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Divisions in the parties: Brexit differences inside political parties

Divisions in the parties: Brexit differences inside political parties

From the outside, the Conservative party seem united over Brexit, only one MP Kenneth Clarke voted against giving the Prime Minster the right to trigger Article 50. In reality this actually hides a lot of discontent. Anna Soubry in the New Statesman openly speculated about creating a new centrist pro-Europe party similar to the Social … Continue reading Divisions in the parties: Brexit differences inside political parties

Its going to be a long two years

Its going to be a long two years

One day in and already lots of news. Today and yesterday we saw the response from individual European Union nations to the suggestion that both the exit deal and free trade negotiations can be done in parallel. President François Hollande said that he would reject any deal that is done simultaneously. Monsieur Hollande may be … Continue reading Its going to be a long two years

Reaction from various UK party leaders

Reaction from various UK party leaders

Theresa May (Conservative) The Prime Minister made a statement in the House of Commons today outlining her view for Brexit. This, along with the six page letter she sent to Donald Tusk outlined the bulk of her negotiating position. In the letter she outlined her priorities for Brexit and what Britain will look to achieve … Continue reading Reaction from various UK party leaders