London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called on the capital’s 1.1 million EU nationals to turn out in force at next week’s local elections to try to halt a hard Brexit. Speaking ahead of campaigning in south London with Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer, Mr Khan said the Windrush scandal showed the Tories’ “divisive” stance on immigration.Add your comment!
The UK government has restated its commitment to leaving the EU's custom union - ahead of a symbolic vote on the issue this week. Last Wednesday, the government suffered defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill in the House of Lords - when peers voted in favor of staying in the customs union. As a result, MPs will get a chance to debate the proposal on Thursday..Add your comment!
British Chancellor Philip Hammond has rejected calls by Labour and some Conservatives to announce the end of austerity in his spring statement on Tuesday. He is expected to unveil the smallest budget deficit since 2002, thanks to better than expected public finances.
Britain should enter a new customs union with the European Union, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Monday, setting up a possible parliamentary defeat for Prime Minister Theresa May who has vowed to leave the arrangement after Brexit.
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he is close to backing a second EU referendum to end the whinging and whining of anti-Brexit campaigners. Mr Farage told Channel 5's The Wright Stuff a fresh vote could kill off the Remain campaign for a generation.
Ex Labour prime minister Tony Blair has attacked Labor's timidity on Brexit, saying it would deliver a departure from the EU designed by the Tory right. He urged the party he once led to nail the myths of the Brexit campaign - and fight for the rights of voters to think again about leaving. He said 2018 would be the year the fate of Britain would be decided.
Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has defended plans to use his party’s strength in the House of Lords to fight Brexit, even though he views the unelected chamber as a “bad system” that he did not want to be a member of. Sir Vince said the Lords had limited political impact, but the upper house should be used to check an “abuse of powers” by the Government.
The United Kingdom government is facing new calls to release confidential studies drawn up by officials looking at the potential impact of Brexit on the economy. Twenty-five Labour MPs have written to Chancellor Philip Hammond calling on him to release the material after he disclosed the work was being carried out during a recent session of the Commons Treasury Committee.
Jeremy Corbyn was given a rapturous reception from Labour delegates in Brighton as he told them that the party was now the “government-in-waiting”. The Labour leader had to wait several minutes before delivering his keynote speech as the familiar chant of “Oh Jeremy Corbyn” rang round the conference hall.
The Falkland Islands Government continue to attend and exhibit at both the Conservative and Labour Party Conferences, to represent Falkland Islanders views and to thank delegates for their continued support. This includes both the Government and Opposition politicians, along with the wider general public attending.