Delay to Brexit is inevitable, former PM Blair says

Britain’s former Prime Minister Tony Blair addresses the media at a news conference held by The People’s Vote in London, Britain, December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Henry NichollsLONDON (Reuters) – A delay to Brexit is now inevitable, former Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Thursday, after lawmakers defeated Theresa May’s European Union withdrawal deal. “That’s inevitable, in…


Conservative party chairman says UK cannot stay in EU customs union

Brandon Lewis arrives in Downing Street, London, Britain, December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKayLONDON (Reuters) – Britain cannot stay in the current customs union with the European Union because striking international trade deals after Brexit is a priority, the chairman of Theresa May’s Conservative party said on Thursday. Brandon Lewis said meetings would be held on…


Tell us what you want, German conservative Weber urges London

Christian Social Union (CSU) party top candidate for the European Parliament election Manfred Weber gives statement at the strategy meeting of Germany’s governing Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Potsdam, Germany, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Axel SchmidtBERLIN (Reuters) – Delaying a March 29 deadline for Britain’s planned exit from the European Union only makes sense if…