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UK headed for #Brexit delay and second referendum – #Farage

UK headed for #Brexit delay and second referendum – #Farage

| January 17, 2019

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage (pictured) said on Wednesday (16 January) he thought Britain was heading for a delay to its scheduled March 29 exit from the European Union and probably would hold a fresh referendum on the country’s membership of the EU, writes William Schomberg. Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a resounding defeat on her […]

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First thing May needs to do is extend #Brexit deadline – Sturgeon

First thing May needs to do is extend #Brexit deadline – Sturgeon

| January 17, 2019

If British Prime Minister Theresa May wants a cross-party compromise on Brexit the first thing she needs to do is to extend the March 29 time limit, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured) said on Wednesday (16 January), writes Elisabeth O’Leary. The day after a parliamentary loss by the worst margin for a British government […]

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Labour calls on May to try a #Brexit compromise to get deal passed

Labour calls on May to try a #Brexit compromise to get deal passed

| January 17, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May could eventually get a Brexit deal through parliament if she negotiated a compromise with the opposition Labour Party, the second most powerful man in the party told Reuters on Wednesday (16 January), writes Andrew MacAskill. May’s Brexit deal suffered a crushing defeat in parliament on Tuesday (15 January), triggering political chaos […]

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EU increases its #HumanitarianAssistance – Record budget adopted for 2019

EU increases its #HumanitarianAssistance – Record budget adopted for 2019

| January 17, 2019

As more and more people face humanitarian crises worldwide, the EU has adopted its highest ever initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.6 billion for 2019. From long-lasting conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, to the growing impact of climate change worldwide, humanitarian crises are worsening and conflict threatens aid delivery to those most in […]

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#Brexit – Time has come for UK to clarify its position

#Brexit – Time has come for UK to clarify its position

| January 17, 2019

MEPs debated the rejection of the Withdrawal Agreement in the UK’s House of Commons © European Union 2019 – EP  In the debate following the UK House of Commons’ meaningful vote, MEPs underlined that Europeans will remain united and that citizens’ rights are still the EP’s priority. Following the rejection of the Withdrawal Agreement and […]

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‘We are staring down the barrel’: Reactions to May’s #Brexit deal defeat

‘We are staring down the barrel’: Reactions to May’s #Brexit deal defeat

| January 16, 2019

European Union leaders said they would step up preparations for a no-deal Brexit and British business groups reacted with alarm after British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin on Tuesday (15 January), writes Andy Bruce. BRITISH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY “It is clear that the House does not […]

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Stand aside and make way for our deal, Britain’s #Labour tells May

Stand aside and make way for our deal, Britain’s #Labour tells May

| January 16, 2019

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party said on Tuesday (15 January) it was pressing for a new national election because its alternative plan for leaving the European Union was the only one that could pass through parliament and unite the country, writes Elizabeth Piper. A Labour spokesman also said the party believed that a no confidence […]

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