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UK government funds Matthew Herbert's Brexit Big Band

Image caption Matthew Herbert destroyed some instruments on BBC Radio 3’s Between the Ears A musician who wants to tour Europe to heal the “huge divisions” caused by Brexit has been given a grant by the UK Department for International Trade. Matthew Herbert said he wanted to correct the impression …

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Brexit: Electoral Commission reopens probe into Vote Leave

Image caption Darren Grimes ran a pro-Brexit campaign for young people The Electoral Commission has reopened an investigation into Vote Leave’s EU referendum spending. The campaign paid £625,000 to clear bills allegedly run up by university student Darren Grimes with a digital agency days ahead of last June’s vote. A …

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Paris and Amsterdam to host key EU agencies post-Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images   Paris has won a battle to host the European Banking Authority (EBA), which will relocate from London after the UK leaves the European Union. The French capital’s victory follows a win earlier for Amsterdam, which will host the London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA). Paris was …

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Theresa May’s policy board chief George Freeman stands down

Image copyright PA   Theresa May’s policy chief is standing down to concentrate on boosting the Conservative Party’s campaigning strength and appeal to younger voters. George Freeman said the party needed to change after its “ill-conceived” general election campaign. He warned the PM during the campaign that they risked becoming …

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‘It’ll cost a lot’

Image copyright Getty Images  Image caption Dark clouds ahead? Imposition of barriers on trade with the UK could hit the Dutch economy The Netherlands could be one of the hardest-hit EU countries if the UK leaves the bloc without an agreement. The Dutch government is expected to unveil plans this …

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Brexit: Ministers see off EU Withdrawal Bill challenges

Image copyright PA  Image caption MPs took part in Prime Minister’s Questions before embarking on a second day of debate The second day of debate in the Commons over the EU Withdrawal Bill has ended with the government winning every vote. Amendments had been put forward by Labour regarding issues …

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Theresa May hopes MPs can ‘come together’ on Brexit

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMay: It’s right there is lively debate on Brexit bill Theresa May says she hopes Parliament can “come together” despite MPs’ differences over Brexit strategy. Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, she said the government was “listening carefully” to those who were trying …

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London and Harare

Image copyright PA  Image caption Tony Blair pulled out of talks to fund Robert Mugabe’s controversial land reforms in 1997 Britain’s relationship with Zimbabwe has always been complex. A former imperial power can feel torn between a responsibility towards its ex-colony and a reluctance to interfere in what is now …

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