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Campaigners step up pressure on EU and UK to guarantee citizens’ rights after #Brexit

Campaigners step up pressure on EU and UK to guarantee citizens’ rights after #Brexit

| November 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

A delegation of campaigners met MEPs in Strasbourg as part of a campaign to ensure the legal residency rights of citizens are “fully respected” after the UK exits the EU, writes Martin Banks. The move came as MPs in the House of Commons held a debate amendments to legislation which will pave the way for […]

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#Brexit: Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein suggests second vote

#Brexit: Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein suggests second vote

| November 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

The chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein (pictured), has suggested holding another referendum on Brexit. Blankfein tweeted: “Here in UK, lots of hand-wringing from CEOs over #Brexit… So much at stake, why not make sure consensus still there?” The firm, which is known to have taken office space in Frankfurt, employs about 6,000 people […]

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European Parliament’s #Brexit negotiator – ‘Not so pessimistic’ about reaching deal

European Parliament’s #Brexit negotiator – ‘Not so pessimistic’ about reaching deal

| November 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

The European Union and Britain must quickly solve major issues in Brexit negotiations such as finances and citizens’ rights but there is a good chance a deal can be reached, European Parliament negotiator Guy Verhofstadt (pictured) was quoted as saying. “It’s our goal to conclude the talks with an agreement. And I’m actually not so […]

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Ireland says new thinking from UK needed for #Brexit breakthrough

Ireland says new thinking from UK needed for #Brexit breakthrough

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

New thinking is needed from the British government to secure agreement on the Irish border and allow Brexit talks to move onto the next phase as the current proposals are not credible, Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney (pictured) said on Tuesday (14 November), writes Conor Humphries. Brussels wants three issues broadly solved before it decides […]

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#Brexit: Scotland’s Sturgeon demands changes in EU exit bill after meeting May

#Brexit: Scotland’s Sturgeon demands changes in EU exit bill after meeting May

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured) said on Tuesday (14 November) the UK government had to make changes to its European Union withdrawal bill before her devolved government in Edinburgh would agree to back it, but said she was hopeful progress could be made. The devolved governments in Scotland and Wales are worried that the […]

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Forty #Conservative MPs ‘ready to oust May’

Forty #Conservative MPs ‘ready to oust May’

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Forty members of parliament from Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party have agreed to sign a letter of no-confidence in her, the Sunday Times newspaper has reported on 12 November. That is eight short of the number needed to trigger a party leadership contest, the mechanism through which May could be forced from office and […]

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May’s #Brexit – the challenge from within

May’s #Brexit – the challenge from within

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

British PM Theresa May says she is “no quitter”, but that assertion is getting sorely tested as the vibes around her leadership get worse and worse. The weekend’s media round brought news that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Environment Secretary Michael Gove sent her a letter essentially dictating how she should handle Brexit, while others reported […]

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