Labour attacks Brexit date ‘gimmick’ as MPs begin scrutiny


Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat’s going on with the EU Withdrawal Bill?Several Tory MPs have joined Labour in demanding Theresa May withdraw a key Brexit legislation amendment to set the exact time of EU departure in law.Ministers say being “crystal clear” about when the UK will …

Brexit: Labour attacks withdrawal date ‘gimmick’ as debate begins

Image copyright Getty Images Labour is to demand that Prime Minister Theresa May withdraws her Brexit legislation amendment which would set the day of EU departure in law.Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer will brand it a “gimmick” and warn that Labour will vote against it if it is not withdrawn …

Labour says it will join Conservatives to block ‘no deal’ Brexit | Politics

Labour’s shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has said his party would work with Conservative MPs to block any prospect of a “no deal” Brexit, saying there was no majority in parliament for crashing out of the EU. McDonnell’s comments came as a cross-party group of MPs including several former Conservative ministers …

Young Fabians outline their Brexit pleas for Labour to Jeremy Corbyn

Young Labour activists have outlined their Brexit demands for Jeremy Corbyn. Supporters believe the leader should make a string of fresh commitments as Britain prepares to leave the EU. They hope he would enforce them if he is propelled to No 10 before March 2019 and is responsible for completing …

late Brexit or no Brexit

Amid the noise everyone can cling to one certainty. Whatever the terms — cliff-edge exit or amicable separation — Britain will leave the EU at the end of March 2019. It says so in Article 50, and the treaty cannot be gainsaid. Wrong. It is time to add third and …

MPs move to block Theresa May from signing ‘no deal’ Brexit | Politics

A powerful cross-party group of MPs is drawing up plans that would make it impossible for Theresa May to allow Britain to crash out of the EU without a deal in 2019. The move comes amid new warnings that a “cliff-edge” Brexit would be catastrophic for the economy. One critical …

Labour flags up Brexit poll which suggests public regret decision | Politics

Labour MPs, including a member of Jeremy Corbyn’s frontbench team, have seized on a new poll suggesting that the public now regrets the referendum decision to leave the EU. A YouGov survey found that only 42% of respondents think it is right to leave the EU, compared to 47% who …

Grieve accuses May’s government of backtracking on promise to enshrine Brexit date in law | News

newHenry Zeffman, Political ReporterThe government is seeking to amend the EU (Withdrawal) Bill to include a departure date and time of 11pm on March 29, 2019ReutersTheresa May’s government is today facing accusations it has backtracked on its promise to enshrine Brexit day in law as MPs begin scrutinising the prime …