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CBI chief: Industry sectors face Brexit extinction

CBI chief: Industry sectors face Brexit extinction

Image copyright PA Sections of UK industry face extinction unless the UK stays in the EU customs union, the CBI president has said.He said car firm bosses had come to him saying the industry would suffer unless we get “real frictionless trade”.Paul Dreschler also said there was “zero evidence” that trade deals outside the EU…

Weakened, May defeats final Brexit challenges in parliament

Weakened, May defeats final Brexit challenges in parliament

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May defeated the final challenges to her Brexit blueprint in parliament on Wednesday, leaving plans for Britain’s departure from the European Union still largely on track but her authority weakened. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May hosts a round table meeting on technology at 10 Downing Street in London, June…

Scottish lawmakers walk out of UK parliament in Brexit row

Scottish lawmakers walk out of UK parliament in Brexit row

EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) – Lawmakers from the Scottish National Party (SNP) walked out of the British parliament on Wednesday to protest what they say is Scotland’s voice being ignored over Brexit. Ian Blackford, leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in the House of Commons speaks before he and his party’s Members of Parliament walked out…

May wins vote, parliament rejects staying in European Economic Area

May wins vote, parliament rejects staying in European Economic Area

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May won a vote in parliament on Wednesday that threw out a proposal which would have forced the government to negotiate staying in the European Economic Area, meaning it would participate in the European Union’s single market. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, June…