Tag: Brexit

CRUSHED: Theresa May’s Brexit Deal Defeated by Record-Breaking Margin in Parliament

Members of Parliament have thrown out Theresa May’s contentious Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union in the long-awaited “meaningful vote” on the deal. The Prime Minister’s Brexit deal was crushed by a historic margin of 202 in favour to 432 against, paving the way for a vote of no-confidence in the Government by the Opposition, […]

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Farage: MPs Engaged in ‘Betrayal of Greatest Democratic Exercise in Our History’

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage has said that the political class ignoring the will of the people is a “complete betrayal of the greatest democratic exercise in the history of our nation.” Calling out the establishment for attempting to frustrate Brexit, Mr Farage said on Jeremy Vine on 5 on Tuesday, “Let’s be clear: we didn’t just […]

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EU Cracks: Eurozone Prez Admits EU Can ‘Change Course’ on Brexit Deal

LONDON (AP) – The president of the eurozone finance ministers’ group has hinted at the possibility of changing the terms of the UK’s Brexit deal – despite the European Union’s insistence it can’t be renegotiated. Mario Centeno said Tuesday that if the British parliament rejects the agreement struck with the European Union by Prime Minister Theresa […]

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Theresa May Warns ‘No Brexit’ Is More Likely than ‘No Deal’

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to warn Leave voters that the political class are more likely to block Brexit than allow a clean, No Deal Brexit to happen. The Tory leader is expected to issue the threat in a set-piece speech to factory workers on January 14th in a last-ditch effort to cajole Brexit supporters […]

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Brexit Boom: Wages Up, Skilled Jobs Expanding, Says Top Recruiter

Post-referendum Britain is a land of opportunity, according to James Reed, one the country’s top business recruiters. The entrepreneur acts as Chairman and Chief Executive of the REED Group of companies, including Reed Specialist Recruitment, Reed in Partnership, which operates a number of welfare-to-work programmes, and Reed Online, which operates the country’s biggest employment agency […]

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REPORT: Anti-Brexit MPs Plot Coup to Stop UK Making Clean Break from EU

Remain-supporting backbench MPs are conspiring to upend Parliamentary protocol and seize control of Brexit from the Government in attempts to stop a WTO exit or even to prevent the UK from leaving the EU altogether, according to The Sunday Times. A group of cross-party backbench, or non-Governmental, MPs are said to be tabling an amendment […]

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MPs Threaten Government Shutdown to Stop No Deal Brexit

A group of Remainer MPs will attempt to stop a no deal Brexit by starving the Treasury of funds which could lead to “total paralysis” of the Government. The MPs are set to vote on two amendments to the Finance Bill, which grants funds to the Treasury to spend on implementing no deal arrangements, on […]

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REPORT: May Could Postpone Final Brexit Agreement Commons Vote Again

Prime Minister Theresa May may again push back the final House of Commons vote on her EU Withdrawal Agreement in face of continued opposition by Brexiteer MPs, according to sources speaking to The Telegraph. MPs return to the House of Commons to debate the agreement next week and Mrs May’s aides are said to be […]

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Farage: UK Must ‘Stand Up to EU and France’ to End Channel Migrant Crisis

Brexit campaign leader Nigel Farage has demanded the Government “stands up to the EU and to France” to bring the Channel migrant crisis under control The Leave Means Leave co-chairman and former UKIP chief urged Home Secretary Sajid Javid to “ignore the civil service, the free movement lobby, and the EU itself and get a […]

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Hungary Hits Back at FT: Soros an ‘Enemy of Democracy’, Not ‘Person of the Year’

The Hungarian government has hit out at the Financial Times naming George Soros their “Person of the Year”. The famous salmon-coloured newspaper, something of a house magazine for the British establishment and financial elite, praised the billionaire currency speculator and convicted insider trader as “the standard bearer of liberal democracy and open society”. Hungary’s conservative-populist government, […]

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Don Quijones: Retail Melts Down Before Christmas in the UK, Spreads to Continent

By Don Quijones of Spain, the UK, and Mexico, and editor at Wolf Street. Originally published at Wolf Street With just one week left before Christmas, Europe’s fashion retail sector is showing little sign of yuletide cheer. On Monday, the shares of UK-based online fashion and cosmetics retailer Asos Plc plunged […]

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Enter Stumbling, Stage Right

Even by Brexit’s shambolic standard, this week has been a doozy. First, on Monday, a member of parliament incensed by the delayed Brexit vote seized the chamber’s seventeenth-century ceremonial mace, resulting in his ejection from the House of Commons. Then, Prime Minister Theresa May survived a mutiny of her own […]

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Just Hold Another Referendum

Rousseau did not believe thatrepresentative democracy was democratic. “The people of England regards itselfas free; but it is grossly mistaken; it is free only during the election ofmembers of parliament. As soon as they are elected, slavery overtakes it, andit is nothing,” the French theorist wrote in his 1762 treatise, […]

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