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 […]

Raab resigns despite May ‘begging him to stay’ – seems didn’t know details of deal

Comment Dominic Raab has dealt Theresa May a devastating blow ahead of her Brexit statement to the Commons by resigning this morning – in spite of the PM reportedly humiliating herself by begging him to stay on. Raab specified the Brexit deal’s provisions for Northern Ireland and the EU’s veto over the UK leaving the interim […]

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 […]

Close-up video of May’s face as she faces Irish vote-cheat grilling is revealing

Four faces of Theresa May, grilled in Dublin over Tory vote-cheating Theresa May is in Ireland today – and faced a grilling from Irish journalists about the Tories’ ‘pairing breach’ vote-cheating scandal. It must have been a shock to her system compared to the anodyne tee-ups she receives from most UK ‘MSM’ – for a […]

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 […]

Video: Peston – “Ireland undermined British govts for >100 years”

ITV political editor Robert Peston has outraged Irish viewers with a comment, during a discussion on the EU and the Irish border with hard-Brexit Tory Jacob Rees-Mogg, in which he described Ireland as ‘undermining British governments” for well over a hundred years: The image below, which shows old British flags still hanging in a Dublin […]