Tag: Brexit

Brexit: British MPs back May's bid to change deal

London: British MPs have backed seeking “alternative arrangements” to replace the Irish backstop in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan. The proposal — put forward by Tory MP Graham Brady — had the support of the government and won by 16 votes, the BBC reported on Tuesday. Theresa May had urged MPs to vote in […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Brexit: PM says critics of her deal risking democracy

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May has urged MPs to back her Brexit deal, saying it is the only way to honour the referendum result and protect the economy. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, May said her critics risk damaging democracy if they oppose her plan, the BBC reported. MPs are due to vote […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Brexit gets European Union nod

Brussels: The European Union on Sunday approved the UK’s withdrawal agreement from the EU, its chief official Donald Tusk announced in Belgium leaving it upon the UK Parliament to consent to the deal facilitating Britain’s departure from the union. The UK Parliament is expected to vote on the deal in early December but its approval […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
EU dismisses Brexit summit in November, citing lack of progress

Brussels: The leaders of the 27 countries that will remain in the European Union (EU) after Britain’s withdrawal called off an extraordinary summit on the Brexit in November due to insufficient progress to organise the meeting. “For now, the 27 are not planning to organise an extraordinary summit on Brexit in November,” European sources said […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
London retains number one world city rank

London: London has retained its rank as the number one city in the world shrugging off Brexit worries, according to Global Power City Index (GPCI). The GPCI, published by the Mori Memorial Foundation, ranked London as number one for the sixth year in a row, highlighting the city’s strengths in, its cultural offer and transport links […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
IMF chief worried about Brexit uncertainty

Washington: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde has said the European Union and Britain need to show progress in talks on Britain’s exit from the European bloc to ease concerns about the effects of Brexit. “Brexit is an ongoing process and our hope is that it be conducted promptly to reduce the level of uncertainty and […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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Brussels could end-up paying Brexit bill: Boris Johnson

London: Brussels could end up having to pay UK a Brexit “divorce” bill because the Britain has contributed to so many EU assets, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said. In his first major interview of the election campaign, the Foreign Secretary told The Daily Telegraph on Friday that there were “very good arguments” to why Britain […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Brexit risk will stall London: Goldman Sachs

London: The chief executive of Goldman Sachs, the world’s second largest investment bank, has warned that London “will stall” because of the risks from Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU), the media reported on Friday. Lloyd Blankfein, in an interview with the BBC, said that his US-based firm which employs 6,500 people in the […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Britain, EU at odds over 100 billion euro Brexit bill

London: Britain won’t pay a 100-billion euro ($109 billion) “divorce bill” to leave the EU, said Brexit Secretary David Davis on Wednesday, as the two sides clashed over the issue. He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain that the country would pay what was legally due, in line with its rights and obligations, but “not just […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Tony Blair to return to politics

London: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has decided to again get involved in politics and take an active part in trying to shape the policy debate on Brexit. On the 20th anniversary of his New Labour win on Monday, Blair told The Mirror that money was not the motivating factor behind his return to […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
UK Cabinet meets to scale up no-deal Brexit planning

London: The UK Cabinet Tuesday ramped up contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit, which could see Britain leave the European Union without a formal divorce agreement in place in time for the March 29 deadline. Preparations for such a chaotic scenario have become necessary because the deal proposed by British Prime Minister Theresa May remains […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Renegotiate or face no-deal Brexit: UK tells EU

Brussels: A UK Minister has said that European Union (EU) leaders must give their Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier the mandate to revise the country’s withdrawal agreement, otherwise a no-deal Brexit is “coming down the tracks”, a media report said on Sunday. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay said “political realities” had […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
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UK PM's MP brother quits citing 'national interest'

London: The UK Prime Minister’s brother Jo Johnson announced his resignation as a member of Parliament and Minister on Thursday, saying he was “torn between loyalty to his family and the national interest”. His shock resignation comes as his brother Boris Johnson, who at 55 is eight years his senior, struggled to command the House […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Column: The Brexit Challenge

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Brexit has Britain on the edge. Public opinion over the issue is sharply divided and the stand-off between the ruling Conservatives and the Labour party seems set to worsen as the October 31 deadline for Prime Minister, Boris Johnson to make good his promise of leading Britain out of the European […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
Column: Can Boris Weather This Storm?

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Barely two months into office Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is facing one of the toughest challenges of his political career with calls for his resignation getting louder. The crisis surrounding him and his government has deepened following a ruling of the British Supreme Court that he had suspended the Parliament unlawfully. […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021