UK PM May seeks to end Brexit stalemate after winning confidence vote

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote in the British parliament on Wednesday before inviting other party leaders for immediate talks to try to break the impasse on a Brexit divorce agreement. Lawmakers voted 325 to 306 that they had confidence in May’s government, just 24 hours after handing her European Union withdrawal deal a crushing […]

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Search on for Brexit consensus after May's crushing defeat

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May was trying to forge consensus in parliament on a Brexit divorce agreement on Wednesday after the crushing defeat of her own deal left Britain’s exit from the European Union in disarray 10 weeks before it is due to leave. May was widely expected to see off an attempt by the opposition Labour Party […]

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How has the EU responded to the Brexit vote?

Here's what they had to say the morning after the night before… Germany In a surprising reaction, German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested there was still time for negotiations between the European Union and Britain over its departure from the bloc. Merkel said that she regretted the decision by MPs to oppose the agreement negotiated by British Prime Minister Theresa May […]

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Austria says there will be no renegotiation of Brexit deal after UK vote

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Tuesday reacted to Britain’s parliament rejecting the Brexit deal reached between London and the European Union by saying the agreement would not be renegotiated. “I regret the outcome of the Brexit vote in the British lower house in London. In any case there will be no renegotiation of the withdrawal agreement,” Kurz […]

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France’s Le Pen launches EU campaign with appeal to ‘yellow vests’

Paris: French far-right leader Marine Le Pen launched her campaign for the May 26 European Parliament election on Sunday with an appeal to the broad "yellow vest" protest movement that has rattled the government. French far right leader Marine Le Pen.Credit:AP Le Pen urged the tens of thousands of protesters who have staged weekly protests against President Emmanuel Macron since […]

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Ahead of vote, UK PM May warns it would be catastrophic to halt Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers on Sunday that failing to deliver Brexit would be catastrophic for democracy, in a plea for support two days before parliament is expected to reject her deal with Brussels. With the clock ticking down to its March 29 exit from the European Union and parliament deadlocked, Britain faces a hugely […]

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Factbox: Britain's Brexit vote – How many lawmakers are backing PM May?

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament is debating whether to support Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, a decision which will define Britain’s departure from the European Union and set the course for the country’s economy. The odds look stacked against May winning parliamentary approval for her deal, which has come under fire from all sides, including eurosceptics, supporters of the […]

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Getting Brexit deal through UK parliament will be challenging: business minister

BERLIN (Reuters) – It’s going to be “clearly challenging” to pass Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal with the European Union through the British parliament, Business Minister Greg Clark said on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters during a visit to Berlin, Clark said the agreement was fair and honorable. He said it was increasingly clear to parliament that a no-deal Brexit […]

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No plans seen to bring Brexit deal back to parliament: junior minister

LONDON (Reuters) – British junior Brexit minister Chris Heaton-Harris said on Wednesday he had not seen any plans to suggest Prime Minister Theresa May would ask parliament to vote again on her Brexit deal if it is rejected next week. May postponed a planned vote on the deal in December in order to seek further reassurances from the European Union, […]

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