Archiv: article 50 (EU exit delay)


30.09.2019 - 13:06 [ Spiked ]

This would be a government of national betrayal

They’re openly, shamelessly talking about forcing out Boris Johnson and creating a ‘government of national unity’ whose job would be to delay Brexit – again – and then hold a second referendum or a General Election. That the political class is casually chatting about taking such a drastic, emergency, anti-democratic measure as setting up an unelected government to stop Brexit is the most worrying sign of the times yet.

30.09.2019 - 13:04 [ Daily Mail ]

Remainer alliance goes on the attack: Opposition parties plot to bind Boris Johnson during Tory conference by bringing forward deadline for him to beg Brussels for Brexit extension to SATURDAY

– Labour, the Scottish National Party, and the Lib Dems will hold emergency talks
– Ministers on standby to travel back to London if an attempt is made to topple PM
– Rebels could try to force Boris Johnson to seek Brexit delay as early as Saturday

30.09.2019 - 13:02 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Brexit latest: Opposition leaders to meet again to discuss stopping No Deal and Jo Swinson’s plan to ask for another extension

Parliament has already passed the so-called Benn Act requiring him to request a further extension to the Article 50 withdrawal process if he cannot get a new agreement by October 19.

But some on the opposition side fear that could leave too little time to take action through the courts if Mr Johnson tries to circumvent the legislation and push through a no-deal break.

29.09.2019 - 10:01 [ theSun.co.uk ]

‚FOREIGN PLOT‘ No10: launches probe into Remainers who ‘colluded with France and EU’ to write Brexit Surrender Act as MPs ‘plot for Bercow to bypass PM’

Former Cabinet Minister Oliver Letwin, former Chancellor Philip Hammond and ex-Attorney General Dominic Grieve are all suspected of being assisted by members of the European Commission, it was reported.

Another source added: “The Government is working on extensive investigations into Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin and Hilary Benn [who tabled the Bill] and their involvement with foreign powers and the funding of their activities.

29.09.2019 - 09:21 [ Telegraph ]

Tony Blair lobbied EU for Brexit delay as he led new referendum calls

Tony Blair personally urged the EU’s chief negotiator to delay Brexit beyond March 29 as Theresa May was insisting to European leaders that she wanted the UK to leave on time, The Telegraph can disclose.

The former prime minister held a private meeting with Michel Barnier in February in which he declared that an extension of the Article 50 notice period would „provide the time required“ for „clarifying“ the type of relationship Britain wanted with the EU.

29.09.2019 - 09:11 [ Daily Mail ]

No 10 probes Remain MPs‘ ‚foreign collusion‘ amid plot to allow John Bercow to send ’surrender letter‘ to Brussels asking for a delay to Brexit

Downing Street has launched a major investigation into alleged links between foreign governments and the MPs behind the ‚Surrender Act‘ which could force Boris Johnson to delay Brexit, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Sources said No 10 took the unprecedented action after officials received intelligence that the MPs, including former Cabinet Minister Oliver Letwin, had received help drafting the Bill from members of the French Government and the European Union.

07.09.2019 - 10:22 [ Spectator ]

Remainers may regret not backing an October general election

There is another EU leader who is known to be not so keen on the idea of an extension, either – one Boris Johnson. Ultimately, the Prime Minister has it in his power to make sure that the UK does not get an extension (even while fulfilling his legal duty to request one) by making certain demands that the EU is bound to refuse.

04.09.2019 - 07:22 [ Linda Yueh, Economist @UniofOxford / Twitter ]

Backbench MPs will bring forward a bill today that would force PM Johnson to request a 3-month Brexit extension if he had failed to negotiate a new deal by Oct 19; bill must pass both Commons & Lords by Monday when parliament will be prorogued until Oct 14

04.09.2019 - 06:31 [ Jonathan Lis, Dep Director @britinfluence / Twitter ]

On the other side, only Kate Hoey and John Mann spoilt the party for Labour (plus ex-Labour MPs Ian Austin and Ivan Lewis). Big thanks to the Labour Leavers who, despite their misgivings, decided to put their constituents first.

04.09.2019 - 06:13 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Voters will take ballot box revenge on Remainers trying to stop Brexit being enacted

When MPs who once vowed to honour the referendum result vote instead to proceed with a dodgy Bill, enabled by their puppet Speaker, surrendering power to the EU to determine a delay of its choosing — to be rubber-stamped by our Remainer-dominated Parliament.

Will three months suit Brussels? Six, maybe? How about ten years?

Remainers will, have no doubt, sign off whatever the EU decides.

04.09.2019 - 06:03 [ Daily Mail ]

Jeremy Corbyn is accused of running scared of an election after he says Labour will BLOCK PM’s call for snap poll unless law passes against No Deal

– Boris Johnson called for snap election after being defeated by Remainer MPs
– The PM needs to secure a two-thirds vote in the Commons to hold an early poll
– Jeremy Corbyn has said he will block poll unless law is passed against No Deal

04.09.2019 - 06:00 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Corbyn better than no-deal Brexit, say investment banks as anti-capitalist Labour wins unlikely new City fans

Jeremy Corbyn, the scourge of bankers and avowed opponent of capitalism, is winning support from unexpected new quarters: two of the biggest global banks operating in the City of London are warming to the Labour leader.

Unlikely as it may seem, he is now seen as the lesser of two evils by analysts at Citibank and Deutsche Bank, respectively American and German titans of the financial system.

04.09.2019 - 05:43 [ BBC ]

Brexit: ‚Get the bill through first‘ – Corbyn

The leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn has said that there is no consent to leave the EU without a deal and no majority for no-deal in the country.

He added that if Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to table a motion for a general election he should „get the bill passed first in order to take no-deal off the table“.

04.09.2019 - 05:39 [ theSun.co.uk ]

NOW LET BRITAIN DECIDE: Furious Boris Johnson demands election as rebels take step to block No Deal Brexit

BORIS Johnson tonight demanded a snap general election after rebel MPs pulled off an extraordinary coup to allow a block on Brexit until next year plunging Westminster into outright chaos.

Twenty one Conservative MPs – including NINE ex-Cabinet ministers – were sacked minutes after siding with Labour to seize control of Parliament’s agenda from 3pm tomorrow.

04.09.2019 - 05:36 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Brexit votes: Whip removed from 21 senior Tories who rebelled against Boris Johnson in crunch Commons vote

Removing the whip effectively means expelling the MPs from their party.

The list of rebelling MPs included ex-Cabinet ministers Greg Clark, David Gauke, Rory Stewart, Oliver Letwin, Justine Greening as well as Mr Hammond and Father of the House Mr Clarke.

04.09.2019 - 05:24 [ Spiked ]

Today was a very dark day for British democracy

The political class has taken back control – from the people.

03.09.2019 - 23:24 [ Axios ]

Parliament defeats Boris Johnson to take control of Brexit process

The lawmakers who voted in favor of the motion include a number of high-profile rebels in Johnson’s own Conservative Party, who now risk being stripped of their affiliation. Parliament on Wednesday will vote on a bill to force Johnson to seek a Brexit extension from the European Union.

03.09.2019 - 18:18 [ Daily Mail ]

What is happening with Brexit? When will there be an election? Will the Queen be involved? And what happened to suspending Parliament? Your questions about a baffling week answered

But there are a myriad of scenarios that could frustrate the plans of both sides. Read on to find out how.

03.09.2019 - 17:49 [ Lexit Allegiance ‏/ Twitter ]

Corbyn now reminds of a captain, solemnly going down on his sinking ship. His loyal crew, other deckhands, and the captain of the ship that skuttled his is cheering him on. It’s all desperately sad to witness.

03.09.2019 - 17:44 [ DSG / Twitter ]

If a General Election is called, Labour MPs are about to be in for the shock of their political lives. Behind all the nonsense you’ve tried to pull, there are voters. They might not protest as much as your lot do. But, trust me, they’ll turn out & do the business when it counts.

