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The wolf of no-deal Brexit – cartoon

Unscrupulous business interests slaver at the prospect of crashing out of Europe Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit


Starmer: Labour 'must keep open' option of second referendum

Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer says remain option should be on ballot paperLabour must keep open the option of a second EU referendum with remain on the ballot paper, Keir Starmer has said.After Theresa May’s Brexit deal was overwhelmingly voted down on Tuesday, leaving Labour as potential kingmakers in shaping the nature of Britain’s exit from the European Union, the shadow Brexit secretary said Labour must either instruct the government to negotiate a close economic relationship with the...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tom Watson, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Starmer


Brexit: Labour 'must keep open' option of second referendum

Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer says remain option should be on the ballot paperLabour must keep open the option of a second EU referendum with remain on the ballot paper, the shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer has said.After Theresa May’s Brexit deal was overwhelmingly voted down on Tuesday, leaving Labour as potential kingmakers in shaping the nature of Britain’s exit from the European Union, Starmer said Labour must either instruct the government to negotiate a close economic relations...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Labour, Keir Starmer, Article 50, Brexit, European Union Starmer


Give MPs free vote on Brexit options, says Sir John Major

Ex-PM urges Theresa May to stage series of ‘indicative’ votes as way out of impasseSir John Major has called for MPs to be allowed to have a free vote on a series of options to solve the unfolding Brexit crisis, saying he feared millions would be hurt if Britain crashed out of the EU with the wrong deal.The former prime minister called on Theresa May to stage a series of “indicative” votes in parliament to establish if any proposals could command a majority. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, John Major, Brexit


How to break a Brexit deadlock: 'keep going, be flexible ... and listen'

Whether it be a hijack, kidnap or siege situation, negotiation is an art. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn take noteWestminster is in deadlock. The progress of Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement has stalled in parliament, where a majority of MPs are opposed to it. Jeremy Corbyn has refused to enter talks with the prime minister until she rules out a no-deal Brexit, a demand she describes as “an impossible condition”. So how do our political representatives get themselves out of this impasse?“Negoti...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Soas University of London, J Simon Rofe


Boris Johnson wrongly denies stirring Turkey fears in Brexit campaign

After speech attacking PM, ex-minister claims he ‘didn’t say anything about Turkey’ in 2016Follow all the latest on Brexit with our live blogBoris Johnson has wrongly claimed that he “didn’t make any remarks about Turkey, mate” during the EU referendum campaign, in comments that overshadowed a speech in Staffordshire intended to burnish his leadership credentials.The former foreign secretary’s clumsy attempt to rewrite history eclipsed a speech highly critical of Theresa May’s Brexit negotiating...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Turkey, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, Staffordshire


Revealed: UK patients stockpile drugs in fear of no-deal Brexit

Doctors call for more transparency amid fears of shortages, especially of insulinMinisters have been urged by top doctors to reveal the extent of national drug stocks, amid growing evidence patients are stockpiling medication in preparation for a no-deal Brexit.The Royal College of Physicians (RCP), which represents tens of thousands of doctors, urged the government to be more “transparent about national stockpiles, particularly for things that are already in short supply or need refrigeration, ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Drugs, European Union, UK News, NHS, Pharmaceuticals industry, Brexit, Brexit The Royal College of Physicians RCP


Boris Johnson falsely denies issuing Turkey warning in Brexit campaign

Letter undermines Johnson’s claim he ‘didn’t make any remarks about Turkey, mate’ Follow all the latest on Brexit with our live blogA speech by Boris Johnson designed to burnish his leadership credentials has been overshadowed by his incorrect claim that he “didn’t say anything about Turkey” during the 2016 EU referendum campaign.The former foreign secretary tried to argue he had no need to apologise for Vote Leave’s warnings that Turks could come to the UK if the country were to join the EU, be...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Turkey, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit


'Aren't you going insane?': readers' questions from beyond Brexitland

Jon Henley answers Brexit queries from confused readers around the worldHaving asked those of you living outside the UK if you were confused by the latest news from Brexitland, I got so many responses (thank you all) that I have grouped and paraphrased the most common ones so as to be able answer, at least approximately, as many as possible.And I’ve mostly stuck to factual questions on the Brexit process. “Will Brexit finally teach Britain it no longer rules the world?” from (among others) Steve...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Netherlands, Dublin, Article 50, Brexit, Aren, Jon Henley, Thijs, Brexitland


