Articles by Tim Ross

Brexit Uncertainties Heighten as UK Prime Minister Faces Vote of No Confidence

Theresa May will fight for her job as British prime minister after being told she will face a vote of no confidence in her leadership, throwing the U.K. into fresh turmoil and Brexit into disarray. “I will contest that vote …

UK Economy Could Take 10.7% Economic Hit with No-Deal Brexit: Gov’t Report

The U.K. will suffer a major economic hit if Parliament rejects Theresa May’s Brexit deal and the country crashes out of the European Union with no new trade arrangements in place, according to official analysis. A government report on Wednesday …

Brexit Plan in Chaos After Cabinet Resignations

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab quit the U.K. Cabinet over Theresa May’s handling of Brexit, dealing a severe blow to the prime minister who must now consider if her position is tenable. The pound tumbled. Shortly afterward, Work and Pensions Secretary …

Brexit Talks on Hold as UK Cabinet Can’t Agree on Way Forward: Sources

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet is not close enough to agreeing on a way forward for top level Brexit negotiations to resume, even as time is running short to reach a deal, according to people familiar with the matter. …

Can Go-Slow Brexit Breathe New Life into Flagging Divorce Talks?

The U.K. and the European Union are inching towards a plan that could help unblock Brexit negotiations and clear the path to a deal, raising hopes of progress after months of stalemate. While the EU summit in Brussels fell far …

Brexit Deadlock Deepens as Hopes Fade for Breakthrough During Crucial Week

The U.K. and the European Union are on course to miss this week’s key milestone on the road to a Brexit deal after talks broke up in stalemate on Sunday, people familiar with the matter said. A weekend of intense …

Brexit Divorce Talks Edge Toward Compromise but Obstacles Remain: UK, EU Officials

Brexit negotiators are edging toward a compromise on the thorniest issue in talks, even as officials on both sides warned that obstacles still stand in the way of a deal. EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Wednesday that a …

Brexit Divorce Stalemate: EU Leaders Reject UK Blueprint as Deadline Looms

Theresa May promised fresh plans to break the stalemate in Brexit negotiations after European Union leaders bluntly rejected her blueprint and warned that time is running out for striking a deal. A two-day summit in Salzburg, Austria, broke up without …

UK, EU Officials Drop October Deadline for Brexit Divorce Deal: Sources

The UK and the European Union still say in public they want a Brexit deal wrapped up in the next seven weeks. Behind the scenes, though, senior officials on both sides admit this is unlikely. They now aim to finalize …

There Is ‘Real Risk of Brexit No-Deal by Accident,’ Warns UK Foreign Secretary

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the U.K. will not “blink” in Brexit negotiations, as he warned the European Union it risks forcing the country to crash out of the bloc with no deal. On his first trip to Berlin …