|12/12/2018||UK Trade Minister Liam Fox joins call for Brexit backstop do-over||,,His comments appear to be a public break with government policy and joint Cabinet responsibility.||www.politico.eu||Visit...|
|12/12/2018||PMQs: Theresa May faces Jeremy Corbyn ahead of confidence vote – politics live||,,
Tory party ballot on Wednesday evening after more than 48 letters sent to Graham Brady, chair of 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers
Labour’s Mary Creagh says the economy is stalling and business investment is falling. She says we have the “grotesque spectacle” of Tory MPs putting party interest ahead of the national interest. If May wins the vote tonight, will she rule out no deal.
May says the way to avoid no deal is to agree a deal.
Labour’s Siobhain McDonagh asks about a constituent who had to queue outside A&E because it was full.
May says this is a worrying story. She reminds McDonagh that they sat on Merton council together.Continue reading...
|12/12/2018||Theresa May vows to fight leadership vote 'with everything I've got'||,,
Prime minister appeals to Tory MPs, saying removing her could delay or even stop Brexit
Theresa May has vowed to contest a vote of confidence in her premiership, warning that her removal as prime minister and Conservative party leader will delay or possibly postpone the UK’s exit from the European Union.
In a direct appeal to fellow Conservative MPs, who will decide her future on Wednesday night, she said a new prime minister would have to scrap or extend article 50, the mechanism taking Britain out of the EU on 29 March, “delaying or even stopping Brexit”.Continue reading...
|12/12/2018||Confidence vote: May's opponents and supporters in the Tory party||,,
A secret ballot will take place on Wednesday evening – here’s a full list of the Conservative MPs’ public intentions
In the hours since Wednesday morning’s announcement that a Conservative leadership contest has been triggered, more than 100 Tory MPs have declared their backing for Theresa May on Twitter. 48 letters against her were required to trigger the contest and four people have tweeted to declare they would not support her in the vote. Of course, because the ballot is secret, there is no way to know how many of them are telling the truth.
Here is a list of who has come out on each side:Continue reading...
|12/12/2018||What does this vote of no confidence mean? | Ian Birrell and others||,,
Our panel discuss the chaos in the Conservative party as Tory MPs trigger a vote of no confidence in Theresa MayContinue reading...
|12/12/2018||Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs||,,The prime minister vows to fight for her job, warning that changing leader would delay Brexit and possibly put it at risk.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/12/2018||FAQ: Theresa May no-confidence vote||,,MPs will vote on the UK prime minister's fate on Wednesday evening. If she loses, it will trigger a contest to replace her.||www.politico.eu||Visit...|
|12/12/2018||Pound rallies despite new Brexit turmoil||,,
Markets assume Theresa May can survive confidence vote and cut risk of a no-deal Brexit leader
The pound has rallied amid speculation Theresa May can survive the vote of confidence against her, lowering the chances of a hard Brexit leader winning control of the ruling Conservative party.
Sterling rose by more than 0.4% against the dollar and by more than 0.2% against the euro on Wednesday morning, after Tory rebels triggered the vote on May’s leadership of their party.Continue reading...
|12/12/2018||Who will be PM in the morning? All your questions answered||,,
Who can topple Theresa May and how? All your questions answered
Theresa May would be expected to remain in post, even if she was defeated by a majority of her MPs on Wednesday evening.Continue reading...
|12/12/2018||This is a national crisis – not the time for a pointless Tory feud | Jonathan Freedland||,,As we approach the Brexit cliff edge, the Conservatives are turning inwards and squandering the precious time we have left
So begins an epic waste of time and a monumental exercise in displacement activity. The Conservatives have taken a look at the scale of the crisis facing the country and decided their best response is to turn inwards and talk about themselves. With the Brexit clock ticking ever louder, they have retreated into the comfort zone to engage in their favourite pastime – a round of navel-gazing and internecine bloodletting.
We know how that time will be wasted. It’s already following the usual pattern, as multiple cabinet rivals to succeed Theresa May swear their public loyalty to the prime minister and insist that they will oppose the motion of no confidence in her leadership of the Conservative party when they, like their fellow Tory MPs, file into a Westminster committee room to cast their vote between 6pm and 8pm this evening.Continue reading...
|12/12/2018||Theresa May: I will fight no-confidence vote with everything I've got||,,Defiant Theresa May has vowed to fight an attempt by Conservative colleagues to oust her, after it was confirmed that a vote of no-confidence would go ahead this evening.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|12/12/2018||Theresa May: 'I will contest confidence vote with everything I've got' – video||,,
The prime minster says a new Conservative leader would have to delay the Brexit process, in a statement delivered after Tory MPs triggered a vote of confidence in her leadership. The vote will be held between 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday, with the result announced soon afterwardsContinue reading...
|12/12/2018||READ IN FULL: Theresa May issues Brexit warning as she vows to fight no-confidence motion||,,Theresa May spoke on the steps of Downing Street this morning after it was revealed she would face a no-confidence vote from Tory MPs. Here is what she said.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|12/12/2018||UPDATING LIVE: Theresa May prepares to face no-confidence vote as angry Tories try to topple her||,,Tory MPs will vote tonight on whether to replace Theresa May as Prime Minister or keep her in post. Follow all the developments as they happen.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|12/12/2018||Brexit: Challenge to May's leadership intensifies as senior Tory declares 'no confidence' - Politics Live as it happened||,,
Rolling coverage of the day’s politics, as Theresa May travels to The Hague, Berlin and Brussels to seek EU support for concessions on the Brexit deal
We’re closing down this live blog now. Thanks for sticking with us late into the night – as well as for all the comments. Here’s a summary of the evening’s events:
Earlier this evening, the Sinn Féin president, Mary-Lou McDonald, told Theresa May the backstop was “non-negotiable” and demanded an Irish unity referendum in the case of a no-deal Brexit.
She and Pearse Doherty, the Sinn Féin Irish parliament member, spoke to May for about 20 minutes on Tuesday. McDonald said:
We raised concerns that we are facing into a no deal or a crash Brexit which would be a disaster for Ireland. And we reminded Mrs May that, in those circumstances, a unity referendum must be called as a matter of urgency.
As I told the taoiseach today, Irish unity is the ultimate contingency to protect our interests in the event of a crash Brexit.Continue reading...
|12/12/2018||Brexit in chaos as MPs trigger vote of no confidence in May||,,
At least 48 letters sent to chair of 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers
Conservative MPs have triggered a vote of no confidence in Theresa May, plunging the Brexit process into chaos as Tory colleagues indicated they no longer had faith in the prime minister to deliver the deal.
Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922 Committee, has received at least 48 letters from Conservative MPs calling for a vote of no confidence in May. Under party rules, a contest is triggered if 15% of Conservative MPs write to the chair of the committee of Tory backbenchers.Continue reading...
|12/12/2018||Theresa May to face no-confidence ballot by Tory MPs tonight as 48 letters go in||,,Theresa May could be removed from Downing Street tonight after a vote of no-confidence in her leadership was triggered by furious Tory MPs.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|12/12/2018||DUP MP Ian Paisley denies wrongdoing over fresh luxury holiday claims||,,Top DUP MP Ian Paisley has denied wrongdoing over claims his family enjoyed a free holiday in a luxury Maldives resort after he defended its government.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|12/12/2018||Labour’s Kate Osamor ‘sorry for emotional outbursts’ which led to frontbench resignation||,,Former Labour frontbencher Kate Osamor has apologised for the "emotional outbursts" towards a journalist which led to her resignation from the Shadow Cabinet.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|12/12/2018||Theresa May set to face confidence vote as Tory rebels claim to have hit 48 letters target||,,Theresa May could face a challenge to her leadership within hours after Tory Brexiteers claimed they had collected enough letters for a confidence vote.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|12/12/2018||Labour blasts soaring waiting times for 'treatable' illnesses under Tories||,,The number of patients on NHS waiting lists has shot up by over a million since the Conservatives came to power, Labour has said.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|12/12/2018||Former Lib Dem peer quits House of Lords over sexual harassment claims||,,An ex-Lib Dem peer who was facing a record ban from the House of Lords over sexual harassment allegations dramatically quit the Upper Chamber last night.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|12/12/2018||How one man’s story exposes the myths behind our migration stereotypes | Aditya Chakrabortty||,,Robert, a Romanian law graduate, didn’t come to the UK to undercut wages. But he ended up in insecure low-paid work
Amid all the true-blue backbench blowhards and armchair pundits who will occupy the airwaves this Brexit week, one thing is guaranteed: you won’t hear a word from Robert. Why should you? He commands neither power nor status. He has hardly any money either. And yet he is crucial to this debate, because it is people like him that Brexit Britain wants to shut out.
Robert is a migrant, under a prime minister who keeps trying and failing to impose an arbitrary cap on migrants to this country. Born in Timişoara, Romania, he now lives in a democracy that barely batted an eyelid when Nigel Farage said it was OK to be worried about Romanian neighbours. And Robert gets all the brickbats hurled at foreigners down the ages – that he’s only here to take your jobs and claim your benefits (at one and the same time, mystifyingly), to undercut your wages and give nothing back.Continue reading...
|12/12/2018||EXCL: Ministers under fire after UK allows £2.5m of spy equipment sales to Saudi government||,,Ministers approved the sale of more than £2.5million-worth of snooping equipment to Saudi Arabia in the past year despite concerns over its human rights record, PoliticsHome can reveal.||www.politicshome.com||Visit...|
|11/12/2018||Theresa May’s Brexit desperation tour||,,The EU wants to help, says Council President Donald Tusk, 'the question is how.'||www.politico.eu||Visit...|
|11/12/2018||'We have already stepped up the no-deal preparations' says Theresa May – video||,,
After Theresa May's decision to postpone the vote on Tuesday on her Brexit deal it appears preparations for a no-deal scenario are gathering momentum. The prime minister said the government has 'already stepped up' preparations for a no-deal BrexitContinue reading...
|11/12/2018||May’s leadership under threat as Tory MPs mobilise against her||,,
Prime minister’s critics lobby for no-confidence vote amid anger over her handling of Brexit deal
Theresa May’s grip on power appears to be slipping as speculation grows at Westminster that she could face a vote of no confidence from Tory MPs exasperated at her last-minute decision to pull the meaningful vote.
While the prime minister took a whistlestop tour of European capitals on Tuesday in an effort to win fresh concessions from EU leaders, MPs were lobbying colleagues to submit letters of no confidence in her leadership to Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922 Committee of backbenchers.Continue reading...
|11/12/2018||Labour keeps open possibility of December no-confidence vote||,,
Shadow minister said May’s statement to MPs on Monday will be critical moment
Labour has not ruled out tabling a motion of no confidence in the government before Christmas if the prime minister fails to bring her Brexit deal back to the House of Commons for a vote.
Tuesday’s weekly meeting of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet saw a lively discussion about the best parliamentary tactics in the wake of the prime minister’s shock decision to delay the meaningful vote, the Guardian understands.Continue reading...
|11/12/2018||Theresa May struggles with freedom of movement in a child-proof limo | John Crace||,,
In Brussels, the prime minister was rather wishing the car door had never opened
While the prime minister kept Angela Merkel waiting for 30 seconds as she struggled with the child lock on her limo in Berlin, back home her ministers were left to pick up the pieces of her decision to unilaterally pull the vote on her Brexit deal. Phones that were normally on 24/7 were switched off.Continue reading...
|11/12/2018||Steve Bell on the German chancellor's refusal to reopen the Brexit deal – cartoon||,,Continue reading...||www.theguardian.com||Visit...|
|11/12/2018||The Guardian view on MPs and Brexit: parliament must decide | Editorial||,,If the sovereignty of parliament is to mean anything, it must mean that the House of Commons has to vote soon on Theresa May’s Brexit deal
Britain’s raging argument about Brexit is increasingly morphing into a contest about more issues than just this country’s relationship with the European Union. It is also turning into a contest about the relationship between two sources of democratic power – referendums and parliament. Referendums claim to elevate the people’s will over parliament, which is expected to defer indefinitely and in detail. Yet Britain’s historic constitutional doctrine, still bred in the bone of most MPs, has traditionally been that parliament is sovereign.
The Victorian jurist AV Dicey argued long ago that parliament “has the right to make or unmake any law whatever” and that “no person or body is recognised by the law … as having the right to override or set aside the legislation of parliament”. Much has changed in the laws of Britain since Dicey, including human rights legislation, devolution and Britain’s 45-year membership of what is now the EU. Nevertheless the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty that he set out remains a guiding and established principle for the courts and for all parties and MPs, whether they are remainers or leavers.Continue reading...
|11/12/2018||Brexit: Theresa May says EU leaders 'determined' to solve Irish border issue||,,Theresa May says there is a "shared determination" to solve the Irish border problem after talks.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/12/2018||Brexit: A guide to where we are||,,Theresa May has agreed a draft Brexit deal with Brussels. What happens now?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/12/2018||All you need to know about Brexit||,,A guide to plans for the UK to leave the European Union, following the 2016 referendum.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/12/2018||Theresa May to meet Leo Varadkar in Dublin Wednesday||,,British PM seeks 'additional assurances' from the EU on the Irish backstop part of the Brexit deal.||www.politico.eu||Visit...|
|11/12/2018||Guys, it’s 108 shopping days till Brexit, and we’re grabbing maces | Marina Hyde||,,
A cancelled vote, a nearly nicked shiny thing – Monday’s debacle was a tour de force in parliamentary faffing
I wonder if a female MP will ever grab the mace, as Labour’s Lloyd Russell-Moyle did on Monday night? Guys, I’m kidding. Of course I don’t wonder that. Grabbing the mace is the parliamentary equivalent of buying a used Boxster and getting a Route 66 tattoo. In my lifetime, the only three persons who have grabbed the mace are cordite-sniffer John McDonnell, this new starlet Russell-Moyle and Michael Heseltine. Draw your own conclusions.
