European Union

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

James Cleverly MP: No-deal Brexit would ‘make business harder’

James Cleverly MP: No-deal Brexit would ‘make business harder’

James Cleverly MP: No-deal Brexit would ‘make business harder’

James Cleverly, Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party has said that leaving the European Union without a deal would “make business harder”, but that he still thought a deal was “the most likely option”.

Council denies covering up billboard targeting Jeremy Corbyn

Council covers up billboard targeting Jeremy Corbyn in 'mix up'

Council covers up billboard targeting Jeremy Corbyn in 'mix up'

Islington Council have admitted to covering up an anti-Brexit billboard targeting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in his own constituency, adding that it was simply "a mix up".

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Chris Grayling over ‘fiasco’ of cancelled Brexit ferry contract to boatless Seaborne Freight

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Chris Grayling over ‘fiasco’ of cancelled Brexit ferry contract

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Chris Grayling over Seaborne Freight ‘fiasco'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has attacked Chris Grayling over the ‘fiasco’ of having to cancel a no-deal Brexit ferry contract with a company that it did not have any boats.

No-deal Brexit: What is being stockpiled?

Post-Brexit Britain: The strangest things being stockpiled

Post-Brexit Britain: The strangest things being stockpiled

As Brexit day nears, here are some of the more unusual items being stockpiled as people prepare for post-Brexit Britain.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

George Freeman MP: ‘I was looking forward to a Valentines love-in in Parliament, but that looks like it will be delayed’

George Freeman MP: ‘I was looking forward to a Valentines love-in in Parliament, but that looks like it will be delayed’

George Freeman MP: ‘I was looking forward to a Valentines love-in in Parliament'

George Freeman, Theresa May’s former policy adviser, has said that he was looking forward to “a Valentines love-in” on Thursday, when the prime minister is set to return to update MPs on progress with the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Philip Hammond’s promise for a ‘deal dividend’ is ‘not credible’, says MP Nicky Morgan

Philip Hammond’s promise for a ‘deal dividend’ is ‘not credible’, says MP Nicky Morgan

Chancellor's promise for a ‘deal dividend’ is ‘not credible’, says Nicky Morgan

Nicky Morgan, chair of the Treasury Committee, has dismissed the Chancellor’s forecast of a “deal dividend” saying it was “not credible” to describe any economic boost from a Brexit deal as a "dividend".

Andrea Leadsom: MPs need to support Theresa May’s Brexit deal to ‘move forward with their lives’

Andrea Leadsom: MPs need to support Theresa May’s Brexit deal so UK can ‘move forward with our lives’

Andrea Leadsom: MPs need to back May’s deal to ‘move forward' with their lives

Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom has urged MPs to support Theresa May’s deal so that they “can actually leave the EU and move forward with our lives”.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Eurotunnel takes UK government to court over no-deal Brexit ferry contracts

Eurotunnel takes UK government to court over no-deal Brexit ferry contracts

Eurotunnel takes UK government to court over no-deal Brexit ferry contracts

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling's decision to award contracts to three ferry companies, including one with no ships, under no-deal Brexit plans, is being challenged at the High Court.

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Corbyn called for European Union to be 'defeated' in explosive rally speech

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Corbyn called for European Union to be 'defeated' in explosive rally speech

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Corbyn called for European Union to be 'defeated'

Jeremy Corbyn called for the European Union to be "defeated" in explosive comments unearthed by talkRADIO.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve says he would 'refuse' to be part of a government pushing for no-deal Brexit

Dominic Grieve says he would 'refuse' to be part of push for no-deal Brexit

Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve has that he would "refuse" to be part of a government that was elected to take the UK out of the European Union without a deal.

John Redwood on Donald Tusk: ‘I don’t think he had me in mind - I set out a very clear plan'

John Redwood on Donald Tusk: ‘I don’t think he had me in mind - I set out a very clear plan'

John Redwood on Donald Tusk: ‘I don’t think he had me in mind’

Sir John Redwood, a member of pro-Brexit group Leave Means Leave, has said that the President of the European Council Donald Tusk did not have him “in mind” because the MP has always had a plan for leaving the EU.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Calais port chief says he does not want to see Transport Secretary Chris Grayling again

Calais port chief says he does not want to see Transport Secretary Chris Grayling again

Calais port chief says he does not want to see Chris Grayling again

The chairman of the port of Calais has said he does not want to see Transport Secretary Chris Grayling again.

Sammy Wilson

DUP’s Sammy Wilson: Brexit will not ‘take us back’ to the Troubles

DUP’s Sammy Wilson: Brexit will not ‘take us back’ to the Troubles

Sammy Wilson, DUP’s Brexit spokesman has said that “there is absolutely no reason that leaving the EU should take us back” to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

No-deal Brexit would be ‘very good for the many, not the few’, says Leave Means Leave Chairman

No-deal Brexit would be ‘very good for the many, not the few’, says Leave Means Leave chairman

No deal would be ‘good for the many, not the few’, says Leave Means Leave chair

John Longworth, chairman of Leave Means Leave has said that leaving the European Union without a deal would be “very good for the many, not the few”.

