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Whole world against no-deal Brexit, says Japanese PM

Whole world against no-deal Brexit, says Japanese PM

Shinzo Abe has told his Brirish counterpart, Theresa May, the whole world wants to avoid a no-deal Brexit.

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She's playing Brexit chicken, but May is no suicide bomber

She's playing Brexit chicken, but May is no suicide bomber

The British Prime Minister's deal with Europe is doomed in Parliament, and that may leave no option but a fresh referendum.

  • by Gwynne Dyer
British lawmakers double down on resistance to May's Brexit deal
Theresa May

British lawmakers double down on resistance to May's Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May brought her little-loved EU divorce agreement back to lawmakers who appear determined to thwart her plans.

  • by Jill Lawless
Australia comes to UK's rescue over plain packaging laws after Brexit
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Australia comes to UK's rescue over plain packaging laws after Brexit

Britain is leaving the EU and calling on its old friends from Down Under to keep up the fight against Big Tobacco.

  • by Latika Bourke
'You're a Nazi': Anti-Brexit protesters hurl abuse at British MPs
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'You're a Nazi': Anti-Brexit protesters hurl abuse at British MPs

Some protesters wrap themselves in the EU flag and noisily interrupt politicians' TV appearances. On the pro-Brexit side, they yell "Nazi" and "traitor".

  • by Kylie MacLellan
The $25m Brexit contract awarded to a ferry company with no ferries
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The $25m Brexit contract awarded to a ferry company with no ferries

The $25m post-Brexit ferry contract is part of a $178m scheme to provide backup freight cover in case of a no-deal Brexit.

  • by Jonathan Saul
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Even Dutch planning can't avoid the chaos of a no-deal Brexit
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Even Dutch planning can't avoid the chaos of a no-deal Brexit

Netherland's leaders fear that the best efforts of a nation that loves to be prepared may not be enough to safeguard against the mess of Brexit.

  • by Michael Birnbaum
Brexit is not unprecedented
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Brexit is not unprecedented

A similar shuddering rejection of Europe occurred a mere 500 years ago. The resulting disruption took more than a century to run its destructive course.

  • by Stephen Holt
British PM May 'could delay Brexit deal vote again'
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British PM May 'could delay Brexit deal vote again'

British MPs are scheduled to resume debate on the Brexit deal this week but Theresa May is reported to be considering postponing a vote again.

  • by David Hughes
Two great setbacks to democracy could be reversed in 2019
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Opinion

Two great setbacks to democracy could be reversed in 2019

The evidence has been piling up since 2016 that voters in Britain and the United States were grossly misinformed.

  • by Crispin Hull
Tories, in no mood for compromise, embrace ‘no deal’ Brexit
Theresa May

Tories, in no mood for compromise, embrace ‘no deal’ Brexit

Most Conservatives prefer leaving with no deal to the plan negotiated by Theresa May.

  • by Ellen Barry