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The former UKIP leader Nigel Farage called for a ‘democratic revolution’ in British politics as he launched his new Brexit Party. He told an audience in Coventry today that if the UK took part in May's European elections, they would be his new party's first challenge. But he said the party’s primary aim was to ‘change politics’ and added: "I said...

Up to one million joined Brexit protest march, say organisers

An estimated one million people packed the streets of London yesterday to call for a second EU referendum as the UK’s Brexit deadlock continued. The ‘Put It To The People’ march drew support from across the political spectrum, with many leading figures addressing huge crowds at a rally after the march. They included Labour deputy leader Tom Watson, SNP leader Nicola...

Brexit may have to be delayed, Foreign Secretary admits

The Brexit process may have to be extended in order to get key legislation in place ahead of the UK’s departure from the EU, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has...

Brexit likely to be delayed, says former Chancellor

A delay to the UK’s departure from the EU is the most likely next step instead of a game of ‘Russian roulette,’ the former Chancellor George Osborne said today. Speaking...

Second referendum must be an option for Labour, says Starmer

The possibility of holding a second referendum with Remain on the ballot must be kept open by Labour, the party’s shadow Brexit Secretary has said. Sir Keir Starmer said Labour...
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Government sees off motion of no confidence by 19 votes

Theresa May’s government survived an attempt to remove them from power by 19 votes in the Commons tonight. MPs who had lined up to vote against the Prime Minister’s Brexit withdrawal deal rallied to her side to help secure victory by 325 votes to 306. The vote had been triggered by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who said after last night’s Brexit...
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MPs demand action over harassment by protestors

More than 115 MPs have demanded an improved police response to abusive protestors targeting politicians outside Parliament. They called on Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick as concerns grew about the behaviour of activists on College Green, opposite Parliament. Many MPs conduct media interviews there and on Monday the Remain-supporting Tory Anna Soubry was verbally abused live on air. She was branded a...
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UK in ‘uncharted territory’ if MPs reject my deal, says PM

The Prime Minister said today the UK will enter ‘uncharted territory’ if Parliament rejects her Brexit deal next week. Theresa May said next week’s Commons vote on her EU withdrawal agreement would definitely go ahead, even though she is still facing a defeat. She said she would redouble her efforts to win MPs over and promised concessions to allay the fears...