I know Heseltine’s reputation is now so rose-tinted that it has even survived an attempted alsatian-killing, but before he was everyone’s favourite canicidal maniac, he was a serial diva. Even when apparently principled, Heseltine’s embarrassing flounces were the mood music of childhood for political nerds like me. There was the cabinet walkout during Westland – very Downing Street’s Drag Race – then walking off the news because the Belgrano whistleblower was on it with him; then the mace-waving that got him his Tarzan nickname. Face it: grabbing the mace is the ultimate dick move. Welcome to the pantheon, Lloyd! Or the mantheon, whatever.Continue reading...
|11/12/2018||Irish PM: UK has ‘option’ to stop or delay Brexit||,,The Irish prime minister said he did not believe there was a majority in the UK for a no-deal Brexit.||www.politico.eu||Visit...|
|11/12/2018||I’m proud I grabbed the parliamentary mace. Here’s why | Lloyd Russell-Moyle||,,The rod represents parliament’s authority – which the government made a mockery of by delaying the Brexit vote
Our country has arrived at a moment of profound political significance. For some time, the prime minister knew her deal would not pass in parliament, and all along she has mocked members of all parties with her blathering blandishments. A good deal. The only deal. A deal that is in the national interest.
Even behind closed doors, Theresa May’s government has excluded MPs – including successive Brexit secretaries – from the details of the negotiations.Continue reading...
|11/12/2018||The labour market is thriving – but rates won't be rising just yet | Larry Elliott||,,
Despite high employment levels and good pay growth, Brexit uncertainty will weigh heavily on the economy for some time
Employment is at record levels. Firms are struggling to hire workers. Pay growth is back to levels last seen before the financial crisis of a decade ago. So what does the Bank of England do?
In normal circumstances, it would be a no-brainer. Some members of Threadneedle Street’s monetary policy committee would already be voting for an increase in borrowing costs and the City would be assuming action from the Bank in February. After all, at 0.75%, official rates are extremely low by historic standards.Continue reading...
|11/12/2018||Juncker on Brexit: 'Withdrawal agreement will not be reopened' – video||,,
Jean-Claude Juncker, the European commission president, says there is 'no room whatsoever' to renegotiate the Brexit deal. The message from Brussels to Theresa May comes as the prime minister returns to Europe on a frantic round of diplomacy in an attempt to reopen talksContinue reading...
|11/12/2018||Theresa May gets locked inside her car as she arrives to meet Angela Merkel - video||,,
As the prime minister arrives in Berlin for talks with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, she experiences some difficulty getting out of her car. During the referendum campaign in 2016. Michael Gove, the environment secretary who was then a leader of the Vote Leave campaign, warned that if the UK stayed in the EU, we would be like 'hostages locked in the back of the car'.Continue reading...
|11/12/2018||Brexit: what can May hope to achieve in her dash to the continent?||,,
Some clues as to how the government intends to satisfy MPs’ demands for EU assurances on the backstop
Despite the calls emanating from parliament for Theresa May’s deal to be ripped up, gutted or trashed altogether, it is largely agreed in Downing Street and Brussels that the prime minister will not be able to reopen the text of the withdrawal agreement.
The European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, is instead offering “clarification and interpretation” of the terms of the deal and, in particular, the backstop solution for avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland.Continue reading...
|11/12/2018||In charts - what could happen after Brexit vote?||,,Five scenarios that could happen if MPs do eventually reject the deal.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/12/2018||UK minister: EU parliament could have annual vote on Brexit arrangements||,,Commons leader Andrea Leadsom said the UK prime minister is seeking democratic 'legitimacy' for the Brexit deal.||www.politico.eu||Visit...|
|11/12/2018||Q&A: The Irish border backstop||,,BBC News NI assesses the current position on the Irish border and Brexit.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/12/2018||‘What's happened to you?': EU27 diplomats watch UK tie itself in Brexit knots||,,
Mixture of despair, frustration and even resentment pervades diplomatic corps in London
European diplomats in London watching the government’s Brexit agony have conveyed a mixture of despair, and almost ghoulish fascination, at the state of British politics, with one saying it is as melodramatic as a telenovela, full of subplots, intrigue, tragedy and betrayal.Continue reading...
|11/12/2018||Jean-Claude Juncker: EU won’t renegotiate Brexit deal||,,The Commission president repeated that the Brexit deal was 'the only deal possible.'||www.politico.eu||Visit...|
|11/12/2018||Nicola Sturgeon demands end to Theresa May’s Brexit ‘shambles’||,,Scottish first minister calls for end to 'posturing' from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.||www.politico.eu||Visit...|
|10/12/2018||Theresa May delays Brexit vote, heads to Continent||,,The British prime minister ducked an immediate defeat but can't avoid the coming crisis.||www.politico.eu||Visit...|
|10/12/2018||'Put it back!': Labour MP grabs the mace during parliament – video||,,
The extraordinary moment Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle picks up the mace and walks it over the line during proceedings in the House of Commons. The parliamentary mace symbolises royal authority,; without it the House cannot meet or pass laws. Tory MPs could be heard calling for him to expelled and he was asked to withdraw from the chamber immediatelyContinue reading...
|10/12/2018||Theresa May calls off MPs' vote on her Brexit deal||,,The EU insists it will "not renegotiate" after Theresa May says she needs time to ask for changes.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|10/12/2018||Brexit ruling: UK can cancel decision, EU court says||,,The European Court of Justice rules that the UK can cancel Brexit without the consent of the other EU states.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|10/12/2018||Sir John Major: Unionists opposing backstop 'ignorant'||,,Sir John Major made the remarks as the planned vote on the Brexit deal was called off.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|10/12/2018||Theresa May says she would have lost Brexit vote by 'significant margin' – video||,,
Theresa May has delayed the vote on her Brexit deal, telling MPs that it was clear that she would have lost. Speaking in the House of Commons, she said she felt there were concerns about the Irish backstop proposals among MPs. A new vote date has not been setContinue reading...
