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02.02.2020 - 11:36 [ Spiked ]

A glorious victory for democracy: Brexit is the most stirring political achievement of the postwar period.

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.

01.02.2020 - 09:24 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Britain FINALLY leaves the EU sparking euphoric scenes as Boris pledges to unleash UK’s full potential

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.

01.02.2020 - 09:19 [ ZDF ]

Brexit-Blog zum Nachlesen – Großbritannien verlässt die EU

Die britische EU-Mitgliedschaft ist Geschichte. Nach den Feiern beginnen die Gespräche über die künftigen Beziehungen. Alles rund um den historischen Moment zum Nachlesen im Blog.

01.02.2020 - 00:26 [ Regierung des Vereinigten Königreichs - Gov.uk ]

PM address to the nation: 31 January 2020

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

01.02.2020 - 00:14 [ euronews (in English) / Youtube ]

Leave Means Leave Brexit Party at Parliament Square

A Brexit Party in Parliament Square as the UK officially leaves the EU.

01.02.2020 - 00:01 [ The Sun / Youtube ]

Brexit Day – The UK leaves the European Union

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.

31.01.2020 - 18:12 [ Thomas Fazi / Twitter ]

Today is a historic day. Today the UK breaks the TINA (there is no alternative) spell that has been the main driving force behind the neoliberal anti-democratic monster that is the EU. Today the wheels of history are set in motion again. There is always an alternative. #BrexitDay

31.01.2020 - 07:01 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

The ins and outs of Britain’s 47 tortured years with the EU

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.

31.01.2020 - 06:39 [ Tagesschau ]

EU-Austritt Großbritanniens: Der Brexit-Day ist da

Freitag, 24. Juni 2016. Es ist zwanzig vor fünf am Morgen, als der Moderator der BBC den Briten sagt, was sie wirklich wollen.

„Die Entscheidung von 1975 zum Eintritt in den Europäischen Wirtschaftsraum ist durch das Referendum revidiert worden. Das britische Volk hat gesprochen, und die Antwort heißt: Wir sind raus.“

Dreieinhalb Jahre, zwei Premierminister und zwei Unterhauswahlen später ist es nun so weit.

31.01.2020 - 06:18 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Today at 11pm, after 30 years of resistance, the great people of the UK will have finally got Brexit done

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.

30.01.2020 - 02:22 [ European Parliament ]

Brexit deal approved by the European Parliament

Qualified majority vote in the Council to conclude the process, Brexit set to take place on 31 January 2020.

The Withdrawal Agreement was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday evening by 621 votes in favour, 49 against and 13 abstentions.

29.01.2020 - 11:20 [ ORF.at ]

Der Anfang vom Ende: Briten sagen Brüssel „Goodbye“

Während die einen gehofft haben, der Tag würde niemals kommen, können ihn die anderen kaum erwarten. Nach dreieinhalb Jahren Hoffen und Bangen ist es jedenfalls so weit: Großbritannien verlässt am Freitag die EU. Für die Abgeordneten und Hunderte Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter heißt das Abschiednehmen.

29.01.2020 - 10:26 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Britain’s long goodbye will leave an unfillable hole in the EU project

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. …

29.01.2020 - 10:20 [ BBC ]

European Parliament: MEPs set to approve Brexit deal in historic vote

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.

24.01.2020 - 21:05 [ Zeit.de ]

Großbritannien: Von der Leyen und Michel unterschreiben Brexit-Abkommen

Eine Woche vor dem Austritt Großbritanniens aus der EU haben Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen und Ratspräsident Charles Michel das Brexit-Abkommen unterzeichnet. Das teilte von der Leyen per Twitter mit. Der Weg für die Ratifizierung durch das Europaparlament sei damit frei.

24.01.2020 - 20:54 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson signs Withdrawal Agreement in historic moment for UK and EU

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“.

