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BREXIT

Boris Johnson Tops First Ballot in Tory Leadership Contest

Cheryl Gillan announces the result with seven of the 10 candidates making it to round two Boris Johnson has secured the highest number of votes in the first MPs’ ballot to select the Conservative Party leader and next prime minister. Three contenders – Mark…

13th June 2019

BREXIT: MPs Reject Labour Plan For No-Deal Vote

Tellers read out the result with a win for the government by 309 votes to 298 MPs have rejected a Labour-led effort to take control of Parliament’s timetable, blocking the latest attempt to stop a no-deal Brexit. The Commons opposed the move by 309…

12th June 2019
Theresa May outside Number 10 Downing Street

Theresa May Officially Steps Down As Tory Leader

Theresa May will officially step down as the leader of the Conservative Party on Friday, but will remain as prime minister until her successor is chosen. She announced her resignation two weeks ago, saying it was a matter of deep regret that she had…

7th June 2019

Donald Trump Praises ‘Extraordinary’ US-UK Alliance On State Visit

Theresa May: “Unity of purpose will preserve deep-rooted ties” with US US President Donald Trump has said the US and UK have the “greatest alliance the world has ever known”. In a news conference with Theresa May, he promised a “phenomenal” trade deal after…

5th June 2019

Brexit: Boris Johnson Ordered To Appear in Court Over £350m Claim

Boris Johnson has been ordered to appear in court over claims he lied by saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week. The Tory leadership candidate has been accused of misconduct in public office after making the claim during the 2016 EU referendum…

30th May 2019
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker arrives at a European People"s Party (EPP) meeting

EU Commission: France And Germany Differ On Brussels’ Top Job

France and Germany have disagreed on who should take one of the EU’s key roles as leaders from the bloc met following parliamentary elections. It saw the big centrist blocs lose their majorities – with liberals, the Greens and nationalists gaining ground. German Chancellor…

29th May 2019
Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Rory Stewart and Esther McVey

Race To Be New UK Prime Minister Begins

Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Rory Stewart and Esther McVey have already said they will run for the leadership The race to become the next Conservative Party leader has begun, following Theresa May’s announcement that she will step down next month. The contest will not…

25th May 2019
Theresa May

BREAKING: Theresa May To Resign As UK Prime Minister

Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister. In an emotional statement in Downing Street, Mrs May said she had “done my best” to honour the 2016…

24th May 2019
A girl walking past a polling station

European Elections 2019: EU Citizens Turned Away From UK Polls

EU citizens living in the UK have told of their anger after they were unable to vote in the European elections. The Electoral Commission said the “very short notice” from the government about the UK’s participation in the elections had an impact on the…

23rd May 2019
Theresa May

Brexit: Theresa May’s Withdrawal Bill Delayed

Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal bill will not be published or debated until early June, the government says. The prime minister is under pressure to resign following a backlash from her own MPs against her pledged “new deal” on Brexit. Andrea Leadsom quit as Commons…

23rd May 2019
Theresa May

Labour-Tory Brexit Talks End Without Deal

Talks between Labour and the government aimed at breaking the Brexit impasse have ended without an agreement. Jeremy Corbyn said the discussions had “gone as far as they can”, blaming what he called the government’s “increasing weakness and instability”. Theresa May said the lack…

17th May 2019

BREXIT: Bill Implementing Deal To Be Introduced in Early June

 There needs to be an “end point” to Brexit talks A bill implementing the Brexit deal will be introduced in the first week of June, the government has confirmed. Downing Street said this was “imperative” if the UK was to leave the EU before…

15th May 2019

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