|10/12/2018||Brexit: What happens next?||,,No deal, no Brexit or a general election are all still possible outcomes.||www.politico.eu||Visit...|
|10/12/2018||Brexit chaos: what happens next?||,,
Postponement of House of Commons vote further delays PM’s moment of truth
Facing what she conceded to the House of Commons was expected to be a “significant” loss when her Brexit deal was put to MPs, Theresa May has instead postponed Tuesday evening’s vote.Continue reading...
|09/12/2018||'We are the British patriots': Lord Heseltine at People's Vote rally – video||,,
The former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine spoke at a rally calling for a second Brexit referendum ahead of Tuesday's crunch Commons vote on May's deal. Addressing the crowd on Sunday in London, Lord Heseltine said it was the Brexiters "who seek to belittle us, to undermine our influence, to slam windows, close doors with unrealistic claims of freedom and the delusions of sovereignty".Continue reading...
|09/12/2018||Parliament to vote on May's Brexit deal: what happens next?||,,
The likely scenarios around Tuesday’s vote and what each could mean for the PM
Theresa May is facing the reckoning of her premiership on Tuesday, when she is expected to put her negotiated Brexit deal in front of her mutinous MPs. Here’s what could happen in that fraught 24 hours.Continue reading...
|09/12/2018||Protesters rally against Tommy Robinson-led 'Brexit Betrayal' march in London – video report||,,
Metropolitan police have imposed restrictions on freedom of assembly around Westminster over fears of a violent confrontation between opposing demonstrations. The 'Brexit Betrayal' march, led by the far-right activist Tommy Robinson, started in Park Lane, while anti-racist groups gathered in a counter-protest in Portland Place. Both demonstrations headed towards WhitehallContinue reading...
|09/12/2018||Theresa May's Brexit deal is 'huge step into unknown', MPs say||,,A committee of MPs has criticised the PM's plan for failing to offer clarity about the future.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|07/12/2018||Brexit: Still time to persuade MPs to back deal, says Matt Hancock||,,Ministers tour UK to sell PM's deal ahead of vote as Brexiteers say compromise bid is "meaningless".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|07/12/2018||No-deal Brexit: Disruption at Dover 'could last six months'||,,Fresh government warnings about Channel ports are dismissed as "Project Fear" by Tory rebels.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|07/12/2018||Brexit: Lib Dems to make Commons bid for another referendum||,,But the People's Vote campaign says attempt to legislate for another referendum is premature.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|07/12/2018||Brexit: Leave Means Leave campaign prepares for another referendum||,,Leave Means Leave chief says "we will win, and win bigger" if there is another Brexit vote.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|07/12/2018||Why I support the People’s Vote Campaign: Love and Legislation||,,
I have three big reasons why I support the People’s Vote Campaign. Love, Legislation and Lies
I never thought much about loving being part of the EU before the Referendum was announced. I knew I appreciated the rights it afforded me but it was part of the background of my life, not something I paid much attention to. It wasn’t until the run up to the Referendum when Leave started pulling ahead that I suddenly took notice. It was when I was about to lose this part of my identity that I suddenly realised how much I had loved it.
The EU is not just a group of countries getting together to prevent another war, or because it is mutually advantageous. It has also been building the bonds of friendship & affection between the people in those countries. My friends in London are Italian, Greek, Spanish and French. Countless British people have fallen in love with Europeans and had children.
When I travelled to continental Europe some months later, no one reacted to Brexit with anger or fear for their countries. It was with sadness and sorrow. They feel sorry for us to be losing the many advantages of membership and they are sad we are leaving because they like us.
One of the most poignant moments for me during the referendum campaign was the night before the vote when capital cities across the EU lit up their building in British flags. I’m still emotional when I think of it. I just wish I had realised how much it meant to me to be part of this group before then.
|06/12/2018||DUP's Ian Paisley compares Brexit vote to 'hanging'||,,The DUP MP was responding to the PM's assertion that there can be no deal without the NI backstop.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|06/12/2018||Brexit: Senior Tory suggests vote could be delayed||,,Sir Graham Brady "would welcome" a delay in the Brexit vote if it would help resolve MPs' concerns.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|06/12/2018||Brexit: ITV scraps plans for TV debate between leaders||,,The channel had invited Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to go head-to-head in a debate on Sunday.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|06/12/2018||Why my MP should support a People's Vote||,,
I think there are three reasons why my MP should support a People’s Vote and Britain’s continued membership of the European Union.
First, I think there are good reasons to invalidate the 2016 referendum. There was no specific proposal to vote on, so it wasn’t clear exactly what was being proposed and the ‘Leave’ campaign were able to promise different and incompatible things to
These divisions will only deepen if there is not a People's Vote.
|06/12/2018||The Conservative Party's history with Europe||,,
I have been studying the history of the Conservative Party and its attitude to the European Union and it is fascinating.
|06/12/2018||Philip Hammond says idea of renegotiating Brexit deal is 'a delusion' – video||,,
The chancellor has ruled out 11th-hour changes to May's Brexit deal with the EU. Philip Hammond told MPs there was no alternative offer that could be reached. He also said he did not believe the UK could afford the economic costs of a no-deal BrexitContinue reading...
|06/12/2018||Brexit: Theresa May 'looking at MPs' role on backstop'||,,Theresa May tells the BBC she is "talking to colleagues" about their concerns over her Brexit deal.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|06/12/2018||Brexit vote: how many Tories will rebel and what happens next?||,,
If whips keep the rebellion to less than 50, a big defeat starts to look like a moral victory
With five days to go until the Commons votes on the Brexit deal, No 10 is using both softly-softly and strong-arm tactics to try to win support from MPs.Continue reading...
|05/12/2018||Brexit: Legal advice warns of Irish border 'stalemate'||,,It says the Northern Ireland backstop plan could lead to years of "protracted negotiations" with the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|05/12/2018||Liam Fox claims MPs are trying to ‘steal Brexit from the British people’ – video||,,
The international trade secretary, speaking at a Commons committee on Tuesday, said the ‘natural remain majority’ of the House of Commons could lead to a ‘democratic affront’Continue reading...
