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16.11.2020 - 18:57 [ Spiked ]

Brexit is bigger than Boris or any Downing Street bunfight

As the Brexit process reaches crisis point (again), the real issue is not ‘Carrie v Dom’, but elite domination or democracy? Is Johnson prepared to stick to his guns and see through the clean-break Brexit we voted for? Or is he getting ready to give in to the demands of the Remainer establishment and the EU? Brexit is far bigger than the survival of Boris and the Downing Street pecking order.

16.11.2020 - 18:55 [ Spiked ]

Boris’s bizarre self-isolation stunt: Why is the PM self-isolating when he has already had Covid?

Self-isolation is intended to reduce the spread of Covid. But Boris’s decision runs totally counter to logic.

16.11.2020 - 18:49 [ theNewEuropean.co.uk ]

Think tank says country might face Brexit ‚in name only‘ following Cummings‘ departure from Number 10

He continued: „Dom Cummings‘ presence at the centre of the government’s policy programme gave Brexiteers confidence that Brexit would take place in a meaningful way.“

Instead, he warned that the loss „makes post-Brexit Britain more likely to be very similar to a Britain inside the EU, and possibly worse“.

16.11.2020 - 18:40 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚This is all going to end in tears for Boris‘: Tory MPs and ex-aides say ’nightmare to work with‘ Carrie Symonds should be more like Philip May and ‚keep a lower profile‘ – as PM’s allies warn his future in No10 depends on the success of his ‚reset‘

‚Once you step up to the mark you become a target, which isn’t going to help anyone,‘ one MP told MailOnline.

A former Tory adviser – who is no fan of Mr Cummings – described the events of the past week as ‚unreal‘, saying Ms Symonds had been an ‚absolute nightmare‘ to work with in the past.

16.11.2020 - 18:36 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Dominic Cummings’s exit is great news for the BBC – and a disaster for any hope of serious reform

The taxi that took Dominic Cummings away from Downing Street for the last time was carrying more than just the Prime Minister’s ex-chief adviser; it also carried away any realistic hope that the Johnson government might deliver on reform of the BBC. With Cummings gone the chances that there will be any serious assault on the Corporation’s privileges and prerogatives are severely diminished.

14.11.2020 - 14:27 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

With Dominic Cummings gone, Boris himself is dangerously exposed

Mr Cummings understood that Boris Johnson was the only political leader unconventional enough to overcome this. He therefore devised a strategy for him which confronted the pretensions of rebel Conservative MPs (by taking away the whip) and incurred the wrath of the Supreme Court by proroguing Parliament. This made Boris seem, to many voters, the one man who would honour a promise: Get Brexit Done. It prevailed, winning the biggest Tory majority since 1987. This sensational sequence of events was achieved against the most bitter Establishment resistance in living memory.

14.11.2020 - 14:24 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Dominic Cummings exits Number 10 with parting shot at Boris Johnson

Taxi for Cummings: The No 10 lieutenant waited with a box of his belongings on the street after exiting No 10

14.11.2020 - 13:47 [ Latika M Bourke / Twitter ]

„Mr Johnson showed the aides text messages that had been forwarded to Ms Symonds, who opposed Mr Cain’s appointment as chief of staff, to show they had briefed against her. He told them to get out and never return.“

14.11.2020 - 13:37 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

How ‚Princess Nut Nuts‘ gave coup de grace to Cummings: PM’s adviser is booted out of No 10 for good ‚following showdown with Boris where PM confronted him with less than flattering texts that fell into hands of fiancée Carrie Symonds‘

Dominic Cummings arrived home with bottles of alcohol last night after he was kicked out of Number 10 for good – following a dramatic was confrontation with Boris Johnson who showed him texts allegedly proving he briefed against his fiancee, Carrie Symonds.

In a tense 45-minute meeting, the Prime Minister is said to have ordered his most senior adviser to leave having shown incriminating text messages which had been forwarded to his partner. The explosive claims were denied by No10.

14.11.2020 - 13:25 [ FAZ Politik/ Twitter ]

Mit seiner grimmigen Radikalität zog Dominic #Cummings viele in seinen Bann. Selbst seine Gegner attestieren Johnsons Chefberater politisches Talent. Über das Ende einer Ära schreibt @buchsteiner

14.11.2020 - 11:38 [ The Sun / Youtube ]

Dominic Cummings leaves Downing Street as he quits immediately

Dominic Cummings dramatically quit No10 on Friday night after losing the huge power struggle that has engulfed Downing Street.

