Jill Lawless, Associated Press Updated 9:30 am CDT, Thursday, August 15, 2019 FILE - In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019 file photo, the leader of Britain's opposition Labour party Jeremy Corbyn makes a speech on stage during a rally on Whitehall in London. Britain’s fractious opposition politicians are giving a mixed reception to a plan by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to block a no-deal Brexit. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed that Britain will leave the EU on Oct. 31, with or without a divorce deal. less FILE - In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019 file photo, the leader of Britain's opposition Labour party Jeremy Corbyn makes a speech on stage during a rally on Whitehall in London. Britain’s fractious opposition ... more Photo: Matt Dunham, AP Photo: Matt Dunham, AP Image 1 of / 7 … [Read more...] about What’s next as Labour Party seeks to stop a no-deal Brexit?
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The agreement between the UK and EU leaders to delay Brexit until the end of October is a compromise. British Prime Minister Theresa May had requested an extension to June 30. Some European leaders wanted a much longer delay; European Council President Donald Tusk had suggested the United Kingdom could remain in the European Union for up to a year. But French President Emmanuel Macron insisted on a tougher approach, including a shorter deadline. It’s the second time Brexit has been delayed. In March EU leaders agreed a shorter extension aimed at resolving matters before the European Parliament elections in May. What has been agreed? The European Council's statement says the UK and leaders of the 27 other EU countries have agreed to delay Brexit until October 31, 2019. The end date is several months later than the British government’s request for an extension until June 30. The official objective is to allow time for the Withdrawal Agreement to be ratified. The divorce deal … [Read more...] about Brexit delay: does the extension to October change anything?
LONDON — Theresa May is the " Brexit Means Brexit” prime minister. For almost three years since Britain voted to leave the European Union, May repeated the mantra that she would deliver the departure. But time and circumstance have made her change her words. July 11, 2016, while candidate for Conservative Party leader: “Brexit means Brexit and we’re going to make a success of it.” ___ July 13, 2016, in her first speech as prime minister: “As we leave the European Union, we will forge a bold, new, positive role for ourselves in the world.” ___ January 17, 2017: “After all the division and discord, the country is coming together.” ___ March 29, 2017, triggering the two-year countdown to departure under EU rules: “This is an historic moment from which there can be no turning back.” ___ December 15, 2017: “What people voted for last year was for us to leave the European Union and we will leave the EU on 29 … [Read more...] about Theresa May in quotes: from ‘Brexit means Brexit’ to I quit
0 Have your say Angry lorry drivers are set to stage a nationwide pro-Brexit go-slow protest which could bring Britain's motorways to a standstill. Truck and HGV drivers across the country are planning a series of demonstrations across the UK on Friday and Saturday, threatening to disrupt rush hour traffic. It is not clear when exactly the protests will take place, but protesters from Yorkshire Brexit Action Group say that go-slows will happen in and around major roads in Yorkshire on Thursday, March 23.The M1 is set to be targeted along with the M18 near Doncaster and the A1. It is not yet clear exactly which motorways and where on those motorways could feel the worst effects.A spokesman for the Yorkshire Brexit Action Group said: "Our plans are to stage a go slow on all major roads and trunk roads in demonstration to the unwillingness of the elected to deliver the result of the people."-> Doncaster pub cancels Brexit party but invites Nigel Farage for a … [Read more...] about M1 and ‘all major roads in Yorkshire’ set to be targeted by Pro-Brexit go slow protests
Sources within the People’s Vote campaign say they are well short of the number of MPs they need to force a second Brexit referendum. Their estimates suggest they have just 175 out of 650 MPs willing to back a second vote. They are pinning their hopes on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to get behind another poll. People’s Vote insiders say it is “game over” unless Corbyn shifts soon. LONDON – Sources within the campaign for another Brexit referendum have told Business Insider that they must get Jeremy Corbyn on board within the next few weeks or it is “game over” for the prospect of forcing a second vote. Sources within the People’s Vote campaign said they estimate there are currently just 175 out of the House of Commons’ 650 MPs who are willing to support another referendum. This includes 116 Labour MPs, some of whom are shadow Cabinet ministers. But crucially, not the Labour leader. “We need to move Jeremy Corbyn or … [Read more...] about Second Brexit referendum campaign fear it’s ‘game over’ unless Corbyn backs a People’s Vote