Friday, 29th March 2019
- Theresa May at risk of fresh Brexit defeat as MP’s will vote again
- The day UK was supposed to be leaving EU
- Independent Group to register as Change UK party under Heidi Allen
- The European commission has said that the UK only has to pass the withdrawal agreement for the UK to be able to leave the EU
- John Bercow, the Speaker, says there will now be an eight-minute limit on speeches
Friday 29th March 2019
Today was supposed to be the day the UK should have left the EU
Businesses and industry worldwide had targeted this date as the one where all their agreements should have been made. Instead, they have been sent to into a spiral of uncertainty where no-one knows what is going to happen
MPs are to vote again on Brexit – on the day the UK was due to leave the EU
The Commons is debating a motion on the withdrawal agreement, covering terms of the UK’s exit
Liam Fox has warned MP’s that they will undermine faith in mainstream politics by creating a “chasm of distrust” if they fail to do so
Jeremy Corbyn has warned that the new Brexit deal is bad business and brings with it a uncertainty and that labour will not be supporting it
Thursday 28th March 2019
PM Theresa May has managed to gain some more support for her Brexit proposal, but we aren’t any clearer as to what will happen.
Her pledge has brought some MP’s on-side, such as ex-foreign secretary Boris Johnson.
Boris Johnson has demonstrated that his loyalty is to the top job, not the deal itself. His support for the PM’s proposal is solely resting on the fact that she will resign, allowing him to mount a challenge for the leadership of the conservative party.
But challenges remain for the PM after Northern Ireland’s DUP, who she relies on for support, said it would not back the deal because of the Irish backstop.
Meanwhile, none of eight alternative Brexit proposals brought by MPs secured backing in a series of Commons votes.
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Wednesday 27th March 2019
Ken Clarke’s proposal for a permanent customs union with the EU came closest to gaining parliamentary approval but was beaten by 272 to 264 votes
Tonight’s indicative votes has strengthened the government’s view that the PM’s deal is the best option.
After the option for the second referendum did not get enough support any deal must include a withdrawal agreement.
Boris Johnson has revealed he will back the prime ministers deal in order to get her out of no 10.
The List of eight amendments that will be put to a vote.
No deal – Just get out no matter what & we will fix our own mess our own way
Common market 2.0 – Create a free trade association and the European Economic Area
Efta and EEA – Out of the customs union but remaining within the EEA and rejoining Efta
Customs union – permanent & comprehensive UK-wide customs union with the EU
Customs union and alignment with the single market – Having a customs union and to shadow the single market inc some laws & EU rights
Revocation to avoid no deal – If the government has not passed its withdrawal agreement, it would have to stage a vote on a no-deal
Confirmatory public vote – A public vote to confirm any Brexit deal passed by parliament
Contingent preferential arrangements – Seek to agree on a preferential trade arrangement with the EU
MPs have voted to take control of today’s parliamentary business. A series of indicative votes to show their preferred options for Brexit will follow this evening. The Speaker, John Bercow has selected eight options. The measures being debated include leaving without a deal, forming a customs union, Norway style or customs 2.0 and a confirmatory referendum.
Theresa May is still trying to drum up support for her deal, despite it being voted down by a large margin twice.
The Speaker of the House reiterated his earlier warnings that the PM’s deal could not come back for a vote if it had not significantly changed.
Labour has confirmed it will be backing a motion calling for a confirmatory public vote, saying any deal agreed by Parliament “needs further democratic approval”.
Govt source: only realistic way to circumvent John Bercow’s ruling on meaningful vote is to incorporate it into Withdrawal Bill (the one implementing Brexit deal). So second reading of that bill would effectively be the meaningful vote— Nicholas Watt (@nicholaswatt) March 27, 2019
At 2.00pm parliament will vote to take control over the Brexit process…
If the PM loses she will have to go back to the EU with the new set of conditions. How will the EU respond?
Donald Tusk has said the EU must not betray the 6 million people who signed the petition or the 1 million who marched in London on Saturday.
