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Blair announces return to British politics to fight Brexit

Blair announces return to British politics to fight Brexit

AFP LONDON:  Former British prime minister Tony Blair said on Monday he was plunging back into domestic politics in order to fight against Brexit. Blair, who led the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007, will not be standing in the June 8 general election. But he said he wanted to build a political movement to […]

Thousands march in London against looming Brexit

Thousands march in London against looming Brexit

AFP LONDON: Tens of thousands of pro-EU protesters took to London’s streets on Saturday, in defiance of the terror threat, to mark the bloc’s 60th anniversary just days before Brexit begins. Organisers said around 80,000 people had joined the march calling for Britain to stay in the European Union, even as Prime Minister Theresa May […]

UK PM May’s hand moves closer to Brexit trigger

UK PM May’s hand moves closer to Brexit trigger

UK PM May’s hand moves closer to Brexit trigger By Agency LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May cleared the final hurdle standing between her and the start of Brexit negotiations after parliament passed legislation giving her the power to start the EU exit process. Members of the lower house of parliament on Monday voted to throw […]

British MPs approve first stage of Brexit bill

British MPs approve first stage of Brexit bill

LONDON (Yes News) – British MPs on Wednesday approved the first stage of a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to start pulling Britain out of the European Union. MPs approved the bill, which would allow the government to trigger Article 50 of the EU s Lisbon Treaty and formally begin two years of exit negotiations, […]

German engineers see no big hit from Trump, Brexit: VDMA

German engineers see no big hit from Trump, Brexit: VDMA

German engineers expect no hit to business from the presidency of Donald Trump or Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, the head of industry body VDMA told a German newspaper. “We don’t expect that engineering will be the focus of President Donald Trump and that significant trade barriers will be built in the short-term,” […]

Britain’s Supreme Court rules against PM Theresa May’s Brexit plans

Britain’s Supreme Court rules against PM Theresa May’s Brexit plans

LONDON: The UK Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Prime Minister Theresa May must get parliament’s approval before she begins Britain’s formal exit from the European Union. The UK’s highest judicial body dismissed the government’s argument that May could simply use executive powers known as “royal prerogative” to invoke Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty […]