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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 she will ...

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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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Third Brexit vote must be different – Speaker

Speaker John Bercow has thrown the UK’s Brexit plans into further confusion by ruling out another vote on the PM’s deal unless MPs are given a new motion. In a surprise ruling, he said he would not allow a third “meaningful vote” in the coming days on “substantially the same” motion as MPs rejected last week.   With 11 days ...

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Theresa May asks MPs for ‘honourable compromise’ on Brexit

Theresa May has asked MPs to make an “honourable compromise” as she seeks to persuade them to back her Brexit deal at the third time of asking. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, the prime minister said failure to support the deal would mean “we will not leave the EU for many months, if ever”.   Mrs May is expected to ...

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Brexit: DUP welcomes ‘renewed focus’ on their concerns after talks

The DUP has welcomed the government’s “renewed focus” on addressing its objections to the Brexit deal ahead of next week’s third Commons vote. The party has twice voted against the deal over concerns it would see Northern Ireland treated differently from the rest of the UK. After talks with ministers in London, its Westminster leader Nigel Dodds said it was ...

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Janomot’s 50-year celebrations launched in House of Commons

Bangla Mirror Desk:   Top newsmakers from politics and business to media and community came together in the British parliament’s House of Commons Thursday afternoon to kick off the year-long celebrations of Janomot newsweekly’s half a century of trailblazing journalism with a firm focus on the Bangladeshi diaspora. They were profuse in their appreciation of Janomot for being the leading ...

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May seeks support for third Brexit deal vote

Theresa May Prime Minister Theresa May will try to persuade MPs for a third time to back her Brexit deal over the coming days. The Commons will vote on her withdrawal agreement by 20 March, after MPs agreed to ask the EU to delay Brexit beyond the current 29 March departure date. Tory MPs and the DUP are seeking further ...

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Extra police patrol at UK mosques after NZ attack

British police were providing “reassurance patrols” around mosques following the deadly gun rampage in New Zealand on Friday. London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan and Britain’s top counter-terror officer said the police presence would be stepped up as people went to Friday prayers. “I want to reassure the Muslim communities in London,” said Khan. “I have been in touch with the Met ...

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UK lawmakers vote against no-deal Brexit, now aim for delay

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions inside the House of Commons in London, Wednesday March 13, 2019. London, Mar 14 : In a tentative first step toward ending months of political deadlock, British lawmakers voted Wednesday to block the country from leaving the European Union without a divorce agreement, triggering an attempt to delay that ...

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