More than useless, Brussels had been hostile, she added: “We are facing the most powerful and violent attack against governments of sovereign nations opposing the dictatorship of politically correct ideology.” As examples, she cited the EU’s attempts to punish Poland and Hungary for democratic backsliding and efforts “to humiliate the British people who have freely chosen Brexit.”
The result is that the EU faces a winter like that endured by Britain under Sir Edward Heath: with energy rationed, perhaps through planned outages. For fans of the EU Sir Edward has long been a totemic figure: the Prime Minister who took us into the bloc without bothering to ask the people in a referendum. How ironic that the EU’s energy policy is now leading it down the same road as Heath’s Britain.
He said this „European political community“ would be open to democratic European nations adhering to its core values in areas such as political cooperation, security, cooperation in energy, transport, investment of infrastructure or circulation of people.
„Joining it would not necessarily prejudge future EU membership,“ he said. „Nor would it be closed to those who left it.“
In a speech to the EU’s parliament in Strasbourg, he instead suggested Ukraine could join a „parallel European community“ while it awaited a decision.
This would allow non-EU members to join Europe’s security architecture in other ways, said President Macron.
If the latter has come to pass then, frankly, Britain will be past caring what pieces of legal paper are being sent by the Commission to the ECJ, its tame court from whose jurisdiction we will imminently be departing.
The U.K. has agreed that for treaty obligations breached before the end of the transition period, it is still subject to rulings by the European Court of Justice for another four years. But the British could choose to ignore them, especially if they include financial penalties, in what would constitute another treaty breach.
„It has been like this for years.“
The Italian politician added: „What Germany is doing is disgusting and I believe that the EU will look very different when this virus is over.
„The UK could have not made a better decision in leaving this bloc.“
An der langfristigen strategischen Orientierung hat sich durch das Austrittsreferendum auf beiden Seiten nichts geändert. Schon im Oktober 2016 bekräftigte Fallon auf einer Veranstaltung in der deutschen Botschaft in London ausdrücklich, Großbritanniens „Bekenntnis zur europäischen Sicherheit“ behalte seine Gültigkeit ungeachtet des britischen Austritts aus der Union
Brexit is a „historic warning sign“ for the European Union, French President Emmanuel Macron said hours before Britain’s departure from the EU, adding that it meant „we need more Europe“.
We did it. Against all the odds. Against the barbs and defamations and underhand tactics of a hysterical establishment. Against a Remainer Parliament that had been hell-bent on reversing what we voted for. Against the best efforts of Remainer agitators at home and the bureaucratic machine in Brussels to prevent our democratic voice from being heard.
Maldives has re-joined the Commonwealth, bringing the total number of nations in the global organisation to 54, it has been announced.
The change came into effect at midnight on Saturday – just over an hour after the United Kingdom left the European Union.
BRITAIN has finally left the EU tonight as millions celebrate one of the biggest moments in the nation’s history.
The UK is at last an independent country again, sparking wild scenes of joy across our United Kingdom.
Singing patriotic songs and waving Union Jacks, thousands of Britons flocked to a muddy patch of grass outside parliament on a damp Friday night to toast their moment of history: Britain’s departure from the European Union.
Pünktlich um Mitternacht hat Großbritannien die Europäische Union verlassen.
Tonight we are leaving the European Union
For many people this is an astonishing moment of hope, a moment they thought would never come
And there are many of course who feel a sense of anxiety and loss
And then of course there is a third group – perhaps the biggest – who had started to worry that the whole political wrangle would never come to an end
I understand all those feelings, and our job as the government – my job – is to bring this country together now and take us forward
And the most important thing to say tonight is that this is not an end but a beginning
This is the moment when the dawn breaks and the curtain goes up on a new act in our great national drama
And yes it is partly about using these new powers – this recaptured sovereignty – to deliver the changes people voted for
A Brexit Party in Parliament Square as the UK officially leaves the EU.
Forty-seven years and 30 days after we joined. Three decades since the rot set in with the drive towards a United States of Europe. Seven years after David Cameron promised a referendum and 3½ traumatic years since Leave won it. It is hard to exaggerate the magnitude of this moment.
Yet there is also an enormous danger in doing nothing. Imagine if Brexit does not reduce Britain to misery but instead leaves the country relatively unscathed. In that case, the very idea of Europe — that the combined power of many states results in more power for the individual state — could suffer another major blow.
And this time, it could be terminal.
The United Kingdom had been trying to join the European Economic Community since 1961, but had been rejected twice by French President Charles de Gaulle, who argued that Britain was “incompatible” and harboured a “deep-seated hostility” to any pan-European project.