Sir Bernard Jenkin: MPs will not accept ‘window-dressing’, they want ‘substantive change’ on the backstop

Sir Bernard Jenkin: MPs will not accept ‘window-dressing’, they want ‘substantive change’ on the backstop

Sir Bernard Jenkin: MPs will not accept ‘window-dressing’ to the backstop

Conservative MP Sir Bernard Jenkin has said that MPs will not accept “window-dressing”, after the prime minister has suggested that she is seeking "changes" to the controversial backstop, rather than its total removal from the agreement.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Former Northern Ireland first minister threatens to take Government to court over Brexit backstop

Lord Trimble threatens to take government to court over Brexit backstop

Lord threatens to take Government to court over Northern Irish backstop

Former Northern Ireland first minister Lord Trimble is threatening to take the government to court over the controversial Brexit backstop.

Iain Duncan Smith: ‘The ball will be back in the EU’s court’ after UK rejects Irish backstop proposals

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU want UK to have an 'orderly' Brexit, the ball is in their court

Iain Duncan Smith: If EU want an 'orderly' Brexit, the ball is in their court

Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith has said that the “ball will be back in the EU’s court” if they want the UK to leave the EU in an “orderly” way.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

A third of road users feel road rage has got worse since EU referendum, says Auto Trader

Third of road users feel road rage has worsened since EU referendum, study finds

Third of road users feel road rage is worse since EU referendum, study finds

Ben Derby, the spokesman for Auto Trader has revealed that over 30 per cent of road users, who feel road rage is problem, think it has got worse since the 2016 EU referendum.

Brexit Committee MPs visits Brussels to discuss 'next steps' in Brexit negotiations

Brexit committee to visit Brussels to discuss 'next steps' in Brexit negotiations

Brexit committee to visit Brussels to discuss 'next steps' in Brexit talks

MPs from the Exiting the European Union Committee are set to meet EU officials in Brussels to discuss the last Brexit negotiations on Monday.

Marcus Fysh MP: MPs need to ‘hold their nerve’ over Brexit negotiations

Marcus Fysh: MPs need to ‘hold their nerve’ over Brexit negotiations

Marcus Fysh: MPs need to ‘hold their nerve’ over Brexit negotiations

Conservative MP Marcus Fysh has said that MPs need to "hold their nerve" over the Brexit negotiations, as MPs prepare to meet with the Prime Minister to suggest alternatives to the Irish backstop.

Brexiteers respond to Nissan: ‘I have had it up to here with this’

Lord Digby Jones: 'I've had it up to here with the established elite trying to sabotage Brexit'

Lord Digby Jones: 'I've had it up to here with the established elite'

Lord Digby Jones, a cross-party peer has said he has “had it up to here” with Brexit being blamed for businesses moving production out of the UK.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Should UK holidaymakers wait until after March 29 to book their getaways?

Should UK holidaymakers wait until after March 29 to book their getaways?

Should UK holidaymakers wait until after March 29 to book their getaways?

UK travellers should be able to travel to most EU countries visa-free after March 29, even in the case of a no-deal Brexit - so will travelling to the European Union after 'Brexit Day' be any different?

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Daniel Hannan MEP: ‘No serious self-respecting democracy’ can agree to the backstop

Daniel Hannan MEP: ‘No serious self-respecting democracy’ can agree to the backstop

Daniel Hannan MEP: ‘No self-respecting democracy’ can agree to the backstop

Daniel Hannan, the Conservative MEP for the south east England has said that “no serious self-respecting democracy” would agree to the Irish backstop.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tom Brake MP: Government support of ‘alternative arrangements’ for backstop is ‘bizarre’

Tom Brake MP: Government support of ‘alternative arrangements’ for backstop is ‘bizarre’

Tom Brake MP: May's support of ‘alternative arrangements’ amendment is ‘bizarre'

Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman has described the Government support for the Brady amendment as “bizarre”.

Could be ‘impossible’ to turn Brexit deal into law by March 29, says Dominic Raab’s former Chief of Staff

Could be ‘impossible’ to turn Brexit deal into law by March 29, says Dominic Raab’s former Chief of Staff

Could be ‘impossible’ to turn Brexit deal into law by March 29, says ex-Tory MP

Nick de Bois, former Chief of Staff for Dominic Raab has said that even if Theresa May’s next Brexit deal is passed by MPs, it could be impossible to turn the deal into legislation by March 29.

Stephen Kinnock MP: Jailed MP Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a Member of Parliament’

Stephen Kinnock MP: Jailed MP Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a Member of Parliament’

Stephen Kinnock MP: Fiona Onasanya will ‘no longer be a MP’

Labour’s Stephen Kinnock has said that Fiona Onasanya, a Labour MP who was jailed for lying about a speeding charge, should resign and that the party will force a by-election if she does not.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Government-backed Brady amendment passes as MPs support ‘alternative arrangements’ instead of Brexit backstop

Government-backed Brady amendment passes as MPs support ‘alternative arrangements’ instead of Brexit backstop

Brady amendment passes calling for ‘alternative arrangements’ to Brexit backstop

MPs have approved Conservative MP Sir Graham Brady's Brexit amendment, which aims to replace the Northern Ireland backstop with "alternative arrangements".

