The resignation of Andrea Leadsom as leader of the Commons has left Theresa May’s government on the brink of collapse. She stepped down from her cabinet role on Wednesday in “yet another devastating blow for the prime minister”, says PoliticsHome, as bookmakers slashed the odds of May leaving office before the end of June to 4/6. Leadsom was due to announce when the prime minister’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill – the legislation needed to implement the agreement between the UK and EU – would be introduced, but revealed that she could not do it as she did not believe in the plan. She has also indicated she could throw her hat into the ring to succeed May, having dramatically pulled out of the last leadership race in 2016, handing the keys to Downing Street to her rival. What did she do before politics? Leadsom's pre-politics career was in finance, as a banker and fund manager. Aged 30, she was financial institutions director for Barclays and so had a … [Read more...] about Who is Andrea Leadsom?
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South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom has resigned from her role on Theresa May's cabinet saying she doesn't believe the Government's approach will deliver Brexit. The Leader of the House of Commons said she couldn't support a deal that opened the door to a second referendum that would "undermine the union".She also believes there has been "a complete breakdown of collective responsibility" in Mrs May's cabinet."I do not believe we will be a truly sovereign United Kingdom through the deal that is now proposed," Mrs Leadsom wrote in her resignation letter."I have always maintained that a second referendum would be dangerously divisive, and I do not support the Government willingly facilitating such a concession. It would also risk undermining our union which is something I passionately want to see strengthened."There has been such a breakdown of government processes that recent Brexit-related legislative proposals have not been properly scrutinised or approved by cabinet members."The … [Read more...] about Andrea Leadsom resigns from cabinet over Brexit
Commons leader Andrea Leadsom has announced her resignation from the government. Mrs Leadsom said it was with "a heavy heart" that she was standing down, but that she no longer believes the government's Brexit approach will deliver on the referendum result. Mrs Leadsom was a high-profile Brexiteer, becoming a figurehead of the Vote Leave campaign. Her resignation, which comes amid a backlash over Theresa May's new Brexit plan, is the 36th by a minister under Mrs May, 21 of whom have been over Brexit. Posting her resignation letter on Twitter, she wrote: "It is with great regret and a heavy heart that I have decided to resign from the Government." Mrs Leadsom, a former Tory leadership candidate in 2016, outlined four reasons for her decision in her letter. Addressing the letter to Theresa May, she wrote: "1. I do not believe that we will be a truly sovereign United Kingdom through the deal that is now proposed; "2. I have always … [Read more...] about Andrea Leadsom resigns as Leader of the House of Commons
The options were - Customs union: Commitment to negotiate a “permanent and comprehensive UK-wide customs union with the EU” in any Brexit deal. Confirmatory public vote: Require a public vote to confirm any Brexit deal passed by parliament before its ratification. Labour plan: Labour's plan for a close economic relationship with the EU. ‘Common market 2.0’: UK membership of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and European Economic Area (EEA). Revoke article 50: Revoke article 50 two days before Britain would leave the EU without a deal. No deal: Leave the EU without a deal on April 12. Contingent preferential arrangements: Calls for the government to seek to agree preferential trade arrangements with the EU. EEA/EFTA without customs union: Remain within the EEA and rejoin EFTA but outside a customs union with the EU. The MP for Wellingborough, Peter Bone, voted aye in the no deal and contingent preferential agreements votes, and rejected all six other … [Read more...] about How did Northamptonshire MPs vote on Brexit options?
Tonight’s historic commons vote has seen the government face a record defeat against its Brexit withdrawal agreement. Prime Minister Theresa May had tabled her 585-page agreement on the terms on which the country will leave the EU on March 29. But MPs voted overwhelmingly against the agreement, with 432 MPs voting against the agreement and just 202 in favour.Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition, has tabled a vote of no confidence that has the potential to bring down the government.Here’s how Northamptonshire MPs voted: Tom Pursglove, Conservative, Corby and East Northants - AGAINSTPhilip Hollobone, Conservative, Kettering - AGAINSTPeter Bone, Conservative, Wellingborough - AGAINSTAndrea Leadsom, Conservative, South Northamptonshire - FORMichael Ellis, Conservative, North Northampton - FORChris Heaton-Harris, Conservative, Daventry - FORAndrew Lewer, Conservative, Northampton South - AGAINST Two days of snow forecast for Northamptonshire next week … [Read more...] about How did Northants MPs vote on the Brexit withdrawal agreement?