Archiv: EU parliament


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.

27.10.2019 - 04:00 [ Egyptian Streets ]

European Parliament Calls for Member States to ‘Halt Exports’ of Arms to Egypt

It also urged EU Member States to halt exports to Egypt “of arms, surveillance technology and other security equipment that can facilitate attacks on human rights defenders and civil society activists,” and for “the EU to implement in full its export controls vis-à-vis Egypt with regard to goods that could be used for repression, torture or capital punishment.”

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…

17.07.2019 - 20:41 [ Claire Fox / Twitter ]

For those asking, here is LP’s weasily apologetics for voting to endorse an unpopular conservative politician. Not inspiring #vonderLeyen :

17.07.2019 - 20:38 [ Tom Huxley / Twitter ]

All 10 Labour MEPs voted for Ursula von der Leyen to be President of the EU Commission. Her margin of victory was nine votes.

17.07.2019 - 09:48 [ Spiked ]

Europe’s unelected leader: Ursula von der Leyen’s coronation is an insult to democracy.

Ursula von der Leyen has been confirmed as the next president of the EU Commission, winning a vote in the European Parliament by 383 to 327.

But despite the involvement of MEPs, the process that put von der Leyen in place was nothing short of a coronation.

04.07.2019 - 23:47 [ BBC ]

Ann Widdecombe: ‚Oppressed people turning on the oppressors‘

Ann Widdecombe has told the European Parliament there is a „long history“ of „slaves against their owners“ and revolt against the colonies which, she says, mirrors Brexit.

„We are going and we are glad to be going,“ she said.

04.07.2019 - 11:02 [ Politico.eu ]

Ursula von der Leyen: In her own words

„My aim is the United States of Europe — modelled on federal states like Switzerland, Germany or the U.S.,“ she told Der Spiegel in 2011. She repeated her call for a federal EU in an interview with Die Zeit in 2016, adding: „I imagine the Europe of my children or grandchildren not as a loose union of states trapped by national interests.“

As defense minister, she pushed for greater security cooperation in the EU, urging a „defense union“ and calling for the establishment of an „army of Europeans.“

04.07.2019 - 10:32 [ Telegraph ]

The EU is a sham democracy, and its pitiful new leaders are the proof

Thank you, Eurocrats, for being yourselves. The best cure for Europhilia is always to observe the EU’s big beasts at their unguarded worst, wheeling and dealing in their natural habitat, unencumbered by any attachment to democracy, accountability or even basic morality.

The spectacle of the past few days made for compulsive watching: we witnessed rare footage of the secretive process that propels so many retreads and second-rate apparatchiks into positions of immense power in Brussels and Frankfurt, utterly disregarding public opinion.

30.06.2019 - 18:52 [ BBC ]

EU summit: Centre-left Timmermans tipped for top post

EU leaders will gather in Brussels shortly for talks to decide who should get the EU’s top jobs, including a new Commission president.

Reports say the current favourite to head it is Dutch centre-left politician Frans Timmermans. He is a Commission first vice-president.

27.05.2019 - 05:21 [ Brendan Chilton / Twitter ]

Mainstream Media rarely have .@labourleave people on so here are my few thoughts on the #EUelections2019 #Labour #BrexitParty please share.

27.05.2019 - 04:32 [ Boris Johnson / Telegraph ]

The message of the European election results is clear. If we go on like this, we will be dismissed

They gave us one chief task: to deliver Brexit. They have so far given us almost three years to do it. We have flagrantly failed to carry out their instructions. We have missed deadline after deadline, broken promise after promise; and today our employers – the people – have figuratively summoned us to the Human Resources…

27.05.2019 - 04:22 [ Evening Standard ]

Jeremy Corbyn hints Labour could back second referendum after party punished at European elections

Reacting as the results rolled in, Mr Corbyn said the issue „will have to go back to the people, whether through a General Election or a public vote“.

Mr Corbyn added: „Labour will bring our divided country together so we can end austerity and tackle inequality.

27.05.2019 - 04:20 [ Blue Labour ‏/ Twitter ]

The idea that anyone would see these extraordinary results for the Brexit Party and jump to the conclusion that Labour should back a second referendum is madness. Labour must stand for working people or we stand for nothing.