Charlie Mullins: ‘I am a Conservative, I would rather settle for Corbyn than Brexit’

Charlie Mullins: ‘I am a Conservative, but I would rather settle for Corbyn than Brexit’

Charlie Mullins: ‘I am a Conservative, but I would rather Corbyn than Brexit'

Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers has said that he would rather have Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister than leave the European Union.  

Ed Davey MP: Parliament’s handling of Brexit ‘is a national embarrassment’

Ed Davey MP: Parliament’s handling of Brexit ‘is a national embarrassment’

Ed Davey MP: Parliament’s handling of Brexit ‘is a national embarrassment’

Liberal Democrat MP Ed Davey has said that Parliament’s handling of the Brexit negotiations is a “national embarrassment”.

Stockpiling: What will happen to goods and trade after Brexit?

Stockpiling: What will happen to goods and trade after Brexit?

Professor Iain Begg, a European economics expert, looks at whether we need to be stockpiling goods and explains how a no-deal Brexit could affect trade.

Theresa May says she is ready to reopen Withdrawal Agreement to seek changes to Irish backstop

Theresa May says she is ready to reopen Withdrawal Agreement to seek changes to Irish backstop

Theresa May says she is ready to reopen Brexit agreement to change backstop

Prime Minister Theresa May has told Cabinet that she is ready to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement to seek legally-binding changes to the backstop, in the hope of winning the support of Parliament for her Brexit deal.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Grounded planes: What will happen to aviation after Brexit?

Grounded planes: What will happen to aviation after Brexit?

Grounded planes: What will happen to aviation after Brexit?

The chief executive of Airbus branded the Government’s handling of Brexit as a “disgrace” on Thursday, and warned that the company would move outside of the UK if its ability to compete on the global stage was damaged by a no-deal Brexit.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Stockpiling: What will happen to our medicine after Brexit?

Stockpiling: What will happen to our medicine after Brexit?

Stockpiling: What will happen to our medicine after Brexit?

UK's largest supplier of insulin announced on Wednesday that the UK Government needs to find new shipping routes - other than Dover-Calais - if they want medicine stockpiles to be maintained. But, how much are companies really stockpiling?

 New shipping routes needed for ‘no-deal’ Brexit medicine supplies

New shipping routes needed for ‘no-deal’ Brexit medicine supplies

New shipping routes needed for ‘no-deal’ Brexit medicine supplies

UK’s largest supplier of insulin has warned that new shipping routes will be needed as an alternative to Dover, if the Government wants medicine stockpiles to be maintained in the case of no-deal Brexit.

Dr Liam Fox: Yvette Cooper’s amendment ‘would have profound constitutional changes’

Dr Liam Fox: Yvette Cooper’s amendment ‘would have profound constitutional changes’

Liam Fox: Yvette Cooper’s amendment ‘would have profound constitutional changes'

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said that an amendment proposed by Labour’s Yvette Cooper would have “profound constitutional changes” to the UK.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

What will happen to the pet food industry after Brexit?

What will happen to the pet food industry after Brexit?

What will happen to the pet food industry after Brexit?

Pets at Home announced on Tuesday it will spend up to £8million on stockpiling on pet food and products to prepare for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.

Pets at Home to spend £8m on stockpiling pet food

Pets at Home to spend £8m on stockpiling pet food

Pets at Home to spend £8m on stockpiling pet food

Pets at Home is to spend up to £8 million stockpiling pet food and products as it becomes the latest business to step up plans for a no-deal Brexit.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

EU settlement fee to be scrapped

EU settlement fee to be scrapped

EU settlement fee to be scrapped

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that EU citizens will no longer have to pay a £65 settlement charge to apply to stay within the UK after Brexit.

Leave Means Leave’s Richard Tice: ‘MPs should be working harder’ to get Brexit done

Leave Means Leave’s Richard Tice: ‘MPs should be working harder’ to get Brexit done

Leave Means Leave’s Richard Tice: ‘MPs should be working harder’ on Brexit

Richard Tice, co-founder of Leave Means Leave has said that MPs should be “working harder” to ensure the UK leaves the European Union on March 29 this year.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Dominic Grieve MP: Extending Article 50 will give ‘breathing space to sort ourselves out’

Dominic Grieve MP: Extending Article 50 will give ‘breathing space to sort ourselves out’

Dominic Grieve MP: Extending Article 50 will give ‘breathing space'

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve has said that extending Article 50 has to be “an option” to give the UK “breathing space”.

Liam Fox accuses MPs of trying to ‘steal’ Brexit from the people

Liam Fox accuses MPs of trying to ‘steal’ Brexit from the people

Liam Fox accuses MPs of trying to ‘steal’ Brexit from the people

Leading Cabinet Brexiteer Liam Fox has lashed out at moves by MPs to rewrite the Commons rule book in an attempt to "hijack" Britain's withdrawal from the EU.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

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”.

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

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”.

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”.

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.

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. 

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. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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”.

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.

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