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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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Brexit set for delay after May wounded by rejection of ‘no-deal’...

03 March, 2019 9:14 am 9:14 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The British parliament on Wednesday rejected leaving the European Union without a deal, further weakening Prime Minister Theresa May and paving the way for a vote that could delay Brexit until at least the end of June. After a day of high drama, MPs defied the government by voting 321 to 278 … Read More




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Britain in Brexit chaos – parliament crushes May’s EU deal again

03 March, 2019 9:02 am 9:02 am

LONDON (Reuters) – MPs crushed Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union divorce deal on Tuesday, thrusting Britain deeper into crisis and forcing parliament to decide within days whether to back a no-deal Brexit or seek a last-minute delay. MPs voted against May’s amended Brexit deal by 391 to 242 as her last-minute talks with EU … Read More




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May tells MPs: back me or lose Brexit

03 March, 2019 10:16 pm 10:16 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May battled to win support for her plans for an orderly Brexit on Tuesday, urging sceptical Conservative Party members to vote for her deal or risk not leaving the European Union at all. Hours before a vote on the deal in parliament, May had failed to win over the … Read More




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Theresa May wins Brexit assurances from EU on eve of crucial vote

03 March, 2019 10:18 am 10:18 am

LONDON/STRASBOURG (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May won legally binding Brexit assurances from the European Union on Monday in a last ditch attempt to sway rebellious MPs who have threatened to vote down her divorce deal again. Scrambling to plot an orderly path out of the Brexit maze just days before the United Kingdom is … Read More




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Brexit supporters give May three tests for EU deal

03 March, 2019 8:26 am 8:26 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit-supporting MPs who voted down Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union withdrawal deal in January have outlined demands for a revised treaty to ensure their support, the Sunday Times newspaper said. MPs overwhelmingly rejected May’s deal in January. Many were unhappy with the “Irish backstop”, insurance to prevent return of hard border … Read More




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May seeks more time – promises Brexit deal vote by March 12

02 February, 2019 10:03 am 10:03 am

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May put off a vote in parliament on her Brexit deal until as late as March 12 – just 17 days before Britain is due to leave the EU – setting up a showdown this week with MPs who accuse her of running out the clock. As … Read More




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EU expects UK request to help avoid food shortages under hard Brexit

02 February, 2019 8:22 am 8:22 am

PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union expects Britain to seek its assistance to avoid disruption to food imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the EU’s agriculture chief said. Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29 and Prime Minister Theresa May has still to secure parliamentary approval for a divorce deal … Read More




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Three ministers throw weight behind Brexit delay to stop no-deal

02 February, 2019 8:06 am 8:06 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Three cabinet ministers publicly indicated they will back plans to delay Brexit if MPs vote down Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for a new deal with the European Union. Business minister Greg Clark, work and pensions minister Amber Rudd, and justice minister David Gauke signalled in a Daily Mail column that they … Read More




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May to hold Brexit talks with EU’s Juncker; urges party unity

02 February, 2019 8:19 am 8:19 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May is to hold Brexit talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker next week, her office said following this week’s symbolic defeat in parliament which was widely interpreted as undermining her negotiating strength with the EU. Her office did not give a date for the talks but said May … Read More




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More time needed, May returns to parliament for Brexit

02 February, 2019 11:32 pm 11:32 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May returns to parliament to seek renewed backing for her plan to renegotiate her Brexit deal with Brussels, just weeks before the March 29 leave date and amid warnings over the risk of a disorderly exit. While Thursday’s vote is symbolic, it could again become the focus for … Read More




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May to promise new Brexit debate in push for more negotiating time

02 February, 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will pledge this week to give parliament another chance to voice their opinions on Brexit by Feb. 27 as she tries to buy more time to negotiate a new deal with the European Union. As the clock ticks down to Britain’s scheduled exit on March 29, May is … Read More




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EU urges May to seize Labour opening as way out of Brexit impasse

02 February, 2019 8:09 am 8:09 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – It’s a proposal that is not even on the table, and reverses Theresa May’s determined position – but EU officials are still urging her to grasp an offer from the Labour opposition to break an impasse over the terms of Britain’s EU exit. The Conservative prime minister gave no sign during her … Read More




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Work urgently with me on Brexit, May appeals to EU

02 February, 2019 11:22 am 11:22 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will call on the European Union on Thursday to work with her to change a divorce deal and help her win the support of a divided parliament to smooth Britain’s departure from the bloc. Before arriving in Brussels for talks with EU leaders, May acknowledged that her task … Read More




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May will seek ‘pragmatic’ solution to Brexit deal in Brussels

02 February, 2019 9:55 am 9:55 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would seek a “pragmatic solution” to a parliamentary impasse over the terms on which Britain leaves the European Union when she tries to reopen talks with Brussels. With less than two months until Britain is due to leave the bloc on March 29, … Read More




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