|05/12/2018||Reality Check: Legal advice on the Brexit deal||,,Chris Morris highlights some of the key points in the legal advice on the Withdrawal Agreement.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|05/12/2018||How your MP voted on contempt motion||,,The government has been found to have been in contempt of parliament. See how your MP voted.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|05/12/2018||The problem with the New World Order that Brexiteers desire||,,
Recently, Brexiteers such as Jacob Rees-Mogg have described the post-war capitalist system in Europe, including Britain, as a “failed model”. In my view this model is far from perfect but has delivered peace and prosperity on a scale that has never been achieved before anywhere in the world.
|05/12/2018||Brexit: What will happen if MPs reject Theresa May's deal?||,,Eight possible scenarios if Theresa May can't get her EU withdrawal deal through Parliament.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|05/12/2018||MPs may try to steal Brexit from British people - Liam Fox||,,The international trade secretary says it would be a "democratic affront" if MPs stop Brexit.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|05/12/2018||Theresa May suffers three Brexit defeats in Commons||,,Ministers lose votes on legal advice and role of MPs as PM insists EU deal is "honourable compromise".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/12/2018||What does Dominic Grieve's amendment mean for Brexit?||,,
Giving MPs more say could raise chances of a people’s vote, but is bad for Theresa May
Dominic Grieve has been at the forefront of efforts to ensure that MPs have a say in what happens next if Theresa May’s Brexit deal is rejected by MPs in the meaningful vote on 11 December.Continue reading...
|04/12/2018||What happens next if Theresa May's Brexit deal is voted down?||,,
We examine the possible scenarios, from a snap election to a second referendum
After taking her Brexit deal on a round-Britain roadshow last week, Theresa May is spending much of the next few days holding face-to-face meetings with her MPs in an attempt to persuade them to support it in the meaningful vote on 11 December.
But with the parliamentary arithmetic looking bleak, just about everyone in Westminster is busy looking beyond next Tuesday – and puzzling over what will happen next.Continue reading...
|04/12/2018||Article 50: Law officer says UK can cancel Brexit||,,The non-binding opinion was delivered by an advocate general of the European Court of Justice.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/12/2018||Can the UK get an extension on Brexit?||,,
Delaying Britain’s exit from the EU is one possibility – others include revoking article 50, or simply rejoining
In the stormy Westminster debate on Brexit, one idea that is gaining ground each day is that the UK should seek to delay its departure from the EU. The SNP is only the latest to call for extra time: the party said on Monday it wanted an extension of article 50 beyond March 2019 so that the government could “go back and negotiate a better deal”.
The shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, thinks the EU and the government could be persuaded to extend article 50 if MPs reject Theresa May’s deal on 11 December. Meanwhile, prominent supporters of a second referendum, such as the Conservative former cabinet minister Justine Greening, think the exit clause could be extended until the end of July 2019 to allow time for another vote.Continue reading...
|04/12/2018||Brexit vote: Will MPs back PMs deal in Commons?||,,MPs are set to decide whether to back Theresa May's deal. But, as Leila Nathoo explains, it's not going to be straightforward.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/12/2018||Brexit deal 'does not breach' Good Friday Agreement||,,Theresa May's deal does not affect the Good Friday Agreement "in any way", states government legal advice.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/12/2018||Brexit backstop plan is calculated risk - Geoffrey Cox||,,The attorney general defends the PM's Brexit deal as MPs bid to force him to publish his full legal advice.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/12/2018||Brexit: Gove warns of referendum if MPs don't back PM's deal||,,If MPs don't back the PM's Brexit deal there may be another EU referendum, he tells the BBC.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/11/2018||Brexit: Labour gets behind bid to stop 'no-deal'||,,Cross-party moves to neutralise the PM's warnings about a no-deal Brexit ahead of Commons vote.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|29/11/2018||Brexit: UK economy not ready for no deal, Mark Carney says||,,A transition period is needed to adapt to the departure from the EU, the Bank of England governor says.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|29/11/2018||Mark Carney: 'Britain not prepared for no-deal Brexit'||,,Bank of England governor Mark Carney says the UK is not ready for a no-deal Brexit.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/11/2018||The issues with trading on WTO rules||,,
Support in Parliament for the Brexiteers’ call to “crash out of the EU and trade on WTO rules” seems to be ebbing away. But this just reflects fears about short term inconveniences (such as stockpiling medicines) rather than a proper appreciation of the huge, and continuing, risks to the UK’s foreign trade. Commentators have failed to test the full implications of the Leavers’ proposals against the complex reality that would face the UK.
|28/11/2018||No plan - no mandate||,,
Leavers argue that Remainers don’t respect democracy. We argue Leavers never had an agreed Plan and the Government doesn’t have a mandate to conclude the Brexit deal.
London4Europe Committee member Michael Romberg sets out some ways to bring that message homewith a series of analogies which invalidate various Leave arguments that the vote has taken place and the ‘will of the people’ must be respected.
Picnic in the rain
Last night, my girlfriend and l decided to have a picnic today.
Today it is raining.
Farage says we must have the picnic – the will of the couple must be respected. Our only choice is umbrella or anorak.
Instead we went to a museum.
A trip to the cinema
A group of us decided to go together to see a film and to decide which one when we got to the cinema. We found that there was no one film that most of us wanted to see. So a majority now want to go out together for a meal in a restaurant.
Theresa May would tell us that we had to see a film, as that decision had already been taken.
If we followed her advice most of us would be unhappy and we might split up into separate groups.
Buying a house
You find your dream house – hurrah.
You have it surveyed and send the papers to a solicitor.
The surveyor finds the foundations sinking, dry rot in the attic. Your solicitor tells you the title deeds are full of gaps and unexpected obligations.
You would change your mind.
We have had over two years of news on Brexit. Nothing has turned out easy or as promised. It’s all been bad news. With those surveyors’ and lawyers’ reports, do we still have to go ahead?
|28/11/2018||European values and the People's Vote campaign - why I joined European Movement||,,
I wasn’t old enough to vote in the European Union referendum of 1975. I was fifteen. But I did know that I wanted Britain to remain in Europe, so I went down to the ‘Britain in Europe committee rooms and volunteered to help. They gave me a badge saying ‘Sovereignty: The whole of the illusion or a share of the reality’ and I wore it while I put hundreds of leaflets through doors. I was delighted when the referendum result was announced: Two to one in favour of ‘Remain’.
|28/11/2018||Reality Check||,,The government has published its forecasts on Brexit, so how do they work?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/11/2018||Labour, the Brexit vote. And what would they do next?||,,Where does Jeremy Corbyn's party stand if MPs vote against Theresa May's Brexit plan?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|27/11/2018||Brexit TV debate: commentators discuss possible line-up||,,Ex-No 10 communications chief Sir Craig Oliver and Telegraph associate editor Camilla Tominey discuss the possible line-up.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|26/11/2018||Will MPs back May's Brexit deal?||,,MPs on all sides of the House of Commons have expressed their concerns on the PM's plans.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|26/11/2018||Meet MPs bidding to vote down Brexit deal||,,Political editor Laura Kuenssberg meets MPs on all sides planning to vote down Theresa May's Brexit deal.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|26/11/2018||Lest we forget - why I joined the European Movement||,,
The case for a strong democratic Europe is compelling. Yet the vote for Brexit showed that we have failed to make it.
