British lawmakers will on Tuesday try to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson from pursuing what they cast as a calamitous no-deal Brexit, a challenge a senior government source said would prompt him to call for a snap election on Oct. 14.
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Lawmakers will be unable to stop a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31 by bringing down Britain's government in a vote of no confidence next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top aide has advised, according to the Sunday Telegraph.
Lawmakers will be unable to prevent a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31 even if they dismiss Britain's government in a vote of no confidence next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top aide has advised, the Sunday Telegraph reported.
Britain said it is ramping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit by spending an extra 2.1 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) to stockpile medicines, hire more border officials and fund one of the biggest peacetime advertising campaigns.
Britain is ramping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit by preparing to spend an extra £2.1 billion to make sure the country is ready to leave the European Union with or without a divorce deal at the end of October.
Britain's credit rating remains at risk of a further downgrade despite the extended deadline for its departure from the European Union, ratings agencies S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings said on Friday.
British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday he would choose leaving the European Union with no deal if he was presented with the choice between no Brexit or leaving without an agreement with the bloc.
The latest European Union decision to grant Britain a further Brexit extension shows that European leaders are able to find a common solution, Germany's Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Friday.
If the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal it could have "very significant" costs for some parts of the British economy, Roberto Azevedo, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), said on Thursday.
European officials said on Tuesday the prospect of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal in 10 days time was growing as British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned ministers to try to find a Brexit breakthrough.
Britain has become more likely in the recent days to crash out of the European Union without a divorce agreement, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday.
Lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal for a third time on Friday, sounding its probable death knell and leaving Britain's withdrawal from the European Union in turmoil on the very day it was supposed to quit the bloc.
Lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal for a third time on Friday, sounding its probable death knell and leaving Britain's withdrawal from the European Union in turmoil on the very day it was supposed to leave the bloc.
EU officials said on Monday they had completed their plans for what they saw as an increasingly likely no-deal Brexit, piling pressure on British Prime Minister Theresa May as she battled to persuade her own lawmakers to back a divorce agreement.
The British parliament on Wednesday rejected leaving the European Union without a deal, further weakening Prime Minister Theresa May and paving the way for a vote that could delay Brexit until at least the end of June.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas welcomed MPs' vote on Wednesday to reject leaving the European Union without a deal in any scenario as "a sign of reason."
Below is a text of the statement Prime Minister Theresa May delivered to the House of Commons after MPs voted to reject leaving the European Union without a deal in any scenario.
MPs on Wednesday rejected leaving the European Union without a deal in any scenario, in a non-binding vote which will increase pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to rule out a 'no-deal' exit.
Britain said it would eliminate import tariffs on a wide range of goods and keep the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland free of customs checks if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal.
British lawmakers were on Wednesday set to vote against the threat of a 'no-deal' exit from the European Union on March 29 after a second defeat for Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce treaty left Britain heading into the unknown.