No-deal Brexit could put Mother's Day flowers at risk

Seamless import of flowers from Netherlands will suffer with chaos of no-deal scenario, say exportersMeet Brexit’s latest potential victim: the Mother’s Day bouquet. While the tumult in Westminster is keeping political pundits in clover, the decision by MPs to vote down Theresa May’s deal this week has sent petals flying among Dutch exporters, who are responsible for 80% of the flowers sold in British shops.As risk of a no-deal Brexit was raised, LTO Nederland, the organisation that represents D...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, International Trade, Economics, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Netherlands, Michael Gove, Westminster, Article 50, Brexit


Boris Johnson condemned after falsely saying he did not make anti-Turkish claims in Brexit campaign - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson’s Brexit speech 12.56pm GMT Here is Tom Brake, the Lib Dem Brexit spokesman, on Boris Johnson’s speech.No one will take lessons from Boris Johnson on eroding trust in our democracy. The fact he is still peddling mistruths about money from Brexit going to our NHS is shameful. Brexit will make us poorer.As exit day approaches, with Theresa May’s deal soundly defeated, extending Article 50 is the only r...
Tags: Politics, UK, Germany, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Turkey, Theresa May, NHS, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Boris, Tom Brake the Lib Dem Brexit


Mordaunt urges May to prepare for no deal as PM consults cabinet

No 10 says May is meeting ministers throughout day to prepare for plan B statementTheresa May will hold summits with her cabinet in Downing Street to try and forge a route through the Brexit impasse, as one of her ministers suggested her withdrawal agreement could be improved if the UK was prepared properly to leave with no deal.May was meeting a large number of cabinet ministers either individually or in small groups throughout the day, Downing Street said, adding that she did not intend to spe...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Downing Street, Article 50, Brexit, Penny Mordaunt, Trade Policy, Mordaunt


Brexit: Boris Johnson claims EU will be 'flexible' if UK tries to get it to remove backstop - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson’s Brexit speech 11.12am GMT Johnson says trying to “heave” MPs from one side of the debate to another is a mistake.And the idea that customs union membership would be a solution is a mistake, he says.Now is the time for us to go back to Brussels ... and demand real change to that backstop. And this time we must mean it. 11.08am GMT Johnson says it would be a mistake to stay bound by EU rules.What...
Tags: Politics, UK, Germany, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Johnson, Brexit


May claims it is impossible for government to rule out no-deal Brexit in reply to Corbyn - as it happened

Labour leader says he won’t meet with PM until she takes no-deal Brexit off table, after May narrowly win no-confidence vote in parliamentMay will stick to Brexit ‘principles’ in cross-party talks, says No 10Philip Hammond tells business no-deal Brexit will be stoppedJeremy Corbyn’s Brexit speech and Q&A - Summary and analysisLunchtime summaryTheresa May’s letter to Corbyn - Summary and analysis 8.05pm GMT We’re going to close down this live blog now, so thanks for reading and for all the co...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Tony Blair, Green Party, Caroline Lucas


Corbyn could face string of resignations if he backs 'people's vote'

A number of Labour frontbenchers say they would consider their positions if leader backed ideaJeremy Corbyn could face up to a dozen resignations from the Labour frontbench if the party backs a second referendum as a way out of the Brexit crisis.A string of junior shadow ministers have told the Guardian they are strongly opposed to the idea of a second referendum, which they fear would expose Labour to a vicious backlash in leave-voting constituencies. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn, ideaJeremy Corbyn


May claims it is impossible for government to rule out no-deal Brexit in reply to Corbyn - Politics live

Labour leader says he won’t meet with PM until she takes no-deal Brexit off table, after May narrowly win no-confidence vote in parliamentMay will stick to Brexit ‘principles’ in cross-party talks, says No 10Philip Hammond tells business no-deal Brexit will be stoppedJeremy Corbyn’s Brexit speech and Q&A - Summary and analysisLunchtime summaryTheresa May’s letter to Corbyn - Summary and analysis 6.19pm GMT It’s understood Jeremy Corbyn is unlikely to reply to the prime minister’s letter to h...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Bbc, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Nicola Sturgeon, Tony Blair, Green Party, David Blunkett, Caroline Lucas


