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  • Image caption Theresa May arriving at the Brussels summit Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will outline to her fellow EU leaders her plans for the issue of expats' rights after Brexit, later on Thursday.She also praised a "constructive" start to Brexit negotiations as she arrived at her first European Council summit since losing her Commons majority. Meanwhile EC president Donald Tusk used lyrics from John Lennon's Imagine to suggest the UK could stay in the EU."You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one," he said of the prospect.The summit comes the day after measures to enable Brexit dominated the Queen's Speech. Mrs May's Conservatives are still trying to secure the Commons support needed to pass their programme. Kuenssberg: The Brexit expats questions Brexit and security loom large at EU summit Bill-by-bill guide: Queen's SpeechBill-by-bill guide: Queen's Speech Corbyn attacks 'threadbare' programme Mrs May told..

    Brexit: Theresa May hails ‘constructive’ Brexit talks ahead of summit

    Image caption Theresa May arriving at the Brussels summit Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will outline to her fellow EU leaders her plans for the issue of expats' rights after Brexit, later on Thursday.She also praised a "constructive" start to Brexit negotiations as she arrived at her first European Council summit since losing her Commons majority. Meanwhile EC president Donald Tusk used lyrics from John Lennon's Imagine to suggest the UK could stay in the EU."You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one," he said of the prospect.The summit comes the day after measures to enable Brexit dominated the Queen's Speech. Mrs May's Conservatives are still trying to secure the Commons support needed to pass their programme. Kuenssberg: The Brexit expats questions Brexit and security loom large at EU summit Bill-by-bill guide: Queen's SpeechBill-by-bill guide: Queen's Speech Corbyn attacks 'threadbare' programme Mrs May told..
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  • Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNot got long? Here's the Queen's Speech in 90 seconds UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to address EU leaders on her plans for the issue of expats' rights after Brexit.Mrs May will head to Brussels for her first European summit since she lost her Commons majority in the general election.It comes the day after measures to enable Brexit dominated the Queen's Speech and with the Conservatives still trying to secure the Commons support needed to pass their programme.Brexit negotiations began on Monday. Brexit and security loom large at EU summit Bill-by-bill guide: Queen's Speech Corbyn attacks 'threadbare' programme Brexit bills dominate Queen's Speech The UK is due to leave the EU by the end of March 2019. Both sides say they want to come to an arrangement to secure the status of about 3.2 million EU nationals living in the UK, and 900,000 Britons overseas, but nothing has been decided s..

    Theresa May to present Brexit plans to EU leaders

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNot got long? Here's the Queen's Speech in 90 seconds UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to address EU leaders on her plans for the issue of expats' rights after Brexit.Mrs May will head to Brussels for her first European summit since she lost her Commons majority in the general election.It comes the day after measures to enable Brexit dominated the Queen's Speech and with the Conservatives still trying to secure the Commons support needed to pass their programme.Brexit negotiations began on Monday. Brexit and security loom large at EU summit Bill-by-bill guide: Queen's Speech Corbyn attacks 'threadbare' programme Brexit bills dominate Queen's Speech The UK is due to leave the EU by the end of March 2019. Both sides say they want to come to an arrangement to secure the status of about 3.2 million EU nationals living in the UK, and 900,000 Britons overseas, but nothing has been decided s..
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  • Image copyright PA Image caption Leo Varadkar, 38, is the youngest ever leader of the Republic of Ireland The new Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar is holding talks with Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street.It comes as Mrs May's Conservative Party continues to discuss a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to support a minority Tory administration.Brexit and the breakdown of devolution in Northern Ireland are on the agenda.Mr Varadkar has said he wants to renew the close bond and strong relations that exist between Ireland and the UK. Profile: Who is Leo Varadkar? UK starts bid for 'historic' Brexit deal Arlene Foster calls for 'sensible Brexit' The meeting comes as the UK starts its Brexit negotiations with the EU. Subjects for the negotiations, which officially start in Brussels later, include the status of expats, the UK's "divorce bill" and the Northern Ireland border.The taoiseach is set to use his first meeting with..

