Brexit: Theresa May told not to ‘run down clock’ on deal

Brexit: Theresa May told not to ‘run down clock’ on deal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jo Johnson quit last month, calling the Brexit deal “a terrible mistake” Theresa May is trying to “run down the clock” and minimise Parliament’s role in Brexit, a former minister has said. Jo Johnson – who resigned as transport minister over the PM’s handling of negotiations – said MPs […]

Brexit: Amber Rudd urges MPs to ‘forge a consensus’

Brexit: Amber Rudd urges MPs to ‘forge a consensus’

Image copyright Getty Images MPs across the political divide should “abandon outrage” and attempt to “forge a consensus” over Brexit, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has said. In the Daily Mail, Ms Rudd wrote: “Brexit is in danger of getting stuck”. It comes after the PM’s bid to make her Brexit deal more acceptable […]

Brexit: More assurances for MPs possible says May

Brexit: More assurances for MPs possible says May

Media captionTheresa May: ‘If we are to leave with a deal this is it’ Theresa May has said it is still possible to get the assurances MPs need to back her Brexit deal, despite EU leaders ruling out any renegotiation. At a summit in Brussels, the UK PM said there was “work to do” but […]

Brexit: No visa but Britons will pay €7 to travel to EU countries

Brexit: No visa but Britons will pay €7 to travel to EU countries

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Holidaymakers will have to apply for an electronic permit to travel to the EU Britons will have to pay €7 (£6.30) every three years to travel to EU countries, as a consequence of Brexit. The European Commission has confirmed that while UK travellers will not need a visa, they […]

New Brexit referendum logical, says Tony Blair

New Brexit referendum logical, says Tony Blair

Media captionTony Blair tells Today the EU would help the UK remain if it was “prepared to think again” MPs could end up supporting another Brexit referendum if “none of the other options work”, Tony Blair has said. The ex-prime minister said there could be majority support for a new EU poll if Parliament ended […]

Brexit: EU says no to May on renegotiating deal

Brexit: EU says no to May on renegotiating deal

Image copyright AFP European Union leaders have said the Brexit withdrawal agreement is “not open for renegotiation”, despite appeals from Theresa May. She wanted legal assurances on the Irish backstop to help her deal get through Parliament, after she delayed a Commons vote in anticipation of defeat. The PM said the deal was “at risk” […]

Our Brexit deal is at risk, May warns EU leaders

Our Brexit deal is at risk, May warns EU leaders

Image copyright AFPp Theresa May has told EU leaders the withdrawal deal they have negotiated with the UK is “at risk”, if MPs’ concerns cannot be addressed. The PM, who delayed a Commons vote on the deal in anticipation of a defeat, said the agreement “can be passed”. She urged EU leaders to work with […]

New referendum ‘undermines democracy’

Labour frontbencher Angela Rayner has said holding another referendum on Brexit risks making the UK “more divided”. Speaking on BBC One’s Question Time, the shadow education secretary said: “Saying that we’ll just have a second referendum and everything will be fine, I think, is a very serious position and it undermines democracy in itself.” She […]

Wales first minister appoints his top team

Wales first minister appoints his top team

Image copyright Welsh Government Image caption Mark Drakeford (front right) said his team had a “strong mix of experience, talent and passion” Wales’ new Labour first minister Mark Drakeford has announced his government team after taking up the top job. Rebecca Evans and Eluned Morgan are promoted to cabinet as finance minister and international relations […]

Tory leadership: Who could replace Theresa May?

Theresa May won a vote of confidence on Wednesday evening, which was called after the required 48 letters demanding a contest were submitted. But despite winning, her future looks far from certain. Here – based on the latest odds at the bookmakers – are the fancied runners tipped to be vying for the top job, […]