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Stand aside and make way for our deal, Britain’s #Labour tells May

Stand aside and make way for our deal, Britain’s #Labour tells May

| January 16, 2019

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party said on Tuesday (15 January) it was pressing for a new national election because its alternative plan for leaving the European Union was the only one that could pass through parliament and unite the country, writes Elizabeth Piper. A Labour spokesman also said the party believed that a no confidence […]

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Labour leader Corbyn says election is priority over #Brexit referendum

Labour leader Corbyn says election is priority over #Brexit referendum

| January 11, 2019

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday (10 January) that a national election took priority over a new referendum on Brexit, writes Philip Noble. Corbyn said Labour would vote against Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal next week and that if parliament voted it down then there should be a national election. […]

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Pro-EU MPs try to speed UK government’s plan B on #Brexit

Pro-EU MPs try to speed UK government’s plan B on #Brexit

| January 10, 2019

Several pro-EU members of parliament mounted a bid on Wednesday (9 January) to force Britain’s government to return to parliament in three days with a plan B for Brexit if Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal to leave the European Union is voted down next week, writes Elizabeth Piper. MPs from the governing Conservative Party and […]

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Record low of 18% of voters think May has right #Brexit deal – poll

Record low of 18% of voters think May has right #Brexit deal – poll

| January 9, 2019

A record low of just 18% of British voters think Prime Minister Theresa May has got the right Brexit deal, an ORB poll published on Monday (7 January) showed, writes Guy Faulconbridge. When asked if they were confident May had the right deal, 59% disagreed, 21% said they did not know and 18% agreed, the […]

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Labour to back bid for extra parliamentary barrier to no-deal #Brexit – source

Labour to back bid for extra parliamentary barrier to no-deal #Brexit – source

| January 9, 2019

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party backed a proposal on Tuesday (8 January) that could mean the government needs parliamentary approval for a no-deal Brexit, putting up a new hurdle for Prime Minister Theresa May, write William James and Elizabeth Piper. Britain is due to leave the European Union on 29 March, but the deal May […]

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May to hold parliamentary #Brexit vote on January 15 – BBC

May to hold parliamentary #Brexit vote on January 15 – BBC

| January 8, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a delayed parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal on Tuesday, 15 January, the BBC reported on Monday (7 January), citing government sources, writes Kate Holton. May was forced to pull the vote on her deal in December after she said it would be defeated by a large majority. The […]

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Factbox: Britain’s big #Brexit vote – What happens in parliament?

Factbox: Britain’s big #Brexit vote – What happens in parliament?

| January 7, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May must win a vote in parliament to get her Brexit deal approved or risk seeing Britain’s exit from the European Union descend into chaos, write William James and Kylie MacLellan. Full coverage: The road to Brexit May postponed a parliamentary vote on her deal last month, admitting she was set to […]

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