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06:55 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Furious Brexiteers are poised to call an ‚imminent‘ vote of no confidence in Theresa May over her Brexit deal as fresh letters are sent in to trigger crunch leadership ballot

An ex-minister told MailOnline: ‚I think a few people are holding off, will read the deal, square off their associations this weekend, then put in a letter.‘

Brexiteer MP Conor Burns told LBC: ‚There’s a lot of febrile talk. What I can tell you is there’s no orchestrated attempt to put letters in.

‚But sensing the levels of frustration and annoyance colleagues are feeling it would not surprise me if organically letters are going in.‘

06:44 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

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.

06:28 [ Express.co.uk ]

Theresa May meets Jeremy Corbyn as she APPEALS for Labour to support her Brexit deal

According to Sky News’ Faisal Islam, Mr Corbyn met with the Prime Minister privately following a day of opposition from the Labour party, her party and her Cabinet. Prior to the meeting, Mr Corbyn tweeted: “This is a bad deal which isn’t in the interest of the whole country.”

06:22 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn rejects second Brexit referendum as ’not a priority‘

Quizzed about a second referendum at a ReachFest event in London, hosted by the Mirror’s parent company Reach, he told guests: “I don’t see that as a priority.”

As the Prime Minister was engulfed by unprecedented threats to her premiership following a five-hour Cabinet showdown, he insisted Labour was ready for a snap election – and shouldering the responsibility of starting fresh talks with Brussels.

06:12 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Corbyn slams Brexit deal ‚failure‘ and ‚ignorant‘ Tories in blistering PMQs blast

Labour’s leader gave the clearest sign yet his party will vote down the deal when a crucial House of Commons showdown comes in the coming weeks.

He spoke just hours after Mrs May brought back a 500-page draft text from Brussels that will be studied in a crucial Cabinet meeting this afternoon.

13.11.2018 - 20:26 [ talkradio.co.uk ]

Lord Nigel Lawson: Britain could become ‚a colony of the EU‘ under Theresa May

Lord Nigel Lawson has claimed that under Theresa May’s leadership, the UK could become „a colony of the EU, governed by the EU“.

The Conservative peer appeared on the breakfast show to discuss the Prime Minister’s Brexit plan, which he branded „the worst of all possible worlds“.

13.11.2018 - 20:20 [ Express.co.uk ]

White flags over Whitehall! Rees-Mogg blasts agreed Brexit deal vowing to vote against it

„It is a failure to deliver on Brexit and it is potentially dividing up the United Kingdom.

„We will have to get permission from the EU to leave the customs union. It is eccentric, it is bizarre.“

Mr Rees-Mogg also criticised the fact that the terms of the deal were leaked to the Irish state media instead of British media.

He remarked: „The text was shared with the Irish broadcaster first and not the BBC.

13.11.2018 - 20:17 [ Express.co.uk ]

Brexit deal: ‚Unacceptable‘ Boris Johnson demands Cabinet RESIGNATIONS TONIGHT over deal

“We are going to stay in the customs union on this deal, we are going to stay effectively in large parts of the single market, and that is vassal state stuff.

“For the first time in a thousand years, this place, this Parliament will not have a say over the laws that govern this country.

“It is a quite incredible state of affairs, it will mean that we are having to accept rules and regulations from Brussels over which we have no say ourselves.

12.11.2018 - 10:33 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn holds meeting with head of MI6 for the first time amid fears a collapse in Brexit negotiations could cause another snap election

(10.11.2018) According to the Daily Telegraph, Mr Younger invited Mr Corbyn to MI6’s headquarters in Vauxhall, south London for an ‚acquaintance session‘.

A Whitehall source told the paper: ‚The feeling was that the time had come for Mr Corbyn to become acquainted with the workings of the intelligence establishment.‘

12.11.2018 - 10:25 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn meets head of MI6 for first time amid snap election fears

(9.11.2018) The Labour leader recently met with Alex Younger, the Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, during which the importance of the agency’s work and the severity of the threats facing Britain were made clear to him.

A Whitehall official with knowledge of the meeting said: “The feeling was that the time had come for Mr Corbyn to become acquainted with the workings of the intelligence establishment.”

