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Exclusive: Go extra step to get Brexit deal, Labour MPs urge Corbyn

LONDON (Reuters) – Twenty-five lawmakers in Britain’s opposition Labour Party have urged their leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to go the “extra step” if there is a chance of agreeing a Brexit deal in talks with Prime Minister Theresa May. A copy of the first page of a letter from opposition Labour Party MPs to Labour Party […]

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Go extra step to get Brexit deal, Labour lawmakers urge Corbyn

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in London, Britain, April 4, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Twenty-five lawmakers in Britain’s opposition Labour Party have urged their leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to go the “extra step” if there is a chance of agreeing a Brexit deal in talks with Prime Minister Theresa […]

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Brexit: UBS WM sees long extension to Article 50

MILAN (Reuters) – UBS Global Wealth Management said on Thursday it foresees a long extension to Article 50 as it expects UK PM Theresa May’s attempt to build a cross-party consensus on the country’s exit from the European Union is unlikely to win enough support in parliament. “The lack of trust between the negotiating parties […]

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Britain facing long Brexit delay as stalemate puts divorce in doubt

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain could ask the European Union for a long Brexit delay next week if crisis talks between Prime Minister Theresa May’s government and the opposition Labour Party fail to find a way out of the impasse over the divorce from the European Union. Brexit is now in mired in doubt, nearly three […]

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UK lawmakers risk tying PM May’s hands with Brexit bill: May’s spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) – Lawmakers risk tying the hands of Prime Minister Theresa May in negotiations if they pass a bill that will force her to seek a further Brexit delay to stop Britain leaving the European Union on April 12 without a deal, her spokesman said on Thursday. The spokesman said the bill, being debated […]

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Britain heading towards a hard Brexit – EU commissioner

FILE PHOTO: An anti-Brexit protester waves flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain appears to be rushing towards a hard “no deal” Brexit because the British parliament cannot agree on clear alternatives, European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said on Thursday. “Hard Brexit […]

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Brexit – UK loses 6.6 billion pounds a quarter since referendum, S&P says

An anti-Brexit protester demonstrates outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom has lost 6.6 billion pounds in economic activity every quarter since it voted to leave the European Union, according to S&P Global Ratings, the latest company to estimate the damage from Brexit. […]

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UK lawmakers might need to sit on Brexit day

LONDON (Reuters) – The lower house of Britain’s parliament might need to sit on Friday, April 12, the day the country is currently due to leave the European Union, the government’s leader in the House of Commons said on Thursday. “It is likely that we may need to sit on Friday of next week and […]

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UK might have to hold European Parliament elections – Brexit minister

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Stephen Barclay speaks in the Parliament in London, Britain April 3, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Brexit minister said he could not rule out the possibility of the country taking part in next […]

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UK police prepare for any post-Brexit disorder, urge ‘temperate’ communication

LONDON (Reuters) – British police have tested plans in recent months to have 10,000 officers respond within 24 hours to any disorder or increase in hate crime if Britain leaves the European Union with no deal. FILE PHOTO: Police officers stand guard outside Downing Street in London, Britain, March 30, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis In a […]

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May can only deliver Brexit deal with Labour’s support – minister

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will only be able to pass her Brexit divorce deal with the help of opposition Labour lawmakers because eurosceptics in her party are opposed to the agreement, the health minister Matt Hancock said. May held talks with opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday on how […]

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Brexit: UK has lost 6.6 billion pounds in economic activity each quarter since referendum

An anti-Brexit protester demonstrates outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom has lost 6.6 billion pounds in economic activity every quarter since voting to leave the European Union, said S&P Global Ratings, the latest company to estimate the damage from Brexit to the […]

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UK hints at long Brexit delay with option to leave as soon as deal approved

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain could ask the European Union for a long Brexit delay that gives the option to leave as soon as a divorce deal is approved by parliament, finance minister Philip Hammond indicated on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain April […]

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May’s deal preferable than a customs union – minister

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s health minister said it was in the national interest to deliver the prime minister’s Brexit deal rather than a customs union, as proposed by opposition Labour after the […]

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In Brexit-on-Sea, the left-behind still want Out

SKEGNESS, England (Reuters) – On a Sunday evening in March, Evelyn Ovington and her granddaughter Dana Marie went to play bingo as usual in their local town hall near Skegness, a resort on the east coast of England. Like many of the country’s seaside towns, it is battling decline and voted heavily to quit the […]

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Tea, bingo and cockles – my journey to Brexit-on-Sea

FLOOKBURGH SANDS, England (Reuters) – The thing about an old rusty tractor, said cockle-picker Tony McClure, is that even in the sea air, it will start. FILE PHOTO: Fisherwoman Margaret Owen, 66, who voted to leave the EU, takes in her nets at Sunderland Point, Britain February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne His was parked out […]

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The Weeknd sued by British songwriters over ‘A Lonely Night’

FILE PHOTO: The Weeknd performs at the Global Citizen Festival concert in Central Park in New York City, New York, U.S., September 29, 2018. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs (Reuters) – Canadian singer The Weeknd has been sued by three British songwriters over allegations he copied their work to produce his hit “A Lonely Night,” according to U.S. […]

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Germany’s Merkel to meet border residents on Brexit visit to Ireland

DUBLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet residents who live along the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland during a visit to Dublin on Thursday to discuss Brexit to learn what impact any return of frontier checks would have on their lives. German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media during a meeting of […]

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EU cannot keep granting two-week Brexit delays – Timmermans

European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans holds a news conference after the weekly college meeting in Brussels, Belgium, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union cannot keep delaying Britain’s departure from the bloc by another two weeks, the deputy head of the European Commission said in remarks published on Thursday. First […]

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UK will seek Brexit delay with option to leave when deal agreed – Hammond

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain April 1, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will ask the European Union for a Brexit delay that gives the option to leave as soon as a divorce deal is approved by parliament, finance minister Philip Hammond […]