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Draft Brexit Plan Approved By British Cabinet, Released To Public


Breaking: Senior Tory Brexiteers to 'call for no confidence vote' on Theresa May 'tomorrow'.


'No words are adequate to dscribe such cynicism'

"Centrist Labour MPs spent months accusing Corbyn of supporting May's Brexit. It was never true. Now - at the crunch - it is reported that some of those MPs are contemplating defying Corbyn and voting to secure May's Brexit..."


May Brexit Deal 'Worse' Than Remaining in EU - Galloway

"Anya Parampil reports on UK PM Theresa May's emergency cabinet meeting. 'It would be better to remain in the EU than to leave it on this botched basis' - Galloway.


The work and pensions secretary, Esther McVey, has become the second senior minister to quit the cabinet, following the Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, out of the door and throwing Theresa May’s government into turmoil.



"Betfair are giving odds of 5/1 Theresa May will be gone by the end of the day. William Hill are giving odds of 4/7 by the end of the year..."

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Jacob Rees-Mogg sends letter of no confidence in May

The leading Brexiter Jacob Rees-Mogg called for a vote of no confidence in Theresa May on the most perilous day of her premiership, after claiming she had broken her own red lines on Brexit.

The outspoken chair of the European Research Group (ERG) of Tory Brexiters, who rejected the prime minister’s plan moments after it was published on Wednesday night, announced he was submitting a letter to the chair of the backbench 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady.

Up to a dozen other Tory backbenchers have confirmed they have submitted letters calling for May to step down over her Brexit proposal, including the former Brexit minister Steve Baker and fellow leavers Nadine Dorries and Andrew Bridgen.


Time For UK General Election To Handle Brexit - Galloway

"Recent shake-up in British PM Theresa May's cabinet as multiple ministers resigned on Thursday in protest of her negotiated Brexit agreement. Former UK MP George Galloway asks how much longer May can hold on to power."

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Rebel Tory MPs press for vote of no confidence in Theresa May

Four more Conservative MPs have submitted letters expressing no confidence in Theresa May amid growing speculation in Westminster that a confidence vote could come later in the day.

Maria Caulfield, Adam Holloway, John Whittingdale and Chris Green said they could no longer support the prime minister, taking to 21 the number of letters MPs say they have submitted demanding a vote.

Forty-eight Tory MPs have to write to the chair of the party’s backbench 1922 Committee to trigger a confidence vote in May, which would happen within a day or two of being announced. She would then need the backing of 158 MPs to keep her job....

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Government takes Brexit article 50 case to UK supreme court

The UK supreme court is to reconsider the terms of article 50 of the treaty on European Union, which formally triggered Brexit, amid mounting political pressure for the procedure to be reversed.

The government has applied for permission to appeal against a ruling by the Scottish courts that the question of whether the UK can reverse the clause should be referred to the European court of justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg.

A date has been set for 27 November for an emergency hearing by ECJ judges of an application brought by a cross-party group of six Scottish MPs, MEPs and MSPs, along with Jolyon Maugham QC, the director of the Good Law Project.

The attempt to divert the European legal process has been initiated by lawyers for the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU).....

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John McDonnell: people's vote on Brexit still on table

John McDonnell has said a people’s vote remains on the table, but Labour would first prioritise negotiating a Brexit deal that protects jobs and the economy and fighting a general election.

The shadow chancellor said the party would not back Theresa May’s deal and called for the prime minister to step aside for a minority Labour government to renegotiate a new deal. Speaking on Radio 4’s Today programme, McDonnell confirmed that Labour would first pursue negotiating a deal that respects the results of the referendum.

“If we can’t get a deal that does respect that and at the same time protects jobs and the economy, our priority is for a general election. [If] we can’t get that, yes, a people’s vote remains on the table,” he said.

He admitted a general election may not be easily available to Labour because of the constraints of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, which allows for an early general election if two-thirds of MPs vote in favour.

He believes May does not have the votes to get her deal through parliament. He said: “What is absolutely certain is that the government’s proposal won’t command a majority in the House of Commons and we have to recognise that. There’s no use not facing that reality now.”....