16:45 A committee of British lawmakers called for a series of parliamentary votes on Brexit options in order to find a path that is supported by the majority. The Exiting the European Union Committee outlined four main Brexit options going forward — including holding a new referendum or renegotiating the draft divorce deal with specific changes in mind. … [Read more...] about British PM Theresa May survives no-confidence vote after Brexit deal defeat — as it happened
Hard brexit or no deal
There were no fireworks, no walkouts, no snubs or Instagram slights. May was courteously heard out as she explained the fearsome political constraints she faces back home. And while EU27 leaders decided, as expected, that not enough progress has yet been made to justify a special summit in November, they did not rule out calling one nearer the time. The prime minister did not turn up with an immediate solution to the Irish backstop conundrum; but no one really expected her to, after talks broke down last weekend with Dominic Raab’s theatrical day trip. … [Read more...] about Is Theresa May any closer to a Brexit deal after Brussels summit?
Following its departure, Britain will enter a transition period until December 31, 2020. During this time, the UK and the EU must agree on its future relationship including on matters such as security, law enforcement and data sharing. … [Read more...] about EU leaders sign UK Brexit agreement, what’s next?
Michel Barnier's top aide Stefaan De Rynck (pictured left) has warned Brexit trade talks will be 'more complicated' than discussions on the terms of the UK's split from Brussels. He also expressed concerns about the amount of time available to agree a deal … [Read more...] about Michel Barnier’s top aide warns negotiating a EU-UK trade deal will be ‘MORE complicated’ than the Brexit divorce agreement as he says Boris Johnson needs a ‘dose of realism’ over what can be achieved by the end of 2020
Brexit timeline: Charting Britain's turbulent exodus from Europe July 2019: Prime Minister Boris Johnson At the end of July 2019, Johnson was officially named Theresa May's successor as British prime minister. "We are going to energize the country, we are going to get Brexit done by October 31," he said after he was elected leader of the Conservative Party. … [Read more...] about Brexit: Johnson’s withdrawal bill becomes law