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British PM scrambles to avoid chaotic Brexit finale

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s government redoubled its efforts Thursday to win over the main opposition party in a last-gasp bid to avoid a chaotic exit from the European Union next week. The latest round of talks came after lawmakers tried to safeguard against a doomsday ending to the …

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May holds ‘constructive’ Brexit crisis talks with UK opposition

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Theresa May held “constructive” talks Wednesday with Britain’s opposition leader in a bid to forge a Brexit compromise that avoids a chaotic “no-deal” departure from the EU in nine days. May tore up her steadfast strategy and sought Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s support …

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May seeks last-minute Brexit tie-breaker with opposition

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Theresa May was to meet on Wednesday with the leader of Britain’s main opposition party in a bid to thrash out a Brexit compromise just days before a deadline to leave the EU. The British premier was to hold talks with Labour leader …

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British PM asks for new Brexit delay to approve deal

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday she would ask the EU to again delay Brexit to avoid Britain crashing out of the bloc next week, signalling she could accept a closer relationship with Europe to break months of political deadlock. After more than seven hours …

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UK lawmakers reject Brexit deal for third time

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British MPs on Friday rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU divorce deal for a third time, opening the way for a long delay to Brexit — or a chaotic “no deal” withdrawal in two weeks. The pound slipped as lawmakers defied May’s plea to end …

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Britain’s May seeks third Brexit vote Friday

  London, United Kingdom | AFP | The British government said it intended to bring back Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a third vote in parliament on Friday to avoid a chaotic no-deal divorce from the EU. May’s throw of the dice comes a day after her dramatic pledge …

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British PM pledges to quit to save Brexit plan

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday pledged to step down if MPs back her EU divorce deal, in a bid to break the Brexit deadlock in Britain’s fractured parliament. Following months of pressure, May told her Conservative MPs that she would quit if they …

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British PM seeks brief Brexit delay from hesitant EU

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Theresa May asked EU leaders Wednesday for a three-month delay to Brexit amid continued political deadlock in London, but Brussels warned the postponement carried “serious legal and political risks”. Exactly 1,000 days on from Britain’s seismic 2016 referendum vote to leave the European …

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