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.
|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…
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.
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…
Former speaker Baroness Boothroyd delivered a powerful speech as she rejected Theresa May’s Brexit plan and called for MPs to support a People’s Vote.
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.
Corbyn has been attacked for resisting a second referendum – but leaving on WTO terms will remove us from EU oversight once and for all