Brexit: MPs to debate and vote on Brexit 'plan B' options on Tuesday - Politics live

Labour leader says he won’t meet with PM until she takes no-deal Brexit off table, after May narrowly win no-confidence vote in parliamentMay will stick to Brexit ‘principles’ in cross-party talks, says No 10Philip Hammond tells business no-deal Brexit will be stoppedIn the Speaker’s corner: Europeans praise BercowJeremy Corbyn’s Brexit speech and Q&A - Summary and analysisLunchtime summary 2.11pm GMT This is from the BBC’s Adam Fleming, quoting what Mararitis Schinas, the European commissio...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Bbc, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Nicola Sturgeon, Tony Blair, Green Party, Caroline Lucas, Article 50, Brexit


France triggers €50m contingency plan in case of no-deal Brexit

Five decrees to be issued within three weeks to authorise investment in border control checkpoints, roads and lorry parks at portsFrance has triggered a €50m contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit following parliament’s overwhelming rejection of Theresa May’s deal, the French prime minister, Edouard Philippe, has said.“What’s certain is that the scenario of a no-deal Brexit is less and less unlikely,” Philippe told reporters in Paris after a meeting with ministers on Thursday, adding that there w...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Theresa May, Paris, Brexit, Philippe, Edouard Philippe


Thursday US briefing: Britain in Brexit deadlock as May clings on

How the shutdown affects a small rural town ... US plans new space sensors for missile defence ... The plant-focused diet that could save the worldGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, US, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, Donald Trump, Brexit, Tim Walker


Brexit: MPs to debate and vote on Brexit 'plan B' options on Tuesday 29 January - Politics live

Labour leader says he won’t meet with prime minister until she takes no-deal Brexit off the table, after May narrowly win no-confidence vote in parliamentFull report: May survives vote but Britain remains in Brexit deadlock 11.20am GMT Corbyn says Hastings it the town the inspired the writing of the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. It is a book that inspired him, he says, and a generation of people to look at the world differently. 11.13am GMT Jeremy Corbyn is just about to start giving...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Nicola Sturgeon, Tony Blair, Green Party, Caroline Lucas, Article 50, Brexit


Labour frontbench back Corbyn in boycotting Brexit talks until May rules out no deal – Politics live

Labour leader says he won’t meet with prime minister until she takes no-deal Brexit off the table, after May narrowly win no-confidence vote in parliamentFull report: May survives vote but Britain remains in Brexit deadlock 10.17am GMT Last night Nick Boles, the Conservative MP who has tabled a bill intended to ensure MPs can vote to prevent a no-deal Brexit happening in 2019, has admitted that he will have to change it. Under the original plan, if the Commons fails to pass a Brexit deal by ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, Conservative, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Nicola Sturgeon, Tony Blair, Parliament, Article 50


Brexit deadlock as Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn set red lines – live

Labour leader says he won’t meet with prime minister until she takes no-deal Brexit off the table, after May narrowly win no-confidence vote in parliamentFull report: May survives vote but Britain remains in Brexit deadlock 6.10am GMT Good morning and welcome to the politics live blog as well follow the twists and turns of UK politics.Well, she may have survived the no-confidence vote yesterday, but Theresa May is by no means out of the woods. The PM has to present a new (“Plan B”) Brexit de...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


'Wrecker Corbyn': how Thursday's papers covered May's Brexit vote aftermath

The newspapers navigate the no-confidence motion, then the PM’s open door, then Jeremy Corbyn’s rejectionThe front pages all lead with Brexit news, and while all agree there is political chaos, they disagree about who is to blame: is it Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn or MPs in general?The Guardian says: “May survives vote, but Britain remains in Brexit deadlock”, adding that despite surviving as PM and “weathering a dramatic no-confidence vote”, May “was left scrambling to strike a Brexit compromise...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Media, European Union, UK News, Newspapers & magazines, Britain, Theresa May, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn


