EU leaders warn Britain will choose softer Brexit or crashing out

It’s No Deal or Norway: Gloating EU leaders warn Britain will be forced to choose between a softer Brexit or crashing out if May’s deal fails again ‘New proposals’, or a softer Brexit, could be the only option if May’s deal fails  If the deal falls through there will be No deal or ‘a much closer relationship’ EU leaders warned […]

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EU allows Britain a delay on Brexit date

London: The UK has been given a reprieve of at least a fortnight to try and work out what it wants from Brexit. British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels.Credit:AP The announcement comes as local media revealed that Britain's military is planning for a no-deal Brexit from a nuclear bunker below the […]

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Britain must have plan to push through deal to get Brexit extension: Coveney

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain must present a detailed plan how to push the agreement on its withdrawal from the European Union through parliament to get the EU’s approval for an extension of the March 29th membership deadline, Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said. Speaking to reporters after a meeting of EU ministers on Brexit, Coveney said there was a lot […]

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Labour's Corbyn calls on UK opposition parties to work on Brexit plan

LONDON (Reuters) – Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, called on other opposition leaders on Tuesday to work towards finding a majority in parliament for “a close economic relationship” with the European Union after Brexit. Corbyn met leaders from the Scottish National Party, Liberal Democrats, Wales’ Plaid Cymru and the Green Party to discuss how to break […]

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Honda says any Brexit delay must be long enough to give stability

LONDON (Reuters) – Japanese carmaker Honda said any delay to Brexit must be long enough to give businesses stability whilst BMW is still preparing for a “worst-case scenario” no-deal Brexit after lawmakers backed postponing Britain’s exit from the EU. The country’s car sector, which employs more than 850,000 people, has quickly gone from a manufacturing success story to posting drops […]

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Honda says any Brexit delay must be long enough to give stability

LONDON (Reuters) – Japanese carmaker Honda said any delay to Brexit must be long enough to give businesses stability whilst BMW is still preparing for a “worst-case scenario” no-deal Brexit after lawmakers backed postponing Britain’s exit from the EU. The country’s car sector, which employs more than 850,000 people, has quickly gone from a manufacturing success story to posting drops […]

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EU antitrust watchdog considering Apple probe: Vestager

BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union’s competition watchdog is considering opening a probe of Apple over allegations that it uses its app store to gain an advantage on its own services over rivals’, the authority’s chief said on Thursday. Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, told German newspaper Tagesspiegel her watchdog would examine if there were parallels with Google, which in 2017 […]

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British lawmakers reject no-deal Brexit in any circumstance

LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers on Wednesday rejected leaving the European Union without a deal in any scenario, paving the way for a vote to delay Brexit to seek a way out of the country’s worst political crisis in generations. Lawmakers voted by 321 to 278 in favor of a motion that ruled out a potentially disorderly ‘no-deal’ Brexit under […]

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UK says would cut tariffs, no checks on Irish border in no-deal Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Wednesday it would eliminate import tariffs on a wide range of goods and avoid a so-called hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The government announced the moves, which it said would be temporary, ahead of a vote by lawmakers later on Wednesday on whether Britain should […]

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Brexit deal close on Saturday, but UK cabinet rejected it: EU sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A Brexit deal seemed close on Saturday after the EU indicated legal ways for London to unilaterally leave the contentious Irish border backstop, sources in the bloc said, but the plan was rejected by British Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet. The bloc’s Brexit negotiators on Monday updated envoys of the 27 states staying in the European Union […]

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