Once de Gaulle stepped down in 1969, the way was clear for the UK to enter the club on the third time of trying.
Forty-seven years and 30 days after we joined. Three decades since the rot set in with the drive towards a United States of Europe. Seven years after David Cameron promised a referendum and 3½ traumatic years since Leave won it. It is hard to exaggerate the magnitude of this moment.
Monday January 1, 1973, the day we joined the Common Market, was cold and foggy. Ironically, planes could not fly to the Continent because airports were closed by the weather. But the spirits of the nation were lifted by our entry into the European Economic Community (EEC) after 15 years of knocking on the door. …
The landmark session is set to feature valedictory speeches and even music.
It will mark the final stage of the ratification process, ahead of the UK’s exit at 23:00 GMT on 31 January.
Boris Johnson has signed the Withdrawal Agreement Bill that will bring the UK out of the EU on January 31.
The bill has taken two Conservative governments under two different prime ministers and more than a year to pass in Parliament.
Mr Johnson said it was a „fantastic moment“ that „delivers the result of the 2016 referendum and brings to an end far too many years of argument and division“.
Boris Johnson’s Brexit Bill is set to become law on Thursday after clearing its finally parliamentary hurdle.
The Commons voted 330 to 231 to approve the Withdrawal Agreement Bill at its third reading, putting an end to months of late night votes and government defeats.
Although the draft legislation still needs to be approved by the House of Lords, it means the UK will definitely leave the European Union on 31 January, over 10 months after the original 29 March 2019 exit date.
– EU Withdrawal Bill has been given its third reading by the House of Commons
– It is the final major hurdle that the so-called WAB had to clear in the Commons
– Legislation will now head to the House of Lords for further scrutiny next week
– Government hoping WAB becomes law by January 22, UK leaves EU January 31
– Result of today’s vote was never in doubt after Boris Johnson’s election victory
BRITAIN is officially on its way to leaving the EU on January 31 today after MPs finally backed Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal by a huge majority of 124.
There were loud cheers across the chamber as MPs opted by 358 – 234 to deliver the new deal after three years of dithering and delay.
MPs have backed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan for the UK to leave the EU on 31 January.
They voted 358 to 234 in favour of the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, which now goes on to further scrutiny in the House of Commons and House of Lords.
Traders who thought Johnson would use his considerable parliamentary majority to cut ties with the Brexit hard-liners in his party and deliver a soft divorce were “caught by surprise,” said Kit Juckes, chief foreign-exchange strategist at Societe Generale SA.
It was the currency’s biggest slump in a year.
– Boris Johnson has held the first meeting of his new Cabinet since election saying ‚you ain’t seen nothing yet‘
– The government has revealed that it is amending withdrawal legislation to stop any further delays to Brexit
– The new legislation would rule out any extension of the post-Brexit transition period beyond December 2020
– Officials have also strongly rejected any speculation that Boris Johnson could opt to embrace a softer Brexit
– Mr Johnson last night posed with 109 new Conservative MPs who will help him to deliver Brexit by January 31
The bill is expected to pass through Parliament in time to meet Boris Johnson’s promise for the UK to leave the EU on 31 January.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that Britain would leave the European Union by Jan. 31 at the latest if his Conservative Party win a majority in the election in two weeks time.
We’re not separating ourselves from Europe, Hillary. We’re separating ourselves from the EU. Europe is a vast continent that has existed for aeons; the EU is a bloated, bureaucratic nightmare that has only existed, in its current form, since 1993. We’ll be fine.
Also, speaking of ‘democracies’ — we voted to leave, and that’s why we’re leaving. That’s how democracy works: you lost the 2016 presidential election and your Euro-chums lost the 2016 EU referendum.
Because if we fail to get an agreement because of what is essentially a technical discussion of the exact nature of future customs checks, when that technology is improving the whole time, then let us be in no doubt that the alternative is no deal.“
Boris Johnson has promised to “get Brexit done” and “send Jeremy Corbyn into orbit where he belongs”.
David Cameron was so confident about winning the EU referendum vote for Remain that he boasted to fellow EU leaders that he was a “lucky” prime minister who knew “how to win”. The shock of losing the vote, and his career as prime minister, caused Mr Cameron to become “hugely depressed”, he has disclosed, in a fascinating account of how and why he inadvertently set Britain on course for Brexit.
First, we learnt that the economy overall expanded by 0.3 per cent in July, significantly faster than the 0.1 per cent expected, and better than most of our main rivals. Next, we found out that the trade deficit narrowed slightly as imports fell. Finally, we learned that employment was at record highs and that wages were still growing at record rates.
