Donald Tusk

Ahead of the French president’s UK visit for an Anglo-French summit Emmanuel Macron called for Britain to reconsider Brexit.

Here is a selection of some of the best quotes from an extraordinary year in politics.

A crunch Brexit meeting is “not a deadline” according to Number 10 as talks over the Irish border continue to stall progress.

The Prime Minister has been handed a Brexit deadline to get her deal in order or face a trade talk stalemate.

Tim Farron slams Andrea Leadsom over ‘stupid’ calls for ‘patriotic’ Brexit broadcasting

Without the US, Europe must do everything in its power to stop the backsliding in the Balkans

Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed that “violence must never be allowed to disrupt the democratic process” in the wake of another devastating terror attack.

Hard Brexit fanatic Nigel Farage has once again been baiting the very people the UK needs to keep on side – the ones we are about to spend months negotiating with.

Why May, Corbyn and Junker are the villains who will ensure we all lose.

European leaders have come together to back a tough negotiating position on Brexit.

The election machine is rolling into action – here are the key dates:

After a damaging Brexit, would the EU have us back? We take the temperature in the continent’s capitals, to gauge how different countries might respond to a British U-turn on Brexit

In these increasingly strange days it seems Westminster’s undead, tempted by a whiff of Brexit flesh, are marching back on to centre stage

Unanimously anti-Brexit, unanimously pro-British, Gibraltar must rely on the word of a government without many cards to play.

Lord Michael Howard has compared the row over Gibraltar to the Falklands War after the PM failed to mention the Rock in her Brexit letter

Britain is starting to make clear what it wants from Brexit. But just as important is an understanding of what the rest of the EU is seeking. And the two sides are not even on the same wavelength.

Could Britain be forced to surrender the long-disputed territory of Gibraltar as part of Brexit negotiations?

Donald Tusk has revealed his tough Brexit negotiating tactics and predicted two years of confrontation between London and Brussels

The will of the British people may change yet

A more pragmatic approach to Brexit is finally emerging – but so too are the threats from zealots

Theresa May has been attacked for hinting the UK and Europe’s security partnership could be damaged if Brexit talks fail

“We already miss you,” said European Council president Donald Tusk. “Thank you and goodbye.”

Article 50: The Government and Brussels have squared up after the PM signalled a date to trigger the formal process to quit the EU

Vanquisher of the Soviet Union, Thatcher’s “genius” or Europe’s best bullshitter? Whichever he is, Ted Malloch could soon be the EU’s worst nightmare.

Theresa May is engaged in a series of spontaneous chess battles, and with fresh rumours swirling of a snap election, the outcomes of none are certain

Theresa May’s version of Brexit is the opposite of what she and her allies were seeking just a few months ago



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