Theresa May has dismissed threats by EU countries to veto Brexit negotiations with the UK, as she declared: “The 27 will sign up to a deal with us.”
Leading Conservative Eurosceptics have formed a new lobby group to push for a hard Brexit, including leaving the European single market and ending free movement.
The Tories could be in power for a quarter of a century without viable opposition, the Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has said. But he stopped short of saying the party would not field candidates in some seats to allow other non-Conservatives a “free run”.
Owen Smith has said Jeremy Corbyn’s plan for Labour members to elect at least a third of the shadow cabinet would deepen divisions in the party.
Labour’s turbulent summer, which kicked off with a riot of resignations in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, will come to a formal close in Liverpool this Saturday, when the result of Owen Smith’s challenge to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership is announced. But even if Smith is soundly beaten, few expect peace to break out, after a bruising contest that has exposed the fault lines between the warring sides in the Labour movement. Here, we ask what might happen next.
Liberal Democrat activists won the party a crucial local byelection victory because Momentum campaigners were in the pub canvassing for Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership contest instead, the Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has suggested.
Four central European countries are prepared to veto any Brexit deal agreed between the UK and the European Union that restricts their citizens’ rights to live and work in Britain, the prime minister of Slovakia has said.
Nick Clegg holds out hope that the Liberal Democrats could play a role in a progressive cross-party government within a few years as he predicts that chaotic Brexit negotiations will gradually destroy support for Theresa May’s government.
Theresa May arrived in Downing Street from the Home Office in July with a reputation for being risk averse. The party she leads as prime minister has a wafer-thin working majority in the House of Commons of 17.
Nigel Farage has said he plans to stay in frontline politics after stepping down as Ukip leader, even though his former deputy urged him not to try to “back-seat drive” the party.
One of Britain’s closest EU allies has likened the UK’s Brexit stance to someone causing a divorce and then seeking to keep the marital home and all the assets. The unflattering comparison was drawn by Ireland’s jobs minister, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, at a cabinet subcommittee meeting last week.
“We meet tonight in a world transformed,” sighed Theresa May at the opening of her Guildhall speech. Too right, she thought to herself.
Donald Trump’s team raised concerns with Ukip’s Nigel Farage about the hostile comments made about his presidential campaign by members of the British government, a party source has suggested.