    Leo Varadkar meets Theresa May in Downing St

    Image copyright PA Image caption Leo Varadkar, 38, is the youngest ever leader of the Republic of Ireland The new Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar is holding talks with Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street.It comes as Mrs May's Conservative Party continues to discuss a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to support a minority Tory administration.Brexit and the breakdown of devolution in Northern Ireland are on the agenda.Mr Varadkar has said he wants to renew the close bond and strong relations that exist between Ireland and the UK. Profile: Who is Leo Varadkar? UK starts bid for 'historic' Brexit deal Arlene Foster calls for 'sensible Brexit' The meeting comes as the UK starts its Brexit negotiations with the EU. Subjects for the negotiations, which officially start in Brussels later, include the status of expats, the UK's "divorce bill" and the Northern Ireland border.The taoiseach is set to use his first meeting with..
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  • Image copyright PA Image caption Leo Varadkar, 38, is the youngest ever leader of the Republic of Ireland The new Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar will hold talks with Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street later on Monday.It comes as Mrs May's Conservative Party continues to discuss a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to support a minority Tory administration.Brexit and the lack of devolution in Northern Ireland will be on the agenda.Mr Varadkar has said he wants to renew the close bond and strong relations that exist between Ireland and the UK. Profile: Who is Leo Varadkar? UK starts bid for 'historic' Brexit deal Arlene Foster calls for 'sensible Brexit' The meeting comes as the UK starts its Brexit negotiations with the EU. Subjects for the negotiations, which officially start in Brussels later, include the status of expats, the UK's "divorce bill" and the Northern Ireland border.The taoiseach is set to use his firs..

    Leo Varadkar to meet Theresa May in Downing St

    Image copyright PA Image caption Leo Varadkar, 38, is the youngest ever leader of the Republic of Ireland The new Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar will hold talks with Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street later on Monday.It comes as Mrs May's Conservative Party continues to discuss a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to support a minority Tory administration.Brexit and the lack of devolution in Northern Ireland will be on the agenda.Mr Varadkar has said he wants to renew the close bond and strong relations that exist between Ireland and the UK. Profile: Who is Leo Varadkar? UK starts bid for 'historic' Brexit deal Arlene Foster calls for 'sensible Brexit' The meeting comes as the UK starts its Brexit negotiations with the EU. Subjects for the negotiations, which officially start in Brussels later, include the status of expats, the UK's "divorce bill" and the Northern Ireland border.The taoiseach is set to use his firs..
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  • Image copyright PA A large police presence held back angry crowds outside a Kensington church where Theresa May was meeting victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.The prime minister faced cries of "coward" and "shame on you".One woman wept, saying it was because the PM declined to speak to anyone outside the meeting which lasted less than hour.Mrs May pledged £5m of support, housing guarantees and help with access to bank accounts and cash. Laura Kuenssberg: Fragile government facing huge challenge Tower block fires: Did government act on advice? Tower victims 'may never be identified' Live updates: Recovery continues after tower blaze "The package of support I'm announcing today is to give the victims the immediate support they need to care for themselves and for loved ones. We will continue to look at what more needs to be done," Mrs May said in a statement issued by her office. Dozens of demonstrators surged towards the entrance of St Clement's church and t..

