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Brexit: Cabinet meets amid pressure on May

Image copyright Reuters Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to update ministers on her Brexit strategy as she chairs a meeting of her cabinet this morning. It comes after a weekend of speculation about her leadership and claims of a plot to oust her – something senior ministers have denied. There have been suggestions that […]

Brexit: Cabinet to meet amid pressure on May

Image copyright Reuters Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to update ministers on her Brexit strategy when she chairs a meeting of her cabinet this morning. It comes after a weekend of speculation about her leadership and claims of a plot to oust her – something senior ministers have denied. There have been suggestions that […]

Brexit: Ministers tipped to replace Theresa May rally round

Media captionTheresa May’s de-facto deputy backs her leadership Two ministers touted as a potential caretaker PM in reports of a cabinet coup say they fully back Theresa May. Environment Secretary Michael Gove told reporters it was “not the time to change the captain of the ship”. And the PM’s de facto deputy David Lidington insisted […]

Brexit: ‘Common Market 2.0’ plan optimism from MP Kinnock

Image caption Stephen Kinnock is a member of the House of Commons Brexit Committee A plan that keeps the UK in the EU’s single market may be backed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, a Welsh MP has indicated. After Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement was defeated twice, MPs will look at other options. Aberavon’s […]

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon says new referendum will happen

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has predicted that another independence referendum will take place in Scotland. But she said it was reasonable for her to wait for clarity on Brexit before setting out a firm position. Labour’s shadow Scottish secretary Lesley Laird has, meanwhile, blamed the prime minister for the uncertainty over the UK and the […]

Brexit: Theresa May urged to quit to help deal pass

Image copyright EPA Theresa May could gain support for her Brexit deal if she promises to stand down as prime minister, senior Conservatives have told the BBC. MPs in the party have said they might reluctantly back the agreement if they know she will not be in charge of the next stage of negotiations with […]

Brexit: May urged to quit to help deal pass

Image copyright EPA Theresa May could gain support for her Brexit deal if she promises to stand down as PM, senior Conservatives have told the BBC. MPs in the party have said they might reluctantly back the agreement if they know she will not be in charge of the next stage of negotiations with the […]

Brexit march: Million joined Brexit protest, organisers say

Media captionNine minutes condense into just ninety seconds – aerial footage shows vast crowd of protesters Hundreds of thousands of people have marched in central London calling for another EU referendum, as MPs search for a way out of the Brexit impasse. Organisers of the “Put It To The People” campaign say more than a […]

‘Cancel Brexit’ petition woman receives death threats

Image caption The petition had reached nearly 4.3 million signature by lunchtime on Saturday The woman who started the record-breaking anti-Brexit petition says she is “shaking like a leaf” after receiving three death threats by phone. Margaret Georgiadou, 77, began the Revoke Article 50 petition, which had topped four million signatures by Saturday morning. She […]

Ministers ‘divided’ over process for testing Brexit options

Image copyright PA Image caption Mrs May could put her deal to MPs again but, crucially, allow other options to be voted on as well The cabinet is divided over how to handle the process of asking MPs to vote on alternative Brexit plans. The government has promised to give the Commons the chance to […]

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