Nigel Farage has asked the EU to just kick us out on 12th of May, irrespective of what happens to the UK afterwards.
Jeremy Corbyn pushes the PM for a second referendum
The Prime Minister still believes her deal is the best deal for the country, providing certainty for the future of this country. (We’re scratching our head at that statement)
“Frankly unable to govern” – Jeremy Corbyn
The Prime Minister is preparing for PM Question time where she will face a hostile crowd from both sides of the bench
MPs are preparing to vote for their preferred Brexit option, with the PM due to meet Tory backbenchers in an effort to win them over to her deal.
All bets are off – At least 16 Brexit proposals have been submitted by MPs for “indicative votes” in the Commons today
Theresa May has said she could still hold a third vote on her withdrawal deal this week
73 MEP’s are working on overtime from Friday onwards.
Later today she will address the Tory backbenchers to gain their support
We think it’s fair to say that no one knows what is going to happen
It is becoming so ridiculous and complicated that we’ve all stopped laughing and are now genuinely concerned about what will happen to our country
Westminster’s Brexit business will run a little differently Wednesday. Off the back of voting on Monday night, UK lawmakers voted for an amendment put forward by Conservative MP Oliver Letwin, giving them control over the parliamentary timetable on Wednesday. Plans for how voting would unfold were outlined in Letwin’s Business of the House motion.
Power transfers to lawmakers at around 2:00 p.m. with House Speaker John Bercow making a selection of the tabled motions an hour or so later.
Labour MPs are being whipped to support the Beckett/Kyle/Wilson indicative vote motion that promotes Brexit referendum— Robert Peston (@Peston) March 27, 2019
Labour MP Stephen Kinnock says he’ll be voting for a Norway-style arrangement with the EU.
“I’ve been completely consistent for the last two and a half years. I’ve been campaigning for the Norway option.
Tuesday 26th March 2019
- The Parliament has seized control over the Brexit process
- Using Indicative votes to decide the future
- The struggle, for the PM, is to ensure the indicative voting process does not lead to a second referendum
- The PM does not see the Brexit process as a failure, she would see remaining as part of EU a failure.
Arron Banks, co-founder of Leave.EU, said remaining looked better than May’s deal
British MP’s have seized control of the parliamentary timetable for a series of “indicative votes” on the next steps for Brexit – but Theresa May has not committed to abide by the outcome. The House of Commons passed by a comfortable 329 ayes to 302 noes an amendment led by the Conservative former minister Sir Oliver Letwin which provides for a series of indicative votes on finding a consensus Brexit solution. The PM lost three ministers who resigned.
“Where this government has failed, this house must, and I believe will, succeed.” – Jeremy Corbyn
At least 16 Brexit proposals have been submitted by MP’s for “indicative votes” in the Commons today. The Speaker, John Bercow, will select the options to be debated.
Monday 25th March 2019
The Brexit process is a complete shambles
The weekend saw the 2 biggest protest rally in UK history, second only to the Iraq war
The PM has been trying to make deals and making all kinds of commitments to secure some sort of solution to Brexit
She won’t allow a second referendum
The government has become the laughing-stock of Europe.
What week it has been, The Prime Minister has spent the weekend in Chequers, trying to make a deal even bargaining with her future.
It Is understood that Boris Johnson was at this meeting and he wanted assurances that the Prime Minister would resign before choosing a side.
“Europe cannot remain a ‘prisoner’ to Brexit delays, Macron says”
Here are a few of the best articles from today, to catch up on what you may have missed. We’ve also added a few articles from European media to give you an idea of what the EU think of our shambolic Brexit.
“The face of Britain is disfigured by Brexit. My German friends used to say they thought we were ordered and now they realize we’re just as chaotic as they are.”
Oh and BTW way we have handpicked the articles … we don’t trust auto feeds and RSS content when it is this important.
Hover over the pictures and you will see the name of the publisher as well a snippet of the article.