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Theresa May reaches out to Remainer rebels amid quit rumours

Theresa May has held meetings with leading Tory Remainers, amid speculation about further defections.Justine Greening and Phillip Lee say Mrs May has ignored requests from pro-EU Tory MPs in favour of Brexiteers.The pair had separate meetings with the PM in Downing Street.In a separate development, an ex-Labour Independent Group MP says they would help to…

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Brexit defections reveal frayed fabric of UK politics

LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit has torn the fabric of Britain’s political system, say a group of 11 lawmakers behind a dramatic series of defections that have sent shockwaves through one of the world’s oldest and most stable parliaments. FILE PHOTO: British and EU flags flutter outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain January 30,…

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EU’s Juncker “not very optimistic” about Brexit deal

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 20, 2019. REUTERS/Yves HermanBRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe’s chief executive said on Thursday he was “not very optimistic” about Britain’s chances of leaving the European Union with a deal, also warning that any failure to…

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EU’s Barnier rules out Brexit deal renegotiation – paper

FILE PHOTO: EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier walks at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File PhotoPARIS (Reuters) – The European Union’s top Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier ruled out on Wednesday changing the terms of the deal for Britain’s departure from the bloc, he said in a French newspaper…