Archiv: DUP (Democratic Unionist Party)

19.04.2019 - 15:50 [ Sinn Fein ]

A statement from the party leaders on the murder of Lyra McKee:

„We are united in rejecting those responsible for this heinous crime.

„They have no support in the community, must be brought to justice and should disband immediately.

„We reiterate our support for the PSNI, who while carrying out their duties were also the target of last night’s attack. We call on anyone with any information to bring that forward to the police and assist their inquiries.

„This is a time for calm heads.”

Michelle O’Neill (Sinn Féin)

Arlene Foster (DUP)

Robin Swann (UUP)

Colum Eastwood (SDLP)

Naomi Long (Alliance)

Clare Bailey (Green Party)

29.03.2019 - 05:32 [ Democratic Unionist Party ]

DUP Statement


However, given the fact that the necessary changes we
seek to the backstop have not been secured between the Government and the European Union, and the remaining and ongoing strategic risk that Northern Ireland would be trapped in backstop arrangements at the end of the implementation period, we will not be supporting the Government if they table a fresh meaningful vote.

The backstop if operational has the potential to create an internal trade border within the United Kingdom and would cut us off from our main internal market, being Great Britain.

28.03.2019 - 04:25 [ Sky News ]

Major blow for Theresa May as DUP won’t back Brexit deal

DUP leader Arlene Foster has told Sky News her party is unable to support Theresa May’s Brexit deal while it „poses a threat to the integrity of the UK“.

27.03.2019 - 06:35 [ ]

What would be a good night for the Conservatives in the 2019 local elections?

But the most significant set of local elections are ones the Conservative Party won’t meaningfully contest, and were last fought not in 2015, but 2014: local council elections in Northern Ireland. All 11 local councils are up for re-election, and in an ideal world for the Tory party, these elections would confirm that the Democratic Unionist Party very strong performance in 2017 was not a passing phase but that the party is actually getting stronger.

27.03.2019 - 02:55 [ ]

Extending Article 50 better option than May’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement – DUP

A LONG extension to Article 50 is a better option than the UK Prime Minister’s draft Withdrawal Agreement, the DUP said.

That would keep the UK in the EU for longer.

The party’s Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson said if a deal went through, Britain would have lost its right to leave the EU.

25.03.2019 - 15:08 [ Sky News ]

LIVE: Blow for Theresa May as DUP say opposition to Brexit deal ‚remains unchanged‘


A DUP spokesman says the party’s position on Theresa May’s Brexit deal „remains unchanged“.

It comes after the prime minister had a telephone conversation with DUP leader Arlene Foster.

18.03.2019 - 16:12 [ ]

Brexit news – live: Theresa May could abandon third vote on her deal this week without ‚realistic chance‘ of winning, Downing Street admit

The prime minister was reported to be planning to hold a third vote on Tuesday but may be forced to call it off amid ongoing opposition from Tory Eurosceptics and continued negotiations with the DUP.

18.03.2019 - 08:26 [ BBC ]

Brexit: No new vote on May’s deal without DUP support – chancellor

Theresa May’s Brexit deal will not return to the Commons this week unless it has support from the DUP and Tory MPs, the chancellor says.

18.03.2019 - 08:16 [ ]

Theresa May could give Northern Ireland extra cash if the DUP back her Brexit deal

Philip Hammond earlier refused three times to rule out writing another big cheque in this summer’s spending review, following a £1billion “bung“ for propping up the Tories after their Election disaster.

14.03.2019 - 17:50 [ RT UK ‏/ Twitter ]

That’s a surprise! Christopher Chope MP reveals that if @UKLabour put forward a no confidence vote in @theresa_may he’d support it. He’s a @Conservatives MP by the way!

12.03.2019 - 15:39 [ BBC Politics ‏/ Twitter ]

#BrexitVote: DUP will not back PM’s deal, saying „sufficient progress has not been made“

12.03.2019 - 14:32 [ ZDF Studio London ‏/ Twitter ]

Noch schlechtere Nachrichten für #May. Die Einschätzung der Brexiteer-Anwälte ist raus, der speziell für die Hardliner und die DUP wichtig ist. Und sie raten den Deal abzulehnen. @ZDFheute @ReporterZDF

12.03.2019 - 12:29 [ ]

Abstimmung im Unterhaus: Sagt das Parlament Ja zum Brexit-Deal?

Am Abend stimmt das britische Parlament über das Brexit-Abkommen ab. Dabei kommt es vor allem auf zwei Gruppen an. Kann May sie überzeugen?

12.03.2019 - 12:26 [ Thomas Colson / Twitter ]

Geoffrey Cox’s new legal advice on the backstop is VERY bad news for the PM. He says „the legal risk remains unchanged“ that there is no way the UK can unilaterally exit the backstop. Almost no way DUP or ERG can back the deal now.

12.03.2019 - 03:40 [ Guido Fawkes ]

All Eyes on DUP Now: May pulls a unilateral declaration out of the hat

May’s statement is here, the EU’s here – review them yourself. We await Cox’s legal review and the decision of the DUP critics tomorrow. If the DUP give it the thumbs up most Tory rebels will follow suit. The ERG’s lawyers are unlikely to be enthusiastic – that is already priced in. Guido suspects those Tory MPs that want to avoid the hell that will follow a delay to Brexit – for whatever reason – will choose to believe the rabbit is real.

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.“

05.02.2019 - 05:52 [ ]

Brexit latest: Theresa May promises deal that commands ‚broad support‘ in Northern Ireland

The Prime Minister will use a speech in the country to acknowledge it is a “concerning time” as efforts continue to find an alternative to the controversial backstop.

Speaking on Tuesday, Mrs May is set to say that a solution will be found that commands support across the community and secures a majority in Westminster.

31.01.2019 - 18:50 [ ]

‚Cowards and facilitators!‘ Remainer MPs turn on Labour Brexiteers after they welcome May’s bid to win support for her deal with millions of pounds in extra funding for Leave-backing areas

The ‚pork barrel‘ tactic is effectively an admission that Mrs May cannot get a package through Parliament with just Tory and DUP votes.

21.01.2019 - 06:04 [ ]

Why the Government’s latest plan to ditch the backstop won’t take off

The whole reason for the backstop being in the Withdrawal Agreement that sets out the terms of the UK’s divorce from the EU is that the Republic’s border with Northern Ireland would, after Brexit, be the external border of the EU’s single market – and therefore has to be governed by a treaty between the UK and EU, and not one between the UK and the ROI.

An official from an EU capital also questioned whether the Republic could possibly accept „a bilateralisation that would deprive it of the clout of the EU“.

21.01.2019 - 05:57 [ ]

Amending the Good Friday Agreement will never fix backstop issue

The plan, it is reported, is to “amend” the 1998 Good Friday Agreement in order make a new joint Anglo-Irish commitment that there will be no return to a hard border in Ireland and no infrastructure on that border in any eventuality.

It is argued that this, coupled with some new EU concessions time-limiting the backstop, will be enough get a decent slice of the 118 Tory and 10 DUP on board.

21.01.2019 - 05:39 [ Gerry Moore ‏/ Twitter ]

Cabinet members reveal that in tonight’s conference call May talked of trying to find deal with ERG and DUP She has virtually abandoned reaching out to anyone else Another pleading trip to Brussels + bid to strike separate deal with Ireland on Backstop – they’ve already said No

09.01.2019 - 21:38 [ BBC ]

Arlene Foster: Theresa May’s Brexit backstop plan is ‚dead‘

Theresa May is still not listening to critics of her Brexit deal and is putting a plan to Parliament that is already „dead“, Arlene Foster has said.

