Brexit timeline: Charting Britain's turbulent exodus from Europe October 2019: A new deal British Prime Minister Boris Johnson managed to secure a deal with European negotiators that would allow the UK to leave the EU in an orderly manner. The deal received unanimous backing from the leaders of 27 other member states. But an attempt to get the UK Parliament to sign off on the deal failed. Instead, Parliament pushed for the Brexit deadline to be extended until the end of January 2020. … [Read more...] about Theresa May calls for ‘way forward’ on Brexit after winning no confidence vote
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How has Europe reacted? The defeat of the draft divorce deal sent shockwaves across Europe, with leaders across the bloc preparing for the likelihood of a "no deal" Brexit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that there was still time for talks on the deal and that "we are now waiting to see what the British prime minister proposes." … [Read more...] about British PM Theresa May survives no-confidence vote after Brexit deal defeat — as it happened
But an independent Scotland is also under discussion. The EU referendum, and the risk that Scotland will be denied EU membership against its will, has brought this option back to the table. I make no case for or against the independence of Scotland, but simply examine its potential consequences. If an independence poll takes place and is won, this will lead to the disintegration of the UK. But would secession from one union, the UK, maintain Scotland’s place in another, the EU? Back in 2014, prior to Scotland’s independence referendum, this was a contested issue. … [Read more...] about Can Scotland remain in the EU after Brexit?
Brexit timeline: Charting Britain's turbulent exodus from Europe April 2019: Brexit delayed until Halloween With the April 12 deadline looming after the third defeat of May's deal, EU leaders met again in Brussels to discuss a second delay. The only question was how long should it be? In the end, the UK and EU agreed to a "flexible" extension until October 31 — which can end sooner if the Brexit deal is approved. The UK had to take part in EU elections in May because their exit wasn't secured in time. … [Read more...] about Brexit: Johnson’s withdrawal bill becomes law
As with so many other things to do with Brexit, it's all a lot more complicated than most of us realised at the start. Big Ben was de-bonged because bonging it stops work on the refurbishment. The team of engineering and restoration experts cannot safely work within range of a 13.5-tonne lump of tin and copper being whacked with a hammer that weighs the same as 5 freestanding copper bathtubs. … [Read more...] about Bong-kers: the Big Ben bongs balderdash is a balls-up by the Brexit bell enders