Theresa May offers to extend the Brexit transition period by another year

Theresa May offers to extend the Brexit transition period by another year

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM — Theresa May has told European leaders she is prepared to extend the Brexit transition period by another year, keeping the UK tied to EU rules and regulations until at least December 2021. The UK prime minister told a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels that she would be willing to accept a…

Theresa May is struggling to keep her government together as pro-Brexit ministers openly plot against her

Theresa May is struggling to keep her government together as pro-Brexit ministers openly plot against her

LONDON — Theresa May is struggling to hold her government together as senior members of her cabinet openly meet to plot against her. The prime minister is due to hold a special Brexit-focused Cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning knowing that her next move in negotiations could trigger mass resignations and risk the collapse of her…

Theresa May refuses to say when Britain will leave ‚permanent limbo’ with the EU after Brexit

Theresa May refuses to say when Britain will leave ‚permanent limbo’ with the EU after Brexit

LONDON — Theresa May dodged repeated questioning from Conservative MPs on Monday over when the UK will be taken out of „permanent limbo” with the EU. The prime minister was asked by former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to give an explicit date when the so-called „Brexit backstop” would…

This court case could hand Theresa May the power to stop Brexit

This court case could hand Theresa May the power to stop Brexit

LONDON — Europe’s highest court is set to decide whether the UK could unilaterally reverse Brexit in a case which could allow Theresa May a crucial get-out clause from a chaotic no-deal exit from the European Union. The court case, which will be heard in the European Court of Justice before Christmas, argues that Article…

Theresa May’s government accused of lying about ’30 Labour MPs’ backing her Brexit deal

Theresa May’s government accused of lying about ’30 Labour MPs’ backing her Brexit deal

LONDON — Theresa May’s government is accused of lying about claims to have persuaded up to 30 Labour MPs to consider defying Jeremy Corbyn and backing the prime minister’s Brexit deal. Earlier this week, multiple briefings suggested that Conservative whips had held private conversations with „up to 30” Labour MPs in the belief that they…

Theresa May given until Monday to change her Brexit plan or suffer Cabinet walkouts

Theresa May given until Monday to change her Brexit plan or suffer Cabinet walkouts

LONDON — Theresa May has this coming weekend to change her Brexit plans or suffer a series of walkouts from her Cabinet, government sources have told Business Insider. Leave-supporting ministers Andrea Leadsom, Penny Mordaunt, and Esther McVey are believed to be ready to quit the Cabinet if May agrees to a backstop which keeps the…

Theresa May warned of ‚very dangerous’ consequences if she refuses to drop her Brexit plan

Theresa May warned of ‚very dangerous’ consequences if she refuses to drop her Brexit plan

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND — There will be „very dangerous” consequences for the country if Theresa May refuses to drop her plans for Brexit, the former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has told Business Insider. Paterson, who is campaigning for a hard Brexit, told BI that May’s so-called Chequers blueprint for leaving the EU would undermine public trust…

Why Theresa May’s Salzburg humiliation increases the chance of a no-deal Brexit

Why Theresa May’s Salzburg humiliation increases the chance of a no-deal Brexit

LONDON — Thursday’s Salzburg summit was billed as a chance for Theresa May to gather warm words of support about her Brexit plans from European counterparts. It ended in abject humiliation for the UK prime minister as a succession of EU leaders queued up to slam her proposals as unworkable and her approach as uncompromising.…

Theresa May warns that Brexit talks are ‚at an impasse’ and says UK must prepare for no deal

Theresa May warns that Brexit talks are ‚at an impasse’ and says UK must prepare for no deal

LONDON — Brexit talks are „at an impasse” and the UK must step up its preparations for leaving the EU without a deal, Prime Minister Theresa May warned today. In a dramatic statement in Downing Street, May accused the EU of failing to show Britain „respect” in negotiations, following a day in which EU leaders…

Theresa May told to quit at the end of Brexit talks

Theresa May told to quit at the end of Brexit talks

LONDON — An influential Conservative MP who used to work for Theresa May has urged her to stand down as prime minister next year once Brexit talks are finished. George Freeman, who was May’s chief policy advisor up until November last year, said on Thursday night that May had done an „extraordinary job” of leading…