Feb 26, 2019

Theresa May offers vote to delay Brexit if her deal is rejected

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons on Tuesday that if her Brexit deal is rejected on March 12, she will offer two follow-up votes: one on whether the U.K. should leave the EU without a deal, and one on whether to extend the Brexit date beyond March 29.

Why it matters: There is not a majority of MPs in support of a "no deal" Brexit. May said any Brexit delay would not last beyond the end of June and would "almost certainly have to be a one-off." Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said yesterday that his Labour Party would back the idea of another "public vote" on Brexit if his own plan is rejected next week, as expected.

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Cerebus sells control of Steward Health Care back to company

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Cerberus Capital Management has agreed to sell control of community hospital group Steward Health Care back to the company, as first reported by the New York Times and confirmed by Axios.

Why it matters: This would make Steward one of the country's largest physician-owned and operated companies. It also marks the end of a 10-year ownership period for Cerberus, which was most recently marked by threats to shutter a Pennsylvania hospital in March, despite the pandemic, if the facility didn't receive state bailout funds.

Exclusive: Washington Post makes major move into local news

People entering the Washington Post building in D.C. in 2019. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

The Washington Post has signed all 30 of McClatchy's local news outlets to its Zeus Performance product, a software that gives sites better speed, ad view-ability and performance, executives tell Axios.

Why it matters: By adding more local news outlets, The Post can start to build a local news ecosystem within its tech stack.

Biden: George Floyd's last words are "a wake-up call for our nation"

Former Vice President Joe Biden meets with clergy members and community activists during a visit to Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Del. on June 1, 2020. Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images

Joe Biden will call George Floyd’s dying words “a wake-up call for our nation,” and criticize President Trump’s decision to unleash tear gas on peaceful protesters outside the White House, in a civil rights speech from Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Why it matters: Biden in the address will seek to draw a sharp contrast between himself and Trump, whose first remarks addressing nationwide unrest Monday highlighted law and order, extreme demonstrations of militarized “strength” and other blustery threats.