THERESA May has cut short the Cabinet’s Christmas break in order to begin No Deal Brexit preparations, it was reported. The cabinet will now meet on January 2, five days before the rest of Parliament comes back from the festive recess. The PM dramatically abandoned the Meaningful Vote on her Brexit deal scheduled for December 11, after MPs had already debated it for three days. She is expected to return to the House of Commons on January 14 for a second attempt to win support for the proposals. In the meantime, concern is mounting among colleagues about the prospect of a No Deal Brexitn and the cabinet will now meet on the first working day after the holiday, the Financial Times reported. Environment secretary Michael Gove, is reportedly “petrified” of a disorderly no deal, which he believes could leave Britain with severe food shortages, if the Dover-Calais route becomes blocked. Prime Minister Theresa May pays Christmas tribute to Armed Forces The meeting will be … [Read more...] about Theresa May ‘cuts cabinet’s Christmas break short by five days to prepare for No Deal Brexit’
0 Have your say The pantomime played out at Westminster has destroyed the global image of UK politics, writes Lesley Riddoch. What is there to look forward to in 2019? One sunny upside of the final Brexit moment should be the disappearance of thoroughly discredited politicians like Jacob “Irish investment fund” Rees Mogg, Boris “f*** business” Johnson, Priti “starve the Irish” Patel, Dominic “I didn’t understand the full extent of cross-channel trade” Raab, Ruth “I will resign” Davidson and Andrew “Irish passport” Bridgen.READ MORE: SNP call for Home Office to end ‘hostile immigration’ crackdownOf course, one voter’s shameless opportunist is another’s canny operator and in the slippery world of British politics it takes more than involvement in crashing the economy, putting the army on alert, depriving patients of life-saving medicines and stockpiling food to … [Read more...] about Lesley Riddoch: Brexit hasn’t covered Union with glory, could independent Scotland do better?
PUBLISHED: 20:00 24 December 2018 Jessica Hill Simon Reed of Simarco Worldwide Archant One of the UK’s leading independent freight businesses has announced that Brexit has already begun to affect its international operations. Simarco Worldwide, which is based in Witham in Essex, has revealed that it had received a “substantial” number of requests from domestic and foreign firms for help in preparing for Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.Simarco has established a committee of senior managers in the wake of the 2016 referendum vote to minimise the impact of its outcome on trade, and agreed a “comprehensive” network of depots across the continent to insulate clients from potential disruption, whatever the outcome of Brexit is.Simarco, which employs 360 people in all - 220 of whom are based in Witham - was invited to Downing Street earlier this month to take part in a Brexit briefing session with Transport Secretary, Chris … [Read more...] about Regional businesses planning to move UK operations to mainland Europe in the event of a no-deal Brexit
DUP's foster vows to get better Brexit deal amid ongoing uncertainty in Christmas message BelfastTelegraph.co.uk DUP leader Arlene Foster, has pledged to those concerned about the mounting uncertainty around Brexit, her party will work to get a better deal and "ensure the backstop is defeated". https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/dups-foster-vows-to-get-better-brexit-deal-amid-ongoing-uncertainty-in-christmas-message-37653657.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37626368.ece/36ddd/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_4c0b7d8d-bfed-443c-aee2-0bece7b3e262_1 Email DUP leader Arlene Foster, has pledged to those concerned about the mounting uncertainty around Brexit, her party will work to get a better deal and "ensure the backstop is defeated". The party has found itself as a major player as Prime Minister Theresa May attempts to broker a deal on leaving the EU which crucially needs the support of parliament. Many influential business … [Read more...] about DUP’s foster vows to get better Brexit deal amid ongoing uncertainty in Christmas message
0 Have your say The SNP has branded Jeremy Corbyn “incapable of opposition” after the Labour leader warned he will press ahead with Brexit if he becomes Prime Minister after a snap election. Corbyn played down the prospect of reversing the UK’s departure from the EU and declined to confirm if he would back “remain” if there was a second referendum.The comments in an interview yesterday were described as “unfathomable” by the SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford after momentum appeared to have been building towards a second referendum in recent weeks.“Jeremy Corbyn has finally come off the fence he’s been sat on for the past two years – but unfathomably he’s come down on the same side as Theresa May,” Blackford said.“The Labour Party is incapable of providing opposition to the worst UK Government that most people can remember.“The SNP, meantime, will grasp any opportunity … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to go ahead with Brexit is ‘unfathomable’, says SNP