Video by ITNMPs vote to rule out possibility of no-deal Brexit by a majority of four. A pro-Brexit leave the European Union supporter takes part in a protest outside the House of Parliament in London, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The European Parliament’s chief Brexit official says he wants to limit any Brexit deadline extension to a few months at best, fearing it will take over the whole European election campaign. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) STRASBOURG, France >> The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Britain’s Parliament has voted to reject having the country leave the European Union without a divorce agreement, a decision that lessens but does not remove the chance of a chaotic “no-deal” Brexit. The vote today also increases the chances that Britain’s exit from the bloc will be delayed. British lawmakers voted 312 to 308 for a motion that “rejects the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a Withdrawal … [Read more...] about British lawmakers reject leaving European Union with no deal
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Europe Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Europe | European Union Offers Britain a Brexit Extension to Oct. 31 Advertisement Supported by BREAKING ByStephen Castle and Steven Erlanger April 10, 2019 BRUSSELS — With less than 48 hours before Britain’s scheduled departure, the European Union offered to extend the exit deadline early Thursday until the end of October, avoiding a devastating cliff-edge divorce but settling none of the issues that have plunged British politics into chaos, dysfunction and recrimination. On another difficult night of negotiations for Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, European leaders rejected her proposal for a postponement until June 30, concluding that such a short deadline was unrealistic for the departure known as Brexit. However, they agreed to review the arrangement at the end of June to … [Read more...] about European Union Offers Britain a Brexit Extension to Oct. 31
LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will refuse to seek a delay to Brexit , raising suggestions he could try to exploit a loophole to bypass legislation aimed at preventing the country leaving the European Union without a deal. Johnson has made what appears to be two contradictory statements: he will obey the law, but will not request an extension to Britain's scheduled October 31 exit. His most senior adviser Dominic Cummings said there are loopholes in the law because lawyers are debating them. Under the so-called Benn Act if, by October 19, the government has not won parliamentary approval for a divorce deal with Brussels or for leaving the EU without a deal, Johnson must request a delay until January 31, 2020. The act even gives a text of the letter he must send. So how could Johnson avoid a Brexit delay? Double Cross Jolyon Maugham, a lawyer who is part of the legal team which defeated the government over its decision to suspend parliament, said a … [Read more...] about Looking for loopholes: How could UK PM Johnson avoid delaying Brexit?
BRUSSELS — The European Union offered Britain talks this year on a future free trade pact but made clear in negotiating guidelines issued on Friday that London must first agree to EU demands on the terms of Brexit. Those include paying tens of billions of euros and giving residence rights to some 3 million EU citizens in Britain, the proposed negotiating objectives distributed by EU summit chair Donald Tusk to Britain’s 27 EU partners showed. The document, seen by Reuters, also sets tough conditions for any transition period, insisting Britain must accept many EU rules after any such partial withdrawal. It also spelled out EU resistance to Britain scrapping swathes of tax, environmental and labor laws if it wants to have an eventual free trade pact. The guidelines, which may be revised before the EU27 leaders endorse them at a summit on April 29, came two days after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered a two-year countdown to Britain’s withdrawal in a … [Read more...] about European Union to Britain: Follow our terms on Brexit before future free trade pacts can happen
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson will shortly present the European Union with proposals for an amended Brexit agreement, including new ideas that remove the contested insurance policy for the Irish border that Britain previously signed up to. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen outside the venue for the Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester, Britain October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls More than three years since the 2016 referendum, the United Kingdom is heading towards an Oct. 31 exit date without a clear understanding of whether it will leave with a deal, without a deal or even leave by that deadline. Even before the proposals were formally made, Ireland dismissed the ideas that had been previously floated with Foreign Minister Simon Coveney quipping: “Non-Starter”. “We’ve made a very good offer, we’re going to make a very good offer, we’re going to be tabling it formally very … [Read more...] about UPDATE 1-UK PM Johnson to submit Brexit grand bargain but Ireland sceptical