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Brexit: PM reassures DUP on peace funding

Image copyright PAcemaker Image caption Londonderry’s Peace Bridge is one of the major projects in Northern Ireland that EU funding helped to build The government will remain committed to funding peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland regardless of Brexit, the prime minister has said.Theresa May made the pledge in a letter to “reassure” the DUP.It…

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Momentum gathers behind British MPs’ bid to stop no-deal Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – An attempt by British lawmakers to prevent a no-deal Brexit was gaining momentum on Wednesday after the opposition Labour Party said it was highly likely to throw its parliamentary weight behind the bid. FILE PHOTO: An anti-Brexit protester is seen outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh…

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EU will do all it can to avoid hard Irish border after Brexit – Commission

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive said on Wednesday the bloc would do its utmost to avoid extensive border controls between EU member state Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland regardless of how Brexit goes, a spokesman said. European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas attends a press conference at the European Commission headquarters…

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Merkel, Barnier to discuss Brexit deadlock

FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a signing of a new agreement on bilateral cooperation and integration, known as Treaty of Aachen, in Aachen, Germany, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File PhotoBERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks with the EU’s Michel Barnier in Berlin on Thursday, a German government spokeswoman said,…

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May – attempts to delay Brexit do not solve the issue

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleLONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said attempts by some MPs to use parliamentary procedure to delay Brexit did not address the underlying decision about how Britain should leave the European Union. “What we have seen is amendments…