The DUP leader said proposals to give Stormont a say over new EU rules if the border backstop took effect after Brexit added nothing.

09.01.2019 - 06:33 [ Sky News ]

May tries to woo the DUP as meaningful vote debate restarts

The vote on Mrs May’s Brexit deal is due next week after being postponed in December as the government faced defeat.

09.01.2019 - 06:31 [ ]

Humiliated Theresa May hit by Brexit ambush defeat as rebel MPs vote to sink No Deal

Labour joined forces with the DUP and Tory rebels to pass a motion 303 to 296 which will make it much harder to leave with no agreement in place at all.
Around 20 Tories defied the Government and teamed up with Jeremy Corbyn to BAN ministers from changing tax laws in a No Deal situation unless MPs openly vote for it, we get a deal passed, or Article 50 is delayed.

12.12.2018 - 12:37 [ Matt Dathan / Twitter ]

DUP leader Arlene Foster signals she would back Sajid Javid in a Tory leadership contest. She met him yesterday and told @BBCr4today: “I think that he understand where we come from in relation to the backstop.“

12.12.2018 - 12:37 [ Laura Hughes ‏/ Twitter ]

Dominic Raab, David Davis and DUP leader Arlene Foster are launching a campaign for a „Better Deal“ this morning. They are proposing a new 10-year, “extendable backstop to replace the Northern Ireland Protocol.”

10.12.2018 - 13:16 [ ]

Brexit: What happens next? Here’s how this incredible week could unfold

The Prime Minister is facing a vote that could topple her government. Here is your day-by-day guide to what could lie ahead – though of course, it could all change dramatically

10.12.2018 - 12:59 [ Sky News ]

Sky Views: Election call, Mars attacks? Possible outcomes of Brexit vote

Even more than with the other upsets in world politics in recent years, nobody knows what is going to happen as a result of the meaningful vote in the Commons next week on the deal the prime minister has agreed to take Britain out of the EU.

10.12.2018 - 12:49 [ Joe Doyle ‏/ Twitter ]

Not UKIP, but a new party will evolve from the ineffectual dithering of this government, Labour will also feel the brunt of this.

10.12.2018 - 12:42 [ ]

‘I will not LIE DOWN!’ Farage lines up SENSATIONAL return to politics with NEW party

Nigel Farage told the Sunday Telegraph: „I sense within me I have not fought my biggest battle yet – that is how it feels. Whether it is happenstance, serendipity, destiny.

„I am not going to lie down and watch it go down the plug hole. I couldn’t do that, and I won’t do that.

10.12.2018 - 12:31 [ Spiked ]

If Tommy Robinson is a monster, the left is his Dr Frankenstein

I don’t know if Robinson has an agent, but if he does he should sack him, because he has an army of agents on the left who are cultivating and inflaming the Tommy Robinson phenomenon literally for free.

10.12.2018 - 11:08 [ Roger Williams / Twitter ]

Many Labour Party supporters voted Leave as well . That’s Corbyn’s dilemma. Brexit has split all parties.

10.12.2018 - 11:00 [ Brendan Chilton, @AshfordLabour Group Leader / Twitter ]

No surprise here. All that is needed now is a binding motion from a remain dominated Parliament and Brexit is finished. This is crunch time. If Parliament defies the people it will lose the confidence of the nation permanently and the U.K. will cease to be a democracy.

10.12.2018 - 10:46 [ ]

Channel 4 Brexit Debate audience member accuses Theresa May of ‘TREASON’ and betraying Leave voters

Kicking off Sunday night’s debate, the woman said: “Leavers reject Theresa May’s deal and her treasonous behaviour. She is ceding control, not taking back control.

“And how dare she abandon the rights of the citizens of Northern Ireland?”

Responding to that host Krishnan Guru-Murthy said: “Well treasonous is very strong language”.

10.12.2018 - 10:43 [ Beau Jack Dalaigh ‏/ Twitter ]

Labour’s back sliding and betrayal of its working class .. Labour no longer a party supporting democracy… a leader in betrayal of people who voted to rid ourselves of authoritarian regimes like the EU.. Labour working firmly for the elites the mob.. Jeremy Corbyn the traitor

10.12.2018 - 10:40 [ ITV News ]

Jeremy Corbyn gives strongest signal yet that Remain would be on ballot paper in second referendum

When questioned by Political Editor Robert Peston on the topic of a second Brexit vote, Mr Corbyn gave his clearest indication yet that Remain would be an option, by saying another referendum would have to be „qualitatively different to the one held before“ and that there would „have to be an option there of what’s on offer“ in terms of a Brexit deal, suggesting the choice would be between that and Remain.

Mr Corbyn continued that a second vote could be held while still respecting the outcome of the June 2016 referendum.

10.12.2018 - 10:18 [ Sky News ]

Brexit vote: The ultimate guide

What are the amendments?

The Labour Party amendment is designed to make sure Britain cannot leave the EU without an exit agreement.

This means Mrs May’s threat that it’s her deal or no deal would not sit with the Commons, and Britain would have to stay in the European Union until a new agreement is reached and passed.

A cross-party group has tabled a similar amendment, which blocks Mrs May’s deal and rules out a no-deal Brexit.

10.12.2018 - 10:03 [ ]

UK can cancel Brexit without EU’s permission rules European Court of Justice

Today’s verdict by the European Court of Justice has put rocket fuel in calls for Brexit to be stopped

10.12.2018 - 10:00 [ ]

Theresa May begs EU to help save her hated Brexit deal ahead of historic vote — as senior figures give Commons vote 50/50 chance of going ahead

The PM was holed up in her Chequers country retreat with close aides on Sunday night as she wrestled with whether to go ahead with a landmark Commons vote on it on Tuesday.

09.12.2018 - 13:06 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

If Labour supports a second referendum and campaigns to remain it will be in opposition for decades to come. Millions of voters will abandon it. Labour will no longer be the party of ‘labour’ but of capital. It will cease to represent working class communities.


09.12.2018 - 12:55 [ Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party / Twitter ]

Ahead of Tuesday’s Brexit vote, I travelled to Lisbon to meet members of the Party of European Socialists. Labour is ready to step in and negotiate a deal that can work for our whole country.

09.12.2018 - 12:52 [ John Joseph Friary ‏/ Twitter ]

Politics Scotland getting Scottish Labour position on Brexit! They want a General Election which if they were to win they would leave the EU and if they can’t have it they want a People’s Vote in which they would vote to stay in the EU! All clear now?

09.12.2018 - 12:47 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

Todays march in London is not a Brexit march. Its a clowns parade led by a thug and a jester. Brexiteers should not be marching with these fascists. To the media- the football hooligans bouncing up and down today are not in any sense representative of Leave voters.

09.12.2018 - 12:35 [ Spiked ]

They are all in contempt of the people

From May to the Corbynite Momentum lobby, what all the Remainers want is to narrow things down to that false choice between the government’s Remain-by-another-name and outright remaining in the EU. The meaningful Brexit which millions of Leave voters backed can thus be erased from the agenda and history, as if it never happened. And they talk about defending democracy.

09.12.2018 - 12:24 [ Paul Embery , firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit. Blue Labour / Twitter ]

I remember the days when the British Left would take the side of the people fighting back against the system. Now it takes the side of the system fighting back against the people.

