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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James Forsyth 25 February 2019 3:58 PM 25 February 2019 3:58 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp I understand that ministers are being pressured to rapidly approve a new, £1.6bn towns fund. The suspicion among ministers is that this fund, which is spread over seven years, is all part of Number 10’s efforts to get the support of some Labour MPs for Theresa May’s Brexit deal. The write round asking for ministers’ approval for this scheme declares that, ‘This government is committed to supporting communities that feel left behind’. The region which will receive the most money per capita is the Black Country. One cabinet minister tells me that while the write round letter has come from James Brokenshire ‘I don’t believe this has been invented in the MHLG (Ministry of Housing and Local Government)’. 26 out of 38 LEPS (Local Enterprise Partnerships) will share a billion of funding between them. … [Read more...] about The £1.6bn question: is Theresa May buying off Labour MPs for Brexit?
THERESA May is being urged to rip up the Trade Union Act and allow fast-track strike votes to win Labour MPs’ support for her Brexit deal. Union bosses are demanding the Government drop all opposition to the e-balloting of their members – something the Tories have bitterly opposed for three years. Downing Street is understood to be considering the request, one source said. It comes as ministers continue to thrash out a workers right package with the TUC and Unite chief Len McCluskey as well as over a dozen of Labour MPs in the bid to win wider support for Theresa May’s Brexit deal. On Tuesday the PM signalled she was preparing to offer other concessions such as rules on agency workers. These include repealing the so-called Swedish derogation, which allows employers to pay their agency workers less. Speaking in the Commons she said: “We are committed to enforcing holiday pay for the most vulnerable workers. “Not just protecting workers’ rights, but … [Read more...] about Theresa May could win over Labour MPs to back Brexit deal – by making it easier for unions to go on strike
News / UK by Press Association 14/01/2019, 7:39 pm Updated: 14/01/2019, 8:01 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Prime Minister of trying to “blackmail” Labour MPs into backing her EU Withdrawal Agreement by threatening chaos if the UK crashes out without a deal. But the Labour leader said Theresa May had failed to persuade his MPs, declaring: “The Labour Party will not be held to ransom.” Addressing the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) on the eve of the crucial vote, Mr Corbyn predicted that Mrs May’s deal would be defeated and said the country should then have a general election. Pressed on when he will table the no-confidence motion which he hopes will trigger an election, Mr Corbyn told MPs: “Don’t be concerned, it’s coming soon.” Aides later said that the timing of the tabling of the motion would be a matter for Mr Corbyn and … [Read more...] about Corbyn accuses May of trying to blackmail Labour MPs over Brexit deal vote
Jim Fitzpatrick has been a Labour MP for 21 years, being first elected in the new dawn of 1997. He was a firefighter before he became an MP. He served as a government whip and a minister for most of the New Labour years. Like most Labour MPs he is out of tune with the Jeremy Corbyn party, but he is no Blairite. He resigned from the Labour front bench in protest against Ed Miliband’s refusal to rule out support for punitive strikes on the Assad regime in Syria for its use of chemical weapons. “I am opposed to military intervention in Syria, full stop,” he said. He had just turned 65 and was planning to stand down at the next election when Theresa May surprised everyone by calling an election in 2017. He was one of the few MPs to vote against having an election, but he fought it anyway. 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 … [Read more...] about ‘One veteran Labour MP’s view on Brexit gives a clue as to how the rest of the party will follow’