Tag Archives: Government of the United Kingdom

27Mar/17

The road to Brexit – a timeline of events as May prepares to trigger Article 50

The road to Brexit has been a tumultuous one, with protests and lawsuits and a bitterly divided country. British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on Wednesday (March 29) which means official talks on Britain leaving the European Union can begin.

VILLACOUBLAY AIRPORT, NEAR PARIS, FRANCE (REUTERS) – On Wednesday (March 29) British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50, which will formally kickstart the process of Britain leaving the European Union.

It comes nine months after 2016’s June 23 referendum in which Britons voted to leave 52 percent to 48 percent.

The result divided the country, with remain voters feeling their wishes and concerns are being ignored.

The Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that parliament must approve May triggering Article 50. This angered the Leave camp, which believed pro-Europe campaigners were trying to subvert the result of the referendum.

Last weekend, leaders of the remaining 27 states met without departing Britain for a summit that they hope could relaunch the Union in the city where it was founded 60 years earlier. The Treaty of Rome, creating the European Economic Community (EEC) of France, Germany, Italy and the Benelux, was signed on March 25, 1957.

Martin McGuinness, IRA street-fighter-turned statesman, dies

NORTHERN IRELAND, UK (REUTERS) – Martin McGuinness, the former Irish Republican Army commander who laid down his arms and turned peacemaker to help end Northern Ireland’s 30-year conflict, died on Tuesday (March 21) after a decade as deputy first minister of the British province. He was 66.
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20Mar/17

Worried EU nationals struggle with UK residency rules ahead of Brexit

As British Prime Minister Theresa May announces March 29 as the day she will trigger Article 50, officially kick-starting the process for the UK to leave the European Union, EU nationals living in Britain are seriously worried about their future status as they grapple with complex British residency rules – which often results in rejection.

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13Mar/17

Is Brexit trigger about to be pulled?

MPs are expected to reject Lords’ amendments to the Brexit bill as they debate it for a second time, paving the way for Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Article 50 as early as Tuesday. Continue reading

25Jan/17

UK says will implement court decision for parliament to approve Brexit trigger

Theresa May’s government disappointed at Supreme Court Brexit judgement, but will abide by it’s ruling that lawmakers must approve triggering Article 50 to kickstart the official process of Britain leaving the E.U. Continue reading

16Jan/17

Sterling skids to three-month low as “hard Brexit” fears bite

Sterling skids to its lowest levels – bar a “flash crash” in October – in 32 years on Monday, hit by fears that Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Tuesday that Britain is set for a “hard” Brexit out of the EU and its single market.

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08Jan/17

Scotland’s Sturgeon says “unacceptable” lack of knowledge on Brexit

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says there is “unacceptable” lack of knowledge on Britain’s Brexit strategy six months after the vote to leave the EU.

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08Jan/17

Brexit terms not ‘binary choice’ between immigration control and good trade deal – British PM

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May says she will outline more details of her Brexit strategy in the coming weeks, but denies that she faces a “binary choice” between controlling immigration and getting “a good trade deal” for the UK.

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