09.12.2018 - 12:19 [ ]

THE POSH PEOPLE’S VOTE: The loaded, leftie elites are conspiring to steal Brexit from Brits – while pretending to represent ‘the people’

The People’s Vote campaign group is funded by a circle of rich contacts who want to overturn the decision to leave

09.12.2018 - 12:15 [ ]

JEREMY PAXMAN: My dog could have won a better Brexit deal than those forelock tugging drones we sent out to battle Brussels

The outcome of the 2016 referendum was clear.

By a margin of more than one million votes, the British people said they wanted to leave the EU. Yet more than two years later we are in paralysis, faced with a piece of paper that no one wants – and with seemingly no way forward other than to take the Prime Minister’s Deal.

09.12.2018 - 12:14 [ Will Quince / ]

I am resigning from the Government because May’s Brexit deal means obeying EU rules for years to come

I do not want to be explaining to my constituents why Brexit is still not over and we are still obeying EU rules in the early 2020s or beyond. Unless and until this is amended, the Withdrawal Agreement cannot receive my support. How can we realistically expect to secure a good deal under such circumstances, with such a power imbalance?

08.12.2018 - 22:30 [ Labour Leave / Twitter ]

‚If we can print out billions of pounds to bail out bankers, why can’t we do that to build houses, schools and hospitals?‘ @BrendanChilton

08.12.2018 - 22:28 [ Labour Leave / Twitter ]

‚If the referendum were reversed, I think there would be one massive shift in British politics. There is massive anger outside of London. If Westminster turned around and stuck two fingers up to the people, they would have massive problems.‘ @BrendanChilton @talkRADIO

08.12.2018 - 13:20 [ ]

Dec 10: Leave Means Leave protest outside Parliament

Date and Time
Mon 10 December 2018
11:00 – 17:00 GMT

George V Statue
Abingdon Street
United Kingdom

08.12.2018 - 13:15 [ Spectator ]

If Brexit is blocked, will it ever be worth voting again?

Having watched the last two-and-a-half years from the sidelines, depressed by almost the entire political debate in the UK, I could think of no argument that would be new to her. We’ve all been round this too many times before, and almost no one has conceded anything new on the subject for years. So I decided to relay the feeling that was (and still is) foremost in my mind. The feeling which has disturbed me the most. ‘If we don’t leave the EU, or if we somehow get tricked into remaining in everything but name’, I said to my friend, ‘I just don’t think I’ll bother voting again.’

08.12.2018 - 12:08 [ Charles Moore / ]

If Parliament manages to thwart Brexit, why would voters ever trust it again?

On Thursday, I was away from home and my desk. For information and news, therefore, I relied on my iPhone. But my iPhone is on the O2 network, which went into a coma at 5.30 that morning, so I had no information or news all day. As I needed to prepare for going on BBC Question Time that night, I was alarmed.

08.12.2018 - 11:54 [ Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party / Twitter ]

Make no mistake, Labour is ready to step in and negotiate a Brexit deal that works for the whole of our country.

08.12.2018 - 11:51 [ Sky News ]

Labour ready to step in and negotiate Brexit deal with EU, Jeremy Corbyn says

Jeremy Corbyn has reached out to the DUP and said that Labour is „ready to step in and negotiate seriously“ to find an alternative Brexit deal with the EU.

In an exclusive interview with Sky News, the Labour Party leader said the DUP „dislike the backstop for very good and sensible reasons“ and that „absolutely“ Labour’s version of Brexit can work for the Northern Ireland party and the people of the province.

05.12.2018 - 16:51 [ ]

Theresa May Accused Of ‘Misleading’ Public Over Brexit Deal As Secret Legal Advice Reveals ‘Indefinite’ Link To EU

Theresa May has been accused of “concealing” the downsides of her Brexit deal after secret legal advice revealed that the UK could be “indefinitely” tied to the EU.

The DUP, SNP and Tory Brexiteers reacted with fury as the confidential advice by Attorney General Geoffrey Cox laid bare that the country would be trapped in a possible customs union for “many years”.

05.12.2018 - 16:48 [ Tom Harwood / Youtube ]

Legal Advice is Devastating for the Prime Minister

04.12.2018 - 13:17 [ Stephen Doughty, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

Busy day ahead – don’t remember seeing a contempt motion before Parliament before! Well done @Keir_Starmer @NickTorfaenMP @labourwhips for forcing this crucial issue. Outrageous behaviour by Tory Government. #Brexit #Contempt

04.12.2018 - 13:05 [ ]

House of Commons: Tuesday 4 December 2018

Meeting started at 11.30am

04.12.2018 - 12:56 [ BBC Parliament ‏/ Twitter ]

Today’s Commons motion on contempt of Parliament – @DArcyTiP looks at what it might mean

04.12.2018 - 12:45 [ ]

House of Commons: Monday 3 December 2018

Speaker Statement

04.12.2018 - 12:23 [ ]

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox could be SUSPENDED as MPs launch historic bid to hold May’s government in contempt of Parliament and force it to FINALLY release full Brexit legal advice

Theresa May faces a bitter test of strength with MPs today as they mount an historic bid to force release of legal advice on her Brexit deal.

The House of Commons will vote on a contempt motion that could plunge the PM’s government further into chaos.

04.12.2018 - 11:51 [ ]

THE SUN SAYS: We should be celebrating our freedom from the clutches of the European Union

Nearly 900 days after that historic vote, we’re left with a stinker of a deal and a Government that has pursued a damage-limitation strategy from Day One

04.12.2018 - 05:58 [ ]

Ministers face contempt vote over Brexit legal advice secrecy

John Bercow, the Speaker, announced last night that he would accept a motion of contempt against the government for failing to comply with a Commons order to publish the advice. The motion, which will be debated today, could result in Geoffrey Cox, the attorney-general, or David Liddington, Mrs May’s de facto deputy, being suspended from parliament.

04.12.2018 - 05:57 [ BBC ]

Brexit: Ministers may have broken rules by not publishing legal advice – Speaker

John Bercow said there was an „arguable case“ that a contempt of Parliament has been committed.

It means MPs will debate and vote on the issue on Tuesday.

04.12.2018 - 05:54 [ Sky News ]

Even May’s backers are half-hearted in their support

These days, life in Westminster is punctuated by wall-to-wall Theresa May.

04.12.2018 - 05:51 [ Sun ]

VOTE MAYDAY: ‘Defeated’ Theresa May to beg MPs to back her Brexit deal as top Tories give up hope of victory

(3.12.2018) But one normally loyal Tory MP who had a private audience with the PM yesterday told The Sun that she “looked defeated”.

And ministers were also last night resigned to a crushing government defeat after almost 100 Tory MPs spoke out against the deal.

03.12.2018 - 20:45 [ ]

Relax – a no-deal Brexit will be fine

Preparations have been made, the costs largely sunk already. Deal or no deal makes little difference.

03.12.2018 - 20:11 [ Sun ]

GOING NOWHERE: Desperate May tells Phillip Schofield she won’t quit next week even if her Brexit deal is defeated by MPs – but admits she IS finding life ‘tough’

THERESA May today insisted she WON’T quit next week if her Brexit deal is voted down by Parliament – telling Phillip Schofield she’ll „still have a job in two weeks‘ time“.

The PM refused to explain what her back-up plan will be if the withdrawal agreement is defeated by MPs on December 11.

