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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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EU Tells May: No Renegotiating Brexit Divorce Treaty

Reuters reports: The European Union ruled out renegotiating the Brexit divorce treaty or its Irish border protocol on Tuesday as Prime Minister Theresa May sought last ditch assurances from the bloc to save her deal after pulling a vote she acknowledged she would lose. Less than four months until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on …

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Theresa May Calls Off Key Brexit Vote By Parliament

The New York Times reports: Facing the prospect of a humiliating defeat, Prime Minister Theresa May was expected to announce on Monday plans to postpone a parliamentary vote on her proposal for Britain’s departure from the European Union, throwing the process into disarray and highlighting her tenuous hold on power. Mrs. May planned to make an unscheduled address to Parliament …

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EU Endorses Brexit Deal: There’s No Better Offer

The Associated Press reports: European Union leaders on Sunday sealed a divorce deal with Britain, and issued a warning to U.K. politicians who within weeks will approve or reject it — this offer is as good as it gets. Amid criticism of the deal from lawmakers on all sides of Britain’s EU debate, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said the …

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Spain Backs Brexit Deal After Agreement On Gibraltar

The Associated Press report: The European Union moved closer to sealing an agreement on Brexit after Spain said it had reached a deal with Britain over Gibraltar, a key obstacle on the eve of a European Union summit on Sunday. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Saturday that Madrid would support the Brexit divorce deal after the U.K. and the …

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TURMOIL: Ministers Quit Over PM May’s Brexit Draft

CBS News reports: The morning after the night before was a rough one for British Prime Minister Theresa May. On Wednesday night, she announced that she’d won her cabinet’s backing for her draft proposal on how the U.K. should pull out of the European Union. On Thursday morning, May’s Brexit secretary, the man who led her negotiating team in Brussels …

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Theresa May Issues Draft Brexit Agreement With EU

CBS News reports: Prime Minister Theresa May has managed to hash out a draft agreement with the European Union on the terms of Britain’s looming divorce from the EU, and to convince her own divided cabinet that the deal is a better than the default alternative — a “no-deal Brexit.” May emerged from her official residence at No. 10 Downing …

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REPORT: Trump “Berated” Theresa May In Phone Call

The Washington Post reports: As he jetted to Paris last Friday, President Trump received a congratulatory phone call aboard Air Force One. British Prime Minister Theresa May was calling to celebrate the Republican Party’s wins in the midterm elections — never mind that Democrats seized control of the House — but her appeal to the American president’s vanity was met …

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UK Condemns Trump’s Praise For Assault On Reporter

The Guardian reports: Downing Street has indirectly criticised Donald Trump after he praised a Republican congressman for attacking a Guardian reporter, saying any violence or intimidation against journalists was “completely unacceptable”. Asked about Trump’s comments, Theresa May’s spokeswoman said: “He obviously made comments at a political rally, and those are for him. But more generally we would always say that …

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