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No ‘Brexit backlash’, says internal Labour election analysis

9 May 2019 17:16

After a disappointing local election result for Labour last week, politicians were quick to blame the party’s Brexit ambiguity for…

Downing Street: Theresa May will not set an exit date

8 May 2019 15:59

Is this the week the Prime Minister sets an exit date? Not if Theresa May has anything to do with…

How would Andrea Leadsom fare in another Tory leadership contest?

8 May 2019 13:43

Andrea Leadsom has become the latest Cabinet minister to suggest that they would like to succeed Theresa May as Prime…

How long can the government put off a Queen’s speech for?

29 April 2019 17:21

How does Theresa May plan to spend the six-month Brexit extension? Nearly one month in and there is little sign…

What would a Brexit party triumph mean for the Tories?

18 April 2019 8:32

Another day, another poll predicting the Brexit party will triumph in next month’s European elections. This time, it’s a Times/YouGov…

Who would lead the Tories into a snap election?

30 March 2019 10:09

After Theresa May’s deal was defeated in the House of Commons for a third time, there’s heightened speculation that we…

Dominic Raab backs the Withdrawal Agreement – and boosts his standing among Tory MPs

29 March 2019 13:05

With under two hours to go until MPs vote on Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement, Dominic Raab has signalled that he…

It’s getting harder for Theresa May to pass her deal next week

22 March 2019 8:22

After eight hours of talks between EU leaders, Theresa May has been granted an Article 50 extension. If the Prime…

Has Bercow just destroyed May’s last chance to pass her deal?

18 March 2019 16:51

No. 10’s strategy to win over the DUP and the Brexiteers to Theresa May’s deal in time for a third…

The latest government shambles could help May pass her deal

13 March 2019 21:10

This evening Theresa May’s week went from awful to terrible. After her deal was heavily defeated for a second time…

Why Brexiteers aren’t backing down

6 March 2019 11:59

Geoffrey Cox is in Brussels attempting to achieve a breakthrough on the backstop. So far, the Attorney General’s efforts have…

Are Brexiteer MPs really softening their opposition to May’s deal?

3 March 2019 23:01

Are Brexiteer MPs about to row in behind May’s deal? This is the question that has dominated the weekend’s papers…

What Geoffrey Cox wants from Brussels

20 February 2019 21:30

What does Theresa May want to get from Brussels? At Prime Minister’s Questions, Jeremy Corbyn pressed the Prime Minister on…

Corbynistas go into meltdown over Labour splitters

18 February 2019 10:39

Oh dear. After months and years of speculation, this morning seven Labour MPs announced that they are quitting the party…

There’s more than meets the eye to Selmayr’s backstop slapdown

4 February 2019 15:00

Oh dear. It’s only Monday and already Theresa May’s week appears to have taken a turn for the worse. The…

Eurosceptic fears grow over a potential customs union pivot

30 January 2019 19:45

After refusing to meet with Theresa May until she ruled out a no deal Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn finally held talks…

Can the Malthouse Compromise break the Brexit deadlock?

29 January 2019 9:01

After the European Research Group announced on Monday night that they would not get behind the Brady amendment to replace…

May’s deal on rocks as ERG reject backstop plan

28 January 2019 17:51

When Sir Graham Brady tabled his Brexit amendment asserting that Theresa May’s deal would be palatable if the backstop is…

MPs get cold feet about the Cooper no deal amendment

24 January 2019 17:12

Is a no-deal Brexit about to be taken off the table? This is the expectation in Westminster after Yvette Cooper…

Theresa May’s confidence vote problems will only get worse

15 January 2019 21:37

Theresa May is in a peculiar position after suffering the largest government defeat in history. Her Brexit plans look dead…

Why John Redwood won’t be May’s knight in shining armour  

29 December 2018 10:16

With Theresa May’s Brexit agreement set to return to the Commons in January, rumour had it that the government –…

Corbyn tables a motion of no confidence in May – will it backfire?

17 December 2018 18:27

After an afternoon of will-they-won’t-they over Labour’s threat to table a motion of no confidence, Jeremy Corbyn has told the…

Why Theresa May has decided to postpone the Brexit vote

10 December 2018 13:00

Faced with a choice between a humiliating defeat or moving a vote in order to delay a humiliating defeat, Theresa…

What Sam Gyimah’s Brexit resignation means for May

30 November 2018 23:32

Here we go again. After a relatively quiet week on the resignation front for Theresa May’s shaky government, Sam Gyimah…

Dominic Raab is just saying what a lot of Leave MPs are thinking

23 November 2018 10:24

After resigning as Brexit Secretary over Theresa May’s proposed deal, Dominic Raab has restyled himself as one of the more…