03.12.2018 - 19:30 [ ]

Labour leads calls for government to face contempt proceedings over Brexit legal advice

A cross-party alliance of MPs has written to Speaker John Bercow calling on him to launch proceedings

03.12.2018 - 19:24 [ Sky News ]

LIVE: ‚Contempt of parliament‘ bid launched over Brexit legal advice

– PM’s own Brexit negotiator warned her deal risks ‚bad outcome‘
– Both new Brexit secretary and PM’s adviser admit Irish backstop is ‚uncomfortable‘
– Labour and DUP join four other parties alleging contempt of parliament
– Brexit deal: How is your MP expected to vote?
– Force party leaders to debate on TV – have you signed the petition?
– Live reporting by Aubrey Allegretti and Greg Heffer, political reporters

03.12.2018 - 17:21 [ Sky News ]

Brexit deal: How is your MP expected to vote?

The magic number that the prime minister needs to win the crucial Commons vote on 11 December is 320.

But Sky News data-crunching signals she will fall short of the target by at least 90 votes with some 399 MPs expected to reject or not back her EU divorce settlement.

30.11.2018 - 14:31 [ ]

Has prime minister just signed her own warrant of execution?

If she truly means what she says, that she has no plan B, she will be gone as PM within hours of losing the vote – to be replaced by someone whose heart is in finding another route to avoid no-deal mayhem.

30.11.2018 - 14:19 [ ]

Stubborn Theresa May still hopes to force Brexit deal through the Commons

The Prime Minister faces a near-certain defeat on December 11 with scores of her own MPs vowing to team up with Labour, the DUP and other Opposition parties to derail her EU withdrawal plan.

But Mrs May claimed she could still win the crunch showdown.

30.11.2018 - 14:15 [ ]

May suggests UK has ‚already negotiated a good trade deal with EU‘ despite lack of concrete details

Looking ahead to trade discussions at the summit in Argentina, she added: “I think that’s also important for the rest of the world as well.”

The comment is likely to be seized on as a gaffe that exaggerates the achievement of a withdrawal package that other parties have criticised as a “blindfold Brexit”.

30.11.2018 - 14:08 [ BBC ]

Brexit: May rejects all alternatives to her EU exit deal

By threatening to oppose her deal in a Commons vote on 11 December, Mrs May said Labour were effectively advocating leaving without a deal.
The Labour leadership has said it is ready to support a cross-party amendment to the vote that would rule out no-deal.

30.11.2018 - 09:08 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

PLEASE RT! Everyone in the country needs to understand May is putting us in a cell and handing the EU the key. Have they been so friendly thus far that you’re ok with that? No? Us neither. Tell your MP! #Brexit

30.11.2018 - 08:56 [ David Davis, Member of Parliament / ]

Stand firm in the face of the onslaught of Project Fear propaganda

If we reject the Prime Minister’s proposed agreement, we can take back control and set ourselves on the path to reclaiming our independence.

If we accept her agreement, we would repudiate the declared wishes of the majority of the British people. Wishes expressed in a referendum in which more voted than at any time in our history. The damage that would do to our democracy is incalculable. Trust in the political process and politicians would be dealt a cruel, crippling blow.

29.11.2018 - 19:01 [ ProductiehuisEU / Youtube ]

Theresa May grilled by senior MPs on her Brexit deal (watch full debate)

UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May is being grilled on her performance as prime minister and her controversial Brexit deal by senior MPs on the House of Commons Liaison Committee. This video has the full 100 minutes debate on the EU-UK’s divorce deal.

29.11.2018 - 18:27 [ Sun ]

‚THE DEAL IS THE DEAL‘: Theresa May refuses to renegotiate her hated Brexit deal with EU – despite facing certain defeat by MPs

The Prime Minister refused to speculate about what she would do if her deal was thrown out by MPs next month as expected.
Around a hundred Tory MPs are set to vote against or abstain on her deal, meaning it’s unlikely to pass at all.

29.11.2018 - 11:24 [ Tony Tassell ‏/ Twitter ]

“The power is with us,” said Martin Selmayr, according to one note of a “sherpa” meeting on Friday – from an analysis by @alexebarker on why the EU thinks it has leverage on future trade talks with UK after #Brexit


29.11.2018 - 09:21 [ Sky News ]

Jacob Rees-Mogg savages ’second-tier‘ Mark Carney

(28.11.2018) Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has dismissed the governor of the Bank of England as „a second-tier Canadian politician“ who „got a job in the UK“.

29.11.2018 - 09:18 [ ]

Bank of England chief is ‚enemy of Brexit‘, says Jacob Rees-Mogg

(25.10.2017) He added: “Mark Carney is one of the enemies of Brexit. He has opposed it consistently.”

Carney, the Canadian central banker who was handpicked in 2012 for his role at the Bank by George Osborne when chancellor, warned about the economic risks of Brexit during last year’s referendum campaign.

29.11.2018 - 09:13 [ @Dessousandmore / Twitter ]

Britische Zentralbank: Ohne Brexit-Deal bricht Wirtschaft zusammen – BILD

29.11.2018 - 09:13 [ ]

Bei ungeordnetem Brexit: Bank of England warnt vor Mega-Rezession

Der Konjunktureinbruch wäre unter anderem auf zwei Dinge zurückzuführen:
– die befürchtenden Auswirkungen der Staus an den Zollstellen
– und ein Vertrauensverlust an den Märkten.

28.11.2018 - 21:17 [ n-tv Telebörse ‏/ Twitter ]

Bericht simuliert Chaos-Brexit: Bank of England zeichnet Horrorszenario

28.11.2018 - 21:11 [ ]

‚They ALWAYS get it wrong‘: Brexiteers lash out at ‚Project Fear 2.0′ after government unveils study claiming ’no deal‘ would cost each Briton £3,000

– Brexiteers have lashed out after the government issued Brexit deal forecasts
– Official government analysis admits every Brexit option is bad for the economy
– The PM’s proposals would see growth 2.5 per cent lower over a 15-year period
– But no-deal could deliver a 10 per cent hit to GDP, the new estimates suggest

28.11.2018 - 21:08 [ Chris Giles , Economics Editor, FT / Twitter ]

My column: Politicians hoping for a TARP scenario to force Brexit through Parliament should take note of how little notice markets are taking of the BoE at the moment via @financialtimes


28.11.2018 - 20:59 [ Alex Wickham, senior political correspondent @BuzzFeedUK ‏/ Twitter ]

Surprised more wasn’t made of the Sunday Times story that No10 is planning to encourage a crash in the financial markets. Now @peston also says that’s the plan:


28.11.2018 - 20:48 [ ]

Bank of England says no-deal Brexit would be worse than 2008 crisis

Bank warns of immediate economic crash, GDP to fall by 8%, unemployment to rise to 7.5%

28.11.2018 - 07:12 [ BBC ]

Theresa May’s Brexit deal is doomed – Sir Michael Fallon

Theresa May’s Brexit deal is „doomed“ and must be renegotiated, ex-defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon has said.

Sir Michael launched a scathing attack on the proposed EU agreement, saying it was the „worst of all worlds“ and the PM’s future was „up to colleagues“.

28.11.2018 - 06:52 [ ]

Boris: Brexit debate must include Brexiteer

And the public agree: 63% of Brits are in favour of a debate that includes someone who considers a No Deal, World Trade Brexit a serious option. Which Boris has repeatedly reiterated that he does.

28.11.2018 - 06:41 [ Michael Heaver ‏/ Twitter ]

May replicating Cameron’s Remain defeat all over again: – EU knew she wouldn’t walk away – Left with bad deal – Rely on big business to sell – Throw out doomsday Treasury forecasts We defeated Project Fear once, we’ll do it again.