This is why, now more than ever, we need the European Movement. And it is why I have decided to join.
Being part of the EU has brought untold economic benefits to the UK. Where I live, in south Wales, you can scarcely move without bumping into a piece of infrastructure built with EU money: roads, railway stations, university campuses. Europe has invested in Wales when Westminster has ignored it.
There is a role for the European Movement in spelling out the economic benefits of the EU far more forcefully. It can also challenge national politicians when they let the bogeyman of “Europe” take the blame for their own policy failings. For too long the British disease has been blame someone else.
Then there are our rights. Brexit would mean an unprecedented loss of UK citizens’ rights. Another reason why I joined is that I want my children to have the same rights as I have had to travel freely across our wonderful continent, and to live and work in any one of 28 countries if they wish. I want my UK compatriots to continue enjoying the rights they get as EU citizens: in areas such as annual leave, maternity pay, limits on working hours, rights to compensation (eg airline delay). On the long list of Brexit swindles, one of the biggest is this: they take away our rights and call it “freedom”.
By requiring would-be members to meet stringent criteria before they can join, the EU has played a crucial role, often overlooked, in spreading and strengthening democracy in Europe.
|25/11/2018||Analysis: Macron's blunt Brexit warning to UK over fishing||,,The French president gives the UK a reminder of the difficulties ahead in Brexit negotiations.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/11/2018||Reality check||,,Chris Morris analyses the key points from the 585-page draft agreement between the UK and the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/11/2018||EU leaders agree UK's Brexit deal at Brussels summit||,,Theresa May says she agrees with EU officials that this "is the best and only deal possible".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/11/2018||Vaughan Thomas's perspective on Brexit||,,
Brexit is like a sulking teenager locking themselves in their room. And this time they may never ever come out!
|22/11/2018||Reality Check||,,Chris Morris picks out key passages from the draft political declaration on the EU and UK's future relationship.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|22/11/2018||Brexit blind dates: Johnson and Whelan||,,What happens when two strong-minded individuals from opposite sides of the Brexit debate sit down for dinner?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|21/11/2018||The Case for a People's Vote||,,
We read daily of what leaving the EU will mean, could mean, might mean, probably mean such as:
-The loss of rights such as EHIC cards, visa free travel, the Erasmus student exchange programme, pet passports.
-The concerns of businesses about loss of markets, hold ups at borders, impacts to supply chains, more red tape.
-The ability of the NHS to fill its thousands of nursing and clinical vacancies.
The impact to farmers and growers of a shortage of seasonal workers.
-The loss of participation and influence in the direction of the many agencies that make food, medicines, chemicals and aviation safe.
-The loss of EU grants and access to the many joint projects and programmes that bring the best of Europe together in fields of science and research
|20/11/2018||In full: Nicola Sturgeon interview with Laura Kuenssberg on Brexit||,,SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says she wants to form a "coalition of opposition" to Theresa May's Brexit plans with Labour and other parties, ahead of a vote of MPs at Westminster.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|19/11/2018||Brexit: Jargon-busting guide to the key terms||,,Use our search to find out what the key terms and jargon mean.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|19/11/2018||Theresa May addresses CBI on Brexit and trade deals||,,The prime minister opens her speech to the CBI conference in London talking about Brexit and new immigration rules in the UK.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|19/11/2018||Brexit vote: Can May learn from Heath's Parliamentary tactics?||,,Ted Heath was persuaded to give his MPs a free vote on Europe in 1971 - could Theresa May do the same?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|18/11/2018||How could May turmoil affect Brexit?||,,As the drama continues in Westminster, we look at the possible scenarios for Mrs May and her deal.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|16/11/2018||Profile of the new Brexit Secretary||,,The 46-year old former banking executive is known as a loyal technocrat able to get things done.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|15/11/2018||Brexit: BBC correspondents on the draft deal||,,BBC and correspondents unpick the detail in the government's withdrawal agreement documents.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|15/11/2018||Brexit video explainers||,,BBC correspondents on the background, jargon, (and some of the) questions and answers as the UK prepares to leave the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|15/11/2018||Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'Negotiations give away on all key points'||,,Prominent Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg speaks to reporters about the prime minister's draft deal.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|15/11/2018||Raab: 'Major and fatal flaws' in PM's plan||,,Dominic Raab, who has resigned as Brexit secretary, says a change of course on Brexit is needed.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|15/11/2018||Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn reaction to Theresa May deal update||,,After Theresa May updates MPs on her Brexit deal, the Labour leader says it is a "leap into the dark" and fails his party's six tests.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/11/2018||'Referendum at some point' predicts Brown||,,The British people "have got a right to have the final say" on the UK's relations with the EU, says former prime minister Gordon Brown.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|12/11/2018||Brexit: What is a 'meaningful vote'?||,,What is a meaningful vote? Could there be another Brexit referendum? Carolyn Quinn has been speaking to the Commons Library's legal expert||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/11/2018||100 Years on – the End of Part One of the Thirty Years War||,,
Today, Europe commemorates the end of the First World War with the signing of the Armistice in the woods of Compiegne. But the flawed peace Treaty of Versailles the following year did not end the war – tragically, it merely set the stage for Part Two to start in 1939.
|07/11/2018||Weber v Stubb: Will one of these men lead the EU?||,,Europe's centre-right parties decide who they want to run the European Commission, Alexander Stubb or Manfred Weber.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|06/11/2018||Reality Check: What are EU countries doing to prepare for a no-deal Brexit?||,,The French parliament is debating preparedness for a no-deal Brexit - what are other countries doing?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|05/11/2018||Reality Check: Free trade agreements explained||,,Confused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/11/2018||Andrew Maxwell on Irish view of UK leaving the EU||,,British-Irish relations are "a valve that flows in one direction" with Irish people consuming UK media and so they follow the Brexit arguments from both sides, says Andrew Maxwell.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|02/11/2018||We're Stopping Brexit||,,
"About a year ago I was asked to start the Wandsworth Branch of the European Movement (EMW). Our goal is to stop Brexit, which causes one or two raised eyebrows. “Well, good luck!” people say with a smirk.
