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May’s scaremongering deters foreign students, says Melvyn Bragg | UK news

The broadcaster and author Melvyn Bragg has attacked Theresa May’s “mule-headed and mendacious” policy of counting foreign students in the government’s immigration statistics, claiming international students are now “rejecting us in droves”. The Labour peer, who recently retired after 17 years as chancellor of Leeds University, said: “Not only Indian but Chinese students now feel unwelcome here.” In a letter ...

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EU’s Michel Barnier Signals Slow Progress Over Brexit Talks

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator has signalled the UK needs to take talks over exiting the bloc more “seriously” in a sign discussions may hit a wall. Michel Barnier said on Monday he was worried that time was passing without progress on the terms for Britain’s departure, a sign the UK’s recent position papers on its preferred terms of ...

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Michel Barnier ‘concerned’ about Brexit talks progress | Politics

The EU’s chief negotiator on Britain’s exit from the bloc is “concerned” about the progress of talks, as senior sources dismissed reports of a Brexit climbdown led by France. Michel Barnier urged the UK to start “negotiating seriously” as the third round of talks with the UK’s Brexit secretary, David Davis, began in Brussels on Monday. “To be honest, I ...

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Britain lashes out at ‘ill-judged’ Barnier after he scolds UK for Brexit ‘ambiguity’

Last week senior EU officials accused  the UK of “magical thinking over Brexit” and of attempting to use the Northern Irish Peace Process as a “bargaining chip” in the talks. The comments drew a furious response from Britain, which accused the EU of failing to understand the “human cost” of the hard-won peace process. Negotiators will also discuss EU citizens’ ...

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Barnier warns UK to start negotiating Brexit ‘seriously’

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has warned the UK to start negotiating “seriously”, calling on the British government to set out its position on paying an exit bill before discussing any future post-Brexit relationship. At the start of the third round of formal Brexit talks in Brussels today, Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s chief negotiator, said he was “concerned” over ...

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U.K.’s Plea for Brexit Compromise Snubbed as EU Says Time Scarce

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, accused the U.K. of not “negotiating seriously” over its withdrawal from the bloc and called on the British government to remove ambiguity about its stance. As Barnier and Brexit Secretary David Davis opened the third round of talks on the U.K.’s exit from the European Union in Brussels on Monday, Barnier expressed ...

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EU calls for UK’s positions on all ‘separation issues’

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator has issued a blunt warning to the UK that there must be progress on the so-called “separation” issues before the negotiations can move towards the future trade relationship. Speaking next to Britain’s Brexit Secretary David Davis at the start of the third series of talks, Michel Barnier said: “To be honest, I am concerned. ...

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UK and EU adopt rival tactics as Brexit talks resume in Brussels

The latest round of Brexit talks between the British Government and the European Commission gets underway in Brussels Monday afternoon, though expectations for meaningful progress between the two sides in the coming days are low. This is the third round of the negotiations on Brexit, with at least one more weeks of talks – and possibly two, sources say – ...

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