Under the plan, if the rebels are not allowed back into the party, the Liberals and the Greens would not put up a candidate against MPs Rory Stewart, Sam Gyimah, Margot James and Dominic Grieve.
In return, if they were to beat the official Tory candidates and win election to the Commons, they would agree to take a ’soft whip‘ from the Liberals, meaning they would vote with Ms Swinson’s party on selected issues.
Assuming it plays out as expected, an election will still take place, but in mid-October – 15 October is the likely date – rather than after we’ve left. It will effectively be a second referendum on Brexit. Provided the Conservatives win that contest, the passing of the extension bill won’t tie Boris’s hands because he can use his majority to repeal the new law before it compels him to ask for an extension on 19 October. He can go then go to the European Council meeting on 17 October and credibly threaten no deal if there’s still no renegotiation and take Britain out on 31 October whether he gets a new deal or not.
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.
The Conservatives are set to break with convention and stand against John Bercow in the next general election, the Telegraph understands.
In what would be a dramatic move, the Tories are lining up a Brexiteer to take on the Commons Speaker in the constituency of Buckingham, in Buckinghamshire.
– 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
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.
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“.
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.
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.
The political class has taken back control – from the people.
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.
But there are a myriad of scenarios that could frustrate the plans of both sides. Read on to find out how.
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.
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.
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In a statement delivered outside Downing Street, Johnson said he would not ask Brussels for an extension to the Brexit process, even if Parliament forces him to.
Urging lawmakers to reject a proposal to take no-deal off the table, Johnson made it clear that he would prefer an election over another „pointless“ Brexit delay. „I don’t want an election, you don’t want an election,“ Johnson said — with the unsaid implication that a new vote would be the only alternative.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives Brexit statement after emergency Cabinet meeting
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.
Those who have been quite happy to see power drip from Westminster to Brussels are now enthusiastic converts to parliamentary sovereignty. Of course, the brand of democracy that’s fashionable with EU-loving protesters is of a very specific variety. It’s the type that places the votes of a few hundred MPs above the 17.4million members of the public who voted for the UK to leave the EU. It’s the type of democracy that demands we bend the knee to our representatives in parliament, who are expected to think and act on our behalf.
– The PM has convened a last-minute cabinet meeting for 5 pm, with the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg saying Boris will discuss calling an election this week
– This is well-timed to be followed by a previously-arranged garden party with all Tory MPs. Great way to get all his MPs in one place for any announcements…
– No. 10 have publicly said they are treating tomorrow’s Remainer plot to take over the House of Commons Order Paper as an implicit vote of confidence in the Government’s negotiation strategy – many are reading into this as a vote of confidence in the government as a whole.
– In the event of a government defeat on Tuesday or Wednesday, Boris would seek an election.
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.
BORIS Johnson is planning a snap general election in five weeks‘ time if he loses to rebel Tories this week, The Sun can reveal.
The dramatic move is a significant change of thinking in No10 as it would see a nationwide poll take place before Brexit is due on October 31.
This makes it clear that the Government is working within the legal stipulations set by Dominic Grieve’s political chicanery, and is responding in kind. So there is nothing unconstitutional or improper here. And if the Commons does not like the move, then it is free to pass a motion of no confidence in the Government. As long as a majority of MPs have confidence in the Government, but disapprove of its Brexit policy, they cannot complain about any legal and constitutional means the Government employs to achieve its objectives.
As Britain’s EU membership finally comes to an end next month, so (hopefully) will John Bercow’s miserable time as Speaker. Luckily, however, the St Helena Tourism Board have posted a job vacancy perfect for him should he be looking for a new job over the coming weeks.
TORY MPs who vote to block a No Deal next week will be sacked from the party, we can reveal.
No10 will bar Remainer rebels from standing at the next general election.
– Maverick Brexit chief sent the stark warning at a gathering of advisers tonight
– Showed no regret for dramatic axing of Sonia Khan who he accused of leaks
– Told advisers if they didn’t agree with his decision, they knew where door was
– Even a fifth of Labour supporters believe Mr Johnson is doing a good job so far
– They think he has more of the ‚common touch‘ than Jeremy Corbyn
– Only a month into the job, Jo Swinson is seen as a more suitable PM to Corbyn
– The survey puts the Tories on 31 per cent, Labour on 24 and Lib Dems on 21
That’s why German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron sounded fairly enthusiastic when Boris Johnson went to Berlin and Paris last week to talk about getting an agreement, even if they were sceptical that there is a different deal to be agreed.
