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Montevideo, June 18th 2019 - 15:56 UTC

Tag: Brexit vote

  • Thursday, December 20th 2018 - 09:21 UTC

    Another Brexit referendum “plausible” if deadlock in Parliament persists

    Mrs. May has repeatedly ruled out holding another referendum, saying it was the government's duty to implement the result of the 2016 Brexit vote.

    Another Brexit referendum will become a “plausible” way forward if there is deadlock in Parliament, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has said. She told ITV's Peston show while she did not personally support another vote, the case for one would grow if MPs could not agree another solution.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2018 - 09:22 UTC

    The idea of a “Norway plus” plan is floated ahead of Tuesday's Brexit vote

    Norway plus would mean the UK remaining in the EEA.  Ms Rudd said, “it seems plausible not just in terms of the country but in terms of where the MPs are”

    The UK should pursue the so-called “Norway plus” option - if Theresa May's Brexit plan is rejected by MPs on Tuesday, according to Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd. In an interview with The Times, Ms Rudd said she still supported the PM's plan - but added a variation of Norway's set-up was the best alternative.

  • 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.

  • Thursday, May 24th 2018 - 08:35 UTC

    Six out of ten voters said UK's exit from EU increased prospect of splitting up

    “Support for the Union is strong, but people are understandably nervous about the future. The UK needs a ‘new Unionism’”

    Most voters are in favor of the Union but believe Brexit has made the break-up of the United Kingdom more likely, polling has found. In England, 68% of adults backed the UK status quo followed by 66% in Wales, 59% in Northern Ireland and 52% in Scotland, according to the ICM research. But across the four nations, up to six out of 10 voters said Britain’s exit from the European Union had increased the prospect of the UK splitting up.