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Referendum legislation needs to rein in the regulators

29th March, at 11pm, was Brexit hour: the point at which – so the British people had been promised for the past two years – we would finally be leaving the EU. As we all know, that did not happen. For longer than those two years – indeed, for almost three – Vote Leave, having led the campaign for Brexit and the referendum having been won on 23rd June 2016, has been subjected to a sustained campaign of what can only been seen as attempted retribution and harassment. Many of Vote Leave’s former employees found it hard to get jobs after the referendum, and some later lost the jobs that they had succeeded in landing. Vote Leave’s donors, out of the blue and 18 or more months after the event, were hit by HMRC with millions of pounds of tax bills, because they had patriotically donated (precisely as had been envisaged by the referendum law, which said nothing at all about taxing those donations) to the Leave campaign.Both the Electoral Commission and the Information Commissioner conducted i…

Brexit DEADLOCK: Why are more indicative votes happening AGAIN? What are the options?

MPs are gearing up for another round of indicative votes in the Commons to try to break the Brexit deadlock - but why are they taking place again and what are the motions being tabled?

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Brexit latest: ‘DON’T’ call general election Major warns May - it will 'SOLVE NOTHING'

AS the Brexit crisis deepens, former British Prime Minister Sir John Major has warned Theresa May not to call a general election saying it will “solve nothing”.

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Theresa May ‘set to back soft Brexit’ – as she plans FOURTH vote on her deal this week

THERESA May could back a soft Brexit if her deal is defeated for a fourth time this week, according to a close ally.The PM wants to bring the deal back to the Commons as soon as Tuesday – forcing MPs to choose between it and a much softer Brexit which keeps Britain tied to Brussels for good.Theresa May pictured outside church todayPA:Press AssociationAnd today the Justice Secretary claimed that if she loses yet again, she will embrace a soft Brexit rather than risk Britain leaving the EU without a deal in 12 days’ time.Senior ministers are bitterly divided over the way forward – with Mrs May facing a mass walkout of either Leavers or Remainers depending on the path she chooses.Brexiteers led by Andrea Leadsom are furious at the prospect of Britain staying in the customs union.
But pro-EU ministers such as Amber Rudd could quit if the PM goes for No Deal instead.Tomorrow the House of Commons will hold a second round of “indicative votes”, choosing between multiple different Brexit outc…

Brexit news latest: Is general election way to save Brexit DEADLOCK? Latest bookies odds

BREXIT negotiations are at crisis point after Theresa May’s deal was rejected a third time by Parliament – but is a general election the only way to break the deadlock?

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When is Theresa May’s next Brexit vote and what’s the latest on a No Deal delay?

BREXIT has been delayed potentially by months, sparking doubts of a No Deal.But how long of an extension did the PM ask for, and what’s the latest on Brexit? Here’s what we know so far.Getty Images - Getty May has considered plans to delay Brexit by two months, shocking documents have revealed[/caption]When is Theresa May’s next Brexit vote?On April 1, MPs will consider different Brexit options, on what will be the second day of voting.The first round of votes saw Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement rejected for a third time.Downing Street has said she intends to bring it back to the Commons for a fourth vote possibly this Tuesday or Wednesday.The voting is expected to work in the same way as it did last week, when the options selected by the Speaker were printed on a ballot paper and lawmakers were asked to vote “aye” or “no” to each of them.They were able to vote for as many of the proposals as they wished.AFP or licensors May risks fresh fury from hardline Brexiteers by refusing rep…

Ex-PM John Major calls for Theresa May to team up with Labour and SNP and form ‘National Government’ to fix Brexit

