Labour and Conservatives could see more MP exits

Labour and Conservatives could see more MP exits 1

Labour and the Conservatives could face more resignations, with members of the new Independent Group saying they expect more MPs to join them. Heidi Allen (centre) is hopeful more MPs will join the breakaway Ex-Tory MP Heidi Allen told ITV’s Peston programme “a third” of Tory MPs were fed up with the party’s direction. Tory MP Justine Greening said she would quit in the event of a no-deal Brexit, saying she couldn’t stay in a party that became “simply a Brexit party”. MPs from the new group say they stand…

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3 MPs quit as UK political sands shift

3 MPs quit as UK political sands shift 2

Three MPs quit the governing Conservative Party over Brexit yesterday, joining a mounting rebellion in parliament this week against the two major parties that is shaking the system in British politics. Theresa May is set to meet Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for talks Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen and Sarah Wollaston said they planned to sit in parliament alongside eight former Labour MPs who, also citing their opposition to Brexit, have resigned from the main opposition party since Monday to form the new Independent Group. The trio of Conservatives, who support…

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Theresa May accepts talks offer from Jeremy Corbyn in bid for Brexit breakthrough

Theresa May accepts talks offer from Jeremy Corbyn in bid for Brexit breakthrough 3

By Aubrey Allegretti | SkyNews| Theresa May has accepted the offer of more talks with Jeremy Corbyn to break the Brexit deadlock, boosting chances of a breakthrough. Theresa May is set to meet Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for talks The prime minister indicated their teams should meet “as soon as possible” – with less than 50 days to go until the UK leaves the EU and no agreement ratified by parliament. She vowed to take up the points raised by Mr Corbyn in a letter, replying to an earlier one sent…

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Brexit and no-confidence vote: Corbyn targets ‘zombie government’

Brexit and no-confidence vote: Corbyn targets ‘zombie government’ 4

British MPs have begun to debate a motion of no confidence in Theresa May’s government, after her Brexit deal was rejected. Labour launched the bid to trigger a general election after the deal setting out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU was rejected by 230 votes. Prime Minister Theresa May, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn However, one senior party figure has suggested it is unlikely to succeed, with Northern Ireland’s DUP and Tory rebels saying they will back the PM. The confidence vote is expected to be held at about…

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Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn tables Theresa May no-confidence motion

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn tables Theresa May no-confidence motion 5

Jeremy Corbyn has tabled a motion of no confidence in Theresa May, after she said MPs would not vote on her Brexit deal until the week of 14 January. Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, Prime Minister Theresa May, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn The PM had delayed the vote from last week, admitting she was set to lose. Labour leader Mr Corbyn said on Monday it was unacceptable for MPs to wait a month to vote, adding the PM had led the UK into a “national crisis”. But No 10 sources told…

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Brexit: EU says no to May on renegotiating deal

Brexit: EU says no to May on renegotiating deal 6

European Union leaders have said the Brexit withdrawal agreement is “not open for renegotiation”, despite appeals from Theresa May. Prime Minister Theresa May She wanted legal assurances on the Irish backstop to help her deal get through Parliament, after she delayed a Commons vote in anticipation of defeat. The PM said the deal was “at risk” if MPs’ concerns could not be addressed. European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said there could be clarifications but no renegotiation. Related Articles He urged the UK to set out more clearly what it wants,…

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Brexit: Theresa May to meet EU leaders in bid to rescue deal

Brexit: Theresa May to meet EU leaders in bid to rescue deal 7

Theresa May will meet European leaders and EU officials later for talks aimed at rescuing her Brexit deal. Prime Minister Theresa May She will hold talks with Dutch PM Mark Rutte and Germany’s Angela Merkel after postponing MPs’ final vote on the deal. The UK PM has said she needs “further assurances” about the Northern Ireland border plan to get Commons backing. European Council President Donald Tusk insisted the EU would “not renegotiate” but said leaders would discuss how to help “facilitate UK ratification”. Related Articles Work and Pensions Secretary…

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Brexit debate: Clash over whether BBC or ITV will host debate

Brexit debate: Clash over whether BBC or ITV will host debate 8

Prime Minister Theresa May has accepted the BBC’s offer to take part in a debate on Brexit on Sunday 9 December, two days before MPs vote on her deal. Prime Minister Theresa May But Labour sources say the party has not yet agreed to take part, with Jeremy Corbyn telling This Morning he preferred ITV’s offer. The BBC said it was “delighted” Mrs May had accepted the offer. It added it would discuss debate formats with both parties and would announce further details soon. Related Articles Mr Corbyn claimed he…

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UK’s May defends Brexit deal before critical allies and cabinet

UK’s May defends Brexit deal before critical allies and cabinet 9

British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished divorce deal with the European Union before rowdy lawmakers on Wednesday before trying to win the backing of her splintered cabinet. Theresa May leaving Downing Street ahead of PMQs today. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA On one of the biggest days of her political career and with the fate of her government at stake, a determined and composed May told parliament she had secured the best deal possible for Britain. “What we have been negotiating is a deal that does deliver on the vote…

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Theresa May’s Brexit strategy under attack from all sides

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy came under attack from all sides on Monday, increasing the risk that her plan for leaving the EU will be voted down by parliament and thrust the United Kingdom towards a potentially chaotic “no-deal” Brexit. Prime Minister Theresa May Less than five months before Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29, negotiators are still haggling over a backup plan for the land border between British-ruled Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland, if they fail to clinch a deal. May’s compromise…

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