27.05.2019 - 04:12 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚Now leave… or else‘: Victorious Farage threatens to unleash his Brexit party at General Election after Tories and Labour are humiliated in Euro vote after failure to deliver on result of referendum

On a dramatic political night:

– Boris Johnson seized on the ‚rout‘ for the Tories to make his case to succeed Theresa May and pull the country out of the EU on October 31 come what may, while Chancellor Philip Hammond warned that any attempt to force a No Deal Brexit could collapse the Government;

– Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said it was a ‚painful result‘ and there was an ‚existential risk to our party unless we now come together and get Brexit done‘;

– Mr Farage’s Brexit Party polled above 50 per cent of vote share in some areas and looked set for 31 per cent nationally;

27.05.2019 - 03:52 [ Sky News ]

UK results in full: Brexit Party claims more than 30% of vote

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party has swept to victory in the European Parliament elections, claiming around a third of the vote share.

With Scotland and Northern Ireland still to declare, the Brexit Party has won 28 of the 73 British EU seats up for grabs.

27.05.2019 - 03:47 [ Metro.co.uk ]

LIVE UPDATES: Brexit Party storms to victory in European elections

After 10 of the 11 constituencies in England, Scotland and Wales had declared, the Brexit Party had 28 seats, overhauling the 24 MEPs that Mr Farage’s former party Ukip sent to the European Parliament in 2014.

The Lib Dems, who were reduced to just a single MEP in 2014, were on 15.

26.05.2019 - 19:42 [ Kathimerini ]

SYRIZA plays down defeat seen in exit polls

Governing SYRIZA “did not sustain the strategic defeat that New Democracy was looking forward to,” government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Sunday after exit polls gave the conservative opposition a solid lead over the leftist party.

26.05.2019 - 13:59 [ Jacobin Magazine ]

The European Union Is an Antidemocratic Disgrace

The European Parliament elections start today. But the body itself is an insult against democracy that exists only to rubber-stamp neoliberal rule.

26.05.2019 - 09:40 [ Thomas Fazi ‏/ Twitter ]

14/ “Since [a European demos does not exist], the EU and its institutions can have neither the authority nor the legitimacy of a demos-cratic state. On this view, a parliament without a demos is conceptually impossible, practically despotic”.

26.05.2019 - 07:41 [ Dave James ‏/ Twitter ]

The UK voted to Leave Euroland…. how difficult is it to understand. Democracy can only occur.. if the losing side accept the result. Maybot,Cable announcement is no coincidence. They have access to the exit polls. Sunday will be a night of the “ Long Knives “

25.05.2019 - 07:15 [ Promises Rust ‏/ Twitter ]

What is happening to the Labour Party? Lifelong lexiteers are in charge but now instead of standing up for the millions of working class Labour voters who want to leave the EU, they are branding them racists, bigots, xenophobes and far right. They’ll crash as badly as the Tories.

23.05.2019 - 17:30 [ Evening Standard ]

Theresa May halts vote on new Brexit deal as her leadership enters ‚death spiral‘

Theresa May caved in to her Cabinet today by dramatically halting her Brexit withdrawal Bill in a move that heightened expectations she will resign as Tory leader tomorrow.

23.05.2019 - 17:29 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Tories urge Philip May to make the PM accept ‚reality‘ and QUIT after she humiliatingly PULLS her hated Brexit Bill – as the party faces disaster in EU elections today

MPs have been told the legislation will not now be published tomorrow and the second reading will not take place in the first week of June – despite Mrs May previously laying out the timetable.

The humiliating retreat is the clearest sign yet that Mrs May’s time in power is drawing to a close, after fury at her compromise offer for the Commons to vote on whether to hold another Brexit referendum.

23.05.2019 - 07:03 [ ConservativeHome.com ]

If May isn’t on her way out by the end of today, don’t back her in tomorrow’s European elections

(22.05.2019)

The Tory leadership knows this as well as you or I do, and is so embarrassed by it that it has scarcely campaigned. The Party’s website front page bears no reference to tomorrow’s poll. Its Twitter feed is so embarrassed that it has put up plugs for the cause only over the last 24 hours. At least one campaigning leaflet doesn’t mention Brexit at all.

