Articles tagged 'brexit'

Theresa May condemns Tony Blair's new Brexit vote call 16 December 2018 LONDON - Theresa May has attacked one of her predecessors - accusing Tony Blair of "undermining" the Brexit talks by calling for another referendum. She called his comments an "insult to the office he once held" and said MPs could not "abdicate responsibility" to deliver Brexit by holding a ne...
Theresa May on the latest on Brexit 23 November 2018 BBC - Theresa May has said the UK will not get a "better deal" from the EU if MPs reject the agreement she has struck. She told a BBC phone-in that there would be just "more division and uncertainty" if Parliament voted against the agreement next month. But she declined to say whether the U...
Failure to reach Brexit deal looking more likely, says UK minister 7 August 2018 London - Britain is looking more likely than ever to crash out of the European Union without a deal, according to the UK's international trade secretary Liam Fox. Fox put the chances of failure to reach a deal on Brexit at "60-40," placing blame on the "intransigence" of the European Commissio...
Theresa May battles for political survival as ministers resign over Brexit 10 July 2018 LONDON - UK Prime Minister Theresa May is attempting to face down the biggest crisis of her leadership, as she denounced her former Foreign Secretary for resigning over her Brexit strategy and demanded loyalty from the rest of her Cabinet. May delivered a stinging rebuke to Boris Johnson, who ...
UK ministers to meet on Brexit 7 June 2018 LONDON - British ministers will meet on Thursday to try to hammer out an agreement over a “backstop” plan for the Irish border after concerns were raised by the Brexit minister that a current proposal would keep Britain tied to the EU indefinitely. Ten months before Britain is due to leave the...
What does Brexit mean for Africa? 29 June 2016 JOHANNESBURG - The only certainty in all this is uncertainty. Uncertainty on the markets and uncertainty over the future of trade relations between the UK and Africa. The most internationally traded African currency, the South African rand, is already having a bumpy ride in the wake of the UK'...
Anger as EU parly debates Brexit 28 June 2016 BRUSSELS - There have been bitter exchanges in the European parliament during a debate on the UK's vote to leave the EU. A central figure in the Leave campaign, UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage, was booed, called a liar and accused of using "Nazi propaganda". But in his spee...
Cameron succession: Osborne rules himself out 28 June 2016 LONDON — UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne ruled himself out of the race to succeed David Cameron as prime minister. Osborne, a close political ally of Cameron and one-time favourite to follow him into the premiership, wrote in the Times newspaper that he had become too divisive af...
China warns Brexit will 'cast shadow' over global economy 26 June 2016 BEIJING - China finance experts have warned that Britain's decision to leave the European Union will "cast a shadow over the global economy". Finance minister Lou Jiwei said the "repercussions and fallout" will emerge over the next five to 10 years. Huang Yiping, a member of China's central...
'Scotland could veto Brexit' 26 June 2016 LONDON - Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told the BBC that Holyrood could try to block the UK's exit from the EU. She was speaking following a referendum on Thursday which saw Britain vote by 52% to 48% to leave Europe. However, in Scotland the picture was different with 62% b...
EU ministers press UK for quick exit 25 June 2016 BRUSSELS - EU states have urged Britain to hold speedy talks on leaving the bloc after it voted to end its membership in a historic referendum. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said negotiations should begin as "soon as possible". He made the comments after an urgent meeting ...
Brexit: Scotland independence vote 'highly likely' 24 June 2016 ENGLAND - Scotland's first minister has said a second independence referendum is "highly likely" after the UK voted to leave the EU. Nicola Sturgeon said it was "democratically unacceptable" that Scotland faced the prospect of being taken out of the EU against its will. She said the Scottis...
David Cameron to quit after UK votes to leave EU 24 June 2016 LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union. Mr Cameron made the announcement in a statement outside Downing Street after the final result was announced. He said he would attempt to "steady the ship" over the coming weeks a...