European Institutions

  • UK Parliament Votes Down EU Withdrawal Deal

    January 15, 2019

    The UK Parliament voted today to reject a deal struck by Prime Minister Theresa May and EU negotiators on the terms of Britain’s withdrawal from the bloc, in what the BBC reports was “the largest defeat for a sitting government in history.”

  • MPs Outline Alternative EU-UK Brexit Path

    January 15, 2019

    A group of 23 Conservative Members of the UK Parliament published a press release upon the House of Commons’ rejection of Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal outlining how the government could proceed with negotiations, by offering the EU a free trade deal and preparing to leave the bloc without a withdrawal agreement at the end of March.

  • EU Rejects Time Limit for Brexit Deal “Backstop”

    January 15, 2019

    The Guardian reports that, prior to the UK Parliament’s rejection of Prime Minister Theresa May’s negotiated withdrawal deal with the EU, the British government published an exchange in which EU leaders turned down proposals to set a time limit for the deal’s “backstop,” under which the UK could be forced to remain indefinitely within EU structures.

  • British PM Warns Defeat of EU Deal Could Halt Brexit

    January 15, 2019

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May has warned euroskeptics that the defeat of the British government’s EU withdrawal deal in the House of Commons, by leaving only a “no deal” Brexit option on the table, could ultimately prompt Members of Parliament to halt the Brexit process.

  • UK Sees Rise in Support of “No Deal” Brexit

    January 15, 2019

    An article in The Washington Post explains a rise in support in recent months of the “no deal” Brexit option among UK euroskeptics who prefer the short-term risks of economic disruption to a withdrawal deal proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May, whose suggested “backstop” would arguably keep Britain within EU structures for an indefinite period of time.

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