23.01.2020 - 03:28 [ Tagesschau ]

Großbritannien: Parlament beschließt Brexit-Gesetz

Das britische Parlament hat das Ratifizierungsgesetz für das Brexit-Abkommen verabschiedet. Nach dem Unterhaus passierte der Gesetzesentwurf nun auch das Oberhaus, das House of Lords.

23.01.2020 - 03:24 [ Politicshome.com ]

Brexit Bill set to become law after passing final parliamentary hurdle in House of Lords

Boris Johnson’s Brexit Bill is set to become law on Thursday after clearing its finally parliamentary hurdle.

09.01.2020 - 21:12 [ Politicshome.com ]

MPs finally back law which will take the UK out of the European Union on 31 January

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.

09.01.2020 - 21:09 [ Daily Mail ]

History is made as MPs FINALLY formally approve Brexit deal by 330 to 231 after three years of bitter wrangling and deadlock

– 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

09.01.2020 - 20:48 [ Tagesschau ]

Unterhaus sagt Ja zum Brexit

330 Ja-Stimmen, 231 Nein-Stimmen: Das britische Unterhaus hat drei Wochen vor dem geplanten EU-Austritt abschließend für das Brexit-Gesetz von Premierminister Johnson gestimmt. Das Gesetz muss nun noch vom Oberhaus abgesegnet werden.

25.12.2019 - 11:29 [ WSWS.org ]

Britisches Wahlergebnis bestätigt schleichenden Tod der Labour Party

Dieser Zusammenbruch im Norden war wohl das außergewöhnlichste Einzelergebnis der Wahl. Im Nordosten, Nordwesten, Yorkshire und Humber gingen 26 Sitze von Labour an die Tories über, viele davon in den Bergbauregionen. Neun der verlorenen Sitze hatte Labour seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg ohne Unterbrechung inne. Die Partei verlor außerdem den Sitz für Bolsover, den der über 80-jährige Dennis Skinner 49 Jahre lang innehatte.

Die Stimmengewinne der Tories waren dort am größten, wo beim Referendum 2016 die meisten Wähler für den Brexit gestimmt hatten. Sie reichten von zwei Prozent in Gebieten mit weniger als 45 Prozent pro-Brexit-Stimmen bis zu acht Prozent in Gebieten, in denen über 60 Prozent für den Brexit gewesen waren.

24.12.2019 - 12:36 [ Matthew Goodwin ‏/ Twitter ]

Centre-left at latest election

UK Labour
Lowest seats since 1935

Austria
Lowest since 1945

Germany
2nd lowest since 1949

France
Lowest ever

Italy
Lowest ever

Netherlands
Lowest ever

Sweden
Lowest since 1908

Finland
2nd lowest since 1962

Maybe it’s not just about Brexit?

24.12.2019 - 12:02 [ newStatesman.com ]

The New Right revolution

Very recently it was common to hear people ask, with a genuine puzzlement, what had happened to the prospect of a mildly centrist, progressive, pro-European political force. The December 2019 election has shattered that possibility, perhaps for ever. The Blairites in the Labour Party are a tiny, uninfluential rump. Their vocal media cheerleaders are an anachronism. The Europhile progressives who quit their parties have been everywhere rejected, not least because of Britain’s brutal first-past-the-post voting system. The Liberal Democrats have been decapitated.

But beyond the current lack of individual leaders, there is a yawning gap of vision.

21.12.2019 - 02:19 [ ZDF ]

500 Seiten für den EU-Austritt – Britisches Parlament stimmt für Johnsons Brexit-Deal

Am Freitag legte Johnson den Gesetzentwurf dem Parlament in London erstmals vor, die Schlussabstimmung soll Anfang Januar folgen. Was in dem über 500 Seiten langen Scheidungsvertrag und dem Gesetz steht:

20.12.2019 - 16:41 [ Tagesschau ]

EU-Austritt: Britisches Unterhaus stimmt für Brexit-Gesetz

Nun wird das Gesetz noch in den Ausschüssen beraten. Dafür sind nach den Weihnachtsferien Anfang Januar drei weitere Debattentage vorgesehen, am 7., 8. und 9. Januar. Danach muss auch das Oberhaus noch zustimmen, damit Großbritannien die EU zum 31. Januar tatsächlich geregelt verlassen kann.

