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EU leaders show UK the Brexit runway

EU leaders show UK the Brexit runway

So long, U.K., and thanks for all the fish. The EU27 leaders on Friday approved a Brexit transition period and guidelines for negotiations on a future relationship with the U.K. in just two minutes. And many of them now wish the U.K. would similarly speed things up, and just get the heck out already. Gone…

Brexit: A managed surrender

Brexit: A managed surrender

Forget red lines, bellicose declarations and rhetoric about the United Kingdom taking back control — Brexit so far has been a process of managed surrender. British officials acknowledge that Prime Minister Theresa May has mostly had to accept the European Union’s terms for the divorce and a transition period to avoid a cliff-edge rupture in…

E.U. Joins U.K. in Denouncing Russia Over Poisoning of Spy

E.U. Joins U.K. in Denouncing Russia Over Poisoning of Spy

The statement followed long talks in which Mrs. May described the reasoning behind Britain’s conclusions that the Kremlin was behind the attack in the quiet cathedral city of Salisbury, including its identification of the chemical used — a strain of the nerve agent Novichok — and its belief that Russia has produced this substance in…

Labour’s Owen Smith says sacked by Corbyn for Brexit views

Labour’s Owen Smith says sacked by Corbyn for Brexit views

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sacked his shadow Northern Ireland minister on Friday after he called for a second referendum on Brexit, a move that exposes deep divisions in the party over whether to leave the European Union. FILE PHOTO: Labour leadership candidate, Owen Smith (L), and party leader, Jeremy Corbyn,…

May welcomes Brexit transition, trade talks loom

May welcomes Brexit transition, trade talks loom

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the approval by European Union leaders on Friday of a transition period to help business adapt after Brexit, telling the bloc to ride the “new dynamic” in upcoming trade talks. Endorsing their negotiating stance for trade talks due to start next month, the 27 other EU…

Arch-Brexiteer accepts PM May’s transition deal for now, denies wanting her job

Arch-Brexiteer accepts PM May’s transition deal for now, denies wanting her job

LONDON (Reuters) – A millionaire Brexiteer who cultivates the image of an English gentleman from another century, Jacob Rees-Mogg is one of the unlikely winners of the 2016 referendum and is the bookmakers’ favourite to become next leader of the Conservative Party. British Conservative Party politician Jacob Rees-Mogg poses for a photograph during an interview…

May now faces biggest test – a Brexit trade deal to keep everyone happy

May now faces biggest test – a Brexit trade deal to keep everyone happy

LONDON (Reuters) – For Theresa May, the hardest stage of Brexit talks may be just beginning. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May attends a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Francois LenoirThe British prime minister has secured the agreement of the rest of the European Union for a transition deal that gives…