• 31 Jan 2019

    With time running out, Parliament’s half term break has been cancelled. Meanwhile, Labour MPs who say they will back Theresa May’s deal have been branded “cowards and facilitators” by another MP from their own party.

  • 29 Jan 2019

    She was jailed for three months today, but the law allows her to continue to work as an MP. She has, however, been thrown out of the Labour Party.

  • 29 Jan 2019

    They have become known as “county lines” drug supply chains. They are the network of supply lines for crack cocaine and heroin that link powerful big-city dealers with small-town, rural users.

  • 29 Jan 2019

    MPs spent an hour and a half voting on a series of amendments to Theresa May’s Brexit deal. The options ranged from keeping Britain in the customs union, to delaying Brexit if no deal is agreed, or going back to the European Union to demand legal changes to the Northern Ireland backstop.

  • 29 Jan 2019

    Tories: Carry on conspiring

    Theresa May told the Tory MPs gathered in front of her last night that she couldn’t fully back the amendment there and then because she didn’t have Cabinet approval to do so… and then a few breaths later said she would whip the party to back it.

  • 28 Jan 2019

    Two weeks after the thumping Commons defeat for the Brexit divorce deal Theresa May has unveiled her Plan B. In a meeting with Tory MPs she asked them to back an amendment (the Brady amendment) which she hopes gets voted on tomorrow and which calls for “alternative arrangements” to the Northern Ireland backstop to be…

  • 27 Jan 2019

    Labour MP Hilary Benn is the chair of Parliament’s Brexit committee.

  • 27 Jan 2019

    The European Union will not ratify a Brexit deal which doesn’t include a backstop to prevent the return of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, Ireland’s deputy Prime Minister has insisted, again. And that won’t help Theresa May’s efforts to get her deal through Parliament by getting further concessions from the EU…

  • 25 Jan 2019

    He’s under pressure from many of his own MPs to back a second referendum on Brexit. But so far Jeremy Corbyn has proved reluctant to commit. The Labour leader has long been seen as something of a Eurosceptic, and now some are accusing his top team of advisers of discouraging him from supporting what some call a People’s Vote.…

  • 25 Jan 2019

    Labour MP Alison McGovern supports the People’s Vote campaign.

  • 22 Jan 2019

    Len McCluskey to enter No 10 for talks

    The odyssey of Brexit reaches a new weirdness on Thursday. Len McCluskey will be walking up Downing Street for talks with Theresa May. The leader of Unite, sworn enemy of the Tories and the establishment has been invited in as part of the wider talks on Brexit which started after last week’s failed vote of…

  • 20 Jan 2019

    “Stealing brexit.” “Hijacking” the will of the people. There’s been fury about Remainer MPs’ attempts to allow parliament to dictate terms to the government over Brexit. Remainer MP Dominic Grieve is one of those under fire for proposing an amendment that would allow rebels to take control of parliamentary business. If a motion for debate…

  • 19 Jan 2019

    With a no deal Brexit still the default option, there are fresh doubts about a ferry service the government wants to deliver emergency supplies. Seaborne Freight won a controversial £14 million contract to run a service between Ramsgate and Ostend. But on a visit to Ramsgate, the Mayor of Ostend told our Business Editor Siobhan…

  • 19 Jan 2019

    Cathy Newman spoke to the Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer and began by asking him why Labour was still procrastinating about calling for a second referendum.

  • 19 Jan 2019

    The Prime Minister is spending the weekend trying to come up with a Brexit Plan B to present to MPs on Monday. The opposition today unveiled its own two point plan to break the impasse. But while the overwhelming majority of Labour members want a second referendum, the Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer insisted…