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The Road to Brexit

May urges EU to help get Brexit 'over the line'

Britain's weakened prime minister, Theresa May, appealed to fellow EU leaders on Thursday for concessions to help her win support in parliament next month for a deal that can smooth Britain's exit from the European Union.

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European Union leaders summit in Brussels

EU leaders set autumn deadline for budget deal

European Union leaders gave themselves nearly a year on Thursday to agree a new long-term budget for the bloc, confirming that hopes of an accord before elections to the EU parliament in May are not realistic.


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Commentary: May’s Brexit deal ignores Leavers’ real grievance

Theresa May has been stomping the length and breadth of the United Kingdom to make the case that her Brexit deal with the European Union is the only way to bring a divided country together. She hopes that the public will put pressure on members of parliament to eventually back the agreement even if they reject it in their vote on Dec. 11. But the prime minister’s claim is specious. Leaving the EU on her terms will actually make it harder to bridge the deep fissures that the 2016 referendum revealed and magnified.

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Commentary: Another Brexit referendum is a terrible idea

In the “careful what you wish for” stakes, few issues rank higher than the plan for a second referendum by those in the UK hoping for a reversal of the country’s June 2016 vote to leave the European Union (the “Remainers.”) If secured, the outcome could be a fast track to a phenomenon the UK has so far avoided – the creation of a large, angry populist party, probably of the right and perhaps also of the left.

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Dutch fudge or Walloon macaroon? EU weighs gift for May

Dutch fudge is off the summit table as EU lawyers look closer to home in Belgium for a model of what leaders can offer Prime Minister Theresa May in the way of reassurances to help her sell a Brexit deal at home in Britain.

Norwegians nonplussed at 'Norway-plus' Brexit idea

Whatever the outcome of Britain's tortuous divorce proceedings from Europe, there appears to be little help waiting in the wings from non-EU member Norway to join its own special relationship with the bloc.


May wins confidence vote

Theresa May has won a confidence vote triggered by her own party after she delayed a vote on her unpopular Brexit deal.


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