THERESA May should invite Labour and the SNP to join her Government, John Major said today.The ex-PM insisted the radical step was needed to break the Brexit deadlock and solve Britain’s national crisis.John Major called for a national unity GovernmentReutersSir John claimed a “unity Government” of all parties was the only way to ensure Mrs May can get a Commons majority.The extreme move would produce the first cross-party Government since WW2 when Churchill teamed up with Labour.The former Prime Minister, who wants to see Brexit cancelled, told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: “If we don’t get a Government with a clear majority then I think it would be in the national interest to have a cross-party Government.“I think we may be driven to a national Government.“Whosoever is Prime Minister would have to invite people in from other parties so that you can guarantee a majority in Parliament.“In the interests of the nation, we must have a Government that has a working majority.”Sir John claime…

May’s Cabinet faces total collapse as forces range against Prime Minister

THERESA MAY’S bitterly divided Cabinet is on the brink of collapse as ministers on both sides of the Brexit debate prepare to walk out on her.

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John Major Calls for National Unity Government

Has John Major forgotten who the Leader of the Opposition is? At least there’s a rare reality check for Remainers at the end as he points out that “of course” the crisis isn’t as serious as WW2…The post John Major Calls for National Unity Government appeared first on Guido Fawkes.

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Tom Watson: Second Referendum “Only Way We Can Bring the Country Back Together”

Tom Watson freestyling on Marr as he backs a second referendum “under all circumstances” and says it’s “inconceivable” that it won’t be in Labour’s next manifesto. Guido wants whatever Watson’s had for breakfast if it’s genuinely made him believe that a second referendum is the “only way we can bring the country back together”…The post Tom Watson: Second Referendum “Only Way We Can Bring the Country Back Together” appeared first on Guido Fawkes.

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Two thirds of Defra staff working on Bexit

THOUSANDS of civil servants from Michael Gove's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have been transferred to work on Brexit, according to Government staffing figures.

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Thornberry: ‘Strong Argument’ for Second Referendum

A masterclass from Emily Thornberry in evading the question. Will Labour be tabling a confidence vote? Will Labour be backing Brexit in a General Election? Will they back a second referendum? We just don’t know, neither does she…The post Thornberry: ‘Strong Argument’ for Second Referendum appeared first on Guido Fawkes.

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Theresa May plans FOURTH vote on deal this week – as PM ‘set to back soft Brexit instead of No Deal’

THERESA May could bring her Brexit deal back for yet another vote as soon as Tuesday, it emerged today.The PM wants to force MPs to choose between her deal and a much softer Brexit which keeps Britain tied to Brussels for good.Theresa May pictured outside church todayPA:Press AssociationSenior ministers are bitterly divided over the way forward – with Mrs May facing a mass walkout of either Leavers or Remainers depending on the path she chooses.Today it was claimed that she will embrace a soft Brexit rather than risk Britain leaving the EU without a deal in 12 days’ time.Brexiteers led by Andrea Leadsom are furious at the prospect of Britain staying in the customs union.
But pro-EU ministers such as Amber Rudd could quit if the PM goes for No Deal instead.Tomorrow the House of Commons will hold a second round of “indicative votes”, choosing between multiple different Brexit outcomes.They are likely to back a customs union – which would stop Britain from cutting trade deals around the …

Theresa May plans FOURTH vote on Brexit deal this week as ministers war over what happens next

THERESA May could bring her Brexit deal back for yet another vote as soon as Tuesday, it emerged today.The PM wants to force MPs to choose between her deal and a much softer Brexit which keeps Britain tied to Brussels for good.Theresa May pictured outside church todayPA:Press AssociationSenior ministers are bitterly divided over the way forward – with Mrs May facing a mass walkout of either Leavers or Remainers depending on the path she chooses.Brexiteers led by Andrea Leadsom are furious at the prospect of Britain staying in the customs union.
But pro-EU ministers such as Amber Rudd could quit if the PM goes for No Deal instead.Tomorrow the House of Commons will hold a second round of “indicative votes”, choosing between multiple different Brexit outcomes.They are likely to back a customs union – which would stop Britain from cutting trade deals around the world.No10 sources say that Mrs May could then pit the customs union against her deal in a FOURTH “meaningful vote” on Tuesday.CA…