03.09.2019 - 17:36 [ Paul Embery , Blue Labour / Twitter ]

Anti-Brexiteers: „Stop the coup! Defend democracy! Let the people decide.“ Prime minister: „Okay, have a general election.“ Anti-Brexiteers: „Er, no, that’s a diversion.“

03.09.2019 - 17:25 [ BBC Politics / Twitter ]

The moment defecting Tory MP Phillip Lee takes his seat with the Liberal Democrats, leaving Boris Johnson’s government with no working majority

03.09.2019 - 16:38 [ John Mann, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

It is my judgement that sufficient Labour MPs will vote to respect the referendum and stop Parliament from revoking.

(30.08.2019)

03.09.2019 - 16:35 [ Kate Hoey, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

Any MP who votes for this Bill will be showing more loyalty to the European Union than to the United Kingdom

03.09.2019 - 16:31 [ Spectator ]

Prepare for Brexit history to be made tonight

Brexit history and constitutional history may be made at 10 tonight.

Because the number of Tory rebels is holding firm at around 20.

And that means Sir Oliver Letwin’s motion under Standing Order 24, which would have the effect of handing control of business in the Commons to backbenchers tomorrow, could well pass by around five votes.

03.09.2019 - 16:19 [ theSun.co.uk ]

CIVIL WAR: Boris Johnson’s last ditch peace talks FAIL and break into furious row as Philip Hammond ‘admits’ working with EU on rebel law

The meeting was said to be courteous but the ex-Chancellor repeatedly interrupted the discussion and spoke over colleagues.

And Government sources claimed that he let slip that the rebel bill – which will be put to MPs tomorrow to try and stop a No Deal – was drawn up with assistance from the EU’s legal team.

03.09.2019 - 06:06 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Read the Rebels’ New Anti-Brexit Bill

Section 3, Paragraph 1 has already caught the attention of Brexiteers, as it would mean the EU can choose the length of the extension – without a limit – and the Prime Minister must agree to it.

02.09.2019 - 17:41 [ BBC ]

Brexit: Election discussions in No 10 amid Brexit battle

They are expected to put forward legislation on Tuesday to stop no deal under „SO24“ or Standing Order 24 – the rule allowing MPs to ask for a debate on a „specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration“.

Sources have told the BBC the bill would force the prime minister to seek a three-month extension until 31 January if no withdrawal deal has been passed by 19 October – the day after the next EU leaders‘ summit.

28.08.2019 - 06:21 [ Daily Mail ]

‚They’re sabotaging the UK‘: Boris Johnson slams Jeremy Corbyn’s rabble alliance accusing them of undermining Brexit negotiations as Opposition leaders agree to seize control of Parliament to stop No Deal

Jeremy Corbyn secured the support of five other parties yesterday in his bid to further delay Britain’s departure from the EU.

The five other leaders had forced the Labour leader to drop his preferred option of tabling a vote of no confidence.

Instead, the opposition groups agreed to prioritise passing a law to extend Article 50 again.

20.04.2019 - 11:46 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Tories go on STRIKE: Grassroots Conservatives refuse to take part in European election campaign in protest at the delay to Brexit

– Tory councillors in Derbyshire will not canvass for their MEP candidates in May
– The defiance could pave the way for the Brexit Party to beat both main parties
– Other local Conservative groups are expected to rebel amid growing anger

11.04.2019 - 15:10 [ Metro.co.uk ]

Theresa May announces yet more votes as she faces MPs after Brexit delay

Theresa May has announced she will hold yet more votes with MPs to determine what kind of deal they want if Labour and the Tories can’t work out a new Brexit deal amongst themselves.

11.04.2019 - 15:06 [ BBC Politics ‏/ Twitter ]

Conservative Sir Bill Cash asks the prime minister if she will resign, calling the new #BrexitDelay an „abject surrender“ Theresa May: „I think you know the answer to that“ #Brexit latest:

bbc.in/2Us21u1

11.04.2019 - 12:02 [ Kieran Lowe ‏/ Twitter ]

that it now looks like the UK will have to take part in European Parliament elections in May, with no clear way forward on Brexit, is pretty terrifying. Everyone will protest vote, the far-right will likely make huge gains, and get wall-to-wall media coverage. It’ll be a disaster

11.04.2019 - 11:50 [ ConservativeHome.com ]

“We’re doomed”: The mood of Conservative councillors facing the electorate varies from nervousness to despair

Seasoned campaigners were shocked by the level of anger they encountered on the nation doorsteps – invariably from Brexiteers who felt betrayed.

One councillor in the East Midlands told me:

“I had somebody who was so furious he started getting a nosebleed. Even then he kept talking about the local Conservative MP letting him down.”

Someone from the North West, in a Conservative council, suggested that this week it was even harder pounding than last week:

“The decision to hold the Euro Elections is a disaster for us. For a start, it confuses matters. People think we might be canvassing for them and then really go mad. Before we have a chance of talking about local issues they start the conversation by saying they will definitely not be voting for us in the Euro Elections.”

11.04.2019 - 10:44 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Emmanuel Macron claims responsibility for Brexit Halloween deadline saying it is ‚for the collective good‘

„But it was not logical in my view, and above all, it was neither good for us, nor for the British people.“

He added: „I think we delivered the best possible compromise. First because it was the one to preserve the unity of the 27.

11.04.2019 - 03:19 [ Reuters ]

Text: EU agreement to extend Brexit

Following is the text of an EU summit agreement on Thursday giving Britain more time to complete its withdrawal from the European Union.

10.04.2019 - 17:58 [ Bloomberg Brexit / Twitter ]

Britain is heading for a long extension after no member state argued to veto a Brexit delay, sources say.

A small number of EU member states argued for an extension to June 30, but most argued for much longer: to December 2019, or even March 2020

10.04.2019 - 17:19 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Brexit: Europe’s in control now, Theresa May’s minister for EU exit admits

Theresa May’s own Brexit Secretary today admitted that the European Union was now “in control” of Britain’s departure from the bloc.

10.04.2019 - 17:18 [ theSun.co.uk ]

EMMANU-HELL: UK CAN’T sign up to Corbyn’s soft Brexit plan without brutal conditions, Macron declares

The French President will insist the UK can have no say in the bloc’s future trade deals in contrast to what the Labour boss is asking for.

He will demand the Political Declaration is rewritten to stress „the EU’s autonomy of decision making and the integrity of the Single Market”.

10.04.2019 - 17:14 [ DailyMail,co.uk ]

A non and a wink: Smiling Macron greets EU summit arrivals before he is expected to urge leaders to stick the knife into Theresa May by insisting on ‚humiliating‘ terms for UK in return for delaying Brexit until 2020

President Macron is also calling for regular ‚behaviour reviews‘ of the UK, a bonfire of its EU powers and posts and a ‚Boris-proof‘ lock preventing a new Tory leader causing havoc within the EU if she stands down, despite warnings from Donald Tusk and Angela Merkel not to poison relations with Britain.

10.04.2019 - 17:12 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Merkel backs ‚longer‘ Brexit delay than requested by Theresa May

Angela Merkel has given her backing to a „longer“ Brexit delay than has been requested by Theresa May, ahead of a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels on Wednesday evening.

The German Chancellor said any extension to Article 50 should be flexible enough to allow the UK’s departure from the European Union „very quickly“ once the UK had approved the withdrawal agreement.

10.04.2019 - 12:14 [ Peter Schijven ‏/ Twitter ]

Indeed, the 27 other Member States have to agree upon a possible extension UNANIMOUSLY. Otherwise the article 50 status just ends as per 12 April, which implies the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

10.04.2019 - 11:51 [ ITV.com ]

Another year in Brexit limbo dominates the front pages

Brexit leads most of Wednesday’s papers as EU leaders gather in Brussels for another crunch summit when they will be asked to sign off on a second extension.

09.04.2019 - 14:35 [ ITV News ‏/ Twitter ]

Theresa May arrives in Berlin for Brexit talks with German leader Angela Merkel – but no one is there to greet her

09.04.2019 - 14:25 [ Metro.co.uk ]

Theresa May arrives in Europe to beg for Brexit delay

Theresa May has headed for top-level talks in Berlin and Paris as she seeks European support to stop us crashing out of the EU on Friday.

The prime minister exchanged a warm greeting with Angela Merkel and they spent an hour together in Berlin.