So why are they not saying anything on the day the prime minister announces the suspension of Parliament in September?
Yesterday’s announcement that Parliament will be suspended is the biggest gamble that any British prime minister has taken in 80 years.
If it pays off, Boris Johnson will be a hero to millions.
– Boris Johnson told his Cabinet EU negotiations would be helped if Parliament could not ‚frustrate‘ Brexit
– Explaining yesterday’s dramatic prorogation he said the EU would think ‚these guys really are serous‘
– Yesterday the Queen assented to the request to suspend Parliament until an October 14 Queen’s Speech
– Move means the House of Commons will be suspended at some point in the week beginning September 9
– Proroguing Parliament will reduce the amount of time available for MPs to try to stop No Deal Brexit
For their lunchtime broadcast, BBC News ventured as far as the Midlands to get the actual electorate’s reaction to the news, only to be astonished that the vast majority of those asked supported the PM’s decision. Watch above…
Here are the best reactions of the bunch:
One insider said: “The EU will never negotiate with us and consider changes to the backstop if they believe Parliament can block a No Deal.
“As well as having the advantage of sending Remainers into meltdown and putting them on the back foot, this is about showing the EU that they have to come to the table.”
Remainers have had a painful reminder of what happens when they forget Mike Tyson’s cardinal rule:: „Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.“
MPs do not vote to prorogue – it’s a power that rests with the Queen, done on the advice of the prime minister.
Proroguing parliament to force through Brexit is wrong. But using parliament to stop Brexit is far worse.
THE Queen has approved Boris Johnson’s bombshell request to suspend Parliament and stop Jeremy Corbyn’s plans to block No Deal Brexit.
Her Majesty met with the Privy Council today at Balmoral and an order was greenlit to prorogue Parliament from any date between September 9 to October 14.
And ex-Tory party leader Iain Duncan Smith warned there were far more problems with Mrs May’s deal than the backstop – such as the lengthy transition period and the collaboration with the EU on defence.
But in a sign of the hardening attitudes in No.10, a senior ally of the PM said: “We know the ‘Spartans’ are going to accuse us of betrayal at some point.”
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.
– Boris Johnson said EU does ‚tend to come to an agreement right at end‘ of talks
– PM said he would not ‚walk away‘ from talks until the Halloween deadline expires
– Mr Johnson said negotiations will be ‚difficult‘ but still hoped a deal will be done
– Comments came at end of the G7 summit in the French coastal town of Biarritz
Even the civil servants seem suddenly to be standing straighter. After three years of immobilism, dreariness and funk, the Government is again exuding purpose.
– World leaders are signalling power, authority and control at the crucial G7 summit, body language expert said
– Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Donald Tusk sought presented an air of ‚intimidation‘, Judi James said
– The body language expert told MailOnline Britain’s representative Boris Johnson had an ‚air of happy oblivion‘
– She said: ‚With his hands clasped behind his back and a big, irreverent grin on his face he looks like the eternal naughty schoolboy who is having fun rather than wilting under the gaze of the others‘
– Johnson will tell Trump the NHS is off the table for trade talks when they meet
– The pair will have breakfast on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France
– US officials suggested series of mini trade deals post-Brexit, but Johnson said to prefer one comprehensive agreement
– The PM will also meet Donald Tusk and tell him to reopen backstop negotiations
Key background: The meeting will be Boris Johnson’s first major appearance on the international stage since he became prime minister in July. It will be a chance for him to discuss the U.K.’s exit from the European Union. He is also expected to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss trade between their two countries.
French President Emmanuel Macron has said for the first time that the Withdrawal Agreement can be amended to allow the UK to leave the European Union with a deal.
– Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron meeting in Paris for lunchtime talks
– Mr Johnson told French president he is serious about leaving the EU on Oct 31
– Angela Merkel has given Mr Johnson 30 days to propose backstop alternatives
– Mr Macron suggested he was open to hearing what the UK could come up with
– But he appeared to set bar very high as he said the backstop is ‚indispensable‘
– Mr Macron said yesterday reopening Withdrawal Agreement was ’not an option
Remainers pointing to soft economic numbers in the UK should note that trade between euro-zone member states fell by 6.6% in June compared to the same period last year. That was the fastest such contraction since 2013. Exports from the eurozone to the rest of the world also dropped by 4.7%, the fastest rate since 2016. The EU can’t blame the fall in intra-bloc trade on China…
Now, getting rid of the backstop is essential. If activated it would tip the UK into an arrangement worse than EU membership. We’d be bound by EU rules and institutions with even less control over them than we had before. This would reduce Britain to the status of an EU colony, all for the sake of avoiding a ‘hard border’ that Ireland, the EU and the UK all do not want, and which all parties have promised never to erect.
