LONDON: As British MPs prepare for a historic vote on the future of Brexit, the country is back on a campaign footing and the bitter divisions of the 2016 referendum have re-surfaced. Second referendum campaigners are setting up stalls at Christmas markets nationwide, while hardline Brexiteers are pushing their message of a clean break on tours of Britain. "It really does feel like 2016 all over again," said Politico's Jack Blanchard, reacting to the daily news diet of dire economic forecasts and heated political…
LONDON: The proceedings in the House of Commons witnessed a surprising moment when an MP on maternity leave brought her newborn baby into the legislature so she could support triggering Article 50 in the historic Brexit vote. Chloe Smith, MP for Norwich North, was welcomed into the House of Commons by Speaker of the House John Bercow. House of Commons Speaker John Bercow had his hands full during the 17 hours of debate on legislation to pave the way the UK's EU exit. Ms Smith, 34, said last week she would be…
LONDON: British manufacturing shrank at its fastest pace in more than three years in July and business confidence tumbled following the Brexit vote, according to surveys that show an increased chance of a recession ahead.
BRUSSELS: It is important that "nobody loses their head" as the European Union and the United Kingdom grapple with the effects of a referendum in which Britons voted to leave the 28-nation bloc, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in Brussels on Monday.
MADRID: Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos says Britain's decision to hold a referendum on whether to stay or quit the European Union had opened a "Pandora's box" to populism.