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Three Lawmakers Quit Britain’s Conservative Party, Joining Labour Defectors

By STEPHEN CASTLE

The three Tories resigned over Brexit policy, weakening Theresa May’s precarious government. Eleven members of Parliament have bolted the two main parties this week.

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7 Labour Lawmakers Resign in U.K., in Rebuke of Jeremy Corbyn

By STEPHEN CASTLE

The decision reflects the strains that Brexit has placed on a political system dominated by two main parties, each plagued by schisms.

Brexit: For Wall Street Banks in London, It’s Moving Time

By AMIE TSANG and MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN

One thing is clear about the legacy of Brexit: Financial services will be spread across Europe, with no one city again dominating the financial arena as London has.

What Is Death?

By SANDEEP JAUHAR

It’s not a simple biological fact. It’s a complex social choice.

How a β€˜No-Deal’ Brexit Could Open a Path to Irish Unity

By BENJAMIN MUELLER

On the Catholic, mainly nationalist side of the divide in Northern Ireland, many think an abrupt withdrawal — and a hard border — could lead to reunification.

UK’s May suffers new defeat, increasing Brexit confusion

By Benjamin Fox

British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered another embarrassing defeat on Thursday (14 February) after MPs voted against her Brexit strategy for the second time.

Theresa May Suffers a New Brexit Defeat in Parliament Vote

By STEPHEN CASTLE

Lawmakers rejected a motion to support the government’s Brexit negotiating strategy, deepening strains within both the Conservative and Labour parties.

Flashing Yellow Light in France

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Their numbers are dwindling, but the Yellow Vest protesters continue to bedevil the government of Emmanuel Macron.

May drags Brexit deal deadline to March

By Benjamin Fox

Prime Minister Theresa May begged MPs to ‘hold their nerve’ and give her more time to secure a Brexit deal on Tuesday (12 February).

U.K. Economy Falters as Brexit Looms. Amsterdam Sees Risks, and Opportunity.

By PETER S. GOODMAN

New data for 2018’s fourth quarter shows the British economy growing at its slowest pace since 2012, bringing the broad impact of a no-deal split from the European Union into sharp relief.

Irish backstop will stay in Brexit deal, May assures MEPs

By Benjamin Fox

Prime Minister Theresa May has promised EU lawmakers that she had no plans to remove the controversial Irish backstop from a final Brexit deal as she met with a series of EU leaders in Brussels. But prospects of the UK's orderly withdrawal from the EU on 29 March remained bleak.

E.U. Rebuffs May’s New Brexit Demand, but Promises More Talks

By STEVEN ERLANGER and STEPHEN CASTLE

The British prime minister came to Brussels seeking changes to backstop arrangements for the Irish border, despite being told that none would be allowed.

Fighting Brexit, One Caller and 100,000 YouTube Clicks at a Time

By DAVID SEGAL

The talk radio host James O’Brien argues with Brexiteers every day on his show. It’s unclear if he has changed any minds, but it sure has made him famous.

No clarity on post-Brexit trade, concedes UK trade minister

By Benjamin Fox

Will the EU’s trade deals with countries around the world continue to apply in the UK after Brexit day on 29 March? The answer remains unclear after International Trade Secretary Liam Fox repeatedly was unable to confirm what their status will be.

May will seek β€˜pragmatic’ solution to Brexit deal in Brussels

By Georgi Gotev

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday (3 February) she would seek a "pragmatic solution" to a parliamentary impasse over the terms on which Britain leaves the European Union when she tries to reopen talks with Brussels.

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