Top stories 

Brexit: Theresa May gets stuck in car ahead of Angela Merkel meeting

Theresa May got stuck in her car after she arrived to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The UK prime minster’s door remained locked while staff worked to open it, eventually managing to let her out. Mrs May is meeting several European leaders and officials in a bid to rescue her Brexit deal after she postponed a House of Commons vote. The prime minister said she needed “further assurances” on the Northern Ireland border plan to secure backing from MPs. Source link

Read More
Top stories 

News Daily: May meets EU leaders for Brexit talks and Macron’s offer to protesters

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright Reuters Brexit: May meets EU leaders in effort to save deal Not today, then. But Theresa May’s decision to delay the Commons vote on whether to accept her Brexit deal with the EU doesn’t mean things have gone quiet. The prime minister is travelling to some of Europe’s capitals to meet leaders, including Germany’s Angela Merkel, having said she needs “further assurances” on the Northern Ireland backstop issue before attempting to gain the backing of MPs. European…

Read More
Top stories 

Brexit: Theresa May to meet EU leaders in bid to rescue deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May announces Tuesday’s planned Brexit deal will not go ahead: “I’ve listened very carefully” Theresa May will meet European leaders and EU officials later for talks aimed at rescuing her Brexit deal. She will hold talks with Dutch PM Mark Rutte and Germany’s Angela Merkel after postponing MPs’ final vote on the deal. The UK PM has said she needs “further assurances” about the Northern Ireland border plan to get Commons backing. European Council President Donald Tusk insisted the EU would…

Read More
Top stories 

Newspaper headlines: ‘Desperate’ May’s Brexit rescue mission

Newspaper headlines: ‘Desperate’ May’s Brexit rescue mission By BBC News Staff Image caption The Mail leads with Theresa May’s “last-ditch mission to salvage her Brexit deal” hours after avoiding a “humiliating” defeat by deferring the MPs’ vote in the Commons. It describes the “shambolic scenes” after Tuesday’s vote was ditched just half an hour after Downing Street had confirmed it was going ahead. Image caption In a play on the famous remark by Margaret Thatcher, the Telegraph declares: ‘The lady is for turning’ as it reports the prime minister’s last-minute…

Read More
Top stories 

Brexit: Theresa May understood to be delaying key vote

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May is to make a statement to MPs at 15:30 GMT amid reports Tuesday’s vote on her Brexit deal is being delayed. That will be followed by a statement from Commons leader Andrea Leadsom – and then a statement from the Brexit secretary on Article 50. Two cabinet sources have told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg Tuesday’s planned Brexit vote will be delayed. There is not yet any official confirmation of the move. Downing Street had been insisting the vote would go ahead, despite Mrs May…

Read More
Top stories 

Brexit: Does Brussels blink? – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images One of the more memorable quotes of the Brexit saga was ascribed to an anonymous source within the Democratic Unionist Party, in Northern Ireland. “This is a battle of who blinks first – and we’ve cut off our eyelids.” As Prime Minster Theresa May wonders how she will get her Brexit deal through Parliament, it’s understood that she’s pushing the EU for a little wiggle room. And that raises the question: does Brussels ever blink? At the moment, the EU is saying the deal on the…

Read More
Top stories 

UK can cancel Brexit, says EU court

Image copyright ECJ Image caption The case was heard by all 27 European judges last month The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the UK can cancel Brexit without the permission of the other 27 EU members. The judges ruled that this could be done without altering the terms of Britain’s membership. A group of anti-Brexit politicians and campaigners argued that the UK should be able to unilaterally halt the Brexit process if it wants to do so. But their case was opposed by the UK government and…

Read More
Top stories 

News Daily: May’s Brexit push and Macron’s crisis meetings

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Image Brexit: May in final push to win backing for deal Just over a day to go. With the government widely expected to lose Tuesday’s vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal, the prime minister is to hold a series of meetings with backbench Conservative MPs in an effort to swing things her way. So what if she loses? Former Foreign Secretary, and leading Brexiteer, Boris Johnson says Mrs May could stay as PM but would…

Read More
Top stories 

Brexit: Theresa May in final push to win support for deal

Image copyright DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Image Theresa May is set to hold a series of private meetings with backbench MPs as she bids to win support for her Brexit deal before Tuesday’s historic vote. The withdrawal agreement has been endorsed by EU leaders but now needs Parliament’s backing. Newspaper reports over the weekend said the vote would be delayed – but Number 10 insists it will go ahead as planned. The PM said a rejection of her deal could lead to a general election – or possibly “no Brexit” at all.…

Read More
Top stories 

Brexit: Theresa May warns of ‘uncharted waters’ ahead of key vote

Image copyright REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo With two days to go until the crucial Brexit vote, the prime minister has warned MPs they face “uncharted waters” if they reject her deal. Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, the PM said a rejection of her proposals would mean “grave uncertainty” for the UK. She warned MPs their actions could lead to a general election, and there was a “very real risk of no Brexit”. Downing Street has also denied newspaper reports that Theresa May will postpone Tuesday’s vote. “The vote is going…

Read More