27.10.2020 - 06:57 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

FIFTY Northern Tory MPs mount a lockdown revolt: Boris faces a ‚red wall‘ rebellion and demands for an ‚exit map‘ – as eight million people are plunged into toughest coronavirus restrictions with addition of Nottingham and Warrington to Tier 3

A letter to Boris Johnson from the Northern Research Group – a newly-launched alliance of Tory MPs led by ex-Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry – outlines the group’s demands, which include a tailored economic recovery plan for the north.

Mr Berry says that the virus could widen the North-South divide and ’send the North into reverse‘. His group is now calling for Mr Johnson to ‚level-up the North‘ – something the PM claimed he would do following sweeping Conservative gains in the region in the General Election.

27.10.2020 - 06:46 [ Bloomberg ]

Boris Johnson Hit by Lockdown Revolt From More Than 50 Tories

The MPs reminded Johnson of his promises to “level up” disadvantaged parts of the country, which helped persuade voters in former industrial heartlands last December to back his Tories instead of the opposition Labour Party many had supported for decades.

02.10.2020 - 17:03 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Von der Leyen calls for talks to ‚intensify‘ as free trade deal deadline nears

The two leaders are to speak on Saturday to discuss the „next steps“ following the conclusion of the final scheduled round of formal negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal in Brussels.

The announcement of the video conference call prompted speculation that they could be preparing to launch a final series of intensive talks – dubbed „the tunnel“ – in a last push for an agreement.

01.10.2020 - 14:34 [ @ADVOdiabolus / Twitter ]

Der EuGH entscheidet ausschließlich über EU Recht

01.10.2020 - 14:16 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Von der Leyen’s risible sabre-rattling will have no impact on Britain’s Brexit position

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.

01.10.2020 - 14:14 [ Bloomberg ]

EU to Start Legal Action Against U.K. on Internal Market

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.

01.10.2020 - 14:13 [ Tagesschau ]

Brexit-Streit: EU leitet juristische Schritte gegen britische Änderungen am Vertrag ein

Ihre Behörde habe an die Regierung in London ein Schreiben geschickt, das der erste Schritt in dem Vertragsverletzungsverfahren sei. Das Verfahren kann zu einer Klage vor dem Europäischen Gerichtshof führen, der Geldbußen gegen Großbritannien verhängen könnte.

24.05.2020 - 19:52 [ ORF.at ]

Johnson stellt sich hinter Berater Cummings

Wie die BBC-Reporterin Laura Kuenssberg aus dem Umfeld Cummings’ erfahren haben will, hatte sich der Regierungsberater mit seiner Frau und seinem kleinen Sohn für die Selbstisolation in einem separaten Gebäude auf dem Hof seiner Eltern einquartiert. Cummings erklärte, er habe sich gesetzeskonform verhalten.

24.05.2020 - 19:41 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson steps in at 5pm press conference to REFUSE to sack Dominic Cummings and says aide acted ‚responsibly and legally‘ while ‚following instincts of any father‘ amid calls for resignation over claims he broke lockdown three times

But despite ten Tory backbenchers demanding the scalp of his closest adviser and the mastermind of the Brexit Vote Leave campaign, he backed the divisive Machiavellian figure over revelations he twice travelled 270 miles from London to Durham while the public were told to stay at home.

24.05.2020 - 19:36 [ Spiked ]

Dominic Cummings broke the lockdown? Good

The hysteria over his trip to his parents‘ home is driven by nothing more than Remainer revenge.

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 - 17:04 [ Telegraph ]

Our entitled political elites will pay for their arrogance at the next general election

They lost the referendum and have spent the three years since talking to each other

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

17.10.2019 - 15:19 [ Daily Mail ]

Brexit deal REVEALED: Boris Johnson’s new divorce agreement ditches the backstop and gives Northern Ireland a vote on ending arrangement – but the DUP have already said they WON’T support it in crucial Saturday vote

The new plan includes legal changes to Theresa May’s – something Brussels had previously insisted was impossible – with overhauled customs arrangements specifically for Northern Ireland rather than the whole UK.

Downing Street claimed the pact had done away with the Irish border backstop and would allow the whole UK to exploit the opportunities of leaving the EU, without the mainland being bound to Brussels rules or laws.

15.10.2019 - 02:23 [ The Sun / Youtube ]

Boris Johnson’s full speech after the State Opening of Parliament

Hours after the Queen put his „do or die“ promise to deliver Brexit at the centre of her speech today, the PM vowed to create an „age of opportunity for everyone“.

15.10.2019 - 02:14 [ The Guardian ]

Boris Johnson wins more backing from MPs for Brexit deal

Several of the “Spartans” are now on Johnson’s payroll with government jobs, such as Priti Patel, the home secretary, who is understood to be prepared to support whatever the prime minister brings back from Brussels.

