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Irish PM dismisses backstop veto proposal for Northern Irish assembly

Ireland’s Prime Minister (Taoiseach) and Defence Minister Leo Varadkar stands for the national anthem during his official visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa NegeriADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The Irish government could not accept a situation in which Northern Ireland’s devolved assembly held a veto over the “backstop” insurance mechanism aimed at keeping…

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Factbox: Britain’s big Brexit vote – What happens in parliament?

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May must win a vote in parliament to get her Brexit deal approved, or risk seeing Britain’s exit from the European Union descend into chaos. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleMay postponed a parliamentary vote on her deal…

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British government will respond rapidly after debate – Brexit secretary

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the EU Stephen Barclay arrives in Downing Street, London, Britain, December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) – The British government will respond quickly if Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal is defeated in parliament next week, Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay said on Wednesday. “I also want…

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Labour will put forward no-confidence motion if May loses Brexit vote

Barry Gardiner, shadow secretary for international trade, addressing the Labour Party conference in 2016 | Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Labour will put forward no-confidence motion if May loses Brexit vote The government is widely expected to be defeated in the January 15 ballot. By Zoya Sheftalovich 1/9/19, 10:30 AM CET Updated 1/9/19, 1:08 PM CET The…

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Calais port boss: UK plan to create new Brexit trade routes ‘disrespectful’

Lorries wait to board a freight train in Calais last year | Jack Taylor/Getty Images Calais port boss: UK plan to create new Brexit trade routes ‘disrespectful’ ‘There will not be any delay’ at Calais if Britain crashes out of the EU, Jean-Marc Puissesseau says. By Joshua Posaner 1/9/19, 9:51 AM CET Updated 1/9/19, 1:08…