Minutes after approving Boris Johnson’s Brexit withdrawal agreement, UK lawmakers have rejected the PM’s “programme motion” in a blow to his plans to fast-track the bill through all stages of the House of Commons by Thursday. UK MPs passed Johnson’s WAB at the second reading stage in the House of[…]
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Friday seek to sell his Brexit deal to sceptical MPs, as he returns home fresh from an EU victory but risking defeat in parliament. Johnson pulled off a major coup in agreeing on a new divorce deal with the European Union leader, paving the[…]
A no-deal Brexit could damage smaller economies trading with the United Kingdom. But it could be good for South Africa. The UK market accounts for about 3,5 percent of world trade and it’s an important trading partner for many developing countries. South Africa might be a major winner in a[…]
With just over two weeks to go until the Brexit deadline, the British parliament has signalled that it is strongly against leaving the European Union without a deal. After politicians rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to quit the EU for a second time on Tuesday, the government on[…]
Theresa May is to continue meeting with MPs from all sides in a bid to find a way forward for Brexit, following her slim victory in the no-confidence vote. Speaking after talks with the Lib Dems, the SNP and Plaid Cymru on Wednesday, the PM said she wanted to approach[…]
European Union leaders have warned Britain is running out of time after UK politicians resoundingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit agreement, deepening the country’s worst political crisis in decades. Following the crucial vote on Tuesday in Britain’s lower house of parliament, frustrated officials in Brussels and other European capitals[…]
Holding another referendum on the EU would “break faith with the British people”, Theresa May will warn MPs. Former PMs John Major and Tony Blair are among those urging a new referendum if MPs cannot agree on a way forward. But the prime minister will argue that it would do[…]
The UK government may have contravened parliamentary rules by failing to publish in full legal advice it received regarding British Prime Minister Theresa May’s widely criticised Brexit deal, the House of Commons Speaker has ruled. In a statement to the Commons late on Monday evening, Speaker John Bercow said there[…]
Theresa May has written a letter to the British public pleading for their support for her Brexit deal, as the EU prepares to formally sign it off. The prime minister said her agreement promises a “brighter future” for the UK and leaving the EU next year will be “a moment[…]
Theresa May is heading to Brussels later ahead of a critical EU summit to formally sign off the Brexit deal. The prime minister will hold talks with top EU officials, before leaders of all 28 countries meet to endorse the agreement on Sunday. However, Spain has said it will not[…]
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