• Desperate Theresa May rings Union leaders to gather support for her Brexit deal – News Live
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    Desperate Theresa May rings Union leaders to gather support for her Brexit deal – News Live

    Desperate Theresa May is ringing round top Union leaders including Unite’s Len McCluskey as she tries to gather support for her Brexit deal. The Prime Minister is understood to have spoken to GMB General Secretary Tim Roache as part of the ring around, as well as a representative of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Mrs May took the unusual step after the Mirror revealed she was hoping to win the support of Labour MPs for her Brexit deal by backing key guarantees on workers’ and environmental rights. The Government is likely to support an amendment put down by Labour MPs who could be open to backing her in the…

  • Jean-Claude Juncker calls for divine intervention as the Brexit clock ticks down – News Live
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    Jean-Claude Juncker calls for divine intervention as the Brexit clock ticks down – News Live

     Brussels has asked for divine intervention as the clock ticks down to Britain’s EU withdrawal   Theresa May meets EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker for dinner on Wednesday, 24 hours after he claimed the process of the UK leaving the bloc was in God’s hands   “When it comes to Brexit , it is like being before the courts or on the high seas – we are in God’s hands, and we can never quite be sure when God will take the matter in hand,” Mr Juncker told German newspaper Stuttgarter Zeitung  Mrs May jets to Brussels for talks with Mr Juncker after her weekly Commons grilling from MPs at…

  • Brexit & The Constitution: SOVEREIGN PARLIAMENT trumped by SOVEREIGN PEOPLE:  Prof. Vernon Bogdanor
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    Brexit & The Constitution: SOVEREIGN PARLIAMENT trumped by SOVEREIGN PEOPLE: Prof. Vernon Bogdanor

    At a seminar at my institution, King’s College London, a recent seminar, the professor of European law, Takis Tridimas, declared that this referendum in 2016 was the most significant constitutional event in Britain since the Reformation of 1660. And he said this because the referendum showed — or perhaps confirmed — that on the issue of Europe, the sovereignty of the people trumped the sovereignty of Parliament; and brexit is coming about despite the fact that the vast majority of MPs supported remain, a majority of the cabinet including the Prime Minister supported remain, and a large majority in the House of Lords support remain. So brexit is coming about…

  • Brexit: Price rises warning after chancellor vows EU rules divergence
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    Brexit: Price rises warning after chancellor vows EU rules divergence

    for being aware in the instant from this and other information don’t forget to subscribe to our Channel businesses have warned that food prices may rise and jobs may be affected after the Chancellor vowed to end alignment with EU rules after brexit Sajid Javid told the Financial Times the UK would not be of Rula taker after brexit urging businesses to adjust the food and drink Federation said the proposals were likely to cause food prices to rise at the end of this year the Confederation of British industry said for many firms keeping existing EU rules would support jobs the automotive food and drink and pharmaceutical industries all…

  • Prime Minister’s Questions: 10 April 2019 – Universal Credit, Local Government funding, Article 50
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    Prime Minister’s Questions: 10 April 2019 – Universal Credit, Local Government funding, Article 50

    >>Craig Tracey (North Warwickshire) (Con): If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 10 April.>>The Prime Minister (Mrs Theresa May): May I add my congratulations to Sarah Davies on achieving this position, and say how good it always is to see women in high office? The tragedy of Jallianwala Bagh in 1919 is a shameful scar on British Indian history. As Her Majesty the Queen said before visiting Jallianwala Bagh in 1997, it is a “distressing example” of our history with India. We deeply regret what happened and the suffering caused. I am pleased that today the UK-India relationship is one of collaboration, partnership, prosperity and security. Indian diaspora…

  • Jeremy Corbyn says he will end Universal Credit at a Chingford rally
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    Jeremy Corbyn says he will end Universal Credit at a Chingford rally

    First off, we will change the name of the DWP [Department of Work and Pensions] to bring social security, real security for people. [applause] Now changing a name of course doesn’t do everything and so there’s a number of things that we will do leading up to scrapping universal credit in its entirety. [applause] First of all, we will end the capability for work assessment tests that go on and are so brutal to people in their lives. We will end the bedroom tax because it is unfair, unjust and wrong and punishing people. Thirdly, we will raise ESA by £30 per week in order to give people something reasonable…

  • PM says he will pause Brexit legislation after timetable loss
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    PM says he will pause Brexit legislation after timetable loss

    Mr Speaker, I must express my disappointment that the house has again voted for delay, rather than a timetable that would have guaranteed that the UK was in a position to leave the EU on 31 October with a deal. We now face further uncertainty, and the EU must now make up their minds about how to answer parliament’s request for a delay. The first consequence is that the government must take the only responsible course and accelerate our preparations for a no-deal outcome. Secondly, I will speak to EU member states about their intentions and, until they have reached a decision, we will pause this legislation. Let me be…

  • What happens now as Boris Johnson puts Brexit deal on ice and waits for EU delay
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    What happens now as Boris Johnson puts Brexit deal on ice and waits for EU delay

      Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal has been put on ice after MPs scuppered his bid to rush it through Parliament in three days   As a result, the humiliated Prime Minister finally dropped his hardline pledge to leave on October 31 – and accepted it’s up to EU leaders to decide whether to delay the Halloween date  In a major sign Brexit will now be delayed, EU Council President Donald Tusk tonight recommended that a three-month extension is accepted  That could prompt Boris Johnson to drop his “paused” deal altogether and push for an election  It came after a night of Commons drama just nine days before the UK is…

  • Boris Johnson sends unsigned extension letter to EU
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    Boris Johnson sends unsigned extension letter to EU

     Humiliated Boris Johnson has sent an unsigned extension letter he vowed to die in a ditch rather than send  He did sign a second, though, after his Brexit plan was trashed by MPs and delayed by Tory Sir Oliver Letwin  The first – unsigned – letter sent to the EU said the PM would comply with the law after Parliament had ordered him to ask for a delay of up to three months  But the second will tell EU leaders to IGNORE the first and he will get Brexit done by the do or die October 31 deadline he set himself  A No10 source said: “He will tell EU leaders…