THE public are crying out for Brexit – finally – to be done and dusted. Yet MPs keep arguing the toss over Parliamentary procedure, arcane amend-ments and non-binding votes. A No Deal Brexit, allowing Britain to “just leave” the European Union, is by no means the economic disaster Remain scaremongers claim. Talk of customs bottlenecks and planes not flying has been disproved as nonsense. Stop-gap agreements are in place. But, and it’s a huge but, the harsh, unavoidable truth is that No Deal — while technically in Theresa May’s gift — is not available. Our Remainer-stacked Parliament will use every trick in the book to block it. That’s the practical political reality. Outrageous, but true. Yes, admittedly, leaving with No Deal is for now the legal default. But anti-Brexit MPs have the numbers to wrest control of the Parliamentary agenda and pass primary legislation to prevent No Deal. That is why all Honourable members who believe in … [Read more...] about Theresa May’s deal is ghastly but it’s the last chance to make Brexit REAL and the only way the UK will quit the EU
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UK Politics Nicholas Watt Newsnight political editor @nicholaswatt on Twitter 20 March 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47633879 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit Opinion is hardening in the EU against … [Read more...] about EU moving against long Brexit delay
On Thursday, with just eight days to go before the planned date for Brexit, exasperated European leaders granted Theresa May an extra two weeks to come up with an alternative plan, amid continued and total deadlock at Westminster. It was another humiliation for the prime minister who had insisted we would leave punctually on 29 March at precisely 11pm. Today hundreds of thousands marched in London demanding another referendum – while a petition calling for Brexit to be stopped altogether passed 4m signatures. After another chaotic, tense and bad tempered week, what now for Brexit and Theresa May? Are we still leaving the EU – and if so when? Yes, probably, though it is unclear what the new date will be. On Thursday evening, the 27 other EU leaders agreed to delay the UK’s departure until 22 May – but only if May gets her deal through the Commons next week. The delay in these circumstances would be to allow enough time for Brexit-related legislation to be passed. … [Read more...] about As hundreds of thousands march in London, what next for Brexit?
UK prime minister Theresa May's plan to delay Brexit by three months and request a new withdrawal date has been reportedly limited to no later than 22 May, the Guardian said on Thursday. According to sources at an EU ambassadors meeting on late Wednesday, the EU has reached a consensus that the UK should leave the bloc no later than 23 May, just before European elections. “The 22 May has to be the limit,” said a senior diplomat. “The reason is that there has got to be a very clear message from the European council." © Sputnik / Kirill KallinikovUK Commons' Petition Website Crashes as Over 600,000 Demand to Reverse Brexit "Yes, to a short extension on condition that the prime minister passes her deal through the Commons," the diplomat added. "But beyond that it is utterly complicated. It cannot be done without British MEPs having been elected.” Some member states … [Read more...] about EU to Reportedly Reject UK May’s Request for Brexit Delay
Downing Street has said Theresa May will ask for only a short extension to article 50 after a revolt among Brexiter cabinet ministers and MPs, despite previous promises to MPs that the UK would face a long extension if they did not vote for her deal before Thursday. So what happens next? Why has the prime minister decided to seek a short extension? Pro-Brexit cabinet ministers including Andrea Leadsom, Liam Fox and Chris Grayling told May a long extension would not be acceptable to them, while anger among other MPs was also growing. Tory MPs were expected to demand the prime minister appear before the 1922 Committee of backbenchers on Wednesday evening. There were also rumours some could demand her resignation on the floor of the Commons during prime minister’s questions. May was supposed to send her letter to the EU council president, Donald Tusk, setting out her request for an extension on Tuesday but no such letter appeared. On Wednesday morning, a Downing Street source sought … [Read more...] about Theresa May is seeking a short Brexit delay – what happens next?