Red for danger DECEITFUL and dishonest. That’s the only verdict we can deliver on the Labour party. They claim to vote down Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the national interest. But their motivation is transparent, and shameless. They want to crash the Government, trigger a General Election, and reverse the referendum result. Senior Labour frontbenchers have said, on several occasions, that they’ve got no problem with the withdrawal agreement. And yet in their droves they voted it down on Friday, regardless of the 17.4million votes cast nearly three years ago to leave the EU. It’s all very well for the Tories to simply assume that Jeremy Corbyn et al will never get near Downing Street – but it would be criminally complacent. We’ve more or less given up on the Brexiteers who refuse to vote for the PM’s deal, even though their preferred “no deal” is essentially impossible. But those who are tempted to plump for a permanent customs union … [Read more...] about Labour is selling 17.4m Brits who voted for Brexit down the river to get into No10
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On the day that Britain was originally scheduled to leave the European Union, lawmakers will vote Friday on what Prime Minister Theresa May's government described as the "last chance to vote for Brexit." The House of Commons was voting on May's twice-rejected European Union withdrawal agreement amid continuing opposition from hard-line Brexit supporters and Northern Ireland lawmakers. Attorney General Geoffrey Cox urged divided legislators to support the deal and finally break an impasse that has left Britons uncertain when, and even if, the country will leave the EU. If the deal is rejected, Britain will crash out of the bloc in two weeks unless the EU agrees to extend the deadline. Cox said Parliament should take "a single decisive step ... to afford certainty to the millions of people who are waiting for it." The agreement still faces substantial opposition even after May sacrificed her job for her deal, promising to quit if lawmakers approved the deal and let Britain leave the EU … [Read more...] about Third Time Lucky? UK Lawmakers Hold New Vote on Brexit Deal
Published 12:29 am PDT, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Cranes are silhouetted during sunrise in the port of Sunderland, England, Friday, March 15, 2019. Sunderland voted for Brexit to make itself heard, and in hope of a brighter future. This city in northeast England once built ships that drove global commerce and helped Britain rule the waves. Coal from the surrounding mines helped power the country. The mines and shipyards are long gone, and like many British cities, Sunderland has had to find a new identity, and new jobs, for the post-industrial era. less Cranes are silhouetted during sunrise in the port of Sunderland, England, Friday, March 15, 2019. Sunderland voted for Brexit to make itself heard, and in hope of a brighter future. This city in northeast ... more Photo: Frank Augstein, AP Photo: … [Read more...] about AP PHOTOS: City that voted for Brexit is still waiting
SO there it is, from the horse’s mouth. Brussels aims to force Britain to stay in its customs union and obey EU rules forever. Diplomats admit to The Sun that the terms of the “Irish backstop” which Theresa May’s Cabinet is poised to back would then be deployed to lock us in its grip permanently. Forget those trade deals with America, China, India, Canada or anywhere else. All would be banned. Despite us voting for Brexit. Despite MPs voting to leave the customs union. Despite all the Prime Minister’s ambitious speeches about a global Britain. To get a post-Brexit trade deal, we would have to swallow crippling conditions the EU does not impose on others. Absurdly, it would retain control over the trading policy of the world’s fifth largest economy — by then a non-EU member. And, according to Ireland’s cocky PM Leo Varadkar, we would have to stick to all EU rules. Permanently. Can the Tories really sign up to this? Or … [Read more...] about As Brussels plots to lock the UK in its strangling grip forever — will the Tories stand and fight for Brexit?
BRITAIN'S trade is booming as we prepare for Brexit - with exports hitting a record £616billion high. In the last year our trade balance has narrowed as more and more goods and services are being exported all over the world, fresh figures reveal. Trade Secretary Liam Fox said Britain was continuing to defy the gloom mongers by proving critics wrong as we gear up for Brexit, Our top exports were cars, medicinal products, power generators and aircraft in the last 12 months, ONS figures showed. And more than half (55 per cent) of all our exports are shipped to places outside of the EU - which bodes well as we look for trade deals around the world. Overall goods rose by 13 per cent to £339billion, and services were up seven per cent to £277billion. The total trade deficit - the difference between our exports and imports - narrowed by £5billion. The USA remains our biggest export market - with around a fifth of all sales. That was followed by Germany and France. But … [Read more...] about UK’s trade exports hit record high of £616billion in fresh vote of confidence for Brexit