brexit impasse

LONDON | UK’s Labour Party seeks ‘frank’ debate on Brexit impasse

LONDON —Jan 19, 2019— Britain’s opposition Labour Party is calling for an “open and frank debate” on the government’s stalled Brexit plan and an increased role for Parliament in managing Britain’s departure from the European Union but still won’t meet with Prime Minister Theresa May. Keir Starmer, the party’s Brexit spokesman, used a speech Saturday … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s Labour Party seeks ‘frank’ debate on Brexit impasse

LONDON | May says 2nd Brexit referendum would violate public trust

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May was set to condemn growing calls for a second referendum on Britain’s departure from the European Union on Monday, saying it would do irreparable damage to trust in democracy. But even as May insisted she could salvage her unpopular EU divorce deal, pressure was mounting for dramatic action — … Continue reading LONDON | May says 2nd Brexit referendum would violate public trust

LONDON | Anglican bishops appeal for change of tone in Brexit debate

LONDON — The Church of England’s bishops are appealing for national unity following a week of divisive discussions around Britain’s efforts to leave the European Union, urging politicians and the public to adopt a more civilized tone in the debate. The leaders said in a statement Saturday that it is time to bring generosity back … Continue reading LONDON | Anglican bishops appeal for change of tone in Brexit debate

BRUSSELS | May aims to rescue Brexit plan; EU says ball’s in UK’s court

BRUSSELS  — British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a rescue mission for her ailing Brexit deal Friday, after the European Union rebuffed her request to sweeten the divorce agreement so she can win over hostile lawmakers at home. EU leaders meeting in Brussels showed little appetite to resolve May’s Brexit impasse for her, saying the … Continue reading BRUSSELS | May aims to rescue Brexit plan; EU says ball’s in UK’s court

BRUSSELS | The Latest: UK’s May, EU’s Juncker have testy confrontation

BRUSSELS — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says she had a “robust” exchange with EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker about his use of the word “nebulous,” which was construed by some as targeting the thoughts of the British leader herself. In a statement on the Brexit … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: UK’s May, EU’s Juncker have testy confrontation

LUXEMBOURG | The Latest: Tusk says new thinking required in Brexit talks

LUXEMBOURG — The Latest on Britain‘s upcoming departure from the European Union (all times local): 4:30 p.m. European Council President Donald Tusk says new thinking is required to end the Brexit standoff and is likening the Irish border problem to the mythical Gordian Knot that cannot be untied. Tusk said Tuesday that “we need maybe … Continue reading LUXEMBOURG | The Latest: Tusk says new thinking required in Brexit talks