CLOSE Summary Size    

Tricklar Article Summary

Mrs May told Parliament she could not take a 'no-deal' Brexit off the table as there was no approved alternative yet, and that the EU would be unlikely to postpone Britains exit date — determined by the 'Article 50' withdrawal notice — without an exit plan.

 

Hardline supporters of Brexit in Mrs Mays Conservative party object above all to the fact that Britain cannot unilaterally end the backstop, which would keep it in a customs union with the EU until an alternative way of ensuring an open border is found.

 

Hilary Benn, an opposition Labour Party lawmaker who is chairman of parliaments Brexit committee, said: 'While her door may have been open, her mind has remained closed because she has rejected stopping us leaving the EU with no deal, even though she knows it would be disastrous.

 

' Jacob Rees-Mogg, chairman of the European Research Group of anti-EU lawmakers in Mrs Mays party, said Britain was most likely to leave without a deal.

 

Mrs May vowed to be 'more flexible' with MPs in trying to agree to changes to the Northern Irish backstop, an insurance policy to ensure there will be no return to border checks between the British province and Ireland. Mrs May told Parliament she could not take a 'no-deal' Brexit off the table as there was no approved alternative yet, and that the EU would be unlikely to postpone Britains exit date — determined by the 'Article 50' withdrawal notice — without an exit plan.

 

Hardline supporters of Brexit in Mrs Mays Conservative party object above all to the fact that Britain cannot unilaterally end the backstop, which would keep it in a customs union with the EU until an alternative way of ensuring an open border is found.

 

Hilary Benn, an opposition Labour Party lawmaker who is chairman of parliaments Brexit committee, said: 'While her door may have been open, her mind has remained closed because she has rejected stopping us leaving the EU with no deal, even though she knows it would be disastrous.

 

' Jacob Rees-Mogg, chairman of the European Research Group of anti-EU lawmakers in Mrs Mays party, said Britain was most likely to leave without a deal.

 

Mrs May vowed to be 'more flexible' with MPs in trying to agree to changes to the Northern Irish backstop, an insurance policy to ensure there will be no return to border checks between the British province and Ireland. Mrs May told Parliament she could not take a 'no-deal' Brexit off the table as there was no approved alternative yet, and that the EU would be unlikely to postpone Britains exit date — determined by the 'Article 50' withdrawal notice — without an exit plan.

 

Hardline supporters of Brexit in Mrs Mays Conservative party object above all to the fact that Britain cannot unilaterally end the backstop, which would keep it in a customs union with the EU until an alternative way of ensuring an open border is found.

 

Hilary Benn, an opposition Labour Party lawmaker who is chairman of parliaments Brexit committee, said: 'While her door may have been open, her mind has remained closed because she has rejected stopping us leaving the EU with no deal, even though she knows it would be disastrous.

 

' Jacob Rees-Mogg, chairman of the European Research Group of anti-EU lawmakers in Mrs Mays party, said Britain was most likely to leave without a deal.

 

Mrs May vowed to be 'more flexible' with MPs in trying to agree to changes to the Northern Irish backstop, an insurance policy to ensure there will be no return to border checks between the British province and Ireland.
Explore | Read Full Article | CLOSE
CNN /
A Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be a bloody, logistical nightmare

Roaring out of the sky, an F-16V fighter jet lands smoothly to rearm and refuel on an unremarkable freeway in rural Taiwan, surrounded by rice paddies.

CNN / READ
Pete Buttigieg confronts leadership test in impassioned South Bend townhall

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced the raw and unvarnished emotion of his community at a town hall in South Bend, Indiana, on Sunday as the mayor attempted to soothe the pain caused by the recent killing of a black man by a police officer.

NY Times /
Trump’s ‘Concentration Camps’

The cruelty of immigrant family separations must not be tolerated.

NY Times /
The Long, Cruel History of the Anti-Abortion Crusade

Abortion opponents don’t care what happens to an unwanted child, and they’ve never cared about the mother.

NY Times /
A New Deal for Caregiving

How Universal Family Care could help families throughout their lives.

