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May will stick to Brexit 'principles' in cross-party talks, says No 10

Spokesman says PM will not change her stance on customs union or second referendumFollow all the latest Brexit news – politics liveDowning Street has again insisted the prime minister is determined to stick to her Brexit “principles”, including rejecting a customs union and a second referendum, as she embarks on cross-party talks to try to salvage her Brexit deal.With the clock running down to Brexit day on 29 March, May was holding a series of talks on Thursday, which kicked off with the Green ...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Caroline Lucas, 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


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


Power to the people – could a citizens’ assembly solve the Brexit crisis?

They led to radical change in Ireland’s view on abortion and spurred Texas to get behind wind power. Could a group of ordinary people do for Brexit what Theresa May can’t?In the summer of 1978, George Bishop and a team of researchers in Cincinnati, Ohio, conducted a poll on some of the big political topics of the day. One question went as follows: “Some people say that the 1975 Public Affairs Act should be repealed. Do you agree or disagree with this idea?” It turned out that 16% did agree, and ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Obama, UK News, Ireland, Theresa May, Brexit, Public Affairs, Cincinnati Ohio, George Bishop


'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


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?...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, Conservative, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Parliament, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Anna Soubry


Brexit: May faces Corbyn at PMQs ahead of no-confidence vote – Politics live

Parliament to debate Labour no-confidence motion after Brexit deal defeat 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? 12.21pm GMT Jeremy Lefroy, a Conservative, says the government has committed vast amounts of money to the NHS. But can May look at home money is allocated to CCGs [clinical commissioning groups].May say...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, Conservative, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, NHS, Labour, SNP, Westminster, Parliament, Article 50


Brexit: May's plan for cross-party talks under fire as MPs condemn her for sidelining Corbyn - Politics live

Parliament to debate Labour no-confidence motion after Brexit deal defeat that gives May just days to present a fresh vision for EU withdrawalTheresa May suffers historic defeat as Tories turn against herHow did your MP vote?How does a no-confidence motion work? 9.00am GMT Good morning. I’m Andrew Sparrow, taking over from Matthew Weaver.The Andrea Leadsom Today programme interview, in which she played down the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn being included in the cross-party talks on an alternati...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tories, Parliament, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, BBC Radio


Stephen Fry Narrates Two Animated Videos Explaining How Fear, Loathing & Misinformation Drove the Brexit Campaign

For millions watching in the UK and around the world, anticipating the looming Brexit deadline over the past two years has been like watching the slowest train wreck in history. But for those not following the coverage daily, the impending UK secession from the European Union is mystifying. Just how many trains are there, and where are they coming from, and how fast, exactly, are they going? From the future of food and drug imports, to the status of the “currently invisible” border betwe...
Tags: Google, Politics, UK, College, US, Eu, European Union, Atlantic, George Orwell, Theresa May, Current Affairs, NHS, Republic Of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Stephen Fry, Brexit


Brexit vote: Theresa May faces no-confidence vote after crushing defeat - live updates

Parliament to debate Labour no-confidence motion after Brexit deal defeat that gives May just days to present a fresh vision for EU withdrawalTheresa May suffers historic defeat as Tories turn against her 6.16am GMT In case you’re wondering what former prime minister of Australia Tony Abbott, thinks of the day’s Brexit events, he has tweeted to let you know, asking “What’s wrong with no deal?”The self-described Anglophile, who studied at Oxford and began his own downfall in Australian public...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Politics, UK, Australia, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tony Abbott, Oxford, Parliament, Article 50


'Brextinct': front pages on Wednesday after May's Brexit vote defeat

The papers focus on the historic margin of the rejection, while looking ahead to the no-confidence voteBrexit deal full report: Theresa May suffers historic defeatThe vote arrived in time for editors to fashion their front pages and the results are not good for Theresa May.The Sun has gone all-out, delivering a classic. “Brextinct”, is its headline and they have pasted May’s face onto a dodo. Presumably the headline intends to speak to the prime minister’s tenure as much as her deal. Continue re...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Media, European Union, UK News, Newspapers & magazines, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Theresa May The Sun


May suffers heaviest parliamentary defeat of a British PM in the democratic era

MPs vote down EU withdrawal agreement in resounding defeat for prime ministerBrexit deal full report: Theresa May suffers historic defeatHow did your MP vote?How does a no-confidence motion work, and what’s next for May?Theresa May has sustained the heaviest parliamentary defeat of any British prime minister in the democratic era after MPs rejected her Brexit deal by a resounding majority of 230. Related: Brexit vote: May faces historic defeat as deal's fate looms – Politics live Continue rea...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Brexit


Brexit vote: Jeremy Corbyn tables no-confidence motion after May defeat – Politics live

Prime minister’s Brexit deal is lost by 432 votes to 202Theresa May loses Brexit deal vote by majority of 230How did your MP vote?How does a no-confidence motion work, and what’s next for May?Evening summary 11.14pm GMT Earlier, we made brief mention of the reaction of the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker. Here’s his full statement:I take note with regret of the outcome of the vote in the House of Commons this evening. On the EU side, the process of ratification of the with...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Cbi, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, United Kingdom, House Of Commons, Michael Gove, Jean Claude Juncker, Philip Hammond, Brexit


