Monday, April 01, 2019

BREXIT - Britain Going Down the Rabbit Hole

"Prolonged Brexit impasse causes rising angst in the UK" PBS NewsHour 3/25/2019


SUMMARY:  European leaders agreed to delay the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union for at least a few weeks, but there is still no deal for how the withdrawal will occur.  As the impasse drags on, protesters take to the streets and it's clear that “Brexiters” and “Remainers” alike are growing increasingly impatient and uneasy about their country's fate.  Malcolm Brabant reports from Yorkshire.

"On Brexit, Parliament’s only consensus comes as rejection" PBS NewsHour 3/27/2019


SUMMARY:  British Parliament voted Wednesday on eight proposals for how the United Kingdom should handle a stalled Brexit, yielding no consensus beyond disapproval for exiting the European Union without a deal.  As a result, is the outlook brightening for Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan, which Parliament has rejected twice?  Nick Schifrin talks to Allie Renison of the Institute of Directors for analysis.

"After another failed vote, what’s next for Brexit?" PBS NewsHour 3/29/2019


SUMMARY:  Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal for a third time Friday, though by a smaller margin than in the prior two votes.  While May vowed to keep trying to secure her deal’s approval, both the UK government and its people remain divided.  Judy Woodruff talks to Robin Niblett, director of Chatham House a London think tank, about the lack of consensus and May’s outlook.

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