2017

Britain's crippled Prime Minister Theresa May is stumbling into Brexit negotiations, which are set to finally begin next week. She is doing all she can to cling to power, but recent elections mean it isn't even clear what kind of Brexit Britain wants. By Peter Müller and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]


Brexit Is Dead: A Wave of Anger Crashes over Britain

Brexit Is Dead: A Wave of Anger Crashes over Britain

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 15, 2017

Europe used to have a fearful respect of the Tories. But those days have long since passed. Now, the weakened party may have accidentally killed off Brexit -- a pet project that most party leaders didn't want in the first place. An Editorial by Thomas Hüetlin more... Comment ]

Interview with Jean-Claude Juncker: Europeans 'Must Learn World Affairs'

Interview with Jean-Claude Juncker: Europeans 'Must Learn World Affairs'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 09, 2017

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, 62, discusses the EU's growing self-confidence, its differences with President Trump and Brexit negotiations in the wake of an unclear election outcome in Britain. Interview Conducted by Peter Müller and Dirk Kurbjuweit in Brussels more...


Leaving Room for Second Thoughts: Experts Believe Exit from Brexit Would Be Legally Possible

Leaving Room for Second Thoughts: Experts Believe Exit from Brexit Would Be Legally Possible

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 05, 2017

Could the British government pull its Article 50 notification and halt the Brexit process in order to buy more time for negotiations? Legal experts believe that could be possible. The European Parliament has now applied stipulations to ensure that cannot happen. By Markus Becker in Brussels more... Comment ]

A Rock and a Hard Place: Gibraltar Erupts as Early Brexit Issue

A Rock and a Hard Place: Gibraltar Erupts as Early Brexit Issue

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 03, 2017

In an escalation over the battle for Gibraltar's future, British politicians hinted over the weekend they would go to war to protect the enclave's sovereignty if push came to shove. What's behind the spat? By Markus Becker in Brussels more... Comment ]


Negotiation Fantasies: Hopes and Delusions from Brexitasia

Negotiation Fantasies: Hopes and Delusions from Brexitasia

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 30, 2017

The EU isn't setting out to punish Britain for leaving the bloc. But it is almost certain that the ultimate deal will be portrayed as such by Brexiteers. The reason is the completely unrealistic expectations harbored by the British. A Commentary by Markus Becker more... Comment ]

A Wounded Metropolis: London in the Age of Terror and Brexit

A Wounded Metropolis: London in the Age of Terror and Brexit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 24, 2017

London is the epicenter of globalization, a glut of money and creativity -- and the antithesis of Brexit parochialism. It is also the best city in the world. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Two Years of Uncertainty: Europe Prepares for Tough Brexit Negotiations

Two Years of Uncertainty: Europe Prepares for Tough Brexit Negotiations

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 24, 2017

The official divorce proceedings between Britain and the European Union are expected to begin on Wednesday, when Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Article 50. So far, the UK and the EU haven't even agreed on the first issues they intend to negotiate. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]