Brexit Archives

  • Avoid Brexit-style ‘chaos’ Dutch PM tells his people

    18-12-2018

    The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, has issued a stark warning to the Dutch public, telling them to learn from the mistakes of the British government while the Brexit negotiations continue to be dogged by setbacks in the UK for Prime Minister Theresa May.

  • May to bring Brexit deal back to parliament, rejects second referendum

    18-12-2018

    Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday (17 December) she would bring her Brexit deal back to parliament for a mid-January vote, pledging to get assurances from the European Union before then to break a deadlock over Britain's fraught efforts to quit the bloc.

  • Tony Blair: Britain and EU should prepare for second Brexit referendum

    14-12-2018

    Former Prime Minister Tony Blair will say on Friday (14 December) that Britain and the European Union should prepare for a second Brexit referendum because parliament will probably fail to agree on a divorce deal and the public will need to break the deadlock.

  • Branson: You can’t prepare for a hard Brexit

    14-12-2018

    British entrepreneur Richard Branson warned on Thursday (13 December)  companies would be left reeling like boxers if Britain left the European Union without a deal to smooth its exit, and cast doubt on the effectiveness of drawing up contingency plans.

  • Warm words but no Brexit concessions, as May leaves Brussels empty-handed

    14-12-2018

    EU leaders took turns to praise Theresa May on Thursday night (13 December) but the UK Prime Minister left Brussels empty-handed after promising her divided Conservative party that she would secure new concessions from EU leaders.

  • Doomed May wins confidence vote but at heavy cost

    12-12-2018

    Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote on Tuesday night (12 December) but it came at a heavy price, as she lost the support of nearly 40% of her Conservative MPs and the opposition hinted it may soon mount its own challenge against her.

  • Europe speeds up plans for no-deal scenario as Brexit chaos grows

    12-12-2018

    EU leaders will discuss late on Thursday (13 December) how to address the UK's concerns about its withdrawal agreement from the EU, but discussions on contingency plans are gathering pace as the chances of an orderly divorce continue to wane.

  • Post-Brexit Gibraltar border could become pawn between UK and Spain, says MEP Girling

    12-12-2018

    Despite Theresa May's efforts to salvage her "more than imperfect Brexit deal", any serious business or government should now consider a no-deal exit as a real possibility and prepare for it, British MEP Julie Girling told EURACTIV.com.

  • Tories call no confidence vote but May vows to fight on

    12-12-2018

    The UK was poised for more political chaos on Wednesday (12 December) as Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to ride through a no-confidence vote with “everything I’ve got” after her own Conservative MPs formally launched a move to oust her.

  • May’s premiership hangs by a thread ahead of EU summit

    12-12-2018

    With less than four months left until the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on 29 March, Theresa May's premiership and her deal to stave off a disorderly departure or a bid to stop Brexit are hanging by a thread.

  • May comes up empty-handed as she launches last ditch Brexit tour

    11-12-2018

    Prime Minister Theresa May is set to emerge empty-handed from a whistle-stop tour of European capitals where she seeks further concessions from EU leaders to salvage her unpopular Brexit deal.

  • Juncker warns May: ‘No room’ to renegotiate Brexit deal

    11-12-2018

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday (11 December) that the EU would be open to offer “clarifications” to  British Prime Minister Theresa May, but insisted that the withdrawal agreement was the “best possible, the only possible” deal.