Jeremy Corbyn told to back the second referendum to halt the surge in support for former Ukip leader … By Ned Simons/Huffpost
Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party has opened up a five-point lead in the polls ahead of next months European elections.
A YouGov poll, commissioned by the People’s Vote campaign, puts the Brexit Party on 27%, ahead of Labour on 22% with the Conservatives trailing on 15%.
The survey put the Lib Dems on 9%, the Greens on 10% and Ukip on 7%.
Change UK, the party formed from The Independent Group of ex-Tory and ex-Labour MPs, was trailing on just 6%.
It came as Vince Cable said the pro-Remain parties would have been better “fighting together under the same banner” in the elections on May 23. Continue reading Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party Leading In Latest European Election Poll
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s exit from the European Union was postponed by a late night agreement in Brussels last week that gave Prime Minister Theresa May until Oct 31 to persuade parliament to approve the terms of the country’s departure.
May has so far been unable to get the exit package she agreed last year with the EU approved by the British parliament, meaning Brexit day has been pushed back to avoid leaving without a deal.
May says she still hopes Britain can leave the EU before the country has to take part in elections for the European Parliament in late May. But, the timetable for doing so is very tight.
Continue reading Brexit delayed: What happens next between now and October 31 2019?
The former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith has called on Theresa May to resign as prime minister next month, saying the timetable for her departure should still stand despite her failure to pass a withdrawal agreement.
“I know that the prime minister has already said she’s going. She said she would go as and when the agreement was ratified, which was looking at around about May, June. I think those dates still stand,” he told Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday.
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“I think that what the PM has to do is aim everything now towards departure before the Euros [elections] which would then allow her to step away having done what she said she would do, getting the UK out of the European Union one way or the other and then we can have another leadership election and pick a new leader, which is the way it has to be.”
Continue reading Iain Duncan Smith urges Theresa May to quit by end of May
Mrs May is meeting Angela Merkel in Berlin, followed by Emmanuel Macron in Paris, to urge them to back her request to delay Brexit again until 30 June. The prime minister will be at an emergency summit on Wednesday when all EU states will vote on an extension. Continue reading Brexit: Theresa May to meet Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron
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