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Brexit petition to revoke article 50 exceeds 5m signatures

Call to put brakes on UK’s EU exit is most popular petition ever on parliament websiteThe petition asking the British government to revoke article 50 and reconsider its plan to exit the European Union has passed the 5m-signature mark, following a massive demonstration in London on Saturday.As of 11pm on Sunday, 5.3m people had signed the petition, making it the most popular to have been submitted to the parliament website. The previous highest total of 4,150,260 was for a 2016 petition calling f...
Tags: Brexit, Foreign policy, Article 50, Politics, UK news, European Union, House of Commons, Europe, World news


Brexit: May chairs cabinet ahead of statement to MPs as calls for her resignation continue - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit and MPs voting on whether parliament should take control of the process 9.38am GMT You can read all the amendments for this evening’s Brexit debate on the Commons order paper (pdf). The main cross-party indicative votes one has been tabled by Sir Oliver Letwin, the Conservative former cabinet minister.In an interview on the Today programme he said that any votes would be...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons


Read Attorney General William Barr’s Letter to Congress on the Mueller Report

Mueller's report does not "exonerate" the President, Barr wrote
Tags: Uncategorized, Congress, Onetime, White House


Brexiters pile on pressure as May’s deal drifts away

High-stakes Chequers summit breaks up without agreementTheresa May’s prospects of getting her Brexit deal through parliament this week dramatically receded on Sunday night after a high-stakes summit with Boris Johnson and other leading hard-Brexiters at her country retreat broke up without agreement.Tory rebels present said that the prime minister repeated “all the same lines” about her deal and that nothing new emerged during the three-hour meeting, where Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith and ...
Tags: Theresa May, Brexit, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith, Dominic Raab, Michael Gove, David Lidington, Philip Hammond, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news


Brexit: No 10 refuses to confirm next meaningful vote will take place this week - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit and MPs voting on whether parliament should take control of the processGovernment could ignore indicative Brexit votes, says Liam FoxToday’s amendments tabled so far 1.39pm GMT Here is some on what happened at cabinet this morning.From the Times’ Francis ElliottNEW: Cabinet war-gamed general election scenarios as per Steve Barclay yesterday. "It's not just scare-mongerin...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson


Book review: The Lies We Were Told, by Simon Wren-Lewis

Simon Wren-Lewis started a blog in 2011, the unassuming but highly respected Mainly Macro. He has been commenting on it ever since as an economist and academic, and The Lies We Were Told gathers together the best of his blog posts into a book. The years since 2011 have been eventful and the book covers […]
Tags: Books, Economics, Politics


Sarah Sanders unloads on Democrats

CNN's John Berman questions White House press secretary Sarah Sanders about President Donald Trump's reaction to the Mueller report.


MPs poised to take control and vote on Brexit options

Ministers believe Theresa May should not offer up a vote on her plan if it is not likely to passFollow all the day’s political developments - live updatesThe government has all but conceded it will lose control of parliament this week and MPs will hold a series of votes on different Brexit options, with ministers believing it would be ultimately pointless for Theresa May to offer the government’s own plan. Related: DUP rejects Theresa May's personal plea to support her deal Continue reading.....
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news


Ministers deny plotting to oust May as Brexit rebels head for Chequers

Michael Gove and David Lidington deny claims of coup as PM meets with Johnson and Rees-MoggPhilip Hammond has admitted Theresa May’s Brexit deal may not be able to get through the Commons, as senior ministers moved to quell speculation the prime minister could be forced out within days in a cabinet revolt.With the prime minister preparing to meet a group of senior Tory rebels at her Chequers country retreat, the chancellor told Sky News’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday that Conservative colleagues were “...
Tags: Brexit, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, European Union, Article 50, Conservatives, Conservative leadership, Philip Hammond, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab, Iain Duncan Smith, Steve Barclay


Sarah Huckabee Sanders Calls Mueller Report a ‘Complete and Total Exoneration’ Despite Obstruction Uncertainty

Democrats and others want the full report made public
Tags: Uncategorized, Mueller Report, Onetime, White House


Trump’s legal troubles are far from over even as Mueller probe ends

Nearly every organization Trump has run over the last decade remains under investigation by state or federal authorities, and he is mired in a variety of civil litigation.
Tags: Nation, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


The week ahead for Brexit: third time lucky for May?

With more than 120 MPs backing an amendment in support of indicative voting, it’s going to be a fraught five daysMany weeks have so far been billed as crunch weeks for Brexit. But with the revised departure date looming, Theresa May’s proposal looking all-but doomed and the prime minister’s own position openly questioned, the next days really do appear crucial. Here is what could happen and when. Continue reading...
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news, Theresa May, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin, Conservatives, Labour


'England became smaller and bigger': what 'home' means in Brexit Britain

Headlong theatre company’s latest production, Acts of Resistance, plugs into people power in four communities across the countryIn the days after the EU referendum, Headlong theatre company’s artistic director Jeremy Herrin was struck by the dividing lines fracturing the UK. “It was just a massively clear exposure that the country was in disagreement,” he says, “and the old party lines – north/south, working class/middle class, Tory/Labour – all of those divides seemed to be foxed completely by ...
Tags: Theatre, Brexit, Stage, Culture, Bristol Old Vic, European Union, Europe, UK news, World news, Politics


So that's about how this is gonna go...

So, basically Mueller released Trump's short form birth certificate. — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) March 25, 2019 [Author: Tam]
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Labour could fight snap election with pledge to hold second referendum

Keir Starmer says party is clear any deal should be subject to a confirmatory public voteLabour could fight a snap general election pledging to hold a public vote on any Brexit deal, Keir Starmer has said, saying the party was now clear that any deal should be subject to a confirmatory referendum.Speaking after a mass demonstration in London in support of a second vote, which was addressed by the party’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, the shadow Brexit secretary was asked if he could guarantee there...
Tags: Brexit, European Union, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, Europe, Keir Starmer, Labour, Jeremy Corbyn


Brexit: May tells MPs she does not have enough support to win third meaningful vote – live news

Rolling coverage including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit and MPs voting on whether parliament should take control of the processGovernment could ignore indicative Brexit votes, says Liam FoxMPs poised to take control and vote on Brexit optionsToday’s amendments tabled so farBrussels confirms return of border checks under no-deal Brexit 3.40pm GMT May says this is her first address to MPs since her speech on Wednesday last week, when she blamed them for blocking Brexit.She says ...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour


End of the road for Theresa May's Brexit – cartoon

Stymied by Jacob Rees-Mogg and the ERG, the prime minister lurches towards oblivion Continue reading...
Tags: Theresa May, Brexit, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news


Corbyn’s cabinet set for another huge rift over Brexit

Commons votes will force Labour to decide between a soft Brexit or second referendumJeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet is set to clash again over Brexit this week, with supporters of a second referendum concerned that the party will opt to facilitate a soft Brexit.With senior Labour figures openly calling for another public vote at the anti-Brexit march in London yesterday, other influential MPs believe the frontbench is actually warming to a Norway-style Brexit that would see Britain leave the EU, ...
Tags: Labour, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Sadiq Khan, UK news, Politics, European Union


As Tory MPs plot May’s downfall, her last allies battle for her survival

Holed up in Chequers this weekend, the PM has few moves left to ensure her continuation in power – or the relevance of her dealMembers of Theresa May’s cabinet believe she will have to resign this week should she allow a shift towards a soft Brexit, with angry Tory MPs examining ways to end her premiership.The prime minister’s few remaining allies were engaged on Saturday night in a desperate battle to shore up her position, warning MPs that forcing May out would “tip the country into a general ...
Tags: Theresa May, Conservatives, Brexit, European Union, Politics, UK news


Government could ignore indicative Brexit votes, says Liam Fox

International trade secretary says real choice is still between Theresa May’s deal and no dealFollow the day’s political developments - latest updatesLiam Fox has indicated the government could ignore MPs’ views from indicative Brexit votes this week if parliament’s stated choice goes against the Conservative manifesto, insisting the real choice is still between Theresa May’s deal and no deal.The international trade secretary dismissed calls for May to be ousted, or for the prime minister to off...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, Liam Fox, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson, Conservatives, Article 50, European Union, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news


Sarah Sanders: 'America's looked forward' to this day for a long time

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders celebrated the findings of the Russia investigation Monday, saying "it's a great day for America," while also echoing President Donald Trump's claim of exoneration following the release of a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's report by Attorney General William Barr.


Brexit: leave-backing MPs pile on pressure as May’s deal drifts away

High-stakes Chequers summit breaks up without agreementTheresa May’s prospects of getting her Brexit deal through parliament this week dramatically receded on Sunday night after a high-stakes summit with Boris Johnson and other leading hard-Brexiters at her country retreat broke up without agreement.Tory rebels present said that the prime minister repeated “all the same lines” about her deal and that nothing new emerged during the three-hour meeting, at which Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith a...
Tags: Theresa May, Brexit, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith, Dominic Raab, Michael Gove, David Lidington, Philip Hammond, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news


Sadiq Khan challenges Theresa May to act against Tory Islamophobia

London mayor tells prime minister: join Labour in adopting a new definition of hate crime against MuslimsThe mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has challenged the Conservatives to adopt a new definition of Islamophobia, saying that he has been repeatedly subjected to anti-Muslim abuse from Tory members and supporters.In a letter to Theresa May, Khan calls on the prime minister to order her party to deal with the issue. He says it must be among measures taken to reassure British Muslims about their saf...
Tags: Sadiq Khan, Islamophobia, London, Conservatives, Politics, UK news


People's vote Brexit rally draws 1 million marchers – video report

Official figures put the numbers at the people's vote Brexit march on Saturday at over 1 million. People from across the UK travelled to central London to demand a second vote on whether the UK should leave the EUAs hundreds of thousands march in London, what next for Brexit? Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Brexit, European Union, Politics, UK news, Nicola Sturgeon, Tom Watson, Labour



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