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Brexit: Cabinet to meet amid pressure on May

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to update ministers on her Brexit strategy when she chairs a meeting of her cabinet this morning. It comes after a weekend of speculation about her leadership and claims of a plot to oust her – something senior ministers have denied. There have been suggestions that naming a date for her departure as PM ...

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Brexit up in the air as May faces possible plot

British Prime Minister Theresa May was holding crisis talks with colleagues on Sunday in an effort to breathe life into her twice-defeated Brexit deal after reports that her cabinet was plotting to topple her. The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union was already slipping from May’s weakened grasp as she struggled to increase support for her deal and parliament ...

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Brexit march: Million joined Brexit protest, organisers say

Hundreds of thousands of people have marched in central London calling for another EU referendum, as MPs search for a way out of the Brexit impasse. Organisers of the “Put It To The People” campaign say more than a million people joined the march before rallying in front of Parliament.   Protesters carrying EU flags and placards called for any ...

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Protesters in London demand halt to Brexit

Photo: Children wait for the start of a Peoples Vote anti-Brexit march in London, Saturday, March 23, 2019. London, Mar 24 : Anti-Brexit protesters flooded into central London by the hundreds of thousands, demanding that Britain’s Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union. The “People’s Vote March” on Saturday snaked from Park Lane ...

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Brexit: Vote on Theresa May’s deal may not happen next week

Theresa May has told MPs that a third vote on her Brexit deal may not take place next week “if it appears there is not sufficient support”. It comes after European Council President Donald Tusk said Brexit’s fate was “in Britain’s hands”.   EU leaders have agreed to delay the departure date by at least two weeks.   If MPs ...

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May gets two-week Brexit reprieve from impatient EU

In this grab taken from video, Britain”s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during the Brexit debate in the House of Commons, London, Tuesday March 12, 2019. Britain’s attorney general punctured Prime Minister Theresa May’s hopes of winning backing for her Brexit deal Tuesday, saying last-minute changes secured from the European Union didn’t give Britain the power to cut itself free ...

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3 million have now signed the petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled

A petition calling for Article 50 to be revoked and Brexit cancelled has attracted more than three million signatures. The milestone, reached by midday on Friday, was reached after more than two million people signed up in less than 24 hours. It has since become the parliament website’s fastest growing petition despite the service crashing several times on Thursday, apparently ...

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Brexit: Theresa May ‘hopes’ UK will leave EU with a deal

    Theresa May has said she “sincerely hopes” the UK will leave the EU with a deal and she is still “working on” ensuring Parliament’s agreement. Arriving in Brussels, she said that she had “personal regret” over her request to delay Brexit, but said it will allow time for MPs to make a “final choice”. At the EU summit ...

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Birmingham mosque attacks probed by terrorism officers

Five mosques in Birmingham have been targeted in a string of violent attacks overnight and into the morning. Reports of a man smashing windows with a sledgehammer on Birchfield Road were received at 02:30 GMT, police said. Officers were then alerted to a similar attack in Erdington about 45 minutes later, with more in Aston and Perry Barr reported. Another ...

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Brexit: Cabinet row over Theresa May delay request to EU

Theresa May is writing to the EU to ask for Brexit to be postponed until 30 June with the option of a longer delay, cabinet sources say. One minister told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg there was “no agreement” around the cabinet table. EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the EU would not grant a delay without a “concrete plan” from ...

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