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…

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’s government has no deal Brexit plans for 84 areas of British life — here’s the full list

Theresa May’s government has no deal Brexit plans for 84 areas of British life — here’s the full list

Theresa May addresses members of her cabinet at an all-day Brexit session in Chequers, the Prime Minister’s country retreat in Buckinghamshire. UK Govt handout, via Getty Images LONDON — The UK government’s preparations for crashing out of the European Union with no deal cover 84 areas of British life, a new leak has revealed. Theresa…

All the bad news Theresa May’s government just tried to bury

All the bad news Theresa May’s government just tried to bury

Theresa May’s government has quietly slipped out an avalanche of bad news as MPs head for their summer break Getty May’s government quietly slips out a long trail of inconvenient announcements as MPs head for parliamentary recess. EU law will continue to apply for years after Brexit, despite May’s promise otherwise. Courts and military bases…

Theresa May’s new Brexit chief called to turn ‚back the clock’ on workers’ rights

Theresa May’s new Brexit chief called to turn ‚back the clock’ on workers’ rights

New chief of staff to the Brexit Secretary, Nick de Bois. Getty LONDON — Theresa May has been accused of planning to create „Dickensian” working conditions after Brexit, after her new Brexit Secretary hired a chief of staff who has called for the UK to „[turn] back the clock” on workers’ rights. The Brexit Secretary…

Theresa May’s leadership under threat as Tory MPs mount fresh Brexit rebellions

Theresa May’s leadership under threat as Tory MPs mount fresh Brexit rebellions

LONDON — Theresa May is braced for a major rebellion on two fronts in the Commons this evening as Eurosceptics and Remainers in her own party threaten to kill off her Brexit plans. MPs are set to vote on several amendments to the customs bill — a crucial piece of Brexit legislation — which have…

Why Theresa May’s Conservative enemies cannot yet force her out

Why Theresa May’s Conservative enemies cannot yet force her out

British Prime Minister Theresa May. Getty LONDON — Despite two Cabinet ministers resigning within the space of 24 hours — the first time this happened for over 35 years — Prime Minister Theresa May is still in office. David Davis and Boris Johnson, who were arguably the Cabinet’s two biggest beasts, dramatically quit their roles…

Theresa May’s government has finally agreed a plan for Brexit — but the EU may still reject it

Theresa May’s government has finally agreed a plan for Brexit — but the EU may still reject it

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May arrive to give statements to the media prior to talks at the Chancellery on July 5, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Sean Gallup/Getty Images Theresa May’s government has, at very long last, agreed upon a comprehensive plan for Brexit. After a crunch cabinet summit at Chequers…

Theresa May’s cancelled Cabinet sleepover suggests she’s plotting a soft Brexit

Theresa May’s cancelled Cabinet sleepover suggests she’s plotting a soft Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May. Getty LONDON — Theresa May’s decision to cancel a sleepover next Thursday with her Brexit „war cabinet” suggests she’s planning to embrace a softer Brexit policy. There had been reports that May would convene her most senior Cabinet colleagues at the prime minister’s official country retreat, Chequers, to thrash out…

Theresa May’s foreign minister says a second Brexit referendum is now ‚possible’

Theresa May’s foreign minister says a second Brexit referendum is now ‚possible’

LONDON — A second Brexit referendum on the terms of Theresa May’s Brexit deal is now „possible,” a senior member of her government said on Thursday. Speaking in Berlin, UK foreign office minister Alan Duncan said that a public vote on May’s deal could now take place. „It would, I suppose, just be possible to…