28.11.2018 - 06:36 [ ]

Theresa May accused of ‚rehashing Project Fear‘ as Treasury says UK will be £150bn worse off under no deal

A cross-Government analysis is expected to show that under the Chequers agreement, which forms the basis of her deal, the UK’s GDP will be between 1 and 2 per cent lower over 15 years than if it had stayed in the EU.

However, in a move that will prompt a backlash from Tory Eurosceptics, the ministers are expected to argue that the UK will still be significantly better off than it would if it left without a deal.

28.11.2018 - 06:32 [ BBC ]

DUP’s Foster hits out at May’s Brexit ‚propaganda‘ tour

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster has accused Theresa May of „giving up“ on getting a better Brexit deal.

The prime minister visited Northern Ireland on Tuesday as part of her two-week push to sell her agreement.

28.11.2018 - 06:13 [ ]

MAY-SSACRE Theresa May could suffer a 200-vote defeat when the Commons decides on her Brexit deal — dealing a fatal blow to her Premiership

A Cabinet minister told The Sun: ‚Theresa is still being told she can win this by the people around her in No10. They are going to bring her down‘

27.11.2018 - 17:24 [ Tagesspiegel / Twitter ]

Die britische Regierungschefin Theresa May plant, die #Brexit-Abstimmung im Parlament mit der Vertrauensfrage zu verbinden. Abgestimmt wird am 11. Dezember.

27.11.2018 - 17:21 [ ]

THE SUN SAYS: This Brexit deal is BAD for Britain as France threatens our fishing communities and Spain threatens us over Gibraltar

The Prime Minister is doing the wrong thing by saying the people are tired of Brexit because we’ll be more than tired of it when we become a puppet at the end of Brussels‘ strings

27.11.2018 - 17:15 [ Sky News ]

Video: Theresa May attacked from all sides over Brexit deal

Theresa May attempts to persuade a doubting House that her Brexit deal is the best option.

27.11.2018 - 10:50 [ Nigel Dodds, Member of Parliament / Belfast Telegraph ]

Nigel Dodds: Brexit plan binds us into an EU straitjacket… we’re heading for Brexit in name only or the break-up of UK

There is a better way. Rather than waste any more time putting forward false choices, we need the Government to get on with securing a better deal.

Our party wants a good deal for the United Kingdom, a deal which delivers upon the referendum result and a deal which ensures that Northern Ireland leaves with the rest of the UK.

But it is not this deal. It is not a deal at any price.

27.11.2018 - 09:43 [ Martin Durkin ‏/ Twitter ]

In selling totalitarianism, dictators have always emphasised the joys of stability and ‚unity‘ over messy, unpredictable freedom. Theresa May is trying to pull the same trick.

27.11.2018 - 08:47 [ ]

Chloe Westley: If the Conservatives bow to May’s betrayal of the referendum result, they will be cursed for a generation

But there wouldn’t have even been a referendum, or indeed a vote to leave, if politicians hadn’t signed us up to this disastrous political union in the first place.

When Edward Heath signed Britain up to the European Economic Community (EEC), there was no referendum. It was only years later that the public were asked their opinion. When John Major handed over more powers to Brussels by signing the Maastricht Treaty in 1992, establishing an entrenched political union, there was no referendum. When Gordon Brown surrendered even more sovereignty to Brussels by signing the Lisbon Treaty, there was no referendum.

27.11.2018 - 07:42 [ Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party / Twitter ]

Theresa May is trying to sell yesterday’s summit as a great success but to borrow a phrase “nothing has changed”. It’s a bad deal for the country and Labour will oppose it in Parliament.

27.11.2018 - 07:27 [ ]

RUMBLE AND THE JUNGLE: Theresa May confirms live TV Brexit clash with Jeremy Corbyn on the night of I’m A Celebrity final

The primetime TV clash will now be the climax of Mrs May’s titanic two week fight to win MPs’ support to save her controversial divorce deal.

She told The Sun last night: “I am going to be going out and round the country. I am going to be talking to people.

“I am going to be explaining why I think this deal is the right deal for the UK – and yes, I am ready to debate it with Jeremy Corbyn.

26.11.2018 - 15:39 [ Facebook ]

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26.11.2018 - 15:36 [ Owen Jones, socialist, Guardian columnist, / Twitter ]

When Parliament debates Theresa May’s worst-of-all-worlds deal, let’s gather outside and demand MPs vote it down.

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26.11.2018 - 15:32 [ Stewart Wood / Twitter‏ ]

Every MP who says they won’t vote for the PM’s #Brexit Deal needs to be asked immediately “But will you vote against it?” Opposing the Deal through abstention, rather than through opposition, could be the thing that allows it to get it through.

26.11.2018 - 14:55 [ ]

BREX APPEAL: Now Theresa May begs LABOUR MPs for support on Brexit deal in move that will infuriate her party

The PM has been accused of blackmail for telling Tories they may lose their jobs if they vote against her.
THERESA May is lobbying Labour MPs to back her Brexit deal in a sign she’s given up on winning over rebel Tories.

26.11.2018 - 14:35 [ Conor Burns, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

I’m genuinely sorry to see colleagues who have told me in person that this is a dreadful deal with the EU tweeting out the supportive line to take. That must eat at the soul.

26.11.2018 - 14:29 [ Kathryn Graham ‏/ Twitter ]

Just to make the #ReferendumResult absolutely clear, 7 out of 10 Tory MPs represent constituencies that voted #Leave. 6 out of 10 Labour MPs represent constituencies that voted #Leave. Why aren’t ALL these MPs pushing for full Brexit?

26.11.2018 - 14:22 [ ]

Debunked: 40 Reasons to Back the Brexit Deal

40. The deal delivers on the referendum result. It takes back control of our money, borders and laws whilst protecting jobs, security and the integrity of the United Kingdom. NO. We still have the EU determine rules and laws that affect the UK, some aspects of free movement remain, Britain is still paying £39 billion and possibly more for no guarantees in return on future trade deal, and the future of the UK is still under threat.

26.11.2018 - 14:17 [ Artists for Brexit / Twitter ]

Artists and arts workers have just as much reason as everyone else to #StandUp4Brexit and reject @theresa_may’s #turkeytrap #BRINO ‚Brexit‘ proposals. @StandUp4Brexit comprehensively debunk them in this essential article. We must now seek a #WTOBrexit.

26.11.2018 - 13:51 [ ]

Latest Brexit developments LIVE : Theresa May to deliver deal ultimatum in Commons speech after holding weekly Cabinet meeting

Theresa May will stand resolutely by her Brexit deal as she delivers a speech to the House of Commons this afternoon.

26.11.2018 - 13:29 [ Sky News ]

PM wanted help selling her deal – instead Spain and France expose brutal reality of Brexit for UK

The illumination of brutal realities is not what the PM needs right now as she embarks on the biggest sales job in UK history.

26.11.2018 - 10:52 [ ]

May versus Corbyn LIVE: Labour leader accepts ‚challenge‘ for a Brexit TV showdown with the PM – but now No10 goes coy about whether it really wants clash to happen

Agreeing to a TV debate would be a radical reversal for Mrs May, who memorably turned down head-to-head appearances during the last election campaign.

She was savaged by other party leaders for dodging a debate during the election in June last year – instead sending Amber Rudd.