May calls on MPs from all parties to 'put self-interest aside' – as it happened

Government defeats Labour’s no-confidence motion with 325 to 306 votes amid uncertainty over next stepsFull story: Theresa May’s government survives voteObsession, vanity or grit: what makes May tick?How did your MP vote?Extracts from Tom Watson’s damning speech on MayEvening summary 12.56am GMT We’re going to wrap things up, folks. Thank you for following along. Andrew Sparrow will be back in the morning to shepherd us all through the day’s political happenings. Until then, thanks for readi...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Normandy, Tom Watson, Michael Gove, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Brexit: May calls on MPs from all parties to 'put self-interest aside' – Politics live

Government defeats Labour’s no-confidence motion with 325 to 306 votes amid uncertainty over next stepsFull story: Theresa May’s government survives voteObsession, vanity or grit: what makes May tick?How did your MP vote?Extracts from Tom Watson’s damning speech on MayEvening summary 10.25pm GMT Here are some takes on Theresa May’s statement:How many times has @theresa_may sworn blind her Brexit deal is only one on offer from EU? Well tonight she confirmed she will talk to all party leaders,...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Bbc, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tom Watson, Michael Gove, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Labour rebuffs May offer of plan B Brexit talks after no-confidence motion fails – Politics live

Government defeats Labour’s no-confidence motion with 325 to 306 votes amid uncertainty over next stepsFull story: Theresa May’s government survives voteObsession, vanity or grit: what makes May tick?How did your MP vote?Extracts from Tom Watson’s damning speech on MayEvening summary 9.22pm GMT A Number 10 spokeswoman has confirmed that Theresa May is to make a statement in Downing Street at 10pm. 9.18pm GMT The Scottish National Party has called on Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to supp...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Scotland, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tom Watson, Michael Gove, SNP, Downing Street, Article 50


May keen to start alternative Brexit talks after no-confidence motion fails – Politics live

Government defeats Labour’s no-confidence motion with 325 to 306 votes amid uncertainty over next stepsFull story: Theresa May’s government survives voteObsession, vanity or grit: what makes May tick?How did your MP vote?Extracts from Tom Watson’s damning speech on MayEvening summary 8.24pm GMT Christopher Hope, The Telegraph’s chief political correspondent, has tweeted:LATEST on Brexit chaos: Jeremy Corbyn is now refusing to meet for substantive talks with Theresa May unless she takes "no d...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tom Watson, Michael Gove, Telegraph, Article 50, Brexit, Press Association, Jeremy Corbyn


Brexit: May's government defeats no-confidence motion by 325 to 306 votes – Politics live

Government survives Labour’s no-confidence vote amid uncertainty over next Brexit stepsJeremy Corbyn urges vote to oust ‘zombie government’Cross-party talks: No 10 rules out customs union membershipExplained: how a no-confidence motion worksOpening of no confidence debate - SummaryPMQs - Snap verdict 7.23pm GMT Tom Watson’s speech was one of the most gently damning anyone has delivered about Theresa May since she became prime minister. Here are some key extracts.First let me say very clearly...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tom Watson, Ed Davey, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn, Andrea Leadsom


Markets expect Brexit to be delayed, Bank of England governor says

Rebound of pound after the vote shows investors believe process could be extendedInvestors expect a delay to Britain’s exit from the EU following the crushing defeat of the prime minister’s Brexit deal, the Bank of England governor has said.Mark Carney said the reaction of financial markets in the wake of the vote showed a degree of confidence that a no-deal Brexit was unlikely on 29 March. The pound bounced back against the dollar on Tuesday night amid optimism that article 50 would be prolonge...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Eu, Bank Of England, Mark Carney, European Union, UK News, Britain, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit


Brexit: MPs debate no-confidence motion after May's deal defeat – Politics live

Parliament to debate Labour no-confidence motion after resounding loss that gives May just days to present a fresh vision for EU withdrawalHow did your MP vote on the Brexit deal?Explained: how a no-confidence motion worksThe noes tweeted it: which MPs can you spot in the division lobbies? 1.17pm GMT Corbyn says it was shocking that the Labour MP Tulip Siddiq had to vote last night despite being heavily pregnant. Anna Soubry, a Conservative, makes a point of order. Was Siddiq offered a pair?...
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