A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

Brexit News Feeds

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22/07/2019 Labour rejects calls for fully independent system for investigating anti-semitism cases ,,Labour has ruled out introducing a fully independent process for investigating anti-semitism allegations against party members. www.politicshome.com Visit...
22/07/2019 Senior Tories warn Boris Johnson over no-deal Brexit ,,

Probable PM told he is on collision course with parliament unless he drops hardline agenda

Boris Johnson has been put on notice by rebel Conservatives that he will not survive long as prime minister unless he drops his no-deal Brexit agenda, as he stands on the brink of entering Downing Street.

Johnson is expected to be announced as the choice of the Conservative party to be the next prime minister on Tuesday morning after running a campaign against Jeremy Hunt that promised to take the UK out of the EU by the end of October “do or die”.

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22/07/2019 The Guardian view of the new Lib Dem leader: the vision thing | Editorial ,,

To wrest the mantle of progressive change from other rivals in Westminster will need Jo Swinson to find her voice and a new set of attractive policies beyond Brexit

Jo Swinson arrives at probably the best time to be a Liberal Democrat for a decade. In May the party posted a record European election result, attracting both Labour and Conservative voters disaffected by their own parties’ divisions over Brexit. A few weeks earlier local elections saw the party gain hundreds of seats and control of a series of councils in England. The party hovers near the top of the polls. Ms Swinson’s job will be to keep it there.

This has been a remarkable turnaround. In 2015, as the Oxford academic Tudor Jones notes in his forthcoming book The Uneven Path of British Liberalism, the Lib Dems suffered an electoral collapse as great as the two great vanishings that the Liberal party managed in the 20th century. What almost finished the Lib Dems off was not just their hand in austerity, but the party’s perceived political irrelevance in the minds of a majority of British voters. If history was any guide, the road back to significance would have been a long one.

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22/07/2019 Protester who harassed Anna Soubry handed suspended sentence ,,

James Goddard is banned from area around parliament for abuse of pro-remain MP

Self-styled yellow vest protester James Goddard has been handed a suspended prison sentence and banned from an area around parliament for hurling abuse at the remain-supporting MP Anna Soubry. The pro-Brexit campaigner, 30, was filmed calling the former Conservative a Nazi and a traitor outside the Houses of Parliament in December and January.

Goddard was sentenced to eight weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for a year, on Monday after pleading guilty to one charge of using disorderly behaviour with intent to cause Soubry harassment, alarm or distress.

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22/07/2019 New Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson: 'I will do whatever it takes to stop Brexit' – video ,,

Jo Swinson has been elected the new leader of the Liberal Democrats, taking over from Vince Cable, winning 47,997 votes against Ed Davey's 28,021. During her victory speech in London, Swinson spoke about 'the catastrophe of Brexit', as well as making a dig at likely prime minister Boris Johnson, saying: 'Britain deserves better'

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22/07/2019 'Britain deserves better than Boris Johnson,' says new Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson - as it happened ,,

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Because freedom of navigation is a vital interest of every nation, we will now seek to put together a European-led maritime protection mission to support safe passage of both crew and cargo in this vital region.

We have had constructive discussions with a number of countries in the last 48 hours and will discuss later this week the best way to complement this with recent US proposals in this area.

It is wrong to deny there is antisemitism in the Labour party. And those who deny that it does exist are part of the problem. We have to stand for a serious, anti-racist, inclusive socialism.

Labour is not an antisemitic party. But one antisemite is always one too many.

As part of tackling antisemitism, the shadow cabinet has today supported the proposal for summary exclusion outlined by the Labour leader, which he will put to the national executive committee tomorrow.

The shadow cabinet also supports the proposal to introduce independent oversight of our processes, and will continue to seek to engage with Jewish community organisations to build confidence.

This is a fascinating chart. The tweet is from James Morris, a pollster who in the past has worked for Labour, but the data is from a poll published by Lord Ashcroft earlier this month (pdf). This graphic presents the information in a much clearer way than the table in the Ashcroft report (table 10).

The two most positive readings in this chart are those that show what remain-voting Labour voters feel about the Green party (they prefer it to Labour) and what leave-voting Tories feel about the Brexit party (they prefer it to the Conservative party).

Labour Remain voters pretty much as positive about the Lib Dems as Labour

Labour Leave voters pretty much as positive about the Brexit party as Labour

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22/07/2019 US firm WeWork secures 'financial inducement' of £55.7m in Brexit windfall ,,

Property company makes deal as a result of European Medicines Agency’s move to Amsterdam

A US firm run by two billionaire entrepreneurs is being paid €62m (£55.7m) in “financial inducements” as part of the Brexit-enforced relocation of the European Medicines Agency from London to Amsterdam.

WeWork, a $47bn (£37.7bn) property company founded by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey, secured the cash from British and European taxpayers as part of a deal in which it will sublet the agency’s former headquarters, EU documents reveal.

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22/07/2019 Lib Dems are bouncing back, but revival is not guaranteed ,,

Party knows better than most that a hyped revival can easily be followed by a calamitous fall

As so many times in recent history, the Lib Dems’ fortunes have been largely linked to events beyond their control.

Labour’s equivocation on Brexit at the local and European elections, disarray in the Conservative party, whose next leader is likely to set the UK on a path to no deal, and the embarrassing collapse of Change UK meant the seeds of revival were being sown in fertile ground.

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22/07/2019 The fightback for liberal Britain begins here. Jo Swinson can lead it | Timothy Garton Ash ,,

Brexit gives the new Lib Dem leader a unique opportunity. She must now channel the best of her party’s traditions and make new alliances

While we all obsess about Britain’s new Brexiteer Conservative government, don’t lose sight of this: under Jo Swinson, the new leader they have just elected by a clear majority, the Liberal Democrats have a chance of leading a fightback for liberal Britain. The great unrepresented liberal Britain, that is, that people around the world admire and miss. To achieve this, the Lib Dems must dramatically raise their game, reaching parts of a troubled country that they have not touched for a century.

The Strange Death of Liberal England” is one of the most memorable book titles in British political history, so I am tempted to conjure up The Strange Rebirth of Liberal England. But liberal England never died, and nor did liberal Scotland – whence Swinson comes – and liberal Wales. Indeed, the British Social Attitudes survey shows that, in attitudes to sexual orientation and ethnicity, British society has become more liberal in recent decades.

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22/07/2019 Former Tory minister fails in bid to force no confidence vote in Boris Johnson ,,A former minister has failed in a bid to force a vote of confidence in Boris Johnson before he has even been appointed Prime Minister. www.politicshome.com Visit...
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