Brexit

    • Theresa May to set resignation date next week

      Theresa May to set resignation date next week

      British Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to set a date for her resignation next week when she meets leaders of an influential group of Conservative lawmakers to address her future, the group’s chairman said on Saturday. Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, which can make or break party leaders, told BBC Radio that May had been asked to give “clarity” at next Wednesday’s meeting after she failed to get her Brexit deal through parliament.

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    • Tusk dreams of Brexit U-turn

      Tusk dreams of Brexit U-turn

      EU Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday called on for the “dream” that Britain might give up on leaving the EU not to be dismissed and urged politicians not to let exhaustion with Brexit talks make for a hasty exit. He was responding to a statement by one national leader who had warned “dreamers” not to think “Brexit could be reversed”, news wires reported.

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    • May seeks Brexit breakthrough through talks with Labour

      May seeks Brexit breakthrough through talks with Labour

      British PM Theresa May will ask for another Brexit delay and meanwhile will try to sit down with the opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a last-ditch effort to break the deadlock over Britain’s EU exit, news wires reported. Nearly three years since the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU in a shock referendum result, it is still unclear how, when or if it will ever indeed quit the Union.

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    • May's Brexit deal voted out again, no-deal exit seems inevitable

      May's Brexit deal voted out again, no-deal exit seems inevitable

      British MPs rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a third consecutive time on Friday, leaving Britain’s withdrawal from the EU in turmoil on the very day it was supposed to leave the bloc. The decision to reject a stripped-down version of the deal has left it totally unclear how, when or even whether Britain will leave the EU, and plunges the three-year Brexit crisis to a deeper level of uncertainty.

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    • Brexit in deadlock, no consensus found

      Brexit in deadlock, no consensus found

      Brexit process last week leaned further towards abyss as PM Theresa May failed to sway hardline opponents of her EU divorce deal with an offer to quit, while parliament's bid to agree an alternative fell short, news wires reported. In a last-ditch bid to win over eurosceptic rebels, May told her Conservative lawmakers she would step down if her Brexit deal was finally passed, but many were unmoved and the Northern Irish party said it would reject the deal again.

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    • British PM in hectic search of a Brexit solution

      British PM in hectic search of a Brexit solution

      British PM Theresa May's Brexit plans were once again thrown in disarray on Tuesday after parliament's Speaker John Bercow denied putting her Brexit deal for a third vote after it was defeated twice by MPs. According to him, this could happen only after the PM changes her proposal substantially. Bercow said his ruling, based on a convention dating back to 1604, did not prevent the government reshaping its proposition, or securing a vote in parliament to override his ruling.

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    • May warns of long delay to Brexit unless her deal backed

      May warns of long delay to Brexit unless her deal backed

      British PM Theresa May’s warned lawmakers that unless they approved her Brexit divorce deal, Britain’s exit from the EU could face a long delay and could involve taking part in European parliament elections in late May, news wires reported. May urged Brexit supporters to ratify her deal before a European Council summit on 21 March or face a delay to Brexit way beyond June 30 that would even open up the possibility that the entire divorce could be ultimately shelved.

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    • Britain to seek divorce delay

      Britain to seek divorce delay

      British lawmakers expectedly voted overwhelmingly last Thursday evening to seek a delay in Britain’s exit from the EU, news wires reported. By 412 votes to 202 they approved a motion allowing PM Theresa May to ask the EU for a short delay if parliament can agree on a Brexit deal by 20 March, or a longer delay if no deal can be agreed in time.

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