Monday, August 19, 2019
Britain is moving closer to the nightmare Brexit scenario businesses have long feared. Boris Johnson has used his first days as prime minister to double down on his threat to leave the European Union on October 31, even without an...
Boris Johnson has been elected to lead the UK's Conservative Party, meaning he will succeed Theresa May as the country's new prime minister. The 55-year-old former mayor of London won the leadership race on Tuesday after securing 92,153 votes compared...
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday he was not a believer in a post-Brexit customs union with the European Union but that both the Conservative and Labour parties should compromise to deliver Brexit. “I’m not a believer in...
Under current party rules, MPs cannot mount a fresh challenge against Mrs May until December - 12 months after the last failed no confidence vote in her. On Tuesday, the 1922 committee of backbench Tories failed to reach a decision...
European Union leaders gave Britain six more months to leave the bloc, more than Prime Minister Theresa May says she needs but less than many in the bloc wanted, thanks to fierce resistance from France. The summit deal in Brussels...
The British government is considering its next moves on Brexit after the parliament speaker derailed its plans for a third vote on the EU withdrawal deal. House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said Theresa May's Brexit deal could not be...
Britain will confront head-on the threat of a no-deal Brexit in a parliamentary vote with huge ramifications for Prime Minister Theresa May. On Wednesday, members of Parliament will decide whether to tear the country out of the European Union with...
British Prime Minister Theresa May has "secured legally-binding changes to the Brexit deal", Cabinet Minister David Lidington announced on Monday evening from London, as May met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg. May made an eleventh-hour dash to...
The U.K. economy buckled under the strain of Brexit uncertainty in the fourth quarter. Gross domestic product increased a smaller-than-forecast 0.2 percent, compared with 0.6 percent in the third quarter. December alone saw the economy shrink by 0.4 percent, the...
Theresa May will return to Brussels later to press EU leaders for legally binding changes to the Brexit deal. The PM will insist the UK will not be "trapped" in the backstop - the plan to avoid the return of...

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