14.10.2019 - 21:31 [ Tagesschau ]

Queen verliest Regierungspläne „Brexit am 31. Oktober hat Priorität“

Der Austritt aus der Europäischen Union am 31. Oktober habe höchste Priorität, sagte die Queen vor dem britischen Oberhaus. Es werde eine neue Partnerschaft mit der EU angestrebt. Neue Systeme für Handel, Fischerei und Landwirtschaft würden entwickelt.

11.10.2019 - 14:09 [ Telegraph ]

Boris Johnson cannot get a majority unless he delivers Brexit on October 31, Tory conference poll shows

The Daily Telegraph has obtained a ComRes survey which was presented last week at a conference fringe event attended by Tory MPs. Mapping voter reaction to five Brexit scenarios, it showed the Tories would only win a majority in the Commons if Britain left the EU on October 31.

However any delay – even if it leads to a no deal Brexit immediately after an election, or Brexit being cancelled altogether, will leave a hung Parliament.

11.10.2019 - 14:08 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Lib Dem Compares Brexit to Nazi Germany and Domestic Abuse

The candidate claimed that Brexit is causing divisions that have “split families and friends have led to huge rises in violent crime on our streets and domestic abuse in our homes.” He went on to say:

“We have to stop this – just as we stopped the Nazis in Germany and their sympathizers in this country at the time from destroying this country in the 1930s.”

11.10.2019 - 13:59 [ theGuardian.com ]

EU27 gives green light for Brexit talks to move to key ‚tunnel‘ phase

Sources said ambassadors representing the EU member states had given the “green light” to accelerated negotiations, in the hope of agreeing terms by next Thursday’s summit.

The details of Johnson’s latest suggestion to the EU are yet to emerge.

11.10.2019 - 06:49 [ Daily Mail ]

Yes, we are on the path to a deal: JACK DOYLE assesses what really happened at Boris Johnson’s meeting with Leo Varadkar in a summit that may just have turned the tide on Brexit talks

– Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar met for talks at Thornton Manor in Merseyside
– Is an unlikely venue for talks having previously been home to celebrity weddings
– Appears however that it resulted in ‚a pathway to a deal‘, the pair said afterwards
– Following the meeting the pound soared over the hope of a Brexit breakthrough

10.10.2019 - 10:22 [ Guido Fawkes ]

EU President: Bercow Working with me to Block No Deal

Addressing the EU Parliament, it’s President, David Sassoli, let slip that he is now bypassing the UK Government and talking directly to Bercow about how to delay Brexit. Bercow has always claimed he isn’t a Remainer and just wants the Commons to have its say – according to Sassoli, Bercow is actively lobbying against No Deal behind the scenes…

08.10.2019 - 21:52 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris Johnson’s mission impossible: PM announces last-gasp visit to Dublin to see Leo Varadkar and keep a Brexit agreement ALIVE after saying furious bust-up with Angela Merkel meant a deal was off the table

No10 sources said Mrs Merkel told the premier during the 30-minute showdown that the province must remain within the EU’s customs union indefinitely.

08.10.2019 - 21:42 [ theSun.co.uk ]

No10 say Brexit deal is now ‘impossible’ and warn EU countries they will be treated as hostile – as Boris vows to meet Irish PM for last-ditch talks

A BREXIT deal between Britain and the EU is now „impossible“ after Angela Merkel destroyed Boris Johnson’s plan, it’s been claimed today.

After a tense phone chat between the two leaders this morning No10 sources said an agreement was now off the table, making No Deal more likely than ever.

08.10.2019 - 21:39 [ BBC ]

Brexit: Deal essentially impossible, No 10 source says after PM-Merkel call

Boris Johnson and the German chancellor spoke earlier about the proposals he put forward to the EU – but the source said she made clear a deal based on them was „overwhelmingly unlikely“.

Mrs Merkel’s office said it would not comment on „private“ conversations.

07.10.2019 - 17:55 [ Daily Mail ]

Tories surge to 15-POINT lead over Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour in the polls as Leave voters return to the Tories to back Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan

Six in ten Brexiteers are now backing Mr Johnson’s Party, the highest level since the 2017 election.

Labour in contrast dropped one per cent to 23 per cent, but has picked up Remain votes according to the poll by Opinium for the Observer.

The Lib Dems saw the largest fall, dropping five per cent from 20 per cent to 15 per cent, including losing seven per cent of Remainers.