A single photo sums the situation up – of a despondent May leaving the stage, at a campaign launch with no audience present and a single journalist reporting, while Ashley Fox winces in the background and three cheerless other candidates fail to raise a single smile between them. It is the photographic equivalent of clinical depression.

23.05.2019 - 07:02 [ BrexitCentral.com ]

The European Parliament is a democratic facade for a system dominated by unelected bureaucrats

In the speech I made on that occasion, I tried to point out that democracy was not achieved simply by holding elections; what mattered was what the elections were to, and for. Were we electing representatives to a body by which we agreed to be governed? Or were we simply providing a democratic facade for a political system dominated by unelected bureaucrats and central bankers, who exercised a power of government over us to which we had not consented?

22.05.2019 - 04:21 [ Patrick O'Flynn, East of England MEP (SDP) / Twitter ]

Total betrayal of the British people. If the parliamentary Tory Party does not remove her now I think the Tories are headed for Canada-style wipeout.

21.05.2019 - 17:31 [ Patrick O'Flynn, East of England MEP (SDP) / Twitter ]

If May paves way for 2nd referendum the Brexit Party goes over 40%.

21.05.2019 - 17:24 [ Bloomberg Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

The pound surged on news that Theresa May is set to offer British MPs a vote on a second Brexit referendum

21.05.2019 - 10:04 [ Euractiv ]

The EU Game of Thrones explained

This week’s European parliamentary elections will launch a scramble for the continent’s top leadership jobs, but won’t decide the winners. Here is a guide to the horsetrading.

17.05.2019 - 05:54 [ Spiked ]

Change UK is the gift that keeps on giving

Chuka Umunna is on the front cover of GQ this month. Meanwhile, his newly formed anti-Brexit party, Change UK, the ChUKas if you will, is at around five per cent in the polls for the European Parliament election – an election that ChUKas were supposed to storm as the true party of Remain.

10.05.2019 - 17:48 [ Britain Elects ‏/ Twitter ]

European Parliament voting intention:

BREX: 28% (+11)
LAB: 26% (-7)
CON: 14% (-4)
LDEM: 11% (+2)
CHUK: 8% (-1)
GRN: 6% (+1)
UKIP: 2% (-3)

via @ComRes, 01 – 07 May Chgs. w/ 16 Apr

Tabs: https://www.comresglobal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Final-Centrum-Campaign-Electoral-Calc-Tables.pdf

10.05.2019 - 17:43 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚I’m a Lib Dem‘ says top Brussels Eurocrat Guy Verhofstadt as he joins leader Vince Cable to campaign for the European elections – and predicts ‚huge support for Remain‘

– The European Parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator came to London today
– He said he was backing the party because it opposed Brexit and ’nationalism‘
– The former Belgian PM predicted a Remain surge in the May 23 elections

10.05.2019 - 17:36 [ theGuardian.com ]

Europe must never repeat Brexit, says Guy Verhofstadt

Appearing alongside the Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable, at a European election campaign event in Camden, north London, on Friday morning, the leader of the Alliance for Liberals and Democrats for Europe said he wanted to send a message to people on the continent to “never repeat Brexit again”.

09.05.2019 - 19:40 [ Spiked ]

The Labour donkey is dead

Where I live, in West Yorkshire, everywhere I go – to work, to the shops, to the pub, speaking with neighbours and friends – people have never been more openly political and unafraid to air their opinions. Talk is of democracy and its denial by Westminster; of traitors and authoritarians. The kind of language that would once only be used by marginal, radical groups has become the new normal. Even the local papers, not known for their political coverage, echo the public’s disgust at the denial of the referendum vote.

