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Fury over Tory rebels’ link to Labour PM plot

The former attorney general, who has been at the forefront of plotting to sabotage Britain’s departure from the EU, had refused to rule out backing the Labour leader’s plans to enter No 10. He joined two other ex-ministers, Dame Caroline Spelman and Sir Oliver Letwin, in agreeing to hold talks with Mr Corbyn to find ways to stop a no-deal Brexit. But Mr Grieve yesterday insisted he would not back plans to install the Labour leader as a caretaker prime minister after colleagues erupted with fury. He said: “I am not about to facilitate Jeremy Corbyn’s arrival in Downing Street.” […]

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Brexit salvation: Farage’s party vows to defend public against Tories trying to stop exit

Three former Tory Cabinet members, Sir Oliver Letwin, Dame Caroline Spelman and Dominic Grieve have all recently agreed to meet Mr Corbyn to discuss plans which could see him take power for an interim period. The reported plot would, therefore, allow Mr Corbyn to delay Brexit and campaign for a second Brexit referendum. However, in a bid to defend the original referendum, the Brexit Party has released a statement insisting that it has candidates ready to challenge for the seats of the Tory rebels. Brexit Party Chairman, Richard Tice said: “These four Tory rebels contemplating installing Labour’s dangerous leader in No 110 […]

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Remainer backtrack: Unearthed video reveals Philip Hammond’s shock no deal Brexit claim

The video is from 2016 and simply records a moment in Parliament where he insisted the UK’s exit from the EU would be “automatic”. Mr Hammond explained that the UK had two years to negotiate a deal with the EU but failing that, the UK would then leave automatically from the bloc, essentially a no-deal Brexit. He said: “At the end of that two years there is no guarantee that an agreement will have been reached. “But our exit would be automatic unless every single one of the remaining member states were to agree to an extension of the negotiating period. […]

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Germans are the ‘biggest victim’ of Brexit – But UK leaving EU gives Macron ‘more power’

Germany will be the “biggest victim” of Britain leaving the European Union amid the huge dynamic shift, an expert has claimed. Marcus Schreiber, a game theory expert and CEO and Founding Partner of TWS Partners, also insisted that France would be the “big winner” in Brussels after Brexit. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Schreiber explained how the Germans will be put in a difficult position, once the UK has eventually left the EU. He said: “The Germans are the biggest victims of a Brexit, not because of exports or cars, but because we needed always the British rationale within Europe because the Brits […]

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Germany expects No Deal Brexit because the EU will defy Boris Johnson over the Irish border backstop

Germany expects a No Deal Brexit because the EU has ‘no choice’ but to refuse to agree to Boris Johnson’s demands that it remove the Irish border backstop according to leaked Berlin government documents Berlin believes that a disorderly Brexit was now ‘highly likely’ on October 31 It believes the EU will refuse Boris Johnson’s demand to axe the backstop  It also does not expect Mr Johnson to remove his demand  By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline Published: 09:21 EDT, 16 August 2019 | Updated: 09:33 EDT, 16 August 2019  Germany expects the UK to crash out of the EU under a No Deal Brexit on Halloween because Brussels will […]

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Varadkar SNUB: Boris to meet Macron and Merkel BEFORE Irish PM for crunch Brexit talks

Boris Johnson has yet to leave the UK to meet any of the European Union‘s leaders since formally taking over from Theresa May on July 25. Talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are widely seen to be critical as the clock ticks down to Britain’s departure from the European Union on October 31. The EU figureheads will be hoping Mr Johnson will come loaded with plans and ideas on how he intends to avoid a no deal Brexit in just over two months. But the meeting with Mr Macron and Mrs Merkel will come as a huge snub to Leo Varadkar, as a […]

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From Peterloo to Brexit

Today is the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, when working people in Manchester were attacked and murdered by cavalry forces for daring to demand the right to vote. And what is our political class doing on this anniversary of such an important event in British political history? They are plotting, tirelessly, to overthrow something that millions of working-class people, and others, voted for: Brexit. They are doing what the Peterloo butchers did, only by political means and court cases rather than with bayonets and sabres. Our current political rulers may not physically attack the masses for having the temerity to […]

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Brexit: Clarke and Harman ‘willing’ to form emergency government

Veteran Tory and Labour MPs have both said they would be willing to lead an emergency government to halt a no-deal Brexit, the leader of the Liberal Democrats said on Friday. The suggestion that either Conservative Kenneth Clarke or Labour’s Harriet Harman – parliament’s longest-serving man and woman – could take charge was the latest sign that opponents of a no-deal Brexit are joining forces to unseat Boris Johnson to stop it. The prime minister says the UK must leave the EU on October 31st with or without a deal. But he has a working majority of just a single seat in parliament, and several Conservatives have […]

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EU gets shock Italexit warning from MP who demands END of Franco-German ‘selfishness’

Italy emerged as the primal candidate to follow in the footsteps of Britain after a majority of voters gave their support to the eurosceptic Lega and Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S) parties in the last general election in 2018. Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) MP Fabio Rampelli, whose party also joined the government due to their electoral alliance with Lega’s leader Matteo Salvini, appeared to signal Italexit could still be on the table as he launched a scathing attack on the European Unionon Thursday. Speaking to Italian news channel La7, the vice-president of the Chamber of Deputies said: “We don’t want, we have always […]

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Germany expects No Deal and will not renegotiate, says leaked briefing