12.11.2018 - 10:15 [ Youtube ]

BBC The Andrew Marr Show 11/11/2018

Andrew’s guests are education secretary Damian Hinds MP, shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry MP, chief of defence staff General Sir Nick Carter, director Danny Boyle and pianist Alexis Ffrench. Reviewing the papers are Sir Harold Evans from Reuters, The Guardian’s Anushka Asthana and The Sun columnist Jane Moore.

12.11.2018 - 10:05 [ Huffington Post ]

Sunday Shows Round-Up: Labour MPs On *That* Corbyn Brexit Interview And What No-Deal Means For The Military

But the Labour leader received backing from his shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, who appeared on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show to insist that the party would not be part of the “deeply anti-democratic forces out there”.

“If we have had a referendum and that is the result, then we ought to proceed on the basis of good faith and we will do our best to try and deliver a Brexit that is good for the country,” she said.

12.11.2018 - 10:01 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Brexit latest: More Labour chaos as Emily Thornberry says second referendum is still on table… days after Jeremy Corbyn said leaving EU could not be stopped

Labour created more confusion over its Brexit policy today as Emily Thornberry insisted the option of campaigning for a second referendum remains on the table just days after Jeremy Corbyn said leaving the EU “could not be stopped.”

12.11.2018 - 09:52 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Emily Thornberry contradicts Jeremy Corbyn and insists Labour could still back Final Say Brexit referendum

Mr Corbyn has angered Labour MPs and supporters by arguing Brexit cannot be stopped – and by going on to reject the growing calls for a fresh public vote.

But Ms Thornberry said: “If we don’t have a general election then, yes, of course all the options remain on the table and we would campaign for there to be a people’s vote – but there are several stages before we get that.”

12.11.2018 - 09:46 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Brexit: Jo Johnson insists Theresa May can be forced into Final Say referendum

Warning Britain “stands on the brink of the greatest crisis since the Second World War”, he became the ninth Conservative MP to demand she “give the public the final say”.

The call came after the number of signatures on The Independent’s petition for a Final Say referendum cleared one million in just over three months.

12.11.2018 - 09:27 [ Douglas Unwin #StandUp4Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Over 5 million @UKLabour supporters who voted #Leave in #EURef cannot trust @wesstreeting or any Labour MP, except four honourable exceptions Kate Hoey, John Mann, Frank Field and Graham Stringer. All the rest are opportunists willing to dump Brexit for a GE. #BrexitBetrayal

(22.10.2018)

12.11.2018 - 09:17 [ Liverpool Echo ]

We asked a Merseyside Labour MP why he voted to help Theresa May stay in power

„I voted last night knowing that two thirds of Labour constituencies in the country voted to leave.

„One reason for that was that people in Westminster and Whitehall and in elite groups don’t wish to listen to them.

„I wanted to make sure that those two thirds of Labour constituencies had a voice.“

The veteran MP has angered some of his Merseyside Labour colleagues after also voting to help hard-line Tories like Jacob Rees Mogg score a decisive victory preventing the UK from joining the EU’s VAT regime.

12.11.2018 - 08:58 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

British Armed Forces are on standby for ‚every scenario‘ in the event of a no-deal Brexit, defence minister reveals

Defence minister Tobias Ellwood revealed contingency plans are being made in case Government negotiations with the European Union collapse.

His comments came after the head of the British Army, chief of the defence staff General Sir Nick Carter, told yesterday’s Andrew Marr Show that the military was ‚thinking hard‘ about what no deal might involve.

12.11.2018 - 08:55 [ politicshome.com ]

Top forces general Sir Nick Carter says troops ‚ready to help‘ with no-deal Brexit

General Sir Nick Carter, chief of the defence staff, revealed that the army was „thinking hard“ about the implications of a no-deal Brexit amid dire warnings about disruption to food and medicine supply chains.

But he denied reports that troops could be involved in doling out medication to hard-to-reach communities in the event of Britain leaving without a deal.

12.11.2018 - 08:29 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Theresa May’s Brexit plans will leave Britain in ‚captivity‘, Boris Johnson warns as he calls for a Cabinet mutiny

BORIS Johnson has urged Theresa May’s Cabinet to stage a mutiny to thwart her Brexit plans.

