British House of Commons backs Boris Johnson Brexit bill

By Helene Fung A 358 to 234 vote in the House of Commons approved a revised EU divorce deal, which paves the way for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to deliver on his winning general election promise to “get Brexit done” by January 31. The Withdrawal Agreement Bill now goes on to further scrutiny in Parliament.…

UK Opposition Leader to use emergency debate to prevent no deal Brexit

By Helene Fung The leader of British opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn indicated that they would trigger an emergency parliamentary debate next week to try to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson making UK leave the European Union without a Brexit deal by the 31st October deadline. Earlier in the week, Mr Johnson made the bold…

May offers new Brexit deal in attempt to break deadlock

Theresa May has called for British MPs to support a new Brexit deal, in an attempt to break a stalemate over the its departure from the EU. The prime minister gave a statement on her changes to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill at the headquarters of PricewaterhouseCoopers on Tuesday local time, offering a number of incentives…

MPs Reject No-Deal Brexit in Vote

UK MPs will vote on a Brexit delay after Parliament ruled out a “no deal” exit from the European Union. MPs voted to reject the no deal Brexit under any circumstances by a narrow 312 to 308 margin, just 16 days before the country is due to leave the EU. Previous votes had indicated only…

May Survives No-Confidence Vote After Brexit Deal Thrashing

Theresa May has survived a vote of no-confidence, a day after her Brexit divorce plan was voted down in Parliament in the biggest defeat in British government history. The prime minister won by 325 votes to 306 just after 7pm local time, surviving with a majority of 19 votes. She secured the victory after rebel…

Brexit Deal Voted Down in Largest Government Defeat in History

British MPs have rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce plan, voting down the deal in the largest defeat in history for a sitting government. MPs voted to reject the proposal 432 votes to 202, resulting in the worst defeat for a government Britain’s recent history. The result is a huge blow for Mrs May…

UK Government Loses Key Brexit Vote Ahead of EU Summit

British Prime Minister Theresa May has lost a key vote on the government’s Brexit bill after a rebellion by 11 Tory MPs. Members of Parliament voted for Amendment 7 to Clause 9 to the bill on Wednesday, to demand parliament pass a separate bill with the European Union (E.U.) to approve any final agreement before…

British Protestors Target Theresa May Over Grenfell Tower Fire

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing criticism about her response to the Grenfell Tower fire, with members of the public angered that she did not meet with the victims on her first visit to the site. On her second visit she was met with protestors, who shouted criticisms like “coward” and “shame on you”…

Theresa May Strikes A Deal And Forms Government

Theresa May has broken the UK’s hung Parliament, forming a minority government in the wake of the General Election. Mrs May said her Conservative Party would work with the Democratic Unionists Party (DUP) to form a majority in the House of Commons, after the Conservatives fell short of achieving the 326 seats needed to govern…