09.05.2019 - 19:18 [ Tom Harwood / Youtube ]

Corbyn: Farage’s Brexit is a Brexit for Conspiracy Theorists

09.05.2019 - 13:16 [ theGuardian.com ]

Brexit: Corbyn says second referendum could be ‚healing process‘ – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Jeremy Corbyn launching Labour’s Euro elections campaign

09.05.2019 - 12:17 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Defiant May will bring back Brexit vote BEFORE European elections in two weeks as she desperately tries to see off embarrassing defeat at hands of Nigel Farage – and cling on to her job

– Sir Graham Brady suggested she could introduce the Withdrawal Agreement Bill – in the ’near future‘
– But some Tories believe the decision will see her caught in a trap if it fails to pass
– Tories fear a hammering at European elections at hands of the new Brexit Party
– Some officials believe they will get less than 10 per cent of the vote on May 23

09.05.2019 - 11:21 [ Spiked ]

Why these Euro elections matter: This is another chance for the people to say, ‘We want to leave the EU’.

That’s right. Three years on from the referendum, when 17.4million citizens voted for Britain to leave the EU, the nation will head to the polls once more and elect representatives to an institution to which we should, by rights, no longer belong. This sticks in the craw not just for Leave voters but for all democrats.

09.05.2019 - 11:10 [ Kathimerini ]

EU presidents issue joint call on citizens to vote in May elections

Twenty one EU heads of state, including Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, called on EU citizens to exercise their right to vote at the European Parliament elections on May 26, in a joint appeal released on Thursday, May 9, which coincides with Europe Day and the 74th anniversary of the end of World War II.

07.05.2019 - 18:23 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

UK WILL take part in European Elections: May’s deputy is finally forced to admit there is ’not enough time‘ to sort out Brexit before May 23

– Theresa May is expected to offer a deal to Jeremy Corbyn on customs union
– But the Prime Minister is expected to demand an answer by Thursday at latest
– Jeremy Hunt said ‚any kind of permanent customs union wouldn’t work‘
– But Foreign Secretary’s comments leaves open the door for a temporary deal
– Chancellor Philip Hammond said the priority was ‚low-friction trade‘ with EU
– 1922 committee expected to meet to discuss ousting her if a Labour deal is done
– Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown said PM should announce a ‚road map‘ for departure

05.05.2019 - 13:27 [ Nigel Farage, Leader of @BrexitParty_UK / Twitter ]

I am challenging @JeremyCorbyn to a European election debate. Labour voters are very confused about what his party stands for on Brexit. Let’s find out.

26.04.2019 - 14:07 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Cross-party Brexit talks going nowhere leaving Tories on collision course with disastrous EU elections

TORIES are on course for a disastrous EU election in four weeks as cross-party Brexit talks are going nowhere.

Hopes that the PM could hold another Brexit vote in the coming weeks and pass it are fading fast – meaning Britain is on track to fight the EU poll next month.

24.04.2019 - 16:18 [ Artists for Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

This is WONDERFUL news! @Fox_Claire has supported AFB from the start and always stuck by us. She’s also been a massive inspiration to all involved, as she cares deeply about art, culture, working people + democracy: what a great day it is for all who support #democracy + #Brexit!

24.04.2019 - 15:57 [ Claire Fox / DailyMail.co.uk ]

Why as a lifelong leftie I’ve joined Team Nigel: CLAIRE FOX explains her reasons for standing as a European election candidate in The Brexit Party

As a left-wing campaigner for 35 years, I’ve been arrested on picket lines, led anti-imperialist demonstrations and spoken at anti-deportation protests outside police stations. I’ve made speeches at street rallies, in prisons and universities and at pubs.

Yet yesterday, in an unexpected twist of events, I found myself sitting next to Nigel Farage, announcing my intention to stand as a candidate for his Brexit Party in the European elections on May 23.

23.04.2019 - 17:57 [ Claire Fox ‏/ Twitter ]

For those of you asking about – dare I say it – my ‚political journey‘ after this morning’s announcement that I am standing as a candidate for @brexitparty_uk, I recently confessed all to @giles_fraser on his @unherd #Confessions podcast. Listen in and get the backstory….

23.04.2019 - 17:25 [ The Brexit Party ‏/ Twitter ]

„Don’t get me wrong, I’m from the left. If you sat Nigel and I down, I am not going to agree with them on any range of questions. But the question now is whether we are going to let democracy be overturned.“ – @Fox_Claire on why she is standing for The Brexit Party.

