UK Politics 27 March 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-politics-47714669 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit MPs will try and forge a Brexit consensus on Wednesday when they debate and vote on alternatives to the … [Read more...] about A guide to MPs’ alternative Brexit plans
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With even Jeremy Corbyn’s spokespeople briefing against his new line on Brexit, readers could be forgiven if they are confused about what it means. So let me spell it out. It means the decisive rejection of the attempted Parliamentary Labour Party revolt against Labour’s conference position. In December a group of Labour MPs, including some frontbenchers, began to agitate against the party’s commitment to a second referendum. They were backed by Unite general secretary Len McCluskey, the Communist Party of Great Britain and writers for the US title Jacobin. Their arguments were as follows. “The working class wants Brexit and we have to deliver it for them.” “We can’t win marginal seats in the Midlands and parts of Yorkshire if we offer a second referendum.” “My constituency can’t understand why we haven’t delivered Brexit yet and will see a second referendum as a betrayal.” And from grassroots members: “I … [Read more...] about Labour must challenge the myth that the working class supports Brexit
News / UK by Press Association 27/02/2019, 12:03 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Theresa May has issued a plea to MPs to back a Brexit deal, telling Parliament to “do its duty” ahead of another series of votes on the Government’s negotiating strategy. The Prime Minister said she had found a “real determination” in Brussels to find a way through the deadlock to allow the UK to leave with a deal, and claimed engagement with the European Union had “already begun to bear fruit”. Mrs May accepted for the first time on Tuesday that the UK may not leave the EU on March 29, offering MPs a chance to vote to delay Brexit if her deal is rejected again next month. Writing in the Daily Mail, Mrs May said Parliament’s “absolute focus should be on working to get a deal and leaving on March 29” – and reiterated her opposition to delaying Britain’s departure. She said: “By … [Read more...] about Theresa May tells Parliament to do its duty and support Brexit deal
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced that the party will support a second Brexit referendum if they cannot get their own version of the withdrawal agreement passed. They are due to propose their own Brexit deal to the House of Commons tomorrow, reports Perspecs. The opposition will also back an amendment proposed by Yvette Cooper and Sir Oliver Letwin, MPs from Labour and the Conservatives respectively. The amendment would make the government legally obliged to offer parliament the chance to request extending Article 50. If the Cooper-Letwin amendment is passed this will not stop Labour from supporting another referendum according to shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry. Speaking to Channel 4 she said Labour's policy was securing their Brexit deal or backing another referendum. Parliamentary business for Wednesday February 27 will include a series of Brexit votes including the Cooper-Letwin amendment and Labour's own alternative Brexit plan. Only if the latter is voted … [Read more...] about Are Labour really supporting a second referendum?
Harriet Line, Press Association 26 February, 2019 10:52 The Labour Party has announced it will back a second referendum to prevent a "damaging Tory Brexit" if its withdrawal plan is rejected by MPs this week. Jeremy Corbyn said he would put forward or support an amendment in favour of a public vote to stop Theresa May's deal being "forced on the country" if his Brexit demands are not met. The move came as pressure mounted on Theresa May to rule out a no-deal Brexit after three ministers threatened to support a fresh attempt to extend Article 50 and stop Britain being "swept over the precipice on March 29". Richard Harrington, Claire Perry and Margot James signalled their support for an amendment, drawn up by Labour's Yvette Cooper and Tory Sir Oliver Letwin, which would give the Commons the power to demand a delay to Brexit if an agreement is not in place by March 13. Writing in the Daily Mail, they said: "It is a commitment that would be … [Read more...] about Labour announces support for second Brexit referendum