09.04.2019 - 13:42 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Nein means NEIN! Merkel ‚will rebuff May’s desperate pleas‘ in Berlin as Macron vows to get even TOUGHER on year-long Brexit delay with a ’stop Boris‘ clause to prevent a new Brexiteer PM ‚vandalizing‘ the EU

– Theresa May will jet to Berlin and then on to Paris today to urge Merkel and Macron to agree Brexit delay
– Their price is expected to be to refuse to let the UK have any say in future EU budget talks and trade deals

09.04.2019 - 13:40 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Brexit news: Behave to earn long Article 50 extension, EU set to tell Theresa May

Theresa May was today ordered by Germany and France to accept “very strict” conditions in return for a Brexit delay.

In a fresh humiliation, the Prime Minister was told she can only have a longer extension of Article 50 if Britain is bound by a good behaviour contract.

09.04.2019 - 10:36 [ Reuters ]

Theresa May to ask Merkel and Macron for Brexit delay

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday to argue for a Brexit delay while her ministers hold crisis talks with the opposition to try to break the deadlock in London.

09.04.2019 - 09:58 [ Guido Hawkes ]

Cooper in 2017: Not Respecting Referendum Result Would Be Trumpian

Yvette Cooper, who has been conspiring for weeks to create the conditions whereby the result could be reversed, had a very different attitude before the snap General Election.

09.04.2019 - 09:13 [ BBC ]

Brexit: Theresa May to meet Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron

Theresa May is to hold last-minute Brexit talks with the leaders of Germany and France later, four days before the UK is due to leave the EU.

Mrs May is meeting Angela Merkel in Berlin, followed by Emmanuel Macron in Paris, to urge them to back her request to delay Brexit again until 30 June.

09.04.2019 - 09:06 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Brexit delay bill receives royal assent and is signed into law after it is raced through Parliament

Yvette Cooper’s backbench Bill aimed at forcing Theresa May to request a Brexit extension rather than leave the EU with no deal has been signed into law.

The cross-party European Union (Withdrawal) (No 5) Bill received royal assent after it was backed by MPs and peers on Monday night.

09.04.2019 - 09:05 [ UK House of Commons ‏/ Twitter ]

The House of Commons approves Lords Amendment 5 to the #EUWithdrawal5Bill by 390 votes to 81. This concludes debate on Lords amendments to the #EUWithdrawal5Bill. The Bill now awaits Royal Assent.

(vor 9 Stunden)

09.04.2019 - 09:03 [ House of Lords ‏/ Twitter ]

#HouseofLords passes #EUWithdrawal5Bill and sends back to @HouseofCommons. If Commons agrees Lords changes, bill gets royal assent and becomes law. If Commons disagrees or suggests alternative changes, the bill returns to the Lords.

(vor 12 Stunden)

07.04.2019 - 15:53 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Tory activists go on strike and donations dry up as Theresa May woos Jeremy Corbyn in Brexit talks

In a letter to the Prime Minister, more than 100 current and would-be Tory councillors state that they are unable to muster the volunteers needed to effectively fight next month’s local elections because “belief in the party they joined is gone”.

07.04.2019 - 15:47 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Tories on course to lose control of councils across country as Ukip ‚returns from dead‘ in Brexit backlash

Council leaders have told The Sunday Telegraph they are preparing for heavy losses in the local elections, amid fears voters are turning on the party for failing to take the UK out of the European Union on time.

07.04.2019 - 15:44 [ Sky News ]

Theresa May warns of no Brexit unless deal is agreed with Labour

Theresa May has warned that Brexit could „slip through our fingers“ unless a compromise deal can be reached with Jeremy Corbyn.

Her comments come as she continues to try to reach an agreement with the Labour leader that she can get MPs to vote through parliament.

07.04.2019 - 15:33 [ Independent.co.uk ]

May says cross-party talks now only way to deliver Brexit despite lack of progress in Tory-Labour negotiations

Theresa May has insisted a cross-party compromise is now the only way to deliver Brexit, despite talks between the Conservatives and Labour having so far failed to find a solution.

06.04.2019 - 19:48 [ Kate Hoey, Member of Parliament ‏/ Twitter ]

Expect the @10DowningStreet letter to EU will have been cleared first with @donaldtusk The U.K. government is capitulating to EU demands and colluding in our humiliation #startthefightback

06.04.2019 - 19:20 [ Paul Embery, firefighter, trade union official / Twitter ]

The PM confirms the UK is now preparing to take part in the European elections. So three years after the electorate voted to leave the EU, we will be sending politicians back there. A failure of statecraft and betrayal of democracy. Our political class deserves to be swept away.

06.04.2019 - 19:12 [ theSun.co.uk ]

TOTAL WIPE OUT: Theresa May told Tories face ‘existential threat’ if EU delays Brexit and makes Britain hold European elections

Mrs May would have ‚days‘ as Prime Minister if she doesn’t hold her ground and refuse a Brexit date of June 30, MPs have claimed

06.04.2019 - 07:07 [ Telegraph,co.uk ]

The EU Empire is on the verge of victory, as Britain makes itself irrelevant

Angela Merkel will now quietly decide our destiny

06.04.2019 - 07:04 [ ITV.com ]

Tory-Labour talks stall as Theresa May seeks delay to Brexit

Talks between Theresa May’s Government and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party aimed at finding a Brexit breakthrough have stalled, with one of the key players describing a „disappointing“ lack of progress.

The cross-party talks are a key part of her efforts to find a majority in the Commons.

05.04.2019 - 17:36 [ Communist Party of Britain ]

Communists condemn ’saboteur‘ MPs and demand April 12 EU exit

Monday evening’s votes in the House of Commons confirm that a substantial number of MPs remain determined to bind Britain as closely as possible to the EU and its rules and institutions if they cannot stop Brexit altogether.

These MPs show utter contempt for the EU referendum result – the biggest democratic vote in our history – and make a mockery of their past pledges to ‚honour‘ the decision made by a clear majority of voters.

05.04.2019 - 17:01 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

In years to come, lips will curl at the very name of treacherous Theresa who has surrendered our freedom

When Mohandas Gandhi won independence for India in 1947 he was called the Mahatma, which means „Great Soul“. In 1980 Lech Walesa, an electrician at the Lenin Shipyards in Gdansk, put down his tool box and led fellow workers in overthrowing their Soviet rulers.

05.04.2019 - 16:38 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Brexit news – LIVE: Tory MP says Theresa May ‚in a bunker‘ amid anger over extension, as EU castigates Rees-Mogg after tweet

Brexiteer Mark Francois and ERG member says on the BBC that Theresa May’s letter to Brussels is a „mistake“ and says the UK should leave the European Union, without a deal.

„She [Ms May] has completely ignored her own cabinet which is unconstitutional and she’s gone and done it anyway. Her deal will never pass the House of Commons, it’s been voted down three times – the speaker may not even allow it to come back.

„I’m afraid the PM is in a sort of bunker here and is not listening to her own MPs, her own party members, or indeed her own cabinet and that is dangerous for the future of the country.“

05.04.2019 - 16:33 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Brexiteers must now ‚go nuclear‘ to force no-deal, or face political annihilation

There will be no second chances if we fail to leave on April 12.

The dam has burst.

05.04.2019 - 16:27 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

Newport West’s by-election suggests Labour could struggle in a snap election

Ruth Jones (Labour):
Votes: 9,308
per cent (change on 2017): 39.6 (-12.7)

Matthew Evans (Conservative):
Votes: 7,357
per cent (change on 2017): 31.3 (-8.0)

Neil Hamilton (UKIP):
Votes: 2,023
per cent (change on 2017): 8.6 (+6.1)

05.04.2019 - 14:42 [ Nigel Farage ‏/ Twitter ]

This is an exciting moment. We have arrived at a tipping point. The splits affecting the Conservatives and Labour have become so significant they begin to fall apart. This process had already begun.

05.04.2019 - 14:27 [ Sky News ]

Nigel Farage: ‚I’ll stand in European elections – but I’m not happy about it‘

„Am I happy about it? No I’m not – actually I’ve got many other things in my life I’d like to do, I thought we’d won the Brexit battle but I’m not going to after 25 years of endeavour watch British politicians roll us over.

