Brexit News

Brexit: Council adopts a series of contingency measures for a “no-deal” scenario

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Press Release 19-3-2019 The Council today adopted a series of legislative acts as part of its contingency preparations for a “no-deal” Brexit scenario. The aim of these acts is to limit the most severe damage caused by a disorderly Brexit in specific sectors where it would create a major disruption for citizens and businesses. They […]

Parliament speaker rules out third vote on ‘same’ Brexit deal

Monday, March 18th, 2019

By Charlie Cooper Theresa May’s government cannot hold a third vote on its Brexit deal without securing a “demonstrable change” agreed with the EU, House of Commons Speaker John Bercow ruled, throwing the government’s plans into further chaos. In an announcement that took MPs by surprise, Bercow said that according to parliamentary conventions dating as […]

British Parliament likely to vote again on the Withdrawal Agreement in last push to get Brexit over the line

Monday, March 18th, 2019

By Mike Archer, Director Public Affairs, Strategic Communications | FTI Consulting On Wednesday 20th March 1,000 days will have passed since the UK held an historic vote to leave the European Union. 1,000 days filled with accusations and counter-accusations; procrastination followed by sudden acceleration; anger, frustration and despair; and, of course, soundbite after soundbite. But […]

Theresa May asks for one more week

Friday, March 15th, 2019

By Tom McTague Prime minister’s latest move effectively creates a seven-day deadline for MPs to sign off on her Brexit deal. Theresa May has a week to save her deal — and possibly Brexit. After another stinging defeat in the House of Commons Wednesday night, the U.K. prime minister confirmed MPs would get a vote […]

The Weekly Vulcan View For March 11th – March 15th 2019 Featuring Analysis Of The Latest EU Developments

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Key Events This Week: Third time lucky for the PM’s deal? In what was another dramatic week in the House of Commons MPs decisively rejected the Prime Minister’s deal and on Wednesday moved to rule out a No Deal scenario in all eventualities. However, the latter was non-binding as the legal default remains that a […]

UK parliament votes to reject no-deal Brexit

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

by Charlie Cooper MPs are concerned that leaving the EU without a deal on March 29 would damage the UK economy. MPs voted outright to reject a no-deal Brexit, paving the way for a vote on whether Theresa May will ask the EU to agree a delay to Brexit. The vote, which passed by 312 […]

MEPs vote to limit negative impact of no-deal Brexit on citizens

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

To ensure the least possible disruption, MEPs on Wednesday vote on travel, transport, Erasmus, social security and fisheries measures. At the request of the European Parliament and the Council, the European Commission proposed urgency measures to mitigate the effects of a withdrawal of the UK from the EU without an agreement. These measures include legal […]

Second defeat for the UK Prime Minister as MPs vote against the deal

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

By Mike Archer & Gavin Rice | FTI Consulting Eight weeks since the UK Parliament rejected the Government’s negotiated Brexit deal by a historic margin, they have once again voted down the agreement – although with a significantly reduced majority. The Prime Minister responded by declaring that the Government will agree time to debate and […]

Second Brexit deal defeat throws UK politics into crisis

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

By Charlie Cooper Rejection by House of Commons leaves Theresa May’s strategy in tatters. MPs in Westminster dealt another heavy defeat to the Brexit deal agreed between the U.K. and the EU, voting against it by 391 to 242 — a majority of 149. It is the second time that the House of Commons has […]

May claims to secure last-minute changes to her Brexit deal

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

By Hilary McGann, CNN At the eleventh hour, Theresa May claims to have made a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations. During talks with the European Union in Strasbourg late Monday, the UK Prime Minister and Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay “secured legally binding changes” to “strengthen and improve” the UK’s agreement on withdrawing from Europe, Cabinet Office […]