18 January 2019 • 11:16am Boris Johnson makes major Brexit speech Johnson: Brexit can unite UK with low tax, low migration economy Alan Duncan urges Boris to 'think less about yourself' Theresa May heading to Chequers to hammer out Plan B Cabinet ministers warn PM of 'no-deal' resignations Labour split as MPs defy Jeremy Corbyn, discuss Brexit with ministers Nigel Farage: Leavers must accept Brexit betrayal is happening now Sign up: Brexit Whatsapp updates and all-new Brexit Bulletin Boris Johnson has today urged Theresa May to use the UK’s departure from the European Union to “unite the country” as the Prime Minister faces a race against time to come up with a Brexit Plan B. Mr Johnson, the former foreign secretary, used a speech this morning to try to shape the Brexit narrative just days before Mrs May is required to publish a new divorce strategy. However, his former deputy at the Foreign Office Sir … [Read more...] about Brexit latest news: Boris Johnson makes major speech as Theresa May battles to come up with Plan B
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Members of the older generations will remember the very famous BBC sitcom “Yes, Minister”, which was later followed by the equally hilarious “Yes, Prime Minister”. The authors of that show, screened for the first time in the early 1980s, could not have anticipated Brexit – in those years, the UK was part of what was then known as the European Economic Community, which later morphed into the European Union as we know it today. But the script in this excerpt is quite pertinent to the situation the UK and Europe are experiencing. … [Read more...] about Watch: How ‘Yes, Minister’ anticipated Brexit and UK-EU relations
Who is Nick Boles? Nick Boles was elected as an MP in 2010 and was a minister in two departments David Cameron’s Government between 2014 and 2016. He is campaigning against Britain cutting ties with the European Union after Brexit. What is Mr Boles trying to do? His proposed Private Members’ Bill – the EU Withdrawal (Number 2) Bill - aims to put MPs in control of the Brexit process. It demands an extension to the Article 50 process to allow negotiations to continue beyond exit day - March 29. Is this about Parliament taking back control over Brexit? Yes. Mr Boles had planned to let the cross-party Commons Liaison Committee of senior backbenchers draw up an alternative Brexit plan. However... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about Who is Nick Boles? And how is he trying to delay Brexit?
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s political weakness was exposed by a series of defeats in parliament this week, prompting claims that rebel lawmakers can wrest control of the process to leave the European Union. But can lawmakers stop a no-deal Brexit? On Tuesday, lawmakers voted to limit the government’s tax-raising powers in the event it decides to pursue a no-deal Brexit without parliament’s explicit approval, part of a campaign to stop the country leaving the EU in a disorderly fashion. Lawmakers again defeated the government on Wednesday, forcing the prime minister to come back to parliament within three working days with a new plan if, as is widely expected, her Brexit deal with the EU is defeated on Jan. 15. UK MPs piled more pressure on Theresa May to rule out a ‘no deal’ Brexit on Tuesday (8 January) after inflicting another embarrassing defeat on her. Is there a majority in Parliament for stopping a no-deal Brexit? Almost certainly, … [Read more...] about Explainer: Can Britain’s parliament prevent a no-deal Brexit?
Sputnik spoke with UKIP London Assembly member David Kurten for more insight on the issue. Sputnik: Would a no deal Brexit be as bad as remainers seem to think? David Kurten: No, of course, it wouldn’t be anywhere near as bad as they are trying to make out. They use the language, that if we go out on WTO rules, we’re going to be crashing out and this simply isn’t true because the same people; they said so many things before the referendum which weren’t true. © REUTERS / Reinhard KrauseA 2nd Referendum (In 2029), Could Be the Way to Heal Brexit DivisionsNow they are using language very cleverly again, to try and instigate fear in people so that we don’t go out with the kind of Brexit that people voted for, but really it’s simply not true; we’re not going to crash out. Yes, we’ll have to adapt, but Britain’s got a … [Read more...] about Worst Deal in History: Brexiteers, Remainers Against PM’s Accord