„This is the fightback and they’re going to be very surprised by what they get.“

05.04.2019 - 14:13 [ theSun.co.uk ]

BREXTORTION: Theresa May begs Brussels to delay Brexit to June 30 – but EU want it to be a YEAR

But furious Brexiteers warned that if the EU forces us to stay another year, Britain should sabotage it from the inside by blocking plans for expansion.

Mrs May is expected to write separately to Jeremy Corbyn today, offering a compromise agreement which both party leaders could push through the Commons.

05.04.2019 - 08:25 [ House of Lords ‏/ Twitter ]

Remaining Lords stages of the #EUWithdrawal5Bill are expected to take place on Monday 8 April (5/6)

05.04.2019 - 08:24 [ Yahoo.com ]

Brexit delay law will not complete House of Lords stages on Thursday -Labour

Labour Lords said on Twitter that, following internal discussions, the bill would pass the initial stages on Thursday with the remaining stages taking place on Monday.

05.04.2019 - 07:14 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

May to ask EU for Brexit delay TODAY: PM requests ‚long‘ extension to Article 50 to prevent No Deal next week in letter to Tusk – but wants get-out clause to go on May 22 if she can do deal with Corbyn

– Theresa May will write to EU Council President Donald Tusk to request extension to Article 50 beyond April 12
– Prime Minister wants ‚termination clause‘ to leave EU on May 22, day before European elections if deal passes
– AG Geoffrey Cox we need to use ‚any means to secure an ends‘ and cross-party talks are vital for securing deal

04.04.2019 - 18:40 [ #StandUp4Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

“This is a most appalling day. I’ve served in Parliament for 45yrs; there’s never been an instance of constitutional vandalism of this scale “I’m deeply concerned at the growing rift between Parliament and the People with the refusal to accept the people’s judgement” Lord Lawson

04.04.2019 - 18:31 [ theGuardian.com ]

Labour’s Lords deputy accuses Tories of filibuster over no-deal Brexit bill

Lady Hayter, the Labour peer steering the bill to extend article 50 through the Lords after its narrow victory in the Commons late on Wednesday night, said the bill would not stop Brexit but would prevent a no-deal scenario.

04.04.2019 - 18:28 [ FT.com ]

House of Lords attacks bill aimed at preventing no-deal Brexit

The legislation, proposed by Labour MP Yvette Cooper and the Conservative Oliver Letwin, passed the House of Commons by just one vote late on Wednesday night.

The bill moved to the Lords on Thursday, but Eurosceptic peers proposed seven procedural amendments to a business motion about it, in an attempt to prevent the legislation being debated.

04.04.2019 - 18:09 [ Spiked ]

The war on No Deal is a war on democracy

The political elite’s hysterical hatred of No Deal is a cover for their contempt for Brexit itself.

04.04.2019 - 08:27 [ Leave.EU / Twitter ]

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04.04.2019 - 08:05 [ Leave.EU ‏/ Twitter ]

WATCH | Mark Francois: „It’s difficult to argue that you’ve had a considered debate when you’ve rammed a Bill through the Commons in barely four hours. The public won’t be impressed by this. Forgive them Father for they know not what they do!“

04.04.2019 - 07:51 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Brexit minister warns that vote by MPs last night to kill off No Deal has actually INCREASED the risk of it ‚accidentally‘ happening because new timetable does not allow enough time to sign it off

The PM would be expected to get an extension with the EU at a European Council meeting on April 10 and MPs would vote to support it the following day.

However, Mr Walker warned that this would not leave enough time time to complete the necessary paperwork before the UK is scheduled to leave the EU on April 12.

04.04.2019 - 07:37 [ Sky News ]

MPs back delay bill by just one vote to rule out 12 April no-deal Brexit

However, this does not bind the European Union to the decision, who could reject the outcome of the vote and not offer an extension.

The bill raced through parliament in under six hours, as backbench MPs took control of the parliamentary agenda from the government.

04.04.2019 - 07:31 [ BBC ]

Brexit: MPs back delay bill by one vote

Labour’s Yvette Cooper led the move, which the Commons passed in one day.

The bill will need Lords approval to become law, while it is the EU who decides whether to grant an extension.

03.04.2019 - 20:21 [ BrexitCentral ‏/ Twitter ]

BREAKING: MPs PASS by 315 votes to 310 (maj: 5) Second Reading of Yvette Cooper’s EU Withdrawal (No. 5) Bill which seeks to mandate the PM to seek an Article 50 extension.

Committee Stage follows immediately

03.04.2019 - 20:10 [ BrexitCentral / Twitter ]

After a mere hour’s debate, MPs are voting on the Second Reading of Yvette Cooper’s EU Withdrawal (No. 5) Bill which seeks to mandate the PM to seek an Article 50 extension

03.04.2019 - 19:45 [ Chris White ‏/ Twitter ]

Majority 1 All eyes on 2nd Reading, potential Reasoned Amendment and 3rd Reading votes this afternoon. Expect extremely tight votes…

03.04.2019 - 19:43 [ Chris White ‏/ Twitter ]

The 14 Conservative MPs who backed the Business Motion to allow debate on the Letwin-Cooper Bill:

Bebb
Clarke
Djanogly
Freeman
Greening
Grieve
Gyimah
Harrington
Lee
Letwin
Morgan
Sandbach
Spelman
Vaizey

03.04.2019 - 19:01 [ TicToc by Bloomberg / Twitter ]

JUST IN: U.K. Parliament has voted 312-311 to allow debate on a bill to stop a no-deal Brexit

03.04.2019 - 18:59 [ Parliamentlive.tv ]

House of Commons Wednesday: 3 April 2019

Meeting started at 11.33am

03.04.2019 - 18:57 [ Jakub Krupa ‏/ Twitter ]

Commons decide to allow the proceedings on Cooper No Deal Bill, winning by 312 to 311. Majority of ONE.

03.04.2019 - 18:41 [ Parliament.co.uk ]

Business for Wednesday 03 April 2019

3. EUROPEAN UNION (WITHDRAWAL) (NO. 5) BILL: SECOND READING (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE AND THIRD READING MAY ALSO BE TAKEN)

Until 10.00pm (if the Business of the House Motion is agreed to)

03.04.2019 - 18:36 [ Conservative Home ]

Chris White: The Letwin-Cooper Bill would have constitutional consequences far beyond Brexit

On rare occasions, in times of great urgency, the Commons has concertinaed legislation in a single day. The Official Secrets Act was passed in just a few minutes in 1911 – apparently the Minister explained “in two sentences…that the measure should be passed”, whilst Committee, Report and Third Reading sailed by without a single intervention. Clearly this is a different situation, but the precedent exists for all stages to be debated in a day – certainly other Bills have been debated in a very short space of time.

03.04.2019 - 18:24 [ Jolyon Maugham / theGuardian.com ]

The Cooper-Letwin bill to stop no-deal Brexit is a dangerous distraction

The bill was published on Tuesday and the idea is that today the Commons will carve out parliamentary time for it to pass through the house and even – if all goes to plan – start its progress though the Commons. Let’s assume, ambitiously, it can clear the House of Commons on Thursday and the House of Lords on Friday and receive royal assent the same day.

03.04.2019 - 18:21 [ UK House of Commons ‏/ Twitter ]

MPs are debating a business of the House motion relating to @YvetteCooperMP’s European Union (Withdrawal) (No5) Bill. If the business motion is passed, all Commons stages of the Bill will take place today. #EUWithdrawal5Bill Watch:

02.04.2019 - 19:12 [ theGuardian.com ]

Prime minister calls for further Brexit delay

May says she is offering to sit down with the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, to come up with a plan to leave with a deal.

31.03.2019 - 16:21 [ Independent.co.uk ]

EU would delay Brexit again to let UK hold a second referendum

EU leaders are prepared to let Britain delay Brexit again to allow time for a second referendum, The Independent understands.

After parliament rejected Theresa May’s deal for a third time, the bloc called a summit on 10 April – two days before the UK is on course to leave without a deal.