NY Times /
Susan Rice: How Trump Can Avoid War With Iran

His process of ordering and then canceling military strikes was a mess. But he now has an opening to restart talks on Iran’s nuclear program.

Top words for USA Top Stories
Create your own
Word Cloud
NY Times / READ
Palestinian Leader Abbas Brushes Off Trump Plan for Investment

Mahmoud Abbas said a political solution was a higher priority than the economy.

NY Times /
Puja Patel’s Pitchfork Work Diary: ‘Our Staffers Decidedly Own the Dance Floor’

As a young music writer, she read Pitchfork religiously. Now she is the site's first female editor in chief.

NY Times / READ
The Small Donor Model That Helped Ocasio-Cortez Win Is Aiding Another Progressive

Tiffany Cabán’s candidacy for Queens district attorney is testing whether the traditional base of local donors has been surpassed by small out-of-town cash contributions.

CNN /
Cameroon protests and tears as England reach Women's World Cup last eight

Distraught Cameroon players staged a series of on-field protests over VAR decisions as England earned a quarterfinal clash with Norway at the Women's ...

NY Times /
Judith Krantz, Whose Tales of Sex and Shopping Sold Millions, Dies at 91

She published her first novel at 50, and her heroines were invariably rich, thin, savvy, ambitious and preternaturally beautiful.

NY Times / READ
The N.B.A.’s Hot Stove Has Burned Down the League

Two-thirds of Thursday’s draft picks were traded, and the real drama hasn’t even begun. The N.B.A. is in for an extreme makeover this summer.

CNN / READ
'Biggest protest since fall of Communism' demands the resignation of 'Czech Trump'

Tens of thousands of Czechs filled Prague's Letna Plain park on Sunday, taking part in what its organizers described as "the biggest protest since the fall of Communism."

NY Times / READ
What Happens After Amazon’s Domination Is Complete? Its Bookstore Offers Clues

Popular novels, technical tomes and self-published books are pirated and sold on Amazon. That may actually be helping the company extend its grip on the book business.

ABC /
2 dead in charter bus crash in southern Colorado

Charter bus carrying 15 people ran off a highway after striking a bridge support

ABC /
2 dead in charter bus crash in southern Colorado

Charter bus carrying 15 people ran off a highway after striking a bridge support

NY Times / READ
Trump’s Iran Reversal Raises Allies’ Doubts Over His Tactics, and U.S. Power

The public response of Western politicians has been largely cautious, sometimes confused. But some analysts also praised Mr. Trump’s restraint.

ABC /
Military service member found dead in southern Arizona

Military service member assigned to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border has died.

ABC / READ
Military service member found dead in southern Arizona

Military service member assigned to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border has died.

CBS /
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The "60 Minutes" interview

The youngest woman ever elected to Congress tells "60 Minutes" she thinks President Trump is racist and responds to criticisms she could be pushing ...

USA Today /
Trump defends conditions for detained migrant kids, blames Obama for family separations; fact checkers call foul

Trump said Obama initiated the policy of separating those children from their caregivers, even though fact checkers have found ...

USA Today /
The knitting website Ravelry banned support for President Donald Trump. Here's how Twitter reacted

An online knitting and crafting community has banned posts and projects in support of President Donald Trump and his ...

Time /
Motorcycle Ceremony Becomes Memorial to Mourn 7 Bikers Killed in Devastating Crash

The accident involved members of the Marine JarHeads, a motorcycle club that includes Marines and their spouses

CBS /
Rep. John Delaney discusses his 2020 candidacy ahead of World Famous Fish Fry

Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney spoke with CBSN at Jim Clyburn's World Famous Fish Fry about his 2020 candidacy. Delaney was the first Democrat to announce and believes getting a head start gives him a major advantage. He hopes to tell South Carolina voters about his realistic platform.

CNN / READ
Bodies of 7 climbers recovered in Himalayas

The bodies of seven climbers who went missing in the Indian Himalayas late last month were recovered by rescue teams on Sunday, according to a tweet from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

CBS /
Hot air balloon crashes into festival crowd

At least three people were injured at the festival in Hannibal, Missouri, over the weekend.

See More