Brexit: Make no mistake, something has finally happened on Brexit

Brexit: Make no mistake, something has finally happened on Brexit

Theresa May has said she will be seeking a further delay to Brexit, as she offered to sit down with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a bid to break the impasse.

Speaking in Downing Street following a marathon seven-hour meeting of her cabinet, the prime minister said the debate and division caused by Britain’s EU exit “cannot drag on much longer”. Continue reading Brexit: Make no mistake, something has finally happened on Brexit

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Britain, Brazil: Dysfunction of Jair Bolsonaro Government, Disunited Kingdom of Brexit

Britain, Brazil: Dysfunction of Jair Bolsonaro Government, Disunited Kingdom of Brexit

JOHN GLEDHILL, Anthropologist/UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER//In recent weeks I have participated in two academic events dominated by bleak appraisals of the conduct of government by Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil. Participants not only offered strong critiques of the negative social, political, geopolitical, and environmental implications of the government’s actions to date and plans for the future, but also expressed considerable concern about the sheer ineptitude of the President and the nature of his ministerial team, which combines a number former soldiers without precedent since the return of democracy with civilian figures whose ideological postures have already created disquiet, not only in Brazil but in Europe as well. Continue reading Britain, Brazil: Dysfunction of Jair Bolsonaro Government, Disunited Kingdom of Brexit

UK Will Not Leave EU on March 29 – Prime Minister

UK Will Not Leave EU on March 29 – Prime Minister

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said her country will not leave the European Union on March 29, as originally planned, but said the departure wouldn’t be delayed any further than June 30.

“Nearly three years have passed since the public voted to leave the European Union,” May said in a Wednesday address to the nation. “It was the biggest democratic exercise in our country’s history. I came to office on a promise to deliver on that verdict. In March 2017, I triggered the Article 50 process for the UK to exit the EU, and Parliament supported it overwhelmingly.” Continue reading UK Will Not Leave EU on March 29 – Prime Minister

UK Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer: General election plan no longer ‘credible’

UK Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer: General election plan no longer ‘credible’

The Shadow Brexit Secretary said the party was now only pursuing two alternatives – a compromise deal based on proposals contained in a letter from Jeremy Corbyn to Theresa May last week, or a second referendum.

But he was slapped down by Jeremy Corbyn’s office, which insisted pressing for an early election remained the party’s “preferred option”. Continue reading UK Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer: General election plan no longer ‘credible’