27.03.2019 - 02:40 [ Metro.co.uk ]

Petition to revoke Article 50 rejected after hitting 5,750,000 signatures

The Government has rejected a petition calling for Brexit to be stopped, which has gathered more than 5.75 million signatures.

27.03.2019 - 02:39 [ BBC ]

Why bots probably aren’t gaming the ‚Cancel Brexit‘ petition

The BBC spoke to three cyber-security experts about how likely it is that a number of the 3m signatures gathered so far are not genuine.

They all agreed that the petition’s email validation process would be a deterrent.

24.03.2019 - 13:41 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

Revealed: No. 10 leak shows how May could delay Brexit without Parliament’s approval

Mr S has now been passed a leaked briefing note from inside Number 10 which suggests the government would be able to brush Parliament aside and delay Brexit by Prime Ministerial edict.

23.03.2019 - 07:24 [ Guido Fawkes ]

‘Revoke Article 50’ Petition Creator Threatened May, Discussed How to Buy “Legal” Guns and Take Them to Commons

Remainers and Leavers alike have been getting a little too excited about the Revoke Article 50 Petition. Yes, you can sign it as many times as you like with made up email addresses and whatever name and country you care to put in. Yes, there are videos online explaining in detail how to use bots to hijack Parliamentary petitions – exactly what happened with the second referendum petition immediately after the referendum. Is it actually going to stop Brexit? No, that will be MPs…

23.03.2019 - 07:17 [ @NorthropGrumma1 / Twitter ]

Replying to @philiphaggis @JuliaHB1: Oh rite So just make millions of email addresses Simple

23.03.2019 - 07:11 [ Metro.co.uk ]

Is the revoke Article 50 petition being hijacked by bots? Unlikely, say experts

Over three million people have signed the petition to revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit. But are they all real?

In recent years, automated programs known as bots have come to be used for artificially inflating Instagram follower counts, mining bitcoin or swaying online polls.

22.03.2019 - 14:46 [ BBC ]

Brexit: What just happened?

– A shorter delay until 12 April if they reject it. By that time the UK must set out its next steps – either another extension or leaving without a deal

But the EU says a further extension beyond 12 April is only possible if the UK agrees to hold European elections on 23 May.

22.03.2019 - 05:24 [ Donald Mackinnon / Twitter ]

According to European Commission President Juncker, with European Council President Tusk at his side, „all options remain on the table … the UK government will still have a chance of a deal, no deal, a long extension or revoking Article 50“. Or of course a People’s Vote!

22.03.2019 - 05:20 [ Hugh Bennett, News Editor @guidofawkes / Twitter ]

EU summit conclusions: – Strasbourg formally adopted – Extension to 22 May IF withdrawal agreement passes – If not, very short extension til 12 April and the whole carnival repeats again…

(Twitter time 3:47 PM – 21 Mar 2019)

22.03.2019 - 05:19 [ Donald Tusk, President of the European Council ‏/ Twitter ]

EU27 unanimously agrees on its response to UK’s requests. I will now meet PM @theresa_may. #brexit #euco

(Twitter time 3:20 PM – 21 Mar 2019)

22.03.2019 - 05:17 [ Jayne McCormack ‏/ Twitter ]

By next week I should make clear… see below DRAFT conclusions (h/t @adamfleming)

(Twitter time 9:58 AM – 21 Mar 2019)

22.03.2019 - 05:11 [ Adam Fleming ‏/ Twitter ]

EU agrees to agree #Brexit extension until 22 May by 29th March according to draft EUCO conclusions

(Twitter time 9:52 AM – 21 Mar 2019)

EU agrees to agree #Brexit extension until 22 May by 29th March according to draft EUCO conclusions

21.03.2019 - 05:58 [ FT.com ]

Pound slides with May and Brussels on collision course

The fall in Britain’s currency accelerated on Wednesday afternoon after a leaked paper indicated Brussels would strongly oppose an extension in the Brexit date to the end of June, dealing a fresh blow to the UK prime minister.

20.03.2019 - 17:28 [ Donald Tusk, President of the European Council. Managed by the media team. / Twitter ]

LIVE NOW – my remarks on #Brexit following the letter of Prime Minister @theresa_may

20.03.2019 - 17:18 [ Sky News ]

LIVE: EU’s Donald Tusk says short Brexit delay ‚will be possible‘

The latest updates from Westminster and Brussels following Theresa May’s request to extend Article 50 for three months.

20.03.2019 - 16:56 [ Express.co.uk ]

Theresa May Brexit letter IN FULL: Read Brexit letter to Donald Tusk in FULL here

THERESA MAY has asked the EU for a three-month delay to Brexit in the hopes of finding a way to get her deal through Parliament. Read the full letter she sent to European Council President Donald Tusk below.

20.03.2019 - 16:55 [ theGuardian.com ]

Brexit: MPs hold emergency debate after May requests article 50 extension – Politics live

Theresa May writes to the EU asking to delay Brexit until 30 June, and tells MPs at PMQs public would find long delay unacceptable

20.03.2019 - 06:58 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Eurosceptic Tories use covert talks to call on EU countries to veto Brexit extension

Backbench Eurosceptic Tory MPs have made a behind-the-scenes bid to persuade European Union leaders to veto any delay to Brexit at this week’s Brussels summit.

The undercover diplomatic initiative has been led by Tory MPs Daniel Kawczynski, Craig Mackinlay and former Cabinet minister Owen Paterson.

20.03.2019 - 06:30 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Cabinet members could quit over Brexit delay as Theresa May told she risks ‚end of the Conservative Party‘

Angry ministers turned on the Prime Minister after she refused to tell them how long an extension she intends to request from the EU, leaving some suspecting she could ask for a delay of up to two years.

19.03.2019 - 13:46 [ consilium.europa.eu ]

General Affairs Council – March 2019: Arrival and doorstep DE (Roth) – Part 2

Arrival and doorstep by Michael ROTH, Minister of State for Europe of Germany, at the General Affairs Council, taking place on 19 March 2019 in Brussels.

19.03.2019 - 13:38 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Brexit: EU countries ‚really exhausted‘ by UK and could block Theresa May’s delay, Germany warns

“For my Government it’s the key priority to prevent a no-deal Brexit. I don’t have any appetite for substance-less, very abstract discussions and negotiations on Brexit. Please deliver, dear friends in London please deliver. The clock is ticking.”

19.03.2019 - 13:04 [ Express.co.uk ]

Italy to BLOCK Brexit delay: Salvini plans eurosceptic favour to Farage, warns Merkel ally

(18.3.2019) The German says the “strongman of the Italian government” is preparing to veto an Article 50 extension as a consensus fails to emerge for the delay on the Continent.

There are “very different views” amongst EU member states, Mr Brok concluded.

Mr Salvini is Italy’s deputy prime minister and will be represented at this week’s European Council summit by prime minister Giuseppe Conte.

19.03.2019 - 12:48 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Theresa May set to beg Brussels for ‚escape clause‘ that could delay Brexit for months

Mrs May is likely to ask other EU leaders to allow an “escape clause” for a short two or three month delay if she can revive her stalled deal and win a meaningful vote in the Commons next Tuesday.

19.03.2019 - 00:25 [ Parly / Twitter ]

Does this House have the authority to suspend the standing orders preventing the motion being brought back asks @alexburghart Yes says the Speaker. The House is the custodian of its own standing orders

19.03.2019 - 00:11 [ Hugh Bennett, News Editor @guidofawkes ‏/ Twitter ]

Bercow now invokes Part 2 of the stitch-up: directly advising Remainer MPs how to force through amendments using SO24. Benn/Cooper/Boles coup back on…

19.03.2019 - 00:10 [ @RocketRacer69 / Twitter ]

Interesting that Bercow emphasised heavily the „fuller opportunities of Standing Order 24“ in response to Helen Goodman’s point of order this afternoon when asked what the opposition could do to force the Govt. hand.

18.03.2019 - 23:46 [ Financial Times ]

Time is running out as talks begin on Article 50 extension

One senior EU diplomat said all leaders would prefer to take the decision in good time: “We have to say yes a little bit before, not one minute before midnight.”

