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  • Tuesday, July 10th 2018 - 07:20 UTC

    Quick review of Brexit events and possible outcomes

    May came to power shortly after the Brexit vote, promising to be a steady hand in the negotiations.

    A huge political fight has erupted in the UK government over Brexit, Britain’s controversial decision to break away from the European Union, and it could bring down Prime Minister Theresa May. In the last 24 hours, three members of May's cabinet — Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, Brexit Minister David Davis, and the minister for the Department for Exiting the EU, Steve Baker — quit the government in protest over May’s handling of negotiations with the European Union.

  • Wednesday, July 4th 2018 - 08:56 UTC

    Lord Hague to the rescue of Theresa May warns Brexiteers ahead of Friday meeting

    Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Lord Hague said that any minister who chose that moment to quit would show they were not fit to hold high office in the first place

    Former Tory Party leader William Hague has issued a blunt warning to Cabinet Brexiteers not to push their demands for a clean break with the European Union too far. Ahead of crunch Cabinet talks at Chequers on Friday, Lord Hague said Parliament could force a “watered-down” Brexit on the Government if ministers fail to agree a compromise plan on Britain’s future customs relationship with the EU.

  • Wednesday, July 4th 2018 - 08:43 UTC

    UK government to publish details of the fishing industry after Brexit

    There were protests when it was revealed that the UK would continue to be bound by the Common Fisheries Policy during the post-Brexit transition period.  JAMES GLOSSOP

    The UK government is to publish details of how it wants to manage the fishing industry after Brexit. Ministers promised the UK would “take back control of our waters” when it leaves the EU's Common Fisheries Policy.

  • Monday, July 2nd 2018 - 20:47 UTC

    Tension for the Brexit: Theresa May will meet with Angela Merkel and leaders of the EU

    May's visit to the German capital is framed by a period of growing tensions between London and Brussels

    The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, will visit Berlin and the Netherlands in the coming days to meet with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch authorities before assembling her government to finally decide what commercial relationship her country wants with the European Union (EU) in the future, commented her spokesman on Monday.

  • Monday, June 25th 2018 - 08:39 UTC

    Brexit debate in the streets of London: tens of thousands march for, and against leaving the EU

    The protest is part of a “summer of action” by campaign groups designed to increase pressure on Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn.

    Tens of thousands of people have marched on Saturday in central London to demand a final vote on any UK exit deal, on the second anniversary of the Brexit vote. Organizers of the People's Vote march say Brexit is “not a done deal” and people must “make their voices heard”. Meanwhile, hundreds attended a pro-Brexit counter-protest. It came as senior Cabinet ministers, including Liam Fox and David Davis, insisted the UK is prepared to walk away from talks without an agreement.

  • Saturday, June 23rd 2018 - 09:09 UTC

    Scotland withdraws consent to any further Brexit legislation until “devolution system is fixed”

    Scottish First Minister accused the UK government of “ripping up” the devolution settlement. (GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT—AFP/Getty Images)

    Holyrood will not give consent to any further Brexit legislation until the “broken” devolution system is fixed, Scotland's Brexit Minister has said. Michael Russell added the Scottish government no longer trusted UK ministers after they pushed through the Brexit bill last week. He was speaking as Nicola Sturgeon held talks in Guernsey with UK Cabinet Minister David Lidington.

  • Saturday, June 23rd 2018 - 09:03 UTC

    BMW joins Airbus in calling for clarity in Brexit negotiations

    Earlier, Airbus warned it would leave if the UK exits with no transition deal.

    Car giant BMW has followed plane-maker Airbus in warning about the consequences of Brexit uncertainty. BMW UK boss Ian Robertson says clarity is needed by the end of the summer. BMW makes the Mini and Rolls Royce and employs about 8,000 people in the UK.

  • Friday, June 22nd 2018 - 08:52 UTC

    Unequivocal EU support for Dublin: no Brexit deal without agreement on the Irish border

    Juncker assured Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that the EU would not waver on what he made clear was a pivotal issue.

    European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the UK there will be no Brexit deal without agreement on the Irish border. On a visit to Dublin, Mr Juncker said fellow EU member states would not let Ireland be “isolated” on the impasse, insisting the demand for a resolution was a Europe-wide demand.

  • Friday, June 22nd 2018 - 08:15 UTC

    Airbus warns UK on Brexit and “its severe negative consequences”

    The European plane maker said the warning was not part of “project fear, but its dawning reality”. Airbus employs about 14,000 people at 25 different sites in UK

    Airbus has warned it could leave the UK if the country exits the European Union single market and customs union without a transition deal. The European plane maker said the warning was not part of “project fear, but its dawning reality”. Airbus employs about 14,000 people at 25 different sites in the UK.

  • Friday, June 15th 2018 - 10:51 UTC

    Theresa May again on the edge: Pro-EU Tories backing for crucial Brexit votes questioned

    Leading pro-Europe Tory rebel Dominic Grieve argues the wording of the compromise reached with PM Theresa May has been changed and is unacceptable

    A UK government's compromise to avoid a Commons defeat on Brexit has been rejected as “unacceptable” by leading rebel Dominic Grieve. Prime Minister Theresa May had convinced most rebels - who want MPs to have the final say - to back her in a key vote on Tuesday night by giving them assurances. But the wording of the promised compromise has now been published.