Brexit

Friday, May 24, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

Theresa May's premiership: The highs and lows

Theresa May's premiership: The highs and lows

Theresa May has announced that she will step down as Prime Minister on June 7. 

Theresa May

Boris Johnson leads tributes to 'dignified' Theresa May

Boris Johnson leads tributes to 'dignified' Theresa May

Potential contenders to replace Mrs May as Conservative leader have lined up to pay tribute to the "dignified" manner in which she announced her resignation.

Mark Francois Theresa May

Mark Francois: May was 'the architect of her downfall'

Mark Francois: May was 'the architect of her downfall'

One of the constant critics of outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May has called her resignation “a very sad occasion”.

David Mellor

David Mellor: Theresa May had 'no leadership capability whatsoever'

David Mellor: Theresa May had 'no leadership capability whatsoever'

Theresa May was never a leader in the way the public “would expect a leader to be”, according to former Tory cabinet member David Mellor.

Theresa May

Tearful May announces resignation: 'I have done my best'

Tearful May announces resignation: 'I have done my best'

The Prime Minister has announced she will resign on June 7.

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: 'Second referendum will break Brexit deadlock'

Dominic Grieve: 'Second referendum will break Brexit deadlock'

The former attorney general said a second referendum would give the country a "way out" of the Brexit impasse.

Brexit briefing: Theresa May to confirm resignation date

Brexit briefing: Theresa May to confirm resignation date

Theresa May is expected to set out when she will quit Number 10 after a Cabinet revolt over her Brexit plan.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Cabinet ministers urge PM to ditch her Brexit Bill

Cabinet ministers urge PM to ditch Brexit Bill

Cabinet ministers urge PM to ditch Brexit Bill

Theresa May has been urged by Cabinet members to scrap her heavily criticised Brexit legislation as speculation mounts about her future.

Tory leadership candidates 'unsuitable' to be PM

Tory leadership candidates 'unsuitable' to be PM

Few of the Tory MPs considering a bid for the leadership have the “qualities” to be prime minister, according to Conservative MP Sir David Amess.

Theresa May’s Brexit bill pushed back after backlash from MPs

Theresa May’s Brexit Bill pushed back after backlash from MPs

Theresa May’s Brexit Bill pushed back after backlash from MPs

Theresa May has shelved plans to introduce key Brexit legislation to implement the Withdrawal Agreement in the first week of June following a major backlash from MPs.

Kate Hoey: Jeremy Corbyn is ‘outnumbered’ by anti-Brexit MPs

Kate Hoey: Jeremy Corbyn is ‘outnumbered’ by anti-Brexit MPs

Kate Hoey: Jeremy Corbyn is ‘outnumbered’ by anti-Brexit MPs

Brexiteer MP Kate Hoey has said that she “still defends” Jeremy Corbyn because he is “outnumbered” by Remain-supporting MPs within the Labour Party.

Iain Duncan Smith

Iain Duncan Smith: A 'leading Brexiteer' has to lead Tory Party

Iain Duncan Smith: A 'leading Brexiteer' has to lead Tory Party

The former Conservative leader said the next person at the helm had to be a "leading Brexiteer".

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: Pressure on May to leave as Commons leader quits

Brexit briefing: Pressure on May to leave as Commons leader quits

Pressure is intensifying on Theresa May to resign after Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom quit the Cabinet over the Prime Minister's Brexit plan.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Nadine Dorries

Boris Johnson the 'only person' who can save the Tory Party

Boris Johnson the 'only person' who can save the Tory Party

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries announced she would be backing Boris Johnson in a leadership contest.

Owen Paterson: 'I hope there'll be a coup against the PM'

Owen Paterson: 'I hope there'll be a coup against the PM'

The Tory MP said it was time for a new Prime Minister and cabinet.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: 'Back my deal' May urges Corbyn

Brexit briefing: 'Back my deal' May urges Corbyn

Theresa May has urged the Labour leader to compromise and back her Brexit deal after the proposals received a hostile response from critics on her own side.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Theresa May: Withdrawal Agreement Bill to include vote on second referendum

Theresa May's Brexit bill to include vote on second referendum

Theresa May's Brexit bill to include vote on second referendum

The Prime Minister has said that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill will include “a requirement to vote on whether to hold a second referendum”.

Priti Patel

Priti Patel: 'Not acceptable' for chancellor to rule out no-deal

Priti Patel: 'Not acceptable' for chancellor to rule out no-deal

The Conservative MP slapped down Philip Hammond's claims that a no-deal Brexit would be "damaging".