26.11.2018 - 09:12 [ ]

Angela Merkel describes Brexit deal as a ‘diplomatic piece of art’

Mrs Merkel, speaking in Brussels, said: “it’s a historic day, which triggers very ambivalent feelings … it is tragic that the UK is leaving the EU now after 45 years, but we have to, of course, respect the vote of the British people.”

26.11.2018 - 08:29 [ ]

Turning the UK into an EU colony

May’s Withdrawal Agreement makes a mockery of the Brexit vote.

26.11.2018 - 08:22 [ Astrid Portero ‏/ Twitter ]

“Papers this morning report Downing St. has decided upon December 12 for the big Commons vote on Brexit, which is as long as they can possibly leave it before the next EU Council summit on 13th: an indication of how things are looking on the domestic front” #brexit @politico

26.11.2018 - 08:14 [ ]

MAY’S D-DAYS: Theresa May will launch a desperate bid to save her ‘historic’ Brexit deal in the Commons after 94 Tory MPs claim EU have won

THERESA May today launches a desperate 17 day campaign to save her Brexit deal as her critics claimed the EU have won.

The PM sealed a ‘historic’ divorce deal with Europe’s 27 other leaders in Brussels yesterday after 20 painstaking months of talks.

The Sun can reveal that the ‘meaningful vote’ to now pass it in the Commons has been fixed by No10 for December 12.

25.11.2018 - 22:22 [ Labour Leave / Twitter ]

‚A second referendum is not off the table in the Labour Party.‘ @RichardBurgon Well it should be! 70% of all labour consitituencies voted for Brexit- do not turn your back on so many Labour working class communities @jeremycorbyn @johnmcdonnellMP #Marr

25.11.2018 - 22:18 [ Dawn Butler, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

To save all the emails and tweets today. For the avoidance of any doubt. I will NOT be voting for TM daft deal.

25.11.2018 - 22:14 [ Emma Dent Coad, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

I’ve received over 1,000 emails about Brexit, and done my best to answer them all (apols if I missed you). For the record – and to save you writing in – I will NOT be supporting the draft EU deal. @KensingtonCLP

25.11.2018 - 22:11 [ LBC Breaking ‏/ Twitter ]

Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed Labour will oppose Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the Commons because it’s a „bad deal for the country“ that „leaves us with the worst of all worlds.“

25.11.2018 - 22:08 [ Simon Clarke, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

France’s actions today over future fishing rights and our exit from the backstop demonstrates precisely how vulnerable we would be once signed up to the disastrous Withdrawal Agreement. Not in my name.

25.11.2018 - 22:03 [ Nick Gutteridge ‏/ Twitter ]

Bombshell from Macron who suggests if EU doesn’t get what it wants on fishing it’ll force UK into backstop customs union. WA says fisheries deal should be done by July 2020 so coincides with decision on whether to trigger backstop. Brexiteer MPs‘ worst nightmare about May’s deal.

25.11.2018 - 21:59 [ Steve Double, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

Sadly I am coming to the same conclusion. The very reason many voted to Leave is being demonstrated. People want to know their voice and vote matters. Not be told the political elite know better. Not delivering a true Brexit will do huge and lasting damage to our democracy.

25.11.2018 - 21:43 [ Peter Thompson ‏/ Twitter ]

Brexit is no longer about brexit, it’s about how the political elite sucker punch the electorate into abandoning their will. We must not let them get away with it.

25.11.2018 - 21:42 [ ]

Sunday Shows Round-up: Brexit deal under fire

The Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was interviewed by Andrew Marr, who asked about the difficulties ahead:

AM: How many Tory MPs do you think will vote against this?

JH: Well that’s a very difficult question and the arithmetic at the moment is looking challenging, but a lot can change over the next two weeks.

25.11.2018 - 15:58 [ ]

Brexit EU summit LIVE: EU leaders issue ultimatum to MPs — back May’s deal or get nothing

EU leaders have challenged MPs to either back Theresa May’s Brexit deal or face up to the economic consequences of crashing out of the bloc.

25.11.2018 - 14:25 [ BBC Politics ‏/ Twitter ]

#Brexit Theresa May can ‘absolutely’ stay on if she loses the Commons vote, says Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt He tells #marr, ‘We are going to get through this’

Read more:

25.11.2018 - 14:00 [ The Labour Party / Twitter ]

Whichever way you voted, you didn’t vote for Theresa May’s bad Brexit deal. So neither will we. Here are 6 reasons why

25.11.2018 - 13:40 [ ]

Boris Johnson demands new minister to prepare for Brexit on ‚WTO terms‘

Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Saturday called for the appointment of a government minister to take charge of preparations for a „no-deal“ British exit from the European Union.

25.11.2018 - 13:12 [ BJRoute66 ‏/ Twitter ]

No Deal #EU we will just leave under WTO rules end of! #EuropeanUnion #Brexit #Brussels #Leaves

25.11.2018 - 13:09 [ BJRoute66 ‏ / Twitter ]

You can’t negotiate with these French Germans EU types….until you show them you mean business!


25.11.2018 - 12:31 [ ]

Labour MPs in Leave-backing seats should not be tempted into backing May’s deal

Now is a moment of truth for Labour MPs. Theresa May’s decision to go back on her manifesto promises and agree a deal which would tie the UK to EU rules indefinitely but without us having a say in setting those rules has presented them with an open goal. All the signs are that the Labour front bench will oppose the deal. But the stance of the many Labour MPs in Leave-backing constituencies is open to question.

25.11.2018 - 12:18 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

Is there anyway you would vote for May’s current Brexit deal? @DUPleader ‚No.‘ Straightforward, principled response from the DUP. #andrewmarr #Brexit

25.11.2018 - 12:16 [ BrexitCentral ‏/ Twitter ]

DUP Leader Arlene Foster on The Andrew Marr Show: „I don’t see any circumstances at present, where that vote will be able to go ahead in Theresa May’s favour.“

25.11.2018 - 12:06 [ ]

Why May’s Brexit deal is set to be defeated in Parliament

(22.11.2018) The uncertainty is quite how big she loses – because it is the magnitude of that defeat that will determine whether something like her deal is eventually Britain’s Brexit or whether it will be ripped to shreds.

24.11.2018 - 20:41 [ ]

DUP leader Arlene Foster blasts May’s Brexit deal as ‚worse than a Corbyn government‘ as she warns her MPs might not back it in Commons vote

(24.11.2018) Mrs Foster dismissed claims that the DUP is merely playing a game of brinkmanship and would cave in and support Mrs May if the alternative was a general election and a possible Labour government.

24.11.2018 - 20:40 [ ]

Dominic Raab: Theresa May’s deal worse than staying in EU

(23.11.2018) Former Brexit secretary condemns PM’s plan, as ministers reportedly consider ‘no-deal deal’

24.11.2018 - 13:54 [ ]

Is May’s deal already sunk? Eighty nine Tories have already come out against it meaning she must find more than 90 votes from Brexiteer rebels, DUP and Labour to get it through the Commons

– If Theresa May gets Cabinet backing her deal will have to go to Parliament
– She can only be certain of around 225 votes but needs to get 318 MPs in favour
– PM needs to squeeze Tory rebels, win over the DUP and get some Labour votes

24.11.2018 - 11:20 [ ]

Theresa May’s Brexit blueprint is not passing the House of Commons as there’s no sign of weakening the Tory rebellion

RIGHT now, Theresa May’s Brexit deal is not passing the House of Commons.

Even if No10 halved the Tory rebellion at a stroke, it still would not have the votes.

