Tag: BREXIT

Neither EU Nor U.K. Ready for No-Deal Brexit

Neither the European Union nor Britain is ready for a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31, according to a study of contingency plans by the U.K.’s biggest business lobby group. “There are no areas of relevance to the economy where the U.K., EU and the business community are all prepared well enough for no deal,” the […]

Theresa May Secretly Be Considering a New Brexit Referendum

Nothing surprises any more in the chaotic mess that is Brexit. Amid a crisis in confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May’s government, and calls for her to resign, she continues to fight for a Brexit deal, which will, nearly three years after the initial vote, finally extricate the United Kingdom from the European Union. All […]

UK should ‘cool down’ and drop #Brexit – Socialist candidate to head European Commission

Britain should use the next few months to “cool down and rethink” its decision to leave the European Union, the socialist candidate to head the next European Commission, Frans Timmermans, said last week, writes Peter Maushagen. Two weeks ago, EU leaders gave Britain an extension of its departure date until 31 October, with the possibility […]

Theresa May: no-deal preparations will continue despite Brexit delay

UK prime minister writes to civil service to rebuke reports contingency plans were being wound down Theresa May has written to civil servants saying no-deal preparations must carry on despite a new October deadline for the UK’s exit from the European Union. An email seen by the Guardian shows that the prime minister has told […]

Parliament OKs law barring Brexit without deal

Britain’s Parliament has passed a law designed to ensure the country does not leave the European Union without a divorce deal. The legislation received final approval from the House of Lords and House of Commons late Monday. It compels the government to ask the EU to delay Brexit, which is currently due to take place Friday. Prime […]

Brexit deadline, hope for orderly divorce fading fast

The European Union’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday that Britain’s exit from the EU without a deal was becoming “day after day more likely.” He issued the warning the morning after the U.K. Parliament again rejected alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May’s unpopular divorce deal. Despite the downbeat assessment, Barnier said that “we can […]

May’s Deal Does Not Deliver Brexit, ‘We Simply Become Non-Voting Members’ of EU

Backbench heavyweight Boris Johnson has all but confirmed he will vote against Theresa May’s proposed Withdrawal Agreement again if she puts it to MPs for a third time — with ministers signalling she may abandon “Meaningful Vote 3” if it looks certain she cannot win it. Writing in the Telegraph newspaper, the Brexiteer and perennial […]

UK, EU to hold more Brexit talks as May woos opposition

Senior European Union and British officials were set to hold more Brexit talks less than a month before the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the bloc, as U.K. officials denied Monday that attempts to seal a divorce deal are deadlocked. EU and U.K. officials said the bloc’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, will meet U.K. […]

‘Something has to give,’ EU’s Barnier tells Brexit Britain

European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday British Prime Minister Theresa May should endorse a permanent customs union with the bloc – as proposed by the opposition Labour party – to break the impasse over their looming divorce. Barnier told a news conference in Luxembourg that time was “extremely short” to conclude a […]

PM May tries to tweak defeated Brexit plan, refuses to rule out no-deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to break the parliamentary deadlock over Brexit on Monday by proposing to seek further concessions from the European Union on a plan to prevent customs checks on the Irish border. With little time left until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on March 29, there […]