07.10.2019 - 07:26 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson warns Emmanuel Macron: ‚Don’t be lured into the mistaken belief that the UK is staying in the EU‘

Mr Johnson is expected to meet with Mr Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel later this week in a bid to persuade them to urge the European Union to enter serious talks

07.10.2019 - 07:15 [ ORF.at ]

Johnson will an Brexit-Termin festhalten

Der britische Premierminister Boris Johnson hat eine erneute Verschiebung des Brexit ausgeschlossen. Die EU solle nicht „irrtümlich“ davon ausgehen, dass Großbritannien über den derzeitigen Austrittstermin Ende Oktober hinaus in dem Staatenverbund bleiben werde, sagte Johnson nach Angaben eines Sprechers in einem Telefonat mit Frankreichs Präsident Emmanuel Macron.

03.10.2019 - 09:09 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Read in Full: Boris’s New Negotiation Position

Boris has finally presented his detailed proposals to abolish the Backstop in a letter to the EU. The ERG and DUP are behind the proposals, now over to Varadkar…

Read the proposals in full below…

03.10.2019 - 08:51 [ ZDF ]

Brexit-Verhandlungen – Juncker sieht „positive Fortschritte“

Der von Brüssel geforderte Schutz des Europäischen Binnenmarkts vor Produkten, die nicht den EU-Standards entsprechen, läge in der Hand des nordirischen Regionalparlaments.

Die Volksvertreter dürften künftig alle vier Jahre darüber entscheiden, ob sich der britische Landesteil an europäischen oder an britischen Standards orientiert. Nach dem Willen Londons soll sich die Europäische Union gleichzeitig verpflichten, in keinem Fall Kontrollen an der Grenze durchzuführen.

03.10.2019 - 08:45 [ ITV.com ]

Boris Johnson says no to customs union and yes to single market for Northern Ireland, writes Robert Peston

Boris Johnson’s new Brexit offer to the EU comprehensively rips up the backstop agreed by Theresa May – but it contains one proposal that may upset some Brexiter purists, namely that Northern Ireland should more-or-less remain in the single market for goods, food and agricultural products, subject to rules set by Brussels.

02.10.2019 - 16:28 [ The Telegraph / Youtube ]

Watch Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party Conference speech in FULL

Boris Johnson has promised to “get Brexit done” and “send Jeremy Corbyn into orbit where he belongs”.

02.10.2019 - 16:10 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Johnsons Brexit-Pläne: Aus der EU – „komme, was wolle“

Er werde weiterhin mit der EU an einem Abkommen arbeiten. Klar sei aber, dass Großbritannien Ende Oktober austreten müsse – „komme, was wolle“. Dreieinhalb Jahre nach dem Referendum fühlten sich die Briten „als ob sie zum Narren gehalten werden“.

30.09.2019 - 13:06 [ Spiked ]

This would be a government of national betrayal

They’re openly, shamelessly talking about forcing out Boris Johnson and creating a ‘government of national unity’ whose job would be to delay Brexit – again – and then hold a second referendum or a General Election. That the political class is casually chatting about taking such a drastic, emergency, anti-democratic measure as setting up an unelected government to stop Brexit is the most worrying sign of the times yet.

30.09.2019 - 13:04 [ Daily Mail ]

Remainer alliance goes on the attack: Opposition parties plot to bind Boris Johnson during Tory conference by bringing forward deadline for him to beg Brussels for Brexit extension to SATURDAY

– Labour, the Scottish National Party, and the Lib Dems will hold emergency talks
– Ministers on standby to travel back to London if an attempt is made to topple PM
– Rebels could try to force Boris Johnson to seek Brexit delay as early as Saturday

30.09.2019 - 13:02 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Brexit latest: Opposition leaders to meet again to discuss stopping No Deal and Jo Swinson’s plan to ask for another extension

Parliament has already passed the so-called Benn Act requiring him to request a further extension to the Article 50 withdrawal process if he cannot get a new agreement by October 19.

But some on the opposition side fear that could leave too little time to take action through the courts if Mr Johnson tries to circumvent the legislation and push through a no-deal break.

29.09.2019 - 10:44 [ ITV.com ]

Jo Cox Foundation urges MPs to sign code of conduct to protect parliamentarians

Following a week where the prime minister was accused of using“violent“ language, the charity set up in honour of murdered Labour MP Mrs Cox said it had been working with the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) to develop a Joint Standard of Conduct to help protect election candidates.

