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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…


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…


Brexit deal “closer than it was yesterday” – UK government source

Anti-Brexit demonstrators wave flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleLONDON (Reuters) – Progress has been made in agreeing the text for Britain’s divorce terms with the European Union, with only a couple “sticking points” left to finalise a withdrawal agreement, a government source said on Tuesday. “It’s closer…


Boris Johnson says Brexit deal will make Britain an EU colony

FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson addresses delegates at a Conservative Home fringe meeting on the third day of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleLONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union are stage managing a Brexit deal that will doom the United Kingdom to the status of…


Fox: no one believes “no deal” is a good Brexit outcome

Britain’s Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox arrives in Downing Street, London, Britain, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Peter NichollsLONDON (Reuters) – British Trade Secretary Liam Fox said on Tuesday a lot of effort was being put into achieving a Brexit deal with the European Union as no one believed leaving without an agreement was…


EU executive to recommend exempting Britons from visas after Brexit – sources

FILE PHOTO: A passenger places his passport on a scanner before entering an airlock for facial recognition at Nice international airport’s immigration section in Nice, France, July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive is due to propose on Tuesday that Britons be allowed to visit the bloc without visas after…