Chancellor

Brexit briefing: Hammond warns leadership hopefuls against no-deal

Brexit briefing: Hammond warns leadership hopefuls against no-deal

The chancellor is to warn Tory leadership hopefuls against advocating for a "damaging" no-deal Brexit.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock: My 'time hasn't come yet' to run for Tory leader

Matt Hancock: My 'time hasn't come yet' to run for Tory leader

The health secretary refused to rule out running for leadership of the Conservatives in the future.

Lord Heseltine

Lord Heseltine: 'Tories are entitled to eject me from the party'

Lord Heseltine: 'Tories are entitled to eject me from the party'

The Conservative peer said his party would be "entitled" to kick him out after he pledged his support to the Liberal Democrats.

Andrew Bridgen

Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement is a 'surrender document'

Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement is a 'surrender document'

Andrew Bridgen has insisted the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement Bill will fail to win the support of MPs.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: PM promises 'bold' Withdrawal Agreement Bill

Brexit briefing: PM promises 'bold' Withdrawal Agreement Bill

Theresa May is set to begin discussions with senior ministers on her proposed new "bold offer" to MPs in a final attempt to get her Brexit deal through Parliament.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

Andrew Bridgen brands Theresa May ‘isolated beleaguered PM’

Andrew Bridgen brands Theresa May ‘isolated beleaguered PM’

Andrew Bridgen brands Theresa May ‘isolated beleaguered PM’

Theresa May has been described as an “isolated beleaguered Prime Minister” by Brexiteer MP Andrew Bridgen.

Mark Francois

Mark Francois 'certain that a Brexiteer' will become Tory leader

Mark Francois 'certain that a Brexiteer' will become Tory leader

The Conservative MP said he would be voting "for a Brexiteer" to take over the party.

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve: I will 'stand on my own' if deselected

Dominic Grieve: I will 'stand on my own' if deselected

The Conservative MP revealed he would be willing to stand as an independent MP in the next general election.

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa

Brexit briefing: Cross-party Brexit talks to close with no deal

Brexit briefing: Cross-party Brexit talks to close with no deal

Cross-party Brexit talks are set to close with no agreement reached, it has been reported.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Theresa May agrees to set departure date after Brexit vote

Theresa May agrees to set departure date after Brexit vote

Theresa May agrees to set departure date after Brexit vote

Theresa May has agreed to set a timetable for the election of her successor as Tory leader, the chairman of the 1922 Committee has said.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: 1922 Committee prepared to 'force out' Prime Minister

Brexit briefing: 1922 Committee prepared to 'force out' Prime Minister

Theresa May is facing a showdown meeting with senior Tories, who are demanding she sets a firm resignation date.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Labour and Tories found to have least clear Brexit policies

Labour and Tories found to have least clear Brexit policies

Labour and Tories found to have least clear Brexit policies

Labour and the Conservative Party have the least clear policies on Brexit, according to a YouGov poll.

PMQs: Theresa May accused of making the UK a ‘laughing stock’

PMQs: Theresa May accused of making the UK a ‘laughing stock’

PMQs: Theresa May accused of making the UK a ‘laughing stock’

An MP has accused Theresa May of making the United Kingdom “an international laughing stock” with her attempts to negotiate a Brexit deal.

Peter Bone

Peter Bone: 'Absurd' for PM to bring back Withdrawal Agreement

Peter Bone: 'Absurd' for PM to bring back Withdrawal Agreement

The Tory MP said there was no "logic" in getting MPs to vote on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill for a fourth time.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: Withdrawal Agreement to be brought back to Commons

Brexit briefing: Withdrawal Agreement to be brought back to Commons

A fourth 'meaningful vote' will take place on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in early June, Downing Street has announced.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Lord Adonis

Lord Adonis: 'There isn't going to be a revised Brexit deal'

Lord Adonis: 'There isn't going to be a revised Brexit deal'

The Labour peer and MEP candidate ruled out the possibility of a Labour-Conservative Brexit deal.

Iain Duncan Smith

Olly Robbins' team 'couldn't negotiate their way out of a paper bag'

Olly Robbins' team 'couldn't negotiate their way out of a paper bag'

Iain Duncan Smith said he did not have a "huge amount of confidence" in the government's Brexit negotiators.

Margaret Thatcher

Thatcher would have handled Brexit better than May, says Tory peer

Thatcher would have handled Brexit better than May, says Tory peer

Lord Dobbs said the former Prime Minister would have "sliced through President Juncker with a smile".

Monday, May 13, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage: 'I will never, ever use the word manifesto'

Nigel Farage: 'I will never, ever use the word manifesto'

The Brexit Party leader said he would not discuss domestic policies until after the European elections.

