No 10 rules out customs union before cross-party talks begin

Downing Street has flatly ruled out customs union membership, before the cross-party Brexit talks Theresa May promised on Tuesday night have even begun. The prime minister responded to Tuesday’s historic defeat in the meaningful vote by pledging to speak to “senior parliamentarians” to identify a deal that could secure a majority. But the Labour frontbench position is for a permanent […]

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Grieve Proposes Bills on Second Referendum: Brexit Update

The U.K. stands at its most dangerous crossroads in decades after Parliament emphatically rejected Theresa May’s Brexit deal, and will vote later on whether to oust her government. Key Developments Parliament’s confidence vote in May’s government at 7 p.m. Grieve Proposes Bills to Prep Second Referendum (1:10 p.m.) Dominic Grieve, the backbench Conservative lawmaker who has coordinated opposition from all […]

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Precise moment 728 days ago that doomed Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Blundering Theresa May’s Brexit deal was doomed months before tonight’s crushing, historic humiliation in the Commons. She unwittingly plotted her path to parliamentary defeat almost exactly two years ago, when she painted her withdrawal “red lines”. The Prime Minister delivered a speech at Lancaster House in January 2017 outlining what she wanted a future relationship with the EU to look […]

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What tanned David Cameron has to say while his Brexit gamble backfired

David Cameron emerged from his London home this afternoon sporting a glowing tan hours before May’s crunch Brexit vote. The former PM left his long-time family home in Notting Hill, west London sporting a bronze glow – days after returning from an exclusive the £1,728-per-night break to Costa Rica. He kept his head down amid a swarm of security guards […]

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Brexit deal soundly rejected by British lawmakers

UK Parliament votes against Theresa May’s Brexit deal Former British Parliament member John Browne, FBN’s Ashley Webster and Washington Examiner’s Hugo Gurdon discuss how British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan was voted down by Parliament. British lawmakers on Tuesday rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed deal to exit the European Union by a resounding 432-202 vote, dealing a major […]

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Four Amendments Threaten to Derail May’s Deal: Brexit Update

Theresa May’s Brexit deal finally goes to vote in Parliament, with defeat all but certain. The scale, though, will determine the prime minister’s next step and her options for ending the impasse. Order! Order! A Minute-by-Minute Guide to U.K. Parliament Votes Key Developments Voting on amendments starts after 7 p.m. in London. Four amendments have been selected so the final […]

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U.K. Economy Won’t Ride Out Brexit Uncertainty This Time

The Brexit deadline is fast-approaching and the shape of the U.K.’s exit is no clearer now than when talks began two years ago. The ambiguity about Britain’s future relationship with the European Union is affecting the economy more materially than it did after the referendum and the longer the brinkmanship continues, the bigger the risk to momentum in 2019. Uncertainty, […]

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MPs to get brutal ‘clean Brexit vote’ as Hilary Benn pulls amendment – explained

MPs have opened the door to a crushing ‘clean vote’ on Theresa May’s Brexit deal tonight after a key amendment was removed. Labour’s Hilary Benn today withdrew his amendment from tonight’s vote – after No10 aides hoped it would split opposition and shorten the margin of defeat. That clears an easier path for MPs to inflict a huge, historic defeat […]

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As Brexit vote looms, May makes desperate final bid to win votes

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May made a frantic last push Monday to swing lawmakers’ support behind her seemingly doomed Brexit deal, warning that its defeat risked scuttling the U.K.’s departure from the European Union and “betraying the vote of the British people.” May claimed to have gotten reassurances with “legal force” on key issues from the EU, and […]

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