News / UK by Press Association 14/09/2019, 9:37 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Cabinet minister Nicky Morgan has said she would vote to remain in the European Union if given the chance in a second referendum. The Culture Secretary insisted she did not support holding another poll and believed the original result needed to be “fulfilled”. But in an interview with BBC Breakfast, Ms Morgan, who backed the Remain campaign in 2016, said she would vote the same way in a second referendum. “I would vote to remain,” she said. Pressed on the remarks in an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Ms Morgan explained: “I feel very firmly that the result of the 2016 referendum needs to be fulfilled and that’s why I’m in the Cabinet and that’s why I support Boris Johnson’s determination to make sure that we do leave the EU by October 31, preferably with a deal… “My instincts are … [Read more...] about Nicky Morgan: I would vote to remain in EU in second referendum
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Stirling, Scotland — When Scotland voted in 2014 against independence, that seemed to settle the issue: The hauntingly rugged region where Britain's royal family spends its holidays at its vast Balmoral estate would remain with England, Wales and Northern Ireland in a United Kingdom governed from London. But less than two years later came the Brexit referendum, and while the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, Scots distinguished themselves as the biggest dissenters. Not only did Scotland vote overwhelmingly to stay in the EU, it was the only one of the U.K.'s four parts where not a single constituency delivered a "Yes" vote to leave.Simply put: Scotland is being dragged largely unwillingly toward what many of its people fear will be economic suffering on Oct. 31, when the messy divorce is scheduled to take effect, quite possibly without an agreement to cushion expected blows to businesses and households.Disgruntlement with Brexit and machinations in Westminster that have … [Read more...] about Will Brexit drive Scotland to break from the United Kingdom?
Stefan Boscia 14 July 2019 8:00 AM 14 July 2019 8:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Among the first things I did when moving to the UK from Australia was sign up to three British institutions: Arsenal football club, the NHS and the Labour party. Sure, Jeremy Corbyn’s party is further to the left than the Australian iteration. But following Labour’s surge in the 2017 general election there was something alluring about the party. It was offering wholesale change, by improving public services, increasing the minimum wage and scrapping student tuition fees. These policies sat well with my millennial sensibilities. And like it or loathe it, Labour’s grassroots campaign back then radiated a palpable sense of excitement about the party’s future. A year on from arriving in the UK, I’m prepared to admit I was wrong – and the latest incarnation of Labour’s Brexit policy is the final straw. Despite what the … [Read more...] about I’d rather be politically homeless than stay in the Labour party
Stewart and Javid battling to stay in Tory leadership race BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Sajid Javid warned that the contest for the next prime minister must not “look like a debate at the Oxford Union” as he battled to secure the support needed to remain in the race. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/stewart-and-javid-battling-to-stay-in-tory-leadership-race-38230310.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article38230301.ece/f4436/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_fc4b5da8-9eef-4e03-9eb3-58e339fde63e_1 Email Sajid Javid warned that the contest for the next prime minister must not “look like a debate at the Oxford Union” as he battled to secure the support needed to remain in the race. The Home Secretary, the only candidate left in the race not to have gone to Oxford University, said it would not be “healthy” for the party if all the candidates left in the contest had similar backgrounds. Mr Javid and International Development Secretary Rory … [Read more...] about Stewart and Javid battling to stay in Tory leadership race
Theresa May's cabinet is at war over No Deal after Phillip Hammond said Brexiteer Tories have 'no mandate' for crashing out of the EU. Andrea Leadsom has hit back at the Chancellor by saying that Britain must leave the EU on October 31 at all costs as infighting among Theresa May's ministers broke out. Today the Prime Minister will present her 'bold' new deal to her cabinet, which is packed with Brexiteers and remainers all plotting to replace her. Tonight Mr Hammond will use a keynote speech to blast Tory leadership candidates including Boris Johnson, saying those advocating No Deal are 'hijacking the result of the referendum'. But Ms Leadsom hit back today: 'I would like us to have a deal but if we get to the end of October and it's not possible to get a deal, leaving the EU is the most important thing'. Ms Leadsom refused to be drawn on whether she would resign if Mrs May tries to push for a permanent customs union to appease Labour MPs she needs to get … [Read more...] about Andrea Leadsom says Britain must leave the EU on October 31