Brexit

Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

Brendan O'Neill: Counting deaths of Leave voters 'reveals prejudice of Remain voters'

Brendan O'Neill: Counting deaths of Leave voters 'reveals prejudice of Remain voters'

Counting deaths of Leave voters 'reveals prejudice of Remainers'

Spiked editor Brendan O'Neill tells Julia Hartley-Brewer of his discomfort with an article claiming the deaths of Leave voters will help sway the country's opinion on Brexit

Boris Johnson: Brexit delay would be seen as ‘an elite conspiracy to thwart Brexit’

Boris Johnson: Brexit delay would be seen as ‘an elite conspiracy to thwart Brexit’

Boris Johnson: Brexit delay is seen as ‘an elite conspiracy to thwart Brexit'

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said it would be “shameful” for the UK Government to request an extension of Article 50, and that it would be seen by the public as an “elite conspiracy to thwart Brexit”.

It is ‘embarrassing’ Labour is behind in polls as the government 'falls apart at the seams', says Labour MP

It is ‘embarrassing’ Labour is behind in polls as the government 'falls apart at the seams', says Labour MP

It is ‘embarrassing’ Labour is behind in polls, says Labour MP

Labour MP Darren Jones has said that it is “embarrassing” that Labour is behind the Conservatives in the polls, when the government is “falling apart at the seams”.

Vince Cable on meeting with Theresa May: ‘She is a courteous woman and easy to talk to'

Vince Cable on meeting with Theresa May: ‘She is a courteous woman and easy to talk to'

Vince Cable on meeting with Theresa May: ‘She is easy to talk to’

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has said that his meeting with Theresa May was “non-confrontational”, and that she was a “courteous woman and easy to talk to”.

Owen Paterson MP: The political establishment ‘will do anything they can to frustrate’ Brexit

Owen Paterson MP: The political establishment ‘will do anything they can to frustrate’ Brexit

Owen Paterson MP: The political establishment will try to 'frustrate' Brexit

Conservative MP Owen Paterson has said that the political establishment “will do anything they possibly can to frustrate” Brexit, adding that “the latest manifestation” was the “hysterical campaign” against leaving with no deal.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn urges Labour MPs not to 'engage' with Theresa May about Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn urges Labour MPs not to 'engage' with Theresa May about Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn urges Labour MPs not to 'engage' with Theresa May about Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn has written to MPs urging them not to engage with the government until a no deal Brexit is ruled out

Alastair Campbell: Theresa May does not want to be the Prime Minister that ‘splits’ the Conservative Party

Alastair Campbell: Theresa May does not want to be the Prime Minister that ‘splits’ the Conservative Party

Alastair Campbell: May does not want to be the person that ‘splits’ the Tories

Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's Downing Street Press Secretary, has said that Prime Minister Theresa May does not want to be “the person on whose watch the Conservative Party splits”.

Crispin Blunt

Crispin Blunt MP: 'We've got ourselves in a right mess'

Crispin Blunt MP: 'We've got ourselves in a right mess'

The Conservative politician told talkRADIO's Mike Graham that he had an "easy" solution to navigating negotiations with the European Union.

People's Vote campaigner Femi Oluwole: EU citizens are ‘propping up the NHS’

People's Vote campaigner Femi Oluwole: EU citizens are ‘propping up the NHS’

Femi Oluwole: EU citizens are ‘propping up the NHS’

Femi Oluwole, co-founder of Our Future, Our Choice has said that citizens from European Union countries are “propping up the NHS”.

Labour’s Alan Johnson: ‘If I was still an MP, I would have been voting for Theresa May's deal'

Former Foreign Secretary Alan Johnson: ‘If I was still an MP, I would have been voting for Theresa May's deal'

Alan Johnson: ‘If I was still an MP, I would have voted for May's deal'

Alan Johnson, a former Labour Foreign Secretary has said that if he was still an MP he would have voted for Theresa May’s deal, and described the Labour MPs who did as “brave”.

David Davis: Labour are trying to take away no-deal ‘the one lever’ UK has in Brexit negotiations

David Davis: Labour are trying to take away no-deal ‘the one lever’ UK has in Brexit negotiations

David Davis: Labour are trying to take away no-deal ‘the one lever’ UK has

Former Brexit Secretary David Davis has said that it is “simply not good enough” for Labour to take away no-deal Brexit because it is the “one lever” the UK has in the Brexit negotiations.

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to meet with Theresa May unless she rules out no-deal Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to meet with Theresa May unless she rules out no-deal Brexit

Corbyn refuses to meet with Theresa May unless she rules out no-deal Brexit

Labour has demanded Theresa May kill off a no-deal Brexit as the price of talks with Jeremy Corbyn about finding a way out of the crisis that has paralysed Westminster politics.