But what is more significant about Johnson’s letter is what it didn’t mention.
The process of Britain leaving the European Union will start in just 10 days‘ time after UK diplomats were ordered to dramatically reduce contact with their EU counterparts.
British officials will withdraw from hundreds of official meetings in Brussels as the deadline for leaving the EU approaches …
EUROPE’S largest economy Germany could crash into recession as car manufacturing growth plummets and Brexit cripples exports, its central bank has warned.
Bundesbank said that lower consumer spending and softer overseas demand has caused the economic downturn.
New ONS methodology revealed today has shown the UK economy is actually £26 billion larger than economists previously thought, having revised up 2016 GDP growth by 1.3%. Surely the biggest #DespiteBrexit story of them all.
The Office for National Statistics added around 26 billion pounds to the size of the world’s fifth-biggest economy in 2016, a rise equivalent to around 1.3% of gross domestic product and bringing total output to just under 2 trillion pounds.
The Prime Minister had previously insisted that he would not hold any talks with EU leaders until they agreed to scrap the controversial Irish backstop.
That pledge appears to have been shelved, as he is making a diplomatic dash to Berlin on Wednesday to meet Mrs Merkel and then Emmanuel Macron, the French president, in Paris on Thursday.
Back in 2012, after thousands of Guido’s readers mandated for him to do so in an innovative crowd-sourcing of legislation, Douglas Carswell presented a bill to Repeal the European Communities Act 1972:
Now Boris has made it happen.
Former Tory former cabinet ministers Iain Duncan Smith and Owen Paterson claimed the leak of documents on ‚Operation Yellowhammer‘ was an example of the ‚establishment‘ plot to ’sow fear in people’s minds‘.
In a joint statement, they said: ‚This Operation Yellowhammer leak is the version of what the contingency executive put together. We remember attending a briefing on privy council terms which they said was not worst case but reasonable worst case. Theresa May had asked for this to be done. It was obviously Project Fear dressed up.
DEFIANT Boris Johnson will meet the leaders of Germany and France this week with a stark message: MPs won’t stop Brexit.
The PM will use a two-day trip to the continent to insist the referendum result will not be delayed again beyond October 31.
Boris Johnson will hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel next week ahead of the G7 summit in Biarritz.
– A secret Whitehall dossier outlines possible pandemonium in a No Deal Brexit
– Operation Yellowhammer casts a dark shadow over proposed October 31 exit
– Hard border in Ireland, fuel, medicine and food shortages are anticipated
– News comes as Boris Johnson prepares to meet EU leaders at the G7 this week
And thanks to a boozy civil servant leaving a stash of Brexit papers in a Westminster pub, The Mail on Sunday can reveal the full extent of Mr Johnson’s rigid new regime.
An eight-page document entitled ‘Core Brexit Brief’ and prepared specifically for Mr Johnson by Whitehall spin doctors and policy advisers was found abandoned in The Feathers public house, in the heart of Westminster.
BORIS Johnson is set to sign an act to repeal EU law in days and FINALLY free us from Brussels control.
Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has been ordered by the PM to sign a “commencement order” that will cement his “do or die” pledge to leave the bloc by October 31.
Today is the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, when working people in Manchester were attacked and murdered by cavalry forces for daring to demand the right to vote. And what is our political class doing on this anniversary of such an important event in British political history? They are plotting, tirelessly, to overthrow something that millions of working-class people, and others, voted for: Brexit.
The paper was prepared by civil servants for the German finance minister, Olaf Scholz, ahead of face-to-face talks with the chancellor of the exchequer, Sajid Javid, in Berlin on Friday.
Former Cabinet ministers Dominic Grieve and David Gauke both distanced themselves from the Labour’s leader’s cross-party call to back him in leading a „strictly time-limited“ government that would extend Article 50 and then call a general election.
Mr Grieve – who on Thursday agreed to sit down for talks with Mr Corbyn – said he would „not facilitate“ a government led by Mr Corbyn, according to a leaked email.
– Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of plotting a ‚desperate‘ coup
– He pleaded for support in bringing a no confidence vote to prevent No Deal
– Embarrassingly Mr Corbyn’s plans have been rejected by the Lib Dems already
Some Britons may feel a touch of schadenfreude from seeing that the German industrial juggernaut is spluttering but its woes are a troubling symptom of a slowing world economy.
