UK's Theresa May 'will not be derailed' on Brexit

UK Prime Minister Theresa May insists she "will not be derailed" from her duty to deliver Brexit, despite her governm...

Posted: Dec 18, 2017 9:26 AM
Updated: Dec 18, 2017 9:26 AM

UK Prime Minister Theresa May insists she "will not be derailed" from her duty to deliver Brexit, despite her government suffering an embarrassing defeat in the House of Commons last week.

Lawmakers last week backed an amendment to the Brexit bill, meaning the UK Parliament must be given a vote on the final deal with the European Union before withdrawal begins.

But May, writing in two UK newspapers, the Sunday Telegraph and the Sunday Express, argued that "last week marked a watershed" for exit negotiations when European leaders agreed to move on to the second stage of departure talks. She also vowed to prove her doubters wrong.

May has had to battle bitter divisions both within her own party as well as pressure from opposition parties and business leaders as she seeks to negotiate Britain's departure from the EU.

In her opinion pieces Sunday, she also addressed recent criticisms of her minority Conservative government's approach to the Brexit process.

"Amid all the noise this Government is getting on with the job," she said.

"This is the exciting part of the negotiations and there is no limit on our ambition and creativity. We want a new economic partnership which will support generations of jobs for our people," May continued.

"And we want a new security relationship that can help to keep families safe here in Britain and across the continent."

Meanwhile, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson suggested the UK Cabinet remains divided over Britain's departure from the EU. In an interview with The Sunday Times, a UK newspaper, he cautioned against converting existing EU legislation into UK legislation.

Johnson argued that if the UK ends up being forced to mirror EU laws, "we would have gone from a member state to a vassal state." Instead he said: "What we need to do is something new and ambitious, which allows zero tariffs and frictionless trade but still gives us that important freedom to decide our own regulatory framework, our own laws and do things in a distinctive way in the future."

EU chief: UK has to 'face the consequences'

On Sunday, Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, warned May that "the most difficult part remains to be done."

"The British have to understand it cannot be business as usual. We are ready to start working with the government on the three axes it has indicated: exit from the Union, exit from the single market, exit from the customs union. But the clock is ticking. The deadline of March 29, 2019 is their own doing," Barnier said in an interview with Prospect, a monthly magazine.

"They have to realise there won't be any cherry picking," he added. "We won't mix up the various scenarios to create a specific one and accommodate their wishes, mixing, for instance, the advantages of the Norwegian model, member of the single market, with the simple requirements of the Canadian one. No way. They have to face the consequences of their own decision."

West Lafayette
Broken Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 75°
Kokomo
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 69°
Rensselaer
Overcast
72° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 72°
Fowler
Overcast
72° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 72°
Williamsport
Scattered Clouds
71° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 71°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
69° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 69°
Frankfort
Broken Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 68°
Delphi
Broken Clouds
74° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 74°
Monticello
Broken Clouds
74° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 74°
Logansport
Broken Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 68°
Active Pattern Ahead
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 73287

Reported Deaths: 3036
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion15701725
Lake7496275
Elkhart480184
Allen3835163
St. Joseph342381
Hamilton2723104
Vanderburgh192213
Hendricks1871108
Cass17869
Johnson1741118
Porter129439
Clark120247
Tippecanoe118911
Madison94365
LaPorte89430
Howard88465
Kosciusko84712
Bartholomew78047
Marshall77422
Floyd77246
Monroe74630
Delaware71452
Dubois68712
Boone67246
Noble66329
Hancock64738
Vigo61910
Jackson5855
Warrick57930
LaGrange55710
Shelby54627
Grant52630
Dearborn49628
Morgan46734
Clinton4303
Henry37620
Wayne36810
White36110
Montgomery35221
Lawrence34227
Decatur33532
Harrison32723
Putnam2868
Miami2692
Scott26610
Daviess26420
Greene24634
Franklin24114
Jasper2342
DeKalb2304
Jennings22412
Gibson2214
Steuben2073
Ripley1997
Fayette1867
Carroll1852
Perry18412
Starke1777
Posey1700
Orange16924
Wabash1653
Fulton1642
Wells1622
Jefferson1602
Knox1510
Whitley1516
Washington1391
Tipton1379
Spencer1313
Huntington1223
Newton11810
Randolph1184
Clay1165
Sullivan1131
Adams962
Jay910
Owen871
Pulaski791
Rush764
Brown731
Fountain732
Blackford632
Ohio635
Benton610
Pike530
Parke511
Vermillion490
Switzerland460
Crawford440
Martin430
Union390
Warren221
Unassigned0202

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events