Tag: Brexit
World 11.04.19 | 12:06

May, EU agree new Brexit extension until end of October

British Prime Minister Theresa May and EU leaders agreed early Thursday to a Brexit extension until October 31 at the latest, narrowly averting a no-deal Brexit the following day. However, within minutes of finalizing their decision at a special EU summit in Brussels, European Council President Donald...

World 09.04.19 | 17:34

Theresa May considering vote on second Brexit referendum

British Prime Minister Theresa May is considering giving lawmakers a vote on whether to hold a second Brexit referendum in a bid to break the deadlock in talks with the opposition Labour Party, the Telegraph reported. The newspaper said May discussed the idea of offering to put her deal to a confirmatory...

World 03.04.19 | 18:14

May, Corbyn meet as lawmakers try to prevent no-deal Brexit

Under-pressure Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May met opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday as she sought a last-minute consensus that would allow Britain’s orderly withdrawal from the European Union. “The purpose of meeting the leader of the opposition today is to look at the...

World 21.03.19 | 23:03

Petition to cancel Brexit breaks U.K. government website

A British petition to cancel Brexit and remain in the European Union is drawing too much support for the U.K. government’s website to handle, with the petition site crashing repeatedly on Thursday. More than 1 million people have signed the petition to revoke the triggering of Article 50 — blowing...

World 14.03.19 | 19:42

British Parliament votes to delay Brexit until June 30th

Members of the British Parliament voted 412 votes to 202 to delay leaving the European Union until June 30th, as Prime Minister Theresa May requested. The vote comes after the Parliament previously rejected May’s proposal of a post-Brexit agreement with the EU and also rejected holding a new referendum. It...

World 12.03.19 | 23:23

May loses second vote on Brexit deal in major setback

Prime Minister Theresa May has lost a crucial second vote on her Brexit deal with Brussels, in a major setback to her plan to withdraw Britain from the European Union on March 29. May lost by 391 to 242 votes, a margin of 149, amid continued opposition from eurosceptics in her Conservative party. Many...

World 25.02.19 | 17:01

Guardian: Brexit could be delayed until 2021

Brexit could be delayed until 2021 under plans being explored by the EU’s most senior officials, at a time of growing exasperation over Theresa May’s handling of the talks, the Guardian can reveal. A lengthy extension of the negotiating period is gaining traction as the EU’s default position should...

World 03.02.19 | 17:36

Queen to be evacuated if Brexit turns ugly

British officials have revived cold war emergency plans to relocate the royal family should there be riots in London if Britain suffers a disruptive departure from the European Union, two Sunday newspapers have reported. “These emergency evacuation plans have been in existence since the cold war but...

World 31.01.19 | 15:49

Hunt: Britain may need to delay Brexit if deal agreed

The British government may have to seek a delay in the date of leaving the European Union beyond March 29 to allow time for parliament to approve crucial legislation, Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday. Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking more talks with EU officials on changing a protocol...

World 25.01.19 | 11:31

Queen urges Britain to find common ground as Brexit crisis deepens

Queen Elizabeth II urged Britain to seek out the common ground and grasp the big picture, a coded plea to the political class to resolve the Brexit crisis that has shocked investors and allies alike, Reuters reports. With the clock ticking down to March 29, the date set in law for Brexit, the United...

World 22.01.19 | 12:17

Germany disappointed by May’s Brexit plan, suggests second referendum

German Justice Minister Katarina Barley said on Tuesday she was disappointed by British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to break a deadlock over Brexit and suggested Britain hold a second referendum, Reuters reports. May on Monday sought to break the parliamentary impasse over Britain’s exit from...

World 22.01.19 | 09:43

UK leader snubs Brexit delay, sticks to her EU divorce deal

Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday rejected calls to delay Britain’s departure from the European Union, and said her Plan B was to get her rejected Brexit deal approved by Parliament after securing changes to a contentious Irish border measure, AP reported. Outlining what she plans to do after her...

World 16.01.19 | 14:19

UK government faces no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin, AP reported. May is battling to save her job after staking her political reputation on a last-ditch effort to win support for the divorce agreement she negotiated...

World 16.01.19 | 13:08

Austria’s Kurz ready for more talks with UK to stop disorderly Brexit

Austria would support granting Britain more time for negotiations to avoid it crashing out of the European Union with no exit deal, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday, though he stressed the current deal could not be renegotiated, Reuters reports. The UK parliament resoundingly rejected Prime...

World 16.01.19 | 10:05

EU expresses horror at Brexit vote, refuses to reopen deal

The European Union said it was horrified by the massive scale of the U.K. Parliament defeat of the Brexit deal agreed with Prime Minister Theresa May but said there was no option to renegotiate. Diplomats said they were stunned by the extent of the loss. As they tried on Tuesday night to plot the EU...

World 15.01.19 | 23:12

UK parliament rejects Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes – the largest defeat for a sitting government in history. MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU on 29 March. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has now...

World 15.01.19 | 12:47

UK readies for historic Brexit deal vote

MPs are preparing to vote on whether to back Theresa May’s deal for leaving the European Union, BBC reports. The so-called “meaningful vote” will take place later as five days of debate on Brexit come to an end. Mrs May has called for politicians to back her deal or risk “letting the British...

World 14.01.19 | 09:33

Brexit failure a catastrophic breach of trust, says PM May

A failure to deliver Brexit would be “a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy”, Prime Minister Theresa May has warned. Writing in the Sunday Express, May pleaded with MPs to back her Brexit deal in Tuesday’s crunch Commons vote, the BBC reports. Not doing so risks the UK...

World 09.01.19 | 10:58

UK Brexit vote set for January 15

British MPs will vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal on January 15, her office said Tuesday, amid growing speculation that London could seek to delay its looming departure from the European Union if the agreement is rejected. May confirmed the House of Commons will cast its judgment on...