He said the PM is “on the verge of total surrender” and ready to make Britain “the punk of Brussels”.

11.11.2018 - 16:29 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn says Brexit ‚can’t be stopped‘ amid calls for second referendum

In an interview with the German newspaper Der Spiegel, Mr Corbyn was asked if he would stop Brexit.

He replied: „We can’t stop it. The referendum took place. Article 50 has been triggered. What we can do is recognise the reasons why people voted Leave.“

05.11.2018 - 13:11 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Unlike Mrs May, Leave voters will not give up the fight for national independence​

‘Never attempt to win by force that which can be won by deception,’ the great political deceiver Niccolo Machiavelli once advised. So having killed off any Conservative Party leaver coup and denied a divisive, bitter nation-splitting third referendum, the only questions left to ask Mrs May are: „Just how far has your betrayal gone, Prime Minister? Just how far have you agreed to surrender the independence of the United Kingdom to the European Union? Just how much deception have you employed to break the democratic spirit and political integrity of our nation?“

05.11.2018 - 13:06 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Brexit: Boris Johnson urges MPs to reject Theresa May’s proposed deal, calling it an ‘absolute stinker’

Reports emerged over the weekend that the EU could contemplate concession to keep all of the UK in a temporary customs union and Ms May was hoping for the possibility of a Canada-style free trade deal sought by Brexiteers.

The ex-foreign secretary dismissed the plans ”a Christmas present of the finest old Brussels fudge” which left Britain forced to accept EU laws without shaping them.

23.10.2018 - 05:20 [ Telegraph ]

Theresa May accused of surrender as she attempts to quell Tory rebellion with four-point Brexit plan

Theresa May has attempted to quell a mounting Tory rebellion over Brexit by unveiling a new four-point plan to break the deadlock with Brussels.

The Prime Minister was on Monday accused by Eurosceptic Tory MPs of „surrender“ as they suggested in the Commons that she does not have a Brexit plan and „know where we’re going“.

23.10.2018 - 05:20 [ Daily Mail ]

‚Focus on the prize‘: Theresa May issues rallying cry to Tory MPs she bids to quell Brexit rebellion – amid warnings it will be impossible to get legislation through Parliament even if a deal is done

– Prime Minister yesterday set out four-point plan on how to break talks deadlock
– Said any transition period as the UK leaves would be over ‘well before’ election
– Vowed extension would be an alternative to the Northern Ireland ‘backstop’

22.10.2018 - 08:47 [ Dailystar.co.uk ]

Theresa May could be SACKED in 48 hours – and THIS is who could replace her

For this to happen, 48 Conservative MPs must submit letters to the Party’s chairman.

And it could happen sooner rather than later amid reports that 46 have already been submitted.

Brexit supportor David Davis is the most likely successor to Mrs May.

21.10.2018 - 15:08 [ Socialist Appeal ]

Why we oppose a „People’s Vote“

If the right wing is to win its fight on Brexit, therefore, it will ironically need the support of the very Corbyn-supporting left that it has been slandering and expelling since 2015.

Consequently, the focus of campaigns for a second referendum (a “People’s Vote”) has shifted from toxic figures such as Tony Blair to left-wing, pro-EU campaigns such as “Another Europe is Possible”.

This shift has also seen the cross-party campaign of “entrepreneurs” against Brexit, Best for Britain, donate £70,000 to Another Europe, despite fundamentally disagreeing with Corbyn’s programme. Meanwhile, much of the liberal media has been quick to promote the new left face of the anti-Brexit movement – when they aren’t attacking Corbyn and the left over anti-semitism, that is.

21.10.2018 - 14:57 [ Express.co.uk ]

BREXIT LIVE: Whitehall starts SECRET contingency planning for SECOND EU referendum

CIVIL Servants are beginning plans to betray Brexit by beginning secret plans for a second referendum amid fears Theresa May is unable to get Parliament to back a deal, after 670,000 protestors marched on London calling for another vote.

