REMAIN supporters are plotting to create a new political party to take the UK back into the EU after Brexit in a move which could split both the Labour and Conservative Parties, according to shocking new reports Continue reading Labour and Conservative MPs plan pro-Remain party
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government is ready to leave the European Union without a divorce deal unless parliament votes for Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan, the government’s leader in the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, said.
“Essentially that is what will happen unless we don’t vote for a deal. The legal position is that we leave without a deal,” Leadsom told BBC radio on Friday.
“People say extend, oh well, extend Article 50, but I have had two public meetings in my constituency in the last few weeks and people, whether they voted remain or leave, the overwhelming view is they say just get on with it.”
Prime Minister Theresa May is set to compromise on demands for the Brexit deal to be renegotiated, with the UK government backing down on its requests for changes to the controversial Irish border “backstop” agreement.
Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay told the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier that the government is not pursuing a reopening to the withdrawal agreement, when the pair held a private meeting on Monday, according to Bloomberg. Continue reading Theresa May to back down on backstop demands in Brexit deal and tell EU the UK doesn’t want to renegotiate
There’s some interesting nuggets in the Sunday Times reports on the Brexit chaos and ongoing shenanigans. It’s not the headlines, which are about the Royal Family being moved out of London if there are no deal riots, or the supposed new party to be formed on Valentine’s Day as Labour MPs resign the whip. It’s what else is in the article.
Earlier this week, Christine Jardine talked about the Labour Party became the “handmaids of Brexit” after their votes blocked Yvette Cooper’s amendment and helped pass Graham Brady’s time-wasting one calling for unicorns on the Irish border. Well maybe unicorns weren’t explicitly mentioned, but it all amounts to the same thing. Continue reading BREXIT LATEST:Philip Hammond talks about second referendum while Corbyn approves “unholy alliance” to deliver Brexit
Senior ministers are arguing that the controversial Irish backstop issue that stands in the way of a Brexit deal can be solved if the UK commits to a form of permanent customs union with the EU, BuzzFeed News has learned.
Sources across Whitehall are increasingly convinced they will be able to secure a political win by adding either an end-date or an exit mechanism to the backstop – the insurance policy to prevent a hard border – that the House of Commons says has to change for a Brexit deal to pass. Continue reading UK Ministers Think A Permanent Customs Union With The EU Is The Price For Solving The Backstop