Lucas, the ostensibly leftish leader of the Green Party, proposed forming an entirely undemocratic ‘emergency cabinet’ made up of her and her exclusively female chums. Its job would be to trash the thing that 17.4million of us voted for – leaving the EU. And how did the woke left respond to Lucas’s lunacy? By pointing out that her proposed cabinet consisted entirely of white women! Yes, it wasn’t the fact that Lucas was essentially proposing a coup against democracy that got the woke lobby’s back up – it was that there were no black faces in her clique against the masses.
Is Boris Johnson the luckiest prime minister ever? This week, the Government can borrow money for ten years at 0.48 per cent and for thirty years at 1.16 per cent. At these rates, it would irresponsible not to borrow more.
British diplomats will be pulled out of EU meetings on European law and policy under plans designed to show Brussels that Britain is serious about quitting the bloc on October 31.
The move, which is expected to take effect in a matter of days, comes after Boris Johnson said he would “unshackle” British officials from EU affairs in his first statement in the House of Commons.
– PM ordered fast-track spending review to make good on police, NHS pledges
– The move has fueled raging speculation about an imminent general election
– Allies say Mr Johnson would set poll date after Brexit if he loses confidence vote
– Move would frustrate Remainer efforts to stop him going through with No Deal
– PM has repeatedly refused to rule out setting the election date for November
– The Prime Minister has created a list of British employers considered at risk
– It comes after the country’s economy shrunk for first time in seven years
– Economy is the lowest it has been in a decade, prompting fears of recession
The Prime Minister said laying the groundwork for leaving the EU without a Withdrawal Agreement was now the Government’s “top priority”.
Mr Johnson set out the change of pace in a letter to all Whitehall staff.
The conversation was prompted by growing speculation that politicians will try to force the Queen to get involved if Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, loses a no-confidence vote early next month.
– PM said he still believed it was possible to find an agreement with the EU
– He also claimed there was ‚bags of time‘ in which to do it, with 84 days remaining
– Johnson refused to say if he would ignore a no confidence vote if he lost it
– Aides suggested election could take place within a matter of days of Brexit
As the world turns medieval, clinging to Brussels will only spell our demise
Tory MP Mark Francois, vice-chairman of the European Research Group, said: “This is a classic example of arrogance from our so-called EU partners that convinced so many Brits to vote leave in the first place.
“The House of Lords says that, legally, we don’t owe them £39billion, so if they’re now ludicrously claiming a trillion, they can whistle for it.”
THE Government has one job: Get us out of Europe.
And if the EU wants us to do that with a deal, it needs to ditch the backstop. No ifs, no buts. No time limits, no get-out clauses.
Boris Johnson, the UK’s new prime minister, wants you to know that he loves his country.
Specifically, he wants you to know that he loves the Union between the four nations that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Unfortunately for Johnson, this love is not always reciprocated.
German carmaker’s CEO offers to travel to London to deliver message to PM saying ‘listen to business’
In 95 days we will leave the EU. Of that there should be no doubt. Three years after the referendum, the countdown to delivering on the democratic will of the British people has well and truly begun. In three months’ time, we will be an independent nation once more. Free to set our own path to our own future.
Mr Johnson’s response comes amid speculation that the new Conservative leader could launch an election campaign to try to consolidate his power in the Commons.
Great strategists are unpredictable strategists. So it has been exhilarating to watch Boris Johnson hurl the lightning bolts of shock-and-awe regime change through Britain’s May-grey political skies with such unexpected ruthlessness. Since becoming PM, he has surprised everyone from paranoid Brexiteers to complacent centrists by forming a serious no-deal Cabinet and bellowing for the “abolition” of the backstop from the despatch box.
Of course, such unpredictability is anathema to homo bureaucratus, that snarling, slow-witted behemoth in Brussels that Mr Johnson must take on.
– Boris Johnson made combative start to his time in Downing Street yesterday
– He insisted Irish border backstop must be scrapped for the UK to do a Brexit deal
– Told Emmanuel Macron in tense late-night call the backstop must be on the table
– No10 said he made clear negotiations cannot begin until EU agrees to scrap it
– French ministers accused Mr Johnson of ‚posturing‘ with the Brexit demands
– EU diplomats raised fears he won’t back down and could spark ‚Brexit Cold War‘
The German government is not only worried about the cost of bailing out Ireland — and it would undoubtedly be the major contributor to such a rescue plan.
It is also keenly aware of the impact on its already weakened economy of a No-Deal Brexit, and has every incentive to avoid such an outcome now that Boris Johnson has seriously put it on the cards.
