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November 21, 2018 2:20 PM EU, UK would need a 'no-deal deal' after hard Brexit: Irish PM

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union would need to agree a “no-deal deal” on customs and regulations within weeks of a hard Brexit to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday. “It is my view that if we did end up in a no-deal situation, we would find ourselves having to negotiate a no-deal 82

November 21, 2018 1:41 PM Factbox: What is UK PM May's working majority without the DUP? Answer: 3 votes

LONDON (Reuters) - The small Northern Irish party which props up British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government has withdrawn support in some recent votes on a finance bill because its lawmakers are upset with May’s draft Brexit deal. If the Democratic Unionist Party abstains with its 10 votes, May would still have a working majority of just three votes 86

November 21, 2018 9:44 AM British lawmakers won't vote for no-deal Brexit, UK minister says

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s parliament will not support a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, work and pensions minister Amber Rudd said on Wednesday, also playing down the prospect of a second referendum if lawmakers do not approve Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. May is heading to Brussels later on Wednesday to discuss a blueprint on post-Brexit ties with the European 68

November 21, 2018 9:02 AM Merkel hopes Spain's Brexit deal objection can be resolved by Sunday

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will back an agreement on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, Chancellor Angela Merkel said, and she hoped Spain’s objection to wording over the disputed British territory of Gibraltar could be resolved by Sunday. “We know how difficult the discussions are in Britain, but I can say for Germany that we will agree to this exit agreement 75

November 20, 2018 11:41 AM Spain to vote against Brexit accord if text on Gibraltar not changed

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain will vote against the European Union’s draft Brexit deal on Sunday unless it is modified to make clear that the future of the disputed British territory of Gibraltar relies on talks between Madrid and London, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said. Spain’s demands on Gibraltar are the latest push by EU states to obtain more on national 86

November 20, 2018 11:23 AM UK PM May heads to Brussels on Wednesday for Brexit talks

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Brussels on Wednesday evening to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker as part of talks on future ties after Brexit, her office said on Tuesday. May and Juncker would sit down at 5:30 p.m. (1630 GMT), the Commission said. EU states are expected to finalize their work on a political 74

November 20, 2018 10:27 AM DUP's Wilson says his party will work to defeat UK PM May's Brexit deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party which props up British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government will focus on trying to kill off her draft Brexit deal, the party’s Brexit spokesman said on Tuesday. “All of our efforts are directed along with a large number of Conservative MPs from both the remain camp and the leave camp as well as opposition 68

November 19, 2018 1:14 PM Germany's Weber says draft Brexit deal will not be renegotiated

BERLIN (Reuters) - German conservative Manfred Weber, who is running to take over the European Union’s top job next year, said on Monday that the draft Brexit deal would not be renegotiated and the ball was now in Britain’s court. Weber, leader of the European People’s Party in the European Parliament, said the draft deal represented a good offer both for the EU and Britain 65

November 19, 2018 8:58 AM UK could ask for Brexit transition beyond 2020, business minister says

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom could ask for a longer Brexit transition period if needed, Business Secretary Greg Clark said on Monday, not ruling out the possibility it could last until 2022. The United Kingdom is due to formally leave the EU on March 29, 2019 but a planned transition period means it will remain a member in all but name until 75

November 19, 2018 7:39 AM UK Conservative lawmaker says PM May faces day of reckoning on Monday

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a day of reckoning on Monday as mutinous lawmakers try to trigger a no confidence vote over their opposition to her draft European Union divorce deal, a rebel member of her Conservative Party said. “This is absolutely the day at which we stand at the bar of history on this,” Simon Clarke told the BBC, adding 87