29.09.2019 - 10:33 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

Boris Johnson MP: We are leaving the European Union on 31st October – come what may

The United Kingdom can reclaim its natural and historic role as an enterprising, outward-looking and truly global country. But first we must restore trust in our precious democracy by leaving the EU on the 31st October, writes Boris Johnson

29.09.2019 - 10:01 [ theSun.co.uk ]

‚FOREIGN PLOT‘ No10: launches probe into Remainers who ‘colluded with France and EU’ to write Brexit Surrender Act as MPs ‘plot for Bercow to bypass PM’

Former Cabinet Minister Oliver Letwin, former Chancellor Philip Hammond and ex-Attorney General Dominic Grieve are all suspected of being assisted by members of the European Commission, it was reported.

Another source added: “The Government is working on extensive investigations into Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin and Hilary Benn [who tabled the Bill] and their involvement with foreign powers and the funding of their activities.

29.09.2019 - 09:50 [ Tagesschau,de ]

Vor Tory-Parteitag: Johnson gegen das „Zombie-Parlament“

„Get Brexit done!“ – den Brexit durchziehen, das ist das Motto des Tory-Parteitags in Manchester. Die Konservativen setzen unter Boris Johnson noch mehr als zuvor auf den EU-Austritt. Am besten mit einem Abkommen, sagt Johnson, aber sonst auch ohne. Hauptsache, das Land tritt tatsächlich am 31. Oktober aus der Europäischen Union aus – egal wie.

29.09.2019 - 09:21 [ Telegraph ]

Tony Blair lobbied EU for Brexit delay as he led new referendum calls

Tony Blair personally urged the EU’s chief negotiator to delay Brexit beyond March 29 as Theresa May was insisting to European leaders that she wanted the UK to leave on time, The Telegraph can disclose.

The former prime minister held a private meeting with Michel Barnier in February in which he declared that an extension of the Article 50 notice period would „provide the time required“ for „clarifying“ the type of relationship Britain wanted with the EU.

29.09.2019 - 09:11 [ Daily Mail ]

No 10 probes Remain MPs‘ ‚foreign collusion‘ amid plot to allow John Bercow to send ’surrender letter‘ to Brussels asking for a delay to Brexit

Downing Street has launched a major investigation into alleged links between foreign governments and the MPs behind the ‚Surrender Act‘ which could force Boris Johnson to delay Brexit, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Sources said No 10 took the unprecedented action after officials received intelligence that the MPs, including former Cabinet Minister Oliver Letwin, had received help drafting the Bill from members of the French Government and the European Union.

29.09.2019 - 09:03 [ Spiked ]

‘People desperately want their vote to matter’: Kate Hoey talks to Brendan O’Neill about the political class’s refusal to deliver Brexit.

Maverick Labour MP Kate Hoey joins spiked’s editor for the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. They discuss the left-wing case for Leave, Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit betrayal and Labour’s disconnect from its working-class heartlands.

26.09.2019 - 15:44 [ ITV.com ]

Johnson: Brexit will happen on October 31 and I won’t resign over Supreme Court ruling

When asked how he could both obey the law and ensure Brexit by October 31, Mr Johnson said: „If you’ll forgive me, I don’t want to tip the hand of the UK government more than Parliament has already required us to do so.“

26.09.2019 - 15:34 [ Spectator ]

MPs and the outrage game

For three years the UK Parliament has been unable to act on the 2016 referendum result. It was never clear what they were hoping to achieve if they got an extra three days, weeks or months.

But the Parliament that reassembled yesterday managed to live down to even what low expectations there might have been.

26.09.2019 - 15:22 [ theSun.co.uk ]

WE WILL NEVER SURRENDER: Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for calling Brexit delay a ‘surrender’ as Remainer MPs accuse him of inciting violence with his ‘horrendous, divisive’ language

He’s repeatedly referred to the new law as the „Surrender Bill“, arguing it means the EU won’t give us a good deal as they think we’ll be forced to delay.

A No10 source said today: „If the question is ‚is he going to stop talking about the Surrender Bill‘ the answer is ‚absolutely no he’s not‘.“

26.09.2019 - 15:15 [ Daily Mail ]

Furious Labour MPs demand Boris Johnson apologise for saying ‚best way to honour‘ murdered MP Jo Cox ‚is to deliver Brexit‘ as her husband calls for all sides to ’step back from inferno of rhetoric‘

– Boris Johnson sparks fury by claiming best way to honour Jo Cox is deliver Brexit
– Prime Minister also suggested ‚best way‘ for MPs to stay safe is ‚get Brexit done‘
– PM under pressure to apologise as ministers express concern about remarks
– MPs try to force PM to apologise as they are granted urgent question on remarks
– But Mr Johnson snubs the request and sends a junior minister to answer for him
– Labour MP Jess Phillips accuses PM of ‚putting words in my dead friend’s mouth‘
– Former Tory MP Dominic Grieve said PM has ’no moral compass of any kind‘
– Jo Cox’s widower Brendan Cox urges MPs to ’step back from inferno of rhetoric‘

