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The six-week long exercise to explore a consensus between the Theresa May government and the opposition Labour ended on Friday without a consensus, a denouement expected given the intractable positions of the two sides on Brexit.(AFP)

Brexit: May govt-Labour talks end without consensus

London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 07:11 PM IST
May was forced to turn to Labour after the EU withdrawal agreement was voted down thrice in the House of Commons, including by a large section of rebels in her own party.
File photo of European Union’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier.
File photo of European Union’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

‘UK deadlock makes no-deal Brexit more likely,’ says EU’s Michel Barnier

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 08:03 PM IST
Barnier said a long extension to the April 12 exit date had “significant risks for the EU” and a “strong justification would be needed” if the May government sought it.
Anti-Brexit protesters hold signs outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain (File Photo)(REUTERS)
Anti-Brexit protesters hold signs outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain (File Photo)(REUTERS)

Top May minister says Brexit deal unlikely to pass in House of Commons tomorrow

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2019 04:49 PM IST
Westminster was already discussing various scenarios in the event of the May government losing the vote on Tuesday evening. According to PM May, the United Kingdom will move into “uncharted territory” if the vote is not passed in the House of Commons.
A vote leave pro-Brexit demonstrator holds a placard with anti Brexit protesters in the background as they voice their opinions outside the Palace of Westminster, in London, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. The British government was bringing Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal back to Parliament for possible approval next week, although many lawmakers are expected to vote against the deal. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)(AP)
A vote leave pro-Brexit demonstrator holds a placard with anti Brexit protesters in the background as they voice their opinions outside the Palace of Westminster, in London, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. The British government was bringing Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal back to Parliament for possible approval next week, although many lawmakers are expected to vote against the deal. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)(AP)

PM May on backfoot as new Brexit offer to critics sees parliamentary setback

UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 12:16 AM IST
Cut-and-thrust between pro and anti-Brexit forces intensified as the five-day Brexit debate began after Prime Minister’s Question Times, when May announced that MPs will get the final say on whether the controversial ‘backstop’ for Ireland-Northern Ireland will come into force or not.
Anti-Brexit demonstrators holding EU flags protest outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 29.(AFP Photo)
Anti-Brexit demonstrators holding EU flags protest outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 29.(AFP Photo)

With a year to go for Brexit, PM May insists future is bright

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 08:35 PM IST
On March 29, 2017, the May government set in motion the two-year exit process under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty by sending a letter to Brussels about the UK’s decision to leave the EU after the 2016 referendum resulted in a 52% leave vote. 
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