20.12.2019 - 15:59 [ theSun.co.uk ]

BREXIT BEGINS! Britain on way to Brexit as MPs FINALLY back Boris Johnson’s deal just days before Christmas

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.

20.12.2019 - 15:54 [ BBC ]

Brexit: MPs back Johnson’s bill

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.

17.12.2019 - 21:49 [ Politicshome.com ]

Tories now more popular with working class voters than middle class ones, reveals election poll

The Tories under Boris Johnson are now more popular with the working classes than the middle classes, according to a new poll.

17.12.2019 - 21:45 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

‘If Labour is to ever win back the traditional working-class, it must stop treating them as though they were some kind of embarrassing elderly relative.’ My @UnHerd take on Labour’s implosion.

17.12.2019 - 21:41 [ BBC Newsnight ‏/ Twitter ]

“Labour may die. It’s lost its home, it’s lost its heartlands… what we need in terms of leadership is people who are prepared to recognise the scale of the defeat… Labour is in danger of becoming completely irrelevant to the conversation.” – Labour’s Lord Glasman

17.12.2019 - 16:16 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris Johnson tells Cabinet ‚we will repay the trust‘ of working-class Leave voters in first meeting after landslide victory – with new clause to Brexit bill that rules out delaying departure from EU rules beyond 2020 by LAW

– 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

17.12.2019 - 16:12 [ theGuardian.com ]

Brexit: No 10 tells businesses to prepare for life outside EU customs regime ‚in all circumstances‘ – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the cabinet, the House of Commons and the parliamentary Labour party all meeting for the first time since the general election

16.12.2019 - 16:42 [ BBC ]

General election 2019: MPs‘ vote on Brexit bill planned for Friday

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.

15.12.2019 - 18:04 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson plans radical overhaul of civil service to guarantee ‚people’s Brexit‘

Boris Johnson is plotting a dramatic overhaul of Whitehall after his landslide election victory, in a drive to demonstrate that the Government “works for the people”.

Dominic Cummings, Mr Johnson’s chief aide, is to spearhead plans for radical reforms to the civil service, including a review of the processes for hiring and firing officials, to ensure Whitehall delivers the Prime Minister’s agenda.

15.12.2019 - 11:07 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

The lesson of the last 3 years is that our elites, in a very broad sense, are deeply hostile to the democratic principle – visible in their support for EU, and in their ruthless campaign to squash a vote against it.

14.12.2019 - 15:20 [ Radio Utopie ]

Die Briten haben die Souveränität gewählt

Ein Kommentar zu den Parlamentswahlen in Großbritannien und dem dort anstehenden Rauswurf der „Europäischen Union“ („Brexit“).

13.12.2019 - 20:15 [ BBC / Youtube ]

Boris Johnson Downing Street FULL SPEECH – 2019 General Election | BBC

In the largest Tory majority since 1987, the results of the 2019 General Election saw the Conservatives win 365 seats, Labour 203, the SNP 48, Liberal Democrats 11 and the DUP eight. Sinn Fein have seven MPs, Plaid Cymru four, the SDLP have two; and the Green Party and Alliance Party one each.

13.12.2019 - 20:12 [ Politicshome.com ]

Boris Johnson vows ‘closure’ on Brexit as he calls for ‘healing’ after election victory

„We will work around the clock to repay your trust and to deliver on your priorities with a Parliament that works for you and then I want to speak also to those who did not vote for us or for me and who wanted and perhaps still want to remain in the EU.

„I want you to know that we in this one nation Conservative government will never ignore your good and positive feelings of warmth and sympathy towards the other nations of Europe.

