Brexit News Archive: 03 May 2019

U.K.'s Main Political Parties Take a Hit in Local Elections As Voters Express Brexit Frustration

The Conservatives had dropped more than 1,000 seats
JILL LAWLESS / AP / Time   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 18:33:35

EU leaders to agree on 10 commitments at summit: draft text

Gathering in Romania was originally intended to show bloc moving on after Brexit.
Jacopo Barigazzi / Politico   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 18:01:51

Something is rotten in Britain's political system

Brexit has exposed deep problems with the UK's national governance
FT   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 17:20:28

Local elections deliver Brexit bashing for May and opposition

English voters frustrated with the deadlock over Brexit punished both Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives and the Labour Party in local elections, results showed on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 17:04:09

What Happens Next in Brexit?

Brexit day came and went on March 29 and the U.K. is still in the European Union. The drawn-out saga of Britain's departure from the bloc was thrown into disarray by the U.K. Parliament's repeated rejection of the divorce deal negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May. Exasperated EU leaders granted ...
Washington Post   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 16:42:59

UK local elections: Tories and Labour suffer losses

Brexit blamed for rising strength of smaller parties with Lib Dems making gains
FT   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 15:19:29

Sir Tony Robinson quits Labour over Brexit and leadership

The party stalwart blames its poor leadership, Brexit and the anti-Semitism row for his decision.
BBC   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 15:11:20

Parliament must 'get a deal done', Labour's Corbyn says on Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, said on Friday local election results should spur MPs to find a way to break the deadlock over Brexit and "get a deal done" to leave the European Union.
Reuters   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 15:03:58

Voters are punishing Labour for its Brexit 'fudge', angry MPs warn Corbyn after shock election losses

Big swings from Labour to pro-EU Liberal Democrats and Greens prove need to guarantee new referendum, Labour leader told - but he insists 'a deal has to be done'
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 15:01:11

Local election results: Fury as Conservative wins council seat by single spoiled ballot scrawled with word 'Brexit'

'It is absolutely unbelievable - I am absolutely stunned,' says defeated independent candidate demanding re-count
Adam Forrest / The Independent   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 14:49:08

Pressure rises on May and Corbyn to deliver a Brexit deal

Crushing setbacks in local elections show depth of voter anger towards UK's main parties
FT   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 14:44:31

What these elections say about Brexit

Results will add pressure on May and Corbyn to get cross-party deal though Commons
FT   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 14:16:59

Local elections results - LIVE: Corbyn says Brexit deal between Labour and Tories 'has to be done' in wake of poll hammering

Follow the key results as council elections held across England and Northern Ireland
Adam Withnall, Adam Forrest, Samuel Osborne, Harry Cockburn, Zamira Rahim / The Independent   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 14:12:00

Boost to UK economy as threat of no-deal Brexit recedes

Services companies returned to growth after contraction in previous month Britain's economy recovered some of its momentum last month after businesses shook off the threat of a no-deal Brexit, as data from the country's dominant services sector showed modest growth. Services companies returned to positive territory after a brief period ...
Phillip Inman / Guardian   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 13:58:30

Tony Robinson quits Labour after 45 years over 'complete s***' Corbyn

TV's Baldrick and 'Time Team' star cites Brexit and antisemitism
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 13:54:00

Britain Most Positive Country in Europe About Immigration

Despite non-stop claims from the embittered metropolitan elite that Brexit represents the "rise of the far right", the latest pan-European YouGov study has revealed that Brits are actually more positive about immigration than any other major European country. Britain is both the most Eurosceptic and the most pro-immigration nation. But ...
Hugh Bennett / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 13:30:56

Brexit tears through UK's political landscape

Both main parties suffered losses as voters vented their frustration with the Brexit impasse.
Tom McTague / Politico   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 13:25:09

Main parties take Brexit battering in UK local elections

With results in Friday from about half of the 259 local authorities up for grabs, the governing Conservatives had lost more than 460 seats. The opposition Labour Party, which had hoped to increase its tally of local councilors, lost 60.
Times of India   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 12:41:14

Britain's two main parties get Brexit bashing in local election

English voters frustrated with the deadlock over Brexit have punished Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives and the main opposition Labour Party in local elections, early results showed on Friday.
Reuters   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 12:40:03

Barnier says now for UK to make choice on Brexit

The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday that it was up to Britain now to choose its course on its planned withdrawal from the bloc and that the EU was united and ready for an orderly departure.
Reuters   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 12:26:54

Main UK parties take battering in England’s local elections as voters express frustration over Brexit deadlock

Britain’s two main parties suffered a drubbing Friday in English local elections as voters vented their frustration with the prolonged Brexit deadlock.Prime Minister Theresa May’s governing Conservatives lost control of several local authorities and hundreds of seats but the main opposition Labour party failed to capitalise and also lost ground, ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 12:06:56

UK service sector returns to growth after Brexit delay

PMI survey suggests there was a small improvement in the economy in April
FT   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 11:59:00

May says local election results show Brexit frustration

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that local elections held a day earlier had been "very difficult" for her Conservative Party and the results showed the country had to get on with the delayed process of leaving the European Union.
Reuters   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 11:55:11

UK's main parties suffer local elections setback over Brexit

Ruling Conservative and opposition Labour parties lose ground amid frustration over Brexit, partial results show.
Al Jazeera   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 11:37:09

Local elections: what results mean for municipalities in crisis

The Conservatives and Labour parties appear to have lost seats in local elections in England, in what has been labelled a "Brexit backlash". Smaller parties, such as the Liberal Democrats and Greens and independent candidates have made gains. But what will this mean for the business of local government? Since ...
Philip Haynes, Professor of Public Policy, University of Brighton / The Conversation   |   Fri, 3 May 2019 11:29:17

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