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  • Thursday, November 15th 2018 - 09:43 UTC

    Brexit Secretary Raab resigns: end of May's withdrawal agreement?

    Raab was closely involved in drafting the agreement, which sets out the terms of Britain's departure from the EU

    Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has resigned saying he “cannot in good conscience support” the UK's draft Brexit agreement with the EU. Theresa May announced on Wednesday evening that she had secured the backing of her cabinet for the agreement, after a five hour meeting.But several ministers were understood to have spoken against it.

  • Thursday, October 18th 2018 - 07:04 UTC

    Brussels No deal: Brexit transition could be extended full year? Brexiteers furious

    Theresa May addressed her 27 European counterparts on Wednesday evening, urging them to give ground and end the current Brexit deadlock.

    Brexit-backing MPs have reacted angrily to the idea that the United Kingdom's transition out of the European Union could be extended for another year, to the end of 2021. Downing Street refused to rule out an extension after a Wednesday summit of EU leaders in Brussels failed to make progress.

  • Monday, October 15th 2018 - 07:38 UTC

    Countdown for Mrs. May: EU Brexit talks on Sunday faltered on Irish “backstop”

    Talks between Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and EU negotiator Michel Barnier faltered on Sunday over the so-called Irish “backstop”

    The UK can still make progress in Brexit talks despite serious unresolved issues, Downing Street has said. Talks between Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and EU negotiator Michel Barnier faltered on Sunday over the so-called Irish “backstop”, which could see the UK remaining in the customs union. However Number 10 said the government was still “committed to making progress”.

  • Sunday, October 14th 2018 - 23:27 UTC

    David Davis calls for Cabinet to rebel against May over Brexit deal

    David Davis wrote that May's blueprint for continued ties with the EU under her Chequers plan is “completely unacceptable.”

    Prime Minister Theresa May's former Brexit chief negotiator David Davis Sunday wrote in a newspaper column that the entire British Cabinet should drop any plan and seek a free trade deal in the style of Canada.

  • Wednesday, October 10th 2018 - 07:36 UTC

    Challenging agenda for Mrs. May and Chequers plan: Commons and EU leaders again next week

    Former Brexit Secretary David Davis has warned of “dire” electoral consequences for the party if she persists with her model for trade with the EU

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May will face the Commons for the first time since the EU rejected her Brexit plan, amid mounting pressure from some Tory MPs to change course. A week before a crucial meeting of EU leaders, the prime minister shows no sign of abandoning her proposals.

  • Thursday, July 19th 2018 - 07:20 UTC

    Corbyn on Brexit: “the government has sunk in a mire of chaos and division”

    During Prime Minister's Questions, Jeremy Corbyn slammed the “war” raging inside the Conservative Party

    British Prime Minister Theresa May faced claims from her backbenchers of deciding “Brexit means Remain” before Jeremy Corbyn slammed the “war” raging inside the Conservative Party. Mrs May was confronted by Leave-backing Tory Andrea Jenkyns at Prime Minister’s Questions, who questioned why the Government had backed away from its “Brexit means Brexit” approach.

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, July 10th 2018 - 06:38 UTC

    May reshuffles cabinet and warns that a divided Tory party could lead to a Corbyn government

    Mrs May was forced to carry out a reshuffle of her top team after Boris Johnson and David Davis both quit.

    Theresa May will chair her new-look cabinet on Tuesday morning after a string of resignations over her Brexit strategy left her government in crisis. Mrs. May was forced to carry out a reshuffle of her top team after Boris Johnson and David Davis both quit.

  • Monday, July 9th 2018 - 06:46 UTC

    Brexit team resigns over Chequers' 'soft' plan: decisive debate this Monday in Parliament

    In his letter, Mr. Davis said “the current trend of policy and tactics” was making it “look less and less likely” UK would leave the customs union and single market.

    Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned from the UK government. His resignation comes days after Theresa May secured the cabinet's backing for her Brexit plan despite claims from critics that it was “soft”. Mr. Davis was appointed to the post in 2016 and was responsible for negotiating the UK's EU withdrawal. Junior minister S.Baker quit shortly after Mr. Davis - as Mrs. May prepares to face MPs and peers this Monday.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 08:52 UTC

    Decisive debates in Commons for Theresa May and Brexit

    Mrs May said: “We must think about the message Parliament will send to the European Union this week.”

    UK prime minsiter Theresa May has appealed to Tory rebels not to undermine her negotiating position with the EU by backing amendments to Brexit legislation made by the Lords. Addressing a meeting of the backbench 1922 committee on Monday ahead of a series of crunch Commons votes, the Prime Minister told MPs to consider the signal that would be sent to Brussels if the Government was defeated.