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May to launch new push on her #Brexit deal next month

May to launch new push on her #Brexit deal next month

| May 16, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May will launch another push next month to approve Britain’s exit from the European Union before the summer break, setting a new deadline for her Brexit plan and a potential timetable for her own departure, write Guy Faulconbridge and Elizabeth Piper. Nearly three years after the United Kingdom voted 52% to 48% to leave […]

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UK doesn’t need an election or #Brexit referendum – Hunt

UK doesn’t need an election or #Brexit referendum – Hunt

| May 16, 2019

Britain does not need a national election or another Brexit referendum right now, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (pictured) said this week, writes Guy Faulconbridge.   Hunt said it was not impossible to get a Brexit deal with Labour but that it was in both parties’ political DNA not to trust each other. He said both […]

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In #Brexit quagmire, UK parliament session hits longest in over 350 years

In #Brexit quagmire, UK parliament session hits longest in over 350 years

| May 15, 2019

Deadlocked over navigating Britain’s exit from the European Union, the country’s parliament session is now the longest since the English Civil War of 1642-51, the House of Commons library said on Monday (13 May), writes Kylie MacLellan. Parliamentary sessions usually last a year, from spring to spring, but after a June 2017 election the government announced […]

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Senior Conservatives tell May to ditch #Brexit talks with Labour

Senior Conservatives tell May to ditch #Brexit talks with Labour

| May 15, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May was told by senior members of her own party on Tuesday (14 May) to abandon talks to find a Brexit compromise with the opposition Labour Party as pressure mounted on her to name a date for standing down, write Guy Faulconbridge and Elizabeth Piper. Nearly three years after the United Kingdom […]

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#Brexit – May has already set out timetable for her departure: Buckland

#Brexit – May has already set out timetable for her departure: Buckland

| May 14, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May does not need to spell out a timetable for her departure, prisons minister Robert Buckland said on Sunday (12 May), adding the leader had already announced she would leave office after the first phase of Brexit, writes Elizabeth Piper. May, who offered to quit if her deal to leave the European Union […]

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#Brexit anger makes European vote ‘difficult’ for Conservatives – Damian Hinds

#Brexit anger makes European vote ‘difficult’ for Conservatives – Damian Hinds

| May 14, 2019

European elections will be difficult for Britain’s governing Conservatives, their education minister said on Sunday (12 May), after the party slumped into fifth place in an opinion poll and the new Brexit Party took top spot, writes Elizabeth Piper. Almost three years since Britain voted to leave the European Union, the country’s Brexit process has become […]

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#Brexit – May’s party slumps to fifth place as pressure mounts for her to go

#Brexit – May’s party slumps to fifth place as pressure mounts for her to go

| May 14, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives have fallen to fifth place in an opinion poll ahead of the 23 May European parliamentary election as pressure grows for her to set a date for her own departure, writes Guy Faulconbridge. Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party was in the lead, up four percentage points, on 34% while May’s Conservative […]

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