British lawmakers back Brexit delay - Newspaper

Erika Holt
March 17, 2019

So there is a majority in the House who are willing to consider a further negotiated deal.

Portugal is telling British visitors that regardless of Brexit, they are welcome to continue enjoying the country's sunny beaches, golf courses and wine cellars.

He said he hoped the United Kingdom would "leave as soon as possible in an orderly fashion" if Parliament backs May's withdrawal agreement next week.

She blamed prime minister Theresa May for the current state of the Brexit negotiations and said after listening to people living in Makerfield could not support putting the question back to the people. The prime minister faces a significant challenge in seeking that approval, as European Union officials have said they will permit a delay only if Britain makes a fundamental shift in its approach to Brexit.

But other ERG figures played down the prospect of large numbers swinging behind the deal when it is brought back for a vote.

The DUP said it is continuing to hold talks with the government over the weekend but differences remained over the Irish border.

Mr Dodds said: "We are not discussing cash in these discussions".

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Investors have also been closely watching developments in Britain, although they appeared to shrug off the latest developments. Investors are also still waiting for more details on any potential trade deal between the USA and China.

"There are still issues to be addressed in our discussions". Only 85 MPs voted for the amendment and 334 voted against, while even supporters of a second referendum from the main opposition Labour Party abstained because they said the timing of the vote was not right.

"We will take necessary steps such as providing Japanese companies with information and assistance", Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a separate press briefing on the matter Friday.

A senior European Union official is floating the possibility of a two-step delay to Britain's departure from the bloc, now scheduled for March 29. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hopes that by supporting the second vote this will stop "a damaging Tory Brexit".

"Number one priority would be the deal that is reached is passed", he told BBC Radio 4's Today. "In that case it's not a couple of months, I believe then we are talking about maybe one or two years".

"No extension should be granted beyond July 1 unless the European Parliament elections are held at the mandatory date", the paper said, as quoted by the Financial Times. The Brexit transition might cause chaos in the beginning as this would sever economic, legal, and political ties with the European Union due to the mutual dependence and close bond established by both parties. If a longer extension was sought, that would mean taking part in the elections, something likely to fuel Eurosceptic anger.

Protesters plan to set out Saturday from Sunderland, which is 270 miles (434 kilometers) north of London that voted by 61-39 percent in 2016 to leave the EU.

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