Brexit

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Damian Green: Political debate in Supreme Court ‘feels wrong’

Damian Green: Political debate in Supreme Court ‘feels wrong’

He feels “uncomfortable” about the Supreme Court having the final say on whether Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was lawful.

Jeremy Corbyn will stay neutral in second Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn will stay neutral in second Brexit referendum

He said Labour would offer a “sensible” leave option in a Brexit referendum, but he would personally remain neutral during the campaign.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tory MPs slam Luxembourg PM for ‘grandstanding’ press conference

Tory MPs slam Luxembourg PM for ‘grandstanding’ press conference

Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel held the press conference alongside an empty podium to represent Boris Johnson.

Chuka Umunna: Revoking Article 50 is democratic

Chuka Umunna: Revoking Article 50 is democratic

He defended the Liberal Democrats’ pledge to revoke Article 50 if elected with a majority.

Supreme Court prepares to make final call on Parliament suspension

Supreme Court prepares to make final call on Parliament suspension

The UK’s highest court will today hear appeals from two separate challenges to Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019

Luxembourg PM delivers press briefing alone after Boris pulls out

Luxembourg PM delivers press briefing alone after Boris pulls out

Boris Johnson said pro-remain protesters were making too much noise for the briefing to go ahead.

Government spends £250k on ‘Get ready for Brexit’ Facebook ads

Government spends £250k on ‘Get ready for Brexit’ Facebook ads

Over £250,000 has been spent on Facebook ads preparing the public for Brexit, despite uncertainty over whether the UK will leave the EU.

Dominic Raab: Remainers will face 'reckoning' at election

Dominic Raab: Remainers will face 'reckoning' at election

The cabinet minister said MPs who have tried to “derail” Brexit will ultimately be judged by their constituents at an election.

Ann Widdecombe 'wouldn't put money' on October 31 Brexit

Ann Widdecombe 'wouldn't put money' on October 31 Brexit

The Brexit Party MEP said she was sceptical that Brexit would be delivered by Halloween.

Vince Cable: Cameron made a ‘terrible mistake’ with Brexit

Vince Cable: Cameron made a ‘terrible mistake’ with Brexit

The former Lib Dem leader said there was never a "great public demand” for a Brexit referendum.

Boris Johnson holds first face-to-face Brexit talks with EU

Boris Johnson holds first face-to-face Brexit talks with EU

He said he believed “passionately” he can strike a new Brexit deal with the European Union ahead of talks with Jean-Claude Juncker.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019

Nigel Farage blasts BBC for treating him ‘like a war criminal’

Nigel Farage blasts BBC for treating him ‘like a war criminal’

He slammed the BBC and other “mainstream media” for their “biased” coverage of the Brexit impasse.

Leave.EU campaign broke electoral law but avoids court

Leave.EU campaign broke electoral law but avoids court

The pro-Brexit campaign breached electoral law over its referendum spending return, but will face no further police action.

Boris Johnson heckled during 'Northern Powerhouse' speech

Boris Johnson heckled during 'Northern Powerhouse' speech

The heckler demanded the Prime Minister “get back to Parliament”.

Kate Hoey fears judges are ‘running the country’

Kate Hoey fears judges are ‘running the country’

The Labour MP said the courts’ involvement in Brexit is a “worry”, after a series of cases regarding Parliament's suspension.

Ian Blackford: Scotland not prepared to leave EU 'against will'

Ian Blackford: Scotland not prepared to leave EU 'against will'

The SNP's Westminster leader said he wants a general election to show Scotland's "determination" to stay in the EU.

Bercow: 'Procedural creativity' will stop no-deal Brexit

Bercow: 'Procedural creativity' will stop no-deal Brexit

Speaker John Bercow has vowed to use “procedural creativity” against the Prime Minister if he attempts to break the law over Brexit.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Green entrepreneur launches legal action against Boris Johnson

Green entrepreneur launches legal action against Boris Johnson

Dale Vince has threatened to take Boris Johnson to court to force him to confirm he will not allow a no-deal Brexit.

'Forget Yellowhammer - staying in EU is the best contingency plan'

'Forget Yellowhammer - staying in EU is the best contingency plan'

The government should consider staying in the EU rather than making no deal contingency plans, according to Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine.

