A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

Brexit News Feeds

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18/10/2018 'It's a shitshow': leading Tory backbencher on May's government ,,

In an interview with the House magazine, Johnny Mercer is scathing about PM and the Brexit process

A leading Conservative backbencher has laid bare the extent of Tory frustrations with Theresa May by openly admitting he would not vote for the party if he wasn’t an MP, and had no interest in becoming a minister in a government he called “a shitshow”.

Johnny Mercer, who has represented Plymouth Moor View since 2015, said in an interview that in the current political situation there was “absolutely no chance” he would try to enter parliament, and intimated that May was an unimaginative “technocrat”.

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18/10/2018 Tory MPs round on 'desperate' May over Brexit transition ,,

PM’s admission that UK could stay tied to EU for longer triggers angry backlash

Theresa May’s admission in Brussels that the UK could stay tied to the EU for a year longer has prompted an angry backlash from Conservative backbenchers, who said the prime minister was “desperate” and “reneging on everything”.

Her failure to deny reports that she had told the Irish she accepted the backstop to avoid a hard border could not be time limited prompted yet more concern, with Tory MPs warning it raised questions over whether the UK would really leave the EU.

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18/10/2018 Steve Bell on the chance of extending the Brexit transition – cartoon ,,Continue reading... www.theguardian.com Visit...
18/10/2018 Brexit: France's Macron plays down UK 'no deal' visa fears ,,UK tourists and workers won't be denied French visas after Brexit, the French president says. www.bbc.co.uk Visit...
18/10/2018 Theresa May puts her faith in the miracle of Schrodinger's Brexit | John Crace ,,

Floundering for anything better to say, PM embraces solutions that both do and don’t exist

“You know what? I’ve had it up to here. I’m sick to death of going round in circles, trying to achieve the impossible. Brexit is a complete shit show. You know it, I know it, everyone knows it. There is just no way any of this ends well, either for the country or for me.

“So let’s stop pretending there’s any way of making everyone happy. It’s a car crash. Pure and simple. And if anyone thinks they can do better, then let them have a go. I’m done with being trolled by all and sundry. It was bad enough being humiliated on a daily basis by Boris Johnson, David Davis, Michel Barnier and Donald Tusk, but now even the Lithuanian prime minister is joining in. Enough’s enough. So that’s it. I’m out of here. Sayonara losers.”

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18/10/2018 After Cobalt, will any more European airlines go bust? ,,

The Cypriot carrier has gone the way of Primera Air and Monarch. What is going on in Europe’s aviation industry?

Cobalt has become the latest European budget airline to go bust, following Danish carrier Primera Air, which ceased trading earlier this month. While the Cypriot airline had only two years of flying behind it, after stepping into the breach left by the failure of the national carrier Cyprus Airways, Primera had flown for 14 years. Both carried a fraction of the passengers of British holiday airline Monarch, which collapsed last year.

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18/10/2018 Extending the Brexit transition will cost billions and achieve nothing | Priti Patel ,,Of course it’s important we leave the EU in an orderly fashion, but the process must be time-limited

Back in 2016, 17.4 million people voted to leave the EU. And if today’s rumours about the government wanting to extend the 21-month transition period are true, we still won’t have left the EU way into 2021.

It’s vital we give effect to the referendum result. People voted to take back control of our borders, laws, money and trade. They wanted us to radically transform our country into a self-governing, free-trading nation and for us to build a stronger and more prosperous future outside the EU.

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18/10/2018 The Guardian view on Theresa May’s Brexit strategy: failing on two fronts | Editorial ,,The prime minister’s refusal to engage with moderate MPs has led her into the impasse that now makes it so hard to strike a deal in Brussels

Theresa May’s failure to make progress in Brexit talks this week is a function of having to conduct parallel negotiations, one at home and one abroad. The two conversations overlap, but rhetoric that animates the domestic debate can be far removed from the arguments the prime minister encounters across the Channel.

This is most evident in discussion of arrangements for Northern Ireland – the main obstacle to a withdrawal agreement. In Brussels, the issues are seen in terms of legal commitments: enforcement of the EU’s single market rules across post-Brexit borders; the Good Friday agreement, which makes the border question uniquely sensitive; and the December 2017 deal that sealed the first phase of exit talks. In that document the UK signed up to the “backstop”, keeping Northern Ireland aligned with EU regulations (thereby obviating the need for a restored border with the Irish Republic) in the event that no more innovative solution could be found.

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18/10/2018 Varadkar: Fears over violence linked to a hard border 'very real' ,,Leo Varadkar told European leaders fears over violence were 'not exaggerated'. www.bbc.co.uk Visit...
18/10/2018 Brexit: EU ready to extend transition period ,,Theresa May says both sides are determined to reach a deal, despite no major breakthrough. www.bbc.co.uk Visit...
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