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News review – Tuesday 12 September 2017

September 12, 2017 // 9 Comments

Brexit Bill Mail Theresa May hailed an ‘historic’ moment tonight as Labour failed to defeat the government in the first vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill. The crucial legislation was comfortably given its second reading in the Commons by a margin of 326 to 290 – a majority of [...]

Sunday papers – 7 May 2017

May 7, 2017 // 4 Comments

Brexit bill The ‘divorce bill’ demanded by the EU is legally unenforceable, says the Telegraph. A massive €100bn Brexit bill is ‘legally impossible’ to enforce, the European Commission’s own lawyers have admitted. The Telegraph has seen minutes of internal deliberations circulated by [...]

Brexit Bill goes through both houses

March 13, 2017 // 14 Comments

ITV News The Government has won two key votes in the Lords – making Britain a step closer to Brexit. This means that Prime Minister Theresa May can formally trigger Article 50. The vote will allows Mrs May to start the firing gun on Brexit talks as early as Tuesday.  However, ITV News’ [...]

The Lords and the Brexit Bill

March 9, 2017 // 12 Comments

Tuesday’s vote in the House of Lords on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill is unlikely to achieve much, for two reasons. Firstly, the amendment is so badly worded it may actually not mean much. Secondly, it is likely to be overturned anyway. The amendment inserted at Report [...]

News review – Thursday 2 March 2017

March 2, 2017 // 4 Comments

Brexit Bill Telegraph Theresa May has defiantly insisted her timetable for triggering Brexit will not be blown off course despite suffering her first Parliamentary defeat over the Article 50 bill. The House of Lords voted to amend the Bill to force the Government to guarantee the rights of EU [...]

News review – Tuesday 21 February 2017

February 21, 2017 // 9 Comments

EU Telegraph The European Commission wants Britain to be paying into EU projects for four years after it has signed a Brexit deal, with final payments continuing up until the end of 2023, the Daily Telegraph has learned.  The plan is part of a European Union demand that Britain settles a €60bn [...]

News review – Monday 20 February 2017

February 20, 2017 // 8 Comments

Brexit Bill Express THE House of Lords has been urged to stop “fighting yesterday’s battle” amid fears of a bid by pro-European peers to delay and weaken Brexit. “If they do try to obstruct Brexit they will be signing their own death warrant,” senior Tory MP Philip Davies warned.  “The [...]

Sunday papers – 19 February 2017

February 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Brexit Bill Peers planning to vote against Brexit are being paid thousands of pounds by Brussels, says the Telegraph More than 20 peers expected to force changes to the Brexit Bill this week are still earning tens of thousands of pounds from Brussels, it can be revealed. Lord [...]

News review – 2 February 2017

February 2, 2017 // 12 Comments

Brexit Bill Telegraph Boris Johnson said that “history has been made” after MPs voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday night in favour of triggering Brexit negotiations and beginning the process of leaving the EU. The Foreign Secretary called it a “momentous” night as MPs voted four to one in [...]

Article 50 Bill announced

January 26, 2017 // 3 Comments

BREAKING NEWS The wording of the Bill to trigger Article 50 has been announced: A Bill to Confer power on the Prime Minister to notify, under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on Eurpean Union, the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the EU. BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s most Excellent [...]