What is in the Operation Yellowhammer document?

What is in the Operation Yellowhammer document?

Operation Yellowhammer, which outlines possible consequences of a no-deal Brexit, has warned of border delays and civil unrest.

Dominic Grieve compares no deal consequences to natural disaster

Dominic Grieve compares no deal consequences to natural disaster

Tory Rebel Dominic Grieve likened the outcome of a no-deal Brexit to "a hurricane or a storm".

Operation Yellowhammer: PM urged to recall Parliament

Operation Yellowhammer: PM urged to recall Parliament

Pressure is mounting on Boris Johnson to return MPs to Parliament after the release of government dossier Operation Yellowhammer.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Boris Johnson knocks back Nigel Farage’s election pact

Boris Johnson knocks back Nigel Farage’s election pact

Downing Street has dismissed Nigel Farage’s offer to form a non-aggression pact with the Brexit Party at the next election.

Sinn Fein president slams PM's 'stupid' Brexit plan

Sinn Fein president slams PM's 'stupid' Brexit plan

Mary Lou McDonald accused Boris Johnson of following a Brexit “fantasy” and said his plan for leaving the EU is “immeasurably dangerous”.

'Drop general election talk and get on with Brexit', says Labour MP

'Drop general election talk and get on with Brexit', says Labour MP

Stephen Kinnock said the only way to solve Brexit was to secure a deal, as his party's deputy leader pushes for a second referendum.

Tom Watson calls for second referendum before general election

Tom Watson calls for second referendum before general election

Jeremy Corbyn's deputy is set to urge his party to back holding a second referendum on Brexit before a general election takes place.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn warns Boris Johnson a general election ‘is coming’

Jeremy Corbyn warns Boris Johnson a general election ‘is coming’

He said a general election “is coming” but refused to accept the Prime Minister’s terms for a snap poll.

MPs form cross-party group to campaign for Brexit deal

MPs form cross-party group to campaign for Brexit deal

More than a dozen MPs, including former Conservative cabinet minister Rory Stewart and Labour MP Caroline Flint, have formed ‘MPs for a Deal’.

Kate Hoey: 'I will stay in Parliament until Brexit is delivered'

Kate Hoey: 'I will stay in Parliament until Brexit is delivered'

The Labour MP said she would consider staying on as an MP if Britain had still not left the EU at the next election.

Julia Hartley-Brewer to MP: 'Ardent Brexiteer is not an insult'

Julia Hartley-Brewer to MP: 'Ardent Brexiteer is not an insult'

The talkRADIO host clashed with Labour MP Jack Dromey during a discussion about the outgoing Commons Speaker, John Bercow.

Andrew Bridgen: Parliament full of 'zombie politicians'

Andrew Bridgen: Parliament full of 'zombie politicians'

The Tory MP criticised politicians for “shenanigans and showmanship” after the political gridlock continued in Parliament last night.

PM will not delay Brexit ‘under any circumstances’

PM will not delay Brexit ‘under any circumstances’

The Treasury minister has said Boris Johnson will not ask for a Brexit extension, despite a law being passed that may require him to do so.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Monday, September 9, 2019

Sammy Wilson: Ireland must consider where its future lies

Sammy Wilson: Ireland must consider where its future lies

He urged Irish premier Leo Varadkar to consider whether he would “rather no deal than no backstop” after a meeting with Boris Johnson.

Nigel Farage: Tory-Brexit Party pact would be ‘unstoppable’

Nigel Farage: Tory-Brexit Party pact would be ‘unstoppable’

The Brexit Party leader told Julia Hartley-Brewer that he would put "country before party" to resolve Brexit.

Brexit: Government loses another Commons vote

Brexit: Government loses another Commons vote

The government will now have to publish its plans for a no-deal Brexit.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

Boris Johnson’s ex-boss: 'He’s less fit to be PM than my Labrador'

Boris Johnson’s ex-boss: 'He’s less fit to be PM than my Labrador'

Sir Max Hastings accused the Prime Minister of being a “fantasist” and “completely self-obsessed”.

