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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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White Paper sounds death knell for #FreedomOfMovement

White Paper sounds death knell for #FreedomOfMovement

| December 24, 2018

Few issues divide Britain from the rest of the EU as much as attitudes towards free movement. For the EU, freedom of movement is a shibboleth – one of the ‘sacred’ pillars of the single market and a crowning achievement of European integration. It has become part of the DNA of our European identity – […]

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#Corbyn – what vision of Europe?

#Corbyn – what vision of Europe?

| December 24, 2018

Owing to the twists and turns of the totally confused politics of Brexit, the prospect – and, to some, the spectre – of a UK government led by Jeremy Corbyn has definitely moved into the realm of the possible, writes Denis MacShane. However, the European left does not quite know what to make of Britain’s Labour leader. […]

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MPs trigger May confidence vote as #Brexit nears

MPs trigger May confidence vote as #Brexit nears

| December 12, 2018

MPs in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party on Wednesday (12 December) triggered a confidence vote in her leadership, plunging the country’s planned divorce from the European Union into deeper uncertainty, writes Paul Sandle. Reaction Prime Minister Theresa May “I will contest that vote with everything I’ve got. “A change of leadership in the […]

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#ContemptOfParliament – May’s government loses contempt vote over #Brexit legal advice

#ContemptOfParliament – May’s government loses contempt vote over #Brexit legal advice

| December 4, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May’s government was found in contempt of parliament on Tuesday (4 December) for refusing to release its full legal advice on Brexit, underlining the depth of opposition among MPs to her deal on leaving the European Union, writes Kylie MacLellan. The row threatened to overshadow the start of five days of debate […]

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May says opposition Labour Party is playing politics with #Brexit

May says opposition Labour Party is playing politics with #Brexit

| December 3, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the opposition Labour Party was trying to betray voters by frustrating the government’s attempt to implement Brexit, writes Kylie MacLellan. “Sadly, what we see from the Labour Party (is) their various attempts to frustrate Brexit and frustrate this vote,” May told the BBC. “What I see from […]

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