23.04.2019 - 17:22 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Farage reveals new Brexit Party candidates including an SBS officer who won the military’s second highest medal, an ex-Communist and a charity worker – as Tories predict a wipeout

– Nigel Farage announced five more candidates for his Brexit Party european election fight next month
– Ex-Marine James Glancy awarded Gallantry Cross for fighting in Afghanistan during three tours of country
– Ex-Revolutionary Communist Party member Claire Fox will stand but doesn’t agree with Farage on much
– Moral Maze star said: ‚Don’t get me wrong, I’m from the left. But the question now is whether we are going to let democracy be overturned‘
– A smoked salmon millionaire, an ex-NHS worker and a charity boss also among the five new candidates

21.04.2019 - 14:07 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚Our party’s dead. Brexit’s killing us on the doorsteps‘: 40% of Tory councillors back Nigel Farage’s new party as devastating poll shows scale of rebellion and THREE QUARTERS want Theresa May to resign

– A grassroots revolt against Theresa May has been revealed by exclusive survey
– An overwhelming 95 per cent believe Tory Party has been damaged by Brexit
– The party’s 1922 Committee of backbench MPs will convene on Tuesday

21.04.2019 - 13:52 [ theSun.co.uk ]

BRITS ANTI EU POLL: Voters warn Theresa May she has five weeks to deliver Brexit or suffer the consequences at the Euro elections

Two-thirds of Brits want the PM to get Britain out of the EU by any means to avoid the elections on May 23

20.04.2019 - 15:20 [ Eddie Dempsey ‏ / Twitter ]

When thousands of free Tommy protesters marched in London the liberals screamed this is the 1930’s. The real threat is the remainiacs opening the door to the far right. Lord Adonis says don’t vote Labour if you want Brexit, while it holds a firm majority support. Catastrophic.

20.04.2019 - 11:57 [ George Galloway ‏/ Twitter ]

Given the nature of Labour’s Euro-fanatic candidates list and the crucial juncture we have reached in the fight for the full implementation of the #Brexit referendum result and for one-time only I will be supporting @Nigel_Farage in next months elections. @TheBrexitPartly

20.04.2019 - 11:57 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

„If you are a Brexiter I hope you won’t vote for the Labour party.“ This guy has just been selected by Labour to fight as a candidate in the European elections. He is telling millions of working-class voters that Labour doesn’t want their votes. Shameful.

20.04.2019 - 11:46 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Tories go on STRIKE: Grassroots Conservatives refuse to take part in European election campaign in protest at the delay to Brexit

– Tory councillors in Derbyshire will not canvass for their MEP candidates in May
– The defiance could pave the way for the Brexit Party to beat both main parties
– Other local Conservative groups are expected to rebel amid growing anger

19.04.2019 - 13:14 [ trtworld.com ]

Le Pen drops ‘Frexit’ in favour of an ‘EU of the far-right’

Marine Le Pen has asserted that neither she nor her party want France’s withdrawal from the eurozone.

Speaking at a gathering of her supporters on Saturday ahead of the European elections, the National Rally (RN) leader said that her platform would now “look to change the EU from within”.

18.04.2019 - 15:07 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚Excited‘ Nigel Farage revels in the ‚very good start‘ his Brexit Party has enjoyed as it tops the polls AGAIN ahead of the EU elections

In a further boost, a ComRes poll suggests Mr Farage’s party is third when voters are asked about a general election – on 14 per cent, with Labour leading on 33 per and the Tories sinking fast on 23 per cent.

Boyle Sports made the Brexit Party the 4/1 favourites to win the EU elections, slashing the odds as the polls rolled in.

17.04.2019 - 22:10 [ YouGov.co.uk ]

Brexit Party leading in EU Parliament polls

In our first poll on the forthcoming EU Parliament elections last week Nigel Farage’s new outfit stormed into third place with 15% of the vote. This was despite the Brexit Party not having formally launched.

Now, following the burst of publicity that came with their official formation, our second poll, conducted for the People’s Vote, shows the Brexit Party leapfrogging into first place on 27% of the vote.

