Brexit

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

MPs to reconsider Brexit deal amendments after Lords defeats

MPs to reconsider Brexit deal amendments after Lords defeats

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal will return to the Commons for further scrutiny today after he suffered five defeats in the House of Lords.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Brexit day Cabinet meeting to be held in north of England

Brexit day Cabinet meeting to be held in north of England

Boris Johnson has planned to take his Cabinet on tour to the North of England as part of his promise to “work for the whole country”.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

Christine Jardine: We should be giving EU citizens more respect

Christine Jardine: We should be giving EU citizens more respect

The Liberal Democrat MP said EU citizens who have lived and worked in Britain "for decades" should be given an automatic right to remain.

Nigel Farage: Government too embarrassed to celebrate Brexit

Nigel Farage: Government too embarrassed to celebrate Brexit

The outgoing MEP said the decision by Commons officials to rule out chiming Big Ben showed the government was "embarrassed" by Brexit.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Six ‘serious criminals’ denied right to live in UK after Brexit

Six ‘serious criminals’ denied right to live in UK after Brexit

The Home Office has finalised the applications of 2.45 million EU citizens to live and work in the UK after Brexit but denied six criminals.

Crowdfunder for Big Ben Brexit bong reaches £100k

Crowdfunder for Big Ben Brexit bong reaches £100k

The fundraising page for Big Ben to chime on January 31 has reached 20 per cent of its target in less than 24 hours.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Calls for church bells to ring for Brexit met with opposition

Calls for church bells to ring for Brexit met with opposition

The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers said it does not endorse ringing bells in churches “for political reasons” such as Brexit.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Mark Francois: I offered to ‘whack’ Big Ben for Brexit myself

Mark Francois: I offered to ‘whack’ Big Ben for Brexit myself

The Conservative MP said it was "brilliant" that the PM has suggested a crowdfunder to meet the costs of "bonging" Big Ben on Brexit day.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020

MP: Taking rights of child refugees out of Brexit Bill ‘disgusting’

MP: Taking rights of child refugees out of Brexit Bill ‘disgusting’

Christine Jardine said the government’s decision not to enshrine the rights of child refugees in the Brexit Bill is a "discredit to all of us".

MP calls for public buildings to fly Union flag to mark Brexit day

MP calls for public buildings to fly Union flag to mark Brexit day

Sir John Hayes said flying the national flag would be a "fitting tribute" and would show that Britain is "unafraid of our patriotism".

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

EU official: ‘Impossible’ to agree full trade deal by end of 2020

EU official: ‘Impossible’ to agree full trade deal by end of 2020

Ursula Von der Leyen has said negotiators "cannot expect to agree on every single aspect" of an EU-UK trade deal without an extension.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

Nigel Farage will 'never say never' to knighthood or peerage

Nigel Farage will 'never say never' to knighthood or peerage

The Brexit Party leader said the House of Lords "needs to go", but refused to rule out the possibility of becoming a Sir or Lord.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019

Sajid Javid confirms £3bn to help farmers ‘thrive’ after Brexit

Sajid Javid confirms £3bn to help farmers ‘thrive’ after Brexit

The Chancellor said farmers can enter the new year "with confidence" after announcing the funds to support them after the UK leaves the EU.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019

Brexit withdrawal bill passes House of Commons

Brexit withdrawal bill passes House of Commons

Boris Johnson's Withdrawal Bill to leave the European Union has passed through the House of Commons.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Lib Dem MP: Bill to block Brexit delay ‘utterly reckless’

Lib Dem MP: Bill to block Brexit delay ‘utterly reckless’

Daisy Cooper has said there is "absolutely no way" the UK could negotiate a trade deal by December 2020, as Boris Johnson has promised.

Boris Johnson to block further Brexit delay

Boris Johnson to block further Brexit delay

Ministers have re-worked the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to "legally prohibit" any further extensions to the Brexit deadline.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Monday, December 16, 2019

Woman 'fixated' with ex-MP Anna Soubry jailed for harassment

Woman 'fixated' with ex-MP Anna Soubry jailed for harassment

A Brexiteer who was "fixated" with the Remain-supporting former MP has been given a 28-day jail sentence and three year restraining order.

