Brexit (Page 12)

Gavin Williamson - UK NEWS

Britain’s military capabilities easily dwarf those of any other EU member state apart from France. It also has diplomatic and intelligence services that are among Europe’s best resourced and most capable.

“We will further strengthen the European pillar in NATO, contribute to European security and improve Europe’s resilience to security threats,” Britain and Germany said in a document which did not mention Brexit. Continue reading

Brexit - UK News - EU Politics Stories - Europe

If Britain genuinely wanted a good last-minute Brexit deal, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt should probably not have compared the European Union to the USSR. Brexit saga sees a revitalization of politics on both sides, allowing the country to focus its attention on the issues that really count. Before we get there, however, it looks set to be one hell of a ride.

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Boris Johnson vs Theresa May - UK Brexit News in Politics

In a speech which delighted an audience at the Conservative Party conference, Boris Johnson called for no new taxes and extra health service spending whilst the room erupted into cheers when he said May needed “to chuck Chequers”, as her Brexit proposals are known.

“This is the moment to chuck Chequers,” Boris Johnson said. “If we cheat the electorate, and Chequers is a cheat, we will escalate that sense of mistrust.” Continue reading

Dominic Raab - UK Politics News

Britain cannot be bullied, Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Monday, sharpening the government’s criticism of the European Union for taunting Prime Minister Theresa May and souring difficult Brexit talks. “What is unthinkable is that this government, or any British government, could be bullied by the threat of some kind of economic embargo, into signing a one-sided deal against our country’s interests,” Raab said. Continue reading

Theresa May - Politics Headline UK News Today

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party began gathering for its annual conference on Saturday, bitterly divided over her plans to leave the European Union which threatens to derail any deal and put her own job in doubt. Just six months before Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29, 2019, Theresa May has said talks to clinch a divorce deal are at an impasse. Continue reading

All Out War The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain’s Political Class By Tim Shipman

If you want to understand how Brexit happened and TM became PM, then this book “All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain’s Political Class by Tim Shipman” is the one to read, a well written, informative, impartial page turner. This book should have been given to all who did not know which way to vote in the EU vote. A must read for anyone interested in Brexit. Written by an insider who understands the nuances of the Conservative Party.Continue reading

Theresa May - UK Conservative Party Politics Headline News Today

Theresa May became British prime minister in 2016 because of the Brexit vote in which the country decided to leave the European Union. Her predecessor, David Cameron, resigned when voters rejected his advice and opted to quit the EU after more than four decades of membership. May’s entire premiership has been devoted to making Britain’s departure happen.

“Brexit is like a Pac Man that’s consuming everything, “Allison said. “And one of the problems is that if we find a fudge on Brexit, that won’t stop the debate. We could be having this war for the next 10 years.”

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Gina Miller - UK Politics News

Gina Miller, who took the British government to court over triggering Brexit, said if Britain leaves the European Union next year all sides must accept the result and the campaign to remain in the bloc should be abandoned.

“Whatever happens at the end of the Brexit process we have got to draw a line under it. Everyone is obsessed. Our bandwidth is completely taken up with Brexit. Our money, our time … We can’t carry on like this. We need to make the best of it.” Continue reading

Jeremy Corbyn - UK Politics News

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said to a standing ovation: “As it stands, Labour will vote against the Chequers plan or whatever is left of it and oppose leaving the EU with no deal. And it is inconceivable that we should crash out of Europe with no deal – that would be a national disaster. That is why if parliament votes down a Tory (Conservative) deal or the government fails to reach any deal at all we would press for a general election.” Continue reading

Theresa May - UK POLITICS NEWS

With just over six months until Britain leaves the European Union, Theresa May has yet to reach a deal with Brussels on the terms of the divorce, and her plan for future trade ties has been rebuffed by both the EU and many lawmakers in her own party. Keir Starmer said: “Everybody recognises the talks are going badly and it looks as though we’re heading for a bad deal or even no deal. We, the Labour Party, are going to vote down a bad deal or we’re going to vote down no deal because that is not good for our country nor is it what people voted for.” Continue reading

Jeremy Corbyn - UK Politics News Headline

UK Labour’s leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “I’m not calling for a second referendum. I hope we will agree that the best way of resolving this is a general election. But I was elected to empower the members of the party. So if conference makes a decision I will not walk away from it and I will act accordingly.”Continue reading

Brexit - UK News - Europe EU

“The British people decided to leave in a (2016) referendum, we respect that. But this choice cannot lead to the EU going bust, unravelling,” Nathalie Loiseau, minister for European affairs, told France Info radio.

“That’s the message we have tried to send for several months now to our British counterparts, who may have thought we were going to say ‘yes’ to whatever deal they came up with.”Continue reading

Theresa May - UK Politics News Headline Today

Prime Minister Theresa May appealed directly to fellow European Union leaders on Wednesday to drop “unacceptable” Brexit demands that she said could rip Britain apart, urging the bloc to respond in kind to her “serious and workable” plan. “I believe that I have put forward serious and workable proposals,” Prime Minister Theresa May told the summit, according to a senior British government source. “We will of course not agree on every detail, but I hope that you will respond in kind.Continue reading

Boris Johnson - UK Politics Headline News

Britain’s former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson has said he supports Prime Minister Theresa May and his opposition was not to her but to her proposals for exiting the European Union, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph on Saturday. “It’s not about the leadership. It’s about the policy. It’s not about changing prime minister. It’s about chucking Chequers,” Boris Johnson is reported to have told the newspaper at an event in Washington D.C. in the United States. Continue reading

Brexit - UK Politics News

Opponents of Brexit fear that leaving the bloc will weaken what remains of Britain’s global influence, further undermine its reputation as a haven for investment and hurt the economy for years to come. A “no-deal” Brexit, the government cautioned, would make life for UK citizens and businesses more complicated, more expensive and more bureaucratic.

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