Peter Bone MP: Extending Article 50 would the ‘greatest mistake’ for Theresa May

Peter Bone MP: Extending Article 50 would the ‘greatest mistake’ for Theresa May

Peter Bone MP: Extending Article 50 would the ‘greatest mistake’ for May

Conservative MP Peter Bone has said that extending Article 50 would be the “greatest mistake” for Theresa May because the current March 29 deadline makes the EU “think very carefully” about their position.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote against her government

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote against her government by 19-vote majority

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote against her by 19-vote majority

Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote against her by 19 votes.

Jeremy Corbyn will lose "hundreds of thousands" of young voters if he lets them down on Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn will lose 'hundreds of thousands' of young voters if he lets them down on Brexit, says anti-Brexit campaigner

Corbyn will lose 'thousands' of young voters if he lets them down on Brexit

Will Dry, co-President of Our Future Our Choice has said that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will lose young voters in the next general election if he “lets down the hundreds of thousands of young people” on Brexit.

‘We would not be here if we had a better opposition’, says Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse

‘We would not be here if we had a better opposition’, says Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse

‘We would not be here if we had a better opposition’, says Lib Dem MP

Liberal Democrat Wera Hobhouse has said if the UK “had a better opposition”, it would not be in this position on Brexit, as Theresa May faced a huge defeat her withdrawal deal on Tuesday night.

Nicky Morgan MP

Nicky Morgan MP: The country is ‘horror-struck’ at Parliament’s handling of Brexit

Nicky Morgan MP: The country is ‘horror-struck’ at Parliament over Brexit

Conservative MP Nicky Morgan has said that people are "horror-struck" at Parliament over its handling of Brexit, as Theresa May suffered a major defeat on her Brexit deal on Tuesday night. 

EU

Leeds-based business says it will pay UK settlement fee for all its EU employees

Leeds-based business set to pay UK settlement fee for all its EU employees

A language translation and interpreting company has committed to paying the £65 UK settlement fee for its 57 EU national staff members.

No-confidence vote: Jeremy Corbyn rules out Labour support for no-deal Brexit

No-confidence vote: Jeremy Corbyn rules out Labour support for no-deal Brexit

No-confidence vote: Jeremy Corbyn rules out Labour support for no-deal Brexit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that the party will not support no-deal Brexit, after MP David Lammy asked him to rule out the option during the leader’s motion of no confidence.

Theresa May rules out revoking Article 50 in PMQs as she and Jeremy Corbyn trade insults

Theresa May rules out revoking Article 50 in PMQs as she and Jeremy Corbyn trade insults

May rules out revoking Article 50 in PMQs as she and Corbyn trade insults

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn traded strong words during the first Prime Minister's Questions after May's defeat over her Brexit deal

People’s Vote is 'massively problematic' but it is the MPs' fault for not 'getting deal through', says campaigner

People’s Vote is 'massively problematic' but it is the MPs' fault for not 'getting deal through', says campaigner

People’s Vote is 'massively problematic' but it is MPs' fault, says campaigner

Lara Spirit, co-founder of Our Future, Our Choice has said that it is not their "fault" for campaigning for a People's Vote but that the issue was with MPs for failing to pass a deal. 

Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster: 'That toxic backstop cannot have our support'

Arlene Foster: 'That toxic backstop cannot have our support'

The DUP leader told talkRADIO she was "disappointed" in the Prime Minister for not asking the EU to "get rid" of the backstop clause ahead of yesterday's meaningful vote.

Downing Street

Stewart Jackson: Downing Street's Brexit strategy 'is like the Wizard of Oz - you pull the curtain back and there's not much there'

Stewart Jackson compares Downing Street's Brexit strategy to 'Wizard of Oz'

The former aide to David Davis compared the government's Brexit strategy to the Wizard of Oz, claiming behind the curtain "there's not much there".

Tim Martin: 'Nothing personal, Mrs May, but I think you're quite strange'

Tim Martin: 'Nothing personal, Mrs May, but I think you're quite strange'

Tim Martin: 'Nothing personal, Mrs May, but I think you're quite strange'

Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin said he thinks Theresa May is 'strange' for her approach to Brexit

John McDonnell refuses to rule out further confidence votes

John McDonnell refuses to rule out further confidence votes

John McDonnell refuses to rule out further confidence votes

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said that Labour could call further confidence votes in the government if Theresa May wins the one tabled by Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday

Sir John Redwood will support May despite deal being 'worse than staying in the EU'

Sir John Redwood will support May despite deal being 'worse than staying in the EU'