Staff at the Department for Exiting the European Union are said to have role-played the likely actions the Prime Minister will undertake in a “war games” scenario, according to The Sunday Times.

21.10.2018 - 14:27 [ Express.co.uk ]

‚It’s RECKLESS‘ Brexit backstop will turn Northern Ireland into EU ‚PROTECTORATE‘

NORTHERN Ireland would become a “protectorate” of an unaccountable EU if the backstop was introduced, the leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) has warned. Robin Swann said unionists who voted Remain did not do so because they wanted to leave the UK and it was “dishonest and deceitful” to portray them as such.

21.10.2018 - 14:18 [ Standard.co.uk ]

People’s Vote march: ‚More than 700,000 protesters‘ call for second referendum on Brexit in ‚largest demonstration since Iraq War‘

At least 670,000 people gathered for the event on Saturday, organisers have claimed – making it the biggest anti-Brexit demonstration since the referendum in 2016.

If true, it would be the biggest demonstration since 2003 when some one million people protested against the Iraq War in the streets of London.

20.10.2018 - 19:01 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

The Brexit headbangers understand the EU far better than Theresa May

The transition deal is itself an unfavourable extension, sort of, of our EU membership (keeping to customs union and single market rules, and still paying, but losing the power to affect anything). If the original extension and Mrs May’s extension to the extension are agreed, we would have taken well over five years from voting Leave to achieving it. That is almost as long as the entire Second World War.

20.10.2018 - 18:59 [ itv.com ]

Leading Brexiter tries to kill Northern Ireland backstop

Baker is forcing the prime minister to choose between the integrity of the UK and a negotiated Brexit.

This is her worst nightmare.

What the leading Brexiter, Baker – who organises the European Research Group of Tory MPs – is doing more precisely is making it impossible for the backstop to be introduced without the approval of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

18.10.2018 - 12:38 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

No deal is better than partition, or reducing Britain to a vassal state

It was the Europeans who insisted that the Irish border must be resolved before our future relationship with the EU could be discussed. Of course, they knew the border could not be fixed until the future relationship was decided. They were laying a trap to tie the UK to European laws beyond Brexit.

18.10.2018 - 11:10 [ Sky.com ]

Theresa May faces backlash over hint to extend Brexit transition to 2021

It would mean the UK remaining within the single market and customs union and subject to EU rules and regulations for almost three years after the official date of Brexit in March 2019, and more than five years after the referendum vote to leave the bloc.

Angry Brexiteers said the concession would delay when the UK could sign new trade deals around the world and mean taxpayers paying billions of pounds more in additional contributions to the EU.

18.10.2018 - 10:57 [ Irish Times ]

Brexit explained: Why does the Border matter and what is the backstop?

The 499-kilometre border running from Carlingford Lough to Lough Foyle will become the only land border between the UK and the European Union after Brexit. The 1998 Belfast Agreement (also known as the Good Friday Agreement) brought peace to Northern Ireland and removed the need for checks along the Border. It also established North-South regulations and institutions that helped support the peace process. The Border is currently invisible and neither side wants the return of infrastructure or the creation of a hard border.

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 - 09:40 [ inews.co.uk ]

Scotland: David Mundell accused of ‘flip flopping’ after denying he threatened to resign

David Mundell told MPs that preserving the integrity of the UK as the country leaves the EU was a “red line” for him and other Scottish Conservatives including Ruth Davidson.

But he said the Prime Minister felt the same way, batting away suggestions that he told her he would quit over any Brexit deal that boosted the case for Scottish independence.

18.10.2018 - 08:52 [ oann.com ]

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 [ Politico.eu ]

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 [ CommentCentral.co.uk ]

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.

18.10.2018 - 07:59 [ Express.co.uk ]

Michael Fabricant reveals REAL reason Brussels is playing hard ball over Brexit

The Tory backbencher said the UK’s departure has left the bloc fighting for “sheer survival” with the very future of the European project at stake.

He said granting Britain any special exceptions could “open Pandora’s Box” and embolden disgruntled member states like Hungary and Poland to make similar demands.

