#Brexit special section

The Liberal Democrats are taking ITV to court over their decision to host a head-to-head debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn on 19 November. Although Jo Swinson and other party leaders were not invited to participate in the debate, there is to be a ‘live interview-based programme’ after the event which would include representatives from the Conservatives, Labour, the...

Farage ‘bottles it’ and gifts Tories early Christmas present

Boris Johnson’s Tories have been gifted an early Christmas present by Nigel Farage as the Brexit Party leader announced hundreds of candidates won't fight the December 12 general election. Farage’s decision to withdraw 317 Brexit Party candidates from Conservative held constituencies is a major climb down for the arch-Brexiteer and a huge boost for the Tories. Farage called the move a...

‘PM’s deal stinks,’ says Farage as Johnson rules out pact

Nigel Farage has escalated his attack on the prime minister’s Brexit deal after Boris Johnson ruled out forming a ‘Leave Alliance’ to fight the general election. Johnson rejected Farage’s ultimatum...

Opposition parties reject PM’s push for December election

Boris Johnson’s proposed election on the 12 December failed yesterday to gain sufficient support from MPs. The motion attracted 299 votes in favour with 70 against, and thus did not...

EU grants Brexit ‘flextension’ as general election nears

The European Union has given the UK a three month Brexit “flextension” until January 31 in order to try and get a deal through parliament. The extension comes as MPs...
Brexit extension

EU delays decision on Brexit extension

At the end of another tumultuous week in Brexit politics, the EU has decided to delay its decision on a Brexit extension. The bloc wants clarity from Westminster before granting either a long extension favoured by those opposed to a hard Brexit or a short extension pleasing the Brexiteers. In a further roll of the dice, Boris Johnson has...

PMQs – lorry deaths and Brexit timetable dominate

The bodies of 39 people found in a lorry in Essex was described as “an evil contempt for human life” at Prime Minister’s Questions in the Commons today. MPs were united in paying tribute to the emergency workers dealing with the gruesome discovery but clashed again over Brexit and the timetable for debating the government’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB). Boris Johnson’s...

Bercow blocks ‘repetitive and disorderly’ Brexit vote

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has blocked MPs voting on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, ruling “it would be repetitive and disorderly to do so.” The government had sought a “yes” or “no” vote on Boris Johnson’s new deal but Bercow said doing so would break long standing parliamentary conventions given MPs had already debated the motion...

Brexit – MPs delay on Super Saturday

Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through London on Saturday demanding a People’s Vote on Brexit while inside the House of Commons, MPs delayed their decision once again. The Commons did not say “no” to the Prime Minister’s deal on so-called Super Saturday, instead it was effectively “not yet”, as they voted instead to pass the Letwin Amendment and force...
Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal – Is it doomed to fail?

Tomorrow at a special sitting in the House of Commons, MPs will get a chance to vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal. What few believed achievable or even desirable came about yesterday, an agreement between Boris Johnson's Tory government and the EU. Even among his supporters, many doubted his ability and willingness to strike a deal. His 'get rid...