Tag: Brexit
World 03.10.19 | 21:32

Szijjarto denies reports that the UK asked Hungary to veto any Brexit postponement

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto denied reports that his government received a request to veto a possible postponement of Brexit. The United Kingdom has not requested that the Hungarian government exercises its right of veto in the European Council and prevents the EU from allowing a delay...

World 30.09.19 | 13:55

UK will leave the EU on October 31 with deal or no deal

The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on Oct. 31, hopefully with a deal, finance minister Sajid Javid said on Monday, Reuters reported. “Hopefully we leave with a deal,” Javid told ITV. “If we cannot strike a deal, I think it is important to leave in any case and leave with no deal....

World 02.09.19 | 22:54

UK PM Johnson to seek October 14 election if rebels block his Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will move to call an Oct. 14 election if lawmakers block the option of leaving the European Union without a deal, a senior government source said on Monday, Reuters reported. Lawmakers are expected to vote on Tuesday on a plan that would give members of parliament...

World 28.08.19 | 11:33

Boris Johnson set to suspend parliament in bid to force through no-deal Brexit

Boris Johnson will ask the Queen to suspend parliament from mid-September until just two weeks before the 31 October deadline, reports suggest, Independent reported. The explosive move will be seen as an attempt to stop MPs from stopping the prime minister forcing through a no-deal Brexit. Under government...

World 18.08.19 | 22:45

UK to end freedom of movement for EU citizens on day one of Brexit, under new government plan

Free movement for EU citizens will end on day one of a no-deal Brexit, under new Home Office plans – despite warnings of chaos and of people trapped in legal limbo. Priti Patel, the new hardline home secretary, is pressing for border restrictions to be imposed immediately on 31 October, even though...

World 08.07.19 | 10:09

More than 30 Tory MPs are set to block a no-deal Brexit

More than 30 Tory MPs are ready to vote to block a no deal Brexit as the two rival camps gear up for a show-down in Parliament, Telegraph reported. Sam Gyimah said the MPs will pursue “legislative” options to stop no deal – such as blocking the next Prime Minister from suspending Parliament...

World 24.05.19 | 11:53

Theresa May says she will resign on June 7th after her Brexit policy failed

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced she is stepping down on June 7th, after her failure to deliver a Brexit deal with the European Union. I’ve done my best. I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back that deal … sadly I have not been able to do so. It is and will always...

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...

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