A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

Brexit News Feeds

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25/09/2018 Theresa May rules out an autumn general election before Brexit ,,

Election will not be in nation’s interest says prime minister at start of New York visit

On arrival in New York on Tuesday, Theresa May ruled out the idea of another general election before Brexit day, saying it “would not be in the national interest”.

Speculation about the idea of an autumn election to break the Brexit deadlock within the government has increased since theprime minister’s Chequers plan got a cool reception from EU leaders in Salzburg.

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25/09/2018 Brian Adcock on the Labour conference and Brexit – cartoon ,,Continue reading... www.theguardian.com Visit...
25/09/2018 Has Labour's stance on Brexit changed? ,,

Heather Stewart considers whether support for a possible public vote marks a real policy shift

The nub of the party’s conference motion, thrashed out over five gruelling hours late on Sunday, is that if Theresa May’s Brexit deal is rejected (assuming she gets one at all), Labour will seek a general election – but failing that, a referendum should not be ruled out.

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25/09/2018 Labour delegates back Keir Starmer push for public vote on Brexit ,,

Shadow Brexit secretary applauded after saying ‘nobody is ruling out remain’

Labour conference delegates overwhelmingly backed the party’s Brexit policy on Tuesday after Keir Starmer sparked a burst of sustained applause for dropping into his conference speech the line that “nobody is ruling out remain as an option”.

Brexit has been among the most contentious issues in Liverpool. Labour’s members are overwhelmingly pro-remain; but some MPs from leave seats in the party’s traditional heartlands are concerned about any shift that might smack of trying to reverse the 2016 referendum.

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25/09/2018 Labour's Brexit plan: to have an illusion of a plan, not an actual plan | John Crace ,,

Members at odds over people’s vote at conference, with Keir Starmer going off message

Confused? You soon will be. After an hour in which delegates argued about constitutional arrangements and conference procedures which only they appeared to fully understand, Keir Starmer was finally called to the lectern to begin the Brexit debate. It was a question of priorities. First things first.

“Just when we need a strong government, what do we see?” he began. “Division. Chaos.” You had to admire his honesty. Trying to keep up with Labour’s internal manoeuvrings on its Brexit proposals over the previous 24 hours had proved to be next to impossible.

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25/09/2018 Labour delegates vote overwhelmingly for Brexit motion backing second referendum as option – as it happened ,,

Rolling coverage of the Labour conference in Liverpool, including the debate on Brexit and a second referendum

Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary, has just finished her speech to conference. Here are the key points.

We know that in this country you generally need a warrant to enter someone’s home or intercept their telephone calls. So we will insist on time limited, judicial warrants for any undercover policing.

We know who suffers from crime the most: it’s the most vulnerable; women; the elderly; children; all of our ethnic minority communities; the LGBTQ community and disabled people.

So, it is has always been wrong to say ‘law and order’ is somehow a Tory issue. Fighting crime and upholding the law are key issues for our communities and therefore they are key issues for Labour.

The government refuses to accept that their cuts to fire services are responsible for longer response times. They refuse to accept that privatisation and deregulation, led inevitably to disasters like Grenfell. More than a year later they have not produced a single initiative that would prevent a repeat of Grenfell. The government is failing to protect communities and ensure their safety.

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25/09/2018 Emily Thornberry says 'sickening' anti-Semites must be kicked out of Labour ,,Emily Thornberry today denounced “sickening individuals” in the Labour party who spew anti-Semitism and demanded they be dumped. www.politicshome.com Visit...
25/09/2018 Labour backing a second referendum shows democracy is working beautifully | Zoe Williams ,,Getting there was a messy process. But the party’s new Brexit stance is the product of grassroots decision-making

People always say politics is ugly to watch up close, and they’re talking about the cynicism and manipulation, the treachery, the low cunning beneath the high rhetoric. Democracy in action is ugly in a different way, more like a jumble sale: mess, chaos, mountains of tedium, elbows everywhere. You have to stay alert because you know that underneath the polyester there’s something – not wishing to overextend an analogy, let’s call it a second vote on Brexit – that you would treasure.

The Labour conference in Liverpool this week had that jumble sale feel. In any process that is remotely pluralistic, there are too many people in the room. And so 150 Labour delegates met to discuss their composite Brexit motion, boiling 150 motions from different constituency parties down to one single motion, which was passed this afternoon.

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25/09/2018 Labour conference: Members vote to keep referendum option open ,,The vast majority of members at Labour's conference back changing its policy on another Brexit referendum. www.bbc.co.uk Visit...
25/09/2018 EXCL Len McCluskey and Chris Williamson in public spat amid Labour MP 'open selection' row ,,Len McCluskey and Chris Williamson had a public bust-up after their feud over changes to the way Labour candidates are selected boiled over. www.politicshome.com Visit...
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