Großbritannien werde den Brexit meistern. Aber die Briten würden nicht noch „99 Tage warten“, sie hätten bereits genug gewartet, sagte Johnson mit Blick auf die langwierigen Verhandlungen mit den Noch-EU-Partnern.
Boris Johnson has begun purging the Cabinet of Jeremy Hunt and his supporters, as he this afternoon started building a new administration committed to delivering Brexit by October 31.
BORIS Johnson today hit out at „the doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters“ who believe Brexit is doomed to failure as he finally became Prime Minister.
via @ComRes, 15 – 16 Jul Excl. undecideds and non-voters
Brexit has created the potential greater democratic control of trade deals. And we must ensure we use that to craft a trade policy that is geared to justice for the many rather than profits for the few.
Supporters of the former foreign secretary told The Telegraph he would press ahead with key policies by borrowing to pay for them if that was required.
‚We are talking about a fiscal loosening of less than 1 per cent of total public spending,‘ one aide said.
‚It would do a lot to get things moving for the middle classes, to get them spending more money.‘
„Does he have the courage to deliver for the country?“
The Brexit party stormed the European elections in May, which shouldn’t have been held as Britain was meant to be out of the EU by then.
Voters turned on Labour and the Tories as they failed to deliver on the 2016 referendum result.
Currently Defence Secretary, Penny Mordaunt would make an effective Foreign Secretary, while the experienced Michael Fallon could be an assured Deputy Prime Minister.
Esther McVey, who resigned over May’s Withdrawal Agreement, might come back as party chairman, championing the interests of the working-class.
Johnson, the face of the 2016 Brexit referendum, won the votes of 92,153 members of the Conservative party, to 46,656 for his rival, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Philip Hammond and Alan Duncan are among the most duplicitous politicians in Britain today.
Mr Hammond was seen loading an array of luggage including cases, bags and holdalls, into the boot of a black saloon outside his residence at Number 11.
It comes just one day after he threatened to back a vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson if he tires to take Britain out of the EU without a deal in October.
It raises the prospect of him entering 10 Downing Street this week with a huge mandate to deliver Brexit by the end of October.
Mr Johnson has won the support of 73 per cent of those eligible to vote, according to an exclusive survey for The Sun on Sunday.
The figures even suggest his fan base has increased during the four-week campaign in which he was pitched head-to-head with rival Jeremy Hunt 17 times.
‘Remain and Reform.’ That’s been the mantra of the anti-Brexit left and second-referendum campaigners since the UK’s historic vote to leave the EU. Now that the Labour Party has shamefully turned its back on Brexit and is campaigning for the overthrow of the largest democratic vote in UK history, it has been forced to adopt a Remain and Reform agenda.
Ursula von der Leyen, who was confirmed as the first woman president of the European Commission in Strasbourg on Tuesday, has said she would support a Brexit extension but warned the Withdrawal Agreement would not be renegotiated.
In the first piece in our five-part programme for democratic reform, Mick Hume remakes the case for leaving the EU. Read Brendan O’Neill’s introduction to the series here.
Amber Rudd today made a desperate bid to keep her Cabinet job under Boris Johnson – saying she will not ‚lie down in front of bulldozers‘ to stop No Deal.
The Work and Pensions Secretary admitted she had shifted position on leaving the EU without an agreement, saying ‚circumstances have changed‘,
Boris knows that this time he must be prepared.
To try and avoid a repeat of the referendum error, Sir Eddie Lister—who will be Boris’s chief of staff—is drawing up a detailed plan for the first 72 hours in Downing Street. I understand that he is also in the process of appointing several deputy chiefs of staff.
The Tory leadership result will be announced on Tuesday week.
Last week, it showed the Boris Johnson on 67 per cent and Jeremy Hunt on 29 per cent.
A few days later, YouGov found Johnson on 74 per cent and Hunt on 26 per cent.
Today, our survey shows Johnson on 72 per cent and Hunt on 28 per cent.
We have varied the standard question and added one to ask whether or not respondents have already voted. Seventy-one per cent of respondents say that they have done so (see below).
Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party vote would collapse and switch back to the Tories if Boris Johnson succeeded in taking the UK out of the EU by October 31, a poll of Tory party members shows.
The vast majority of Conservative switchers to the Brexit Party would come back to the Tories in a subsequent general election, leaving Mr Farage with a tiny rump, according to the survey by pollsters Orb International for the Telegraph.
On the biggest issue in British politics, Labour promised one thing before the election and then did the complete opposite afterwards. The last party that performed such an outrageous U-turn was the Liberal Democrats over tuition fees, and they were rightly destroyed in the following election.
