Commentary

Sinn Fein’s decision to back the deal returning power to Stormont has capped a strong week for Boris Johnson who can also celebrate the passing of his Brexit Bill. Just seven days ago reporters, politicians and pundits were pillorying the prime minister for remaining silent at a luxury resort on a Caribbean island while the world pondered all-out war with...

Quitting royals capture UK’s front pages

The British press has focused on the Queen’s reaction to the “shock” announcement by Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex of their “transition” away from the Royal family – with every newspaper front page – bar one –  captured by the story. “They didn’t even tell the Queen” states the Mirror about the Sussex’s decision to announce their choice...

Farage launches Brexit Party to fight Euro elections

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...

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’...

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

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 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, The London Evening Standard editor said he believed the prospect of a hard Brexit was now fading. Osborne told the BBC the UK faces...
Brexit

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 should either pressure the government to negotiate a deal based on a customs union, or fight for a new public vote. His comments came after Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal...
Brexit

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...
Police

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...
Brexit

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...