Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has played down the prospect of the party offering a second referendum on the Brexit deal, after Mayor of London Sadiq Khan suggested it was “possible” it might be included in the next Labour manifesto. And in comments which may dismay Labour supporters of EU membership, the party leader said that he saw “positives” in Brexit.
The UK will no longer be under the direct jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit, a government policy paper will say. Ministers say they want a special partnership with the EU, but it is neither necessary nor appropriate for the ECJ to police it. However critics say the word direct leaves room for the ECJ to still play a part.
A cross-party group to co-ordinate the UK parliamentary fight against a “hard Brexit” has been set up under the leadership of Tory former minister Ana Soubry and senior Labour MP Chuka Umunna.
Theresa May has been told to wake up and realize that Britain is moving towards a chaotic Brexit after European Union leaders agreed there can be no parallel exit and trade talks. At a crunch European Council summit in Brussels, leaders of the other 27 EU countries agreed their negotiating guidelines and insisted talks must take a phased approach.