    London fire: Crowds vent anger at Theresa May

    Image copyright PA A large police presence held back angry crowds outside a Kensington church where Theresa May was meeting victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.The prime minister faced cries of "coward" and "shame on you".One woman wept, saying it was because the PM declined to speak to anyone outside the meeting which lasted less than hour.Mrs May pledged £5m of support, housing guarantees and help with access to bank accounts and cash. Laura Kuenssberg: Fragile government facing huge challenge Tower block fires: Did government act on advice? Tower victims 'may never be identified' Live updates: Recovery continues after tower blaze "The package of support I'm announcing today is to give the victims the immediate support they need to care for themselves and for loved ones. We will continue to look at what more needs to be done," Mrs May said in a statement issued by her office. Dozens of demonstrators surged towards the entrance of St Clement's church and t..
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  • Image copyright EPA Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom has defended the PM from criticism that she did not meet survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire when she visited the scene.Mrs Leadsom, who visited the area on Friday, told Sky News Theresa May was "heartbroken" by the tragedy and was co-ordinating the government response.Former minister Michael Portillo said Mrs May, who met fire fighters but not residents, "didn't use her humanity".The government has said it will do "whatever it takes" to make flats safe.Seventeen people are known to have died in the fire that destroyed a large block of flats in west London but that figure is set to rise, with fears the death toll could exceed 60. Laura Kuenssberg: Fragile government facing huge challenge Tower victims 'may never be identified' Live updates: Recovery continues after tower blaze The Queen and Prince William visited a centre helping those affected by the fire on Friday morning, near the scene of the disaster.Labour Ma..

    Leadsom defends Theresa May over Grenfell visit

    Image copyright EPA Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom has defended the PM from criticism that she did not meet survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire when she visited the scene.Mrs Leadsom, who visited the area on Friday, told Sky News Theresa May was "heartbroken" by the tragedy and was co-ordinating the government response.Former minister Michael Portillo said Mrs May, who met fire fighters but not residents, "didn't use her humanity".The government has said it will do "whatever it takes" to make flats safe.Seventeen people are known to have died in the fire that destroyed a large block of flats in west London but that figure is set to rise, with fears the death toll could exceed 60. Laura Kuenssberg: Fragile government facing huge challenge Tower victims 'may never be identified' Live updates: Recovery continues after tower blaze The Queen and Prince William visited a centre helping those affected by the fire on Friday morning, near the scene of the disaster.Labour Ma..
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  • Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May has already held talks this week with the DUP Northern Ireland's main parties are holding talks with the prime minister in Downing Street.The DUP, Sinn Féin, the UUP, Alliance and the SDLP are holding separate meetings with Theresa May.She has already held talks with the DUP this week about a deal to support her minority Conservative government.The government has confirmed the Queen's Speech, which sets out its priorities, will be next Wednesday, two days later than originally planned. Election Live - rolling text and video updates Quick guide to what's going on Who are the DUP's 10 MPs? DUP sources say their discussions with the Conservatives are still continuing and the announcement does not mean a final agreement has been reached. DUP sources told the BBC on Wednesday an announcement on a deal with Tories had been delayed because of the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower blaze.The deal is now not expected to be ..

    Theresa May meeting five Northern Ireland parties

    Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May has already held talks this week with the DUP Northern Ireland's main parties are holding talks with the prime minister in Downing Street.The DUP, Sinn Féin, the UUP, Alliance and the SDLP are holding separate meetings with Theresa May.She has already held talks with the DUP this week about a deal to support her minority Conservative government.The government has confirmed the Queen's Speech, which sets out its priorities, will be next Wednesday, two days later than originally planned. Election Live - rolling text and video updates Quick guide to what's going on Who are the DUP's 10 MPs? DUP sources say their discussions with the Conservatives are still continuing and the announcement does not mean a final agreement has been reached. DUP sources told the BBC on Wednesday an announcement on a deal with Tories had been delayed because of the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower blaze.The deal is now not expected to be ..
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  • Image copyright EPA Image caption DUP leaders met Mrs May in Downing Street on Tuesday Northern Ireland's main parties are expected to hold talks with the prime minister in Downing Street later.The DUP, Sinn Féin, the UUP, Alliance and the SDLP will hold separate meetings with Theresa May.She has already held talks with the DUP this week about a deal to support her minority Conservative government.Since last week's general election, Mrs May has spent much of her time talking about Northern Ireland - and Thursday will be no different. Election Live - rolling text and video updates Quick guide to what's going on Who are the DUP's 10 MPs? Thursday's talks will focus on attempts to restore devolution at Stormont by the end of this month. Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said there was very little time left to reach a deal before a 29 June deadline, but that local parties had it in their hands to take control of their future.While the Downing Street di..

