In full: Theresa May's Brexit delay request letter sent to Donald Tusk BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Dear Donald, https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/brexit/in-full-theresa-mays-brexit-delay-request-letter-sent-to-donald-tusk-37935772.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37935771.ece/f348d/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-03-21_new_48917031_I1.JPG Email Dear Donald, The UK Government's policy remains to leave the European Union in an orderly manner on the basis of the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration agreed in November, complemented by the Joint Instrument and supplement to the Political Declaration President Juncker and I agreed on 11 March. You will be aware that before the House of Commons rejected the deal for a second time on 12 March, I warned in a speech in Grimsby that the consequences of failing to endorse the deal were unpredictable and potentially deeply unpalatable. The House of Commons did not vote in favour of the deal. The following day it voted … [Read more...] about In full: Theresa May’s Brexit delay request letter sent to Donald Tusk
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A voice was overheard at the end of Theresa May's speech in Downing Street this evening expressing a sentiment many watching would agree with. The Prime Minister made a statement on Brexit where she slammed MPs for failing to pass her Withdrawal Agreement in time for Brexit at the end of next week. She blamed the House of Commons for failing to agree a means to implement the result of the 2016 referendum and said she believes voters just want this stage of the Brexit process to be over. And she told voters: "I am on your side." Mrs May said: "Of this, I am absolutely sure: You the public have had enough. You are tired of the infighting, you're tired of the political games and the arcane procedural rows, tired of MPs talking about nothing else but Brexit when you have real concerns about our children's schools, our National Health Service, knife crime. "You want this stage of the Brexit process to be over and done with. I agree. I am on your side. It is now time for MPs to decide." … [Read more...] about Overheard voice at the end of Theresa May’s speech says what we’re all thinking
Theresa May's Brexit speech in Northern Ireland was a foul mouthed tirade, littered with four-letter expletives - at least that's how it sounded to TV viewers. Speaking in Belfast, the Prime Minister was forced to deny "shafting" Northern Ireland over backstop proposals. But a technical meltdown made the speech sound even more explicit, with the live TV feed being frequently interrupted by a test signal. It made it sound like swear words in the PM's speech were being bleeped out. Naturally this was welcomed with great enthusiasm on the internet. Mrs May was asked by a local reporter why businesses should believe May's commitment to avoiding a hard Irish border between the province and the republic when they may feel "betrayed and shafted" over her approach to the so-called backstop. "There is no suggestion that we are not going to ensure that in the future there is provision... that ensures that... we deliver no hard border," she replied. Read More Latest Brexit news … [Read more...] about Theresa May’s Brexit speech made to sound ‘sweary’ by embarrassing tech meltdown
PRIME Minister Theresa May will travel to Belfast to restore faith in her "absolute commitment" to avoid a hard border after Brexit. But when is her speech and what is the PM expected to say? Here's what to expect. What time is May's Brexit speech in Northern Ireland? May will travel to Belfast this morning to give a Brexit speech later today at 2pm. She will be in Northern Ireland for two days where she is expected to promise to secure a deal with the EU that "commands broad support" and a majority in parliament. While May is in Belfast, she is also expected to meet party leaders, including those from Sinn Féin. Sinn Féin is an “alternative arrangements working group”, made up of Conservative backbenchers, ministers and civil servants will meet in Westminster, reported Guardian. What will she talk about? The PM is set to address British commitments regarding the border on the island of Ireland. May will talk to European businesses today to … [Read more...] about What time is Theresa May’s Brexit speech in Northern Ireland and what will she talk about?
MPs have rejected Theresa May's Brexit plans by an emphatic 432 votes to 202 in a historic vote which has thrown the future of her administration and the nature of the UK's EU withdrawal into doubt. The humiliating rebuff was delivered in the House of Commons just moments after the Prime Minister made a last-ditch appeal for MPs to back the Withdrawal Agreement which she sealed with Brussels in November after almost two years of negotiation. The 230-vote margin of defeat was by far the worst suffered by any Government in a meaningful division since at least the First World War and in normal circumstances would be enough to force a Prime Minister from office. But there was little doubt in Westminster that Mrs May would hang on - and was likely to survive a motion of no-confidence tabled by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Read More Everything you need to know about the Brexit vote Mrs May now has until January 21 to set out a Plan B - expected to involve going back to Brussels to seek … [Read more...] about MPs reject Theresa May’s Brexit plans by an emphatic 432 votes to 202