Tag Archives: Brexit

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.

UK | Theresa May: more than a lame duck, less then a dead duck

by John Rees

Theresa May needed the support of 159 Tory MPs to remain as leader of the party. She managed to get just 41 more votes than that. And this included 140 MPs who owe their government jobs to her patronage.

With well over one third of her own party voting to get rid of her, this cannot conceivably be seen as a strong and stable base from which she can lead the government.

Spain | Here’s why the tiny peninsula of Gibraltar is having an outsized effect on Brexit

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union hit another stumbling block this week, this time over the tiny peninsula of Gibraltar, which sits on the southern tip of Spain.

Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, is set to leave the EU with the U.K.