Labour is now possibly facing that same oblivion.
As of this morning, just under five million Labour Leave voters are homeless. I’m sure The Brexit Party will be delighted.
Already Labour are below 20 per cent in some general election polls and it is hard to see how they will survive a four-way squeeze in any snap election.
The only thing that might avoid this doomsday scenario is if the Tories manage to take the UK out of the EU by 31st October. Given that the dreadful withdrawal agreement is now dead in the water, that means, somewhat ironically, only a ‘no deal’ Brexit can save Labour.
Ursula von der Leyen, the woman nominated as the new president of the European Commission, has warned the next prime minister of Britain over the “tone and attitude” of Brexit.
Speaking to The Independent on condition of anonymity, the government insider said there was frustration in Conservative ranks that Downing Street was allowing opponents of Brexit opportunities to tie the future prime minister’s hands.
To that end, spiked is launching a programme of radical democratic reform. Fighting for Brexit remains the priority, but we must also look beyond Brexit and make the case for reforms that will disempower unelected elites and empower the public. Over the next five weeks we will outline our five key cries – listed below – and after that we will publish a series of essays and articles making the case for popular sovereignty, democratic engagement, a philosophy of nationhood and a universalism based on democratic nations, not unaccountable global elites.
To kick off, here are the five reforms spiked thinks we need now to start the process of energising popular democracy.
Today is a tragic day in the Labour Party’s history, and a fatal day for British democracy. It is, potentially, the beginning of the end of the Labour Party as we know it.
In backing Remain, Corbyn has turned Labour into an authoritarian tool of the establishment.
In a bombshell announcement Jeremy Corbyn said today that his party will back another divisive vote to stop Brexit – as long as the Tories are still in power.
After years of flip-flopping on the issue, he said that no matter what Brexit deal the next PM gets with the EU, they should put it back to the people for another say.
However his message, which came during a day of meetings with senior party figures, raised fresh questions over Labour’s Brexit strategy in a general election.
It comes as attempts to stop the next prime minister forcing through a no-deal Brexit by Halloween were rejected by the deputy speaker.
Grieve’s plan was less concerned with the meat of the legislation itself than it was with giving MPs opportunities to impose their will on an executive determined to leave the EU without an agreement. Now that is has failed, the legal path to progrogation remains clear to a prime minister sufficiently motivated to take it – though the politics are still tricky.
The frontrunner to succeed Theresa May in little over a fortnight urged European leaders to „look deep into our eyes“ and understand that the UK will leave the EU with or without an agreement on Halloween, if he becomes prime minister.
The warning, in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, will rankle in Brussels where EU figures insist they will not re-open the exit deal agreed with Theresa May. Mr Johnson hopes to secure changes by making clear that he will walk away if Brussels refuses to budge, after Mrs May failed to deliver on a similar promise in March.
Overall that’s over £225,000 Hunt’s backers have donated to anti-Brexit campaigns, parties and politicians, before sticking their financial clout behind him. Tory members might well be wondering what he’s telling his hardline Remain donors that he isn’t telling them…
Mr Chilton launched a furious attack on Remainers within the Labour Party and added: “And the message they are pushing down the Leader’s ear is that ‘we need to come out for a referendum and we need to campaign for Remain’. They are delusional.
“And what we need actually is for the Labour Party to accept the outcome of the referendum and go for Brexit and to articulate its vision for what the country should look like after we leave.
„And I think if the country did that then we would clean up.”
Boris Johnson is on course to enter Downing Street with a resounding victory this month, according to a poll of Conservative Party members.
Mr Johnson is backed by 74 per cent with Jeremy Hunt on 26 per cent, according to a YouGov/Times poll taken as Tories start to receive ballot papers.
The majority of replies on which this result is based came in on July 3 – the day on which at least some ballot papers were dispatched to the best part, we are told, of about 160,000 Conservative Party members. So a small minority of these survey responses will have been returned at the same time as real votes. CCHQ expects a high turnout.
The Brexit Party MEP caused a stir during her maiden speech to the EU Parliament.
Ann Widdecombe has told the European Parliament there is a „long history“ of „slaves against their owners“ and revolt against the colonies which, she says, mirrors Brexit.
„We are going and we are glad to be going,“ she said.
The pledges come two days before ballot papers are posted to the party members.
Voting closes on 22 July, with the winner expected to be announced the following day.
As many as 12 Labour MPs are now “willing to countenance” a no-deal Brexit, according to BBC Newsnight Political Editor Nick Watt.