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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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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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#Labour party won’t countenance a no-deal #Brexit – #Corbyn

#Labour party won’t countenance a no-deal #Brexit – #Corbyn

| November 22, 2018

British opposition Labour Party won’t countenance a no-deal Brexit, party leader Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) said this week, even as it plans to vote against Prime Minister Theresa May’s draft deal to withdraw from the European Union, writes William James. “Labour will not countenance a no-deal Brexit,” Corbyn said during a speech to business leaders in […]

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UK’s Labour Party – If PM May’s #Brexit deal fails, we want an election

UK’s Labour Party – If PM May’s #Brexit deal fails, we want an election

| November 14, 2018

Britain’s opposition Labour Party said that if Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was voted down then it would push for a national election and also possibly another referendum, Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer (pictured) said, writes Guy Faulconbridge. “At the moment the prime minister is a long way from home,” Starmer said when asked if […]

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May cannot expect Labour to save her #Brexit vote – Thornberry

May cannot expect Labour to save her #Brexit vote – Thornberry

| November 13, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May cannot expect the opposition Labour Party to save her in a parliamentary vote on any Brexit deal, Emily Thornberry (pictured), Labour’s foreign affairs policy chief, said on Sunday (11 November), writes Elizabeth Piper. “What we’ve said is that you cannot simply come to the House of Commons with a bit […]

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