Archiv: Esther McVey

02.04.2021 - 11:55 [ ]

FORTY rebel Tories including six ex-Cabinet ministers join forces with opposition MPs in bid to block ‚divisive and discriminatory‘ vaccine passports

– Unlikely alliance condemned vaccine passports as ‚divisive and discriminatory‘
– Members of coalition were organised by the pressure group Big Brother Watch
– Signed a pledge to oppose the idea if it is brought forward by ministers
– Signatories include Jeremy Corbyn, Sir Iain Duncan Smith and Esther McVey

21.01.2019 - 05:25 [ ]

Could there be an “implementation period” after a no deal Brexit?

Over the past few years, the terms “transition period” and “implementation period” have come to specifically describe this two year period post-Brexit during which the UK temporarily stays in the single market and customs union. That period would be used to negotiate the future trade relationship with the EU.

But this two year “implementation period” only happens if the UK and EU agree a withdrawal deal before 29 March 2019—something that won’t have happened in a no deal scenario.

Brexit is already a complex topic; that’s probably not helped by politicians using terms that have commonly understood meanings in an imprecise or ambiguous way.

15.11.2018 - 06:44 [ ]

Blow-by-blow of bitter Cabinet meeting: ‚Emotional‘ Esther McVey is on resignation watch after her demands for ministers to vote on May’s Brexit deal were rebuffed

The Cabinet came close to meltdown over Theresa May’s Brexit deal in a stormy ministerial marathon last night.

Ten of Mrs May’s ministers are said to have raised objections, including Esther McVey, who demanded a formal vote on the deal.