24.11.2018 - 11:14 [ ]

Arlene Foster interview: ‘Our message to Mrs May is clear: we cannot accept your Brexit deal’

Having grown up in the Troubles, the DUP leader is deadly serious about defending the Union

24.11.2018 - 10:38 [ Artists for Britain ]

Democracy must be upheld

For those MPs who were elected to deliver upon this mandate, the choice is clear. If they believe in democracy, UK sovereignty and prosperity they should take courage in delivering for the small business owners, the just-about-managing, for the many not the few.

They should take back control and vote this deal down.“

Brendan Chilton
Labour Leave

Prof Patrick Minford
Economists for Free Trade

Michael Lightfoot
Artists for Brexit

Gawain Towler
Museum of Brexit

Rebecca Ryan
Campaign Director, StandUp4Brexit

Richard Tice
Leave Means Leave

Lucy Harris
Leavers of Britain

Brian Montieth
Global Britain

Daniel Hodson
City for Britain

24.11.2018 - 09:58 [ Matt Cartoons / Twitter ]


24.11.2018 - 09:54 [ ]

Theresa May awards knighthood to Eurosceptic Tory MP ahead of knife-edge Brexit vote

The decision was described as ‚a spectacular act of desperation‘ by the Labour Party

24.11.2018 - 09:52 [ ]

SIR BREXIT: Theresa May accused of bribery for handing Brexiteer MP John Hayes a knighthood as she launches push to get MPs to back her deal

The ex-Transport minister will get an honour as the Prime Minister launches an all-out assault to try and get her Brexit agreement through Parliament

24.11.2018 - 09:43 [ ]

Theresa May to embark on Brexit tour amid ‚gongs for votes‘ row

Theresa May is to set to come to Scotland as part of a planned grand tour of the UK to sell her Brexit plan directly to voters.

23.11.2018 - 17:25 [ ]

‘We’re going to see Theresa May down the job centre’: Question Time audience member applauded for calling out Prime Minister’s ‘bad deal’

Speaking on the BBC’s Question Time, which was broadcast in Cannock near Birmingham on Thursday evening, the man expressed his frustration at the PM’s latest Brexit agreement.

“I find it extremely ironic that we had Theresa May saying ‘no deal is better than a bad deal,’” he told the panel.

“Yet here she is parading this bad deal that – let’s be honest – is getting nowhere fast.”

23.11.2018 - 17:25 [ Sky News ]

Theresa May refuses to say if she’ll quit if MPs reject Brexit deal

Asked twice more if she would quit if parliament rejects her deal, Mrs May added: „As I’m sitting here, I’m not thinking about me.

„I’m thinking about getting a deal through that delivers on the people of this country.

„That’s what drives me and that is what is at the forefront of my mind.

23.11.2018 - 17:22 [ ]

Theresa May squirms over Brexit in radio phone-in – 5 most cringeworthy moments

She refused to say her deal beats cancelling Brexit, hinted she could resign – and that’s before you get to the personal questions. Here are the best moments

23.11.2018 - 17:16 [ ]

Theresa May accused of delivering ‚blindfold Brexit‘ after admitting her deal leaves key questions unanswered

MPs of all parties accused Theresa May of delivering a “blindfold Brexit” after she admitted her deal left the public in the dark on a range of vital questions about Britain’s future.

Decisions about future trade, the Irish border backstop, fisheries and whether the UK will remain tied to EU rules until after the next general election have all been shelved, a 26-page “political declaration” struck with the EU revealed.

23.11.2018 - 17:10 [ ]

Why would she humiliate Britain like this? Lawyer savages Theresa May’s Brexit deal

But her claims rang hollow for Mr Howe, a specialist in EU law who let loose in a caustic column for The Sun. He wrote: “Politicians who claim this is just a bad treaty – one we can get out of later – are being ignorant or disingenuous.”

With respect to the backstop for Northern Ireland, for example, he said once it was in force, the UK would not be able to leave it without a joint decision with the EU which he said amounted to a veto over the UK’s exit.

23.11.2018 - 16:46 [ ]

Here Are All The Tory MPs Who Have Indicated So Far That They Won’t Vote For Theresa May’s Brexit Deal

By BuzzFeed News‘ count, there are currently 90 Tory MPs who have already publicly indicated that they won’t vote for May’s Brexit deal.

23.11.2018 - 16:37 [ Stephen Metcalfe, Member of Parliament ]

Stephen Metcalfe MP EU Negotiations Statement

The British people voted in a free and fair referendum to leave the EU. Turnout was larger than at any election since 1992 and no Prime Minister or party in British history has ever received as many votes as the vote to leave did. The Government must deliver the referendum result and it is my duty to see that it does.

23.11.2018 - 16:34 [ ]

The Withdrawal Agreement’s Northern Ireland Protocol is neither a “backstop” nor temporary

Most of its provisions do not come into force until the end of the transition period. However, at that point and in the absence of an agreement between the UK and the EU to the contrary, the whole Protocol will come into force and will require the whole of the UK to stay in a Customs Union with the EU – a Customs Union in which the UK has no vote on the tariffs to be charged, or on with whom to do or not do trade deals, but will be obliged to follow the EU’s tariffs at all times. Further, it obliges the UK not to deviate from EU rules on a wide range of so-called “level playing field” areas of policy, including environment, workplace rights, state aids and competition law.

23.11.2018 - 16:29 [ BBC ]

Brexit: May says EU will not offer ‚better deal‘ if agreement rejected

She told a BBC phone-in that there would be just „more division and uncertainty“ if Parliament voted against the agreement next month.

But she declined to say whether the UK would be better off outside the EU, saying only it would be „different“.

22.11.2018 - 06:05 [ ]

May plans Brussels dash to finalise Brexit deal on eve of summit

Theresa May is to make an emergency dash to Brussels on Saturday to complete the Brexit negotiations after the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, threatened to pull the plug on the Sunday leaders’ summit.

As she emerged from talks in Brussels lasting nearly two hours with the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, the British prime minister admitted that there were some major issues to resolve.

22.11.2018 - 06:04 [ ]

May to return to Brussels on Saturday for last-minute Brexit talks

The surprise move was announced after a meeting with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

22.11.2018 - 06:00 [ ]

Brexit latest: Angela Merkel ‚threatens to boycott summit if deal not reached first‘

EU diplomats have said they had been told the German Chancellor is not willing to come to Sunday’s summit for any negotiations, meaning a text must be ready beforehand.

22.11.2018 - 05:59 [ ]

UK PM May leaves meeting with EU’s Juncker

According to several news outlets, British Prime minister Theresa May has left her meeting with the European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels without speaking to the press.

21.11.2018 - 19:17 [ ]

Angela Merkel just released a statement on May’s Brexit deal that may infuriate you

Germany will back an agreement on Sunday on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, and hopes Spain’s objection to wording over the disputed British territory of Gibraltar will be resolved imminently, Chancellor Angela Merkel said – a reaction which could shock Europe and Spain.

21.11.2018 - 19:06 [ Sebastian Payne, @FinancialTimes political leader writer ‏/ Twitter ]

@Peston reporting that the May government is „banking on“ the stock market and sterling to tank if the Commons rejects her Brexit deal on first pass – the so-called „TARP scenario“ as outlined by @rbrharrison.

21.11.2018 - 19:01 [ Alex Wickham, senior political correspondent @BuzzFeedUK ‏/ Twitter ]

Surprised more wasn’t made of the Sunday Times story that No10 is planning to encourage a crash in the financial markets. Now @peston also says that’s the plan:

21.11.2018 - 18:56 [ ]

Theresa May’s cunning plan to get Brexit deal through Parliament

But MPs would then stare into the „abyss“, she said, recognise that a no-deal Brexit would be a disaster and another referendum too risky, and would then approve the deal – perhaps slightly modified – when brought back to them a second time.