Sir John Redwood will support May despite deal being 'worse than staying in EU'

Conservative MP John Redwood explains why he will support Theresa May in a confidence vote despite opposing her Brexit deal

Lord Adonis says Theresa May's best option is to revoke Article 50

Lord Adonis says Theresa May's best option is to revoke Article 50

Lord Adonis says Theresa May's best option is to revoke Article 50

Labour peer Lord Adonis says that Theresa May should revoke Article 50 due to the divisions over Brexit in the Conversative party

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn calls no confidence motion after Theresa May's Brexit deal voted down

Jeremy Corbyn calls no confidence motion after Theresa May's Brexit deal loss

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for a motion of no confidence in the government following Theresa May's loss on her Brexit deal

Nigel Farage hopes Theresa May gets a 'walloping' and defends controversial immigration poster from 2016

Nigel Farage hopes Theresa May gets a 'walloping' in meaningful vote

Nigel Farage told Eamonn Holmes he wanted Theresa May's Brexit deal to be defeated as it would keep the UK 'half in and half out' of the UK

Michael Gove poster

Michael Gove targeted with Brexit-themed billboard

Michael Gove targeted with Brexit-themed billboard

An optimistic tweet posted by the Environment Secretary ahead of the EU Referendum has appeared on a billboard in Essex.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg: MPs against no-deal Brexit have 'selective memories'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: MPs against no-deal Brexit have 'selective memories'

The politician claimed MPs who were against a no-deal had forgotten voting for the UK to leave without a deal by default if no deal had been agreed to.

Richard Tice: May's deal 'ties us in a straitjacket and gives EU the key'

Richard Tice: May's deal 'ties us in a straitjacket and gives EU the key'

Richard Tice: May's deal 'ties us in a straitjacket and gives EU the key'

Richard Tice of Leave Means Live told Mike Graham he hopes for a significant defeat for Theresa May's deal when MPs vote on Tuesday

Kate Hoey MP: Amendments on Theresa May’s deal are ‘meaningless’

Kate Hoey MP: Amendments on Theresa May’s deal are ‘meaningless’

Kate Hoey MP: Amendments on Theresa May’s deal are ‘meaningless’

Labour’s Kate Hoey has said that all the amendments on Theresa May’s Brexit deal are “meaningless” because they do not change the “legal status of the agreement”.

Theresa May

'Any normal Prime Minister would resign - Theresa May is a limpet', says Lord Peter Lilley

'Any normal Prime Minister would resign - Theresa May is a limpet'

Lord Peter Lilley told talkRADIO's James Whale the Prime Minister "seems to be a limpet" who does not "get dislodged from her rock very easily".

Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson: 'Once this deal is voted down the EU are in trouble'

Sammy Wilson: 'Once this deal is voted down the EU are in trouble'

The DUP's Brexit spokesman said that if Parliament rejects the Withdrawal Agreement, it could give the Prime Minister a "strong hand" in negotiations with Brussels.

Stephen Kinnock MP: British politics must ‘rediscover the lost art of compromise’ for Brexit

Stephen Kinnock MP: British politics must ‘rediscover the lost art of compromise’ for Brexit

Stephen Kinnock MP: British politics must ‘rediscover lost art of compromise'

Labour’s Stephen Kinnock has said that British politics needs to “rediscover the lost art of compromise” for Brexit to be a success, as Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face MPs on her Brexit proposals.

Dominic Raab: ‘Britain can do better’ than Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Dominic Raab: ‘Britain can do better’ than Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Dominic Raab: ‘Britain can do better’ than Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has said that “Britain can do better” than the Prime Minister’s deal on leaving the European Union.

Dominic Grieve MP: I will ‘not allow’ a ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit to happen

Dominic Grieve MP: I will ‘not allow’ a ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit to happen

Dominic Grieve MP: I will ‘not allow’ a ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit to happen

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said that he, along with other MPs, will not allow a “catastrophic” no-deal Brexit to happen, as Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal is set to be voted on, on Tuesday afternoon.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Tulip Siddiq

Labour MP delays giving birth to vote against Brexit deal

Labour MP delays giving birth to vote against Brexit deal

Tulip Siddiq has revealed she has postponed her Caesarean section so she can vote against the Prime Minister's Brexit deal tomorrow.

Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk

Brexit backstop will be 'temporary', says letter from Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker 

EU letter: Brexit backstop will be 'temporary'

European Union chiefs have sent Theresa May a letter confirming that Brussels does not want the so-called "backstop" to remain in place permanently following Brexit.

Andrew Bridgen MP: ‘It is Parliament versus the people’ as MPs prepare to vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal

Andrew Bridgen MP: ‘It is Parliament versus the people’ as MPs prepare to vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal

Andrew Bridgen MP: ‘It is Parliament versus the people’

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has said that it is “Parliament versus the people” as MPs prepare to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit proposals on Tuesday.

