Archiv: Second British Referendum


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.

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.

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.

10.09.2019 - 16:05 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Commons chaos: Rebel Tories hint they could back second referendum after MPs scuffle in chamber in protest over shutdown

Labour MPs started singing revolutionary anthem The Red Flag after Scottish and Welsh nationalists sang Flower Of Scotland and Bread Of Heaven.

The extraordinary scenes erupted as the Commons session was closed down shortly before 2am by the prorogation order, recommended to the Queen by the Prime Minister, in an act most MPs believe was intended to prevent Parliament having a say over Brexit. Minutes earlier, Mr Johnson suffered his sixth Commons defeat when MPs failed to back his call for a snap general election.

10.07.2019 - 21:41 [ John Mills / Twitter ]

Wonderful article on @HuffPostUK by my colleague Brendan. We have deserted our Leave voters & traditional working-class supporters. ‚Deserted‘ is the right word.

10.07.2019 - 21:38 [ Brandon Chilton / Huffington Post ]

Backing A Second Referendum Could Finish Labour At The Ballot Box

On the biggest issue in British politics, Labour promised one thing before the election and then did the complete opposite afterwards. The last party that performed such an outrageous U-turn was the Liberal Democrats over tuition fees, and they were rightly destroyed in the following election.

Labour is now possibly facing that same oblivion.

As of this morning, just under five million Labour Leave voters are homeless. I’m sure The Brexit Party will be delighted.

10.07.2019 - 20:55 [ Spectator ]

Why the Labour party deserves to be destroyed

Already Labour are below 20 per cent in some general election polls and it is hard to see how they will survive a four-way squeeze in any snap election.

The only thing that might avoid this doomsday scenario is if the Tories manage to take the UK out of the EU by 31st October. Given that the dreadful withdrawal agreement is now dead in the water, that means, somewhat ironically, only a ‘no deal’ Brexit can save Labour.

09.07.2019 - 18:40 [ Kevin Barron,Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

Whilst I remain an MP I will never support a second referendum in any form, the decision to leave the EU was made in 2016 and we should respect that!

09.07.2019 - 18:24 [ Brendan Chilton / Spiked ]

Labour as we knew it is no more

Today is a tragic day in the Labour Party’s history, and a fatal day for British democracy. It is, potentially, the beginning of the end of the Labour Party as we know it.

09.07.2019 - 18:17 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

The announcement from .@jeremycorbyn and @UKLabour today means that Labour is now a remain party and that means one thing. We have lost 5million Labour Leave voters, possibly 100 MPs will lose their seats and Jeremy has lost the next general election

09.07.2019 - 18:09 [ Spiked ]

Labour: betrayer of the working class

In backing Remain, Corbyn has turned Labour into an authoritarian tool of the establishment.

09.07.2019 - 17:57 [ theSun.co.uk ]

EU MUST BE JOKING: Labour officially backs Remaining in the EU in huge Brexit betrayal to millions of voters

In a bombshell announcement Jeremy Corbyn said today that his party will back another divisive vote to stop Brexit – as long as the Tories are still in power.

After years of flip-flopping on the issue, he said that no matter what Brexit deal the next PM gets with the EU, they should put it back to the people for another say.

09.07.2019 - 17:52 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Brexit news – live: Corbyn says Labour will back Remain in new referendum as MPs’ bid to block no-deal rejected

However his message, which came during a day of meetings with senior party figures, raised fresh questions over Labour’s Brexit strategy in a general election.

It comes as attempts to stop the next prime minister forcing through a no-deal Brexit by Halloween were rejected by the deputy speaker.

19.06.2019 - 04:50 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn ‚will TODAY back move for Labour to change Brexit policy and support a second referendum‘

A senior Labour source told The Times that Mr Corbyn was supporting the policy change.

The new policy paper has been written by Andrew Fisher, Mr Corbyn’s head of policy, and suggests a second referendum on any deal negotiated with Brussels.

As it stands Labour currently is asking the government for a custom’s union or a general election.

12.06.2019 - 17:35 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

EXCL Sir Keir Starmer calls for Labour to back Remain in new EU referendum

He said: „In the aftermath of the local elections and particularly the EU elections, there are many in the Labour party who feel we need to be very clear about a second referendum and about making the case for Remain.

