A senior Tory today launched a blistering attack on the Prime Minister asking her to her face to "resign". Long term eurosceptic Bill Cash tore into Theresa May's agreement with the EU27 for an extension until the end of October calling it an "abject surrender". Mr Cash, who has consistently voted against the Prime Minister's deal and supports a no deal Brexit , was the first Tory MP to attack the severely weakened Mrs May. It came as the shamefaced Prime Minister returned from Brussels, where EU leaders rejected her bid for a short delay. Mr Cash asked in the Commons in response to the PM's statement on the agreed delay: "Does my right honorable friend the Prime Minister appreciate the anger that her abject surrender last night has generated across the country having broken promises 100 times not to extend the time. She knows what I'm saying and she's done that. "Does she also accept that this Withdrawal Agreement undermines our democracy, the constitutional status of Northern … [Read more...] about Tory hardliner Bill Cash tells Theresa May to resign
Eurosceptics in uproar at mays brexit plan
Steerpike 1 April 2019 4:08 PM 1 April 2019 4:08 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp There was a glimmer of hope for Theresa May and her Brexit deal on Friday when some Tory eurosceptics decided to vote for the withdrawal agreement after all. Richard Drax was one of them. But now he says he regrets doing so. He told the Commons this afternoon: I do feel I have not been true to myself. Although doing what I believed to be in the country’s best interests at that moment in time, I quickly realised that I should not have voted with the government on Friday afternoon. What I should have done – and did not – was to trust my instincts and those of the British people. I made the wrong call on Friday. If the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal is ever going to pass, she needs to win over Tory MPs, not lose them. Could this finally be game over for the withdrawal agreement? See also BrexitUK politics Most Popular ReadRecentRead … [Read more...] about Tory MP: I was wrong to vote for May’s Brexit deal
Katy Balls 27 March 2019 10:14 PM 27 March 2019 10:14 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp When a cross party group of MPs managed to seize control of the Commons and win backing for a plan to hold indicative votes on Brexit options, the hope was that this would show what type of Brexit – or no Brexit – there was a majority for in Parliament. In the end, things didn’t work out exactly as planned. MPs voted on eight proposed options – from a permanent customs union to a second referendum – but not one commanded a majority. Instead, the exercise appeared to show that there is currently no majority for any form of Brexit. The option which won the most votes was a proposal for a permanent customs union with the EU – which was beaten by 272 to 264 votes. Given that Theresa May’s deal won 242 votes at the second meaningful vote, it could be argued that a customs union is the most popular option at … [Read more...] about MPs reject every Brexit option – what next?