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#Brexit – Cross-party group of 40 MEPs sign pledge to work together to keep EU membership on the table

#Brexit – Cross-party group of 40 MEPs sign pledge to work together to keep EU membership on the table

| September 5, 2019

Remain-supporting British MEPs have formed a new cross-party alliance and pledged to work together in the face of Brexit and Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament, writes Jon Stone. The pact, named the Brussels Declaration, unites the EU delegations of Labour, Greens, Liberal Democrats, Alliance, Plaid Cymru, and the SNP – with the aim of “keeping the […]

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We don’t trust #Johnson on 15 October election date – Keir Starmer

We don’t trust #Johnson on 15 October election date – Keir Starmer

| September 5, 2019

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party does not trust Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s proposal to hold an election on 15 October, before the country is due to leave the European Union, its Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer (pictured) said on Wednesday (4 September), writes Costas Pitas. Labour wants a no-deal Brexit to be taken off the table […]

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Johnson bids for election as opponents seek to stop no-deal #Brexit

Johnson bids for election as opponents seek to stop no-deal #Brexit

| September 4, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured) will try to call a snap election today (4 September) after lawmakers seeking to prevent him taking Britain out of the European Union without a divorce deal dealt him a humbling parliamentary defeat, write Michael Holden and Guy Faulconbridge of Reuters. Parliament’s move leaves Brexit up in the air, […]

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#Farage says PM Johnson does not want a no-deal #Brexit

#Farage says PM Johnson does not want a no-deal #Brexit

| September 4, 2019

The leader of the Brexit Party Nigel Farage (pictured) said he did not trust Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take Britain out of the European Union without a deal and so would struggle to strike an electoral pact with him, writes Kate Holton. “Of course if Boris Johnson says we’re leaving, we’re going to have […]

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#Brexit showdown: MPs bid to block Johnson leaving EU with no deal

#Brexit showdown: MPs bid to block Johnson leaving EU with no deal

| September 4, 2019

British lawmakers on Tuesday (3 September) tried to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson from pursuing what they cast as a calamitous no-deal Brexit, a challenge a senior government source said would prompt him to call for a snap election on 14 October, writes Guy Faulconbridge. More than three years since the United Kingdom voted to […]

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Labour to do ‘everything necessary’ to stop no-deal #Brexit

Labour to do ‘everything necessary’ to stop no-deal #Brexit

| September 3, 2019

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party will do everything possible to stop a no-deal Brexit after parliament returns on Tuesday (3 September), its leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Monday (2 September), writes Paul Sandle of Reuters. Lawmakers opposed to the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union on 31 October without an orderly transition arrangement are […]

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Election speculation mounts in Britain on eve of ‘last chance’ #Brexit battle

Election speculation mounts in Britain on eve of ‘last chance’ #Brexit battle

| September 3, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson summoned ministers to a meeting on Monday (2 September), stoking speculation he could call an election if parliament defeats the government over a Brexit plan opponents fear could push the United Kingdom into a ruinous no-deal exit, write Guy Faulconbridge, Elizabeth Piper and Kate Holton of Reuters. Johnson’s promise to take the […]

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