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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


Theresa May has failed to offer sound leadership in this toxic Brexit phase | Phillip Lee

The PM has brought us to this crisis with a series of calamitous decisionsHow has it come to this? Theresa May and her husband, Philip, have long been friends of mine and I have in the past admired her sense of duty and commitment to her party and her country. So it grieves me that her stubborn choices have left both in peril.At a time when our politics needs statesmanship, not brinkmanship, when our divided people need time to heal and come back together, and when our country needs honest leade...
Tags: Theresa May, Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe


Corbyn’s team split over soft Brexit

Shadow cabinet will clash this week over Norway-style deal 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 Labour leadership will opt to facilitate a soft Brexit. With senior Labour figures openly calling for another public vote at the anti-Brexit march in London on Saturday, other influential MPs believe Corbyn’s inner circle is actually warming to a Norway-style Brexit that would see Brita...
Tags: Labour, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Sadiq Khan, UK news, Politics, European Union


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


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


One telling image: in a Brussels corridor, the EU takes back control of Brexit

A photo of an ad hoc crisis meeting gives an insight into the efforts made to cope with a floundering British governmentAs pictures go, it spoke volumes. On Thursday evening in Brussels, Bulgaria’s permanent representative to the EU, Dimiter Tzantchev, tweeted a photograph he titled “In the corridors of the European Council art 50”.In a play of light and shadow, as if in a Golden Age painting by a modern-day Rembrandt or Frans Hals, a tight cluster of perhaps two dozen figures, some standing, so...
Tags: Article 50, European Union, Brexit, UK news, Foreign policy, Politics


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...
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'Fromage not Farage': the best placards on the People's Vote march

The Put it to the People anti-Brexit demonstration takes place in central London Continue reading...
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, European Union, UK news, Politics, Protest, Europe, Foreign policy, World news


Calls grow for public inquiry into Brexit

Investigation could look at ballot wording, May’s red lines and negotiation strategyCalls for a public inquiry into Brexit are mounting among diplomats, business figures, peers and MPs, amid claims that the civil service is already planning for a future investigation into how it has been handled.The decision to call the referendum, the red lines drawn up by Theresa May and Britain’s negotiating strategy are all issues that senior figures would like to be examined. Continue reading...
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, European Union, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news


George Osborne calls for long delay in Brexit process

Ex-chancellor says MPs should rethink how to deliver on referendum resultGeorge Osborne has said that MPs are being asked “to deliver something impossible” in leaving the EU without damaging Britain, calling for a long delay in the Brexit process.Speaking on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme before the People’s Vote demonstration, where hundreds of thousands of people will march through central London on Saturday, the former chancellor said: “If you ask politicians to deliver something impossible ...
Tags: Brexit, George Osborne, Theresa May, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news


More than 4 million sign Brexit petition to revoke article 50

The online petition has sparked conspiracy theories on both sides of the debateAn online petition calling for the UK government to revoke article 50 and remain in the EU has reached 4m signatures.The petition, which was started in late February by “frustrated remainer” Margaret Georgiadou, has gained momentum very quickly, and has now reached just over 4m nods of support, adding 2.5m signees in less than 24 hours. Continue reading...
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'The Brexodus is under way': meet the Brits leaving the UK

In the year after the Brexit vote, 17,000 British people sought citizenship of another EU country – and many have since upped and left. Five ‘Brexiles’ explain why they’re starting a new life overseasLast month, after a decade of living in London, my husband and I packed up the contents of our two-bedroom flat and moved to France with our 15-month-old son. With another baby on the way, we’re renting an apartment in Toulouse while we look for a more permanent setup. Leaving friends and family beh...
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May urged to go as she hints at pulling third vote on Brexit deal

Amid calls to ‘fall on her sword’, PM writes to Tory MPs saying deal will return if there is sufficient supportPressure on Theresa May has reached new heights as ministers backed attempts to let parliament take control of the next stage of the Brexit process and MPs openly speculated that her time in office could end within weeks.As a beleaguered May returned from Brussels, MPs suggested her deal could lose by an even higher margin, with several saying the timing now required the prime minister ...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, European Union, Europe, Article 50, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news, Leo Varadkar, David Lidington, Greg Clark, Hilary Benn, Dominic Grieve


MPs call for May to 'fall on her sword' as Brexit deal could lose again

EU increasingly believes no-deal Brexit on 12 April is most likely outcomePressure on Theresa May has reached new heights as ministers backed attempts to let parliament take control of the next stage of the Brexit process and MPs openly speculated that her time in office could end within weeks.As a beleaguered May returned from Brussels, MPs suggested her deal could lose by an even higher margin, with several saying the timing now required the prime minister to “fall on her sword”. Continue read...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, European Union, Europe, Article 50, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news, Leo Varadkar, David Lidington, Greg Clark, Hilary Benn, Dominic Grieve


