BREXIT LATEST: Labour closer to backing new Brexit referendum as senior figures pile pressure on Corbyn

A trio of shadow cabinet members piled pressure on Jeremy Corbyn by saying the party must stick by its pledge to “campaign for a public vote” if the prime minister holds firm and Labour fails to force a general election.

Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, said backing for a Final Say referendum was the only “remaining option” if Labour’s own withdrawal plan is defeated, adding: “That is a very important commitment. And it is one we will keep.”

Emily Thornberry, the shadow foreign secretary, echoed the view, saying: “If she refuses a general election and to change her deal, then of course our policy is that we will go for a people’s vote.”

And Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, speaking at the same conference, told a questioner urging quicker support for a referendum: “I am tempted to go there with you.”

Theresa May to deliver key Brexit speech at Stoke-on-Trent factory

Theresa May will deliver a speech to Stoke-on-trent factory workers – in a last ditch effort to rally support behind her Brexit deal. The Prime Minister will visit the ‘Brexit capital of Britain’ on Monday, ahead of Tuesday’s crucial Commons vote on her withdrawal agreement. People in Stoke-on-Trent voted around 70-30 in favour of leaving the EU in the 2016 referendum, one of the highest Leave votes in the country. In her speech, at an unnamed Stoke-on-Trent factory, Mrs May will warn that if MPs vote against her deal, Brexit may not happen at all. This follows last week’s votes in the Commons, which will make it harder for the government to implement a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

May would be ‘good time’ for Trump visit to UK after Brexit – envoy

U.S. President Donald Trump might visit Britain in May 2019 after the country’s departure in March from the European Union, the U.S. ambassador to Britain, Woody Johnson, said on Monday. U.S. President Donald Trump might visit Britain in May 2019 after the country’s departure in March from the European Union, the U.S. ambassador to Britain, Woody Johnson, said on Monday.

BREXIT – Queen could be forced to STEP IN if Theresa May loses confidence vote

It is expected Jeremy Corbyn would try to seize power by pressing for a vote of no confidence in Mrs May. Should the Labour leader win the power struggle he would be given 14 days to form a new government under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act. However, if Mrs May refuses to resign, a scenario suggested by Tory MP Andrea Leadsom, Buckingham Palace would be drawn into the chaos.

Who will Succeed Theresa May?

December 11th is when the government will present the Brexit deal that they have been negotiating for the last eighteen months to parliament.

The EU has said that it’s this deal or no deal. The boasting of Tory ministers on TV programmes about six months ago that a no deal would be better than a bad deal may be a reality, and most sane politicians are more than worried regarding this outcome. If the deal is rejected on 11th December, there is no time to renegotiate another deal. There is effectively now no time to have a referendum, before we leave on March 29th, as a minimum of 10 weeks is required for any referendum and that’s after getting the legislation through parliament.

BRITAIN’S Conservative Party ‘Brexiteer’ MPs: United in disunity, adamant for uncertaint

We can first dismiss the so-called ‘Cabinet Brexiteers’. They deserve little but our eternal contempt. Once Boris Johnson, David Davis and Steve Baker had resigned in the wake of the Chequers Summit, their ‘We will stay in the Cabinet and continue to press the Prime Minister to change her approach from inside’ position looked increasingly unconvincing and self-serving. Once Dominic Raab and Esther McVey had resigned rather than support May’s Orwellian-labelled ‘Withdrawal’ Agreement it became almost comically untenable.

Penny Mordaunt, Andrea Leadsom, Liam Fox, Chris Grayling and Michael Gove appear to have maintained their implausible positions only up to the point when, forced to choose between upholding democracy and their manifesto pledges, or retaining the trappings and rewards of Ministerial/Cabinet office, they seem to have chosen the latter, suddenly becoming converts to May’s BRINO-Deal with attempted justifications, not excluding warnings that rejection may mean Brexit not actually happening at all, which are wholly unpersuasive.

The supposed submitters of the necessary 48 Letters of No Confidence in May’s leadership to the 1922 Committee have not been much better. There was a seeming naivety on the part of their de facto leader Jacob Rees-Mogg in taking at face value their assurances that their own letters had been submitted, when in fact they had not.

Some senior staunch Brexiteers, notably Iain Duncan Smith, Bernard Jenkin and Owen Paterson, appeared not to join their ranks at all. The ‘revolt’ collapsed in a welter of recriminations, doing nothing to suggest this was, or is likely to be, an effective route to stopping Parliamentary approval of May’s Withdrawal Agreement. Indeed, rumours circulate of knighthoods and peerages dangled as inducements to support May.

The younger, more recent, more committed to Brexit intake of Tory MPs, however, give more grounds for hope. Just to take three at random, the personal statements of opposition to May’s BRINO-Deal and pledges to vote against it from MPs Julia LopezSuella Braverman and Lucy Allan are impressive.