Donald Tusk says Brexit deal looks impossible

European council chief hints at UK staying in EU after MPs vote down Theresa May’s dealFollow the latest developments - live!What happens next?Donald Tusk has made a thinly veiled call for the UK to stay in the EU, suggesting the prime minister’s historic loss in parliament left a deal looking “impossible”.As the scale of the defeat was announced, the president of the European council called for Theresa May to urgently clarify her next move. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Poland, Leo Varadkar, Brexit


Brexit vote: Corbyn tables no-confidence motion after May defeat – Politics live

Prime minister’s Brexit deal is lost by 432 votes to 202Theresa May loses Brexit deal vote by majority of 230How did your MP vote?After May’s landmark defeat, what happens now? 9.21pm GMT Business leaders are unanimous in their dismay at the vote and the prospect of leaving the EU without a deal.The Federation of Small Businesses said many of its members would struggle to survive should deadlock in parliament lead to the country crashing out of the EU.Small business confidence has plummeted ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Bbc, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, Michael Gove, Jean-claude Juncker, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Brexit


Prime Minister's Brexit plan defeated by 230 votes

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan was not expected to pass, but it was brutally murdered in a far larger margin of defeat than was expected: 432 to 202. This is the largest parliamentary defeat for a sitting government in history. The options for the Brits now include a no-deal Brexit on March 29; desperate negotiations for a new plan; or asking for an extension from the EU while a fresh hell is organized, such as a new referendum or a general election. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn im...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Time, Eu, Britain, Theresa May, Brexit, Jean Claude Junker, Jeremy Corbyn


Brexit amendment that might have limited PM's losses is rejected

Speaker fails to select backbench Tory amendment calling for backstop time limitFollow the latest political developments - live updatesA backbench Tory amendment to Theresa May’s Brexit deal that Downing Street had hoped could limit the extent of her likely losses on the key vote has not been selected by the Speaker, John Bercow, meaning MPs will not get a chance to express their view on it.The amendment, tabled by the Conservative MP Andrew Murrison and backed by 29 of his colleagues, called fo...
Tags: Politics, Conservative, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Brexit, Commons Speaker, Andrew Murrison


MPs seize on German minister's suggestion of further Brexit talks

Tory Brexiter Owen Paterson says Heiko Maas’s suggestion is ‘very significant’ Follow the day’s political development - live updatesOpponents of Theresa May’s Brexit deal have seized on a suggestion by Germany’s foreign minister that further negotiations could be opened with the EU should MPs reject the prime minister’s agreement on Tuesday evening.With hours to go before MPs have their say in parliament, Heiko Maas spoke of his doubts that the agreement could be radically changed but also sugge...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Germany, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Owen Paterson, Article 50, Brexit, Heiko Maas, Tory Brexiter Owen Paterson


Brexit vote: Gove tells Tories they can 'improve' outcome if May's deal passed - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the final day of the debate on Theresa May’s Brexit deal, and the votes, with the PM facing a historic, crushing defeat 9.11am GMT “To govern is to choose,” the French prime minister Pierre Mendes-France once famously said, and today the UK faces the most important choice moment since it voted to leave the European Union almost three years ago. But tonight we expected to find that what parliament chooses doesn’t match what the government has already chosen. And both the l...
Tags: Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, Michael Gove, Hilary Benn, Jon Snow, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Gove


No-deal Brexit: Poland and Czech Republic to allow Britons to stay if UK crashes out

Emergency laws being written to enable Britons to remain and work in the two countries in event of no-deal BrexitTwo more European Union states, Poland and the Czech Republic, have said they are preparing emergency laws to allow Britons to stay to work in their countries legally in the event of a no-deal Brexit.The Czechs say their draft law will mean the estimated 8,000 Britons living in the country are exempt from normal immigration laws until the end of the December 2020. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Czech Republic, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Poland, Brexit


Can you get May's Brexit deal through parliament?

Use our simulator to see what happens when each of the various tribes chooses to back the prime minister, to reject her bill or to abstain. Can you assemble a parliamentary majority?Photo credits: Reuters, AP, AFP/Getty images, PA Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Brexit, Reuters


May faces crushing Brexit defeat despite last-minute plea to MPs

Prime minister urges MPs to give her plan a second look on eve of crunch vote on withdrawal agreementTheresa May appears to be on course for a crushing defeat in the House of Commons as Britain’s bitterly divided MPs prepare to give their verdict on her Brexit deal in the “meaningful vote” on Tuesday.With Downing Street all but resigned to losing by a significant margin, Guardian analysis pointed to a majority of more than 200 MPs against the prime minister. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Brexit: Theresa May urges MPs to 'take a second look' at her deal – Politics live

Tory whip Gareth Johnson has resigned, saying he cannot support May’s deal in Tuesday’s voteTheresa May refuses to rule out Brexit article 50 extensionEU rejects Irish backstop time limit but backs technological solutionMay’s Brexit speech and Q&A: summary 5.09pm GMT Mark Francois, a Tory Brexiter, says the withdrawal agreement will be an international agreement that will outrank any UK legislation. He asks May to confirm that the Tusk/Juncker letter does not over-rule the treaty. It is a sm...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, Northern Ireland, Devolution, Jean-claude Juncker, Northern Irish politics, Liam Fox, Emily Thornberry, Dominic Grieve, Keir Starmer



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