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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

General election: Gina Miller planning 'massive tactical voting effort' for anti-hard Brexit candidates

General election: Gina Miller planning 'massive tactical voting effort' to stop hard Brexit

Gina Miller planning 'massive tactical voting effort' to stop hard Brexit

The activist has set up a crowdfunding page for a group called Best for Britain, which aims to support candidates opposed to a hard Brexit

Gisela Stuart says Jeremy Corbyn has nothing to do with her decision to step down

Labour MP Gisela Stuart denies she's quitting because of Jeremy Corbyn

Labour MP Gisela Stuart denies she's quitting because of Jeremy Corbyn

Outgoing MP for Birmingham Edgbaston also says Labour must map out to voters their vision for a successful Brexit

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

'Theresa May doesn't want to take unnecessary risks about Brexit', says commentator John Rentoul

Even Jeremy Corbyn's hardcore support are fed up with him, says commentator John Rentoul

Even Jeremy Corbyn's hardcore support are fed up with him, says commentator

John Rentoul told James Whale that Jeremy Corbyn has absolutely no chance of winning general election and Labour MPs are just waiting for him to go

'Absolute brilliance' - Yvette Cooper steals the show at PMQs

'Absolute brilliance' - Yvette Cooper steals the show at PMQs

Yvette Cooper hailed as 'absolutely brilliant' for hammering Theresa May at PMQs

The MP for Pontefract and Castleford asked Theresa May: 'Isn't the truth we can't believe a word she says?'

'It's the right decision' - Michael Gove MP backs Theresa May over election call, lambasts Jeremy Corbyn

Michael Gove says Britain and Labour deserve better than Jeremy Corbyn

Michael Gove says Britain and Labour deserve better than Jeremy Corbyn

The MP for Surrey Heath and former Justice Secretary spoke to Paul Ross about the motion to call a vote in June

Early general election: 'We will win', says Labour's John McDonnell

Jeremy Corbyn's No.2 John McDonnell insists 'we will win general election'

Jeremy Corbyn's No.2 John McDonnell insists 'we will win general election'

The shadow chancellor and MP for Hayes and Harlington spoke confidently to Paul Ross about Labour's chances of becoming elected in June

'There's a fear of political messages being skewed by TV debates', says Dominic Raab MP

'Theresa May debates Jeremy Corbyn every week on PMQs': Dominic Raab defends Tory leader

'Theresa May debates Jeremy Corbyn every week on PMQs'

Dominic Raab, Tory MP for Esher and Walton spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the upcoming election

'Theresa May doesn't know what she's doing, this election is a smokescreen', says Steve McCabe MP

'Theresa May doesn't know what she's doing, this election is a smokescreen', says Steve McCabe MP

'Theresa May doesn't know what she's doing, this election is a smokescreen'

Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the planned early election called by the Prime Minister

'Theresa May is making Nigel Farage look like a liberal by choosing a hard Brexit', says Lib Dem leader Tim Farron

'Theresa May is making Nigel Farage look like a liberal over Brexit' says Lib Dem leader Tim Farron

'Theresa May is making Nigel Farage look like a liberal by choosing hard Brexit'

Lib Dem leader rubbishes idea of 'Progressive Alliance' with anti-Corbyn Labour MPs: it's a non-starter

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Early election: Donald Tusk likens Brexit to horror movie after Theresa May u-turn

Donald Tusk likens Brexit to horror movie after Theresa May u-turn

The President of the European Council took to Twitter in the wake of the Prime Minister's announcement with a strange comparison.

Theresa May general election 'is chance to change UK direction', says Lib Dem leader Tim Farron

Early election: Lib Dem leader Tim Farron pitches himself as man to stop hard Brexit

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron pitches himself as man to stop hard Brexit

The Liberal Democrat Leader posted a statement on the Liberal Democrat website after the Prime Minister announced her motion to lobby for a June vote

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Brexit: German politician tells UK to hold second EU referendum once leaving terms are clear

German politician tells UK to hold second Brexit referendum because we didn't know what we were doing first time

Brexit: German politician tells UK to hold second EU referendum

The general secretary of the Social Democrat Party (SPD), Katarina Barley, urged the country to hold a second vote because of a supposed lack of awareness of what they were voting for

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

'London won't fall if Gerard Butler can help it' - Londoners react to New York Times feature

'London won't fall if Gerard Butler can help it' - Londoners react to New York Times feature

Londoners react to New York Times 'Will London Fall?' feature

Sarah Lyall wrote a piece for the New York Times which has gained traction online

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Former cabinet minister calls for Britain to share Gibraltar's sovereignty with Spain

