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Brexit: Theresa May Defends 31 October Delay To MPs

Theresa May: “If we want to get on with leaving, we need to start this process soon.” Theresa May has told MPs it remains her “priority” to deliver Brexit, defending the decision to delay the UK’s exit from the EU. The new deadline of…

12th April 2019
Donald Tusk

BREXIT: Donald Tusk Suggests “Flexible” Delay of Up To A Year

European Council president Donald Tusk has suggested offering the UK a “flexible” extension to Brexit of up to a year, with the option of leaving earlier if a deal is ratified. He said there was “little reason to believe” a Brexit deal would be…

9th April 2019
Sir Keir Starmer

BREXIT: Government Offers ‘No Change’ To Deal, Says Labour

The government has not proposed any changes to the PM’s Brexit deal during cross-party talks, says shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer. Meetings have been taking place between Tory and Labour politicians to find a proposal to put to the Commons before an emergency…

5th April 2019
Rebecca Long-Bailey and Sir Keir Starmer

BREXIT: Labour And Conservative Talks End After 4.5 Hours

Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer told reporters: “We will be having further discussions with the government”   Talks between Conservative and Labour teams have taken place for a second day, in a bid to end Brexit deadlock. The discussions, which lasted 4.5 hours, were described…

4th April 2019

BREXIT: Theresa May And Jeremy Corbyn Hold ‘Constructive’ Talks

Corbyn: May meeting “useful but inconclusive” Talks between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to break the Brexit deadlock have been called “constructive”. The two leaders met on Wednesday afternoon and agreed a “programme of work” to try to find a way forward to put…

3rd April 2019

Brexit: PM Theresa May Asks Corbyn To Help Break Deadlock

Theresa May will ask the EU for an extension to the Brexit deadline to “break the logjam” in Parliament. The PM says she wants to meet Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to agree a plan on the future relationship with the EU. But she insisted…

3rd April 2019

BREXIT: MPs Push To Prevent No-Deal in Law

A cross-party group of MPs has put forward a bill to prevent a no-deal Brexit in 10 days’ time. If passed into law, the bill would require the PM to ask for an extension of Article 50 – which mandates the UK’s exit date…

2nd April 2019

Brexit Votes: MPs Fail To Back Proposals Again

MPs have again failed to agree on proposals for the next steps of Brexit. The Commons voted on four motions for leaving the EU, including a customs union and a Norway-style arrangement – keeping the UK in the single market – but none gained…

1st April 2019

BREXIT: MPs Reject May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement

The result is announced as MPs vote by 286 to 344 to reject the government’s withdrawal agreement MPs have rejected Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement on the day the UK was due to leave the EU. The government lost by 344 votes to 286,…

29th March 2019

Brexit: MPs Asked To Vote On Withdrawal Agreement Only

Andrea Leadsom explains the timetable for Friday’s Brexit vote MPs will be asked to vote again on Brexit on Friday but only on part of the deal negotiated with the EU. They will vote on the withdrawal agreement on the Irish “backstop”, divorce bill…

28th March 2019

BREXIT: No Majority For Any Options After MPs’ Votes

  None of MPs’ eight proposed Brexit options have secured clear backing in a series of votes in the Commons. The options – which included a customs union with the EU and a referendum on any deal – were supposed to help find a…

28th March 2019
Theresa May

BREXIT: Theresa May Vows To Stand Down if Deal is Passed

Theresa May has promised Tory MPs she will quit if they back her Brexit deal. She told backbench Tories: “I am prepared to leave this job earlier than I intended in order to do what is right for our country and our party.” The…

27th March 2019
Speaker John Bercow

BREXIT: Not Enough Support For Deal Vote Yet, Says PM

Theresa May says there will be no Tuesday vote on her Brexit deal as there is “not sufficient support” for it to be approved. Theresa May says she does not have enough support to win a vote on her EU withdrawal deal “as things…

25th March 2019

BREXIT: Ministers Tipped To Replace Theresa May Rally Round

Theresa May’s de-facto deputy backs her leadership Two ministers touted as a potential caretaker PM in reports of a cabinet coup say they fully back Theresa May. Environment Secretary Michael Gove told reporters it was “not the time to change the captain of the…

24th March 2019
Protestors at the People's Vote march

Brexit March: Hundreds of Thousands Join Referendum Protest

Hundreds of thousands are marching through central London calling for another EU referendum, as MPs search for a way out of the Brexit impasse. Organisers of the “Put It To The People” campaign say more than a million people have joined the march before…

23rd March 2019

EU Backs Brexit Delay But Only With Deal

Donald Tusk: Extension possible but conditional on positive Brexit vote The EU will only agree to a short delay to Brexit if MPs approve the current withdrawal agreement next week, Theresa May has been told. EU Council President Donald Tusk said an extension, requested…

20th March 2019