Jeremy Corbyn says “we have to go back to the people, whether through a general election or a public vote”

Jeremy Corbyn says “we have to go back to the people, whether through a general election or a public vote”

Labour should have argued for a second referendum, and then pledged to campaign to remain in Europe, says Emily Thornberry on her party’s EU election campaign Continue reading Jeremy Corbyn says “we have to go back to the people, whether through a general election or a public vote”

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Brexit cross-party talks fail over ‘weakness and instability’ of Theresa May’s Government

Brexit cross-party talks fail over ‘weakness and instability’ of Theresa May’s Government

I have written to Theresa May to say that talks on finding a compromise agreement for leaving the European Union have gone as far as they can; Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn

It was the moment we all knew would arrive sooner or later. On Friday morning it emerged that cross-party talks on Brexit had finally collapsed. 

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, the leaders of two very different forces in British politics, failed to reach a compromise deal after six weeks of negotiations, and, it seems, we are back to square one.  Continue reading Brexit cross-party talks fail over ‘weakness and instability’ of Theresa May’s Government

Theresa May Told Her Time Is Up, Got upset

Theresa May Told Her Time Is Up, Got upset

Boris Johnson Is Slim, Trimmed and Ready to Fight for Power

The meeting was tense and at one point Theresa May was visibly upset. But by its conclusion, forced by her own party, she’d agreed to set a timeline to quit as U.K. prime minister.

The premier spent more than an hour in her office behind the Speaker’s chair in the House of Commons, locked in discussions with a panel of the most powerful rank-and-file members of Parliament in her Conservative Party as she sought to buy time for her failing leadership so she could get her Brexit deal approved by the chamber, which has thrice rejected it.

After the rest of the panel — called the 1922 Committee — had filed out, May and its chairman, Graham Brady, hammered out a joint statement. Under the terms, May will try one last time to get the Brexit deal approved in a vote in Parliament at the beginning of June. After that, regardless of the outcome, she’ll meet again with Brady to chart her departure. Continue reading Theresa May Told Her Time Is Up, Got upset

Deadline on cross-party talks as May announces fresh vote on Brexit deal

Deadline on cross-party talks as May announces fresh vote on Brexit deal

The move places a deadline on cross-party talks with Labour, with Number 10 expressing a “determination” to bring them to an end.

The government will bring forward a key piece of Brexit legislation at the start of next month, Downing Street has said.

Number 10 said MPs will vote on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which enshrines the prime minister’s Brexit plan into UK law, in the week beginning 3 June.

The announcement came following what Downing Street said were “useful and constructive” talks between Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Continue reading Deadline on cross-party talks as May announces fresh vote on Brexit deal