Britain should share Gibraltar with Spain, says former minister

Britain should share Gibraltar with Spain, says former minister

Lord Peter Hain said it would solve the problem of Gibraltar being taken out of the EU against how it voted

Leaked Cabinet document leads to accusations Theresa May 'sabotaged' Government plan to explain immigration benefits for Britain

Brexit: Theresa May 'sabotaged' pro-immigration campaign, cabinet document suggests

Theresa May 'sabotaged' pro-immigration campaign, cabinet document suggests

The Prime Minister has been accused of blocking a bid to explain the positive benefits during the EU referendum after a Cabinet document leaked to The Independent

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Theresa May suggests freedom of movement could be temporarily extended for post-Brexit 'implementation period'

Theresa May suggests freedom of movement could be temporarily extended after Brexit

May suggests freedom of movement could continue after Brexit

The Prime Minister said the extension could be made as the UK implements its negotiated deals

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

James Whale roasts UKIP’s Jonathan Arnott over Gibraltar and Lib Dem charity boxing match

James Whale calls UKIP's Jonathan Arnott a 'pillock' in row over Gibraltar

James Whale calls UKIP's Jonathan Arnott a 'pillock' in row over Gibraltar

Our host and the MEP for North East England had a fiery dispute over Gibraltar, as well as his performance in a charity boxing match

Peter Lilley says Hillary Benn has done a good job up to this point - but his latest report was far too one-sided

Brexit committee member Peter Lilley blasts Hillary Benn for 'only questioning remainers'

Brexit committee member blasts Hillary Benn for 'only questioning remainers'

A number of MPs reportedly walked out of a Commons Brexit Select Committee meeting, where chairman Hilary Benn was said to have tried to make members agree on a report

Tory Brexiteers disown their own committee for 'negative' warnings about no-deal Brexit

Tory Brexiteers disown their own committee for 'negative' warnings about no-deal Brexit

Tory Brexiteers disown own committee for 'negative' warning about no-deal Brexit

Pro-Brexit MPs refused to back the report by the Committee for Exiting the European Union, days after they walked out of the chamber as it was being presented

Monday, April 3, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Gibraltar: 'It's sad Spain has raised the ante' on the issue, says Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss

Gibraltar: 'It's sad Spain has raised the ante' on the issue, says Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss

'It's sad Spain has raised the ante' on Gibraltar, says Baroness Butler-Sloss

Butler-Sloss, vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group of Gibraltar, told Julia Hartley-Brewer the UK would defend its overseas territory 'appropriately'

Gibraltar: 'Spain are acting like we're in colonial times, they're being totally unreasonable', says Andrew Rosindell MP

Gibraltar: 'Spain are acting like a colonial power, they're being totally unreasonable', says Andrew Rosindell MP

'Spain are acting like a colonial power over Gibraltar', says Tory MP

Tory MP blasts Spain and the EU for requiring Spain's consent in any Brexit agreements regarding Gibraltar

Donald Trump praises European Union for 'getting their act together' in Brexit response

Donald Trump praises European Union for 'getting their act together' in Brexit response

Donald Trump praises European Union for 'getting their act together' for Brexit

The US president said it was now less likely for other member-states to follow in the footsteps of the UK

Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

Brexit: 'The European Union is blackmailing the UK by saying we owe them money', says MP Gerald Howarth

EU's Brexit divorce claim is simply blackmail, says MP Gerald Howarth

EU's Brexit divorce claim is simply blackmail, says MP Gerald Howarth

Sir Gerald Howarth says the European Union is trying to drag the process of Brexit out, and hoping that the UK either gets a new government or has a second referendum

Brexit: 'EU Referendum was held to solve Tory party problems,' claims Barry Gardiner MP

'Forget David Cameron's claims about Brexit referendum - he only did it to heal Tory wounds'

'Forget Cameron's claims about EU referendum - he was playing party politics'

The Labour MP for Brent North spoke to Carole Malone about David Cameron's speech in Ukraine

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ryanair launch 'Article 50 special' with ridiculously cheap flights

Ryanair launch 'Article 50 special' with flights from £3

Ryanair launch 'Article 50 special' with flights from £3

The budget airline appears to be taking Brexit in style

'The intelligence threat in the Article 50 letter has started talks off on unfortunate footing', says political editor

Theresa May has made bad start to Brexit with Article 50 letter, says political editor

'Theresa May has made bad start to Brexit with Article 50 letter'

Political editor Ian Dunt tells James Max that the UK should have asked for a longer negotiation period to leave the EU

Brexit Bill: 'You’d expect the EU to make lots of noise, they’re a bit like Donald Trump' says Leave Means Leave Co-Chair Richard Tice

Brexit: Top Leave campaigner says 'EU is a bit like Donald Trump'

