Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May.  (Reuters )
British Prime Minister Theresa May. (Reuters )

Theresa May seeks to push Brexit date, compromise with Labour Party

  • The government, she said, would then abide by the decision of the House of Commons
  • May said that if she could not agree a unified approach with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn then the government would agree a number of options on the future relationship with the EU

Anti Brexit placards showing pictures of British politicians attached to railings outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is set for long Cabinet meeting Tuesday, as the government tries to find a way out of the Brexit crisis, after lawmakers on Monday rejected all alternatives to her European Union withdrawal agreement.  ((AP Photo/Alastair Grant))
Anti Brexit placards showing pictures of British politicians attached to railings outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is set for long Cabinet meeting Tuesday, as the government tries to find a way out of the Brexit crisis, after lawmakers on Monday rejected all alternatives to her European Union withdrawal agreement. ((AP Photo/Alastair Grant))

With British government, parliament and people divided, disorderly Brexit looms

  • Nearly three years since Britons voted to leave the EU in a shock referendum result, May's exit strategy is up in the air
  • The impasse has already delayed Brexit for at least two weeks beyond the planned departure date

From left, London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Prime Minister Theresa May and Youth Justice Board co-chair Roy Sefa-Attakora take part in a serious youth violence summit in Downing Street, London.  (AP)
From left, London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Prime Minister Theresa May and Youth Justice Board co-chair Roy Sefa-Attakora take part in a serious youth violence summit in Downing Street, London. (AP)

Brexit in disarray: Theresa May under pressure to go for soft Brexit

  • The third defeat of May's divorce deal left one of the weakest leaders in a generation facing a spiralling crisis over Brexit
  • For EU officials watching from Brussels, there was one plea - please make up your minds

British Prime Minister Theresa May. (Reuters )
Britain is left with three general directions: back a deal, end up leaving with no deal or negotiate a long delay to work out a new strategy. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)
Britain is left with three general directions: back a deal, end up leaving with no deal or negotiate a long delay to work out a new strategy. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

Theresa May's Brexit deal rejected again: What next?

  • The UK Parliament has rejected PM Therasa May's Brexit deal for a third—and possibly, the last—time
  • The EU Commission has indicated that the UK may have to leave the European Union in a no-deal Brexit on 12 April

An anti-Brexit protestor ties an EU flag to a lamp post outside the Houses of Parliament in London. (Reuters)
An anti-Brexit protestor ties an EU flag to a lamp post outside the Houses of Parliament in London. (Reuters)

EU Commission says no-deal Brexit on 12 April 'likely'

  • The development comes after UK PM Theresa May's Brexit deal was rejected for a third time today
  • The European Union has given UK until 12 April to inform it of the next steps

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May had offered to resign if the Brexit deal is passed. (Reuters)
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May had offered to resign if the Brexit deal is passed. (Reuters)

Theresa May's Brexit deal rejected for a third time

  • UK Parliament votes 286 to 344 against PM Theresa May's Brexit deal, leaving it totally unclear when or even whether Britain will leave the EU
  • The EU Commission says the UK may have to leave the European Union on 12 April in a no-deal Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May. (Reuters )
British Prime Minister Theresa May. (Reuters )

No Brexit alternative gets Parliament majority

  • Britain has until April 12 to find a new plan — or crash out of the EU without a deal
  • Parliament is trying to find an alternative to Prime Minister Theresa May's twice-rejected EU divorce deal

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

British PM Theresa May  isolated as Brexit strategy hangs in the balance

  • May took office after the 2016 referendum, and despite having campaigned to stay in the EU, embraced the cause with the mantra "Brexit means Brexit"
  • Ministers from both the pro- and anti-Brexit camps in her cabinet have in recent weeks joined scores of Conservative MPs in defying the government

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