Tag: BREXIT

How Trump and Brexit united Europe

Europeans across the English Channel are nervously watching Britain’s debate over Brexit, fearful of what the United Kingdom’s divorce from the European Union will mean for their decades-old economic and political bloc. British Prime Minister Theresa May on Dec. 11 delayed a parliamentary vote on her Brexit plan, saying it would not pass. So Britain’s […]

Brexit plans in disarray as high court rules parliament must have its say

Parliament alone has the power to trigger Brexit by notifying Brussels of the UK’s intention to leave the European Union, the high court has ruled. The judgment (pdf), delivered by the lord chief justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, is likely to slow the pace of Britain’s departure from the EU and is a huge setback […]

Britain’s new EU Commissioner must pledge allegiance to Europe when he takes up role despite Brexit vote

Sir Julian King, the senior British diplomat picked to be the UK last European Commissioner, has promised to pledge allegiance to Europe when he takes up his new role and will not be drawn into a conflict of interest over Brexit negotiations.   Sir Julian, currently ambassador to Paris, at times faced hostile questioning in […]