Once an extension is agreed, does it need to be legislated by the UK parliament before March 29?

Yes.

17.03.2019 - 12:42 [ eur-lex.europa.eu ]

CONSOLIDATED VERSION OF THE TREATY ON EUROPEAN UNION

Article 50

1. Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements.

2. A Member State which decides to withdraw shall notify the European Council of its intention. In the light of the guidelines provided by the European Council, the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that State, setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal, taking account of the framework for its future relationship with the Union. That agreement shall be negotiated in accordance with Article 218(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. It shall be concluded on behalf of the Union by the Council, acting by a qualified majority, after obtaining the consent of the European Parliament.

3. The Treaties shall cease to apply to the State in question from the date of entry into force of the withdrawal agreement or, failing that, two years after the notification referred to in paragraph 2, unless the European Council, in agreement with the Member State concerned, unanimously decides to extend this period.

17.03.2019 - 11:03 [ David Brown ‏/ Twitter ]

It is possible the EU Italy, Poland and Hungary will veto an extension of article 50. Then we are out 29th March.

If she unilaterally cancelled article 50 would MPs vote for that? What would the 17.5 million voters do.

17.03.2019 - 11:01 [ theGuardian.com ]

Revealed: EU war-gaming for fall of May’s government

According to the minutes, the European commission’s secretary general, Martin Selmayr, who is known as a master of strategy, asked: “Imagine that they have a new Brexit secretary or prime minister – what then? Article 50 has been agreed and the process has ended. It must be clear that the starting point is not a renegotiation of the withdrawal agreement.”

17.03.2019 - 10:52 [ theSun.co.uk ]

‚I’LL PULL THE PLUG‘: Theresa May ready to ditch her Brexit deal and trigger two-year exit delay if defeated for a third time

In a stark message to dithering Tory MPs, she vowed there will be no fourth attempt if she fails this time.

She warned it will almost certainly lead to a two-year delay and declared bluntly: “It hardly bears thinking about.”

17.03.2019 - 10:47 [ The Sunday Times ‏/ Twitter ]

EU officials have raised the stakes in Theresa May’s extension dilemma ahead of Thursday’s leaders’ summit, piling pressure on MPs to back her deal now or face a long and uncertain Brexit delay

15.03.2019 - 18:29 [ Euractiv.com ]

Farage to lobby EU countries in search of Brexit extension veto

(14.3.2019) Indeed, an extension of Article 50 can only be taken with unanimity, and the veto of one country is enough to block it.

15.03.2019 - 18:28 [ BBC ]

Brexit: Will EU leaders agree to an extension?

EU leaders‘ silence after Thursday’s vote by the House of Commons to delay Brexit may also have been because they realise – whatever their individual opinions on an extension – that they are obliged by law to come to a unanimous decision.

14.03.2019 - 19:46 [ theSun.co.uk ]

MPs vote to DELAY Brexit until at least June killing March 29 Leave date

Mrs May will next week bring her Brexit deal back to the Commons for a third meaningful vote.

She says that if it passes, she will then ask the EU for a „short technical extension“ until the end of June, to give Parliament the time to force through the necessary legislation.

But if the deal is defeated again, the PM has warned that Britain will have to stay in the EU beyond the summer and take part in European Parliament elections.

14.03.2019 - 19:27 [ Paul Brand, political correspondent @itvnews / Twitter ]

BREAKING: Brexit WILL be delayed. We are NOT leaving on 29th March. 412 – 202.

14.03.2019 - 19:25 [ UK House of Commons ‏/ Twitter ]

Commons votes 412 to 202 to approve a motion to seek to extend the #Article50 period. This extension will be until 30 June 2019 if the #BrexitDeal is approved by 20 March 2019. It notes that if a deal is not approved, the length of the extension will depend on its purpose.

14.03.2019 - 17:30 [ New York Times ]

Italy Should Back Brexit Delay if Requested: Foreign Minister

ROME — Italy should support a delay to Britain’s exit from the European Union if London makes such a request, Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero said on Thursday.

14.03.2019 - 16:31 [ Paul Embery ‏/ Twitter ]

„A long extension“ It’s obvious what game is being played here. The EU (aided by many within the UK establishment) is doing its damnedest to subvert the referendum result. If we don’t leave on 29 March, our democracy may not recover for a very long time.

14.03.2019 - 16:23 [ Vanessa Pupavac ‏/ Twitter ]

@tfbrexit ‚Our present Parliament seems to be treading dangerously close, for the first time since the 1830s, to interpreting its “representative” function perversely as entitlement to reject a clearly expressed popular wish.‘

14.03.2019 - 16:10 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

The Rotten Parliament is the worst we’ve had since the democracy haters of the 1830s

We live in a “representative democracy” – or so we tell ourselves. But who or what is the present parliament representing? Not the majority in the country, as expressed by in the 2016 referendum and the 2017 general election. Some two thirds of constituencies voted for Brexit – a vote that would give an unprecedented landslide majority in a parliamentary election – and yet most MPs still support Remain.

We would have to go back rather a long way to find a precedent, to a time when “democracy” was a dirty word.

14.03.2019 - 15:49 [ BBC Politics / Twitter ]

“John Bercow is now a superstar in Germany” reveals Die Welt newspaper’s Stefanie Bolzen #Brexit

14.03.2019 - 15:32 [ Maddy Thimont Jack, Researcher at @instituteforgov on Brexit, Parliament and devolution ‏/ Twitter ]

Same day the govt motion has as the deadline for parliament approving a deal… Clear your diaries for 20 March everyone!

14.03.2019 - 15:31 [ Faisal Islam, @SkyNews political editor / Twitter ]

Benn manuscript amendment brings back Cooper-Boles-Letwin plan to take control of Commons standing orders – next Wednesday for indicative votes:

14.03.2019 - 15:14 [ Iain Watson, political correspondent, BBC ‏/ Twitter ]

John Bercow still defending his choice of amendments – lots of disquiet over not selecting one ruling out a referendum. Says he can justify his choices ‚to the world‘

14.03.2019 - 14:54 [ Hugh Bennett, News Editor @guidofawkes / Twitter ]

Truly a sorry episode in British democracy – Benn/Cooper/Letwin want entirely unaccountable group of 25 MPs to seize executive powers – Bercow corrupting the office of Speaker to support partisan campaigns – All while MPs trying to force a banana republic-style second referendum

14.03.2019 - 14:44 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Brexit latest news: Brexiteer fury as John Bercow blocks attempt to rule out second referendum

– Watch the Brexit debate in the live stream above
– MPs to vote on Thursday afternoon on delaying Brexit
– Remainer plot to postpone Brexit by up to two years
– Brexiteer hopes pinned on Geoffrey Cox changing legal advice
– Will the EU allow an Article 50 extension that will delay Brexit? ​
– Nick Timothy: Mrs May is responsible for losing control of Brexit
– Nigel Farage: Brexit betrayal one of most shameful chapters in our history

14.03.2019 - 14:38 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Bercow Refuses to Select Cross-Party Anti-Second Referendum Amendment Signed by 127 MPs

Speaker John Bercow has refused to call the cross-party amendment B rejecting a second referendum, despite the fact that it was signed by 127 MPs including the entirety of the DUP and had numerous Labour MPs as leading co-signatories including Caroline Flint, Gareth Snell and John Mann. Shameless…

Instead Bercow has selected four amendments more to his own liking:

14.03.2019 - 14:36 [ theGuardian.com ]

Bercow calls four amendments, including one calling for a second referendum

John Bercow, the speaker, says he is calling four amendments, plus an amendment to an amendment.

They are:

1) Sarah Wollaston’s – calling for an extension to article 50 to allow for time for a referendum on Brexit.

2) Hilary Benn’s – saying next Wednesday should be set aside for a debate that would start the process of allowing MPs to hold indicative votes on Brexit alternatives. There is also an amendment to this amendment, from Labour’s Lucy Powell, changing the timing.

3) Labour’s – saying article 50 should be extended to allow time for MPs to find a majority for a different approach to Brexit.

4) Chris Bryant’s – saying Theresa May should not be allowed to put her deal to the Commons again.

