Tag Archives: Brexit

UK | Brexit: EU leaders decide UK’s fate behind closed doors as Theresa May secures Article 50 extension

by Jon Stone

Theresa May was left waiting while European leaders decided the future of Brexit behind closed doors.

The prime minister had hoped to be handed an extension of the Article 50 period until 30 June before making a statement from Brussels in the early evening.

UK | Theresa May writes to EU seeking Brexit extension until June 30th

Theresa May has asked the European Union for an extension to article 50 delaying Brexit by three months, after a revolt among pro-leave ministers and MPs that threatened her premiership.

UK | Brexit: Netherlands talking to 250 firms about leaving UK

The Dutch government has said it is in talks with more than 250 companies about moving their operations from the UK to the Netherlands before Brexit.

The economic affairs ministry said it had lured 42 companies or branch offices and 1,923 jobs from the UK last year, as it increases its efforts to gain Brexit business.

Leftist remainers and their strange EU fetish

Following the British Parliament’s refusal to back Theresa May’s Brexit deal, there is renewed optimism and plenty of glee among many so called “Leftist” remainers that Brexit can be scuppered altogether. This glee is centred on the misconception that the EU represents a paragon of democracy, individual rights, and social protection. They consider the institution to be synonymous with social progressiveness, if not outright socialism.

May all at sea as tide turns against her Brexit backstop deal

by Denis Staunton

As MPs took their seats to hear the result of the vote on the Brexit deal, chief whip Julian Smith approached Theresa May and whispered in her ear. She betrayed nothing as she looked downwards but, a few seats along the front bench, another whip was whispering the news to ministers, who looked frozen by his words.