Brexit: EU and Ireland intensify no deal discussions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The EU said it would expect the UK to “live up to its commitments to avoiding a hard border” The EU and Republic of Ireland are “intensifying” discussions about the Irish border in the event of a no-deal Brexit, senior EU officials have said. On Monday, the European Commission […]

Jeremy Corbyn egging: Brexiteer jailed for 28 days

Image copyright PA Image caption Jeremy Corbyn was attacked during a visit to a mosque and Muslim welfare centre in his constituency in north London A Brexit supporter who egged Jeremy Corbyn while yelling: “Respect the vote,” has been jailed for 28 days. John Murphy, 31, admitted attacking the Labour leader with an egg following […]

Brexit: Cabinet meets amid pressure on May

Image copyright Reuters Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to update ministers on her Brexit strategy as she chairs a meeting of her cabinet this morning. It comes after a weekend of speculation about her leadership and claims of a plot to oust her – something senior ministers have denied. There have been suggestions that […]

Brexit: Cabinet to meet amid pressure on May

Image copyright Reuters Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to update ministers on her Brexit strategy when she chairs a meeting of her cabinet this morning. It comes after a weekend of speculation about her leadership and claims of a plot to oust her – something senior ministers have denied. There have been suggestions that […]

Brexit: Ministers tipped to replace Theresa May rally round

Media captionTheresa May’s de-facto deputy backs her leadership Two ministers touted as a potential caretaker PM in reports of a cabinet coup say they fully back Theresa May. Environment Secretary Michael Gove told reporters it was “not the time to change the captain of the ship”. And the PM’s de facto deputy David Lidington insisted […]

Brexit: ‘Common Market 2.0’ plan optimism from MP Kinnock

Image caption Stephen Kinnock is a member of the House of Commons Brexit Committee A plan that keeps the UK in the EU’s single market may be backed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, a Welsh MP has indicated. After Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement was defeated twice, MPs will look at other options. Aberavon’s […]

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon says new referendum will happen

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has predicted that another independence referendum will take place in Scotland. But she said it was reasonable for her to wait for clarity on Brexit before setting out a firm position. Labour’s shadow Scottish secretary Lesley Laird has, meanwhile, blamed the prime minister for the uncertainty over the UK and the […]

Richard Branson calls for new Brexit vote

Image copyright Getty Images Sir Richard Branson says, despite a delay to Brexit, the UK is “dangerously close to full scale disaster”. He also criticised Prime Minister Theresa May for “no longer acting in the national interest” and putting party before country. In a blog post on the Virgin website, the businessman also claimed many […]

Brexit: Theresa May urged to quit to help deal pass

Image copyright EPA Theresa May could gain support for her Brexit deal if she promises to stand down as prime minister, senior Conservatives have told the BBC. MPs in the party have said they might reluctantly back the agreement if they know she will not be in charge of the next stage of negotiations with […]

Brexit: May urged to quit to help deal pass

Image copyright EPA Theresa May could gain support for her Brexit deal if she promises to stand down as PM, senior Conservatives have told the BBC. MPs in the party have said they might reluctantly back the agreement if they know she will not be in charge of the next stage of negotiations with the […]