Brexit

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Factbox – Britain’s Brexit vote: What are ‘amendments’ and why do they matter?

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament will, over the course of a series of votes next Tuesday evening, decide whether to approve or reject Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal – a pivotal decision for the world’s fifth largest economy. Pro-Brexit demonstrators hold signs outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Henry…

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UK government defeated as MPs vote for quick action if May’s Brexit deal rejected

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleLONDON (Reuters) – The British government was defeated in parliament on Wednesday as members of parliament voted for a procedural change that reduces the time it has to come up with an alternative plan if Prime Minister Theresa May’s…

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May pressing talks with EU to get Brexit assurances

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she was pressing talks with EU leaders on securing assurances to ease concerns over her Brexit deal, doubling down on her warning that Britain could leave without an accord if parliament votes against her. “I’ve been in contact with European leaders … about MPs’ (lawmakers’)…

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Brexit: General election ‘answer to deadlock’

Image copyright AFP A general election is the most democratic way of breaking the Brexit deadlock, Jeremy Corbyn is to argue.The Labour leader will tell activists in Yorkshire that only a government with a “renewed mandate” will get public support for a withdrawal deal.His party will oppose Theresa May’s deal next week, and push for…

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British MEPs to bag lucrative post-Brexit payout

Brexit champions Nigel Farage and Daniel Hannan, who both began their mandates in 1999, could be entitled to over €172,000 in transitional payments | European Parliament British MEPs to bag lucrative post-Brexit payout The departing parliamentarians are entitled to ‘transitional’ payments totaling tens of thousands of euros. By Maïa de La Baume 1/9/19, 8:25 PM…