‘Forge Brexit consensus,’ Rudd urges MPs

Last week, Mrs May delayed a vote in the House of Commons on her Brexit deal, fearing a heavy defeat. She then went on to win a confidence vote brought by her own MPs – but vowed to listen to the concerns of the 37% of Tory MPs who voted against her. Kuenssberg: An issue of trust Theresa May’s week in charts She travelled to Brussels to make a special plea to EU leaders, to try to make her deal …

EU says no to May on renegotiating deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA quiet word in your ear…but what did Theresa May say to EU’s Juncker? Theresa May’s bid to make her Brexit deal more acceptable to MPs has suffered a blow after EU leaders said it was “not open for renegotiation”. She wanted legal assurances on the Irish backstop and had warned the deal itself was “at risk” over the issue. But European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said there could be clarifications but …

Rival marches ahead of Brexit vote

She said: “Even with the UKIP machine in tow, he [Robinson] only managed to bring a few thousand supporters out on the streets while we mobilised nearly 15,000 to march against his racism and bigotry.” Police have not provided an estimate of crowd sizes. At the scene By Richard Galpin Despite fears there could be clashes between the pro and anti-Brexiteers today, the marches which streamed through the streets of central London passed off peacefully. Thousands of people took part …

Pundits call Theresa May a zombie, but she’s not the only one

(CNN)Theresa May did the right thing this week in delaying a parliamentary Brexit vote that she knew she would lose. Just one problem. What does she do now? Her party, the Conservative Party, is hopelessly divided on Europe. The European Union has no interest in making concessions or throwing the sort of lifeline that could help her bring them ’round. And the only thing holding a bitterly disunited kingdom together appears to be contempt for the Prime Minister, who is …

Strasbourg Christmas Market Attack Suspect Dies In Shootout With Police

The Paris prosecutor’s office, which handles terror cases in France, formally identified the man killed in the eastern French city as 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt, a Strasbourg-born man with a long history of convictions for various crimes, including robberies. Chekatt also had been on a watch list of potential extremists. ASSOCIATED PRESS Authorities believe Cherif Chekatt, 29, killed 3 people during a shooting rampage near a Christmas market in Strasbourg earlier this week. “The moment they tried to arrest him, he …

Global market gloom; ’21’ Club sold; Pound pressured

London (CNN Business)1. Global gloom: Seasonal cheer is in short supply after weak economic data from Japan, China and Europe sent shivers through global markets. A quarterly survey of business confidence by the Bank of Japan showed companies expect conditions in the world’s third biggest economy to worsen in the months to come. Stocks in Asia fell, with the major indexes losing between 1% and 2%. European markets fell about 1% in morning trade, and US stock futures were similarly …

Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote but her Brexit deal is still in peril

(CNN)UK Prime Minister Theresa May survived a vote of no-confidence triggered by members of her own party over her handling of Britain’s departure from the European Union, but her margin of victory was significantly narrower than her supporters expected. She said she now had a “renewed mission — delivering the Brexit that people voted for, bringing the country back together and building a country that truly works for everyone.” May will travel to Brussels on Thursday for a meeting of …

5 things to know for December 11: Trump’s fear, Brexit, Maria Butina, France, Google

(CNN)As we inch closer to 2019, take some time to scroll through thephotos that helped shape2018. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) Despite all the tough talk on his Twitter feed, President Donald Trump is worried he’ll be impeached when the Democrats take over the House next month. A source close …

What on earth is going on in UK politics right now?

Image: Leon Neal/Getty Images/ mashable composite So, I suppose you’re wondering what on earth is going on with this raging hellfire of a country? You and me both, babe. And, so too is Chrissy Teigen, which is a comfort to all of us in these dark, confusing times.  SEE ALSO: Theresa May getting locked in a car pretty much sums up how Brexit’s going Vote on Theresa May’s leadership will take place on Wednesday evening with result announced shortly after. …

UK can cancel Brexit, says EU court

But there is now speculation the vote will be cancelled, with three sources confirming the delay to the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg. Mrs May will give a statement to the House at 15:30 GMT, and Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay will give a statement responding to the ruling after that. Skip Twitter post by @EUCourtPress #ECJ: UK is free to unilaterally revoke the notification of its intention to withdraw from the EU – Case C-621/18 Wightman #Brexit pic.twitter.com/KUOI2eQ48C — EU …