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Historic Brexit deal vote awaited

MPs are preparing to vote on whether to back Theresa May’s deal for leaving the European Union. The so-called “meaningful vote” will take place later as five days of debate on Brexit comes to an end. Mrs May has called for politicians to back her deal or risk “letting the British people down”. But with many of her own MPs ...

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Parliament blocking Brexit is more likely than ‘no deal’: May

Parliament blocking Brexit is more likely than ‘no deal’: May Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Monday that lawmakers blocking Brexit is now a more likely outcome than Britain leaving the European Union without a deal. Parliament is deadlocked over how to proceed with Brexit, Britain’s biggest shift in foreign and trade policy in more than 40 years, and ...

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UK PM warns of ‘breach of trust’ on Brexit

A failure to deliver Brexit would be “a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy”, Prime Minister Theresa May has warned. Writing in the Sunday Express, Mrs May pleaded with MPs to back her Brexit deal in Tuesday’s crunch Commons vote. Not doing so risks the UK leaving the EU with no deal or Brexit not happening at ...

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City of London moves to revoke award from Suu Kyi

Photo: Aung San Suu Kyi. City of London Corporation councillors have voted in favour of removing the honorary freedom award granted to Aung San Suu Kyi over her failure to condemn atrocities committed against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Members of the City of London Corporation – the municipal governing body of the City of London – on Thursday started ...

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Rohingya issue: UK to continue its leadership role at UNSC

Dhaka, London to strengthen economic, security ties Bangladesh High Commissioner to UK Saida Muna Tasneem Minister calls on British Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Mark Field at the latter’s office in London recently. Photo: Courtesy The United Kingdom (UK) has reiterated that it will continue to play a leadership role in ...

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Brexit: Japan’s PM says ‘wish of whole world’ to avoid no-deal

The “whole world” wants the UK to avoid a no-deal Brexit, Japan’s PM has claimed, after talks with Theresa May. Shinzo Abe pledged “total support” for the withdrawal agreement she has negotiated with the EU, which faces a crunch vote in the Commons on Tuesday. Mrs May has been speaking to Labour MPs and union leaders in a bid to ...

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Dutch PM wants to help May win Brexit backing

Photo: In this grab taken from video, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May, centre, listens during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. London, Jan 10 : Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says he is working with France, Germany and other nations to help his British counterpart Theresa May win Parliament’s approval for her divorce ...

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Showdown looms as UK lawmakers clash over May’s Brexit deal

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street for the House of Commons for her weekly Prime Minister’s question time, in London, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. London, Jan 9 : Britain’s government and its lawmakers were set to clash Wednesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May brought her little-loved Brexit deal back to Parliament, a month after postponing a ...

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UK minister rules out Brexit process extension

Brussels, Jan 8 : A British government minister working on the process of taking the country out of the European Union says the government will not seek to extend the two-year period in which its departure must happen. Britain leaves the EU on March 29, when the EU treaty’s Article 50 governing the procedure times out, but the U.K. parliament ...

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UK MPs urge police action over ‘Nazi’ jibes

More than 50 MPs have called on the head of Britain’s largest police force to improve their response to abusive protesters outside Parliament. Writing to Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick, the MPs cited “serious concerns” about the “deteriorating public order and security situation”.   It comes after Conservative MP Anna Soubry was verbally abused on Monday.   She was shouted ...

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