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UK on track for Brexit as election landslide looms for Johnson

12 December, 2019 8:09 am 8:09 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party was on course for a resounding victory in Britain’s election after voters backed his bid to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, the country’s most significant geopolitical move in 70 years. For Johnson, whose 20-week tenure in power has been marked by chaotic scenes in parliament and … Read More

UK plans rehearsals for no-deal Brexit amid fears of road, port chaos

01 January, 2019 8:33 am 8:33 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will begin rehearsals for the possible chaos of a no-deal Brexit on Monday by testing how the road network copes with a tailback of around 150 lorries caused by disruption at its most important trading gateway to continental Europe. Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to force her Brexit deal through … Read More

Most of May’s Conservative Party members oppose her Brexit deal

01 January, 2019 10:09 am 10:09 am

LONDON (Reuters) – A majority of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party members oppose her Brexit deal with the European Union, according to a survey published on Friday. With less than three months until Britain leaves the bloc, May is yet to win parliament’s backing for her deal and the research may dent hopes that … Read More

Hammond to turn up heat on Brexit rebels in budget speech

10 October, 2018 9:08 am 9:08 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Philip Hammond will use his annual budget speech on Monday to urge his divided Conservative Party to get behind the government’s push for a Brexit deal, or put at risk a long-awaited easing of austerity. Hammond, who routinely angers many Conservative lawmakers by calling for close ties with the … Read More

May struggles to sell at home Brexit deal emerging with EU

10 October, 2018 8:13 am 8:13 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May struggled to find consensus on a Brexit plan that would be acceptable to her ministers, her divided Conservative Party and the Northern Irish lawmakers who prop up her minority government. Brexit negotiations with the European Union have accelerated and become more positive over the past week, though … Read More