UK By James Landale Diplomatic correspondent 4 June 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48520406 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsTrump UK visit Theresa May's news conference with Donald Trump had an "end of era" feel to … [Read more...] about An ‘end of an era’ for Theresa May
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A fortnight ago, Theresa May claimed to have received a "substantial and sustainable" mandate to renegotiate her deal with Brussels after she – perhaps unusually – won a vote in the Commons on a government-backed plan. On Valentine's Day, however, the fragile sense of Tory unity was once more shattered as a bloc of Conservative Brexiteers – the European Research Group – decided to abstain, delivering a humiliating defeat for the prime minister in the House of Commons. Her motion seeking to reiterate the chamber's support for the approach to leaving the EU expressed on 29 January was resoundingly rejected by 45 votes – 303 to 258. Join Independent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent With an Independent Minds subscription for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get … [Read more...] about How has the EU reacted to Theresa May’s latest Brexit defeat in the Commons?
The EU have turned to quoting the Spice Girls in a brutal new Brexit slapdown to the Prime Minister. Brussels slated Theresa May's Plan B as "nothing new" - and said her government must "tell us what they want, what they really, really want". The PM was branded "Groundhog May" last night when she said her 'Plan B' was, once again, to reopen talks on the Irish backstop. The clause in her Brexit deal - which could force the UK to follow EU customs rules - is the main reason it was defeated by MPs. But EU chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas said today: "We have nothing new to say from Brussels - because there’s nothing new from London." In a feisty series of comments, Mr Schinas said he had a "terrible sense of deja vu" and refused to dignify the Plan B with a response. And in a warning to the UK, he said it is "pretty obvious" Northern Ireland will have a hard border if there's no deal on March 29. The comments are a blow to Theresa May as she tries to persuade MPs to abandon rival … [Read more...] about EU quote the Spice Girls in brutal slapdown to Theresa May’s Brexit Plan B
22 January 2019 • 10:03am Jeremy Corbyn backs MPs' plan to force a second Brexit referendum William Hague: A second referendum would be a disaster, but it's where we are heading The other Brexit plans: Which rival deals have a chance of success? Sign up: Brexit Whatsapp updates and all-new Brexit Bulletin An arch-Brexiteer has said the time has come to “swallow our pride” and back Theresa May’s deal to save Brexit from “kamikaze” Europhiles who are prepared to overhaul the constitution in order to reverse the referendum result. Nadine Dorries, one of the most vocal opponents of the withdrawal agreement, has revealed there is a “growing consensus” among Tory MPs that they must now vote for the deal or risk losing... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 … [Read more...] about Brexit latest news: Eurosceptics urged to ‘swallow their pride’ and back Theresa May’s deal in order to save Brexit
Silence fell across the House of Commons when Theresa May stood up to reveal her Plan B for Brexit. The Prime Minister saw her own deal widely rejected by MPs during last week’s meaningful vote – a result which saw her lose by 230 votes, a record for any British government in history. After surviving a no confidence vote, Mrs May vowed to listen to different voices, including those from opposition parties, and attempt to find consensus. So there was great anticipation in Parliament to hear what her new plan would be on Monday afternoon. Those in the galleries watching on could have heard a pin drop in the chamber as Mrs May laid out her next steps on Brexit but, by the end of her statement, opposition MPs were shaking their heads and heckling her, such was their dismay at what they were hearing. Plan B looks a lot like Plan A During her address, the PM set-out three ways in which her Brexit deal, when it comes back to Parliament for a second time on January 29, will be a … [Read more...] about Hull MPs have their say on Theresa May’s Brexit ‘Plan B’