26.09.2019 - 08:28 [ Daily Mail ]

More than half of British voters want an election NOW as they blast ‚Establishment plot‘ to block Brexit, new poll reveals, with ‚dithering‘ Jeremy Corbyn slipping down to third choice as candidate for PM

_ EXCLUSIVE: Mail poll found that 55 per cent of voters want an early election
– Prime Minister gave Jeremy Corbyn a chance to table a no confidence motion
– Labour leader rejected the move prompting Tory claims he was ‚running scared‘
– Johnson thinks early election could be best chance of breaking Brexit deadloc

25.09.2019 - 17:42 [ New York Times ]

How the U.K. Supreme Court’s Rebuke to Boris Johnson Remakes British Law

Not only did the court declare the prime minister’s action unlawful, it also declared the order itself, which Queen Elizabeth II issued at Mr. Johnson’s request, “unlawful, void, and of no effect.” The request, said the court’s president, Baroness Brenda Hale, might as well have been a “blank sheet of paper.”

Stephen Tierney, a professor of constitutional theory at Edinburgh University, said it was “astonishing” that the court had ruled decisively that it “can review something as fundamental as that, done by Her Majesty, as unlawful.”

25.09.2019 - 17:26 [ Spectator ]

The Supreme Court’s decision is a constitutional outrage

What that means is that prorogation can be limited by statute and the courts would enforce that statute. I doubt anyone disputes that. What it does not mean, yet what has happened, is that in the absence of such a statute, the ‘Supreme’ Court can step in and invent one. So lawyers and judges have, step by step, decided to give themselves more and more power.

No one expected them to do what they did today. No one expected it to be unanimous – which perhaps hurts the most.

25.09.2019 - 17:22 [ Daily Mail ]

‚This is a DEAD Parliament‘: Furious Attorney General Geoffrey Cox dismisses calls to quit over his advice that prorogation was legal as he rages that ‚turkey‘ Jeremy Corbyn won’t be able to prevent election forever

– Boris Johnson has cut short trip to New York in wake of Supreme Court ruling
– Speaker John Bercow has reopened Parliament saying prorogation ‚expunged‘
– Attorney General Geoffrey Cox has been defending his advice on the suspension
– He accused MPs of ‚immorally‘ blocking an election to resolve the Brexit crisis
– The PM has demanded election after Parliament suspension was declared illegal
– MPs are back in Westminster plotting to sabotage government’s Brexit strategy

25.09.2019 - 17:20 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Cox: This Parliament is a Disgrace!

“This parliament is a dead parliament. It should no longer sit. It has no moral right to sit on these benches… This parliament is a disgrace. They could vote ‘no confidence’ at any time, but they’re too cowardly.”

25.09.2019 - 17:17 [ BBC ]

Parliament: Government ‚acted in good faith‘ over suspension, says Cox

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox told MPs he was „disappointed“ at the landmark ruling by the Supreme Court that the suspension was unlawful, but respected the judgement.

He then launched a blistering attack on MPs for being „too cowardly“ to hold an election, calling them a „disgrace“.

24.09.2019 - 13:37 [ Left of Centre Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Don’t watch the news, it will do wonders for your blood pressure. In the last minutes, Miller, Corbyn, a grinning Soubry and Lucas. All harping on self righteously as what we voted for gets trampled into the dirt

24.09.2019 - 13:04 [ Spiked ]

The tragedy of Jeremy Corbyn: He has betrayed left Euroscepticism. And for Remainers it’s still not enough.

If Labour wins the next election, it will hold a second referendum. The choice would be between staying in the EU and ‘leaving’ via a tweaked version of Theresa May’s withdrawal deal – that is, between Remain and Remain By Another Name. Whoever wins that rigged referendum, Brexit would lose. This internal spat is over which flavour of betrayal to recommend to the electorate, and when might be best to announce that preference.

24.09.2019 - 12:54 [ ITV.com ]

Labour members vote to be neutral on Brexit until after a general election

Amid stormy scenes in the hall, Labour delegates then approved so-called composite motion 14 – which again supported Mr Corbyn’s Brexit position while not committing the party to pursue a particular view at a second Brexit referendum.

24.09.2019 - 12:43 [ theGuardian.com ]

Jeremy Corbyn says Boris Johnson should ‚consider his position‘ as he demands recall of parliament

At the Labour conference Jeremy Corbyn has taken to the stage.

He says the supreme court judgment demonstrates Boris Johnson’s contempt for parliament.

He says he will write to the Speaker demanding an urgent recall of parliament.

