Tag: Brexit

Hammond – Backing a ‘no deal’ #Brexit means deliberately harming economy

Hammond – Backing a ‘no deal’ #Brexit means deliberately harming economy

| May 23, 2019

British Finance Minister Philip Hammond (pictured) has warned that those pushing for Britain to leave the European Union without a deal would be doing deliberate damage to the British economy, writes Kylie MacLellan. Nearly three years after the United Kingdom voted 52% to 48% in a referendum to leave the EU, it remains unclear how, […]

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#Brexit crisis – Minister quits, piling pressure on May

#Brexit crisis – Minister quits, piling pressure on May

| May 23, 2019

Prominent Brexit supporter Andrea Leadsom resigned from Prime Minister Theresa May’s government on Wednesday, piling pressure on the British leader after a new Brexit gambit backfired and fuelled calls for her to quit, write Elizabeth Piper, Kylie MacLellan and William James. So far May has resisted, vowing to press on despite opposition from lawmakers and other ministers to her […]

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#Brexit – Some of May’s lawmakers try to oust her even earlier: BBC political editor

#Brexit – Some of May’s lawmakers try to oust her even earlier: BBC political editor

| May 23, 2019

Lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party have begun a new push to oust her even earlier so that she doesn’t have the chance to put her Brexit compromise plan to a vote in parliament, the BBC’s political editor said, write Costas Pitas and Guy Faulconbridge. “There is a new push to oust PM […]

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UK government will ‘reflect’ on reaction to #Brexit deal over next few days – Gove

UK government will ‘reflect’ on reaction to #Brexit deal over next few days – Gove

| May 23, 2019

The British government will reflect on how people react to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, Environment Minister Michael Gove (pictured) said on Wednesday (22 May) when asked whether there will definitely be a vote in the week of 3 June on the bill, writes Costas Pitas. “We will reflect over the course of the […]

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EU patiently follows Britain’s #Brexit debate – EU Commission

EU patiently follows Britain’s #Brexit debate – EU Commission

| May 23, 2019

The European Commission is following the debate in Britain about the country’s planned exit from the European Union “closely and patiently”, the EU executive’s chief spokesman said on Wednesday (22 May), writes Jan Strupczewski. Margaritis Schinas (pictured) was responding to the speech of Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday (21 May) in which she […]

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May’s #Brexit gambit fails as her premiership fades

May’s #Brexit gambit fails as her premiership fades

| May 23, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May’s final Brexit gambit was in tatters on Wednesday (22 May) just hours after her offer of a vote on a second referendum and closer trading arrangements failed to win over either opposition lawmakers or many in her own party, write Guy Faulconbridge and Costas Pitas. Nearly three years since Britain voted […]

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UK ministers to consider merits of indicative #Brexit votes

UK ministers to consider merits of indicative #Brexit votes

| May 22, 2019

Senior ministers considered the merits of whether lawmakers should hold indicative votes on Brexit options when Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet met on Tuesday (21 May), her spokesman said, writes Elizabeth Piper. May is due to bring a European Union Withdrawal Agreement Bill before parliament in the week beginning 3 June, but the spokesman said on […]

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