Top Leave campaigner says 'EU is a bit like Donald Trump'

The co-chair of the Leave Means Leave campaign likened the EU to the American President over the so-called 'divorce bill'

Brexit: 'We'll get a back of a cigarette packet type deal', says political editor

Brexit: 'We'll get a back-of-a-fag-packet-type deal', says political editor

Brexit: 'We'll get a back-of-a-fag-packet-type deal', says political editor

Adam Bienkov tells Sam Delaney that the Brexit negotiations will start with the exit deal, pushing back the amount of time available to discuss a trade deal

Lloyd's of London to establish Brussels office before UK departs EU

Brexit: Iconic British insurer Lloyd's of London to establish Brussels office

Brexit: Iconic British insurer Lloyd's of London to establish Brussels office

The insurance company will set up shop in Brussels before the negotiation period is done

Poll shows more Scots support Theresa May's UK vision over Nicola Sturgeon's independence bid

Scottish independence: Blow for Nicola Sturgeon as poll suggests majority of Scots back Brexit unity

Blow for Nicola Sturgeon as poll suggests majority of Scots back Brexit unity

Research by the company NatCen found many of Scottish people held similar views on Brexit to the rest of the country

Brexit: Former Prime Minister David Cameron defends decision to hold EU referendum

Brexit: David Cameron says he held referendum to drain poison from British politics

David Cameron defends decision to hold Brexit referendum

Cameron resigned as Prime Minister within hours of the referendum result

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Leaked European Parliament response to Article 50 shows tough measures on UK

Brexit day: Leaked European Parliament memo on Article 50 hints it will punish UK

European Parliament memo on Article 50 hints it will punish UK

The resolution says Britain won't receive a free trade deal in the next two years and will only get a three-year transition period

Emmanuel Macron vows not to punish UK for Brexit if he wins the French election

Emmanuel Macron vows not to punish UK for Brexit if he wins the French election

Emmanuel Macron vows not to punish UK for Brexit if he wins the French election

The election candidate made it clear he wanted a good working relationship with the UK on the day Article 50 is triggered

#BrexitDay - Twitter reacts to the impending triggering of Article 50

'Here's to the impending collision with reality:' Twitter reacts to #BrexitDay

'Here's to the impending collision with reality:' Twitter reacts to #BrexitDay

The reaction is mixed, to say the least

MPs leave meeting in protest of 'gloomy' post-Brexit report

Article 50: MPs leave meeting in protest at 'gloomy' post-Brexit report

MPs leave meeting in protest at 'gloomy' post-Brexit report

The Tory MPs were said to have left a private meeting of the Exiting the EU Committee over a report prepared before Article 50 was triggered

Article 50: 'After the two year negotiations, further agreements will still need to be made', says Iain Duncan Smith

Brexit Day: Iain Duncan Smith insists 'Britain has been unhappy in the EU for years'

Iain Duncan Smith insists 'Britain has been unhappy in the EU for years'

Theresa May is set to trigger Article 50 today, starting the Brexit process and two years of negotiations, but Iain Duncan Smith believes negotiations will take much longer

Brexit: James Max argues with The New European Editor Matt Kelly over the EU before formal beginning of Article 50

Article 50: James Max clashes with Remainer who believes we can still stop Brexit

Article 50: James Max clashes with Remainer who believes we can still stop Brexi

Matt Kelly said there's still time for people to change their minds - prompting a frank and passionate exchange of views

Brexit: Sir Keir Starmer lays out what he wants to hear from Theresa May ahead of Article 50 triggering

Brexit: Sir Keir Starmer lays out what he wants to hear from Theresa May ahead of Article 50 triggering

Sir Keir Starmer says what he wants to hear from Theresa May

The shadow Brexit secretary spoke to Paul Ross ahead of the beginning of the formal negotiation period

Brexit decision 'the biggest mistake UK has made in peacetime', says Lord Heseltine ahead of formal Article 50 triggering

Brexit: Lord Heseltine calls Nigel Farage 'a replica' of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen as Article 50 triggered

Brexit would be Margaret Thatcher's worst nightmare, says Lord Heseltine

The Tory grandee also said Nigel Farage was 'a replica' of Marine Le Pen in withering attack on Leave campaign

Nick Clegg: 'People like Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, and Nigel Farage have to deliver campaign promises now' ahead of formal Article 50 triggering

Article 50 day: 'Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, and Nigel Farage have to deliver on their Brexit promises now' says Nick Clegg

'Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Nigel Farage have to deliver now' says Nick Clegg

The former leader of the Liberal Democrats spoke to Paul Ross ahead of the formal triggering of exit negotiations from the European Union.