    Theresa May to meet five Northern Ireland parties

    Image copyright EPA Image caption DUP leaders met Mrs May in Downing Street on Tuesday Northern Ireland's main parties are expected to hold talks with the prime minister in Downing Street later.The DUP, Sinn Féin, the UUP, Alliance and the SDLP will hold separate meetings with Theresa May.She has already held talks with the DUP this week about a deal to support her minority Conservative government.Since last week's general election, Mrs May has spent much of her time talking about Northern Ireland - and Thursday will be no different. Election Live - rolling text and video updates Quick guide to what's going on Who are the DUP's 10 MPs? Thursday's talks will focus on attempts to restore devolution at Stormont by the end of this month. Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said there was very little time left to reach a deal before a 29 June deadline, but that local parties had it in their hands to take control of their future.While the Downing Street di..
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  • Theresa May has formed her new government after the Conservatives lost their majority in the general election. The prime minister's room for manoeuvre in the reshuffle was limited when her party was left with 318 MPs and Labour had 262. Here's what we know so far. The list will be updated as new appointments are made.Prime Minister - Theresa May Image copyright Reuters Theresa May stays as prime minister despite not achieving the mandate for Brexit she had called the election for. The UK's second female PM took up the role after David Cameron resigned in the wake of the EU referendum result.She had previously been home secretary for six years. Theresa May: Full profileElection 2017: Key points at-a-glanceFirst Secretary of State - Damian Green Image copyright AFP Damian Green has been promoted to a new role the prime minister did not have in her first cabinet - that of first secretary of state. As the same time he also replaces Ben Gummer as minister for the Cabi..

    Who’s who: Theresa May’s cabinet

    Theresa May has formed her new government after the Conservatives lost their majority in the general election. The prime minister's room for manoeuvre in the reshuffle was limited when her party was left with 318 MPs and Labour had 262. Here's what we know so far. The list will be updated as new appointments are made.Prime Minister - Theresa May Image copyright Reuters Theresa May stays as prime minister despite not achieving the mandate for Brexit she had called the election for. The UK's second female PM took up the role after David Cameron resigned in the wake of the EU referendum result.She had previously been home secretary for six years. Theresa May: Full profileElection 2017: Key points at-a-glanceFirst Secretary of State - Damian Green Image copyright AFP Damian Green has been promoted to a new role the prime minister did not have in her first cabinet - that of first secretary of state. As the same time he also replaces Ben Gummer as minister for the Cabi..
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  • The Conservatives are holding talks with the DUP about backing a minority government - but any announcement is set to be put back because of the unfolding tragedy of the Grenfell Tower blaze, the BBC understands. DUP sources told the BBC the two sides were close to reaching agreement and the talks were not in trouble.But the London tower block fire made any announcement on Wednesday "inappropriate" and diary commitments meant finalisation of any deal could be delayed until next week. Election Live - rolling text and video updates Quick guide to what's going on Who are the DUP's 10 MPs? Such a delay would mean the Queen's Speech, which had originally been planned for next Monday, could be delayed by at least a week and it could also delay the start of Brexit talks.The DUP source told BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith that Mrs May and DUP leader Arlene Foster were now finalising the "terms and conditions" of the agreement. The Conservatives are having to rel..

    Theresa May and DUP deal could be delayed until next week

    The Conservatives are holding talks with the DUP about backing a minority government - but any announcement is set to be put back because of the unfolding tragedy of the Grenfell Tower blaze, the BBC understands. DUP sources told the BBC the two sides were close to reaching agreement and the talks were not in trouble.But the London tower block fire made any announcement on Wednesday "inappropriate" and diary commitments meant finalisation of any deal could be delayed until next week. Election Live - rolling text and video updates Quick guide to what's going on Who are the DUP's 10 MPs? Such a delay would mean the Queen's Speech, which had originally been planned for next Monday, could be delayed by at least a week and it could also delay the start of Brexit talks.The DUP source told BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith that Mrs May and DUP leader Arlene Foster were now finalising the "terms and conditions" of the agreement. The Conservatives are having to rel..
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