The coordinated defence is part of attempts to shore up Theresa May’s government, which has been weakened by a series of scandals and gaffes involving her top team of ministers as she negotiates the Brexit.
May has been struggling to maintain her authority over her party since a snap election on June 8 which she called thinking she would win by a wide margin but instead resulted in her losing her parliamentary majority.
The government said it was proposing a change to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill currently making its way through parliament to set the exit for 11 pm GMT on March 29, 2019.
The government is giving off the whiff of terminal decline. But it’s not yet in free fall.
A meeting of ambassadors from the other 27 EU states had been due to start discussing how to negotiate a transition that would start when Britain quits the bloc in 17 months.
It is the second resignation in May’s top team in a week, underlining her weakness at a time when she faces the complicated task of unravelling ties with the EU and holding a deeply divided party together.
She had failed to follow the usual procedures that ministers follow, which is informing Britain’s Foreign Office before conducting official business overseas.
With the French sharpening their knives, the Tories in disarray, the Irish demanding answers, and a scant 17 months to go before Brexit kicks in, the whole matter is making for some pretty good theatre.
The government has said it had carried out 58 economic assessments, but has so far refused requests from lawmakers to publish them, saying they could undermine their negotiating position in Brexit talks.
Prime Minister Theresa May, weakened after losing her parliamentary majority in a June election, loses a loyalist at a time when she is trying to break a deadlock in talks to leave the European Union.
EU wants to see more assurances on expatriate rights and the post-Brexit Irish border before it would assess enough progress was made in the first stage of talks.
May has promised to retain full access to the EU’s single market for two years after Brexit to limit the disruption for companies.
A new report has revealed that every third Indian household in the UK falls into the wealthiest bracket, earning over £1,000 GBP each week.
Activists who call for pluralism are regularly jailed and criticism of China’s authoritarian system silenced.
A joint statement described a “constructive and friendly” two-hour meeting, during which they “reviewed the progress made in the Article 50 negotiations so far and agreed that these efforts should accelerate over the months to come”.
Despite tough demands from EU governments on what they want from London, the Union is ready to talk about how to avoid a “hard Brexit” and to ease Britain out with less disruption.
As Brexit drags on, support for the EU in Scotland is rising, but backing for Sturgeon’s independence proposal has stayed roughly where it was in 2014.
May has seen her authority erode since calling and then bungling an election in June, which cost her Conservatives their majority in parliament.
The Sunday Times said it asked May about her plans for Johnson, who has professed loyalty but is accused by some of the prime minister’s allies of undermining her.
A prankster who has previously targeted US President Donald Trump interrupted British Prime Minister Theresa May’s keynote speech at her annual conference.
At the Conservatives annual conference, May said “what I have is a cabinet that is united..and agreed on the approach that we took in Florence (on Brexit).”
While the rapid rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany party is alarming, the tide of populism visible elsewhere in the world has not quite swept over Germany.
The party is keen not to lose its supporters, mostly in northern England, who backed Brexit and have been reticent on how they see the future relationship with the bloc.
From Trump and Brexit to Black Lives Matter, people are recording protests around the world to create a new soundtrack of dissent.
May’s proposals for such a transition, for meeting Britain’s financial obligations and for protecting EU citizens’ rights, fell short of what the EU wanted.
In a speech in the Italian city of Florence, May will set out on Friday her vision for future ties with the European Union and try to fill an apparent policy vacuum.
A third round of Brexit talks will take place more than a year after Britons voted in a referendum to leave the European Union.
Britain’s main opposition Labour Party is announcing a policy shift which opens the possibility of the country remaining in the European Union’s single market and customs union for several years as part of a “soft” Brexit.
The government will suggest ways of tackling disputes ranging from marital cases to challenges brought by small businesses against EU suppliers.
The so-called “exit bill” is one of the first issues on the Brexit negotiating agenda, and also one of the most contentious.
The EU budget commissioner said the UK will have to keep making payments for long-term programmes until at least 2020, even after it leaves in 2019.
The Sunday Telegraph report stated that British officials were likely to offer to pay ten billion euros a year for three years after leaving the EU in March 2019.
The tactic of alluding to an idealised point in the past, embodying all of a country’s best values while glossing over times of hardship, is nothing new.
Britain’s progress towards life outside the EU became more entangled on Friday, with divisions deepening over Northern Ireland’s border and even the type of divorce Britain actually wants.
As Britain becomes less attractive to foreigners, farmers are frustrated by no government guidance on allowing seasonal workers into post-Brexit Britain.
Money, immigration, legal entanglements and the future of Ireland are among the many issues in contention and doubt as EU and UK begin Brexit negotiations.
“It will take companies time to adapt their business models to be less dependent on EU workers and an implementation period is essential to ensure a smooth transition.”
There were frustrations on both sides and continued profound disagreement on issues such as British payments and the role of EU courts after Brexit.
The Brexit referendum has highlighted tensions among the UK’s four constituent nations: England and Wales voted to leave, Scotland and Northern Ireland to remain.
Prime Minister Theresa May, her authority diminished after losing her majority in a June election she did not need to call, has struggled to control rivals.