MPs to vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal this week

MPs to vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal this week

The Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) will be brought before the Commons on Friday.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

Femi Oluwole: ‘The battle is lost’

Femi Oluwole: ‘The battle is lost’

The second referendum campaigner said he will now focus his efforts on holding Boris Johnson to account over his Brexit deal.

People’s Vote campaign to ‘rebrand’ after Conservative win

People’s Vote campaign to ‘rebrand’ after Conservative win

The campaign for a second Brexit referendum has conceded that its goal is no longer on the cards and will now fight for a "fair deal".

Wetherspoons boss £44m richer following election result

Wetherspoons boss £44m richer following election result

Brexiteer Tim Martin has become £44 million richer as the stock market reacted to Boris Johnson’s landslide election win.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Layla Moran: I am a Remainer as much as I am a woman

Layla Moran: I am a Remainer as much as I am a woman

The Liberal Democrat candidate has said she could never give up campaigning for the UK to stay in the European Union.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Brexit Party MEPs quit to back Boris Johnson’s deal

Brexit Party MEPs quit to back Boris Johnson’s deal

Nigel Farage said he was "disappointed" that three of his MEPs had quit the party in order to support the Prime Minister's Brexit deal.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Nish Kumar booed off stage for Brexit jokes at charity gig

Nish Kumar booed off stage for Brexit jokes at charity gig

The comedian had bread thrown at him and was booed off stage after making political jokes at the Lord's Taverners charity lunch.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Matt Hancock: NHS is not for sale

Matt Hancock: NHS is not for sale

The Health Secretary responds to a claim by Jeremy Corbyn that the service could be privatised

Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

Chuka Umunna: Only Boris Johnson knows whether he is a racist

Chuka Umunna: Only Boris Johnson knows whether he is a racist

He accused Boris Johnson of saying and doing “racist” things, but did not go so far as to call him a racist.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

Plaid Cymru offers ‘green jobs revolution’ in manifesto launch

Plaid Cymru offers ‘green jobs revolution’ in manifesto launch

Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price has promised to create tens of thousands of jobs in a “green jobs revolution” during his manifesto launch.

Nigel Farage launches Brexit Party platform with immigration pledge

Nigel Farage launches Brexit Party platform with immigration pledge

The Brexit Party leader called for an immigration cap, a halving of the foreign aid budget and the scrapping of HS2.

Keir Starmer: Country will not go back to normal after Brexit

Keir Starmer: Country will not go back to normal after Brexit

Sir Keir Starmer has warned Britain “won’t go back to normal” no matter whether Britain leaves the European Union or decides to stay.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Labour to reveal manifesto for ‘real change’

Labour to reveal manifesto for ‘real change’

Jeremy Corbyn will reveal Labour’s manifesto, which is set to include a second Brexit referendum and free broadband for all.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Donald Tusk: ‘Don’t give up’ on reversing Brexit

Donald Tusk: ‘Don’t give up’ on reversing Brexit

The outgoing European Council president urged Remain campaigners not to "give up" in their fight to stop Brexit.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP has ‘cast-iron mandate’ for second Indyref

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP has ‘cast-iron mandate’ for second Indyref

The leader of the SNP has said a vote for her party would be a chance to "escape Brexit" and put Scotland's future back in its own hands.

Sir Roger Gale willing to back 'flawed' Brexit deal

Sir Roger Gale willing to back 'flawed' Brexit deal

The Tory candidate said he "couldn't understand" the PM's Brexit deal, but argued it was in the interests of the country to get it "done".

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Lib Dems pledge £50bn for public services if Brexit is stopped

Lib Dems pledge £50bn for public services if Brexit is stopped

Jo Swinson has said stopping Brexit would generate a £50 billion "remain bonus" that her party would put into public services.

Michael Gove: If Diane Abbott can't back a Corbyn deal, how can we?

Michael Gove: If Diane Abbott can't back a Corbyn deal, how can we?

The cabinet minister slated the Labour leader's Brexit policy, joking that it was "as clear as an apology from Vicky Pollard".

