Former Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe has announced she will be standing as an MEP in the upcoming European elections for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party.
Ms Widdecombe, 71, who retired in 2010, said she will still vote Conservative in the local elections but run as an MEP for the newly-formed Brexit Party in the next European elections. Continue reading Former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe to stand for the Brexit Party as an MEP candidate in the European elections
CRIMSON TAZVINZWA, AIWA! NO!||Brexit is an abbreviation for “British exit,” referring to the U.K.’s decision in a June 23, 2016 referendum to leave the European Union (EU). The vote’s result defied expectations and roiled global markets, causing the British pound to fall to its lowest level against the dollar in 30 years. Continue reading Brexit delayed – never late, delayed again, postponed or dead
Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday that she will seek to further delay Britain’s exit from the European Union and seek to make an accord with the political opposition in a bid to break the Brexit impasse.
May made the announcement after the E.U.’s chief negotiator warned that a chaotic and costly Brexit was likely in just 10 days unless Britain snapped out of the political crisis that has paralyzed the government and Parliament.
After a seven-hour Cabinet meeting, May announced a significant softening of her Brexit terms.
“I have always been clear that we could make a success of no-deal in the long term but leaving with a deal is the best solution,” she said in a televised statement from 10 Downing St. Continue reading BREXIT – Wales minister Nigel Adams quits: First cabinet minister resigns after Theresa May’s Brexit ‘compromise’ with Jeremy Corbyn
The result means the UK has failed to meet a 2300 UTC deadline and thus loses the automatic extension of the Article 50 negotiating period until May 22, which the EU had offered last week.
New way forward
The British government now has to propose a new way forward to the EU by April 12 — or revoke the Article 50 it triggered to leave the bloc. Otherwise, the UK will have left the EU without a deal.
The European Council (EC) reacted to Friday’s vote by announcing a special meeting for April 10 to discuss Brexit, and a possible extension which would involve the UK taking part in the European elections in May.
“In view of the rejection of the Withdrawal Agreement by the House of Commons, I have decided to call a European Council on 10 April,” EC President Donald Tusk wrote. Continue reading Prime Minister Theresa May loses a third crucial vote on her Brexit deal … Again!