Tag Archives: Brexit

BRITAIN: Tory Battle For Prime Minster Down To Two

The BBC reports: Jeremy Hunt will face Boris Johnson in the race to be the next Tory leader and PM, after Michael Gove was eliminated in the final ballot of the party’s MPs. Environment Secretary Mr Gove was supported by 75 MPs – just two votes short of Mr Hunt’s 77. Mr Johnson, who was backed by 160 Conservative MPs, …

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Theresa May Formally Steps Down As Tory Leader

The Associated Press reports: British Prime Minister Theresa May’s time as Conservative Party leader ended Friday, not with a bang but a whimper. May, who announced her departure two weeks ago after her career was undone by the Brexit mess, formally stepped down in a private exchange of letters with the party, leaving almost a dozen Conservative contenders fighting to …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Press Conference With Theresa May

CNN reports: President Trump and outgoing UK Prime Minister Theresa May just arrived at 10 Downing Street in London. The two leaders will have talks before holding a joint news conference. Officials have said the talks will include discussion of Iran, Chinese telecom giant Huawei, and trade. The meetings come days before May stands down as leader of the conservative …

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Elton John Is “Ashamed” About Brexit: I’m A European, Not A Stupid, Colonial, Imperialist English Idiot [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Elton John has said he is ashamed of the UK over its voting for and handling of Brexit. While performing on Wednesday in Verona on his last ever world tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road, he said: “I’m ashamed of my country for what it has done. It’s torn people apart. I am sick to death of politicians, …

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BRITAIN: Boris Johnson Ordered To Court Over Claims He Lied About UK Paying £350 Million Weekly To EU

The BBC reports: Boris Johnson has been ordered to appear in court over claims he lied by saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week. The Tory leadership candidate has been accused of misconduct in public office after making the claim during the 2016 EU referendum campaign. It is a private prosecution launched by campaigner Marcus Ball, who crowdfunded …

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Brexit Party Dominates In EU Parliament Election

CNBC reports: Britain’s newly-formed Brexit Party comfortably beat the country’s two main parties in European Parliamentary elections, early results showed Monday, as voters expressed their frustration over the Brexit deadlock. The results are coming in after Conservative Party leader Theresa May announced her resignation as prime minister on Friday morning. It is expected that U.K. MEPs (Members of the European …

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BREAKING: Theresa May To Resign On June 7 [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister. In an emotional statement, she said she had done her best to deliver Brexit and it was a matter of “deep regret” that she had been unable to do so. Being prime …

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Most Pro-Brexit Twitter Accounts Revealed As Bots

The Hill reports: The majority of the most active accounts on Twitter that post messages in support of the U.K.’s Brexit Party show signs of automated activity, leading researchers to believe they are so-called “bot” accounts, according to an investigation. A probe by the Institute for Strategic Discourse first reported by The Mirror found that the Brexit Party, a political …

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BRITAIN: MPs To Vote On Second Brexit Referendum

The Guardian reports: Theresa May has offered MPs votes on a second referendum and a temporary customs union in her last attempt to get a Brexit deal through parliament. Amid widespread expectation that the withdrawal agreement bill will be heavily defeated early next month, and reports of serious rows in cabinet, the prime minister used a hastily arranged speech to …

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Brexit Talks Collapse Again, Clock Ticks On PM’s Exit

The Guardian reports: The government and Labour have sought to blame each other after cross-party talks to find a compromise Brexit plan collapsed, leaving any remaining hopes of an imminent solution to the impasse in tatters. While both sides insisted the discussions had taken place in good faith, Theresa May said a sticking point had been Labour splits over a …

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Over Half Of Europe’s Voters Saw Russian Fake News

Politico Europe reports: More than half of Europeans may have seen some form of disinformation promoted by Russian actors on social networks ahead of the parliamentary election later this month, according to an analysis reviewed by POLITICO. The report — by SafeGuard Cyber, a U.S.-based cybersecurity firm — coincides with criticism that tech companies, notably Facebook, are not doing enough …

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Britain To Vote In EU Parliament Election Despite Brexit

Reuters report: Britain will have to take part in European Parliament elections on May 23 as there is not enough time left to get an exit deal ratified by parliament before then, Prime Minister Theresa May’s de facto deputy said on Tuesday. May had hoped to avoid taking part in the vote, but so far talks with the opposition Labour …

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European Union Offers To Delay Brexit Until Oct. 31st

CNBC reports: European Union leaders have offered to delay Brexit until Oct. 31. Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, said he was taking the offer to Prime Minister Theresa May for approval from the U.K. government. The emergency summit was convened after Prime Minister Theresa May requested a further delay to the U.K.’s departure from the bloc, as any …

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BRITAIN: House Of Commons Speaker John “ORDER!” Bercow Takes On His Viral Fame Due To Brexit [VIDEO]

As those of you who closely follow the Brexit chaos probably know, in recent recent weeks House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has emerged as a global viral star of the debates, with his seemingly endless cries for “ORDER!” turned into countless memes, gifs, and even remixed dance tracks. This weekend Bercow addressed his sudden fame with the below explainer …

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Britain Deletes “European Union” From New Passports

The New York Times reports: Some British citizens planning to travel abroad already have a tangible sign of what life will look like once the country is no longer a member of the European Union: new passports missing “European Union” on the front cover. Last month, even as lawmakers wrestled over the principal terms of the withdrawal process known as …

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British Government Monitors Pre-Brexit Hoarding

NBC News reports: In the spare bedroom of Sarah Cuffe’s house are piles of food and toiletries. Natural disasters don’t hit the English county of Hertfordshire very often but it looks like she’s ready for one. “Just in case the worst comes to the worst, we thought we’ve got a spare bedroom, so why not stockpile stuff like pasta, tinned …

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BBC Moves Broadcast Licenses To EU Because Brexit

Bloomberg reports: The BBC is moving some of its broadcast licenses to the Netherlands so it can keep transmitting across the European Union in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to people familiar with the matter. The U.K. licenses relate to the British Broadcasting Corp.’s commercial arm that beams hit shows including “Doctor Who” and “Eastenders” into other EU …

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Theresa May To Ask EU For Another Brexit Delay

The Guardian reports: Theresa May is to ask for another brief Brexit extension in order to seek a compromise withdrawal plan with the Labour party, she has announced, signalling the likelihood of Downing Street backing a softer Brexit. In a brief TV statement inside No 10 following a seven-hour cabinet meeting, the prime minister said she would hold talks with …

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BRITAIN: Parliament Rejects Four More Brexit Options

NBC News reports: Britain’s Parliament still can’t agree on how to move forward on Brexit. Four nonbinding measures that would have outlined a potential way forward on exiting the European Union all failed to gain a majority Monday. The options Parliament considered Monday included two proposals that aimed to retain close economic ties between Britain and the European Union. One …

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Angry Brexit Backers March Through London [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Thousands of people opposed to Britain delaying its departure from the European Union marched through central London on Friday as lawmakers in parliament strongly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a third time. On the day that Britain was originally meant to be leaving the EU, large groups gathered outside parliament waving Union Jack flags and …

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