01.10.2018 - 16:38 [ Daily Star ]

IT’S WAR: Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg move to bring down Theresa May over Brexit

(28.9.2018) Boris quit the cabinet back in July in protest at the Chequers plan, and has been a thorn in the side of the PM ever since – despite battles in his personal life.

And Rees-Mogg has been steadily growing in popularity as he represents the hard Brexiteer wing of the Tories – chairing the powerful Eurosceptic faction The European Research Group.

25.09.2018 - 17:45 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Labour Party Conference 2018 live: Brexit news and latest updates as Keir Starmer says ’nobody is ruling out remain‘

Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary delivered a major Brexit speech at conference today in which he said „nobody was ruling out remain as an option.“

Sir Keir Starmer appeared to stay from the text of his speech when he was nobody was ruling out remain as an option for a possible second EU referendum.

23.09.2018 - 13:26 [ BrexitCentral.com ]

Jeremy Corbyn must resist the calls to back a second EU referendum

The concerted effort to bounce the Labour Party into supporting a second referendum must be defeated; it is an affront to the millions who voted to Leave the EU and even greater number who want the Government and Parliament to get on with it. A second referendum by any name is a device to renege on the 2016 referendum result.

It would be the height of hypocrisy to claim to respect the Brexit vote yet make plans to reverse it. Having a second referendum if the first goes ‘the wrong way’ is the practice of the EU and one of the reasons why many people wanted out of that undemocratic institution.

23.09.2018 - 13:17 [ Express.co.uk ]

BREXIT SHOCK: Yanis Varoufakis reveals EXACTLY what the EU will do next to STOP us leaving

Mr Varoufakis BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House that the “only solution” for Prime Minister Theresa May’s “abysmal” negotiating position would be a general election in Britain, which could result in the EU forcing the country into a Norway-style Brexit deal.

He added: “Mrs May is then allowed to go away in peace and to have a new government that negotiates a Norway-style agreement for Britain for a five-year period at least so that Mrs Merkel and Mr Macron can say ‘ok, well this is a problem for our successors’.”

23.09.2018 - 13:15 [ Express.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn faces losing 19 MPs if Labour tries to block Brexit – shock poll claims

Research showed that any attempt by Jeremy Corbyn’s MPs at Westminster to frustrate the departure from the EU would lead to Labour candidates facing defeat in 19 of its 25 most marginal constituencies held by the party.

The survey, carried out by the polling firm IQR for the Brexit-supporting pressure group Global Britain comes on the eve of the start of the Labour conference in Liverpool, where delegates are expected to vote on calls for the party to back a second EU referendum.

23.09.2018 - 13:11 [ People's Exit ‏/ Twitter ]

We call on all @UKLabour conference delegates to oppose a #PeoplesVote. This would do no good for the country. Instead focus of a #GeneralElection and #GetTheToriesOut!!!!! #LabourConference #LabourConference2018 #PeoplesExit #Lexit #Brexit #PCPB #SocialistSunday

23.09.2018 - 12:48 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Brexit is the Left’s friend, so why are Labour zealots defending Brussels?

The great European mystery is why the political Left so reflexively supports the EU, the euro, and the “neoliberal” erosion of worker interests by Brussels.

One can see why the corporatist Right might find this regime congenial. It is marvellous for the owners of capital. It allows companies to hold down wages through cross-border labour arbitrage. Old Labour used to called the EU a “bankers ramp” and that is exactly what it has become.

23.09.2018 - 12:34 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Tory donor threatens to fund new Brexit party after Chequers ‘fiasco’

Jeremy Hosking, a co-owner of Crystal Palace football club, suggested that the “fiasco” of Theresa May’s Chequers plan was a conspiracy to prevent the UK leaving the European Union.
He told The Sunday Telegraph that he had carried out private polling which showed “clear support for a Brexit party that will deliver what the electorate thought it would be getting”.

26.08.2018 - 09:25 [ Express.co.uk ]

Brexit HQ? Rees-Mogg moves into HUGE mansion as he edges closer to Downing Street

(24.8.2018) Mr Rees-Mogg will use the residence to plot his latest Commons revolt as he sets out his own vision for a bright future outside of the European Union.