13.12.2019 - 15:08 [ Spiked ]

The revenge of democracy

So now we know. Now we know what happens when you declare war on democracy. Now we know the consequences of demeaning the largest democratic vote in a nation’s history. Now we know what becomes of a political class that sneers at voters, silences their democratic voice, and libels them as racist, xenophobic know-nothings who cannot be trusted with stewardship of the nation. You get punished. You get rebelled against. You get replaced.

13.12.2019 - 13:40 [ Sky News / Youtube ]

Watch the moment Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson lost her sea

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson lost her East Dunbartonshire seat after 12 years of being the serving MP.

13.12.2019 - 13:21 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Every MP who defected from Labour and Tories fails to get re-elected

Every former Conservative and Labour MP who quit the parties in protest over issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism has failed to be re-elected.

13.12.2019 - 13:11 [ Spectator ]

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn’s resignation speech

Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected in Islington North. But after leading his party to a second election loss, the Labour leader also announced that he would stand down before the next campaign.

13.12.2019 - 13:08 [ C4 News FactCheck ‏/ Twitter ]

In terms of seats won, this is Labour’s worst performance at a general election since 1935.

13.12.2019 - 13:02 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson meets Queen after election win and vows not to betray public’s trust

TRIUMPHANT Boris Johnson has met the Queen at Buckingham Palace after his historic election win.

The Prime Minister declared that his party has „smashed the roadblock“ and „ended the gridlock“ as he hailed the biggest Conservative majority since the 1980s.

13.12.2019 - 06:55 [ Brendan Chilton Esq. @AshfordLabour / Twitter, ‏ ]

There is NO question concerning the Labour Party right now to which a middle class remain north London MP is the answer….The next Leader of the Party must come from outside London and understand what has happened tonight in order for us to rebuild.

13.12.2019 - 06:09 [ ZDF ]

Wahl in Großbritannien – Johnson siegt – Brexit jetzt am 31. Januar

Boris Johnson kann triumphieren. Sein Kalkül ist auf ganzer Linie aufgegangen. Er hat es geschafft, die nötigen Stimmen beim EU-Referendum zusammenzubekommen, er hat drei Jahre lang Theresa May von der Seitenlinie missbilligend beobachtet und ihr Stöcke zwischen die Beine geworfen, dann die Macht an sich gerissen, der EU mit seinem Deal einen Scheinsieg abgerungen und das Parlament in Neuwahlen gezwungen.

13.12.2019 - 06:04 [ theGuardian.com ]

UK general election 2019: Jo Swinson loses seat as Corbyn says he won’t lead Labour into next election – live news

Exit polls, first results and the biggest winners and losers after Britain votes in the ‘most important poll in a generation’

12.12.2019 - 21:51 [ theGuardian.com ]

General election 2019: voting enters final hours in ‚most important poll in a generation‘ – live news

Both Labour and Conservatives say vote offers stark choice between the two parties. Follow the latest developments live

12.12.2019 - 16:02 [ Spectator ]

Today is an exciting and nerve-wracking day for Brexiteers

It’s tense for us Brexiteers, isn’t it? We know that if the Tories don’t secure a Commons majority today then our country probably won’t end up leaving the EU at all.

Almost certainly, an alliance of pro-Remain parties would put Jeremy Corbyn into Downing Street. They would keep him there just long enough for Remain to win a low-turnout second referendum.

12.12.2019 - 15:58 [ Daily Mail ]

‚Biggest queue I’ve EVER seen at my polling station‘: Turnout looks huge as millions line up to vote in Britain’s most crucial election in a generation – and Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn give final call to arms

– Polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm, when an exit poll will give the first indication of the results
– Boris Johnson voted in Westminster at around 8am and Jeremy Corbyn in Islington expected at 9.30am
– Results in key seats are expected from 2am tomorrow and the next PM should be known by 6am Friday

12.12.2019 - 06:14 [ BBC ]

General election 2019: Voters set to head to polls across the UK

Polling stations in 650 constituencies across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland open at 07:00 GMT.