„That’s certainly what I’m advocating, discussions are going on at the moment, I hope we can resolve it pretty soon, and that will be a material step in the right direction as far as I’m concerned.“

03.06.2019 - 20:31 [ Times ]

The strange death of Labour Britain

One of the most striking but neglected outcomes of the European election last week was the complete collapse of the Labour Party in traditional Labour territory. From Ashfield to Redcar, Merthyr Tydfil to Middlesbrough, Barnsley to Bolsover, most of Britain’s working-class and pro-Brexit areas abandoned the traditional defender of the working class. Instead, they put their tick next to Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, a party only launched six weeks earlier.

29.05.2019 - 07:13 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

Outside the M25…. Brexit Party to the left of them. Brexit Party to right of them. Brexit Party to the front of them. Into the valley of death rode the Labour Party.

29.05.2019 - 05:03 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

Labour now looks set to back a second referendum, with the option to remain and Labour would campaign to remain. This is suicidal- but hey, London and Brighton will be happy. Labour starting down the path of other left parties- abandoning the core. Its a perilous route.

28.05.2019 - 05:44 [ theGuardian.com ]

Corbyn backs referendum on Brexit deal after voter exodus

The Labour leader said he was “listening very carefully” to both sides of the debate after the party fell behind the Liberal Democrats and also lost ground to the Greens.

Labour’s preference would be a general election but any Brexit deal “has to be put to a public vote”, he said. Several Labour sources noted this was a shift from his previous position that a second referendum was being kept as an option on the table to stop a damaging Tory Brexit.

22.05.2019 - 18:37 [ Sam Coates Times ‏/ Twitter ]

Theresa May looks like she’s trying to tough it out. 1. @Steven_Swinford reportings she’s refusing to see ministers tonight. 2. Tomorrow EU elex polling day mean broadcasters cannot report politics, scuppering momentum. 3. Then it’s recess until June 4. #JapaneseknotweedPM

22.05.2019 - 17:41 [ Jason Groves, political editor of the Daily Mail. / Twitter ]

Rumours – unconfirmed, but also not denied – that the PM is planning a statement from Downing Street tonight

22.05.2019 - 17:28 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚She needs to go‘: Now May’s Cabinet ministers line up to face the PM in private meetings as MPs demand she quit TODAY amid fury at disastrous Brexit Bill second referendum promise

– Theresa May’s plan to bring forward new Brexit Bill is in tatters after repeated attempts to woo Labour MPs
– Her chances of getting the deal through are fading as Tories voice opposition with 65-plus set to rebel
– Michael Gove has refused to guarantee that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill would come to the Commons
– Tory 1922 committee is meeting at 4pm – after PM faces Commons – with members pledging to topple her

22.05.2019 - 17:28 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Brexit latest news: Theresa May faces full-scale revolt as Tory MPs call on 1922 Committee to pave way for fresh confidence vote

Theresa May’s premiership is on the brink amid a full-scale revolt over her new Brexit deal, with Tory MPs calling for a change in the party rules to facilitate a leadership challenge.

22.05.2019 - 17:26 [ theSun.co.uk ]

END GAME: Cabinet abandons isolated Theresa May as Brexiteers plot to kick her out TODAY

As Mrs May faces her final battle:
– Tory grandees threaten to change party rules so the leader can be removed immediately
– Fed-up backbenchers said she should go now and leave Brexit to her successor
– The PM’s DUP allies warned she is leaving Britain at the mercy of the EU
– Even Mrs May’s most loyal MPs said she should scrap the planned vote on her deal

22.05.2019 - 17:24 [ Evening Standard ]

Brexit latest: Cabinet ministers meet to plot call for Theresa May’s resignation

Environment Secretary Michael Gove gave an apparent hint that a big Commons vote on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, due in the week of June 3, should be pulled.

Sources said several Cabinet ministers agreed with him that the vital Bill should be kept back for a new Tory leader to manage.

22.05.2019 - 17:21 [ BBC ]

Brexit: No 10 plans to stand firm as PM’s future unclear

A long-standing – but not usually a very public – critic likened me to a spectator at the guillotine as I stalked the commons corridors.

I asked him when he felt the political blade would fall on Theresa May’s premiership.

