Corbyn, Labour and Brexit

The latest confirmation of Corbyn’s deep-seated hatred of the EU (see “Jeremy Corbyn under fire over refusal to attend cross-party meeting on staying in single market”, Independent, Guardian, Reuters earlier today) has highlighted yet further trouble ahead. Because, horrifying as it is to see the Continue Reading

A Tory Grandee prefers a leftist Labour Government to Brexit. How the referendum has skewed the political landscape.

A Labour government might not be as bad as Brexit, claims Heseltine The Conservative peer said Labour might abandon Brexit, and leave the Tories ‘holding the baby’ Heseltine said, while a Labour government would cause ‘short-term’ damage, Brexit would be worse in the long term. Continue Reading

Boris Johnson might find his Irish cake hard to digest

Posted by Geoff Bishop. Written by Vincent Boland. British foreign secretary is either clueless about Border or doesn’t give a damn. The UK’s flailing effort to leave the EU can be measured not in policy gains or political successes, but in soundbites. It is best Continue Reading

Both Theresa and Jeremy want out of the Single market as quickly as possible

Posted by Geoff Bishop. A message from the Liberal Democrats. Both Theresa and Jeremy want out of the Single market as quickly as possible; putting millions of jobs at risk and the stability of the UK economy. The Lib Dems are the only party offering an Continue Reading

There’ll be no Brexit, just a parliamentary stalemate – Lord Ashdown

Britain will remain in the European Union because the Government will not be able to deliver a hard or soft Brexit, Paddy Ashdown has said. The former Liberal Democrat leader accused the Government of being incapable of delivering “anything” and predicted there would be a Continue Reading

Brexit: UK won’t leave the EU and will one day join the Euro, says Lord Heseltine

Despite the resignation of most other Europhile MPs to the fact that Brexit now appears inevitable, the former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister, said he believed the UK will one day adopt the Euro “when the time is right”. He told LBC radio it was “very possible” the UK will Continue Reading

EU citizens rights offer by UK grossly inadequate

Posted by Geoff Bishop. Written by Guy Verhofstadt. While we in the European Parliament Brexit steering group accept the UK’s decision to leave the European Union was a democratic choice, we were never convinced Brexit would be a positive development economically, certainly not for the Continue Reading

Ken Clarke urges change of course on Brexit amid ‘hopeless splits’

Posted by Geoff Bishop. Former chancellor Ken Clarke has urged the Prime Minister to change her approach to Brexit in an effort to restore public confidence in politics. The Tory grandee is the latest high-profile figure to weigh in on Theresa May’s Brexit strategy after Continue Reading