Macron accuses Brexiters of 'lies' over no-deal Brexit – video

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has accused Brexiters of telling 'lies' to British voters, and he claimed they would be hardest hit if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. 'They told the people, "It'll be easy, it'll be quick!,"' he said. 'It's awful, there were a lot of lies.''Hope dies last': fatalism among EU leaders as no-deal Brexit looks likelySecret Cabinet Office document reveals chaotic planning for no-deal Brexit Continue reading...
Tags: Emmanuel Macron, Brexit, European Union, UK news, Politics


Brexit: DUP accuses May of being 'far too willing to capitulate' to EU – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including reaction to the new Brexit timetable decided by EU leadersFull story: May appeal falls flatUK papers: ‘One last chance’Timeline: what happens next? 4.09pm GMT Greg Clark, the business secretary, has insisted that the government will go ahead with the plans for indicative votes in the Commons next week which were promised by David Lidington, the Cabinet Office minister, at the end of last week. Lidington was quite specific, but o...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe, Theresa May, Article 50, Conservatives, Foreign policy, Greg Clark, House of Commons, Democratic Unionist party (DUP


Brexit: MPs could get free vote on way forward if deal rejected, minister says – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including reaction to the new Brexit timetable decided by EU leadersFull story: May appeal falls flatUK papers: ‘One last chance’Timeline: what happens next? 3.10pm GMT Emmanuel Macron, the French president, is holding a post-summit press conference [email protected]: We need to get out of this checkmate. We need the UK to come up with a solution. #Brexit #brextension pic.twitter.com/EIQeRQpBakEmmanuel Macron: "Brexit to me is not a te...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe, Theresa May, Article 50, Conservatives, Foreign policy, Greg Clark, House of Commons


Brexit: MPs could get free vote on way forward if deal rejected, minister tells Commons – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including reaction to the new Brexit timetable decided by EU leadersFull story: May appeal falls flatUK papers: ‘One last chance’Q&A: what happened in Brussels? 1.04pm GMT Greg Clark, the remain-voting business secretary, has joined the many MPs who have criticised Theresa May for what she said in her speech from No 10 on Wednesday night, saying MPs were to blame for the Brexit crisis. Compared to what others have said (May has been accus...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe, Theresa May, Article 50, Conservatives, Foreign policy, Greg Clark, House of Commons


Brexit: Macron revised chances of May winning vote to just 5% after hearing her at summit – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including reaction to the new Brexit timetable decided by EU leaders at their summitFull story: May’s appeal falls flat as EU seizes control of Brexit date‘One last chance’: what the UK papers say about Brexit delayQ&A: what happened in Brussels? 11.22am GMT Julian Lewis, a Tory Brexiter, asks what will happen if the indicative votes contradict the results of the 2016 referendum.Kwarteng says the government intends to honour the results o...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe, Theresa May, Article 50, Conservatives, Foreign policy


Brexit: Macron revised chances of May winning vote to just 5% after hearing her at summit – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including reaction to the new Brexit timetable decided by EU leaders at their summitFull story: May’s appeal falls flat as EU seizes control of Brexit date‘One last chance’: what the UK papers say about Brexit delayQ&A: what happened in Brussels? 9.19am GMT The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg has a useful Twitter thread on the choice facing Theresa May. It starts here.1. What’s govt going to do with this breathing space ? Have another go at gettin...
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Brexit: EU says UK must leave in three weeks with no deal unless MPs back May or decide plan B - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including reaction to the new Brexit timetable decided by EU leaders at their summit 8.21am GMT This is from Guy Verhofstadt, the European parliament’s lead Brexit spokesman.Welcome that #EUCO followed the advice of @Europarl_EN & has provided for an extension that will give the UK Parliament time to deliver a constructive cross-party majority for a positive future relationship. #Brexit 8.15am GMT Hilary Benn, the Labou...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe, Theresa May, Article 50, Conservatives, Foreign policy


'It was not clear if she had a plan at all': how May's night at the summit unfolded

As EU27 leaders took control of Brexit timetable, the only thing they found it easy to agree on was there was ‘no ideal date’Theresa May usually gets less than an hour to explain her Brexit plans to the EU’s 27 leaders at regular summits. Finally, with only eight days to go until the original deadline, the British prime minister was granted a full 90 minutes in the multi-coloured summit room in the Europa headquarters. For the EU, it was not time well spent.“It was 90 minutes of nothing,” one EU...
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May urges MPs to back her deal to secure Brexit delay until 22 May – as it happened

