PM Theresa May wants to re-open Brexit deal, EU says no

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday sought parliamentary approval to return to Brussels to re-negotiate the withdrawal agreement, but EU officials insisted that it is not possible to re-open talks on the controversial ‘backstop’ for Ireland-Northern Ireland. The House of Commons began a day-long debate on May’s Brexit Plan B after the agreement was […]


EU court to issue Brexit ruling on December 10

The ruling, delivered with unusual urgency, will come on the eve of a crucial vote in the British parliament on whether to accept a Brexit deal negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May. The European Court of Justice will deliver its judgment on whether Britain can unilaterally reverse its move to leave the European Union on […]


Call for second Brexit vote grows stronger

National campaign sets out six scenarios for holding another referendum The national campaign for a second referendum on whether Britain should leave the EU on the terms being negotiated by the British government set out six scenarios in which such a vote would be possible, as it sought new momentum and show that the referendum […]


Leading journalists join call for EU copyright reform

Leading journalists from more than 20 countries joined a call on Tuesday for European MPs to approve a controversial media reform aimed at forcing internet giants to pay for news content. European Parliament lawmakers return in September to discuss the proposal, a first draft of which was rejected last month after a fierce debate. The […]


Contemplating no Brexit

The EU’s greatest failure is not to have quickly integrated politically with strong central controls As Brexit draws closer, there is growing desperation among the British. The front-page headline in The Sunday Times of July 22, “Voters turn to far right, Boris — and Remain”, reflected the state of confusion in people’s minds. The Brexit […]