Sir Keir

Brexit briefing: Keir Starmer demands second referendum

Brexit briefing: Keir Starmer demands second referendum

A cross-party Brexit deal will need to include a second referendum in order to receive the backing of Labour MPs, Sir Keir Starmer has said.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Kate Hoey

Kate Hoey: 'Brexit has broken the two-party system'

Kate Hoey: 'Brexit has broken the two-party system'

The co-chair of Labour Leave said the country had been left "very angry" by the handling of Brexit.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: PM refuses to set departure date

Brexit briefing: PM refuses to set departure date

Theresa May has rebuffed demands to set out a timetable for her departure from Number 10, amid growing pressure from Tory MPs to make way for a new leader.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

PMQs: Theresa May told to ‘step aside’ after ‘failed’ Brexit talks

PMQs: Theresa May told to ‘step aside’ by Tory MP

PMQs: Theresa May told to ‘step aside’ by Tory MP

The Prime Minister has been told to “step aside” by Andrea Jenkyns during a heated Commons debate.

European investment in UK tech surges despite Brexit uncertainty

European investment in UK tech surges despite Brexit uncertainty

Britain’s tech industry has had a surge in European investors despite Brexit uncertainty, according to a new report.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: PM threatened with revolt by Tory activists

Brexit briefing: PM threatened with revolt by Tory activists

A Tory grassroots revolt has been threatened next month if Mrs May does not set out specifics on when she will pack her bags and leave Downing Street.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

EU elections to go ahead on May 23

EU elections to go ahead on May 23

EU elections to go ahead on May 23

The government has accepted it cannot get its Brexit deal through Parliament in time to avoid European elections on May 23.

Kate Hoey: Mrs May 'cannot see that her time is up'

Kate Hoey: Mrs May 'cannot see that her time is up'

Labour Leave's co-chair Kate Hoey has claimed now is the time for the Prime Minister to step down, as cross-party Brexit talks continue.

Mike Gapes

Change UK's Mike Gapes: 'The old parties have failed us'

Change UK's Mike Gapes: 'The old parties have failed us'

The MP for Ilford South called for a "fundamental reform" of Britain's political system.

Harry and Meghan

Tory MP Nigel Evans: 'Put Harry and Meghan in charge of Brexit'

Tory MP Nigel Evans: 'Put Harry and Meghan in charge of Brexit'

The 1922 Committee secretary joked that the royal couple had "delivered the royal baby on time", and could now turn their attention to Brexit.

Theresa May

Brexit briefing: Growing pressure on PM to set resignation date

Brexit briefing: Growing pressure on PM to set resignation date

Theresa May is expected to have discussions with the chairman of the powerful 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers as calls increase for her to set a firm resignation date.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

No-deal Brexit ferry contracts to be cancelled

No-deal Brexit ferry contracts to be cancelled

No-deal Brexit ferry contracts to be cancelled

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is cancelling a set of contracts to provide ferry services after a no-deal Brexit, at a cost estimated at around £50 million.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Kate Hoey: Labour to end up with ‘carefully crafted Brexit fudge’

Kate Hoey: Labour to end up with ‘carefully crafted Brexit fudge’

Kate Hoey: Labour to end up with ‘carefully crafted Brexit fudge’

Brexiteer Kate Hoey has said that the Labour Party will end up with a “carefully crafted fudge” on the issue of Brexit if they try to keep all sides of the party happy.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

Queen's speech to be delayed until Brexit delivered, says PM

Queen's speech to be delayed until Brexit delivered, says PM

The Prime Minister has announced that the Queen’s Speech will be delayed until Brexit has been delivered.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Johnny Mercer

Tory MP Johnny Mercer accuses deputy chief whip of 'blackmail'

Tory MP Johnny Mercer accuses deputy chief whip of 'blackmail'

Mr Mercer made the allegations during his appearance on an episode of the BBC's Have I Got News For You.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

Mark Francois claims he bet on himself for Tory leader

Mark Francois claims he bet on himself for Tory leader

Mark Francois claims he bet on himself for Tory leader

Brexiteer Mark Francois has claimed he has bet on himself to take over as Tory leader.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Andrew Adonis

Lord Adonis apologises after telling Brexiteers not to vote Labour

Lord Adonis apologises after telling Brexiteers not to vote Labour

The Labour peer has apologised after saying that Brexit supporters should not vote for the party.

Nicky Morgan

Triggering leadership contest would be 'height of self-indulgence'

Triggering leadership contest would be 'height of self-indulgence'

Nicky Morgan has urged fellow politicians to stop "setting about" the leadership of the Conservative Party.

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