Germany expects a No Deal Brexit and is not prepared to renegotiate the withdrawal agreement, according to leaked details of an internal briefing paper for Angela Merkel’s government. The leaked paper is the first evidence that Germany may be preparing to let Britain walk away with No Deal rather than back down to Boris Johnson’s demand to drop the Irish backstop. The paper was prepared by civil servants for the German finance minister, Olaf Scholz, ahead of face-to-face talks with the chancellor of the exchequer, Sajid Javid, in Berlin on Friday.  In public, Mr Scholz has said Germany will do everything it […]

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Conservative home Brexit Newslinks

“Despite scepticism from the Liberal Democrats and hostility from some independents, the Tory MPs addressed by Mr Corbyn said they welcomed his approach and agreed to meet him. The Labour leader was buoyed when another Conservative rebel declared that he would prefer a government led by Mr Corbyn to a no-deal Brexit. Guto Bebb, the MP for Aberconwy who quit as a defence minister last year to back a second referendum, and who had not been approached, said that he was open to installing Mr Corbyn in Downing Street… The Conservatives written to by Mr Corbyn were the former cabinet ministers Dominic Grieve, Sir Oliver […]

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Peter Bone explains why ‘very reluctant’ Corbyn ‘knows he can’t win’ no confidence vote

Jeremy Corbyn is hatching a plot to seize power from Boris Johnson and delay Brexit, with the Labour leader writing to the Liberal Democrats, the SNP and rebel Tories to ask for their support. Peter Bone warned Conservative MPs will be “thrown out” the party if they decide to vote against the Government, and claimed the Labour leader “knows he can’t win”. Mr Bone told talkRADIO: “The thing that surprised me is that there are some Conservative MPs that are going to talk to him about trying to bring down a Conservative Government, which is extraordinary. “I suppose if they carry […]

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We will not rule out any option to stop Brexit: Scottish leader Sturgeon

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon listens to John Swinney’s speech at the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain April 27, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne LONDON (Reuters) – The leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon, said on Thursday her party and its 35 lawmakers would explore any option to stop Brexit in parliament and did not rule out backing opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.  “We will work with anyone and we’ll explore any option to stop Brexit,” Sturgeon told the BBC. She added that Corbyn, who earlier urged rivals to back him in a bid to topple Prime Minister Boris […]

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Germany believes no-deal Brexit ‘highly likely’ – Handelsblatt

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s government expects Britain to crash out of the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal in place on their future relations, the Handelsblatt business daily reported on Thursday, citing a finance ministry document.  The daily said the government believes a disorderly Brexit was “highly likely” given demands by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the Irish border backstop, agreed by his predecessor with the EU in November, be dropped from their Withdrawal Agreement.  The EU has no choice but to reject this demand, the finance ministry said in the document, adding that it did not expect Johnson […]

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Germany’s Merkel and PM Johnson to meet soon – spokesman

BERLIN (Reuters) – A meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planned soon, a spokesman for the German government said on Friday, adding that details would be announced later.  Steffen Seibert told a news conference the German government still favoured an orderly Brexit, adding that a no-deal withdrawal was in no one’s interests.  Asked if every day that passed without negotiations increased the risk of a no-deal Brexit, Seibert said: “It won’t get easier.”

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Gibraltar land grab: Angry Spanish MP demands ‘parasitic’ Gibraltar be seized after Brexit

Agustin Roseti, an MP for the far-right Vox party, posted a rant to Twitter slamming Britain for turning the island, which borders the north of Spain, into a “parasite”.  He argued Spanish ownership of the island could bolster his country’s military efforts. He added under British control the island poses a risk to Spaniards.   He said: “Gibraltar is a military colony in the strait that has a naval base and airfield.  “It fulfils three missions: logistics, operational and intelligence.  “The military are the ones in charge.  “A foreign base in our soil poses significant risks to Spaniards.”  In the angry attack, […]

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Royal news: Queen maybe dragged into ‘Grotesque mess’ of Brexit chaos warns Royal expert

Uncertainty is swirling around Westminster as the clock ticks down to October 31, the date Britain scheduled to leave the bloc and a deadline Mr Johnson has vowed to hit, “do or die”, regardless of whether there is a withdrawal agreement in place. Remainers including former Attorney General Dominic Grieve have vowed to do everything possible to stop a no deal Brexit, while shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has even said he would send Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a cab to Buckingham Palace to speak with Her Majesty. But Mr Johnson’s special adviser, Dominic Cummings, has dismissed any prospect of Mr Johnson making way even if he […]

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Howlin: Sinn Féin’s refusal to oppose no-deal Brexit in British parliament ‘infuriating’

The Labour party leader said the refusal of Sinn Féin to add to the numbers opposing a ‘no-deal’ Brexit in Westminster remains infuriating.  Brendan Howlin is welcoming Jeremy Corbyn’s initiative to hold a no-confidence vote in the British government and become a ‘temporary’ prime minister in order to prevent a crash-out Brexit However, he said if ever Sinn Fein wanted to prove its credibility as a party prepared to put Ireland first, north and south, this is it. He said from an Irish perspective, it is clear that Westminster is on a knife-edge. “It is infuriating that this vote may well be lost […]

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Theresa May’s shocking strategy of ‘buying off’ hard Brexiteers and Labour MPs exposed

Theresa May tried to force her Brexit deal through the House of Commons three times before the former Prime Minister eventually decided to stand down amid huge pressure. Mrs May also decided to extend Britain’s EU departure until the end of October this year, after she failed to pass the withdrawal agreement in the Commons. But, unearthed footage from BBC’s ‘Brexit: Behind Close Doors’, reveals the shocking moment the European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator revealed Mrs May’s true Brexit strategy. Guy Verhofstadt revealed how Mrs May would try to “buy some Labour votes” and “buy some hard Brexiteers” to get the deal over […]