As the EU does not want to do a deal on our future relationship anytime soon the UK must leave in March 2019 without signing the one sided and damaging Withdrawal Agreement they propose. We can then proceed to negotiate a free trade agreement with them if they want to.
Theresa May isolated as party turns on ‘chaotic’ Brexit plan and EU leaders give her the cold shoulder
Theresa May was on Thursday evening increasingly isolated over her plan to keep Britain tied to the EU for longer as she was savaged by both wings of her party and left in the cold by EU leaders.
The German Chancellor was stronger then than she is now. And there’s no guarantee that any compromise she might push would work.
Finding a clear path through the Brexit thicket has not got any easier
Plus: May under fire at home and pressure abroad. And around tables at the heart of Westminster, Labour researchers huddle, as though ready for an election and power.
Thanks to her own incompetence, Theresa May now faces an impossible choice
Many commentators wrongly assume the EU will impose some kind of economic blockade on the UK once we leave the EU. They are not making any legal provision so to do, and it is difficult to see how they would do it. They cannot break the many outstanding contracts to supply or to import.
This is Theresa May’s Oliver Cromwell moment. Not because, with a ferocity of zeal and commitment, she is about to take us out of the European Union, and invite it to do its worst; but because her party must say to her, as the Lord Protector did to the Rump Parliament: “You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. In the name of God, go.”
It’s the day of the People’s Vote march and over half a million protesters are estimated to have descended on the capital to call for a second referendum.
Mrs May’s 2017 Election Conservative Manifesto said only sign a Withdrawal Agreement if there is a good Future Partnership Agreement as well
The Conservative Manifesto for the 2017 election made pledges on the matter of the EU, and has never officially been renounced or amended by the Leader. I and many others stood for election on it and supported the Brexit pledges in it. I did not support the elderly care proposals in the same Manifesto as I made clear before the election. The PM subsequently dumped these.
Theresa May faces Cabinet revolt after extraordinary last-minute call with ministers to shore up support
Theresa May faced a Cabinet revolt on Sunday night after attempting to shore up support for her Brexit plans during an hour-and-a-half long conference call with her ministers.