He says a Labour government would want to be held to account. It would not bypass democracy.

And he says Boris Johnson should “in the historic words, consider his position”.

That means he thinks Johnson should resign.

24.09.2019 - 12:30 [ Daily Mail ]

Supreme Court unanimously rules Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament was ‚UNLAWFUL, void and of no effect‘ and overturns the move leaving the PM’s plans in tatters

– The Supreme Court handed down landmark judgment at 10.30am today
– Justices asked to decide whether Boris Johnson gave unlawful advice to Queen
– Judges had 4 options including forcing MPs to return to Parliament this week
– Lady Hale revealed all 11 unanimously agreed to nuclear option of recalling MPs
– PM won’t resign and says MPs have had years to discuss direction of Brexit

24.09.2019 - 12:27 [ ITV.com ]

Supreme Court rules Boris Johnson’s advice to Queen to suspend Parliament was unlawful

Announcing the result, Lady Hale said: „The court is bound to conclude, therefore, that the decision to advise Her Majesty to prorogue Parliament was unlawful because it had the effect of frustrating or preventing the ability of Parliament to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable justification.“

20.09.2019 - 11:05 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Cameron Calls for Remainers to Accept Referendum Result

“But of course in the end, the country voted to leave. You might not like that and I might not like that, and many people watching this programme may think that was the wrong choice. But we are a democracy.

We decided to hold a referendum, we voted in an election for a party that wanted a referendum, we voted nine out of ten MPs for a referendum, we held the referendum. That’s the choice that we made, and that is the future for Britain.“

20.09.2019 - 10:54 [ theSun.co.uk ]

‘Brexit will happen’ and UK ‘can get a deal’, says EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker after Boris Johnson finally sends his plan

Jean-Claude Juncker has now claimed ‚We can have a deal‘ in the latest Brexit development.
Speaking to Sky News, he said he was prepared to get rid of the so-called backstop from a withdrawal agreement as long as „the objectives are met – all of them“.

The EU Commission president told Sky’s Sophy Ridge he’d been sent documents by the British PM outlining draft ideas for a new Brexit deal.

19.09.2019 - 15:11 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson is given just 11 DAYS to spell out his Brexit plan or face No Deal as Macron sets ultimatum for end of month

EMMANUEL Macron today set Boris Johnson an 11-day deadline to table his Brexit plan – as Jean-Claude Juncker warned him time is running out to strike a deal.

The French president set a new ultimatum of September 30 after talks with Finland’s leader.

19.09.2019 - 14:33 [ Spectator ]

Why would Britain want to be a member of a club like the EU?

This is why the temptation to punish Britain now, and embarrass its ministers when it looks as if they are in a bind in parliament, is dangerous. It risks turning public sentiment against European co-operation in general.

17.09.2019 - 09:08 [ Laura Kuenssberg / Twitter ]

Whatever side you are on, having been outside the presser that never happened, it would have been total pandemonium if it had gone ahead – protesters were shouting and chanting as loudly as they could within metres of the podiums

17.09.2019 - 08:58 [ Daily Mail ]

Fury at Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel after he ’stitches up‘ Boris Johnson by holding press conference next to anti-Brexit protesters – and then humiliates him with empty podium when he refuses to take part

– Boris Johnson met EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker for talks over lunch in Luxembourg
– The Prime Minister was booed as he left restaurant after tense two-hour discussion with the EU chief
– Mr Johnson was again greeted with jeers from ex-pat protesters as he met Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel
– Mr Bettel refused to move press conference inside and then ranted at Mr Johnson who refused to take part

17.09.2019 - 08:57 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Luxembourg Rejected Request for an Indoor Press Conference

The Luxembourgians rejected Number 10’s offer and insisted on holding it outside alone with two podiums to a baying Remainer audience. The opposite of diplomacy…

17.09.2019 - 08:52 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Was heckled Boris Johnson set up for a fall by EU chiefs in Luxembourg?

First, Mr Johnson was invited for talks in a public place, a popular restaurant, with the inevitable result that protesters were waiting outside to heckle him. And then, bizarrely, he was expected to face a press conference not indoors, but outdoors, in a courtyard – mere feet from a large gate, where crowds of protesters could easily gather. And gather they duly did.

17.09.2019 - 08:44 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Johnson und Juncker in Luxemburg: Brexit-Lunch endet im Eklat

Konkrete Ergebnisse oder gar einen Durchbruch in den festgefahrenen Verhandlungen gab es anschließend nicht zu vermelden. Im Gegenteil: Eine geplante gemeinsame Pressekonferenz Johnsons mit dem luxemburgischen Ministerpräsidenten Bettel musste ohne den Gast aus London stattfinden.

