Brexit

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Brexit deal voting to begin at 1900 GMT on January 15 – Labour Party

Anti-Brexit demonstrators are seen outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Henry NichollsLONDON (Reuters) – British MPs will begin voting on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal at 1900 GMT on Jan. 15, the opposition Labour Party said on Tuesday, citing a copy of the provisional schedule for the debate. A…

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Angry protests bring Britain’s Brexit divide to parliament’s doors

LONDON (Reuters) – Some protesters wrap themselves in the flag of the European Union and noisily interrupt politicians’ television appearances. Others yell “Nazi” and “traitor”. British lawmaker Anna Soubry is seen outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Henry NichollsBritain’s lawmakers are split on how to handle Brexit but they agree…

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Facing chants of ‘Nazi’ and ‘scum’, MPs ask police to act over Brexit abuse

LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers called on the police on Tuesday to do more to tackle intimidation of politicians and journalists outside parliament after protesters shouted verbal abuse at a prominent pro-EU Conservative during live television interviews. British lawmaker Anna Soubry is seen outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Henry…

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Delay Brexit? Ireland would not stand in the way

LONDON/DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland said on Tuesday it would not block a possible request to delay Brexit after a newspaper reported that British and European officials had discussed the possibility of extending the formal divorce process from the bloc. Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney speaks at a ‘Global Ireland’ news conference in Dublin,…

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UK says will fight ‘inconvenient’ plot to hobble no-deal Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government will oppose a parliamentary bid to make it harder for Prime Minister Theresa May to leave the European Union without a deal, saying it was undesirable but, if approved, would be little more than an inconvenience. An Anti-Brexit demonstrator is seen outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, January…