After the polls close at 22:00 GMT, counting will begin straight away. Most results are due to be announced in the early hours of Friday morning.

08.12.2019 - 15:06 [ Daily Mail ]

Get the coffee brewing… how the most crucial Election in a generation will unfold (starting with the exit poll at 10pm)

The first drama of the night comes with the announcement of the exit poll just seconds after polling stations close. The news will be jointly announced by the BBC, Sky and ITV. The three channels will join Channel 4 in holding all night long election programmes, beginning at 9.55pm and running throughout Friday.

07.12.2019 - 10:04 [ Spectator ]

This election will change Britain – and Europe – for good

First and most obviously, it will decide whether one of the world’s most famous and powerful states is still independent, or whether it has in reality become a subordinate component of a larger sovereign entity — a question still in doubt. Our independence is not primarily a matter of the details of European laws and regulations, however voluminous; or of the creation of a common citizenship with 27 other states; or even of the intended future development of EU control in still wider areas of government. It is primarily a matter of psychology. Britain voted in 2016 by a clear majority to be an independent state.

23.11.2019 - 10:29 [ Daily Mail ]

Northern heartlands desert Jeremy : Brexit revolt in traditional Labour seats could hand victory to Boris Johnson as poll shows PM is on course to breach ‚Red Wall‘

The Tories are on course to win about 30 seats in Labour’s English heartlands on December 12 thanks to a dramatic swing against Mr Corbyn’s party since the 2017 election, according to a Daily Mail poll.

It means the Conservatives are poised to triumph in working-class seats they have rarely – if ever – held, such as Bishop Auckland, Great Grimsby, Rother Valley, Stoke-on-Trent North, Workington and Bassetlaw. All are in areas which voted to leave the EU.

20.11.2019 - 08:04 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris Johnson wins leaders‘ debate… just: Voters back PM by 51% to 49% after Brexit-shy Jeremy Corbyn was jeered for refusing to say NINE times in bruising ITV face-off if he backs Leave or Remain

– Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn went head to head in a potentially decisive ITV election debate tonight
– The PM used the crucial debate to hammer home his message about the importance of ‚getting Brexit done‘
– The Opposition leader pressed Mr Johnson on the NHS post-Brexit and vowed to splurge on public services
– The pair clashed brutally over anti-Semitism in the Labour Party and a Scottish independence referendum

14.11.2019 - 17:32 [ Spectator ]

What Hillary Clinton doesn’t understand about Brexit

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.

14.11.2019 - 17:21 [ Daily Mail ]

Working class voters flock to Boris Johnson: PM opens up a TWENTY POINT lead among lower income voters as they desert Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour over Brexit ahead of the general election

In contrast the Conservatives have less of a lead among the better off with 29 per cent of wealthier voters planning to vote Labour, compared to 38 per cent backing the Tories and just three per cent for the Brexit Party.

13.11.2019 - 11:25 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

This Brexit election will decide if we can call ourselves a true democracy

Few general elections can properly be described as historic. Fewer still mark a watershed in the way we are governed – perhaps one a century. In 1831, the victory of the Whigs under Earl Grey ensured that the old constitution would be reformed and a slow movement towards popular government began. The election of 1910, won by the Liberals, marked a victory of “the People” over “the Peers” and heralded full democracy.

11.11.2019 - 15:56 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris Johnson hails Nigel Farage’s decision to STAND DOWN candidates in 317 Tory-held seats as Brexit Party leader claims he has ‚unilaterally forged Leave pact‘ – but vows he WILL still target key Labour seats

– Nigel Farage made dramatic announcement as he unveiled the Brexit Party’s general election strategy today
– The MEP said he would not fight current Conservative seats in order to avoid splitting the Eurosceptic vote
– But Mr Farage warned that the Brexit Party’s candidates will still do battle for Labour-held constituencies
– Mr Farage has been under massive pressure from his own allies to give Tories a clear run in their target areas
– A number of Brexit Party candidates have already stood aside to avoid handing victory to Jeremy Corbyn