This is what ministers refer to as the „TARP model“ – as recently coined by former government aide Rupert Harrison.

For the uninitiated, TARP was the US scheme to bail out bust banks after the Crash in 2008.

21.11.2018 - 18:53 [ BBC ]

May in Brussels for Brexit talks

– Theresa May arrives in Brussels for talks with EU Commission president
– She faced Brexit criticism from all sides at Prime Minister’s Questions
– UK and EU are seeking to finalise text of declaration on future relations
– France (fishing) and Spain (Gibraltar) have issues with the current draft
– Tory Brexiteers‘ efforts to force no confidence vote seem to have failed, for now
– The PM published the 585 page draft withdrawal agreement last week. This, and the declaration on future relations, are due to be finalised at an EU summit next Sunday.

21.11.2018 - 12:51 [ ]

It’s beginning to look a lot like a Brexit conspiracy

Quick recap. “As we leave the European Union, we will no longer be members of the single market or customs union.” Yet, weirdly, Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, claimed yesterday that it was the Prime Minister, during the Brext negotiations, who was the one to set out the request for a deal based on a customs union. So, who exactly is the traitor?

21.11.2018 - 12:28 [ ]

May’s Brexit Deal Has a Fatal Defect: The agreement makes Britain a perpetual subordinate.

This deal, despite its resemblance to the Chequers plan, fundamentally subverts that earlier approach. This is no longer a flawed but defensible compromise. It’s a capitulation.

21.11.2018 - 12:07 [ ]

Will Juncker sweeten the Brexit deal? May pins hopes on concessions from EU chief over tea as MORE Tory MPs vow to oppose her package

Some 56 Eurosceptic MPs have now signed up to the ‚Stand up for Brexit‘ campaign which commits them to voting down any deal based on Mrs May’s Chequers proposals.

Worryingly for Mrs May, high-profile Tory Remainers are also promising them to vote against, with the latest names including Culture Committee chair Damian Collins.

21.11.2018 - 11:52 [ Belfast Telegraph ]

Brexit Unionists try to ramp up pressure on May over Brexit deal – forcing vote climbdown in Commons

The Government climbdown and unwillingness to force votes came after the DUP voted with Labour once and abstained five times during Finance Bill votes on Monday. Yesterday, Mr Dodds had made clear the DUP was ready to continue voting against the Government and called on Mrs May to dump her exit plan.

21.11.2018 - 11:38 [ John McDonnell, Mitglied im House of Commons / Twitter ]

Absolutely staggering. The Government has just accepted all Labour amendments to the Finance Bill because they couldn’t rely upon DUP to support them. Tories in office not in power. A government falling apart in front of us.

21.11.2018 - 10:57 [ ]

DUP expected to abstain for second time on crucial Budget votes

MPs from the Democratic Unionist Party are expected to abstain for a second time on crucial Budget votes in the Commons in protest at Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

It comes after Eurosceptics in the party faced questions over the apparent collapse of their efforts to trigger a no confidence in the prime minister.

20.11.2018 - 18:41 [ ]

BREXIT CRISIS: Revealed – NO Labour MP expected to vote for Theresa May’s Brexit deal

“The only person who I understand has indicated they will and is leaning more on that position is Frank Field.

“But I really would be quite surprised if, when it comes down to it, any of my Labour colleagues voted for this.”

20.11.2018 - 18:28 [ Robin Lawrence ‏/ Twitter ]

Brexit: Cabinet meets as DUP step up pressure on PM – BBC News DUP Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson said Mrs May’s Brexit agreement with Brussels breached a „fundamental“ assurance that Northern Ireland would not be separated from the rest of the UK.

20.11.2018 - 08:20 [ ]

Say hello to minority government: The DUP are on strike

The DUP has gone on strike. Its nine MPs – the 10th, Ian Paisley Jr, returns from suspension tomorrow – are abstaining on all votes on the finance bill, with the exception of one Labour amendment on child poverty, which they will vote for.

20.11.2018 - 08:16 [ ]

DUP versagt May bei Abstimmungen Gefolgschaft

DUP-Chefin Arlene Foster hatte den vorliegenden „Brexit“-Vertrag als schlecht kritisiert, da er Großbritannien an die EU binden würde und die territoriale Integrität des Vereinigten Königreichs untergraben könnte. Die von der EU geforderte Sonderrolle Nordirlands ist weiter ein Hauptstreitpunkt.

Foster forderte May auf, einen besseren Austrittsvertrag aushandeln.

20.11.2018 - 08:13 [ Sky News ]

DUP abstain from crucial vote in ‚warning shot‘ to May as PM vows to deliver Brexit

The party propping up the government accuses it of „acting cavalierly“ and warns not to expect „business as usual“.

16.11.2018 - 06:48 [ ]

FOSTER’S FURY: DUP threatens to bring down Government over ‘humiliating’ Brexit deal

Arlene Foster, leader of DUP, flew to London to warn Theresa May over her current Brexit plans

The DUP leader said there would be „consequences“ for Mrs May if she put forward a deal which threatened to break up the United Kingdom.

18.10.2018 - 09:43 [ Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) ]

Support for the Union comes from all corners of the UK: Campbell

Indeed, the comments by the Scottish Conservative Leader last weekend highlighted the strength of support across the United Kingdom for maintaining the Union.

Ruth Davidson’s position is not borne out of enthusiastic support for leaving the European Union; she was an advocate for Remain. However, Ruth Davidson recognises the impact of placing an international style border down the Irish Sea. She understands that such an outcome would be seized upon by separatists within the United Kingdom.

The DUP wants to see a sensible deal which maintains the constitutional and economic integrity of the United Kingdom. We will stand up for Northern Ireland but most important is the Union between us all. It is very clear that those same objectives are shared by many others across the United Kingdom. Both those who were ‘Leave’ as well as those who were ‘Remain’recognise that the four countries are stronger together.”

18.10.2018 - 09:07 [ ]

DUP ready to vote down budget and potentially topple Theresa May if she compromises further on Brexit

Budget votes are viewed as an issue of confidence in a government – meaning defeat would trigger calls for a general election

18.10.2018 - 08:52 [ ]

DUP leader says would prefer no Brexit deal to ‘annexation’ of Northern Ireland

(13.10.2018) The head of the Northern Irish party that props up British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government said on Saturday she would prefer no Brexit deal to a bad deal, saying the current proposal would permanently annex Northern Ireland from the rest of the United Kingdom.

18.10.2018 - 08:45 [ ]

Unionists plan ‘guerilla war’ against Northern Ireland Brexit plan

(12.10.2018) Even if May can get a version of the so-called Irish backstop through the U.K. parliament without DUP votes, the party could use its position as the leading unionist political force in Northern Ireland to try to prevent it from ever being implemented — and in the process block power sharing with nationalist politicians permanently.

“We are going to squeeze their balls until their ears bleed,” the party official said.

18.10.2018 - 08:38 [ ]

EU plan to annex Northern Ireland may spark war

(8.10.2017) At the outset of Brexit, all sides openly agreed there should be no border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, but it now seems the Europeans were being sneaky when they made the pledge. It has now emerged they are keen to see a border between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, despite them being the same country.

Given most people are confused by the geography of the UK it is worth quickly recapping before I go any further.