Jacob Rees-Mogg issues apology to doctor opposed to no-deal Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg issues apology to doctor opposed to no-deal Brexit

The Tory MP compared Dr David Nicholl to a disgraced anti-vaxxer, after he spoke of his concerns regarding a no-deal Brexit.

Wetherspoons slashes beer prices to promote Brexit

Wetherspoons slashes beer prices to promote Brexit

The pub giant has announced the price of a pint of beer was being cut by an average of 20p in a bid to show how life might be after Brexit.

Kate Hoey 'completely confused' by Labour policy

Kate Hoey 'completely confused' by Labour policy

The Labour MP called her own party's stance on Brexit "utter nonsense".

Sir Ed Davey: Democracy cannot have 'a gun to its head'

Sir Ed Davey: Democracy cannot have 'a gun to its head'

The Liberal Democrat MP said his party would only support a general election once a no-deal Brexit was “off the table”.

Ann Widdecombe will back PM if he sticks to Brexit deadline

Ann Widdecombe will back PM if he sticks to Brexit deadline

She said the Brexit Party would support Boris Johnson as long as he kept his promise to leave the European Union on October 31.

Jeremy Corbyn 'does not trust the public', says cabinet minister

Jeremy Corbyn 'does not trust the public', says cabinet minister

Alok Sharma urged Labour to support a general election when it is put to the House of Commons for a second time on Monday.

Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on election trail

Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on election trail

He will visit a farm in Aberdeenshire and announce an extra £51.4 million for Scottish farmers over the next two years.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Second motion for general election scheduled

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Second motion for general election scheduled

Jacob Rees-Mogg has confirmed a second attempt to get MPs to back an early general election will take place on Monday.

Boris Johnson: ‘I hate banging on about Brexit’

Boris Johnson: ‘I hate banging on about Brexit’

The Prime Minister urged for a general election today while speaking at the launch of his government's police recruitment drive.

Jeremy Corbyn handed ‘big girl’s blouse’ after PM jibe

Jeremy Corbyn handed ‘big girl’s blouse’ after PM jibe

The Labour leader was handed a woman's blouse after the Prime Minister called him a "big girl's blouse" in the Commons yesterday.

Prime Minister's brother Jo Johnson quits politics

Prime Minister's brother Jo Johnson quits politics

Jo Johnson has quit as a Tory MP and minister, saying he had been "torn between family loyalty and the national interest".

Luciana Berger joins Liberal Democrats

Luciana Berger joins Liberal Democrats

She said the Lib Dems were the “strongest party to stop Brexit, fight for equality and a fairer country”.

Jo Swinson: 'I'm running to be the next Prime Minister'

Jo Swinson: 'I'm running to be the next Prime Minister'

The Liberal Democrat leader confirmed her plans to run for Prime Minister if a general election is called.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg hints at Conservative leave alliance

Annunziata Rees-Mogg hints at Conservative leave alliance

However, she refused to confirm whether her party would run candidates against Conservative MPs should an early election be called.

Mark Harper: 'No chance of EU deal without general election'

Mark Harper: 'No chance of EU deal without general election'

He is certain the current Parliament is unable to resolve the issue of Brexit and an election would offer a “clear choice” to voters.

Lords pledge to pass Bill opposing no-deal Brexit by Friday

Lords pledge to pass Bill opposing no-deal Brexit by Friday

It promised to complete all stages of an opposition proposal to block a no-deal Brexit by Friday despite fears of a lengthy filibuster.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Emily Thornberry: Boris gets away with things 'because he's posh'

Emily Thornberry: Boris gets away with things 'because he's posh'

The Labour MP accused the Prime Minister of not being able to grasp "how serious" Brexit was.

Mike Graham accuses Labour MP of not doing job 'for three years'

Mike Graham accuses Labour MP of not doing job 'for three years'

The talkRADIO host had a heated discussion with Labour MP Lisa Nandy.

PMQs: Time to 'get rid' of Sadiq Khan, says Boris Johnson

PMQs: Time to 'get rid' of Sadiq Khan, says Boris Johnson

The Prime Minister attacked the Mayor of London, accusing him of "squandering" money.

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