Brexit: Ministers back Theresa May amid reports of a coup

Brexit: Ministers back Theresa May amid reports of a coup 1

On Mar 24, 2019 15,466 0 Senior ministers have dismissed reports of a cabinet coup to oust Theresa May.Chancellor Philip Hammond said talk of a change was “self indulgent” while Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay said the PM “is in charge”. Theresa May David Lidington – one of those touted as a possible replacement – insisted: “I am 100% behind the prime minister.” Mr Barclay told the BBC a general election would become more likely if MPs vote this week for a Brexit option the government does not want. MPs are…

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Brexit: Vote on Theresa May’s deal may not happen next week

Brexit: Vote on Theresa May’s deal may not happen next week 2

Theresa May has told MPs there might not be a third vote on her Brexit deal next week if there is insufficient support for it to pass. Theresa May If it does not pass, the EU has set a deadline of 12 April for the UK to propose a new plan. Meanwhile, supporters of another EU referendum will march through central London later. Labour’s Tom Watson will speak at the event, pledging to back May’s deal if she agrees to hold a referendum on it. Related Articles ‘Clear choices’ If…

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Brexit: ‘Tired’ public needs a decision, says Theresa May

Brexit: ‘Tired’ public needs a decision, says Theresa May 3

Theresa May has told the public she is “on their side”, laying the blame for the delay to Brexit squarely with MPs. Prime Minister Theresa May Speaking from Downing Street, the prime minister said people were “tired of infighting and political games” and it was “high time” politicians made a decision on the next steps. Earlier, Mrs May wrote to EU Council President Donald Tusk requesting to delay Brexit until 30 June. Jeremy Corbyn said she was “in complete denial about the scale of the crisis”. Related Articles Mrs May…

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May tries to save Brexit plan ahead of EU summit

May tries to save Brexit plan ahead of EU summit 4

British Prime Minister Theresa May will write to EU President Donald Tusk with a plan for delaying Brexit beyond March 29, her spokesman said Tuesday, admitting the parliamentary deadlock had reached crisis levels. British Prime Minister Theresa May The letter will be sent before May heads to a Brussels summit on Thursday, where she has already promised to seek what could be a lengthy postponement of Britain’s exit from the European Union. May had hoped to persuade MPs before then to back the divorce agreement she has struck with the…

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3 MPs quit as UK political sands shift

3 MPs quit as UK political sands shift 6

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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Three MPs quit Tory party to join Independent Group

Three MPs quit Tory party to join Independent Group 7

Three Tory MPs have resigned from the party to join an independent group, set up by former Labour MPs. Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston join the Independent Group Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen wrote a joint letter to Theresa May to confirm their departure. The three held a press conference, criticising the government for letting the “hard-line anti-EU awkward squad” take over the party. The PM said she was “saddened”, but her party would “always offer… decent, moderate and patriotic politics”. Related Articles The pro-Remain trio…

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More Brexit embarrassment for May as parliament defeats her again

More Brexit embarrassment for May as parliament defeats her again 8

BY REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a defeat on her Brexit strategy on Thursday that undermined her pledge to European Union leaders to get her divorce deal approved if they grant her concessions. In a show of muscle, hardline Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party decided to abstain, handing her an embarrassing, albeit symbolic, defeat as she tries to renegotiate her deal with the EU. While it will not deter May from trying to secure changes on the most contentious issue of the deal – the…

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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 10

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’ 11

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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