The thing is – I can’t just sit and watch while this wonderful country self-destructs. The UK is truly amazing and it is so sad to see evil forces creating conflicts and destruction. We can’t let a few loudmouths control the agenda and leave this country in ruins. I want to say “Well, at least I tried,” when my grandchildren ask what I did to stop Brexit.
When EM Wandsworth started a year ago we had two big projects. One was a campaign group working in the community and the another group was survey among local businesses and other employers in Wandsworth about their views on the future after Brexit.
The Brexit Audit shows businesses concerns
This has proved to be the pilot of the Business Survey which is now being conducted all over the country.
The Brexitometer – a visual genius
We hand out postcards with the message to stop Brexit – or at least get a People’s Vote – for people to send to their MPs.
700,000 out on the streets
|31/10/2018||Why I, as an EU citizen, want a People’s Vote – and why I decided to join the team making it happen||,,
"When I first moved to Britain from the United States four years ago, I only intended on staying for a year to attend drama school. But I quickly found myself falling in love with so many things about my adopted country- the British sense of humour, the NHS (as someone who grew up in America, I know the importance of Universal Healthcare), and of course, Bake Off.
|31/10/2018||Why I became a European Movement Member||,,
"I have joined European Movement for two key reasons. First our future is strengthened through connectivity with our neighbours. To break these off is socio-economic and political folly; it’s also bad manners to cut our selves off from allies and neighbours. We are erecting a virtual ugly fence around our island in response to a fear that too many immigrants are entering the country and that Brussels has undue power. The Brexit referendum comprised a series of slogans to support this dismal and ignorant argument. There has been no deliberative process to support Brexit and the Labour Party has shirked its responsibilities to raise the debate. Corbyn’s absence from a defence of the EU means we are left with Kenneth Baker valiantly attempting to offer one. Any organisation seeking to introduce serious discussion on Brexit has my enthusiastic support.
|31/10/2018||Why I joined the European Movement||,,
"I was asked, so I clicked and joined. Easy! I'm suddenly part of something momentous which I hope will change the future for Britain.
|30/10/2018||Brexit: What is the Norway model?||,,The UK prime minister is in Norway and Brexit is bound to come up.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|26/10/2018||Brexit and the booming British strawberry||,,British berry growers have expanded rapidly on the back of cheap EU labour but the good times could soon be over.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/10/2018||Reality Check: The transition period explained||,,Confused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|19/10/2018||EU rules into UK law: How's that going?||,,A deep dive into the process of converting EU laws on everything from dog fur to flag days into UK law in time for Brexit day.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|17/10/2018||Reality Check: The backstop explained||,,Confused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|11/10/2018||When you're marrying a German - five months after Brexit||,,For Britons in the EU, life post-Brexit is anything but certain||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/09/2018||What is a 'Canada-style' trade deal?||,,Could the Canada-EU trade deal be a model for the UK's relationship with the EU after Brexit?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/09/2018||Reality Check||,,Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer has outlined how his party will react to any Brexit deal.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|24/09/2018||Brexit: What happens next?||,,With Brexit talks in deadlock, what might happen between now and the official departure day next March?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|17/09/2018||Brexit: What do French people think?||,,Divorce settlements and racing off a cliff are just some of the ways the French media has given its views on Brexit.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|17/09/2018||Churchill – a 'founding father’ of the European Union – would vote to Remain||,,
Winston Churchill has often been voted the most important/influential Briton ever. I was surprised to read claims that Churchill was a Eurosceptic, so I read through all his four great “European” speeches from 1946 to 1949. They were carefully prepared as a historic record of his views, delivered at grand events amidst great ceremony and designed to achieve impact: they did.
|21/08/2018||Barry Gardiner warns of civil disobedience if there's another EU referendum||,,The shadow trade secretary says another EU referendum could lead to civil disobedience.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|27/07/2018||Hard Brexit. Soft Brexit. No Deal. What does Brexit mean?||,,Why do so many people talk about a 'hard Brexit' and a 'soft Brexit'? And what do they mean?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|26/07/2018||'People always think I'm British'||,,An EU citizen who lived in the UK for 40 years fears she will not able to return home after Brexit.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|19/07/2018||At-a-glance: The UK's four Brexit options||,,A guide to the four possible scenarios for the UK's future relationship with the European Union.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|15/07/2018||Donald Trump: Theresa May on the president's EU advice||,,Theresa May reveals what President Trump suggested she should do when dealing with the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|05/07/2018||Campaign launch for ‘business and jobs’ amendments to Trade and Customs Bills is direct challenge to Chequer’s ‘Third Way’||,,
As the Prime Minister is set to encourage her Cabinet to back a complex new arrangement on post-Brexit customs, a cross-party group of MPs are increasingly confident they can deliver victory for amendments to key Government legislation that would instead offer business the certainty of remaining in a customs union with the European Union. The amendments have been tabled by MPs from across the House of Commons, including nine Conservatives.
|04/07/2018||Reality Check: Fishing after Brexit - sink or swim?||,,BBC Reality Check looks at the government's promise of taking back control of UK fishing waters.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|25/06/2018||What will Brexit mean for expat dogs?||,,Rocky and his Scottish owners live in Spain, but it's unclear what happens after the UK leaves the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|15/06/2018||McFadden – Government’s Brexit red lines could make people in West Midlands less safe||,,
The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has today published a report warning that “if the UK fails to reach a satisfactory Brexit deal or leaves the EU without any deal at all, the UK risks falling off a ‘cliff-edge’ in terms of certain security and UK-EU policing cooperation.”
|13/06/2018||Kyle – Comments by CBI President show Brexit poses "existential threat" to UK automotive sector||,,
Paul Drechsler, the President of the CBI, warned today that UK car firms could face extinction if the UK leaves the EU Customs Union, and also said there was "zero evidence" that trade deals outside the EU would provide any economic benefit to Britain.
|12/06/2018||Umunna – Government limping through votes by making big concessions||,,
The Government was forced to offer concessions to potential Conservative rebels today in order to stave off defeat on the so-called 'meaningful vote' amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill.
|12/06/2018||Umunna – Lee resignation “hugely significant moment” for People’s Vote campaign||,,
Dr Phillip Lee MP has resigned from the Government over Brexit and said any final Brexit deal “should go to the people, once again, for their confirmation”.
|11/06/2018||McGovern – TSSA backing a People’s Vote a “massive moment” for the campaign||,,
The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA), a transport trade union affiliated to the Labour Party, today voted in favour of supporting a People’s Vote on Brexit at their annual conference.
|11/06/2018||The Case for a People's Vote||,,
People are changing their minds about Brexit. The latest polls since June 2016 now show a solid lead for those in favour of a Peoples Vote on the terms of a Brexit deal and for staying in the European Union (EU).
