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Theresa May Promises to Resign as Prime Minister if Parliament Backs Brexit Deal

Theresa May Promises to Resign as Prime Minister if Parliament Backs Brexit Deal

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May told Conservative members of parliament that she would step down if lawmakers would approve her plan for the country’s withdrawal from the European Union.
The announcement came as Ms. May attempts to gather enough votes from rebelling Conservatives and the Northern Irish DUP to pass her proposed deal so that the United Kingdom can leave the bloc on May 22.
“We’re almost ready to start a new …

Britons March to Demand Second Brexit Vote

Britons March to Demand Second Brexit Vote

Hundreds of thousands of Britons marched in London in protest of Britain’s planned exit from the European Union on Saturday afternoon, calling on the government to hold a second referendum on Brexit, as it is called.
“Brexit is a complete and utter mess,“ London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan told the crowds in Parliament Square.
Protestors of all ages carried signs that carried a strong message.
“Brexit is Rubbish,” said one while another read “If …

Brexit: What Happens Next

Now that European Union leaders have agreed to give the United Kingdom an extension on the March 29 deadline for it to leave the bloc in order to give the U.K. prime minister time to win Parliament’s backing for the deal she negotiated with Brussels, the question that arises is what comes next.
The news Thursday effectively averts the possibility of a so-called “hard” or no-deal Brexit that has been predicted …

EU Officials Agree to Postpone Brexit, Albeit With Conditions

EU Officials Agree to Postpone Brexit, Albeit With Conditions

British Prime Minister Theresa May requested – and received – a three-month delay in Britain’s exit from the European Union, but top EU officials said they would only agree if the British Parliament endorsed the prime minister’s plan.
The current Brexit deadline is in eight days, on March 29.
The prime minister’s plan is for Britain to exit the bloc but maintain existing trade ties through 2020.
If the British Parliament fails to …

Brexit Vote: Parliament Backs Delay to UK Exit from EU

Brexit Vote: Parliament Backs Delay to UK Exit from EU

British Parliament voted on Thursday to delay the withdrawal from the European Union, a move that was originally scheduled to take place in 15 days on March 29. The vote acknowledged that more time is needed to come to an agreement over the terms of Britain’s departure but it also soundly rejected a call for a second referendum on Brexit.
This makes it an almost certainty that Britain will not leave the …

Britain Set to Delay Departure from European Union

Britain Set to Delay Departure from European Union

The UK Parliament is holding debates on Thursday that will decide on the amendments to the government’s motion that would extend Article 50 and delay Brexit, the country’s departure from the European Union. The lawmakers have to review amendments that include holding a second referendum.
The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union in 15 days on March 29.
A vote is scheduled for 5 p.m. local time. …

Britain Latest to Ground Boeing 737 Max 8 Jets, while U.S. FAA Says They Remain Airworthy

Britain Latest to Ground Boeing 737 Max 8 Jets, while U.S. FAA Says They Remain Airworthy

The United Kingdom became the latest to ban all Boeing 737 Max aircraft from its airspace early Tuesday, two days after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 en route from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya.
China on Monday was the first country with a large number of operators of the Max to halt its operation, a move that was followed by Singapore, Australia, and Malaysia.
Britain’s move …