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BRITAIN: Commons Speaker Deals Brexit Blow To PM

The Guardian reports: The House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow, has said the government cannot bring the meaningful vote back to parliament again unless there has been substantial change to the Brexit deal. In a shock move likely to infuriate the prime minister, the Speaker said the House of Commons was “being repeatedly asked to pronounce” on the same question. …

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BRITAIN: Parliament Votes To Seek Delay In Brexit

Vox reports: The UK Parliament defeated a measure to hold a second referendum on Wednesday, turning down a chance to hold a people’s vote on the future of Brexit. MPs voted against it, 85 to 334 — a huge loss that wasn’t all that surprising because even some referendum advocates argued that Thursday wasn’t the time to take up the …

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BRITAIN: Parliament Narrowly Rejects No-Deal Brexit

The BBC reports: MPs have voted by 312 to 308 to reject leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement. It is not a legally-binding decision – and it does not rule out the UK leaving the EU. But it means MPs could now get a vote on delaying Brexit. That vote would take place on Thursday, and if it is …

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BRITAIN: Parliament Smacks Down May’s Brexit Deal

The Guardian reports: Theresa May has suffered a second humiliating defeat on her Brexit deal, as MPs rejected the last-minute reassurances she won from the EU27 on Monday, and voted it down by a majority of 149. With just 17 days to go until the UK is due to leave the EU, MPs ignored the prime minister’s pleas to “get …

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BRITAIN: Brexit Talks Deadlocked Ahead Of Critical Vote

The Associated Press reports: British Prime Minister Theresa May refused to admit defeat for her European Union divorce deal Monday, despite deadlocked talks with the bloc a day before Parliament is scheduled to vote on the plan. The House of Commons is due to vote Tuesday on whether to approve a deal that it resoundingly rejected in January. There are …

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PM Theresa May: Brexit Might Never Happen [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Prime Minister Theresa May tried to pressure U.K. lawmakers Friday to support her Brexit deal, warning that Britain may never leave the European Union if they vote down the agreement next week. Battling to stave off a second defeat for the unpopular deal, May also implored the EU to help her make “one more push” to …

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Britain Stockpiles Staples In Fear Of Brexit Shortages

The Associated Press reports: U.K. officials and companies have been bracing for potential trade disruption by stockpiling everything from ice cream and chocolate cookies to medicines and body bags. But the government still warned this week that British people and businesses are unprepared for the shock of a “no-deal” exit. Supermarket chief executives have warned the government that Britain’s available …

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BRITAIN: May Offers MPs Chance To Delay Brexit

The BBC reports: Theresa May has told lawmakers in the British parliament that they will get a chance to delay Brexit if they reject her deal again next month. It’s a significant development that could see Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union pushed back past the March 29 deadline, and prevent a deeply uncertain scenario in which the U.K. would …

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Britain: Theresa May Survives Key Vote To Delay Brexit

The New York Times reports: British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a critical vote in Parliament on Tuesday that could have delayed Brexit, undermining her strategy for leaving the European Union and undercutting the country’s constitutional protocol. Mrs. May’s latest political escape came when lawmakers failed, by a 321 to 298 vote, to approve an amendment giving Parliament the power …

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BRITAIN: Labour Opens Door To Second Brexit Vote

Bloomberg reports: The U.K. Labour Party is calling for a vote in Parliament that could pave the way to a second referendum, raising the possibility that Brexit could be reversed. The main opposition party proposed an amendment to a government motion — due to be debated on Jan. 29 — calling for votes on various ways of avoiding a messy …

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Theresa May Narrowly Survives “No Confidence” Vote

CBS News reports: U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government survived a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin. The House of Commons expressed confidence in the government by 325 votes to 306, meaning May can remain in office. Had the government lost, Britain would have faced an election within weeks …

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Britain: Labour MPs Call For Second Brexit Referendum

The Guardian reports: Half a dozen Labour MPs came out in support of a second referendum for the first time at a Westminster photocall, arguing it was the “the only logical option” if the party could not secure a general election. The timing of the demand, a couple of hours before Jeremy Corbyn was due to open the no-confidence debate, …

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Britain: Parliament Rejects Brexit Deal In 432-202 Vote

The BBC reports: Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes – the largest defeat for a sitting government in history. MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU on 29 March. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has now tabled a vote of …

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Theresa May Warns Of “Catastrophe” If Brexit Deal Fails

Politico Europe reports: Not following through with Brexit would be “catastrophic” for U.K. democracy, said Prime Minister Theresa May in an eleventh hour appeal to members of parliament to back her deal in a key vote Tuesday. Writing in the Express, May said MPs had a duty to deliver on the referendum outcome. Addressing voters, she said that “when you …

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BRITAIN: Rebel Tories Hand PM Loss On Key Brexit Vote

The BBC reports: Rebel Tory MPs have joined forces with Labour to inflict a fresh blow on Theresa May’s government in a Commons Brexit vote. It means the government will have to come up with fresh plans within three days if Mrs May’s EU withdrawal deal is rejected by MPs next week. It could also open the door to alternatives, …

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Putin Warns Theresa May Against Second Brexit Vote

The Guardian reports: Offering public support that the embattled British prime minister may rather do without, Putin said he “understood” May’s position in “fighting for this Brexit”. “The referendum was held,” the Russian president said from Moscow during a press conference shown on national television. “What can she do? She has to fulfill the will of the people expressed in …

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May Attacks Former PM Tony Blair For “Undermining” Brexit Talks: He’s Insulting The People He Once Served

The Independent reports: Theresa May has launched an astonishing attack on Tony Blair, accusing the former prime minister of seeking to “undermine” her during Brexit talks in order to pursue his own “political interests”. In highly unusual move, Ms May hit out at one of her predecessors, claiming the former Labour leader’s support for a second Brexit referendum was “an …

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Theresa May Has Tense Exchange With EU Leader

Business Insider reports: An angry-looking Theresa May confronted European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday after EU leaders rejected her latest Brexit proposals and he publicly chastised her approach to negotiations. Arriving at a meeting of European leaders in Brussels this morning, May was filmed approaching Juncker and having what looked like a frosty exchange with the EU chief. She …

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BRITAIN: Theresa May Survives No-Confidence Vote

Business Insider reports: Theresa May has survived a confidence vote in her leadership by Conservative MPs, meaning she can continue to serve as prime minister.  May won a confidence vote in her leadership clear of the 158 votes needed to oust her. However, the result only came after the prime minister assured MPs on Wednesday evening that she would stand …

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LIVE VIDEO: Theresa May Faces No-Confidence Vote

NBC News reports: Theresa May vowed to fight for her political life Wednesday after members of her own party triggered a vote of no-confidence in her leadership over her handling of Brexit. If she loses the vote, which will take place on Wednesday evening, she will be out as Conservative leader, and will likely outline when she will stand down …

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