A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

Brexit News Feeds

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18/02/2018 Scottish nationalists are salivating over the Brexit spoils | Kevin McKenna ,,The only question for the SNP is how long to wait before calling a new vote on independence

Like a drunk man leaving the dance floor, the UK’s slow, anarchic exit from the EU continues and the Scottish nationalists can scarce believe the abundance of fresh opportunities that have landed at their feet. Their biggest task now is to decide how to deploy them and when?

More than three years after the first referendum on Scottish independence, the 45% who voted to leave the UK have never wavered, with polls consistently showing a slight increase. On its own, this ought to concern unionists. They had convinced themselves that a Tory resurgence in Scotland had occurred under Ruth Davidson’s energetic leadership and that this had finally put independence beyond the reach of the nationalists for the time being. However, the “resurgence” had been built on sand. The new intake of Scottish Tory MPs and local councillors began to resemble a 19th-century freak-show accompanied by an unlovely symphony of flutes and banjos; accordingly, they have since assumed their normal third place in the polls.

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18/02/2018 You’ve heard about the north-south divide. How about the west-east one? | Will Hutton ,,Geographical inequalities are the result of historical legacies and a fractured economy

Place has always been destiny in Britain, but never more so than in 2018. Pity the child born in Weymouth, Corby or Carlisle, locked into poor schools, a lacklustre economy and few decent jobs; if he or she had been lucky enough to be born in Tower Hamlets, Hackney or Westminster, their life chances might have been transformed. Where you are born in Britain, and England in particular, is becoming ever more a treacherous geographical lottery.

Nor is the divide any more just the well-known one between north and south. So relatively strong are the performances of Bristol and Manchester, with Liverpool hard on their heels, that overlaid on the old north-south split is the beginnings of a new one – an east-west divide. Parts of the north-west such as Trafford and North Cheshire are strong economic and social performers, while the towns along the M4 and Bristol itself are doing pretty well.

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18/02/2018 Labour will win the next election if it becomes the party of Remain | Eloise Todd ,,Only a tiny proportion of the party’s voters last year strongly wanted to leave the EU – opposing a disastrous Brexit will shake up the electoral map

Recently, there has been story after story about Brexit ministers giving speeches laying out a road map. This is apart from the chancellor, who has been sent to the Arctic. While the focus for this last week might have been on the Conservative government and its road to nowhere, soon the pendulum will swing back towards the Labour party and its position on Brexit.

Labour fought the election on a mandate that has been hailed as a brilliant middle way between Remain and Leave. MPs on the frontbench Brexit team want to find a solution “somewhere between in and out”. But there is a decision still facing our country and it doesn’t involve a middle way.

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17/02/2018 Neil Kinnock warns Jeremy Corbyn: ‘Stop Brexit to save the NHS’ ,,As 20,000 Labour members protest at party stance on Brexit, former leader adds pressure to resist leaving EU

Jeremy Corbyn has come under intense pressure to shift Labour’s position on Brexit after 20,000 members demanded a say over the issue and former leader Neil Kinnock backed halting Britain’s EU exit altogether.

It is understood that the Labour leader will also be confronted by some in his shadow cabinet this week who want him to back remaining in the single market and customs union.

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17/02/2018 Fresh Ukip turmoil as party members vote to dump Henry Bolton as leader ,,Ukip has been plunged into a fresh crisis after party members voted to dump Henry Bolton as leader. www.politicshome.com Visit...
17/02/2018 EXCL Labour hit by bullying row over treatment of senior female official at key meeting ,,Labour has been hit by a bullying row over the treatment of a senior female official at a key meeting aimed at agreeing party policy. www.politicshome.com Visit...
17/02/2018 Revealed: rightwing groups plot to ditch EU safety standards on food and drugs ,,‘Ideal’ UK-US trade deal would see banned products sold in post-Brexit Britain, says accidentally released memo

An unprecedented drive to lobby ministers to ditch strict EU safety standards in order to secure a US trade deal is being drawn up by a transatlantic group of conservative thinktanks, it has emerged.

Organisers of the self-styled “shadow trade talks”, which are set to include 10 leading rightwing and libertarian groups from the UK and the US, are preparing to push their “ideal free trade agreement” that would allow the import of US meats, drugs and chemicals banned in Britain.

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17/02/2018 'Europe's security is our security': May on post-Brexit treaty with EU – video ,,

The British prime minister, Theresa May, uses her speech at the Munich security conference to call for continued military, intelligence and counter-terrorism cooperation after Britain leaves the EU

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17/02/2018 Theresa May wants new security treaty with EU next year ,,

British PM seeks treaty on post-Brexit military, intelligence and counter-terrorism cooperation

Theresa May wants to leave the EU’s common foreign and security policy as early as next year, but would show flexibility around the UK’s red lines to secure a new security treaty.

“There is no reason why we should not agree distinct agreements for our foreign and defence policy cooperation in the time-limited implementation period”, the British prime minister told European and US officials at the Munich security conference on Saturday. “The key aspects of our future partnership in this area will already be effective from 2019.

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17/02/2018 Netherlands to hire 750 extra customs officials to tackle Brexit ,,Britain will need thousands, Dutch MP says. www.politico.eu Visit...
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