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LONDON | May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

LONDON—Jan 20, 2019— As Prime Minister Theresa May prepared her next move in Britain’s deadlocked Brexit battle, a senior opposition politician said Sunday that it’s unlikely the U.K. will leave the European Union as scheduled on March 29. A government minister, however, warned that failure to deliver on Brexit would betray voters and unleash a … Continue reading LONDON | May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

LONDON | The Latest: Labour deputy says party must join Brexit talks

LONDON—Jan 19, 2019— The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 8 p.m. The deputy leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party says it has an obligation to join talks with Prime Minister Theresa May if she is ready to hold an “intelligent conversation” about Brexit. Tom Watson said Saturday the party … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Labour deputy says party must join Brexit talks

LONDON | The Latest: Austria suggests more time for Brexit possible

LONDON—Jan 19, 2019—The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is suggesting it may be possible to give Britain more time to leave the European Union if it comes up with a good strategy, saying a no-deal Brexit would be bad for everyone. Kurz is … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Austria suggests more time for Brexit possible

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

LONDON—Jan 19, 2019—Britain’s Labour Party is calling for an “open and frank debate” on the government’s stalled Brexit plan but still won’t meet with Prime Minister Theresa May. The main opposition party’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer plans to use a speech Saturday to say it is now up to Parliament to take the tough decisions … Continue reading LONDON | Labour Party seeks ‘frank debate’ on UK’s Brexit plan

LONDON | The Latest: UK’s May looks to rivals for Brexit’s Plan B

LONDON—January 16, 2019— The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:10 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says she has started meeting leaders of opposition parties about Brexit and called for politicians to “put self-interest aside” and find a consensus on Britain’s path out of the European Union. May spoke outside her 10 Downing St. residence … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: UK’s May looks to rivals for Brexit’s Plan B

LONDON | The Latest: EU leader puts Brexit at top of calendar

LONDON— Jan 15, 2019—The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 6:25 p.m. The president of the European Union’s executive arm is returning to Brussels to deal with Brexit issues as they might develop after British lawmakers vote on the EU’s departure agreement with the government. An EU official, who asked … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: EU leader puts Brexit at top of calendar

LONDON | The Latest: Germany plays down Brexit deal renegotiation

LONDON — Jan 15, 2019—The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Germany’s foreign minister is playing down the possibility that British Prime Minister Theresa May will get a better Brexit deal if the agreement she’s negotiated with Brussels is rejected by Parliament later Tuesday. Heiko Maas was quoted … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Germany plays down Brexit deal renegotiation