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Theresa May - Britain Politics News Stories

The Sky poll said 65 percent of British voters thought the government would end up with a bad deal – an increase of 15 points from March – and half support a referendum to choose between leaving with a deal, leaving without a deal or staying in the EU. The poll indicated 40 percent opposed such a vote, while 10 percent did not know.

When asked to choose between three options – Theresa May’s deal, a no deal or staying in the EU – 48 percent said they would prefer to stay in the EU, 27 percent wanted to leave with no deal and 13 percent would opt for the government’s deal. Read More →

Jeremy Hunt

Britain’s top diplomat warned Monday that the country could crash out of the European Union next year without an agreement on future relations with Brussels because of the hard line taken by EU negotiators. “This is because I think that many people in the EU are thinking they just have to wait long enough and Britain will blink,” Jeremy Hunt said.Read More →

Dominic Raab - UK News Headline

Britain will only pay its EU divorce bill if the bloc agrees the framework for a future trade deal, the new Brexit Secretary warned in an interview published Sunday. Dominic Raab, who replaced David Davis after he quit the role earlier this month in protest over the government’s Brexit strategy, said “some conditionality between the two” was needed.Read More →

UK News - Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly survived another crunch Brexit vote in parliament, as she struggles to unify her divided party around her strategy for leaving the European Union. If the amendment had passed it would have thrown May’s Brexit strategy into disarray and increased pressure on the already beleaguered leader.Read More →

European Union and China

Luca Jahier, the president of the European Economic and Social Committee, told the South China Morning Post that the US still remains an important political and economic partner of the EU, even though the EU opposed Trump tariff measures.

“We ought to be careful not to respond to aggressive behaviour with aggressive behaviour. I don’t believe trade wars can be resolved by [adopting] protectionist stances,” Jahier said ahead of Monday’s annual China-EU summit in Beijing. The European Union has already seen the dire consequences of those policies in the past, and has learned its lessons.”Read More →

Donald Trump with Theresa May - UK and US News

Theresa May said Trump’s self-declared “brutal” option in the Brexit negotiations was to sue Brussels, shedding light on his mysterious suggestion that has hung over their talks and his four-day visit to Britain.

“He told me I should sue the EU. Sue the EU,” May told BBC television.Read More →

Boris Johnson

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit on Monday over Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to leave the European Union, the second resignation in a day, leaving the British leader’s Brexit plans in crisis.

“This afternoon, the prime minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary,” May’s spokesman said in a statement. “His replacement will be announced shortly. The prime minister thanks Boris for his work.”Read More →

Donald Trump - USA - US NEWS HEADLINE POLITICS

European leaders say they no longer have any illusions about Donald Trump as they welcome the U.S. president at a NATO summit this week, but they fear his “America first” agenda may force a moment of reckoning that works to no-one’s benefit. “We used to roll our eyes at Trump’s policies but now we are seeing the craziness becoming strategic,” another senior EU diplomat who was at the Hill meeting said. “We now have to seek out all kinds of partners to further our goals.” Read More →

EU Nationality - European Union Passport

The number of Britons acquiring the nationality of another EU country has surged since the Brexit referendum, figures reveal. German citizenship was the most popular, with 7,493 people gaining nationality in 2017 compared to 2,702 the previous year.Read More →

Theresa May - UK POLITICS NEWS

The European Union’s chief negotiator urged Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday to come up with “workable” proposals for Brexit and overcome “huge and serious” differences to prevent Britain from crashing out of the bloc without a deal. “Now we are waiting for the UK white paper and I hope it will contain workable and realistic proposals. But let me mention once again that the time is very short,” EU Chief negotiator Michel Barnier said.Read More →