The Battle of the Boyne (Irish: Cath na Bóinne IPA: [ˈkah n̪ˠə ˈbˠoːn̪ʲə]) was a battle in 1690 between the forces of the deposed King James VII and II of Scotland, England and Ireland and those of Dutch Prince William of Orange who, with his wife Mary II (his cousin and James’s daughter), had acceded to the Crowns of England and those of Scotland.
Theresa May’s Brexit plans are in chaos again after she finally announced a Plan B – minutes AFTER a whole load of her MPs rejected it.
The Prime Minister threw her weight behind an amendment by top Tory Sir Graham Brady to remove the hated ‘Irish backstop’ in her Brexit deal.
Sir Graham’s plan would have finally given Mrs May’s deal a chance to pass if she replaced the backstop – which traps the UK under EU rules – with “alternative arrangements”.
Yet in farcical scenes, Mrs May asked MPs to back the plan just minutes after leading Tory Jacob Rees-Mogg said he was not backing it.
Mr Rees-Mogg leads the powerful European Research Group of Brexiteers – and that means the Brady amendment looks doomed to failure.
Yesterday morning, Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer’s team published a series of tweets with snippets of the government’s legal advice on withdrawing from the European Union. And in a series of highlighted passages we can see why.
Northern Ireland would effectively end up as a separate entity to Britain, being the only British region with access to the single market. Meanwhile, negotiations with Brussels would continue “until a superseding agreement” took over from the current agreed protocol.
Andrew Bridgen admitted to feeling “dread” when thinking about Theresa May remaining in power until the next general election as he voiced his hope for a leadership challenge.
Mr Bridgen joined the ranks of May critics after the Prime Minister put forward her latest Brexitblueprint, insisting that her election had kept the UK from playing “hardball” with the EU.
Speaking to talkRADIO, the ardent Brexiteer said: “I hope there is a leadership challenge.
“I think we need someone who believes in Brexit to deliver Brexit, it’s clear the EU are playing very hardball and I think we need to play hardball back.”