14.03.2019 - 14:34 [ Express.co.uk ]

Brexit vote time today: What time is the vote today? Will Brexit be delayed?

Today, MPs will vote on whether to ask the EU for permission to delay Brexit beyond the March 29 deadline.

What time is the vote today?

MPs are expected to vote on a Brexit delay at about 7pm tonight.

14.03.2019 - 14:22 [ BBC ]

Corbyn: Extending Article 50 is ’now inevitable‘

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says MPs have ruled-out both a no-deal Brexit and the prime minister’s deal.

He says extending Article 50 is now inevitable.

14.03.2019 - 12:48 [ Spiked ]

The fight for Brexit is only just beginning

To put this in plain, blunt English: a former British prime minister is conspiring with a foreign power to try to subvert the will of the British people.

In normal times, this would be a scandal of epic, epoch-defining proportions. There might have been riots, certainly protests. Blair would have been publicly shamed, possibly exiled. His name would live in infamy. But we don’t live in normal times. We live in an era in which most of the political class has ditched even the pretence of feeling a strong attachment to democracy.

13.03.2019 - 21:26 [ Andrew Connell, producer @SkyNews / Twitter ]

German foreign minister on Commons rejecting no-deal: „This is a signal of reason that has just come from London. The House of Commons has shown that the majority at least doesn’t want a no-deal. This no-deal is in no-one’s interest, we have made that clear time and time again“.

13.03.2019 - 21:23 [ John Taylor #SU4B ‏/ Twitter ]

This terrible swamp of self serving traitorous MPs who voted to take No Deal out of negotiations have got to be cleared out. We cannot have a Parliament filled with those who do not believe in democracy. The have shamed our Great nation.

13.03.2019 - 21:00 [ Nicky Clark ‏/ Twitter ]

Corbyn summing up that extension to Article 50 in inevitable. Corbyn says Labour has set up a credible plan for consensus. He has mentioned options including people’s vote.

13.03.2019 - 19:02 [ Leave.eu / Twitter ]

318 Conservative MPs were elected on a manifesto which unequivocally stated: „No deal is better than a bad deal“. Today, a Conservative Prime Minister and Chancellor plan to renege on that pledge and vote against a clean break from Brussels. Do so and British democracy is dead!

13.03.2019 - 18:47 [ BBC ]

Brexit amendments: What will MPs vote on?

Malthouse Compromise

This amendment (f) sets out the process for a „managed no-deal“. It requests:

The government publish tariff schedules
An extension of leaving to 22 May 2019
‚Mutual standstill agreements‘ between the UK and EU until the end of 2021, including payments to the EU
A unilateral guarantee of citizens‘ rights

13.03.2019 - 16:22 [ The Speaker ‏/ Twitter ]

#BREXITVOTE: Speaker John Bercow has selected two amendments for debate ahead of tonight’s vote on whether to leave the EU with #NoDeal; an amendment which seeks to rule out no deal, and the ‚Malthouse‘ amendment, to delay #Brexit until May 22, with a transition period until 2021

13.03.2019 - 14:51 [ Leave.EU ‏/ Twitter ]

WATCH | David Davis warns that the „democratic disaster“ of a Brexit delay would destroy the Tory Party, and predicts the Brexit Party would win a new set of European elections. He’s spot on – the people have spoken & will not be ignored!

11.03.2019 - 14:42 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Farage’s Brexit Party Now Has More MEPs Than UKIP

A taste of things to come for MPs if they vote to extend Brexit – Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party now officially has more MEPs than UKIP. Eight UK MEPs now sit in Farage’s Brexit Party

10.03.2019 - 17:05 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

If May’s Brexit deal passes, then her troubles really begin

Brexit is breaking British politics. Both the traditional powers have been shipwrecked by this storm and show no signs of knowing how to repair their ruined timbers. This is the sort of thing everyone understands. If the Tories enjoy more support than Labour this is only because Labour is so very bad. It is not because Theresa May’s Government commands the confidence of the people. In any case, her party is slowly but surely devouring itself over Brexit. Again, everyone knows this.

10.03.2019 - 17:01 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Labour will table bid for second Brexit referendum within a fortnight, says John McDonnell

Theresa May has made clear she will bring her deal back for MPs to vote on by 12 March.

Mr McDonnell said this will be when Jeremy Corbyn puts the party’s amendment forward for a Final Say referendum on Brexit.

10.03.2019 - 16:10 [ theTimes.co.uk ]

I can reveal Whitehall’s secret Brexit plan: stop it dead

Unfortunately, I must remain anonymous for fear of the backlash I would receive at my place of work. However, I can reveal that I am a senior policy professional within the civil service and work closely with numerous governmental departments.

10.03.2019 - 15:57 [ BBC ]

David Davis MP: ‚Britain will get its Trump moment‘

MPs will vote again on Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Tuesday.

Former Brexit Secretary David Davis MP told the BBC’s Andrew Marr that MPs not delivering on the Brexit referendum would undermine belief in political parties.

10.03.2019 - 15:53 [ Huffington Post ]

David Davis Warns Britain Will Get Its Own ‚Trump Moment‘ If MPs Vote To Delay Brexit

The former Brexit secretary said any move to extend Article 50 would be a “democratic disaster” that would leave the Conservative Party “massively damaged”.

“It would absolutely undermine belief in democracy in this country and certainly belief in the establishment political parties,” he told BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.

27.02.2019 - 20:54 [ BBC Politics / Twitter ]

MPs overwhelmingly back Yvette Cooper’s amendment by 502 to 20, formally approving Theresa May’s timetable for votes on no-deal and delaying #Brexit – if MPs reject UK PM’s own deal

27.02.2019 - 20:45 [ Laura Kuenssberg / Twitter ]

And this vote would get the Commons to approve formally the plan for a domino of votes in mid March set out by the PM yday

27.02.2019 - 20:44 [ Laura Kuenssberg / Twitter ]

So now on to the last vote, Yvette Cooper’s amendment and they are formally voting on that

27.02.2019 - 20:20 [ BBC Politics / Twitter ]

MPs reject Labour’s amendment calling for PM to back their #Brexit plan by 323 to 240 – moving the party closer to backing a second referendum

27.02.2019 - 20:18 [ Yannis Koutsomitis / Twitter ]

UK #Brexit Sec Barclay: Govt will accept Cooper’s Brexit amendment.

/via @LiveSquawk

Wow.

27.02.2019 - 19:15 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

I hope MPs understand, all their talk of short delays, of ruling out no deal, the public understands exactly what is going on: underhand and deeply cynical attempts to overturn the biggest democratic mandate in British history. You’re not fooling anyone. #brexit

27.02.2019 - 18:53 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Brexit delay: France would block Article 50 extension ‘without a clear objective’, Macron says

France would block a delay to Brexit unless it had a “clear objective” based on a “new choice” by the British, Emmanuel Macron has said.

Speaking at a joint press conference with German chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris, the French president gave the clearest signal from an EU leader so far that there would be conditions on an extension to the Article 50 negotiating period.

27.02.2019 - 18:05 [ Aubrey Allegretti, reporter and occasional news editor for @SkyNewsPolitics / Twitter ]

NEW: Jeremy Corbyn has just sent a letter to all MPs – including Conservative ones – offering them the chance to talk to a member of his team to get them to back the Labour frontbench amendment. One person who recieved it says: „Haven’t seen him do that before.“

27.02.2019 - 17:25 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Brexit news latest: Brussels ‘will insist on delay of up to two years if UK fails to agree deal’

Senior ministers believe that the European Union will insist on a Brexit delay of up to two years if Britain fails to agree a deal in the next few weeks.

Several sources have told the Standard they do not think the sort of “short, limited extension” of Article 50 suggested by Theresa May in the Commons yesterday would be permitted by Brussels.