16.09.2019 - 08:36 [ Boris Johnson / Telegraph.co.uk ]

I passionately believe that I can strike an EU deal within weeks

Let us be in no doubt as to what has really happened in Parliament in the last couple of weeks. Let there be no ambiguity about the underlying motive. A large number of MPs – though by no means all – are simply trying to crush Brexit. In spite of all that they promised – and voted for – they just want to stop this country from ever leaving the European Union.

16.09.2019 - 08:28 [ theSun.co.uk ]

TREVOR KAVANAGH: My money’s still on the incredible Bulk Boris Johnson to deliver Brexit

Voters won’t accept a rehashed version of Theresa May’s botched deal as reward for three years of political agony.

Not once they realise Brussels has won hands down, while we’ve surrendered all power over its relentless march to a federal superstate.

It certainly won’t entice them to vote Tory next time rather than for a resurgent Brexit Party.

16.09.2019 - 08:19 [ Spiked ]

‘There’s a word for what the political elite is doing – treason’

David Starkey talks to Brendan O’Neill about the ‘lying, deceiving shits’ in the establishment.

16.09.2019 - 08:15 [ ORF.at ]

Johnson trifft Juncker zu Brexit-Gesprächen

Der britische Regierungschef Boris Johnson kommt heute in Luxemburg zu Gesprächen über den Brexit mit dem scheidenden EU-Kommissionspräsidenten Jean-Claude Juncker zusammen. Geplant ist ein Arbeitsessen. Auch der EU-Chefunterhändler für den Brexit, Michel Barnier, ist dabei.

15.09.2019 - 15:16 [ Daily Mail ]

Britain will break free of its ‚manacles‘ from the EU like the Incredible Hulk, Boris Johnson tells Brussels ahead of crunch meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker

In an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, the Prime Minister says that if negotiations break down, he will ignore the Commons vote ordering him to delay the UK’s departure, adding: ‚The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets.‘

Mr Johnson’s bullish declaration comes ahead of a crunch meeting tomorrow with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

15.09.2019 - 14:43 [ Radio Utopie ]

E.U.-Kader Verhofstadt: „Die Welt von Morgen ist eine Welt der Imperien“

Anlässlich des seit drei Jahren durch die paneuropäische Nomenklatura sabotierten und nun kurz bevorstehenden Austritts von Großbritannien aus der „Europäischen Union“, verdeutlicht einer ihrer Unterhändler für die Austrittsverhandlungen deren wahren Hintergrund.

Es folgen Auszüge aus der gestrigen Rede von Guy Verhofstadt im britischen Bournemouth auf der dortigen Konferenz der „Liberaldemokratischen Partei“.

15.09.2019 - 12:49 [ The Chad Globalist / Youtube ]

Guy Verhofstadt speech at the UK Liberal Democrats conference [14.09.2019]

Guy Verhofstadt’s speech at the conference of the UK Liberal Democrats September 14h, 2019.

15.09.2019 - 12:46 [ Calgie ‏/ Twitter ]

Guy Verhofstadt is on stage getting applauded for saying the world of tomorrow will be one of empires. How do these people dare call themselves progressive? Guy’s done a great job of reminding me why I voted Brexit in the first place.

15.09.2019 - 12:46 [ theGuardian.com ]

Tories extend poll lead to 12% despite week of political chaos

The Conservatives have pushed further ahead of Labour in the latest Opinium/Observer poll – despite yet another turbulent week for Boris Johnson.

The latest poll shows the Tories on 37%, up two since last week, while Labour is unchanged on 25%. The Liberal Democrats whose conference opens this weekend in Bournemouth are on 16% (down one), and the Brexit party is also unchanged on 13%.

15.09.2019 - 12:36 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

Labour MP says she would prefer a coalition with Brexit Party rather than Lib Dems

The South Shields MP, who was sacked from the Labour frontbench for voting against a second EU referendum, was offered a choice between the Brexit Party and Lib Dems as coalition partners during an interview for ITV’s ‚Acting Prime Minister‘ podcast.

She said: „I will be vilified for this, but the Brexit Party.

„Even though I despise everything they stand for, I could not go into league with somebody who wants to revoke Article 50.

„It makes me feel sick saying that, but looking at it, yeah.“

15.09.2019 - 12:31 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

EXCL Labour set for conference clash over party’s general election Brexit stance

Trade unions and Labour members are set for a major clash at the party’s annual conference over Brexit, PoliticsHome understands.

14.09.2019 - 10:28 [ Spiked ]

This rotten parliament

The spiked team discuss Brexit and the elite’s turn against democracy.