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EU can’t keep extending Brexit deadline: Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is warning Britain that the country’s departure from the European Union cannot be put off “indefinitely.” Britain was originally scheduled to leave the EU on March 29 but that date has been delayed twice, first to April 12 and now to Oct 31, because the UK Parliament has repeatedly voted down Prime Minister Theresa May’s ...

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Brexit: Warning over Labour’s referendum stance

Jeremy Corbyn has been warned Labour will “haemorrhage” votes in the EU election unless the party explicitly backs a further referendum. MEP Richard Corbett, leader of the party in the EU Parliament, told the Observer Labour risked losing out to parties committed to a public vote.If Labour offered “clarity” on a public vote, it would do “very well”, he said. ...

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Shame, sadness in UK as Brexit reveals Parliament’s flaws

Photo: Protestor flags fly opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Thursday, April 11, 2019. London, Apr 14 : As a symbol of the woes of Britain’s Brexit-era democracy, it could hardly be bettered. Lawmakers had to be sent home in mid-debate last week when water from a burst pipe began gushing into the House of Commons chamber. The image ...

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The Brexit conundrum is defeating Britain’s political system

Photo: Protestor flags fly opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Thursday, April 11, 2019. London, Apr 13 : As a symbol of the woes of Britain’s Brexit-era democracy, it could hardly be bettered. Lawmakers had to be sent home in mid-debate last week when water from a burst pipe began gushing into the House of Commons chamber. The image ...

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Brexit: Theresa May defends 31 October delay to MPs

Theresa May has told MPs it remains her “priority” to deliver Brexit, defending the decision to delay the UK’s exit from the EU by more than six months. The new deadline of 31 October, set following late-night talks in Brussels, means the UK is likely to have to hold European Parliament elections in May. The prime minister promised to pursue ...

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EU leaders to agree grudging Brexit delay at summit

European leaders were expected to postpone Brexit once again on Wednesday, when Prime Minister Theresa May attends another last-ditch summit still without a ratified divorce deal. May wants to push back Brexit from April 12 to June 30 to arrange Britain’s orderly departure but Brussels fears that will not be long enough, and EU leaders are expected to offer a ...

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Brexit: Theresa May to meet Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron

Theresa May is to hold last-minute Brexit talks with the leaders of Germany and France later, four days before the UK is due to leave the EU. Mrs May is meeting Angela Merkel in Berlin, followed by Emmanuel Macron in Paris, to urge them to back her request to delay Brexit again until 30 June.The prime minister will be at ...

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Theresa May woos UK opponents and EU leaders over Brexit

Pro EU protestors demonstrate opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, April 8, 2019. London, Apr 9 : Prime Minister Theresa May wooed domestic political opponents and European leaders Monday as she sought to break Britain’s Brexit impasse and secure a delay to the country’s departure from the European Union. May’s Conservative government and the main opposition Labour Party ...

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UK government, opposition cling to hope of Brexit compromise

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May defending her position on Brexit, and her decision to hold cross-party talks with opposition Labour Party, in a video message filmed at her Chequers country retreat. London, Apr 8 : Britain’s government and the main opposition party were clinging to hope Monday of finding a compromise Brexit deal, two days before Prime Minister Theresa ...

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