02.11.2019 - 12:18 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris Johnson takes no-deal off the table: PM’s manifesto will abandon the threat of crashing out of EU – and promise tax cuts – in bid to capture the centre ground after ruling out a pact with Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party

– Johnson’s new manifesto will focus on achieving Brexit ‚immediately‘ with his ‚fantastic‘ deal
– According to the outgoing Culture Secretary, Nicky Morgan, a no-deal Brexit is now ‚effectively off the table‘
– Prime Minister promised tax cuts and to lift threshold at which people start paying National Insurance
– Johnson earlier rejected the offer of a pact with Farage and urged all Leave voters to back the Tories
– Decision to reject alliance offer puts the Tories and Brexit Party on course for a showdown at the ballot box

02.11.2019 - 12:10 [ ITV.com ]

Boris Johnson rejects Trump’s call for Farage alliance telling ITV News his Brexit deal is ‚ready to go‘

Speaking to ITV News Political Editor Robert Peston, the prime minister said his party was in the best position to deliver Brexit and insisted that a vote elsewhere ran „the risk of putting Jeremy Corbyn“ in No.10.

Mr Johnson was speaking after the US President had waded into the election, suggesting that Mr Farage and the prime minister join forces and that the Johnson Brexit deal was flawed.

02.11.2019 - 12:07 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Drop your dreadful deal, Boris, and in the national interest let’s get Brexit done properly

The Brexit Party is ready for the general election. As the European election made clear, we have hundreds of high quality candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds who are united in their desire to secure a proper break from Brussels and who share a lack of trust in the political class.

We will use the substantial funds which our donors and supporters have helped us raise to fight every seat. If we are the only party willing to stand up for a proper Brexit, so be it.

30.10.2019 - 06:11 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Brexit Party aims to wipe out Labour heartlands as it opens door to electoral pact with Tories

The Brexit Party hopes to wipe out Labour’s heartlands in the north east of England and Wales as it prepares to campaign for a ‚clean break Brexit‘ – but has left the door open to a pact with the Tories.

Senior sources in the Brexit Party said the mood in Labour’s pro-Leave seats was “absolutely febrile” and that they would be ripe for the taking due to Jeremy Corbyn’s vague policy on Europe.

30.10.2019 - 05:44 [ Politicshome.com ]

UK to go to the polls on 12 December after MPs back Boris Johnson’s general election plan

Voters will go to the polls on 12 December after MPs finally backed Boris Johnson’s bid to hold a pre-Christmas election.

28.10.2019 - 18:00 [ BBC ]

Poll tracker: How popular are the Westminster political parties?

The last few weeks have seen a gradual, further strengthening of the Conservatives‘ position in the polls.

In the latest poll by Opinium they hit 40% – the highest figure in a single poll since the middle of August. They’ve also moved up to an average of 36% in the BBC poll tracker.

26.10.2019 - 11:44 [ Express.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson could back no confidence vote in own administration to get general election

However the Government could table a vote of no confidence against itself, which only requires a plurality to pass.

If this passes Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, or any other party leader, would have 14 days to form an alternative Government.

Only if these efforts failed would there be a general election.

26.10.2019 - 11:27 [ Britain elects / Twitter ]

Westminster voting intention… if „the deadline for the UK to leave the EU has been extended beyond the 31st of October 2019“: LAB: 27% CON: 26% BREX: 20% LDEM: 18% GRN: 4% via @ComRes, 16 – 17 Oct

(24.10.2019)

26.10.2019 - 11:18 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Labour opens the door to indefinite Brexit delay as Jeremy Corbyn rules out an election until no deal is ‚off the table‘

The Labour leader signalled he will order his MPs to vote down Boris Johnson’s request next week for a poll on 12 December, describing the proposal as “really odd so near Christmas”.

26.10.2019 - 11:08 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

Boris Johnson slaps down Sajid Javid and insists Brexit by 31 October still ‚possible‘

Pressed on the Chancellor’s comments, Mr Johnson said: „Of course 31 October is still possible, we could leave on 31 October.