Theresa May

What happens if Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected?

What happens if Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected?

talkRADIO's political editor Ross Kempsell explains what will happen if MPs vote against the Prime Minister's Brexit deal in tomorrow's vote.

Liam Fox: MPs feel “honour-bound” to stick to their initial Brexit decision

Liam Fox: MPs feel 'honour-bound' to stick to their initial Brexit decision

Liam Fox: MPs feel 'honour-bound' to stick to their initial Brexit decision

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said that MPs feel “honour-bound” to stick to their “initial decision” on Brexit, despite the “terrible backlash” some MPs will face if there is no Brexit.

Esther McVey MP: Theresa May’s deal is the ‘most dangerous path to go along’

Esther McVey MP: Theresa May’s deal is the ‘most dangerous path to go along’

Esther McVey MP: Theresa May’s deal is the ‘most dangerous path to go along’

Former Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has said that that Theresa May’s deal is the “most dangerous” because it will break up the “UK union” between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

Vince Cable: ‘Parliament can seize control’ of the Brexit process

Vince Cable: ‘Parliament can seize control’ of the Brexit process

Vince Cable: ‘Parliament can seize control’ of the Brexit process

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has said that Parliament can “seize control” of the Brexit legislative process because leaving the European Union is an “unprecedented situation”.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Theresa May

Theresa May: Not backing Brexit deal would be 'unforgiveable breach of trust'

Theresa May: Not backing Brexit deal would be 'unforgiveable breach of trust'

The Prime Minister has urged MPs to back her Withdrawal Agreement, and claimed voting against it would be "a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy".

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Hundreds of protesters join ‘yellow vest’ inspired march in London

Hundreds of protesters join ‘yellow vest’ inspired march in London

Hundreds of protesters join ‘yellow vest’ inspired march in London

Protesters have gathered in London for a “yellow vest” inspired anti-austerity march.

‘Yellow vest’ campaigner James Goddard arrested in London ahead of protest

‘Yellow vest’ campaigner James Goddard arrested in London ahead of protest

‘Yellow vest’ campaigner James Goddard arrested in London ahead of protest

James Goddard, a leading member of UK’s ‘yellow vest’ protesters, has been arrested in London ahead of ‘yellow vest’ protest in the capital city.

MPs get upset only when ‘politically acceptable’ views are attacked, says political commentator

MPs get upset only when ‘politically acceptable’ views are attacked, says political commentator

MPs get upset only when ‘acceptable’ views are attacked, says political expert

Political commentator Peter Oborne has said that “the whole political class gets upset” when people of “politically acceptable views get attacked” but not when it is people of “non-politically correct views”.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

Stephen Timms MP: Brexit was ‘the whole reason’ Theresa May was elected and she has failed

Stephen Timms MP: Brexit was ‘the whole reason’ Theresa May was elected and she has failed

Stephen Timms MP: Brexit was ‘the whole reason’ May was elected and she failed

Labour MP Stephen Timms has said that “in any rational world” the Government should be removed if Theresa May’s Brexit proposals are voted down on Tuesday.

Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott: Labour is 'committed' to honouring Brexit vote

Diane Abbott: Labour is 'committed' to honouring Brexit vote

The Shadow Home Secretary has insisted Labour is "committed to honouring" the Brexit vote despite backbench warnings that it will "damage" the communities they represent.

Nigel Evans MP: Extending Article 50 would be ‘like altering the date of Christmas’

Nigel Evans: Extending Article 50 would be ‘like altering the date of Christmas'

Conservative MP Nigel Evans criticised suggestions of extending Article 50 and said Theresa May had not eased the minds of MPs opposed to her deal

Maritime union protests over Chris Grayling's Brexit ferry contracts

Maritime union protests over Chris Grayling's Brexit ferry contracts

Maritime union protests over Chris Grayling's Brexit ferry contracts

A protest has been held outside the Department for Transport's head office to call for guarantees that new ferry services aimed at easing pressure on Dover after Brexit will be crewed by UK seafarers.

Richard Harrington

'In the event of a hard Brexit would I resign? The answer is yes', says Business Minister

'In the event of a hard Brexit would I resign? The answer is yes'

The Business Minister told James Whale he is standing by his decision to resign in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Peta Credlin

Jeremy Corbyn is 'socialist to his entrails', says Peta Credlin

Jeremy Corbyn is 'socialist to his entrails', says Peta Credlin

The ex-chief of staff to former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said having Jeremy Corbyn in power "would be diabolical".

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