With a smile, he said: „Soon – very soon.“

22.05.2019 - 05:03 [ Laura Kuenssberg, political editor / Twitter‏ ]

3. But senior govt figure tonight absolutely adamant vote on the bill will happen, suggesting some Labour MPs are privately making positive noises

22.05.2019 - 05:01 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

May now offering MPs second referendum if they vote for her colony agreement. This government is just beyond shameless. This whole stitch up really is deplorable to watch unfold and will only increase resentment and alienation among leave voters #brexit

22.05.2019 - 04:35 [ Andrea Jenkyns, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

!!!!!!! How to Not deliver Brexit! Farcical.

22.05.2019 - 04:26 [ Zac Goldsmith, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

I supported the PM’s rotten deal last time as I felt we could then draw a line and select a new PM to pick up the pieces. But I cannot support this convoluted mess. That it takes us towards a rigged referendum between her deal and no Brexit is just grotesque. The PM must go.

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.

22.05.2019 - 04:02 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

You could almost hear MPs headbutt the wall in anger: HENRY DEEDES sees the PM deliver an emotional plea

I fear we are in for a long, hot summer.

22.05.2019 - 03:52 [ theSun.co.uk ]

ULTIMAYTE BETRAYAL: Theresa May faces new coup after gamble to force deal through by offering second referendum backfired

Senior Tory backbenchers will now try to force a confidence vote in the PM when the party’s grandees meet at 4pm on Wednesday.

Brexiteer Nigel Evans said: “She has U-turned on absolutely everything. We cannot put up with this any longer.

22.05.2019 - 03:42 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Theresa May Backs Vote on Second Referendum

Theresa May has committed to ‘ten commandments’ as part of the new offer she is putting before Parliament in one final attempt to pass her Withdrawal Agreement. They include a vote on a second referendum. Read them here:

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

13.05.2019 - 07:22 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Talks to resolve the Brexit crisis ‚on the brink of collapse‘ as Labour insists a second referendum must be part of any deal with the Tories

– Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer warned Labour MPs would reject deal
– This is unless another referendum is part of the agreement with the Government
– Meanwhile, Tom Watson will use a speech today to push for second referendum

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

08.05.2019 - 05:58 [ Phil Baker ‏/ Twitter ]

Sir Graham Brady and his 1922 Committee are getting to be a joke,

July is no good, there won’t be a Conservative Party that is resueable by then, the 1922 Committee are, in Thatchers words FRIT. Mrs May has to go NOW, tomorrow would not be soon enough!

08.05.2019 - 05:56 [ Express.co.uk ]

Brexiteer compares Theresa May’s leadership to ‚DICTATORSHIP‘ in huge rant – ‚Time is UP‘

The Labour MP accused the Conservative Party rules of forcing a form of „dictatorship“ on Parliament as nothing can be done to oust the Prime Minister before the end of the year. Ms Hoey urged Theresa May to resign from her post as soon as possible in the best interest of the country and to help find a solution to the Brexit impasse.

07.05.2019 - 18:22 [ BBC ]

Brexit: Theresa May to meet Sir Graham Brady amid calls to resign

Theresa May is to meet the chairman of an influential committee of backbench Tory MPs, Sir Graham Brady, amid calls for her to set a firm resignation date.

It follows a request from the 1922 Committee for „clarity“ on the issue.

07.05.2019 - 05:02 [ theSun.co.uk ]

END OF THE LINE: Sir Graham Brady to tell PM to resign by end of July or face being ousted by MPs

Some even urged Sir Graham to quote the iconic line from the final episode of Line of Duty, where DI Kate Fleming AC-3 officer DI Michelle Brandyce to “stop making a t*t of yourself and p**s off”.

The PM’s response to Sir Graham will be vital and he will then report back to the 1922 committee tomorrow.

06.05.2019 - 11:16 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Theresa May in secret discussions on second Brexit referendum

John McDonnell, the shadow Chancellor, said it “may well” be the case that any deal would have to be put to a second referendum, adding: “I think the Conservatives have to recognise that if a deal is going to go through there might be a large number of MPs who will want a public vote.“

30.04.2019 - 15:10 [ Brendan Chilton / Twitter ]

Trade Union movement is not in favour of a second referendum. Tonight the Communication Workeea Union reaffirmed their opposition. ASLEF is opposed as is UNITE.