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EU’s Juncker: there is still a risk of no-deal Brexit despite delay

04 April, 2019 8:17 am 8:17 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – There is a still a concern that Britain may leave the European Union without a deal to smooth the way, the bloc’s chief executive said on Saturday, urging Britain to take advantage of a six-month delay to work out the details of its departure. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made the comments … Read More

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EU gives May till October for Brexit, seeking clarity

04 April, 2019 3:34 pm 3:34 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders gave Britain six more months to leave the bloc, more than Prime Minister Theresa May says she needs but less than many in the bloc wanted, thanks to fierce resistance from France. The summit deal in Brussels in the early hours of Thursday meant Britain will not crash out … Read More

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May says greater risk of no Brexit the longer it takes to find compromise

04 April, 2019 8:07 am 8:07 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said that the longer it takes to find a compromise with the opposition Labour Party to secure a parliamentary majority for a Brexit deal, the less likely it is that Britain will leave the European Union. May has so far failed to secure backing for her negotiated … Read More

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UK minister sees Brexit deal with Labour, opposition wants flexibility

04 April, 2019 10:58 pm 10:58 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government is optimistic about reaching some form of deal with the opposition Labour Party to end a deadlock on Brexit as work on a compromise continues, Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond said on Saturday. But Labour said the governing Conservatives needed to be more flexible and had not shown any … Read More

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May’s Brexit talks with Labour stall, delay request fails to convince...

04 April, 2019 7:51 am 7:51 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party said that talks with the government on a last-ditch Brexit deal had made no progress, as EU leaders said Prime Minister Theresa May had not convinced them that they should let Britain delay its departure next week. May wrote to Brussels asking European Union leaders to postpone Britain’s … Read More

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Brexit delay law approved by House of Commons

04 April, 2019 10:09 am 10:09 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The lower house of the British parliament on Wednesday approved legislation which would force Prime Minister Theresa May to seek a Brexit delay to prevent a potentially disorderly departure on April 12 without a deal. The legislation, put forward by opposition Labour lawmaker Yvette Cooper, was rushed through all of its stages … Read More

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Brexit deadlocked again: Parliament fails to find an alternative

04 April, 2019 9:50 am 9:50 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain was no nearer to resolving the chaos surrounding its departure from the European Union after parliament failed on Monday to find a majority of its own for any alternative to Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal. After a tumultuous week in which May’s divorce strategy was rejected by lawmakers for a … Read More

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Parliament sinks May’s Brexit deal again, EU braces for no-deal exit

03 March, 2019 8:43 pm 8:43 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a third time on Friday, sounding its probable death knell and leaving Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union in turmoil on the very day it was supposed to leave the bloc. The decision to reject a stripped-down version of May’s divorce deal has … Read More

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May’s offer to quit fails to break Britain’s Brexit stalemate

03 March, 2019 9:24 am 9:24 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to sway hardline opponents of her European Union divorce deal on Wednesday with an offer to quit, but parliament’s bid to agree an alternative fell short, leaving the Brexit process as deadlocked as ever. May told her Conservative lawmakers she would step down if her Brexit … Read More

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MPs urge May to heed them on alternative Brexit plans

03 March, 2019 3:57 pm 3:57 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers called on Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday to heed whatever alternative Brexit strategy they can settle on after they attempted to break the impasse by grabbing control of the process in parliament. The government insisted the deal May agreed with the European Union in November after more than two … Read More

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May in fight to retain grip on Brexit as parliament seeks control

03 March, 2019 10:08 pm 10:08 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May was holding crisis talks with colleagues on Sunday in an effort to breathe life into her twice-defeated Brexit deal after reports that her cabinet was plotting to topple her. The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union was already slipping from May’s weakened grasp as she struggled … Read More

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Ireland promises ‘substantial’ aid to farmers in no-deal Brexit

03 March, 2019 11:34 pm 11:34 pm

WEXFORD, Ireland (Reuters) – Ireland’s agriculture minister Michael Creed on Saturday promised farmers a “substantial” aid package if they suffer losses as a result of new UK tariffs under a no-deal Brexit. The Irish Farmers Association estimates that WTO tariffs on Ireland’s beef and livestock sector will impose a direct cost of 800 million euro … Read More

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Hundreds of thousands march in London to demand new Brexit referendum

03 March, 2019 8:53 pm 8:53 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of people opposed to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum as the deepening Brexit crisis risked sinking Prime Minister Theresa May’s premiership. Marchers set off in central London with banners proclaiming “the best deal is no Brexit” and … Read More

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EU readies short Brexit delay – if May wins parliament over

03 March, 2019 9:56 am 9:56 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders meet in Brussels on Thursday to give Prime Minister Theresa May an offer to delay Brexit beyond March 29, on condition that she can finally win over her many opponents in parliament next week. Nearly three years after Britons narrowly voted in a referendum to leave the EU, May … Read More

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May seeks Brexit delay after third vote on her deal is derailed

03 March, 2019 8:32 am 8:32 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will ask the European Union to delay Brexit by at least three months after her plan to hold a third vote on her fraught divorce deal was thrown into disarray by a surprise intervention from the speaker of parliament. Nearly three years after Britain voted narrowly to leave … Read More

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