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May considers delaying Brexit deadline: Bloomberg

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the media during the launch of the NHS Long Term Plan at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, Britain January 7, 2019. Anthony Devlin/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo(Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May is considering a plan to delay Brexit to ensure the UK does not…

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Brexit to harm UK’s cherished health service, experts say

LONDON, Feb 25 (Reuters) – A British exit from the EU without a deal would have “an immediate and drastic” impact on availability of medicines and vaccines as well as affecting health system funding and staffing, experts warned on Monday. FILE PHOTO: EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier walks behind European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker…

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Labour prepared to back new Brexit referendum

Image copyright Reuters Labour has said it is prepared to back another EU referendum to prevent a “damaging Tory Brexit”. Jeremy Corbyn has told Labour MPs the party will move to back another vote if their own proposed Brexit deal is rejected on Wednesday.Labour’s Emily Thornberry said if the parliamentary process ended with a choice…

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New group elects Shuker as ‘convener’

Image copyright PA Image caption The Independent Group is made up of eight former Labour MPs and three ex-Conservative MPs The Independent Group of MPs has unanimously elected former Labour MP Gavin Shuker as their “convener” at the group’s first meeting, but has not elected a leader.The eight former Labour MPs and three ex-Conservative MPs…