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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Brexit Party MEPs abstained on an EU Parliament resolution tonight that would demaond for Iran to release imprisoned dual EU-Iranian nationals, including Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Former Conservative Minister Anne Widdecombe and Jacob Rees-Mogg's sister Annunziata were among the 46 members who chose to avoid supporting the vote. It was calling on Iran to unconditionally release all women who have been jailed for supporting women’s rights in the country, including those who have protested against the hijab. The vote ultimately passed with 608 votes. Brexit Party MEPs have abstained on an EU Parliament resolution tonight that would demaond for Iran to release imprisoned dual EU-Iranian nationals, including Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (stock photo) One of the party's MEP's, Belinda de Lucy, told the Parliament, sitting in Strasbourg, that it was 'sanctions' not 'words' that were needed now. 'As Iran grows bolder in its provocations, it appears the Eu's deal with Iran is failing … [Read more...] about Brexit Party MEPs including Ann Widdecombe fail to vote for EU resolution calling for Iran to release British prisoner Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
"Feeble" and "pathetic" — that's what Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary and potential candidate for prime minister, called Theresa May's Chequers proposal in a newspaper article over the weekend. May, Johnson said in The Mail on Sunday, had "wrapped a suicide vest" around the British constitution and "handed the detonator to Brussels." That is typical Boris Johnson: strong imagery and a step beyond politically correct. His choice of words triggered immediate criticism from all sides, but Johnson knows the value of making the headlines for days on end. Tories: Irreconcilable fronts In July, May attempted avert a coup. She gathered her Cabinet at the government's Chequers country estate and committed everyone to a compromise solution for Brexit. The idea was for the UK to stay in a single market for goods and recognize European Union rules accordingly while concluding a customs deal that would preserve free border traffic but allow agreements with third countries. The … [Read more...] about Plotting Conservatives reject Theresa May’s Brexit plan
The cabinet has decided to "ramp up" preparations for a no-deal Brexit amid uncertainty over the fate of Theresa May's proposed EU exit deal. It allocated to ministries £2bn set aside in case the UK leaves on 29 March without MPs having accepted any deal.Letters will be sent to 140,000 firms updating them on what they should do while 3,500 troops will be put on standby to help government departments. Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable said it amounted to "psychological warfare".With 101 days left until Brexit and many MPs still opposed to the government's withdrawal agreement, which MPs will vote on in mid-January, ministers met for a longer-than-normal two and a half hour meeting. Parliament Live: Rolling updates Brexit: A really simple guide They agreed that businesses should activate their own no deal contingency plans, as they think appropriate.Updated Revenue and Customs information packs will be sent to firms later this week, setting out what changes could be needed at the … [Read more...] about Brexit: Cabinet ‘ramps up’ no-deal planning
THE fallout from the Brexit vote has led Britain to its second general election in three years. But what does it mean for the chances of a second referendum and how could another public vote still happen? Could a second referendum happen after the election? Opponents of Brexit have long called for a second referendum with Remain as an option, but votes earlier this year saw MPs reject the idea. A second public vote is now less likely than it looked even a few months ago, but there are a number of ways it could still result from the coming general election.The most likely route is through a Labour victory. Labour has said that if it forms the next government, it would look to renegotiate a Brexit deal with stronger trade ties and then put that deal to a public vote within six months. That's a strategy it could pursue either having won a majority outright, or as a minority government with the backing of the Lib Dems, SNP, and/ or Greens. The approach would rely on the EU being willing … [Read more...] about Second Brexit referendum – could it still happen and how?