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Brexiteer cabinet ministers in plan to shift May on EU deal

A group of five ministers in Theresa May’s top team are hoping to persuade her to make changes to her draft Brexit deal, the BBC understands. Leader of the Commons Andrea Leadsom is believed to be co-ordinating the group.   The five ministers include Michael Gove and Liam Fox – who on Friday publicly threw their support behind the PM ...

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EU sets Nov. 25 as summit day to endorse Brexit

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, left, delivers the draft withdrawal agreement to European Council President Donald Tusk during a media conference at the Europa building in Brussels on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Brussels, Nov 15 : European Union chief Donald Tusk has called for a summit of leaders to take place on Nov. 25 so they can endorse a ...

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Asian stocks lower after Wall Street fall, Brexit approval

A visitor walks in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Beijing, Nov 15 : Most Asian stock markets declined Thursday after Wall Street fell for a fifth day and Britain’s Cabinet endorsed a draft agreement to leave the European Union. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost ...

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British PM wins cabinet backing for Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May won the support of her cabinet on Wednesday for a draft divorce deal with the European Union that has put both Brexit and her leadership at stake.   May emerged from a five-hour meeting with ministers that had sent the value of the pound gyrating to announce she had full backing to move ahead with ...

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Britain announces draft Brexit deal with EU

Britain has agreed a draft Brexit deal with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday, although she must still get it through her cabinet and the deeply divided parliament.   The breakthrough after months of acrimonious negotiations came with fears mounting of a potentially catastrophic scenario, in which Britain leaves the bloc in March with no deal at ...

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EU, UK inch closer to a deal as Brexit hangs in the balance

In this Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May listens as Czech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babis speaks at the start of their meeting inside 10 Downing Street in London. Brussels, Nov 13 :  Britain and the European Union appeared to be inching toward agreement on Brexit on Monday, but British Prime Minister Theresa May faced ...

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Brexit: Ministers told ‘judgement day’ looms for decision

Ministers have been told “judgement day is coming” over Brexit as the UK and EU strive for a deal within 48 hours. Officials are trying to hammer out an agreement on the terms of the UK’s exit by Wednesday to enable EU leaders to agree it by the end of the month. Downing Street said talks had gone on through ...

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UK Minister Jo Johnson quits over Brexit and calls for new vote

Jo Johnson has quit as transport minister and called for the public to have a fresh say on Brexit.   The MP, who is Boris Johnson’s brother, said the withdrawal deal being negotiated with the European Union “will be a terrible mistake”.  Arguing Britain was “on the brink of the greatest crisis” since World War Two, he said what was ...

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Prime Minister May launches Brexit ‘business councils’

Prime Minster Theresa May has formed five new business councils to advise on how to create the best business conditions in the UK after Brexit. Big names on the forums include Tesco boss Dave Lewis, ITV chief Carolyn McCall, entrepreneur James Timpson, and CBI head Carolyn Fairbairn.   Each council will meet three times a year, twice with Mrs May ...

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UK and EU close to Brexit deal over Irish border: Report

Britain would remain in a temporary customs union with the EU, avoiding a hard Irish border, as part of a new deal being thrashed out between London and Brussels, according to a Sunday Times report. Senior sources told the paper that Prime Minister Theresa May has secured concessions from Brussels, with the EU agreeing to write an “all-UK” customs union ...

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