'UKIP will be the guard dogs of Brexit on campaign goals', says Suzanne Evans

'UKIP will be the guard dogs of Brexit on campaign goals', says Suzanne Evans

Theresa May is to formally trigger Article 50 on Wednesday afternoon, marking the start of the two-year negotiation period

Brexit: Article 50 to be triggered by Theresa May today

Brexit: Article 50 triggered by Theresa May

Brexit: Article 50 triggered by Theresa May

The Prime Minister has formally notified the European Union of the beginning of the negotiation period

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tommy Robinson reopens feud with Lily Allen

Tommy Robinson reopens feud with Lily Allen with mocking Brexit tweet

Tommy Robinson reopens feud with Lily Allen with mocking Brexit tweet

Tommy Robinson has tweeted Lily Allen with a video of a woman dressed in an EU flag dancing to her music

David Davis firmly states UK won't pay £50 billion EU divorce bill

David Davis firmly states UK won't pay £50 billion EU 'divorce bill'

David Davis firmly states UK won't pay £50 billion EU 'divorce bill'

The Brexit Secretary made his stance clear in an appearance on BBC Question Time

Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

UK to get EU support over WhatsApp debate in the wake of Westminster

Amber Rudd likely to get EU backing over WhatsApp terror row

Amber Rudd likely to get EU backing over WhatsApp terror row

The UK Government has been fighting to see Khalid Masood's final WhatsApp message, sent minutes before he committed the atrocity

Jeremy Corbyn's Brexit ultimatum to Theresa May leads to accusations of sabotaging the upcoming negotiations

Jeremy Corbyn accused of sabotaging Brexit with 'unrealistic' ultimatum

Jeremy Corbyn accused of sabotaging Brexit with 'unrealistic' ultimatum

Mr Corbyn said Labour MPs would only vote for a deal which grants unfettered access to the single market

Theresa May to halt Nicola Sturgeon's plans for Indyref 2 ahead of Article 50 triggering

Theresa May to tell Nicola Sturgeon once and for all: No new independence referendum before Brexit

May to tell Sturgeon once and for all: No new referendum before Brexit

The Prime Minister and Scottish First Minister are to meet two days ahead of the formal triggering of Article 50

Brexit campaigner Gina Miller says she's always thought of herself as super woman

Brexit crusader Gina Miller: 'I always saw myself as Super Woman'

Brexit crusader Gina Miller: 'I always saw myself as Super Woman'

Brexit campaigner Gina Miller has called on the public to 'keep an eye' on the Government as the take us out of the European Union

Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Brexit: 'The European Investment Bank could owe us money,' says MEP Syed Kamall in response to Jean-Claude Juncker's claims

London MEP hits back at Juncker on Brexit: 'EU could actually owe us money'

London MEP hits back at Juncker: 'EU could actually owe us money'

The MEP for London spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the European Commission President's claims of a fee owed to the EU

Anti-Brexit groups in turmoil over status of weekend March for Europe protest

Anti-Brexit groups in turmoil over status of weekend March for Europe protest

Anti-Brexit groups in turmoil over status of weekend protest

Pro-EU campaigners have received mixed messages as to whether the march has been cancelled or not in the wake of the Westminster terror attack

Brexit is 'a tragedy and failure', says European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker

Brexit is 'a tragedy and failure', says European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker

Brexit is 'a tragedy and failure', says president Jean-Claude Juncker

The European Commission President was speaking to the BBC ahead of the negotiations being triggered by Article 50

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

President Erdogan warns Europeans they will not be safe if Europe's current attitude continues

Erdogan threatens Europe: 'Carry on like this and your people won't be safe on the streets'

Erdogan threatens Europe: 'Carry on like this and your people won't be safe'

President Erdogan has called on countries to respect democracy, human rights and liberties, whilst talking at an event for local journalists

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Brexit: Early deals ready for after Article 50 triggering, says website report

Brexit: Early deals ready to go when Article 50 triggered - reports

Brexit: Early deals ready to go when Article 50 triggered - reports

'Informal talks' have reportedly been held with the German government, despite the EU line forbidding talks before negotiations begin

BBC Brexit coverage: 'Letter is not a bashing, I'm concerned they're not connecting, says Julian Knight MP

Brexit 'bias' claims: MP who wrote letter says 'BBC staff see themselves as citizens of the world... but most people don't'

MP who wrote BBC 'bias' letter: 'I simply want them to connect with public'

Julian Knight, the Tory MP for Solihull, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the letter he wrote to the BBC's director-general about the coverage of Brexit

BBC criticised by MPs over Brexit coverage

BBC criticised by MPs over Brexit coverage

BBC criticised by MPs over Brexit coverage

More than 70 MPs have written in a letter to the BBC director-general Lord Hall

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