Protestor flags fly opposite the Houses of Parliament in London on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Photo: AP

Britain stands down army of 6,000 no-deal Brexit staff – after spending close to US$2 billion

  • 4,500 were new recruits with no clear role now that Article 50 has been extended to October 31
  • Labour Party’s Hilary Benn calls this a ‘costly price’ to pay for Theresa May’s insistence on keeping no-deal departure from EU on the table
Topic |   Brexit

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Protestor flags fly opposite the Houses of Parliament in London on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Photo: AP
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Prime Minister Theresa May’s failure to get her EU divorce deal through Parliament in recent months has left her authority in tatters. Photo: AFP

A Brexit delay for Theresa May, but will she stay?

  • Many of May’s Conservative MPs are livid that Britain is now likely to take part in European Parliament elections next month
  • May has hinted she might voluntarily step down if she fails to get a Brexit deal through by June 30
Topic |   Brexit

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Prime Minister Theresa May’s failure to get her EU divorce deal through Parliament in recent months has left her authority in tatters. Photo: AFP
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