With almost weekly regularity, the UK is told that the situation in government has reached a crisis point when it comes to Brexit - and following yesterday's 'meaningful vote' - the situation appears to be as chaotic as ever. With Theresa May suffering the largest Commons defeat in modern history, with a margin of 230 votes and many of her own MPs rebelling against her, the future of Brexit has never seemed more unsettled. Leader of the opposition, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn, branded the defeat "catastrophic", reports The Mirror, and tabled a motion of no confidence in the government. With the country waiting anxiously to discover how the Brexit saga will continue, here are the answers to some of the biggest questions surrounding the issue at the moment. When will the vote of no confidence take place? The vote itself will take place at 7pm tonight. In spite of May's humiliation in the Commons, it is expected that she will win the vote. If the no confidence vote succeeds it will begin … [Read more...] about Brexit: When is the vote of no confidence? And what happens next?
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MPs are set to vote on the Prime Minister's proposed Brexit withdrawal agreement. She's been pleading with them to back her deal. But now it's time for the House of Commons to make a decision. All the signs are that MPs will reject Theresa May's plan - but we won't know for sure until voting takes place. It's due to begin at 7pm, but there may be a number of votes and we don't know how long the whole process will last. If MPs reject the deal then the Prime Minister is expected to make a short statement tonight explaining what she plans to do next, with a longer statement on Monday. Attention will also focus on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. He may attempt to force a general election by proposing a motion of no confidence in the government. Read More Brexit news Follow live updates below: Key Events Theresa May makes statement in the House of Commons 16:25 Theresa May says refusing to back her deal would be "reckless" 11:46 11:02 Could Labour force a general … [Read more...] about Brexit vote latest LIVE: When is the vote and what time?
THE UK and the EU are now on a countdown to B-day with both sides trying to reach a Brexit deal before the clock strikes midnight on March 29 next year. Talks have hit a roadblock over the Irish border backstop issue, with Theresa May struggling to get her crunch vote through the Commons. Here's the latest. What is Brexit? Brexit comes from merging the words "Britain" and "exit". The term has been widely used ever since the idea of a referendum on leaving the EU was put forward. More than 30million people voted in the June 2016 referendum with a turnout of 71.8 per cent. Leave won by 52 per cent to 48 per cent. People now talk about “soft” and “hard” Brexit in reference to how close the UK will be to the EU post separation. The road to triggering Article 50 - which saw Britain officially start the process of leaving the EU - was paved with complications for the PM, including a Supreme Court case ruling MPs needed to vote on Brexit negotiations. But it was … [Read more...] about What is Brexit, when is the UK leaving the European Union and what will happen after March 29 next year?
THE issue of the Irish border has become one of the critical parts of the Brexit negotiations - with the EU and the UK at odds over how to handle the complex subject. Both sides want to avoid a "hard border" with physical checks but there has been disagreement about how to go about achieving that. Here's how the negotiations have played out. What is the Irish border problem? Currently the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic is open with no checks on goods or people. Ireland and the UK are in a "common travel area" of passport-free movement. And as they are both in the EU single market, there is no restriction on goods and no tariffs. Leaders in London, Belfast, Dublin and Brussels are keen to avoid a "hard border" after Brexit — when the UK has vowed to leave the single market and customs union. This would mean border checks being reintroduced to monitor movement between jurisdictions operating under the two different regulatory systems. There were fears this … [Read more...] about What will happen to the Irish border after Brexit, when is the EU deadline and what currently happens at the crossing?
GENERAL election's by law have to be held in the UK within five years of each other. Here is all you need to know about when we are likely to next head to the polls. What is a General Election? A General Election is the chance for people in the UK to select an MP to represent their local area in the House of Commons. Normally there will be several candidates standing to be MP in each constituency. The General Election vote will also determine who will be elected as the UK Prime Minister. The last General Election was held on June 8, 2017. How often are General Elections held in the UK? General elections have to be held at least every five years in the UK. Previously elections could be called simply by the Prime Minister going to the Queen at any point within five years of the last one. But after the Fixed Term Parliament Act was passed in 2011 the five-year gap was enshrined in law. The act states that general elections are to be held on the first Thursday in May every five years. … [Read more...] about When is the next general election due to take place and how often are the votes held?