„Unfortunately it depends on what the EU says, we’re in a situation now in which under the terms of the surrender act that was passed by Parliament it is up to the EU to decide how long that extension will be.“

26.10.2019 - 11:04 [ bywire.news ]

BREAKING: EU agrees to UK Brexit delay decision but refuses to set length – citing Britain’s election indecision

The European Union agreed to London’s request for a Brexit deadline extension on Friday but set no new departure date, giving Britain’s divided parliament time to decide on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call for a snap election.

23.10.2019 - 17:01 [ Spectator ]

Voters are likely to turn their frustration on Parliament’s Brexit-blockers

The Great British public can be a tricky bunch but they seem more likely to give Boris the benefit of the doubt than his parliamentary tormentors. The sooner we have a general election the easier it will be to test this hypothesis but, while Boris Johnson lost a vote tonight, he may have picked up seats along the way.

23.10.2019 - 07:23 [ BBC ]

MPs vote yes – and no – on Brexit bill

MPs have approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit legislation on its first hurdle through the House of Commons.

But minutes later they rejected his proposed timetable for passing the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in three days, in order to hit the 31 October deadline for the UK to leave the EU.

21.10.2019 - 16:48 [ Daily Mail ]

Fury as Speaker John Bercow BLOCKS fresh bid by Boris Johnson to trigger a vote on his Brexit deal – with ministers vowing to force legislation through Parliament this week

– Speaker John Bercow has moved to block a ‚meaningful‘ vote on the deal today
– Boris Johnson wanted to stage a vote after MPs delayed decision on Saturday
– PM plans late Commons sittings as he tries to pass Withdrawal Agreement Bill
– Usually takes weeks for legislation to go through all stages in Commons, Lords
– But ministers desperate to get deal into law ahead of an EU summit next Monday
– Around 15 Labour MPs are thought to be ready to back the PM’s Brexit deal
– Labour is threatening to back amendments on customs union and referendum

21.10.2019 - 16:21 [ Spectator ]

A customs union amendment is a wrecking amendment

From conversations I have had in the last couple of hours, I strongly suspect that the bulk of those elected as Tories who voted for a customs union in the indicative votes would not back a customs union amendment to the WAB because they understand that it would wreck the bill. If an amendment does pass, it will do so largely on the backs of those who want a second referendum. They will hope that the addition of a customs union will lead to the deal failing; reviving the prospects of a second referendum.

21.10.2019 - 16:19 [ theSun.co.uk ]

‚GUERRILLA WARFARE‘: Boris Johnson ‘has the numbers’ to win Brexit vote TODAY but ‘poor man’s Cromwell’ Speaker Bercow may block it

The Remainer Speaker will decide later whether to let the PM hold a vote on his deal, leaving Brexit hanging in the balance.

21.10.2019 - 06:19 [ Daily Mail ]

‚We have the numbers‘: Boris Johnson claims he has enough support to get his Brexit deal through as 15 Labour ’stand ready to back him‘

It is expected the Withdrawal Agreement Bill will be published today and will be voted on by MPs for a first time tomorrow in its second reading.

The Commons will then be asked to approve a fast-track timetable with the aim of the Bill passing into law by Sunday night at the latest.

21.10.2019 - 06:12 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces ‚guerilla war‘ over new vote on Brexit deal

Boris Johnson will tomorrow launch a renewed attempt to push his Brexit deal through Parliament as a rebel alliance of MPs pledged to fight a “guerilla war” to stop Britain leaving the EU by the end of the month.

20.10.2019 - 09:55 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris Johnson sends the EU THREE letters: One (not signed by him) asks to delay Brexit beyond Oct 31, the second makes clear the first is from Parliament – not the Government, and the third urges Brussels NOT to grant an extension

– The first was letter demanded by Benn Act, which asks the EU to delay Brexit