The MPs add: “EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals in the EU are aware that their fate is subject to the negotiations. They do not want to be used as bargaining chips, and the uncertainty they are having to live with is not acceptable. Notwithstanding the assurance given by the home secretary, we recommend that the UK should now make a unilateral decision to safeguard the rights of EU nationals living in the UK.” … [Read more...] about Gove calls on May to guarantee EU citizens right to remain in UK
Leadsom is said by some leave campaigners to have been preparing for a leadership bid for many months. In a contest, she would be likely to stress her background in finance to help steer the country through rough economic times or she could potentially try to run on a joint ticket with Johnson in the hope of making chancellor. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson favourite to replace David Cameron as PM after Brexit
Conservative sources said they believe the seat to be winnable and that their candidate will benefit from tactical voting among residents wanting to keep out Ukip. However, they are suffering backlash after former Tory MP Matthew Parris suggested in a Times article the party should turn its back on a town and its people who are "going nowhere". … [Read more...] about Conservatives select former 1980s television star to fight Ukip in Clacton
Cameron was criticised for not staying on to help clean up the mess, but the consensus inside Downing Street was that it would be counter-productive. “He emailed me and said: ‘I’ve thought about it and my heart isn’t in what we are going to have to do,’” recalls Christian Guy. “He would have had no authority, or mandate within the EU.” He resolved from the start not to meddle publicly in his successor’s handling of Brexit, delaying publication of his memoirs until this autumn lest he be seen as a backseat driver. But according to his former press secretary, Craig Oliver, he privately favours the soft Norway-style arrangement – outside the EU, but staying in the single market – championed by Boles and Cameron’s former policy chief, Oliver Letwin. At the time of writing, it looks as if he may be disappointed there too. … [Read more...] about Seven weeks before we leave the EU … has anyone seen David Cameron?
What are MPs voting on? Adler: EU's nerves over UK soul-searching Rees-Mogg defends German tweet of far-right AfD clip Sinn Féin to meet top EU Brexit negotiator MPs will hold further votes later on Brexit options to try and resolve the current deadlock. A customs union with the EU is thought to be the most popular of the ideas under consideration. … [Read more...] about Julian Smith: Chief whip attacks cabinet’s post-election Brexit strategy