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Day: May 7, 2019

PM’s referendum plan if talks fail
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PM’s referendum plan if talks fail

    British Prime Minister Theresa May has carried out "scenario planning" for a second Brexit referendum in case she is forced by parliament to hold one, according to UK media reports. Mrs May is hoping to find a way to get parliament to approve a Brexit plan without another public vote, but talks with the opposition Labour Party on a compromise exit strategy have yet to reach an agreement. The 'Daily Telegraph' reported Mrs May had discussions with officials and ministers about holding a referendum that would give voters the choice between leaving the European Union with a deal, leaving without a deal, or not leaving at all. The report cited unnamed government sources, who said the referendum plan would only become relevant if talks with Labour failed and a majority ...
Wind, rain… even floods? 800-mile storm bears down on Britain
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Wind, rain… even floods? 800-mile storm bears down on Britain

    Britain is bracing for four days of washouts from an 800-mile wide Atlantic storm front that will bring thundery and heavy rain and 45mph wind gusts. The storm front is set to strike after a Bank Holiday Monday that was colder than Siberia and verged on the coldest ever. The Met Office , preparing severe weather warnings, forecast -5C on Tuesday morning and heavy downpours for many regions from Wednesday until Saturday. Days of wet and windy weather have led to fears of flash floods as up to 30mm of rain falls and thunderstorms will hit every day, according to the latest forecasts. Snow is due Tuesday and Wednesday night in the north on high ground, and on Thursday on north Wales' mountains. Gusts up to 45mph will buffet south, west and east. Highs will be just ...