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Brexit 11-10-2019

Brexit talks enter crucial ‘tunnel’ phase, but gaps on substance remain

Talks on a new Brexit deal have entered a potentially decisive last phase, as officials from the EU and the UK appear to be closing in on a last-ditch agreement that could avert the UK's messy cliff-edge exit on 31 October.
Brexit 19-09-2019

Table Brexit plans by September 30 or talks are ‘over’, Johnson warned

Boris Johnson has been given until September 30 to submit an alternative to the Irish border backstop in writing to Brussels, or the Brexit talks are "over", the leaders of France and Finland stated on Wednesday (18 September).
Brexit 18-09-2019

Risk of no-deal Brexit ‘very real’, Juncker tells EU lawmakers

The risk of a no-deal Brexit remains 'very real', European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned MEPs in Strasbourg on Wednesday but said he is prepared to work "day in day out, morning until night" to strike a deal.
Brexit 16-09-2019

‘Empty lecturn’ press conference leaves Johnson humiliated

Visiting UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was left humiliated after his Luxembourgish host effectively empty-chaired him on Monday, before criticising Johnson’s handling of the Brexit negotiations and accusing the Leave campaign, which Johnson had fronted, of lying during the 2016 referendum campaign.
Brexit 12-09-2019

Scottish court hands Boris Johnson fresh Brexit blow

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a fresh blow Wednesday (11 September) when a Scottish court ruled that his controversial decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful.
Brexit 08-09-2019

UK lawmakers to block election again, as constitutional crisis intensifies

The chances of an election before the UK leaves the EU are rapidly receding but the political and constitutional battle between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and parliamentarians is set to continue to intensify.
Brexit 12-08-2019

EU’s Juncker tells Britain: no-deal Brexit will hurt you the most

A no-deal Brexit would hurt Britain more than the rest of Europe no matter how much Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government pretends otherwise, outgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in remarks published on Saturday (10 August).
Brexit 09-08-2019

It’s up to EU to avoid no-deal Brexit, says UK foreign minister

Britain's foreign minister on Thursday (8 August) pressed the European Union to amend the terms of Britain's EU withdrawal agreement, saying Brussels would have to take responsibility for a no-deal Brexit if it does not compromise.
Brexit 16-04-2019

Verhofstadt warns Brexit extension could ‘poison’ EU elections

Liberal group leader Guy Verhofstadt warned on Tuesday (16 April) that the decision to grant the United Kingdom a Brexit extension last week could “poison” the European elections, in which the UK is now likely to take part.
Brexit 11-04-2019

Trick or treat for May as EU leaders agree on Halloween Brexit date

The UK is set to remain in the EU until 31 October and take part in next month's European elections, after Theresa May accepted a new extension granted by EU leaders in the early hours of Thursday morning (11 April) that will prevent the UK crashing out of the bloc at the end of the week.
Brexit 10-04-2019

UK will become ‘Trojan horse’ inside EU, British MP threatens

The UK will become a “trojan horse” inside the EU should the country fail to withdraw from the bloc, prominent Pro-Brexit MP Mark Francois has claimed.
Brexit 10-04-2019

Macron should keep Britain twisting on its Brexit hook

With the Brexit camp in increasing turmoil, EU leaders would be wise to give Theresa May her extension and wait for the tide to continue turning, argues Denis MacShane.
Brexit 04-04-2019

Leave vote softens but UK still split down the middle on Brexit, says polling guru

The Leave vote may have softened, but most Britons would vote the same way again if the UK held another referendum on Brexit, says UK polling guru John Curtice.
Brexit 02-04-2019

No-deal Brexit could impact foreign and security policy, Barnier warns

The EU should prepare for the implications of a no-deal Brexit on the future security partnership with the UK, the bloc's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, told the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee on Tuesday (2 April).
Brexit 01-04-2019

No deal Brexit ‘almost inevitable’ after UK MPs fail to break deadlock

A 'no deal' Brexit has become 'almost inevitable" after UK lawmakers again failed to break the Brexit deadlock on Monday night (1 April), narrowly rejecting all four alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement.
Brexit 01-04-2019

Betrayal hangs in the air as citizens’ revolt hits Westminster

The sense of a citizens’ revolt hung heavy in the air around Westminster on Friday afternoon as a host of Leave supporting groups gathered for rallies, furious at the MPs who have denied them the Brexit they were promised. As...
Brexit 29-03-2019

Tusk calls crisis summit after MPs nix Brexit deal a third time

The EU will hold a Brexit crisis summit on 10 April, European Council President Donald Tusk announced on Friday (29 March) after the parliament in London rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a third time, by 58 votes.
Brexit 27-03-2019

May offers to resign as MPs fail to take back control

Theresa May made her final roll of the dice on Wednesday (27 March), offering to resign if MPs back her Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, in another tumultuous and confusing day in Westminster.
Brexit 22-03-2019

The ball’s in your court on Brexit, leaders tell UK

EU leaders struck a reflective tone as they wrapped up a Spring summit in Brussels that was, again, dominated by Brexit.
Brexit 21-03-2019

Back May’s Brexit deal and you get more time, EU leaders tell Westminster

EU leaders will grant the United Kingdom a possible eight-week delay to Brexit provided that the House of Commons passes the Withdrawal Agreement next week, according to conclusions agreed the European Council summit on late Thursday (21 March) night.
Brexit 20-03-2019

Tusk ups the Brexit ante: ‘No extension without Brexit endorsement’

European Council President Donald Tusk dramatically upped the Brexit stakes on Wednesday (20 March), warning that the EU will only grant Theresa May’s Brexit extension request if UK lawmakers back the Withdrawal Agreement next week.
Brexit 15-03-2019

Taking stock: A whirlwind week in Westminster

“I guess that’s politics, but it’s not a very nice profession at the moment,” Rory Stewart, Prisons Minister in Theresa May’s government said moments after MPs voted against a ‘no deal’ Brexit on Wednesday (13 March).
Brexit 13-03-2019

Barnier casts doubt on Brexit extension

The EU wants to hear exactly what type of a future relationship the UK wishes to have with the bloc before considering any Brexit extension, the EU’s lead Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said in Strasbourg. But he questioned the point of an extension at all and warned that the risk of a no deal "has never been higher.
Brexit 12-03-2019

UK set to demand Brexit extension after MPs hand heavy defeat to May

UK MPs again rejected Theresa May's Brexit Withdrawal Agreement by a huge majority on Tuesday evening (12 March), dealing a devastating blow to the embattled prime minister's credibility

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