Brexit

    • Britain to hold snap elections on 12 December

      Britain to hold snap elections on 12 December

      Britain will hold its first December election in almost a century after PM Boris Johnson on Tuesday evening finally won approval from parliament for an early ballot. The snap vote is aimed to resolve the Brexit puzzle as after the EU granted a third delay to the divorce that was originally supposed to take place on 29 March, the UK still remains deeply divided on how to go ahead with Brexit.

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    • EU agrees Brexit extension to 31 January

      EU agrees Brexit extension to 31 January

      The EU agreed on Monday to postpone Brexit for up to three months, stepping in with a decision less than 90 hours before Britain was due to crash out with no divorce deal. This means that the next deadline for departure will be 31 January next year, but the UK is now given the option to leave earlier if a deal is ratified, clearing the way for opposition parties to back a general election.

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    • Brexit in limbo, Johnson faces tough votes

      Brexit in limbo, Johnson faces tough votes

      British PM Boris Johnson faces two pivotal votes in parliament on Tuesday that will decide whether he can deliver on his promise to lead the UK out of the EU by the end of the month, news wires reported. As the clock ticks down to the latest deadline, Brexit is hanging in the balance as a divided parliament debates when, how and even whether it should happen.

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    • Johnson pushes for yet another Brexit deal vote

      Johnson pushes for yet another Brexit deal vote

      British PM Boris Johnson will again try to put his Brexit deal to a vote in parliament on Monday after he was forced by his opponents to send a letter seeking a delay from the EU, news wires reported. With just 10 days left until the UK is due to leave the EU, the divorce is again in disarray as Britain's politicians continue to argue over whether to leave with a deal, exit without a deal or hold another referendum.

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    • EU insists for more concessions by the UK to agree on Brexit deal

      EU insists for more concessions by the UK to agree on Brexit deal

      A deal between the EU and the UK on Brexit is still far away as diplomats indicated the Union wanted more concessions from PM Boris Johnson, which makes signing an agreement this week unlikely, news wires reported. Johnson claims he wants to strike an exit deal at an EU summit on Thursday and Friday to allow an orderly departure on 31 October but if an agreement is not possible he will lead the UK out of the Union without a deal, although parliament has passed a law saying he cannot do so.

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    • Brexit compromise  far from being done

      Brexit compromise far from being done

      Mere days before a crucial EU leaders summit and three weeks before the current Brexit deadline, 31 October, the UK and the EU seem as far as ever in the last three years concerning compromise on the way Britain is to leave the Union, news wires reported. While British PM Boris Johnson played bravely with a plan for a last-minute deal, the EU told him significant concessions should be made in order to reach an accord.

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    • Brexit once again in chaos after court ruling

      Brexit once again in chaos after court ruling

      Brexit process was once again thrown in chaos last week after the UK Supreme Court ruled that PM Boris Johnson has prorogued the parliament unlawfully and the MPs rushed to reconvene in order to stop plans for Brexit on 31 October on “with or without a deal”, news wires reported. Talking to parliament last Wednesday evening Johnson insisted he would not seek another Brexit extension and asked MPs either to bring down the government or let him deliver Brexit.

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    • Parliament supports orderly Brexit, Johnson bets on timely departure

      Parliament supports orderly Brexit, Johnson bets on timely departure

      The Withdrawal Agreement is fair, balanced and provides legal certainty, MEPs said last Wednesday in a resolution reiterating Parliament's support for an “orderly Brexit”. With the vote, they reaffirmed EP's support for the already negotiated deal and stressed that it takes into account the UK's red lines and the EU's principles, providing a fair and balanced solution, the EP press service reported.

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