Jacob Rees-Mogg

Theresa May gathers Cabinet for crunch Brexit talks – as Jacob Rees-Mogg and top Brexiteers reveal their own plan for our EU exit

THERESA May is gathering her Cabinet for crunch Brexit talks this afternoon – as Jacob Rees-Mogg and top Brexiteers reveal their own plan for our EU …

Boris Johnson

May will change her mind on Brexit, says Rees-Mogg

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will eventually decide to abandon her strategy for maintaining close trade ties with the European Union because it lacks support, a leading eurosceptic lawmaker in her Conservative Party said on Monday.<p>Leading Conservative Party Brexiter Jacob …

Conservative Party

Boris Johnson says Eurosceptic Brexit plan will 'set us free' and warns Chequers will tie UK to EU 'forever'

Boris Johnson has said that a new Eurosceptic Brexit plan will "set us free to prosper" as he warned that Theresa May's Chequers deal will force the UK to accept EU rules "forever".<p>The former Foreign Secretary gave his backing to a report published by the Institute for Economic Affairs detailing …

Boris Johnson

“Let’s take back control of socialism”: Stella Creasy’s rallying cry to Corbynsceptics

Full text of the Walthamstow MP’s speech to Progress on the Labour conference fringe.<p>We’ve been here [in Liverpool] for two days now. Did anyone sign …

Opinion (UK)

How to diversify Brexit risk

A few weeks ago, I wrote that with the risk of Hard Brexit still clearly on the table – but with softer outcomes still within reach – it made sense …

Hard Brexit

'Absolute melts': Labour's Stella Creasy attacks 'toxic' Momentum at Progress rally

In a fiery speech at a rally on the fringes of Labour's conference, the Walthamstow MP implores moderates not to leave the party.<p>Labour's Stella …

Labour Party

IEA's Brexit proposals: the main points

It has been billed by Jacob Rees-Mogg as the “most exciting contribution” to the Brexit debate in months, proposing a Canada-style free trade deal as an alternative to Theresa May’s Chequers plan.<p>The free-market thinktank the Institute for Economic Affairs’ report Plan A+: Creating a Prosperous …

Northern Ireland

Philip Hammond calls for flow of low-skilled migrants as CBI attacks Canada plan

Chancellor Philip Hammond was today set to intervene in Cabinet with a call for a flow of low-skilled immigrant workers from selected countries after …

Philip Hammond

Who Will Lead the Tories Next?

A look at the likeliest contenders to replace Prime Minister Theresa May should conservative discontent spark a battle for her job<p>Speaking at the …

Politics

Tony Blair: We need a second Brexit vote so that we don’t betray Britain’s future

The case for the People’s Vote is now overwhelming. The real betrayal of the country would be refusing it.<p>There have been two years of frankly …

Opinion (UK)

Cabinet crunch time: Theresa May faces showdown as Tories urge her to abandon Chequers

Theresa May faces a showdown with her Cabinet on Monday over Brexit and renewed pressure from senior Conservatives to abandon her Chequers …

European Union

Brexit: New referendum must exclude any option to remain in EU, says Len McCluskey

The leader of the union that is Labour’s biggest financial backer has said remaining in the EU must not be an option in any new referendum on …

European Union

Tune in soon for Europe’s view of Britain’s post-Brexit apocalyptic future | Kevin McKenna

A wretched characteristic of UK light entertainment has been its obsession with sending our own <i>grands hommes</i> and <i>dames</i> of the television establishment overseas to make programmes. This serves two purposes: it provides some respite from veteran cravat-wearers whingeing about ageism on television and …

Opinion (UK)

As Vince says, if you can’t beat ’em, spresm | David Mitchell

Cable just ploughs on as if 'exotic spresm' means something, or as if the right noise could be dubbed on to the speech<p>Last Tuesday, on one of the thousands of occasions I glanced needlessly at my phone, it made me notice a news story. Vince Cable, it appeared, had described the hardcore Leavers’ …

Opinion (UK)

In today’s Britain, compromise is spurned in a bid for brutal victories | Nick Cohen

Politics before the crash was based on the understanding that you couldn’t have it all. The free-market right had won the economic war, ran the cliche of the time, while the left had won the culture war. Centre-left governments were “intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich”, said Peter …

