Video: DUP sees sense and integrity of Corbyn’s Sky interview on Brexit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn gave an interview to Sky News on Friday evening on the topic of Brexit, Theresa May’s deal, the Northern Irish border with Ireland and the UK’s ongoing relationship with the EU. His comments were perfectly pitched, not only to clearly convey Corbyn’s genuine commitment to achieving the best for leavers and […]

Tories softening up public for May to chicken out of Brexit deal vote

May getting ready to chicken out again The Tories have long adopted a tactic of abandoning votes they fear they will lose – and they look to repeat the manoeuvre, this time in the most scandalous and despicable of circumstances. The government has frequently opted to avoid the appearance of defeat by not even trying […]

Two paragraphs in govt’s legal advice that seal May’s fate with the DUP

Comment After the humiliation of three Commons defeats in a row yesterday, including an unprecedented finding of contempt against her government, Theresa May has this morning released the government’s legal advice on her draft Brexit deal. It contains two paragraphs which must surely seal her fate – and that of her proposed agreement – as […]

Video: DUP may support Corbyn after no-conf vote. Corbyn could be PM

The DUP’s Nigel Dodds talking to Sky News today In an interview with Sky News today, the DUP’s parliamentary leader Nigel Dodds delivered a blow to the Tories that will have sent tremors through Downing Street. The Establishment media’s constant line to minimise the realism of the prospect of Labour bringing down the government has […]

The text of May’s Brexit deal that puts a border in the Irish Sea

DUP leader Arlene Foster and her MPs have said they will vote against Theresa May’s Brexit ‘deal’ – barely a Brexit at all and more a surrender of rights to the EU – because it crosses their ‘red lines’, particularly putting Northern Ireland on a different legal footing with the European Union than the rest […]

Busy Brexit week ahead – as May gambles she can manipulate the DUP

This week is going to be a busy one in Brexit terms, according to parliamentary sources. After weeks of priming the UK public to expect the worst, with much discussion last week of no-deal scenarios and the resignation of a minister amid predictions of no-deal disaster, Theresa May will announce a deal on Tuesday and […]

As SKWAWKBOX predicted, DUP set to bring down May for own ‘backstop’ purposes

Last week the SKWAWKBOX predicted that the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), whose unwholesome ‘confidence and supply arrangement’ deal has been shoring up the Tory government since last year, was planning to sabotage any hope clung to by Theresa May of a deal based on a ‘backstop‘ plan for the issue of the Northern Irish border […]

Tory fudge and cowardice = no winnable Brexit amendment vote on Tuesday

The media has been busily talking up the ‘EEA amendment’ of Labour’s ‘backbench rebels’, building the idea that this was the only winnable amendment – and, of course, using this to imply that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to abstain on the EEA bill was in some way to blame for whatever might happen when […]

Video: May’s freudian slip: “We will get the best deal for the Europ-“

Theresa May was completely out of her depth during today’s PMQs (Prime Minister’s Questions). So much so that media including the BBC had to admit she her performance was a ‘shambles’ completely lacking in answers to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s searching questions – and the Deputy Speaker got confused about which party leader is the […]

Video: Dep Speaker’s freudian slip as May grows increasingly flustered and tongue-tied

Theresa May grew – as usual – increasingly flustered and strident under Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s questioning during today’s PMQs (Prime Minister’s questions). So marked was this loss of composure that the Deputy Speaker running today’s session made what appeared to be a significant ‘freudian slip’. See if you can spot it: May’s response to […]