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We’re prepared for any Brexit outcome, says Merkel

08 August, 2019 12:48 am 12:48 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that she would meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday evening to discuss Britain’s planned departure from the European Union, adding that Berlin was also prepared for a disorderly Brexit. Johnson is seeking to persuade European Union leaders to reopen Brexit talks or face … Read More

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Boris says collaborators undermining Britain’s Brexit bet

08 August, 2019 8:37 pm 8:37 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday some British lawmakers hoping to block Brexit were engaged in “terrible” collaboration with the European Union by undermining London’s negotiating hand and so making no deal more likely. Hours after senior lawmakers said they would seek to prevent any attempt to ignore parliament over Brexit, … Read More

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Trump assails May, envoy to US who called his administration inept

07 July, 2019 10:15 am 10:15 am

LONDON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump attacked Prime Minister Theresa May and her ambassador to Washington while Britain voiced regret for the leak of confidential memos in which the diplomat called Trump’s administration “dysfunctional” and “inept.” The memos from Kim Darroch, ambassador to Washington, were divulged to a Sunday newspaper, annoying Trump and embarrassing … Read More


Seven up – Contest to replace May as British prime minister gets crow...

05 May, 2019 8:15 am 8:15 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The contest to replace Theresa May as British prime minister hotted up with seven candidates now throwing their hat into the ring, saying they would succeed where she failed by taking a deeply-divided Britain out of the European Union. May announced on Friday she was quitting over her failure to deliver Brexit, … Read More

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Honda says any Brexit delay must be long enough to give stability

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

LONDON (Reuters) – Japanese carmaker Honda said any delay to Brexit must be long enough to give businesses stability whilst BMW is still preparing for a “worst-case scenario” no-deal Brexit after lawmakers backed postponing Britain’s exit from the EU. The country’s car sector, which employs more than 850,000 people, has quickly gone from a manufacturing … 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

UK PM May narrowly avoids defeat in parliament on EU trade laws

07 July, 2018 8:55 am 8:55 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly avoided a defeat in parliament at the hands of pro-EU lawmakers from her own party on Tuesday, fending off a rebellion that had threatened to deepen a crisis over her Brexit strategy. Parliament voted 307 to 301 against an amendment to trade legislation in a vote … Read More