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

Search results for: khashoggi wakeup saudi arabia Add as filter

Reuters /
Saudi forces say they have captured leader of Yemen branch of Islamic State

Saudi special forces have captured the leader of the Yemeni branch of the Islamic State militant group, the Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen said on Tuesday.

Reuters / READ
U.S. Congress pushing back at Trump over Saudi arms deals

A U.S. Senate committee approved legislation on Tuesday that would make it more difficult for President Donald Trump to avoid congressional review of arms sales, underscoring lawmakers' anger over his approval of $8 billion in military deals with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Reuters /
Saudi-led coalition intercepted Houthi drone launched toward residential area

Saudi Arabia's air defenses intercepted a drone launched toward a residential area in the Khamis Mushait by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis on Tuesday, ...

Reuters /
South African sisters describe Saudi detention and complain to U.N.

Two South African sisters who were imprisoned in Saudi Arabia, initially without charge, described their ordeal on Tuesday and said they had brought ...

Reuters /
Saudi Arabia must OK nonproliferation standard: U.S. energy secretary

Saudi Arabia must commit to a broad international monitoring program of nuclear power facilities if it develops nuclear power reactors with ...

Reuters /
House to vote on Saudi arms deals backed by Trump

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next month on billions of dollars worth of arms sales to Saudi Arabia already rejected by the Senate ...

USA Today / READ
At G-20, Donald Trump to talk to Saudi leader about Iran - not Khashoggi's killing

The president and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman are scheduled to discuss Iran rather than the death of journalist       

NY Times /
Saudi Arabia Granted Women the Right to Drive. A Year on, It’s Still Complicated.

A year after Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on female drivers, thousands of women are behind the wheel. But behind the celebrations lay larger issues.

The Guardian / READ
Mike Pompeo didn't raise Jamal Khashoggi murder in meeting with Saudi king

Unnamed senior state department official travelling with Pompeo said the subject of the killing did not come upThe US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, did not discuss the murder of the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in a meeting with the Saudi king, it has been reported, in the latest sign the Trump administration is trying to drop the ...

ABC /
Trump dismisses Khashoggi investigation, Pompeo doesn't raise it in Saudi meeting

President Donald Trump was dismissive of an investigation into Washington Post columnist's killing as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't raise it ...

ABC /
Trump dismisses Khashoggi investigation, Pompeo doesn't raise it in Saudi meeting

President Donald Trump was dismissive of an investigation into Washington Post columnist's killing as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't raise it ...

Reuters / READ
Pompeo discusses ensuring stability of energy markets with Saudi king and crown prince

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held discussions on Monday with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on ensuring stability in energy markets and freedom of navigation, Saudi Arabia's ambassador designate to Washington ...

NBC / READ
White House tries not to talk about slain journalist as Pompeo visits Saudi Arabia

“Take their money. Take their money, Chuck,” Trump said of the Saudis during an exclusive interview with NBC News' Chuck Todd.

ABC / READ
Pompeo arrives in Saudi Arabia as Iran threatens US drones

Iran warned wouldn't hesitate to shoot down more U.S.drones.

ABC / READ
Pompeo arrives in Saudi Arabia as Iran threatens US drones

Iran warned wouldn't hesitate to shoot down more U.S.drones.

UPI /
Mike Pompeo visits Saudi Arabia in first of 5-nation swing

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia Monday to meet with King Salman and discuss confronting Iran in the first of a ...

VoA /
Saudis: Yemeni Rebel Attack on Saudi Airport Kills 1, Wounds 7

Iran-backed Houthi rebels struck same airport in Abha last week, wounding 26

Time / READ
President Trump Suggests Saudi Arms Sales Are More Important Than Khashoggi Investigation

An independent U.N. report found 'credible evidence' to warrant an investigation

MSNBC /
Secretary of State Pompeo says US is prepared to negotiate with Iran without preconditions

The secretary of State said he was traveling to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to make sure that the U.S. is "strategically aligned" with its allies.

The Guardian / READ
Trump dismisses UN request for FBI to investigate Jamal Khashoggi's murder

President suggests it would jeopardise weapons sales to SaudisThe Guardian view on Jamal Khashoggi’s murderDonald Trump has dismissed a United Nations request for the FBI to investigate the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, suggesting it would jeopardise American weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. Related: 'We are coming to get you': ...

NY Times /
Trump Shrugs Off Khashoggi Killing by Ally Saudi Arabia

In an NBC interview, Mr. Trump also said he was “not looking for war” with Iran and lashed out at his Federal Reserve chairman.

Reuters /
Yemen's Houthis hit Saudi airport, killing one expat, Saudi-led coalition says

Yemen's Houthi movement launched an attack on Abha civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Sunday that killed one person and wounded seven ...

Reuters /
Saudi minister says whatever the Palestinians accept, everyone else will accept

A Saudi minister said on Sunday that improving the Palestinians' situation should be welcomed but that addressing the political process in resolving ...

Reuters /
Saudi-led coalition says Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi airport, killing one person

The Saudi-led military coalition engaged in Yemen said that the Iran-aligned Houthi movement launched a "terrorist" attack on Abha airport in ...

Reuters / READ
Yemen's Houthis say they launched drone attacks on two Saudi airports

Yemen's Houthi movement targeted Abha and Jizan airports in southern Saudi Arabia on Sunday with drone attacks, the group's Al-Masirah TV said.

Reuters / READ
Eight people wounded in attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport: Al-Arabiya TV

Eight people were wounded in a suspected drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV said on Sunday, citing its own correspondent.

Reuters / READ
Syrian resident of Saudi Arabia dies in attack on Abha airport: Al-Arabiya TV

A Syrian resident of Saudi Arabia has died from his wounds in an attack on Saudi's Abha airport on Sunday, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV said on Sunday, citing its own correspondent.

See More