SNP MPs stage mass walkout in Commons
The entire group of Scottish National Party MPs staged a walkout at Prime Minister’s Questions today in protest at what they said was a “power grab” by Westminster. The SNP claim that the government is keeping hold of powers that should go to Edinburgh after Brexit, and were furious that they didn’t get the chance…
Jacob Rees-Mogg MP: Commons vote ‘makes no-deal Brexit more likely’
Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston, who backed Remain, and leading Tory Brexiteer, Jacob Rees-Mogg, discuss the Commons debate on the government’s EU withdrawal bill.
Government wins Brexit bill vote after concessions
In Westminster, a government fearing defeat in the Commons made concessions to rebel Tory MPs to give the house more of a veto than it’s ever had over Brexit negotiations. Consequently a defeat on a number of Lords amendments to the EU withdrawal bill was avoided, but there are further votes tomorrow. This came after…
Boris Johnson calls proposed EU customs partnership ‘crazy’
Fresh from his Washington trip, the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has criticised Downing Street’s favoured proposal for a post-Brexit customs partnership. “Crazy” was the epithet he chose to describe the plan. On top of that, a vote in the House of Lords further threatens to derail the government’s hopes of a smooth journey to Brexit…
Irish want no hard border pledge in writing
The decision to double the amount Britain pays for the divorce bill now leaves the issue of the Irish border as the last remaining stumbling block preventing the EU moving on to Brexit trade talks. But those talks were threatened by the Irish government’s insistence that Britain needed to confirm in writing that there wouldn’t…
May’s promise to EU citizens in the UK
Theresa May tried to thaw relations with EU leaders was to write an open message on social media today to EU citizens in the UK, all 3.2 million of them.