#Brexit special section

Xavier Bettel, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, yesterday gave a press conference beside an empty podium intended for Johnson. In one of the more dramatic spectacles of the ongoing political drama, Bettel took the opportunity to express his frustrations at Brexit while gesturing to the empty podium. The joint press conference between Bettel and Johnson had been due to take...

PM’s day of destiny after ‘lying’ to the Queen

Boris Johnson faces a day of destiny on Tuesday after a court ruled his advice to the Queen to prorogue parliament was unlawful “because it had the purpose of stymying Parliament.” 'Johnson lied to the Queen' “In effect, the court held that Boris Johnson lied to the Queen,” said legal expert David Allen Green, while MP Dominic Grieve, who served as...

Will Boris Johnson’s Decision to Prorogue Parliament Backfire?

Since last Monday night, the House of Commons is closed. But Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament may be overturned in the courts. On Wednesday, the highest Scottish court...

Brexit Update – Can Boris Johnson Steer the UK Out of the Chaos?

Since Boris Johnson fulfilled his life-long dream of becoming prime minister, he's suffered significant setbacks in parliament. Yet he insists that the UK will leave the European Union on...

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...
Finance

‘We need to get Brexit off the table,’ says Hammond

Chancellor Philip Hammond said today that Britain needs to focus on issues other than Brexit, with economic growth a top priority. Speaking in Washington, where he is attending IMF and World Bank meetings, Hammond said it was is time to ‘get Brexit off the table.’ He said crucial economic decisions needed to be taken and that securing a Brexit deal would...

May to request another extension to Brexit deadline

Prime Minister Theresa May said tonight that she will ask for a second extension to the UK’s Brexit deadline in an attempt to solve the deadlock in Parliament. She vowed to ‘break the logjam’ in the House of Commons and said she will seek a meeting with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to discuss a possible joint plan. But her controversial withdrawal...

Softer Brexit is now an option, says Justice Secretary

MPs should not be ignored if they vote for a softer Brexit this week, the Justice Secretary David Gauke said today. Parliament will hold an indicative vote on Brexit alternatives tomorrow and a customs union with the EU is emerging as a strong preference Gauke told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show that Theresa May’s deal was ‘the best outcome’ but admitted...
Brexit

New independence referendum will happen, says Sturgeon

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says that there will be a second independence referendum in Scotland. She told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show today that another poll was ‘inevitable’ but that she would wait until Brexit was resolved before pressing ahead with her plans. Sturgeon told Marr: "Another Scottish independence referendum is going to happen. Nothing in life is absolutely certain,...

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...