|10/06/2018||Kyle – Russia allegation “emphasises the need for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal”||,,
It has been reported Leave.EU campaign backers frequently met officials from the Russian embassy.
|10/06/2018||Leslie – £29bn cost of leaving Europe’s economic area||,,
The decision by Labour’s frontbench to vote to only stay in the Customs Union but not in the European economic area could cost the UK £29 billion a year and more than 300,000 jobs by 2030.
|08/06/2018||Streeting – Boris Johnson detests the Chancellor “because he tells the truth” about Brexit||,,
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has today delivered a ‘reality check’ to Brexit advocates stating, in Germany, that “we will have to give up some of the advantages of [EU] membership”.
|08/06/2018||Rupa Huq – Brexit meltdown “is only getting worse”||,,
The CBI have downgraded their forecast for economic growth for 2018 and warned that “risks remain … skewed to the downside. In particular a more disorderly outcome to EU negotiations”.
|07/06/2018||Murray – Boris Johnson is utterly shameless||,,
BuzzFeed News has obtained a leaked audio recording of Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, admitting that the UK may well end up with a Brexit deal that is “far worse” than what Brexit supporters had hoped for.
|07/06/2018||Huq – Theresa May is right: Brexit is "a choice between the unacceptable and the unpalatable"||,,
In a letter to Conservative MPs this evening, the Prime Minister has claimed the choice facing the UK on Brexit is between “the unacceptable” and “the unpalatable”.
|07/06/2018||Sharma – Number of people who think Brexit going well now comparable to number who think global warming is a hoax||,,
New polling by YouGov suggests just 10% of the UK public think Brexit is going well, with 73% thinking it’s going badly. That includes 70% of Leave voters.
|07/06/2018||Umunna – Shambles of Brexit means Alan Duncan right to back a People’s Vote||,,
The Foreign Office Minister and Deputy to Boris Johnson, Alan Duncan MP, has thrown the Government’s opposition to a People’s Vote into confusion after reportedly agreeing today that there could be a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal negotiated by the Government.
|07/06/2018||Leslie – New backstop proposal “would be laughable if it weren’t so serious”||,,
The Government has published a new proposal for the so-called ‘backstop’ option for the Northern Ireland border, after a morning of tense talks between Theresa May and David Davis.
|07/06/2018||Streeting – “Sadiq Khan is right to back cross-party amendments on EU Withdrawal Bill”||,,
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called on MPs to back cross-party amendments to the Government’s Withdrawal Bill when it is debated next week in the House of Commons.
|07/06/2018||Angela Smith – “Mistake of historic proportions for Labour to back hard Brexit”||,,
It has been confirmed this morning that MPs will debate amendments on the Withdrawal Bill next Tuesday and Wednesday.
|07/06/2018||Kyle – David Davis reportedly on verge of quitting shows how badly Brexit negotiations are going||,,
There is reportedly more uncertainty today about whether or not the Brexit Secretary, David Davis, will resign over disagreements relating to the Government’s plans for the Northern Ireland so-called ‘backstop’ proposal.
|06/06/2018||Murray – Squabble between May and Davis is battle of the baldies over a comb||,,
Speculation has grown throughout the day that David Davis and Number 10 are locked in a fight over the so-called “backstop” on the Irish border.
|06/06/2018||Creasy – PM’s failure to confirm publication date of promised Brexit White Paper creates “unprecedented” situation||,,
At Prime Minister’s Questions today, Theresa May failed to say when her Government’s promised ‘Brexit White Paper’ would be published.
|04/06/2018||Andrew Lloyd Webber says House of Lords wrong on Brexit||,,Andrew Lloyd Webber says he thinks the House of Lords is wrong to "vote against the will of the people".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|18/05/2018||The Will of the People is to Remain in the EU||,,
One month ago, the major pro-Europe organisations came together to launch the single combined campaign, “People’s Vote”, i.e. for the British people to have a vote on the final Brexit deal to be proposed by the Government.
|23/04/2018||Brexit: Five steps to understanding the EU customs union||,,The government says the UK will quit the EU customs union after Brexit. But what does that actually mean?||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|03/04/2018||Brexit in a year? Probably not||,,
In less than a year, Britain goes over the cliff edge of departing from the EU – with a 'transition' to unknown arrangements. If regrets set in afterwards, it will be too late as we will have to re-apply under Article 49 - just as any other applicant. When those `unknown arrangements’ become somewhat clearer during negotiations this summer, “the people” may well look at the implications and decide for themselves whether they want to proceed over the cliff.
|14/03/2018||The latest Brexit blind alley: “mutual recognition” and “equivalence”||,,
It is becoming increasingly clear that while Theresa May’s Mansion House speech may have applied some sticking plaster on the gaping wounds within the Conservative government, it fails to address vital issues on which it simply offers more unrealistic fudge.
|02/03/2018||In full: May's Brexit speech||,,Access to the EU market will be "less than it is now" says the PM outlining new details in the government's position over Brexit.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|28/02/2018||In full: Sir John Major's interview with Laura Kuenssberg||,,Sir John Major talks to the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg about his call for MPs to be given a free vote on Brexit and criticism of Theresa May's negotiating strategy.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|08/02/2018||The activists who are still fighting Brexit||,,Meet four people who have dedicated their lives to keeping the UK in the EU.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|26/01/2018||Ken Clarke: We should stay in the customs union||,,The public did not vote to leave the single market and customs union, says Mr Clarke.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|24/01/2018||David Cameron: Brexit's 'less bad than we thought'||,,The former prime minister was caught on camera at the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|04/01/2018||Lord Owen: Brexit can be a positive story||,,The former British Foreign Secretary argues Britain needs to make a success of Brexit.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/12/2017||Brexit-supporting students getting abuse on campus||,,Three university students speak about how they have been treated on campus.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|08/12/2017||DUP leader Arlene Foster welcomes Brexit deal||,,DUP leader Arlene Foster says substantive changes to proposed text for a deal with the EU were made.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|30/11/2017||Brexit: The Irish border bridge where stakes are high||,,The villages of Belcoo, in Northern Ireland, and Blacklion, in the Republic of Ireland, think of themselves as one community.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|14/09/2017||Ringo Starr says people voted for Brexit so "get on with it"||,,Brexit-backing former Beatle Ringo Starr says the "people voted" and the government "have to get on with it".||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|
|17/07/2017||The trick to getting what you want: Negotiating tips from the experts||,,As the second round of Brexit negotiations looms, BBC World Service asked three experts how you go about getting what want.||www.bbc.co.uk||Visit...|