17.04.2019 - 21:59 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Brexit Party surges into the LEAD in the race for the European Elections: Nigel Farage’s brand new group storms ahead of the Tories AND Labour after a top pollster predicted it could win its first election

Nigel Farage launched the new Brexit Party with Annunizta Rees-Mogg last week

15.04.2019 - 14:58 [ Nikolaus Gebhardt ‏/ Twitter ]

The EU Council just waved through copyright reform. As small software developer, I now have these options: ● moderate new posts ● geo-block EU ● close down my forum Congratulations EU, you’ve just destroyed the internet in Europe. And made EU developers unable to compete.

15.04.2019 - 14:54 [ Roderick Gadellaa ‏/ Twitter ]

Great. The Copyright Directive is official, countries now have to pass actual laws based on it. Good freakin‘ job, EU. I just hope the rest of the world keeps doing the real internet and Europe gets the censored version. Because I’ll be VPN’ing like there is no tomorrow.

14.04.2019 - 12:29 [ Spiked ]

It is time to put the fear of God into MPs

To see how cynical and censorious Britain’s political class has become, look no further than its mad response to Nigel Farage’s comments at the launch of his new Brexit Party. Farage raged at the mess the elite has made of Brexit, promised to start an ‘earthquake’ in UK politics, and said it was time to put ‘the fear of God’ into MPs who have stitched up Brexit. Cue hysteria among the political and media classes.

11.04.2019 - 12:02 [ Kieran Lowe ‏/ Twitter ]

that it now looks like the UK will have to take part in European Parliament elections in May, with no clear way forward on Brexit, is pretty terrifying. Everyone will protest vote, the far-right will likely make huge gains, and get wall-to-wall media coverage. It’ll be a disaster

10.04.2019 - 18:49 [ Lewis Goodall, Political Correspondent @SkyNews / Twitter ]

“It’s horrendous- worse than people spat at us over Iraq. People who voted Brexit feel betrayed by all sides and are palpably angry. Canvassing has been pretty tough- mainly people want to tell us we are all corrupt and fucking useless.”

09.04.2019 - 14:51 [ Independent.co.uk/ ]

European far-right parties unite into new alliance ahead of EU elections

The group includes Mr Salvini’s League, as well as France’s far-right National Rally (formerly National Front), Austria’s Freedom Party and the Netherland’s Party for Freedom. Those parties have long sat together in the European Parliament.

But Mr Salvini was also joined on Monday by the far-right Alternative for Germany’s co-leader Joerg Meuthen, Olli Kotro of the Eurosceptic populist Finns party, and Anders Vistisen of the right-wing, populist Danish People’s Party.

09.04.2019 - 14:02 [ NewStatesman.com ]

European elections are happening and they will be the most important in British history

Pro-Brexit MPs, whether they voted to leave or to remain, have long feared that holding European elections would provoke a political backlash. One MP in a marginal constituency recently told me that their constituents would “burn my office to the ground” when they received their polling cards in the mail.

08.04.2019 - 12:57 [ Socialists for Britain ‏/ Twitter ]

The EU wants to take away our digital liberty. Let’s TELL THEM AGAIN in the European elections that we want to leave the EU. #GoWTO

07.04.2019 - 15:53 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Tory activists go on strike and donations dry up as Theresa May woos Jeremy Corbyn in Brexit talks

In a letter to the Prime Minister, more than 100 current and would-be Tory councillors state that they are unable to muster the volunteers needed to effectively fight next month’s local elections because “belief in the party they joined is gone”.

07.04.2019 - 15:47 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Tories on course to lose control of councils across country as Ukip ‚returns from dead‘ in Brexit backlash

Council leaders have told The Sunday Telegraph they are preparing for heavy losses in the local elections, amid fears voters are turning on the party for failing to take the UK out of the European Union on time.

06.04.2019 - 19:48 [ Kate Hoey, Member of Parliament ‏/ Twitter ]

Expect the @10DowningStreet letter to EU will have been cleared first with @donaldtusk The U.K. government is capitulating to EU demands and colluding in our humiliation #startthefightback