Brexit plan

LONDON  | The Latest: ‘Intense effort’ didn’t seal UK-EU Brexit deal

LONDON  — The Latest on Britain’s departure from the European Union (all times local): 7:50 p.m. The European Union’s top Brexit negotiator says urgent talks with Britain’s point person did not result in their reaching agreement on outstanding issues. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said: “Despite intense efforts, some key issues are still open” in the … Continue reading LONDON  | The Latest: ‘Intense effort’ didn’t seal UK-EU Brexit deal

LONDON | Former UK envoy says May’s Brexit plan a ‘pipe dream’

LONDON — Britain’s former ambassador to the European Union has called Prime Minister Theresa May’s blueprint for Brexit a “pipe dream” that has no chance of being accepted by the bloc. As May prepared to update key Cabinet ministers on progress toward a deal, Ivan Rogers said that, more than two years after voting to … Continue reading LONDON | Former UK envoy says May’s Brexit plan a ‘pipe dream’

LONDON | UK’s Johnson brands Theresa May’s Brexit plan ‘deranged’

LONDON— Ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has branded British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for leaving the European Union “deranged,” fueling tensions as the ruling Conservative Party gathers for its annual conference. Johnson told the Sunday Times that May’s Brexit plan won’t work, particularly proposals that would require Britain and the EU to collect each other’s … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s Johnson brands Theresa May’s Brexit plan ‘deranged’

LONDON | UK media: May ‘humiliated’ after EU trashes her Brexit plan

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit blueprint was in tatters Friday, after the European Union rejected it at a summit in a move that the U.K. media branded a “humiliation.” European Council President Donald Tusk said bluntly at a meeting in Salzburg, Austria, that parts of May’s plan simply “will not work,” while … Continue reading LONDON | UK media: May ‘humiliated’ after EU trashes her Brexit plan

LONDON | UK ex-minister Johnson slams prime minister’s Brexit policy

LONDON — British ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has slammed Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit policy, a move likely to fuel speculation that he is seeking to oust her. Johnson wrote in the Daily Telegraph on Monday that May’s so-called Chequers plan for continued ties with the European Union after Brexit will leave Britain in a … Continue reading LONDON | UK ex-minister Johnson slams prime minister’s Brexit policy

LONDON | New UK Brexit chief: We may not pay exit fee if no deal

LONDON —Britain’s slow move away from the European Union took a new twist Sunday as the new Brexit chief suggested that Britain might not pay its 39 billion pound ($51 billion) divorce bill if no trade agreement with the European Union is reached. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab told the Sunday Telegraph that there must be … Continue reading LONDON | New UK Brexit chief: We may not pay exit fee if no deal

LONDON  | UK releases long-awaited and already derided Brexit plan

LONDON  — The British government has released proposals for what it calls a “principled, pragmatic and ambitious” Brexit — plans that have already triggered the resignation of two top ministers and face likely resistance from the European Union. The long-awaited document published Thursday aims to keep Britain and the bloc in a free market for … Continue reading LONDON  | UK releases long-awaited and already derided Brexit plan

LONDON | After marathon meeting, UK leaders endorse Brexit trade plan

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May corralled her Cabinet inside an English country house for a long, hot day Friday, and announced that the divided government had finally agreed on a plan for a future free-trade deal with the European Union. The proposal aims to keep the U.K. and the bloc in a free-trade … Continue reading LONDON | After marathon meeting, UK leaders endorse Brexit trade plan