A faction of Brexiteer rebels, spearheaded by the eccentric MP, is working to create an “alternative view” to the Government’s Chequers plan, which was rubbished both by Westminster and the EU.

26.08.2018 - 09:20 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Brexiteers‘ dream team, may soon be a reality

(1.8.2018) Until recently, Theresa May managed to keep a shaky truce in her party over her handling of Brexit. But the offer to Brussels she agreed at Chequers shattered it, as David Davis and Boris Johnson were forced to leave her cabinet in protest.

The Prime Minister hoped that she could neutralise Mr Johnson by keeping him prisoner in the gilded cage of the Foreign Office.

26.08.2018 - 09:14 [ Express.co.uk ]

‚Hard Brexit NOT end of world‘ – WTO chief TRASHES Philip Hammond warning over no-deal

Director general of the World Trade Organisation, Roberto Azevêdo, said a no-deal Brexit would not be the “end of the world”.

It comes as a contradiction to the controversial letter published by Chancellor Philip Hammond which said there would be “large fiscal consequences” in the event of the UK failing to reach a deal with the EU.

26.08.2018 - 08:58 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Brexit: China looking at ‚top-notch‘ trade deal with UK after EU withdrawal

A statement from China’s commerce ministry said that the two countries agreed to “actively explore the possibility of discussing a top-notch free trade agreement between the two sides after Brexit”.
The move has the full backing of Eurosceptic MPs keen to boost investment and expand trade in services in a post-Brexit world.

24.08.2018 - 14:46 [ theGuardian.com ]

The Guardian view on no-deal Brexit: Tory tactics make a second vote more likely

The chancellor Philip Hammond reminded his party on Thursday that there would be “large fiscal consequences” of £80bn of extra borrowing. Not one part of this is acceptable. To think otherwise is to live in a demented political la-la land in which fanatical dogma outweighs the jobs, security and life chances of ordinary people.

24.08.2018 - 14:41 [ Washington Post ]

Britain seeks to calm fears of ‘no-deal’ Brexit doomsday — and worries over BLTs, sperm donors and civil unrest

For weeks, there has been a string of doomsday scenarios in the British news media about what could happen if Prime Minister Theresa May’s negotiators fail to strike an agreement with Brussels.

There has been speculation — floated by think tanks, business lobbies and hospital administrators — a “no-deal Brexit” could create total havoc.

19.08.2018 - 09:40 [ comresglobal.com ]

BREXIT EXPRESS – BREXIT POLL AUGUST 2018

Q13: Please imagine for a moment that a new political party has been created with one single aim – to put pressure on the main political parties to conclude Brexit as quickly and as fully as possible. To what extent, if at all, might you consider voting for such a party?
Base: all respondents

Would consider: 52 %
Would not consider: 29 %
Don’t know: 19 %

16.08.2018 - 15:40 [ Telegraph ]

EU fears its Brexit talks are being bugged by British secret agents trying to obtain sensitive files

(15.August) The European Union’s Brexit negotiators fear that they are being bugged by the British secret service after the UK obtained sensitive documents “within hours” of them being presented to a meeting of EU officials last month, The Telegraph understands.

27.07.2018 - 13:39 [ theSun.co.uk ]

MERK TO THE RESCUE: Theresa May offered Brexit lifeline by Angela Merkel who insists EU leaders give PM ‘one last chance’ to sell Chequers plan to them

The Times is reporting that the German Chancellor Ms Merkel is frustrated the talks are not leading to a breakthrough, and is taking matters into her own hands.

She is said to have suggested they use the summit scheduled in Austria for the PM to hold direct talks to avert a no-deal Brexit.

24.07.2018 - 08:18 [ EUReferendum.com ]

Brexit: playing with fire

But had Marr been on the ball (something he’s never been), he might also have asked about the US-EU bilateral agreement on safety in civil aviation – the so-called BASA. Even if the open skies agreement could be resolved, this is a far more complex issue, where there is no obvious or simple resolution.(…)
To that extent, it is good to have a little whiff of reality. Our politicians need to know that they are playing with fire, with the order and stability of our society at stake. Should the day come where they do lose control, one also hopes that the media will get their share of the attention. Their incompetence easily matches that of the government.