Jean-Claude Juncker: PM told 'so many lies' during Brexit campaign

Jean-Claude Juncker: PM told 'so many lies' during Brexit campaign

The outgoing European Commission president accused Boris Johnson of lying ahead of the 2016 referendum.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Tory Brexit countdown clock now counts days since October 31

Tory Brexit countdown clock now counts days since October 31

It is accompanied by a sign which blames opposition parties for the Brexit delay.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Ken Livingstone: Boris spends too much time 'promoting himself'

Ken Livingstone: Boris spends too much time 'promoting himself'

The ex-Labour Mayor of London said the Prime Minister needed to be in Downing Street "sorting out the mess".

Jeremy Corbyn launches 2019 general election campaign

Jeremy Corbyn launches 2019 general election campaign

Jeremy Corbyn criticised “the elite” as he launched Labour's election campaign in his first major speech ahead of the December 12 poll.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Lord Falconer predicts 'hung Parliament' at next election

Lord Falconer predicts 'hung Parliament' at next election

The Labour peer said the PM had "stripped" his party "of all allies" in the Commons, and would struggle to form a government if he won.

Boris Johnson prepares for ‘tough’ election campaign

Boris Johnson prepares for ‘tough’ election campaign

He warned Conservative MPs against acting complacent, despite the government emerging victorious from a battle over an early election date.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

MPs vote for general election on December 12

MPs vote for general election on December 12

A general election is set to be held on December 12 after MPs rejected an amendment aimed at changing the date of the PM's election plan.

Boris Johnson: Labour want Brexit on 'twelfth of never'

Boris Johnson: Labour want Brexit on 'twelfth of never'

The Prime Minister accused opposition MPs of trying to delay Brexit "forever".

Brexit 50p coins to be melted down after latest extension

Brexit 50p coins to be melted down after latest extension

The Royal Mint will re-date its special Brexit 50p after the EU agreed to extend the UK's withdrawal deadline for another three months.

No deal traffic preparations suspended after Brexit delay

No deal traffic preparations suspended after Brexit delay

The government has said it will end Operation Brock "as soon as possible" after Brussels granted a Brexit delay until January 31, 2020.

Labour Party to back December election

Labour Party to back December election

The UK is on course for a December general election after Labour announced its conditions to back the move had been met.

Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson was 'wrong' to pull Brexit Bill

Lord Heseltine: Boris Johnson was 'wrong' to pull Brexit Bill

The former deputy PM said pulling the Withdrawal Agreement Bill after it secured a second reading was the "wrong decision".

Boris Johnson pushes ahead with early election plans

Boris Johnson pushes ahead with early election plans

Boris Johnson is expected to once again ask MPs to support a December 12 election despite the measure being defeated on Monday night.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s bid for December 12 general election

MPs reject Boris Johnson’s bid for December 12 general election

The Prime Minister has said he will put forward a "short Bill" to try again to get MPs to back having an election on December 12 after they rejected it this evening.

People's Vote chairman accused of 'sabotaging' campaign

People's Vote chairman accused of 'sabotaging' campaign

Campaigner Alastair Campbell accused the group's chairman Roland Rudd of "sabotage", after he reportedly fired two senior staff members.

EU grants UK January 31 Brexit extension

EU grants UK January 31 Brexit extension

The EU has accepted the UK’s request for a Brexit “flextension” until January 31 2020, European Council president Donald Tusk has said.

Richard Tice: Only Brexit Party can keep Conservatives ‘honest’

Richard Tice: Only Brexit Party can keep Conservatives ‘honest’

The MEP said Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan could leave Britain locked in a “never-ending transition”.

Lib Dems and SNP may overrule Boris Johnson’s election date

Lib Dems and SNP may overrule Boris Johnson’s election date

Boris Johnson may be successful in his bid for an early election if the European Union grants a Brexit extension until January 31.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

Ann Widdecombe: Tories have never taken the Brexit Party seriously

Ann Widdecombe: Tories have never taken the Brexit Party seriously

The Brexit Party MEP said her party could help the government win a "thumping great majority" in an election.

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Blair will 'struggle' to back Labour at election

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Blair will 'struggle' to back Labour at election

In an exclusive interview with talkRADIO, the former PM revealed he was not the "world's greatest supporter" of Jeremy Corbyn.

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