With just six weeks until Britain is due to leave the European Union, we're still no closer to finding out whether the UK will leave the EU on time, with a deal, or even at all. Theresa May has, so far, received short shrift from senior European figures in her attempt to secure legally significant changes to the Northern Irish backstop, thus reducing the chances her Withdrawal Agreement will clear the Commons. The Prime Minister now faces the prospect of a fresh rebellion in the chamber tonight from Brexiteers in her own party over her EU withdrawal stance, which suggests the tightrope the Prime Minister is attempting to cross is unsteady in the Brexit breeze. Meanwhile, the possibility of a... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about Brexit latest odds tracker: Best bets on how (and if) Brexit will happen
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Blocking Brexit could "open the door" to "extremist" populist political forces in the UK, the transport secretary has warned. Chris Grayling added that the millions who voted to leave the European Union would feel "cheated", and it could end the centuries of "moderate" politics that the UK has enjoyed since the Civil War.The cabinet minister also urged his Conservative colleagues to back Theresa May's Brexit deal.Just days before the critical Commons vote, Mr Grayling told the Daily Mail: "People have to think long and hard about how they are going to vote."This is too important for political game-playing and I urge Conservative MPs who back Brexit and others to back the deal."If not, we risk a break with the British tradition of moderate, mainstream politics that goes back to the Restoration in 1660."MPs need to remember that Britain, its people and its traditions are the mother of parliaments."We ignore that and the will of the people at our peril." Mr Grayling said there would be a … [Read more...] about Blocking Brexit will spark rise of ‘extremist’ politics, minister warns
It took 48 hours after Parliament returned from their winter recess for any Christmas cheer to be extinguished from British politics. With Theresa May suffering two defeats in two days as MPs try to influence the future of Brexit, there is now plenty of confusion over whether Britain's departure from the European Union will go ahead as scheduled on March 29th. After an amendment, tabled by Dominic Grieve, insisting that the Prime Minister returns to the House of Commons within three days if she loses the vote on her Brexit deals, her position is under increased threat. The volatility of Brexit markets have bookmakers changing odds over Britain's date of departure, the chances of a second referendum... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register … [Read more...] about Brexit latest odds: Best bets on how (and if) Brexit will happen
Michael Deacon Parliamentary Sketchwriter Follow 2 July 2018 • 7:41pm Tory Brexiteers are getting anxious. They’re worried they’ve been had – or are about to be. For the entirety of her premiership, Theresa May has been repeating that Brexit will definitely go ahead. Yet, with just months go until the official departure date, some of her MPs seem to be having serious doubts. Just look at some of the questions they put to her in the Commons this afternoon. “Could she assure my constituents,” asked Richard Drax (Con, South Dorset), “that we are indeed going to leave the European Union?” “Will Brexit,” asked Sir Desmond Swayne (Con, New Forest West), “be recognisable as Brexit?” “Will my right honourable friend confirm,” asked Jacob Rees-Mogg (Con, North East Somerset),... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium … [Read more...] about Two years on, Tory MPs are still asking Theresa May whether Brexit will ever actually happen
THE countdown to the UK’s historic EU breakaway has begun with negotiations well under way. But what will Brexit mean for the millions of EU citizens who currently live in the UK - and the Brits living in Europe. Here's what we know. Prime Minister Theresa May wrote to Donald Tusk triggering Article 50 on March 29 2017 How many EU citizens are there in the UK? Around 3.6million EU nationals currently live in the UK, including nearly 600,000 children. Theresa May confirmed all EU nationals living in the UK will now be able to gain “settled status” and stay here indefinitely. The PM vowed in June last year that “no family will be split up” as she outlined a 15-page document detailing the Government’s offer on citizen rights. After an initial agreement on "divorce issues" with the EU was reached on December 8, Mrs May pledged that EU citizens' rights would be written into UK law. She then wrote an open letter saying: “I greatly value the … [Read more...] about What will happen to EU citizens in the UK after Brexit, will they need visas and how many are in Britain now?