Under the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, long-term decisions will have to be made to a tight timetable.
The NHS howler of this campaign has hit Boris Johnson so hard he wanted to hide it in his pocket in the middle of an ITV News interview .. And more on another Johnson brazen denial -.the building row over the frontstop. Two Europe editors take his case apart, culled from Twitter. Peter Foster Europe editor of the Daily Telegraph HOW can Whitehall design this new GB-NI border or customs ‘filter’ UNTIL it knows what the shape of the UK-EU … Read more
Twelve months on from Thursday’s election, Johnson faces an unpalatable choice – and Cabinet resignations…
It’s more than depressing when the prime minister keeps brazening out denials about checks between GB and NI. He actually contradicts himself between “ no checks” and “the only checks” within a couple of sentences below. When asked on Sky News’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday whether there would be checks, in light of the leaked Treasury document, Johnson replied: “No, absolutely not… The deal we’ve done with the EU is a brilliant deal and it allows us to do all … Read more
It’s not actually news that there will “be a border down the Irish Sea” if Boris Johnson’s withdrawal agreement is passed. But if the document Jeremy Corbyn has been waving this morning is an authentic Treasury paper, it shows that Johnson is lying or at best or in denial. He will surely be pressed to explain himself in tonight’s BBC debate with Jeremy Corbyn. Taken at face value it means Johnson will denounce his own withdrawal agreement as soon as … Read more
The four are unimpeachably dedicated Brexiteers, who have stuck their necks out time and again for their beliefs. Any wavering Leave voters should heed their message.
A new Conservative Government will need to transform the economy. It remains to be seen whether this be done with a majority based on northern, post-industrial Britain.
Our leading role in the Alliance is one of the UK’s biggest assets as we start to re-establish an independent foreign policy.
Asserting the rights of Parliament over the EU is half the European mission. Asserting them over the ECHR is the other half.
Following my article of 13th November on the pernicious role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) and Martin Howe QC’s comments on it in his own article a couple of days later, Martin kindly agreed to meet me to talk through our differences. We had a very good meeting […]
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The SNP’s 2019 manifesto, ‘Stronger for Scotland’ has been published today, and features a photograph of the Party’s Leader Nicola Sturgeon, stood behind a “Stop Brexit” lectern, so it comes as no surprise to see that the key line in the document states that the Party wants to “escape from Brexit,” and backs a second […]
The Plaid Cymru General Election 2019 manifesto, ‘Wales, it’s us.’ has been published, and the key message on Brexit is: “Plaid Cymru has long campaigned for a People’s Vote to end the Brexit crisis, to safeguard Wales’s place in Europe and the thousands of jobs that depend upon our EU membership.” Regarding Boris Johnson’s deal, […]
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Almost single handedly the BBC interviewer Andrew Neil is exposing the thinness of the main party leaders arguments – even those of the normally poised and practiced Nicola Sturgeon. who was rattled as never before. A minority Labour government would not need to be the SNP’s suitor – the SNP have nowhere else to go. A second referendum overturning the result of the first would deprive her of her best argument for Indy Ref 2. Would the EU welcome … Read more
For both Brexiteers and the EU, Brexit is a constitutional issue, from which economic consequences flow, rather than the other way around.
The Conservatives’ General Election 2019 manifesto, “Get Brexit Done and unleash Britain’s Potential” has been published today, and as expected, Brexit is a main feature, with an emphasis on what can be achieved in other domestic policy areas, once the UK has left the European Union. The key line of the Conservatives’ manifesto on Brexit is: […]
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Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson tells Andrew Marr she will not strike a Brexit deal with Boris Johnson. “I’m voting for the things that I’m standing up for,” she says.
Michael Gove accuses the other political parties of wanting to cancel Brexit, and says Labour doesn’t have a policy at all.
Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner says the question about Labour’s stance on a future withdrawal agreement is a hypothetical one.
Seldon’s latest book, composed in only six months, will at best be a quarry on which future historians can draw.
Lib Dem leader launches her party’s manifesto for the General Election by repeating her opposition to Brexit.
Anand Menon the director the UK in a Changing Europe and as near to objectivity as it gets, has been issuing correctives to the Brexit positions of both the UK government and the EU Commission. In separate articles his analyses provides sage advice for both sides after the election. Does it mean a smoother passage for all goods in both directions across the Irish Sea? In the Guardian yesterday, with Catharine Barnard Get Brexit done….” The simple answer is that … Read more
The Green Party has today published its manifesto for the 2019 General Election, and their Brexit policy has barely changed since their 2017 manifesto. You can read it for yourself here, but its key points on Brexit are summarised below. The Greens are committed to remaining in the EU and are offering voters a second […]
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Peering into a crystal ball however cloudy is as irresistible for the curious voter as the compulsive gambler. Favourable predictions for the Conservatives range from an overall majority of over 100 to fewer MPs than May won in 2017 but still the largest party. Serious hopes of a Labour majority are round about nil. They are likely to need the support on some basis of minority parties, the SNP, the Lib Dems and who knows? – even the DUP. Johnson’s … Read more
The Leader of the Opposition stonewalls on the question of what his party’s plans are regarding freedom of movement post-Brexit.
Politicians are so uncomfortable talking seriously about our international role and relationships that instead we constantly engage in proxy battles.
There has been no agreement between the two parties. And the whole thrust of our campaign is to colonise the centre ground, not retreat from it.
His shift on candidates now acknowledges that a hung Parliament would be a bad thing. It follows that pro-Brexit voters in tight contests should back the Tories.
The two parties have different Brexit policies, and it would therefore be impossible for them to project a united appeal.
The abuse became so bad that I felt the need to stop giving media interviews, writing articles and to remove myself from the public arena.
On the day we were meant to leave the EU, new figures published by the ONS show Britain’s gross contributions to the EU have increased to a whopping £398 million-per-week. When excluding VAT & GNI adjustments, this is up by 8.5% from 2017 to 2018 (exclude VAT & GNI adjustments). Boris and Cummings have their […]