Labour is walking a difficult line, showing some ankle to the armies of disaffected Remainers who backed them in the snap election while honouring the referendum result and the Labour-supporting Brexiteers beyond London who, some MPs say, are already badgering them with emails asking what the party is playing at.
Britain’s Brexit bill could double
Britain’s Brexit bill could be double the amount that Theresa May offered the EU in September. The critical cabinet committee in charge of making the decision has just finished meeting in Downing Street. The EU says without that promise of extra money, the talks won’t move on to the future trading relationship, and the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier has also warned Britain…
Brexit talks delayed a week
The next round of Brexit negotiations in Brussels has been pushed back by a week “to allow more time for consultation”. The talks now won’t start until the last week of September, after a major speech on Brexit that Theresa May is expected to make next week.
Hilary Benn: Brexit bill ‘takes extraordinarily wide and sweeping powers’
The Labour MP and chair of the Brexit committee, Hilary Benn, discusses the government’s EU withdrawal bill.
TUC concerned EU bill could affect workers’ rights
The government’s Brexit negotiating strategy has been under attack from the Trades Union Congress boss Frances O’Grady, who told delegates at their conference in Brighton that the repeal bill would mean “open season” on workers’ rights if it’s allowed to go through the Commons unamended.
MPs to vote on EU withdrawal bill
MPs will be staying up into the early hours tonight for a crucial vote on the Brexit withdrawal bill, designed to turn European rules and regulations into British laws.