Downing Street prepares Brexit referendum document claiming it would take longer than a year to organise

Downing Street drew up a paper setting out the potential timescale for a Final Say referendum on Brexit. The document’s existence emerged after Theresa May used it in meetings with political rivals as she seeks a consensus on how to push ahead with Brexit. Officials later said that the document had dealt only with its potential scheduling to demonstrate the belief at the top of government that a People’s Vote could take more than a year to organise.

Theresa May Made A Late Night Downing Street Statement On Brexit And It’s Left People Fuming

|Graeme Demianyk, HUFFPOST|AIWA! NO!|On Wednesday, Theresa May caused bafflement after she gave a late-night statement outside Downing Street. At the end of another historic day in British…

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The Brexit dream is over, or so say the markets, and they are probably right

The Brexit dream is over - in any meaningful sense, at least. That was the clear and unambiguous message from markets this morning, which cynically marked the pound up sharply in response to Britain’s seismic political crisis, and they are probably right. You might have thought the correct response would have been the other way around, but no, markets are betting that Theresa May’s crushing defeat makes a no-deal Brexit less likely, and either a much softer Brexit - Norway Plus - or no Brexit at all, the overwhelming odds-on end game. Those advocating a clean-break on WTO terms of trade have shot their bolt. Their time in the sun is over, and they are heading for a defeat just as bad as that of Theresa May’s ritual humiliation. Their principled rejection of her deal, in unholy alliance with hardline Remainers and an opportunistic Labour Party, is about to backfire spectacularly. If the gamble was to run down the clock to the default Brexit position of departure with no deal, it is very unlikely to succeed against a parliamentary majority determined to thwart it.

Brexit: Prepare for General Election, Prime Minister May warned after historical Commons vote defeat

A Leaver and a pro-European demonstrator argue during protests opposite the Houses of Parliament in LondonAP JOE MURPHY, EVENING STANDARD|AIWA! NO!|A general election is “on the…

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Theresa May suffers second humiliating defeat in 24 hours as MPs demand swift response if Brexit deal rejected

MPs voted 308 to 297 for an amendment tabled by Tory MP Dominic Grieve which piles pressure on the Government to act fast to prevent a no-deal Brexit in the worst case scenario. But the amendment prompted a furious row in the Commons, with pro-Brexit MPs suggesting Speaker John Bercow was biased towards Remain after he selected it for a vote.