Factbox: Brexit in numbers – How did parliament vote on Thursday?

LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers are voting on Thursday on a government proposal setting out what Prime Minister Theresa May says are the options on how long to delay Brexit. Below are the results so far: AMENDMENT H: SECOND REFERENDUM – REJECTED 334 to 85 Led by Independent Group lawmaker Sarah Wollaston, this amendment would have instructed the government to […]

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UK PM May will bring Brexit deal back if circumstances right -spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will bring back her twice-defeated Brexit deal for another vote in parliament if the government judges the circumstances are right, her spokesman said on Thursday. On Wednesday, Britain’s lawmakers rejected leaving the EU without a deal, further weakening May and paving the way for a vote that could delay Brexit until at […]

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Spanish impressionist Sorolla gets royal treatment in London

LONDON (Reuters) – The first major exhibition in more than a century of Spanish impressionist painter Joaquín Sorolla opens in London on Wednesday attended by Queen Letizia of Spain and Britain’s Prince Charles. The “Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light” exhibition at the National Gallery, of which Prince Charles is a patron, features 60 works ranging from portraits to landscapes and […]

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British lawmakers reject no-deal Brexit in any circumstance

LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers on Wednesday rejected leaving the European Union without a deal in any scenario, paving the way for a vote to delay Brexit to seek a way out of the country’s worst political crisis in generations. Lawmakers voted by 321 to 278 in favor of a motion that ruled out a potentially disorderly ‘no-deal’ Brexit under […]

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UK lawmakers back proposal to take 'no deal' Brexit off the table

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament on Wednesday backed a proposal for Prime Minister Theresa May to completely rule out a ‘no deal’ Brexit, something she has said was impossible to do. Lawmakers voted by 321 to 278 for to an amended government motion on no deal. Parliament had earlier passed an amendment that hardened the government’s original motion. The government […]

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Britain heads into Brexit unknown as parliament votes on no-deal exit

LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers were on Wednesday set to stave off the threat of a no-deal exit from the European Union on March 29 but the second defeat of Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce treaty has left the country heading into the Brexit unknown. After two-and-a-half years of tortuous divorce negotiations with the EU and two failed attempts to […]

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Reporting Brexit: Racing to break news in Britain's ancient parliament

LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s press packed in a gallery in the British House of Commons neo-gothic debating chamber late on Tuesday, watching out for clues of the outcome of a vote that would shake markets and deepen the Brexit turmoil. Parliamentary voting in the United Kingdom is an overwhelmingly analogue affair – with lawmakers traipsing down wood-panelled corridors and […]

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Irish PM: Brexit backstop not undermined by additional assurances

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Legally binding assurances on Brexit that Britain won from the European Union do not undermine the backstop or its application in avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday. British Prime Minister May signed up to three documents after last-ditch talks on Monday which she said were aimed […]

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