Opinion (UK)

Amber Rudd hints she may team up with Boris Johnson in a future Tory leadership contest

AMBER Rudd has hinted at a “dream ticket” Tory leadership pairing with Boris Johnson.<p>The former Home Secretary - who has crossed swords with BoJo in …

Boris Johnson

Macron is branded a 'complete prat' and accused of wanting to be like France's longest-reigning monarch Louis XIV after calling Leave campaigners 'liars'

Emmanuel Macron was called a ‘complete prat’ and accused of behaving like Louis XIV yesterday as he was criticised by both sides of the Brexit divide …

François Hollande

Tory and Labour politicians unite in criticism of Theresa May’s approach to Brexit

Tory and Labour politicians have united in their criticism of Theresa May following a defiant Downing Street speech in which the British Prime …

BBC

Pound To Euro Plummets As Theresa May Delivers Crunch Brexit Statement

The sterling suffered its biggest fall since November.<p>The pound saw its biggest drop in almost a year following Theresa May’s crunch statement, in …

Donald Tusk

Despite Theresa May’s opposition to a Brexit U-turn, a People’s Vote is still on the table

Executive Director of Open Britain, part of the People’s Vote campaign<p>Theresa May’s statement today shows that she knows the country is now heading …

Boris Johnson

For Northern Ireland’s young, a people’s vote on Brexit is a must | Doire Finn

I have lived in Northern Ireland all of my life, raised in the small border town of Newry on a political boundary line that has historically been more treacherous footing for politicians than any sheer gorge or ravine. And yet, as someone in their 20s growing up in the aftermath of the Good Friday …

Opinion (UK)

Labour needs to stop playing it safe and offer a real alternative to Theresa May's useless posturing

Anyone seen the Labour Party? Is there an opposition still alive outside of Vince Cable?<p>The prime minister has just had her biggest policy blown to …

Opinion (UK)

For our future's sake, Labour must back a People's Vote

Backing a new Brexit referendum isn't just the right thing to do, it's the smart one too.<p>The history of the Labour movement has been one of protest, …

Opinion (UK)

Angry May is now Resorting to Blaming the EU For Her Failures!

Friday 21st September 2018<br>Charlie Mullins<p>Sometimes you just need to know when to stop digging, but PM Theresa May doesn't seem to have learned that …

Business (UK)

Theresa May statement: 'I expect respect from the EU' - as it happened

That’s all from the blog today, thanks so much for your comments. You can read the full story here:<p>Theresa May demands respect from EU in Brexit negotiations<p>Read more<p>Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has described May’s statement as “dreadful” and her tactics “hugely damaging”.<p>“The Prime …

Northern Ireland

France doesn't care about Brexit: Macron hit out at May to be Europe's 'progressive leader', not to mask domestic woes

Leading Brexiteers are bristling with outrage at Emmanuel Macron's extraordinary break from diplomatic protocol by branding them liars who had misled the British people.<p>Some have accused the French president of trying to distract from his own domestic woes.<p>“Is it an attempt to distract attention …

Emmanuel Macron

Climate change means we need to talk about moving populations inland

<i>The latest entry in our ‘In Defence Of’ series...</i><p>I have to start this with a disclaimer: I’m not writing this from anywhere in Teesside. I’m writing …

Teesside

Salzburg humiliation leaves May idling at the Brexit crossroads

With little more than a week to go until the Tory party faithful gather in Birmingham for their annual conference, Salzburg was meant to be a political warm-up lap for Theresa May.<p>Downing Street hadn’t expected an enthusiastic reception for the Chequers plan from EU leaders but, after a series of …

Northern Ireland

UKIP will not join Steve Bannon's anti-EU movement, says leader

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - The United Kingdom Independence Party has no plans to join an anti-European Union campaign masterminded by U.S. President Donald Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon, UKIP's leader told Reuters.<p>The party was one of the driving forces behind Britain's vote to leave …

Steve Bannon

Brexit: a cry from the Irish border

‘Jacob Rees-Mogg you're right. You don't need to visit the border... you need to have lived here.’ Belfast-born actor Stephen Rea explores the real …

Boris Johnson