27.02.2019 - 17:05 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Tory party at war over Remainer rebels’ ‘kamikaze plot to kill Brexit’

On another day of drama in Westminster:
– MPs prepared to vote on a series of amendments designed to derail Mrs May’s Brexit plans
– Jacob Rees-Mogg hinted he could end up backing the PM’s deal
– Brussels promised Mrs May an exit from the hated backstop plan
– EU bosses warned a delay to Brexit would do nothing to resolve the deadlock
– Voters called on MPs to get on with it and stop kicking the can down the road

27.02.2019 - 16:55 [ Tele,graph.co.uk ]

Extending Article 50 is just another route to overturning the Brexit that people voted for

It is time to come together to deliver Brexit – however you voted in the 2016 referendum. People want their politicians to stop bickering and to reach a mature compromise so that we can move on, deliver Brexit and focus on the other important issues facing our country.

27.02.2019 - 16:36 [ UK Parliament / Youtube ]

Brexit “next steps” debate: 27 February 2019

MPs are now debating what steps should be taken next in the Brexit process. They will debate amendments put forward by MPs from across the House, with votes expected to start at around 7pm.

27.02.2019 - 10:16 [ Parliament.co.uk ]

House of Commons: Wednesday 27 February 2019 Order Paper No.258

12.30pm: Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any)

Up to 20 minutes: Ten Minute Rule Motion: Planning (Affordable Housing and Land
Compensation) (Helen Hayes)

No debate: Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) (No. 2)
Bill: Second and Third Reading

Until any hour*: Business of the House (Today) (Motion) (*if the 7.00pm Business of the House Motion is agreed to)

Until 7.00pm: UK’s withdrawal from the European Union
(Motion)

27.02.2019 - 09:44 [ Adrian Masters, Political Editor, ITV Cymru Wales / Twitter ]

4/7 Distrust of the leaders of both main parties is expressed in very strong terms. One Labour MP said the leadership under Corbyn is as remote as it was under Blair. One Conservative MP told me Theresa May is the worst Prime Minister we’ve ever had, including Gordon Brown.

27.02.2019 - 09:34 [ Nick Boles, Abgeordneter im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

Gratified that the PM has accepted the key proposals in the cross-party Cooper-Letwin Bill. This is a victory for Parliament. We will lay amendments to her motion this afternoon and seek confirmation of her commitments from ministers during tomorrow’s debate.

(26.2.2019)

27.02.2019 - 09:16 [ Parliament.uk ]

Yvette Cooper’s Private Member’s Bill explained

(19.2.2019) What role does Parliament have in extending Article 50?

Although it is not explicitly stated in UK legislation, Parliament is not thought to have a formal role in deciding whether the Article 50 process should be extended as a matter of EU law. Extension is ultimately a question that is resolved by the UK Government acting on the UK’s behalf, negotiating with the European Union.

27.02.2019 - 09:11 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Brexit Supreme Court Case: MPs‘ motion on Article 50 was not legally binding, Government lawyer admits

(8. Dezember2016) A vote by MPs to back Theresa May’s Brexit plans was not legally binding, the Government’s lawyers have admitted.

James Eadie QC made the concession during the final day of Supreme Court appeal which is considering whether the Prime Minister has sufficient authority to trigger Article 50 without a vote by MPs.

27.02.2019 - 09:09 [ Verfassungsblog.de ]

The House of Commons’ Last Chance at Taking Back Control?

A key part of the case against the Cooper-Letwin plan is that it is unlikely to work without a degree of Government support.

27.02.2019 - 07:33 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn’s backing for a second Brexit vote sparks fury as FIFTY MPs set to defy Labour leader

Labour chairman Ian Lavery was described as “very angry” as he branded the support for a second referendum “political suicide” – arguing that the move risks shedding votes in the Midlands and northern England.

Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon attacked the leadership for failing to consult the shadow cabinet before announcing the U-turn – asking Mr Corbyn: “Why did we hear about it in the media?”

26.02.2019 - 16:59 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit betrayal is complete

He has betrayed his party’s own manifesto in the 2017 general election, which promised to respect the outcome of the referendum. He has betrayed his old Labour mentors, most notably his hero Tony Benn, who was the left’s most articulate critic of the EU. And he has betrayed himself. He has betrayed his own longstanding and correct belief that the EU is an illiberal, undemocratic, anti-worker outrage of an institution. Has any politician ever betrayed so many people in such a short space of time?

26.02.2019 - 16:49 [ Express.co.uk ]

Labour’s Brexit BETRAYAL: Corbyn to SUPPORT second EU referendum and back REMAIN

Asked if that stance would put her on the “same side as Jeremy Corbyn”, Ms Thornberry replied: “Yeah. Of course.

“If there’s a choice between a disastrous Tory Brexit or no deal and Remaining, then that is what we will have to do.”

Labour’s 2017 manifesto says the party “accepts the referendum result” and will fight for “a Brexit deal that delivers for all regions and nations of the UK”.

26.02.2019 - 16:48 [ BBC ]

Theresa May offers MPs Brexit delay vote

The prime minister said she will put her withdrawal agreement – including any changes she has agreed with the EU – to a meaningful vote by 12 March.

If that fails, MPs will be offered two separate votes:

One, on the following day, on whether MPs support a no-deal Brexit – so the UK would „only leave without a deal on 29 March if there is explicit consent in the House for that outcome“
If that fails, then MPs will get a vote by 14 March on requesting an extension to the two-year Article 50 negotiation process to delay EU withdrawal beyond 29 March

26.02.2019 - 13:57 [ Zac Goldsmith, Abgeordneter im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

But what is supposed to happen afterwards, when people realise with total certainty that their ‘vote’ – the one and only means they have to influence their democracy – is essentially worthless? That political promises have zero value? /3

26.02.2019 - 13:46 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

Mark my words- WE IN LABOUR WILL NOT SEE POWER FOR TEN YEARS OR MORE. Yes, the Europhile globalists that dominate the party will be delighted because they can afford another decade of Tory government. For Labour, the Peoples flag is no longer red, its blue with yellow stars.

26.02.2019 - 13:45 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

The Europhiles have captured the Labour Party. Labour will now back a second referendum- while the hubris of metropolitan Labour will be comfortably satisfied having totally reneged on a solid manifesto pledge, the country will suffer decades of Tory government. Well done.

26.02.2019 - 13:33 [ Financial Times ]

Europhile MPs rally support for Brexit no-deal amendment

Yvette Cooper, a senior Labour MP, and Sir Oliver Letwin, a senior Conservative MP, have been rallying support for a proposal that would force the government to hand power to parliament if no UK-EU withdrawal deal has been approved by March 13.
Under the proposal, which is set to be tabled as an amendment on Wednesday, the government would be legally obliged to offer MPs the option of requesting an extension in the Article 50 exit process beyond March 29.

26.02.2019 - 13:28 [ John Mann, Abgeordneter im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

Most Labour MPs ducking the question, would they support a Labour Brexit or remain in their proposed referendum . Keir Starmer will want to be first to make this crystal clear.

26.02.2019 - 13:21 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

Labour MP tells Jeremy Corbyn: Backing referendum will stop you becoming Prime Minister

Brexit-backing backbencher John Mann said the decision to endorse a so-called „People’s Vote“ would infuriate Leave supporters in the Midlands and north of England.

At a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party on Monday evening, the Bassetlaw MP told Mr Corbyn: „This decision will stop you being Prime Minister.“

26.02.2019 - 13:12 [ Trade Unionists Against the EU ‏/ Twitter ]

So a choice between ‚No Brexit‘ and ‚Brexit in Name Only‘. Bad move, Labour. You are risking the support of millions of ordinary voters. Stop trying to undo democracy. Start respecting the referendum result.

26.02.2019 - 13:04 [ Michael Calderbank #GTTO / Twitter ]

Tommy Robinson and Nigel Farage will be licking their lips at the prospect of Labour swimming behind a 2nd referendum/Remain

26.02.2019 - 12:59 [ Leave.EU / Twitter ]

A government committed to postponing Brexit and an opposition now disgracefully backing yet another vote. 17.4 million Brexiteers are politically homeless. The people have been ignored, the betrayal is almost complete.

Help us fight to save Brexit at leave.eu/get-involved

26.02.2019 - 12:50 [ Richard Tice / Twitter ]

Govt ministers openly calling for Brexit “delay” (code for Remain) and Labour backing second referendum. The betrayal is here. The people will not tolerate it….