About: Theresa May

Brexit 12-12-2018

Doomed May wins confidence vote but at heavy cost

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.
Brexit 12-12-2018

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

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.
Brexit 12-12-2018

Tories call no confidence vote but May vows to fight on

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.
Brexit 12-12-2018

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

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.
Brexit 11-12-2018

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

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.
Brexit 11-12-2018

May heads to Netherlands, Germany in bid to save Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Germany's Angela Merkel Tuesday (11 December) as she works to salvage her Brexit deal, the day after delaying a parliamentary vote on it to avoid a crushing defeat.
Brexit 10-12-2018

Theresa May buys one last chance after shelving Brexit vote

UK Prime Minister Theresa May told MPs on Monday (10 December) that she would return to Brussels to seek new concessions on the Irish ‘backstop’ as she postponed a vote in parliament to give herself one last chance to salvage her battered Brexit deal.
Brexit 10-12-2018

EU court offers Brexit way out as May moves to delay crunch vote

The European Court of Justice ruled on Monday (10 December) that the UK can unilaterally halt the Brexit process as Theresa May moved towards delaying a crunch vote on her EU Withdrawal Agreement in the UK parliament.
Brexit 10-12-2018

May presses on with Brexit vote as MPs demand better deal

Theresa May will push ahead with a crucial vote on her European Union exit deal, her Brexit minister said on Sunday (9 December), as senior lawmakers in her own party piled pressure on the British prime minister to go back to Brussels and seek a better offer.
Brexit 07-12-2018

May rejects plea to delay Brexit vote

Theresa May rejected calls to delay a vote by MPs on her Brexit deal but left open the possibility to give lawmakers a vote on whether to enter into the Northern Ireland backstop on Thursday (6 December).
Brexit 06-12-2018

In the House of Commons, Brexit has no winners, only losers

Britain neither wants Brexit nor knows how to escape from it. The result is that everybody loses, and the camp of losers just gets bigger and bigger, writes Denis MacShane.
Brexit 06-12-2018

May under pressure to delay ‘meaningful’ Brexit vote

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal came under fire from allies and opponents alike on Wednesday (5 December) after the government was forced to publish legal advice showing the United Kingdom could be locked indefinitely in the EU's orbit.
Brexit 05-12-2018

Divided UK braces for once-in-a-lifetime ‘meaningful’ Brexit vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered embarrassing defeats on Tuesday (4 December) at the start of five days of debate over her plans to leave the European Union that could determine the future of Brexit and the fate of her government.
Brexit 04-12-2018

UK could halt Brexit unilaterally, says EU’s top judge

The United Kingdom could unilaterally decide to revoke Article 50 and remain in the European Union, the European Court of Justice’s top legal adviser said on Tuesday (4 December).
Brexit 04-12-2018

British MPs begin 5-day historic Brexit deal debate before vote

British MPs on Tuesday (4 December) begin five days of debate on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, ahead of a vote that will determine the future of Britain and her leadership.
Brexit 03-12-2018

Labour threatens May with new Brexit hurdle

The Labour Party said on Sunday (2 December)  it would press for contempt proceedings against the government if Prime Minister Theresa May fails to produce the full legal advice she has received on her Brexit deal.
Brexit 27-11-2018

May’s Brexit deal will deliver 5.5% economic hit, says new report

The UK economy will be 1.9%-5.5% smaller per person by 2030 under Theresa May’s painfully agreed Brexit deal, compared to if it remained in the EU, according to new research published on Tuesday (27 November).
Global Europe 27-11-2018

Trump says Brexit agreement bad for US-British trade, May disagrees

US President Donald Trump said on Monday (26 November) the agreement allowing the UK to leave the EU may make trade between Washington and London more difficult, but the UK prime minister's office disputed his interpretation.
Economy & Jobs 26-11-2018

Argentina G20 summit offers chance for trade war turning point

The United States and China have in the coming week what may be their last chance to broker a ceasefire in an increasingly dangerous trade war when their presidents meet in Buenos Aires.
Brexit 25-11-2018

Sadness the flavour of the day as EU27 approve Brexit deal

EU leaders signed off on a historic deal on Sunday (25 November) that will see the UK formally leave the European Union, describing the day's events as "tragic" but the deal itself as "the best that could be had".
Brexit 25-11-2018

Theresa May seeks support for Brexit deal in dramatic letter to the nation

Prime Minister Theresa May made a dramatic direct appeal to the British public to support her deal to exit the European Union on Sunday (25 November) even as backing from her own party for the agreement appeared to elude her.
Brexit 24-11-2018

Spain strikes last-minute deal on Gibraltar and unlocks Brexit deal

The Brexit deal is good to go. The Spanish government announced on Saturday (24 November) that it would back the deal after striking a last-minute agreement to ensure any agreement for the future relationship with the UK will not automatically apply to Gibraltar.
Brexit 23-11-2018

The Empress’s new Brexit clothes

One single sentence devoted to space activities in the EU-UK political declaration states that “the Parties should consider appropriate arrangements for co-operation on space”. Nothing better sums up the 26-page declaration on post-Brexit relations: it promises everything and nothing.
Brexit 23-11-2018

Gibraltar still a rock in the Brexit deal shoe

European Union negotiators meet on Friday (23 November) to try to clear the last Brexit hurdle before a Sunday summit is due to endorse the withdrawal deal and future ties agreement, but Spain's eleventh-hour objections over Gibraltar mean the final text could not be ready until the last minute.