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Brexit Bulletin: At What Price

Brexit Bulletin: At What Price

Today in Brexit: Theresa May’s tactics spell trouble ahead—and the most important votes are still to come.
May Fends Off Tory Rebellion But at High Cost: Brexit Update

May Fends Off Tory Rebellion But at High Cost: Brexit Update

Theresa May fought off an attempt by pro-European Conservative rebels to keep open the option of Britain entering into a customs union with the European Union after Brexit. She earlier lost a vote
Brexit Bulletin: Max Fudge

Brexit Bulletin: Max Fudge

Today in Brexit: The government’s strategy now appears to be to put off difficult decisions until later. But even ministers know this can’t go on forever.
Former Prime Minister Foresees Failure in May’s Quest for Brexit Trade Solution

Former Prime Minister Foresees Failure in May’s Quest for Brexit Trade Solution

Former U.K. Prime Minister John Major said Theresa May’s quest for a post-Brexit alternative to the European Union’s Customs Union that provides for frictionless trade is one that’s doomed to fail.
Brexit Bulletin: May’s Five New Tests

Brexit Bulletin: May’s Five New Tests

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Embattled Anti-Brexit Tories Get New Mojo From John Major

Embattled Anti-Brexit Tories Get New Mojo From John Major

Ever since Britain’s surprise vote to leave the European Union, Conservatives who oppose Brexit have been on the back foot. Stunned by their defeat, leaderless with the resignation of David Cameron,
Tusk to May: Don’t Expect Frictionless Trade After Brexit

Tusk to May: Don’t Expect Frictionless Trade After Brexit

European Union President Donald Tusk warned the U.K. that it cannot expect frictionless trade outside the single market, lowering again Prime Minister Theresa May’s expectations as the pair prepare to
Brexit Bulletin: The Fight’s Back On

Brexit Bulletin: The Fight’s Back On

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Tony Blair to EU: Brexit Is Your Problem Too—Help Us Avoid It

Tony Blair to EU: Brexit Is Your Problem Too—Help Us Avoid It

Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair will deliver a message to European Union leaders in Brussels on Thursday: Brexit is your problem too, and you must help us avert it.
Major Says U.K. Voters Have Right to ‘Reconsider’: Brexit Update

Major Says U.K. Voters Have Right to ‘Reconsider’: Brexit Update

The European Union on Wednesday published the draft legal text that will form the basis for the Brexit divorce treaty. It’s explosive, and includes a fallback option for Northern Ireland to remain in
If Tories Want May Gone, Here's How to Do It

If Tories Want May Gone, Here's How to Do It

Margaret Thatcher was at a summit in Paris when the tide turned. Once-loyal Cabinet members had betrayed her and within hours it became clear the Iron Lady had lost control of her Conservative Party.
Thatcher Refused to Share Concorde With Panda on Reagan Visit

Thatcher Refused to Share Concorde With Panda on Reagan Visit

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher refused to share her Concorde with a giant panda on her first trip to visit U.S. President Ronald Reagan, saying the cuddly mammals brought bad luck to
U.K. Holds Back Historic Files on EU as It Prepares for Brexit

U.K. Holds Back Historic Files on EU as It Prepares for Brexit

As Prime Minister Theresa May prepares for the next round of Brexit negotiations, her government has held back publication of secret files relating to the creation of the European Union.
Blankfein Tweets Many CEOs Want to See Second Brexit Referendum

Blankfein Tweets Many CEOs Want to See Second Brexit Referendum

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein said in a post on Twitter that many corporate executives want to see a second vote on the U.K.’s decision to exit the European Union.
Theresa May’s Job Is Safe (for Now)

Theresa May’s Job Is Safe (for Now)

Few people take the prime minister seriously anymore. But the Tories are divided over Brexit, the economy—and who’ll succeed her.
May’s Flagship Brexit Bill Is Back in Parliament. What Happens Now?

May’s Flagship Brexit Bill Is Back in Parliament. What Happens Now?

the Brexit bill is so important that it’s being handled by a “Committee of the Whole House” -- debated in the main chamber of the Commons, where everyone gets to chip in.
From Brussels With Love: Authors Reckon MI6 Is Working on Brexit

From Brussels With Love: Authors Reckon MI6 Is Working on Brexit

Britain is probably spying on other European Union countries as it negotiates its departure from the bloc, according to two academics who have written a history of the U.K. government’s use of
Westminster Scandal ‘On the Radar’ for Pound as Fallon Resigns

Westminster Scandal ‘On the Radar’ for Pound as Fallon Resigns

The sexual harassment scandal engulfing Westminster is a tail risk for the pound, according to Nomura International Plc and Mizuho Bank Ltd.