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Pound rises after ‘meaningful’ Brexit vote

The pound has risen after MPs voted to reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal by 230 votes. The vote opens up a range of outcomes, including no deal, a renegotiation of Mrs May’s deal, or a second referendum.   Sterling rose 0.05% to $1.287 after declines of more than 1% earlier in the day.   The currency slumped 7% in 2018 ...

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May wins no-confidence vote, but still is beset by Brexit

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May reacts during a debate before a no-confidence vote raised by opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019. London, Jan 17 : British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office — but saw more of her power ...

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British PM faces confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

Prime Minister Theresa May will on Wednesday face a confidence vote after MPs overwhelmingly rejected her deal to leave the European Union, leaving Britain with no plan as it hurtles towards Brexit on March 29. May suffered the largest government defeat in modern British history on Tuesday night when the House of Commons rejected by 432 votes to 202 the ...

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Brexit deal is voted down in historic Commons defeat

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes – the largest defeat for a sitting government in history. MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU on 29 March. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has now tabled a vote of no confidence ...

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Pregnant Tulip wheeled into parliament for Brexit vot

British MP Tulip Siddiq sits in a wheelchair after the vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, in London, on January 15, 2019. Photo: Collected Heavily pregnant British Labour MP Tulip Siddiq, a niece of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was pictured in a wheelchair after she postponed the date of a caesarean section to vote against Theresa ...

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Decision time as British MPs vote on Brexit deal

The British parliament holds a historic vote Tuesday on the Brexit deal agreed with the EU and all sides are bracing for turmoil when the text is almost certainly rejected. With just over two months to go until the scheduled Brexit date of March 29, a bitterly divided Britain is in limbo and the world is on tenterhooks about what ...

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Toyota urges support for PM’s Brexit deal

Toyota’s Europe boss has reiterated his support for the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal ahead of Tuesday’s key Commons vote. Dr Johan van Zyl said the deal was vital to protecting the UK car industry and would stop a damaging no deal exit.   His intervention comes days after Jaguar Land Rover and Ford announced thousands of UK job cuts, blaming ...

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Tulip delays giving birth for Brexit vote

Photo: British Labour MP Tulip Siddiq, a niece of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. British Labour MP Tulip Siddiq, a niece of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has delayed giving birth in order to vote on the Brexit deal. Tulip Siddiq, 36, has been advised by doctors to have a caesarean section, but agreed to push the procedure back to ...

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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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