If the deal is not passed then Brexit would be delayed only until 12 April, she has agreed with EUMacron says UK heading for no deal if MPs reject May’s planCorbyn refuses to rule out revoking article 50May refuses to revoke article 50 despite 2m signing petition 12.57am GMT We’re going to close down this live blog after a Brexit marathon at the EU summit in Brussels. Here’s a summary of the day’s events: Related: May's appeal falls flat as EU seizes control of Brexit date 12.06am GMT ...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Theresa May, Conservatives, Jeremy Corbyn, Labour, Article 50, Emmanuel Macron, Confederation of British Industry (CBI, TUC


May urges MPs to back her deal to secure Brexit delay until 22 May – Politics live

If the deal is not passed then Brexit would be delayed only until 12 April, she has agreed with EUMacron says UK heading for no deal if MPs reject May’s planCorbyn refuses to rule out revoking article 50May refuses to revoke article 50 despite 2m signing petition 12.06am GMT Here’s the snap analysis from my colleague, Heather Stewart:Notably softer tone from PM tonight after last night’s bombast - understands MPs’ frustrations; doesn’t *rule out* a longer extension, just says she “believes s...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Theresa May, Conservatives, Jeremy Corbyn, Labour, Article 50, Emmanuel Macron, Confederation of British Industry (CBI, TUC


EU agrees to delay Brexit until 22 May if deal is passed, or to 12 April if it isn't – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May at the Brussels summit where EU leaders have agreed to delay Brexit by extending article 50 Macron says UK heading for no deal if MPs reject May’s planCorbyn refuses to rule out revoking article 50‘Revoke article 50’: petition exceeds 1m signatures amid site crashes 11.17pm GMT May is asked to rank in order of preference her choices – leaving the EU with or without a deal, delaying Brexit and revoking ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, TUC, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Emmanuel Macron


May's appeal falls flat as EU seizes control of Brexit date

PM ‘dismally’ fails to offer answers in Brussels, as EU leaders take matters into their own hands in late night talks EU leaders moved to seize control of Britain’s exit date from the bloc after an unconvincing appeal by Theresa May on Thursday for a three-month Brexit delay.In an address to the leaders described by one source as “90 minutes of nothing”, the prime minister failed to persuade leaders that she had a plan to avoid a no-deal Brexit. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Jean-claude Juncker, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron


At last May manages to unite the Commons and the country | John Crace

After triumphantly turning everyone against her with a televised speech, the PM comes back to Earth in BrusselsFor any other person, the EU council meeting would have been shit or bust. But given that Theresa May has long since treated the last-chance saloon as a drop-in centre for the soon-to-be homeless, we are now well beyond that. The Leader in Name Only has taken herself to the realms of shit and bust. A space-time continuum where she has failed upwards and upwards to the point where there ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Cbi, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Earth, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Bob Geldof, Jean-claude Juncker, TUC, Brexit, John Crace, Lino


Brexit extension talks run on as France and Belgium push for 7 May deadline - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May at the Brussels summit where EU leaders will decide whether to delay Brexit by agreeing an article 50 extensionMacron says UK heading for no deal if MPs reject May’s planCorbyn refuses to rule out revoking article 50‘Revoke article 50’: petition exceeds 1m signatures amid site crashes 8.16pm GMT Here in Brussels, where it’s now past 8pm, we’ve been patiently awaiting a joint press conference from Jean-...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, TUC, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brussels, Article 50


Kent pupils could be left stranded by no-deal Brexit gridlock, warns council

Teachers told they may have to ‘adopt carer role’ if traffic stops parents picking children upTeachers in schools in Kent have been told they may have to suspend classes and “adopt a carer role” in the event of disruption caused by a no-deal Brexit.The warning comes as the government confirms it has activated a team in a nuclear-proof bunker under the Ministry of Defence to provide army support in a no-deal scenario. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Education, Society, UK News, Ministry Of Defence, Schools, Local Government, Kent, Brexit, Brexit gridlock warns council


Brexit: Talks overrun as EU leaders discuss UK request for article 50 extension - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May at the Brussels summit where EU leaders will decide whether to delay Brexit by agreeing an article 50 extensionMacron says UK heading for no deal if MPs reject May’s planCorbyn refuses to rule out revoking article 50‘Revoke article 50’: petition exceeds 1m signatures amid site crashes 7.18pm GMT More reports on what seems to be going on in the EU27 discussion.These are from the Sun’s Nick Gutteridge.La...
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