Brexit

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May.  (Reuters )
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. (AFP )
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. (AFP )

Theresa May asks for delay of Brexit until 30 June

  • May has written to European Council President Donald Tusk to ask for a delay until 30 June
  • EU leaders are expected to discuss May's request for a Brexit delay at a summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow.  (AFP )
Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow. (AFP )

Brexit setback for May: Speaker rules she must change her plan

  • Bercow said his ruling should not be considered the last word on the matter and the government could bring forward a new proposition
  • May had earlier warned lawmakers that unless they approve her Brexit divorce pact, Britain's exit from the EU could face a long delay

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May.  (Reuters)
House of Commons voted 412 to 202 to endorse Theresa May's motion to delay Brexit. (AFP)
House of Commons voted 412 to 202 to endorse Theresa May's motion to delay Brexit. (AFP)

Theresa May wins UK Parliament’s backing to delay Brexit

Theresa May is now offering a simple choice: back the Brexit deal and deliver Brexit delayed by up to three months or risk being trapped in an extension that would last much longer

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May.  (Reuters)
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. (Reuters)

British MPs vote overwhelmingly to reject Brexit deal

  • Wednesday's moves open the way for MPs to vote on Thursday on whether to ask the EU for a delay to Brexit
  • Business leaders have warned that Britain is "staring down the precipice" as it faces the possibility of severing 46 years of UK-EU ties overnight

BrexitAnti-Brexit supporters gather outside the Parliament in London.  (Reuters)
BrexitAnti-Brexit supporters gather outside the Parliament in London. (Reuters)

UK parliament rejects Theresa May's revised Brexit deal

  • Lawmakers voted against May's amended Brexit deal by 391 to 242 
  • While Theresa May lost, the margin of defeat was smaller than the record 230-vote loss her deal suffered in Jan

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. (AP)
A file photo of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (Photo: AP)
A file photo of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (Photo: AP)

Theresa May gets new Brexit deal ahead of parliament vote

  • The pound surged as the UK government said it had secured changes to its divorce deal from the European Union
  • It remains unclear whether the new deal will be enough for the British Parliament to sign off on the plan

A 50 British pound sterling banknote sits on a 50 Euro currency note. (Bloomberg)
A 50 British pound sterling banknote sits on a 50 Euro currency note. (Bloomberg)

Pound in doldrums at start of hectic Brexit week

  • The pound also dropped against the euro
  • Two months ago, parliament overwhelmingly rejected the withdrawal agreement May struck with the European Union

Pro-Brexit protesters demonstrate outside Downing Street in London. Photo: Reuters
Pro-Brexit protesters demonstrate outside Downing Street in London. Photo: Reuters

In, out or limbo: The week that decides Brexit

  • House of Commons will hold up to three votes this week as the March 29 Brexit date races in  
  • The parliamentary vote would only be advisory -- but carry plenty of political weight

European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. (Reuters)
European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. (Reuters)

 European Union says 'no solution' yet to break Brexit deadlock

  • Both sides had issued conciliatory signals ahead of the four-hour sitdown raising hopes that progress was possible
  • The OECD on Wednesday chopped Britain's growth forecast from 1.4 to 0.8%

FILE PHOTO: The Bank of England is seen in the City of London,  (Photo: Reuters)
FILE PHOTO: The Bank of England is seen in the City of London, (Photo: Reuters)

ECB, BoE activate swap line ahead of Brexit

  • Under the swap agreement, the Bank of England will offer to lend euro to UK banks on a weekly basis
  • As part of the same agreement, the Eurosystem would stand ready to lend pound sterling to euro area banks

File photo of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is seen outside of Downing Street in London. (Reuters )
A video grab shows Britain's PM Theresa May speaking in the House of Commons, London, on Wednesday. (AP)
A video grab shows Britain's PM Theresa May speaking in the House of Commons, London, on Wednesday. (AP)

Brexit brinkmanship: UK demands deal change, EU says 'non'

  • Theresa May to seek ‘legally binding changes’ to the divorce deal
  • European Council President Donald Tusk says the divorce deal was not up for renegotiation

Anti-Brexit supporters gather near the Parliament in London, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Britain's Parliament is voting on competing Brexit plans, with Prime Minister Theresa May desperately seeking a mandate from lawmakers to help secure concessions from the European Union.  (AP)
Anti-Brexit supporters gather near the Parliament in London, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Britain's Parliament is voting on competing Brexit plans, with Prime Minister Theresa May desperately seeking a mandate from lawmakers to help secure concessions from the European Union. (AP)

British lawmakers vote down bid to prevent no-deal Brexit

  •  Exactly two months to go until Britain leaves EU
  • Lawmakers vote against Cooper amendment

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves from 10 Downing Street in London on January 29, 2019, to head to the House of Commons (AFP)
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves from 10 Downing Street in London on January 29, 2019, to head to the House of Commons (AFP)

Show the EU what Brexit you want, PM Theresa May tells British lawmakers

  • Parliament has been in deadlock since May's Brexit plan, agreed after months of negotiation with the EU
  • Parliament on Tuesday will try to find some way forward by debating and voting on what changes they want May to seek to her deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May (AP)
British Prime Minister Theresa May (AFP)