Tag: Brexit

UK’s opposition Labour party agrees to December election

Britain was on course for a December election Tuesday after the main opposition Labour party said it would support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan, although a date has not yet been fixed. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "I have consistently said that we are ready...

Brexit extension until January 31 ‘very probable’: French diplomatic source

An extension until January 31 of the deadline for Britain to leave the European Union is "very probable", a French diplomatic source said on Monday, as EU states were to meet to discuss a new Brexit delay. "There will very probably be an agreement" at Monday's...

Johnson pushes for poll as EU prepares Brexit delay

by Alice RITCHIE British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make a fresh push on Monday for an early election as EU leaders prepare to back yet another Brexit delay, just days before the departure deadline. Johnson was forced to abandon his promise to leave the European...

EU mulls Johnson’s reluctant Brexit delay request

by Dmitry ZAKS EU leaders were on Sunday considering a request by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to delay Britain's departure from the bloc, which he was forced to make after MPs refused to back his Brexit deal. Johnson has pinned his premiership on getting Britain out...

British PM scrambles to sell Brexit deal to MPs

by Robin MILLARD British Prime Minister Boris Johnson launched a charm offensive on Friday to sell his Brexit deal to sceptical MPs, with a looming vote in parliament resting on a knife-edge. The Conservative leader pulled off a major coup in agreeing a new divorce deal...

Crunch Brexit talks resume as EU and UK close in on possible text

by Dave CLARK British and European negotiators resumed intense negotiations on a draft Brexit deal Wednesday after late-night talks brought them closer but failed to confirm an elusive breakthrough. News that Britain has softened its stance on the customs status of Northern Ireland in order to clinch...

Brexit deal ‘possible this week’: EU’s Barnier

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday that a deal with Britain could be reached this week, but warned more tough talks are still needed. British and EU officials are racing to reach a deal on Britain's exit terms before a summit of EU leaders...

Britain preparing to ‘take back control’ at WTO: minister

Britain is looking forward to "taking back control" of its trade policy after it exits the European Union later this month, a government minister told the World Trade Organization Wednesday. Speaking at a WTO conference, International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said her country was preparing...

Britain’s Johnson sets out defence of new Brexit plan

by Dmitry ZAKS British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met his senior ministers on Thursday before setting out on a delicate mission to convince sceptical EU leaders to back his new Brexit plan. Johnson is racing against time and facing headwinds across European capitals as he tries...

Britain’s Johnson tries to save job and hardline Brexit

by Dmitry ZAKS UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will try to save his job and his hardline Brexit strategy Monday when he confronts parliament and his Irish counterpart in another showdown week. The charismatic but divisive British leader finds himself facing a political impasse, just six...