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Britain agrees Brexit divorce deal with EU, May’s opponents vow to thwart it

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks, thrusting Prime Minister Theresa May into a perilous battle over Brexit that could shape her country’s prosperity for generations to come. While Brussels choreographs the first withdrawal of a sovereign state from the EU, May,…


Opposition parties call for right to amend Brexit deal

FILE PHOTO: British Labour party opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn talks to reporters after a meeting with European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at the EC headquarters in Brussels, Belgium September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Yves HermanLONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s main opposition parties have written to Prime Minister Theresa May demanding she gives parliament “a truly meaningful…


May to warn cabinet of implementing contingencies in event of no-deal Brexit – FT

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May looks on during the annual Lord Mayor’s Banquet at Guildhall in London, Britain, November 12, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls(Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May is to tell her cabinet that Britain will implement many of its contingencies for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on December 1 if the treaty to withdraw from the…


May will fail to get Brexit deal through parliament, Lib Dem leader says

Britain’s leader of the Liberal Democrat party, Vince Cable, addresses an anti-Brexit demonstration in Parliament Square, central London, Britain October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Simon DawsonLONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will fail to get her withdrawal deal with the European Union approved by parliament, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said on Tuesd


Instant View – Reaction after text of Brexit divorce deal agreed

LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union and Britain have agreed a draft text of a Brexit withdrawal agreement and Prime Minister Theresa May will present it to her senior ministers on Wednesday. An anti-Brexit demonstrator holds a placard opposite the Houses of Parliament, in London, Britain, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Simon DawsonBelow is early reaction: JEREMY…


A brief guide to where we are with Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images We are now entering the Brexit “endgame”, Prime Minister Theresa May tells us. What does she mean?The basics: A reminderThe UK is due to leave the European Union at 11pm on Friday 29 March, 2019. The reason the UK is leaving is because people voted by 51.9% to 48.1% for Leave…


No-deal or hard Brexit makes united Ireland poll more likely, says Irish ambassador to UK

A bus crosses the border line between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland from the northern side of the border on October 9, 2018 in Newry, Northern Ireland | Charles McQuillan/Getty Images No-deal or hard Brexit makes united Ireland poll more likely, says Irish ambassador to UK Adrian O’Neill said Ireland “did not expect…


Brexit deal in next 24-48 hours ‘possible, but not at all definite,’ says May deputy

Cabinet Office minister David Lidington is Theresa May's de facto deputy | Leon Neal/Getty Images Brexit deal in next 24-48 hours ‘possible, but not at all definite,’ says May deputy David Lidington says the UK is ‘almost within touching distance’ of a withdrawal deal. By Eddy Wax 11/13/18, 10:54 AM CET Updated 11/13/18, 11:10 AM CET…


Brexit deal possible in 24-48 hours, May’s deputy says

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain and the European Union are on the cusp of a Brexit deal which could be clinched in the next 24 to 48 hours, Prime Minister Theresa May’s de facto deputy said on Tuesday. Britain’s Minister for the Cabinet Office David Lidington arrives in Downing Street, London, Britain, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Peter…