Brexit plan

LONDON | May presses on with Brexit plan after another minister quits

LONDON  — British Prime Minister Theresa May said Saturday she was determined to win lawmakers’ backing for her Brexit deal, after a minister who quit her government said her divorce agreement would leave Britain outnumbered and outmaneuvered in future negotiations with the European Union. Ex-Universities and Science Minister Sam Gyimah likened the deal to playing … Continue reading LONDON | May presses on with Brexit plan after another minister quits

BRUSSELS | The Latest: N Ireland party condemns UK leader’s Brexit plan

BRUSSELS — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland has used a party conference speech to try to persuade Prime Minister Theresa May to change course on Brexit. Nigel Dodds told the conference in Belfast Saturday that it is not too … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: N Ireland party condemns UK leader’s Brexit plan

LONDON | UK’s May appeals to public on Brexit, braces for more blows

LONDON— British Prime Minister Theresa May appealed directly to voters to back her Brexit plan Friday as she waited to see whether rivals within her party have gained enough support to launch a leadership challenge. May answered questions from callers on a radio phone-in, the day after she vowed to stay in office and see … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s May appeals to public on Brexit, braces for more blows

LONDON | UK ex-minister says other officials may resign over Brexit

LONDON— A former U.K. minister says others may step down from the government to protest Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan. Jo Johnson told BBC radio Saturday it is up to members of Parliament to take a stand. He said that if others decide to resign, “good on them.” Johnson, the younger brother of Boris … Continue reading LONDON | UK ex-minister says other officials may resign over Brexit

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