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May to discuss Brexit next steps with ministers, EU leaders

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement following winning a confidence vote, after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, outside 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Henry NichollsLONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a series of meetings with some of her top ministers on Friday to discuss the…

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Germany – It is up to UK to make next move on Brexit, EU27 is united

Brexit supporters hold signs during a “Leave Means Leave” rally in London, Britain January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Simon DawsonBERLIN (Reuters) – It is up to the British government to make the next move on Brexit and set out what it envisages, a German government spokesman said on Friday, adding that remaining members of the European Union…

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Liam Fox: Customs union ‘would not deliver Brexit’

Image copyright Reuters Liam Fox says that staying in a permanent customs arrangement with the EU would “not be delivering Brexit”. The international trade secretary said he did not believe the UK could have an independent trade policy if it stayed in a customs union. Discussions between Theresa May and opposition parties are ongoing after…

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Brexit: High-profile Germans plead with UK to stay in EU

Image copyright EPA/BBC Image caption Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Jens Lehmann are among the letter’s signatories Leading German figures have written to the UK asking it to stay in the EU.The letter, published in the Times, is signed by 31 people, including the leader of the Christian Democratic Union – and likely successor to Angela Merkel…

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Germany’s Maas – We need to talk about whether to reopen Brexit accord

FILE PHOTO: Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas looks on during a ‘Global Ireland’ news conference in Dublin, Ireland January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File PhotoBERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said a discussion should be held on whether to re-open the draft deal for Britain’s planned exit from the European Union, but only if…

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Germany – We’ll do all we can to ensure Britain quits EU with a deal

FILE PHOTO: Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas looks on during a ‘Global Ireland’ news conference in Dublin, Ireland January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File PhotoBERLIN (Reuters) – Germany will do all it can in the coming days to ensure that a deal is in place for when Britain leaves the European Union, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas…

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Sturgeon will give clarity on Scottish independence push in coming weeks

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks to the media after Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, in London, Britain, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh KilcoyneEDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Thursday she expects to provide more clarity on the timing of a possible new Scottish independence referendum in the coming…

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Corbyn says any new Brexit referendum can’t be a re-run of 2016

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party gives a speech days after he called a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May’s government, in Hastings, Britain, January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Peter NichollsHASTINGS, England (Reuters) – Any new referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union cannot simply be a re-run of the 2016 vote,…

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Labour could back second Brexit referendum, Corbyn hints

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, listens during a confidence vote debate after Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, in London, Britain, January 16, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERSHASTINGS, England (Reuters) – Britain’s main opposition Labour party could back a second Brexit referendum if its…