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UK business chief warns next PM against no-deal Brexit

The successor to British Prime Minister Theresa May must rule out a “no-deal” Brexit, the head of Britain’s main business lobby group urged Friday, warning again of “severe” economic consequences. Carolyn Fairbairn, head of the Confederation of British Industry, issued the warning as the total number of Conservative MPs vying to replace May reached twelve. […]

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Swiss voters approve tighter gun controls

Align national law with EU rules Swiss voters agreed by a nearly two-to-one margin on Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels. The measure passed in the binding referendum under the Swiss system of direct democracy by a 64-36% margin, provisional final […]

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An election that wasn’t meant to happen in U.K.

With Brexit getting delayed, British citizens will vote for EU Parliament on May 23 Just under three years since the Brexit referendum that irrevocably changed British politics, another election is set to take place later this month that could fundamentally impact the political landscape again. On May 23, British citizens and European and Commonwealth citizens […]

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Brexit rocks Labour too as talks stay deadlocked

Prime Minister Theresa May has turned to the opposition Labour to help pass the crucial EU withdrawal package, but the party is also riven by differing views on Brexit, with many party MPs opposed to another referendum. Talks between Prime Minister Theresa May’s team and senior Labour leaders continued on Thursday, without any progress, but […]

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UK to ask EU for more time to break Brexit logjam

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said the United Kingdom would seek a further short extension from the European Union to try and break the parliamentary logjam over Brexit. After a marathon seven-hour-long Cabinet meeting at Downing Street, May issued a statement to indicate the government’s next steps a day after the House of […]

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British MPs vote against all alternative Brexit options

British lawmakers have voted on eight different possible Brexit options, but none received the majority support that would clarify the UK’s course. Parliament is trying to find an alternative to Prime Minister Theresa May’s twice-rejected EU divorce deal. Lawmakers voted Wednesday on options that included leaving the European Union without a deal, staying in the […]