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Parliament vs prime minister: Can a no-deal Brexit be blocked?

If the European Union refuses to renegotiate the terms of Britain`s departure, Johnson says he will take the country out without a divorce deal on October 31. Some in parliament are determined to stop him. Below are some of the likely moves and countermoves.

Aug 06, 2019, 21:23 PM IST

Brexit delay law approved by UK's House of Commons

The legislation, put forward by opposition Labour lawmaker Yvette Cooper, was rushed through all of its stages in the House of Commons in less than six hours.

Apr 04, 2019, 07:20 AM IST

Death knell for Theresa May's Brexit deal as lawmakers reject it by 286 to 344

After a special sitting of parliament, lawmakers voted by 286 to 344 against May`s 585-page EU Withdrawal Agreement, agreed after two years of tortuous negotiations with the bloc. 

Mar 29, 2019, 20:20 PM IST

Under pressure, Britain's Theresa May scrambles to win support for Brexit deal

After parliament backed a move to delay Brexit, May still has only three days to win approval for her deal to leave the European Union if she wants to go to a summit with the bloc`s leaders on Thursday with something to offer them in return for more time.

Mar 17, 2019, 19:43 PM IST

British lawmakers overwhelmingly back Brexit delay

Lawmakers approved by 412 votes to 202 a statement setting out the option to request a short delay if a Brexit deal can be agreed by March 20 -- or a longer delay if no deal can be agreed in time.

Mar 15, 2019, 00:43 AM IST

British PM Theresa May seeks more time, promises vote on Brexit deal by March 12

May is making a last-ditch effort to get changes to the divorce package but lawmakers may try on Wednesday to grab control of Brexit in a series of parliamentary votes.

Feb 24, 2019, 21:32 PM IST

With creativity, we can find Northern Ireland solution, Merkel says

Speaking at a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Merkel said Germany did not want to see Britain`s divorce deal with the EU.

Feb 04, 2019, 17:52 PM IST

PM Theresa May says if Brexit deal is rejected, UK will be in uncharted territory

The Northern Irish party that props up May`s minority government called on her to stand firm in demanding that the EU changes its "poison" backstop provision on Ireland`s post-Brexit border.

Jan 06, 2019, 21:44 PM IST

UK PM Theresa May to ask German Chancellor Angela Merkel to help change Brexit divorce deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May was making the rounds of European leaders on Tuesday, seeking support for changes to her Brexit deal in a last ditch bid to save it, after calling off a vote that she admitted she was on course to lose.

Dec 11, 2018, 16:02 PM IST

UK PM Theresa May to withdraw parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal: Report

May convened a conference call with senior ministers on Monday to discuss what do with her compromise deal that allowed the United Kingdom to exit while staying in the EU`s orbit.

Dec 10, 2018, 17:51 PM IST

European Union leaders approve Brexit divorce pact with UK

The leaders of the remaining 27 countries of the European Union (EU) signed off on the controversial Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Nov 25, 2018, 17:32 PM IST

British PM faces parliamentary 'war of attrition' to deliver Brexit

Attention is focused on the `meaningful vote`, expected in mid-December, when the 650-seat lower House of Commons decides whether to accept or reject the agreement outright.

Nov 23, 2018, 18:45 PM IST

Theresa May says will return to Brussels on Saturday in bid to seal Brexit deal

May met European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker for about an hour and a half to try to win commitments aimed at helping her appease rebels at home opposed to her draft Brexit treaty.

Nov 22, 2018, 06:13 AM IST

EU parliament says 'more progress needed' for Brexit deal

"Considerable problems remain, which pose a fundamental question as to whether sufficient progress has been achieved," European Parliament Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt wrote to EU negotiator Michel Barnier.

Nov 29, 2017, 23:50 PM IST

Theresa May urges European Union to step forward together for Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May urged the EU to "step forward together" with Britain on Friday as the bloc`s leaders hoped she would finally offer a compromise to reach a Brexit divorce deal in December.

Nov 24, 2017, 21:40 PM IST

Britain 'prepared' if Brexit negotiations fail: Theresa May

Britain's government wants Brexit negotiations to succeed but is preparing for a scenario in which they could fail, Prime Minister Theresa May told her Conservative Party`s annual conference on Wednesday.

Oct 04, 2017, 19:24 PM IST

Brexit transition period to last two years: British PM

Terming Brexit as a 'defining moment' in the history of UK, May proposed a two-year transition period after Brexit.

Sep 22, 2017, 19:16 PM IST

British PM May says will govern with 'friends' for successful Brexit deal

"We will continue to work with our friends and allies in the Democratic Unionist Party in particular," she said.

Jun 09, 2017, 18:09 PM IST

British PM promises MPs vote on draft Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May agreed Tuesday to give British lawmakers a vote on the final Brexit deal before it is finalised, seeking to fend off a rebellion over a bill to start negotiations to leave the EU.

Feb 08, 2017, 00:14 AM IST

David Cameron seals 'Brexit' deal after marathon EU summit

Prime Minister David Cameron said that a deal brokered with EU leaders Friday ahead of a membership referendum would give Britain "special status" in the bloc.

Feb 20, 2016, 04:56 AM IST