Updated 2:35 am CDT, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 British Conservative Party lawmaker Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Britain's Conservative Party is holding an election to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned last week after failing to lead Britain out of the European Union on schedule. Former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson is currently the bookies favorite to replace May. less British Conservative Party lawmaker Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Britain's Conservative Party is holding an election to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned last ... more Photo: Frank Augstein, AP Photo: Frank Augstein, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 British Conservative Party lawmaker Boris Johnson … [Read more...] about Battle over Brexit resumes in UK House of Commons
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News / UK and world by Press Association January 29, 2019, 4:57 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Brexit is the talk of Tuesday’s papers ahead of key votes on amendments to the Withdrawal Agreement in the Commons. Among the amendments which could be selected is one by 1922 Committee chairman Sir Graham Brady, which states that Parliament would be willing to support the Withdrawal Agreement reached with the EU if “alternative arrangements” were found to avoid a hard border with Ireland. Mrs May has backed the proposal which, if selected and passed, could see her return to Brussels for more negotiations. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, William Hague said European leaders needed to “think carefully” before sending Mrs May without a concession. He said: “If you leave Theresa May to swing, she will probably fall. “A new British prime minister is either going to be a more hardline Conservative or Jeremy … [Read more...] about How do Britain’s papers view the latest battles over Brexit?
News / UK and world by Press Association December 2, 2018, 12:03 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Theresa May has been warned she is on course for a “historic constitutional row” unless the Government releases its full legal advice on the Brexit deal. Labour said it is ready to combine with other opposition parties to start proceedings for contempt of Parliament unless the legal opinion of Attorney General Geoffrey Cox is published in full. The DUP – which props up the Conservative government in the Commons – was said to be ready to sign a joint letter with other parties to Speaker John Bercow on Monday unless ministers back down. It potentially represents another hurdle for Theresa May to overcome as she struggles to win backing for her deal in the crucial commons vote on December 11. MPs across Parliament have angrily accused ministers of ignoring the will of the House after they said only that … [Read more...] about May warned of ‘historic’ constitutional battle over Brexit legal advice
Theresa May is braced for a furious backlash from Tory Brexiteers as she presents her deal on Britain's EU withdrawal to the Commons. The Prime Minister cleared the first hurdle when Cabinet ministers approved the draft terms of her agreement with Brussels at a stormy five-hour meeting on Wednesday. But she now faces a battle to get it through Parliament as pro-Leave Conservative MPs, and some Remainers, lined up to condemn the plan, accusing her of breaking promises and leaving the UK at the mercy of Brussels. Following the release of the 585-page agreement document, Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the pro-Brexit European Research Group, wrote to all Tory MPs urging them to vote against it. Rumours continued to swirl at Westminster that the tally of Conservative MPs who have submitted letters of no confidence in Mrs May is about to reach the 48 threshold needed to trigger a vote on her position. Mr Rees-Mogg said that he was not among those MPs who had written to the chairman of the … [Read more...] about PM faces Commons battle over Brexit deal as Tory rebels threaten coup
0 Have your say Are some factions in the Conservative Party now in danger of damaging it beyond repair? The Conservative Party has never in its history been in such a state of turmoil and civil war as is the case today over Brexit. The question is now legitimately being asked whether it can ever recover fully from the horrendous political damage it is inflicting on itself. People do not vote for parties which are scratching their own eyes out.Jo Johnson, the hitherto orderly Transport Minister, has become the seventh member of the Government to resign over Brexit. Unlike his brother, Boris, Jo is a Remainer and has said that he is not out to remove the Prime Minister, but simply to change the policy.If Johnson thinks the voters are fooled by that statement, he is a fool himself. He must know that every political missile hurled at the Prime Minister weakens her position, possibly to the point where she will topple over the edge.These people say they are putting … [Read more...] about Chris Moncrieff: Tories are tearing themselves apart over Brexit