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UK prime minister Theresa May arrives for an EU summit in Brussels. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

EU leaders were on Wednesday night set to grant Theresa May an extension to the Brexit negotiating process, with observers of the debate at the emerge(...)

Conservative and Labour party discipline is so weak there is no guarantee that the withdrawal bill would pass even if Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn whipped in favour of it. Photograph: PA Wire

If European Union leaders insist on Wednesday night on a Brexit extension of nine months or a year, it will because they have no confidence that Briti(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk and EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier: there are fears an extension will raise the risk of further short extensions and emergency summits. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP

There is a strong expectation in Brussels that Wednesday’s summit will give the UK the negotiating extension sought by prime minister Theresa May. How(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and British prime minister Theresa May in Paris: ratification of the withdrawal accord would be France’s “preferred scenario”. Photograph: Ian Langsdon

On Wednesday night, a vote at the European Council meeting in Brussels will determine whether the UK leaves the union in a no-deal Brexit on Friday or(...)

Attendees hold placards and shout during the People’s Vote Rally in Westminster on April 9th, 2019. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP

MPs have voted by 420 to 110 to approve Theresa May’s request to delay Brexit until June 30th, as four hours of talks between the government and Labou(...)

Theresa May says  there is a risk that Brexit could “slip through our fingers”

Theresa May has defended her decision to seek a compromise on Brexit with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, arguing that it was the only way of ensuring th(...)

Theresa May and European Council President Donald Tusk pictured in Brussels last year. File photograph:Julien Warnand/ EPA

British prime minister Theresa May has been warned that a lengthy delay to Brexit could destroy the Conservative Party, with a minister claiming it wo(...)

A woman walks past an art work depicting French president Emmanuel Macron and Britain’s prime minister Theresa May  on a wall in Paris. Photograph: Reuters/Christian Hartmann

Diplomats in Brussels expect EU leaders will accede to British prime minister Theresa May’s latest request for a short negotiating extension to the Br(...)

 A pro-EU protester  outside  parliament in Westminster. It might  suit prime minister Theresa May if her talks with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn were to go on  longer. Photograph:   Jack Taylor/Getty Images

It might well suit Theresa May if her talks with Jeremy Corbyn were to go on just a bit longer, even a few more days. Just beyond the summit on Wednes(...)

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Union Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier (right). File photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

EU leaders are expected, at a minimum, to accede to British prime minister Theresa May’s latest request for a negotiating extension on the Brexit proc(...)

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