Conservatives in for ‘difficult night’ in local elections

Conservatives in for ‘difficult night’ in local elections

The Conservatives are in for a “difficult night” in Thursday’s local elections, a senior party figure has admitted.

Deputy chairwoman Helen Whately admitted the poll will be a chance to “kick the government”, amid predictions of a backlash over the delay to Brexit.

Prime Minister Theresa May requested a second delay to Britain’s departure earlier this month. The EU agreed and the UK is now due to leave on 31 October – seven months later than originally planned.

The MP for Faversham and Mid Kent said she had seen “more anger than before” on the doorstep, but stressed it was frustration with politicians in general and not just her party. Continue reading Conservatives in for ‘difficult night’ in local elections

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EU to seek €10bn from Britain even in no-deal Brexit scenario

EU to seek €10bn from Britain even in no-deal Brexit scenario

The UK’s gross budget contribution to the EU for 2019 is €17.49bn. Of that sum, Britain has already contributed €7.2bn, meaning that in a No Deal situation the EU would face a shortfall of €10.2bn this financial year. The EU now expects that amount to be paid – AIWA! NO! Continue reading EU to seek €10bn from Britain even in no-deal Brexit scenario

Brexit: What are the new ideas for the Irish backstop?

Brexit: What are the new ideas for the Irish backstop?

Prime Minister Theresa May says she intends to return to Brussels with new ideas on the Irish backstop.

The EU has already dismissed the idea of putting a time limit on the backstop, so what other ideas have been suggested? Continue reading Brexit: What are the new ideas for the Irish backstop?

BREXIT LATEST:Philip Hammond talks about second referendum while Corbyn approves “unholy alliance” to deliver Brexit

BREXIT LATEST:Philip Hammond talks about second referendum while Corbyn approves “unholy alliance” to deliver Brexit

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

Tories question what Rees-Mogg was doing at DUP dinner

Tories question what Rees-Mogg was doing at DUP dinner

The outspoken no-deal Brexiteer and European Research Group chairman appeared at a Democratic Unionist dinner at the Tullyglass Hotel in Ballymena last night.

The guest list also included prominent Brexiteer and co-founder of the Leave.EU campaign, Arron Banks.

Banks praised the DUP as “fundamental” to Brexit, claiming if it was delivered, it would be “because of the DUP”.

But the only elected Tory in Northern Ireland said he would expect Rees-Mogg to have supported his own party, rather than another.

Councillor David Harding said he understood that the chairman of the Northern Ireland Conservatives “will be having a word” with ees-Mogg about the matter. Continue reading Tories question what Rees-Mogg was doing at DUP dinner