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European countries ramp up no-deal preparations amid Brexit chaos

European countries ramp up no-deal preparations amid Brexit chaos

European Union nations are spending millions and issuing emergency decrees to cope with the possibility that Britain will leave the bloc on March 29 without a deal.

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British politics is broken; we need democracy to fix it
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Opinion

British politics is broken; we need democracy to fix it

An Australian-born Labour MP in the British Parliament assesses the mess Britain confronts with the collapse of Theresa May's Brexit deal.

  • by Catherine West
No deal, little confidence and a shambolic plan - where to now for the Brits?
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No deal, little confidence and a shambolic plan - where to now for the Brits?

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal - two years in the making - failed in spectacular fashion this week and the country’s future hangs in the balance.

  • by David Estcourt & Rachael Dexter
The markets have spoken - the Brexit dream is over
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The markets have spoken - the Brexit dream is over

With the pound up in response to Britain's seismic political crisis, the markets are making their Brexit thoughts clear.

  • by Jeremy Warner
'You are embarrassing': Tony Abbott slapped down over Brexit claim
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'You are embarrassing': Tony Abbott slapped down over Brexit claim

"Anyone with a basic grasp of economics (not Tony Abbott it seems) should spot the problem," a British economics professor said.

  • by Nick Miller
Theresa May survives no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat
Theresa May

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a vote of no confidence in parliament, 24 hours after her Brexit withdrawal plan suffered an historic defeat.

  • by Nick Miller
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After defeat, a delay to Brexit increasingly on cards
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After defeat, a delay to Brexit increasingly on cards

Opposition MPs have emailed European Union president Donald Tusk asking him to prepare to extend the March 29 deadline for the UK leaving the EU.

  • by Nick Miller
Brexit fallout limited for Australia but points to jittery global economy, Morrison says
Scott Morrison

Brexit fallout limited for Australia but points to jittery global economy, Morrison says

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the “very uncertain and unstable” political situation in Britain over its divorce from Europe underscores growing doubts about the global economy in 2019.

  • by David Wroe
Brexit scaremongering could talk the UK economy into recession
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Brexit scaremongering could talk the UK economy into recession

Even in the event of a chaotic, no-deal Brexit, the hit to the UK economy may not be as bad as we hear.

  • by Jeremy Warner
It's been a horrible job, but at least Theresa May has kept at it
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Opinion

It's been a horrible job, but at least Theresa May has kept at it

Theresa May has kept at it when others would have quit - which she would have doubtless been roundly criticised for doing - long ago.

  • by Lucy Denyer
Despite hammering defeat, Brexit vote could be repeated
Opinion
Opinion

Despite hammering defeat, Brexit vote could be repeated

This is just another stage in the longer-term strategy of whittling away the options available, until only the withdrawal agreement remains.

  • by Simon Usherwood