BREXIT means Brexit, Brits were told for years after voting to leave the EU. Since June 2016, MPs have failed to agree on a withdrawal agreement meaning Britain did not exit the EU on March 29, 2019 as planned. So what's happening? What is Brexit? Brexit comes from merging the words "Britain" and "exit" and refers to the country's exit from the European Union. The term has been widely used ever since the idea of a referendum on the UK leaving the trading bloc was put forward.More than 30 million people voted in the June 2016 referendum with a turnout of 71.8 per cent. Leave won by 52 per cent to 48 per cent. People now talk about “soft” and “hard” Brexit in reference to how close the UK will be to the EU post separation. Article 50: What it says Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements. A Member State which decides to withdraw shall notify the European Council of its intention. In the light of … [Read more...] about What is Brexit and why’s the UK’s withdrawal from the EU plunged in chaos?
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Welcome to the Guardian’s weekly Brexit briefing. If you’d like to receive this as a weekly email, sign up here. You can catch our latest Brexit Means … podcast here, and for daily updates head to Andrew Sparrow’s politics live blog. Top stories Boris Johnson went on the attack after a string of Conservative gaffes overshadowed the start of his election campaign, declaring his intention to get his “oven-ready” Brexit deal through parliament quickly. But in the first full week of campaigning Johnson also seemingly committed a gaffe of his own when he insisted exporters in Northern Ireland would “absolutely not” have to fill in extra forms or submit to checks when they sent goods across the Irish Sea. This contradicted the Brexit secretary, drawing accusations from the opposition and MEPs that the prime minister – who also said Northern Ireland had a “great deal” since it would stay closer to the EU than the rest of the UK … [Read more...] about Brexit weekly briefing: Tory gaffes continue but party gets Farage boost
brexit countdown_bg Created with Sketch. Boris Johnson received a major boost over his highly controversial decision to shut down Parliament ahead of Brexit today as senior judges said it could not be legally challenged. After the Prime Minister's divisive move to prorogue the Commons for five weeks, sparking Remainer uproar, was deemed illegal by judges in Scotland, the High Court in London revealed that it viewed the situation completely differently. In giving their reasons for throwing out a case brought by Remainer businesswoman Gina Miller, justices in London said the decision which closed down parliament on Monday was 'purely political' and therefore 'not a matter for the courts'. The ruling will calm Brexiteer nerves ahead of a dramatic legal showdown at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, where the UK's highest legal authority will have to decide which judicial decision is the right one. Ms Miller's claim - which was supported by former prime minister Sir John Major, … [Read more...] about Boost for Boris Johnson as ENGLISH judges say PM’s Parliament shutdown CANNOT be legally challenged – hours after it was deemed illegal by Scottish court
A furious Brexit Party MEP has revealed she will not vote at the general election after Nigel Farage decided to stand aside in 317 seats on December 12 to give the Tories a clear run. Alexandra Phillips, an MEP for south east England, said Mr Farage's announcement yesterday meant she had been 'disenfranchised by my own party'. Ms Phillips had been due to stand in the Tory-held Southampton Itchen seat but Mr Farage's revised election strategy means she will now not contest the constituency. She said the prospect of not voting at the election 'breaks my heart' as she laid the blame squarely at the door of Mr Farage. The intervention by Ms Phillips comes after Mr Farage's announcement rocked the election campaign by bowing to Boris Johnson. Mr Farage said his candidates would not stand in seats won by the Conservative Party in 2017 in a major boost for the Prime Minister's hopes of retaining the keys to 10 Downing Street. However, he is now under … [Read more...] about Furious Brexit Party MEP tells Nigel Farage he has ‘broken her heart’ and she won’t vote in the election after he stands aside in 317 Tory seats election
Britain's withdrawal from the European Union - Brexit - is seen by many voters as a key issue in this general election.Here, we answer a selection of readers' questions about the two subjects.If the Conservatives win without a majority, what is the likelihood of them forming a coalition government with the Brexit Party? - Sophie Shipton, RomfordThe government has ruled out forming an election pact with Brexit Party during the election campaign. But if the Conservatives fell short of a majority, and the Brexit Party won a handful of crucial seats - then it may choose to support the Conservatives on specific issues in order to get Brexit over the line. So a temporary alliance of convenience is probably more likely than a formal coalition government. If the Brexit Party wins a majority, could Nigel Farage take a seat in Parliament as the leader without standing for a seat? - Paul Ramsdale, LondonThe convention is that the prime minister is an MP and the leader of the largest party in the … [Read more...] about Election 2019, Your Questions Answered: How could the election affect Brexit?