EU ‘cannot compromise on Brexit deal to placate Conservative Brexiteers’ BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister has said the EU cannot compromise on the issue of the backstop to placate Conservative Brexiteers. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/eu-cannot-compromise-on-brexit-deal-to-placate-conservative-brexiteers-37847774.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37847772.ece/3e724/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_616871c6-630a-4917-a4c5-3e439be9b014_1 Email Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister has said the EU cannot compromise on the issue of the backstop to placate Conservative Brexiteers. Simon Coveney said the Irish Government wanted to help Theresa May get her Brexit deal through the UK parliament, but insisted the Withdrawal Agreement was not open for renegotiation. “This isn’t just about Westminster,” Mr Coveney told Sky News’s Ridge On Sunday. “This is a deal … [Read more...] about EU ‘cannot compromise on Brexit deal to placate Conservative Brexiteers’
Breakthrough imminent? Theresa May has embarked on a round of shuttle diplomacy as she seeks the concessions she needs to pass a Brexit deal. The PM’s big aim is to extend the backstop to the whole of the United Kingdom – to guarantee that, in the absence of agreement, it is not just Northern Ireland but the whole country that remains in customs and regulatory alignment with the European Union to prevent a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. The big question is: can it pass parliament? It removes one problem – the government-ending change to the Irish border that the DUP would never accept – but at the cost of another: it limits all possible future Brexits to ones in which the United Kingdom continues to have a close alignment with EU rules. The problem Brexiteers have is that they have no workable alternative: they have ruled out a border in the Irish Sea and while they have become fond of saying that no British prime minister would sign … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Conservative Brexiteers have no alternative to May’s deal – but will they care?
Press Association Political Staff 11 October, 2018 14:34 Tory Brexiteers are bullying Theresa May and behaving intolerably, Sir John Major has said. The former British prime minister famously branded rebellious Eurosceptics during his premiership "bastards", but said those making life difficult for current prime minister Theresa May were even worse. It comes as former prime minister Tony Blair also made a fresh Brexit intervention, with a plea to Labour MPs to "hold firm" against withdrawal. Mrs May is meeting a small group of senior ministers to update them on progress in the negotiations and Downing Street said there were "big issues still to resolve" in talks with the EU. In Brussels, European Commission officials said there had been "no breakthrough yet". Cabinet minister Esther McVey - not one of those attending the meeting with Mrs May - pointedly refused to endorse the Chequers plan, although she insisted the prime minister had her full support. Invited by the BBC to … [Read more...] about Conservative Brexit bullies are behaving intolerably says John Major
Sources in the Conservatives who spoke on condition of confidentiality told the Independent said that May won’t be able to renegotiate the Chequers plan if it is rejected by Parliament and the EU. READ MORE: Hard Brexit Better Than PM May's Chequers Proposal – French Government The prime minister is expected to present her views to the cabinet on Tuesday, outlining updated proposals relating to future customs arrangements and EU regulations to secure the Brexit deal. © REUTERS / Stefan Wermuth‘Much Worse Than Eurosceptics Feared’: PM May Will Get Britain a 'Rotten' Brexit Deal – Ex-UKIP Leader FarageThe source explained that if May tried to further push the Chequers plan, she would put her leadership in jeopardy, and the only plan May could pursue that would be amenable to Brexiteers within the party, such as Boris Johnson, David Davis, and Jacob Rees-Mogg, would be a … [Read more...] about Conservative Brexiteers Give UK PM May ‘Canada or Quit’ Ultimatum
BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Changing Conservative leader would likely cause more problems than it solves and the party should back Prime Minister Theresa May, senior Eurosceptic lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Monday. Pro-Brexit Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg delivers a speech at a Brexit rally during the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Britain, September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville Rees-Mogg, considered a possible successor to May, said the Conservatives lack of a parliamentary majority meant it would be difficult for an alternative leader to push through an ambitious Brexit deal. Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; Editing by Elisabeth O'Leary … [Read more...] about Conservative Brexiteer Rees-Mogg backs PM May