Theresa May says Britain will leave EU single market

Theresa May says Britain will leave EU single market

Prime Minister Theresa May signalled in a speech Tuesday that Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain “half-in, half-out” following the June 2016 “Brexit” referendum. May delivered her speech to an audience of British civil servants and international diplomats at London’s Lancaster House, a Georgian mansion that […]

British PM Theresa May pushes post-Brexit trade deal with India

British PM Theresa May pushes post-Brexit trade deal with India

Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain would become the ultimate free trade champion as she laid the groundwork Monday for a potential post-Brexit deal with India, the world’s fastest growing major economy. In her first bilateral trip outside Europe since taking office in July, May said Britain would not “turn its back on the world” […]

Britain to start EU exit process by the end of March

Britain to start EU exit process by the end of March

Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday that Britain would start the formal process for leaving the European Union by the end of March 2017. Before now May has only said that Britain would not trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty — which sets a maximum two-year clock ticking until a country’s departure from […]

UK’s May wins PM battle but faces epic tussle on Brexit

UK’s May wins PM battle but faces epic tussle on Brexit

Theresa May won the race to become Britain’s next prime minister almost without a contest. But she faces tougher challenges when she takes the reins on Wednesday, running a bitterly divided country and overseeing its divorce from the European Union. May, whose only remaining rival quit the race on Monday, will be Britain’s first woman […]