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Alex Morales

U.K. Lawmaker Calls for Probe Into ‘Dark Money’ Role in Brexit

The U.K. should investigate whether “dark money” played a role in the 2016 Brexit referendum, a Labour Party lawmaker said on Thursday, citing a series of reports on the OpenDemocracy website about Arron Banks, who helped bankroll the ‘Leave’ campaign.

Theresa May Heads to Brussels to Try to Break Brexit Deadlock

Over dinner in Brussels, Prime Minister Theresa May will plead with Europe’s top negotiator to help unlock Brexit negotiations, as politicians back in London are sounding out cross-party alliances to try to stop the U.K. leaving the European Union without a deal.

Boeing a ‘Subsidy Junkie,’ U.K.’s Labour Says in Bombardier Spat

Boeing Co. is the “king of corporate welfare,” the U.K.’s main opposition Labour Party said, accusing the U.S. aerospace giant of “egregious hypocrisy” in pursuing an illegal-subsidies claim against Bombardier Inc. that threatens thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland.

Labour Presses May to Give Boeing a ‘Dressing Down’

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May should team up with Canada in defense of Bombardier Inc. and give Boeing Co. Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenberg a “dressing down” in an effort to resolve a trade dispute between the aviation rivals that is putting thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland at risk.

Fire Boris Johnson to Show Strength, U.K. Tories Urge May

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is being urged to shake up her Cabinet and fire Boris Johnson to show she’s in charge, according to people familiar with the situation, as Tories demand an end to the government infighting that threatens to bring chaos to Brexit.

Embattled May Gets Back to Business with Company Brexit Talks

Embattled Prime Minister Theresa May is due to meet business leaders on Monday to discuss Britain’s departure from the European Union, seeking to show she’s in control as some of her own Conservative Party’s lawmakers maneuver to oust her.

U.K. Really Blames Canada for Bombardier Fight

The U.K. is said to see Canada as primarily responsible for the trade dispute between Boeing Co. and Bombardier Inc. because of the level of its state aid to the aerospace company.

Brexit Department Loses 20% of Workers in 14 Months

Oliver Robbins, the onetime top official at Britain’s Department for Exiting the European Union, is just the tip of the iceberg of the exodus of officials from the government body created to handle the brunt of divorce.

May Will Have to Heed Opposition on Brexit Bill, Minister Says

Prime Minister Theresa May will have to listen to lawmakers who oppose her Brexit legislation, Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom said, acknowledging the premier’s weakened hand after she gambled on a snap general election and lost her majority in Parliament.

Theresa May Insists That She’s Not ‘Robotic’

Prime Minister Theresa May has never addressed the nickname (‘Maybot’) the British press have conferred on her for her reliance on and delivery of catchphrases such as “Brexit means Brexit” and “strong and stable.”

May's Key Brexit Bill Set for First Debate in Parliament

Prime Minister Theresa May’s flagship piece of Brexit legislation will be debated for the first time Thursday as her chief negotiator took questions and explained that on the tricky matter of the divorce bill “it is clear that the two sides have very different legal stances.”

Tax Wealth or See the U.K. Tear Itself Apart, Cable Warns

The U.K. should increase taxes on property and inheritance or risk tearing itself apart because of growing inequality, Liberal Democrat party leader Vince Cable warned, as Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby also weighed in on Britain’s “broken” economic model.

U.K. Labour Party Will Try to Amend May's Brexit Legislation

The U.K. Labour Party moved its opposition to Theresa May’s Brexit strategy up a notch by saying it would try to amend her European Union Withdrawal Bill to change clauses that give ministers power to modify laws with little scrutiny.

Brexit Repeal Bill Faces a Bumpy Parliamentary Ride

The repeal bill published by U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government in July to enshrine all European Union law in domestic legislation is due to return to Parliament. It’s now reached the point where rebels have pledged to make their stand. More than 300 amendments have been tabled along with almost 60 new clauses. The government argues it needs more time to assess all the proposed changes. Opposition lawmakers, and even some of May’s own Conservatives -- are raring for a fight to overhaul

Theresa May Has Her Eye on a Glittering Trade Prize

Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to Japan to burnish relations with a trade partner critical to Britain’s post-Brexit future even as a bellicose North Korea threatens to overshadow the three-day trip.

U.K. Dismisses 40 Billion-Euro Brexit Bill as Speculation

Theresa May’s office dismissed as speculation a report that the U.K. is prepared to pay a 40 billion-euro ($47 billion) bill to leave the European Union, while leading Brexit supporters pushed back against paying anything at all.

Buy Time By Delaying Brexit, Business Tells May

Britain should stay in the European Union past Brexit Day. That is what one of the country’s biggest business associations proposes to Prime Minister Theresa May as calls for a fleshed-out transition period gather momentum.