Irish PM says British govt needs to move on from internal debates and make choices about what it wants from Brexit

Map. History of UK conflict

24 September 2018
Two people have died in a road traffic accident near the village of Dromkeen in Co Limerick
3 month ago
Ryanair to open new base at Southend airport
Irish PM says British govt needs to move on from internal debates and make choices about what it wants from Brexit
European @EU_Commission today published slides on the possibilities of UK-EU space cooperation after Brexit
3 month ago
PM May: We're delivering on the will of the people - there was a time when the Liberal Democrats wanted the pople to have their say
3 month ago
PM May: We have made progress, but more needs doing. We're spending £1.7m over next two years, but more does need to be done and we'll continue to wotk hard
3 month ago
Two arrests in Southwark shooting
3 month ago
PM @theresa_may tells @Jacob_Rees_Mogg that as Bill goes back to the Lords, Government will bring an amendmentGovernment's hands cannot be tied by Parliament"Parliament cannot overturn will of British people"
3 month ago
PM May: The outcome of Brexit will be a significant increase in Scottish powers. It's not a power grab. There are 80 more areas where they will take decisions. His real question should be why Labour ensured there was no debate last night
3 month ago
[email protected]_may: Government expects outcome of Brexit process will be increase of Holyrood powers and responsibilities
3 month ago
PM May: At the Labour Live festival this weekend, the headline act is John McDonnell and the Magic Numbers
3 month ago
PM May: Labour party in opposition are trying to stop Brexit. This govt will deliver Brexit that's good for jobsthat's good for Britain. The last Labour govt left office with half a million more out of work than when they went in. We've had half a million jobs in last year
3 month ago
PM Theresa May: We set out our position on teh border - but Labour said it wants trade deals, but they'ev stopped that. They wanted to control borders, but they've scrapped that. They won't even rule out a second referendum - We're delivering on the vote
3 month ago
PM May: The backstop arrangement is there to ensure that if the new customs arrangements are not in place we can continue with no hard broder in Northern Ireland. We don't want the backstop to be necessary. We want everything in place by 01.01.2021
3 month ago
PM May: I said it would be published. We'll bring ministers together after the council and we'll publish it then
3 month ago
PM May: The June summit is not about Brexit negotiations I will be pressing to ensure we will maintain sanctions against Russia After. the. June. European. Council. Is. July. Division is members of the Labour Party circulating instruction manuals on how to deselect MPs
3 month ago
PM May: On Brexit, before December Labour cast doubt on us - we did it. Before March they cast doubt and we did it
3 month ago
PM May: Every Grenfell household has received an offer of temporary or permanent homes. 83 have accepted permanent homes. It's not just about bricks-they are rebuilding lives. When they move into new home they are re-starting their lives. I pay tribute to strength and dignity
3 month ago
[email protected] Mark Rutte speaking at EPlenary: Romania and Bulgaria still need to meet several conditions before entering Schengen area
3 month ago
[email protected]: EU budget should shrink after Brexit
3 month ago
[email protected]: Eurozone countries should be clear on how to better use existing resources, rather than bringing more money
3 month ago
PM @theresa_may speaking at @HouseofCommons: Backstop arrangement will be put in place in circumstance when new customs arrangements are not in place, to ensure there is no hard border in Ireland
3 month ago
UK counter-terrorism police have arrested a man on suspicion of sending letters entitled "Punish a Muslim Day" that urged people around the country to commit violent acts against Muslims
3 month ago
Office for National Statistics says consumer price inflation was 2.4% in May which is unchanged from April
3 month ago
UK Government offers last-minute concession to avoid Commons' defeat on a "meaningful vote"
3 month ago
The Times: David Davis delays customs issue in letter to Conservative MPs
3 month ago
UK parliament backs British govt, rejects plan to remove fixed Brexit date of 29 March 2019 from EU exit legislation
3 month ago
Brexit campaigner Arron Banks downplays Russia meetings
3 month ago
Vote on motion to disagree with Lords Amendment 37 (which would remove the exit date from the Bill) - AYES 326, NOS 301 (Government victory)
3 month ago
Vote on motion to disagree with Lords Amendment 110 (on changes to the power of sifting committee for statutory instruments) - AYES 324, NOS 302 (Government victory)
3 month ago
Vote on motion to disagree with Lords Amendment 128 (also relates to sifting) - AYES 325, NOS 304 (Government victory)
3 month ago
George Freeman MP intervenes, saying he is "committed to delivering Brexit" but that Cash is not being fair to the thinking behind Grieve's amendment
3 month ago
Dr Philip Lee MP (who resigned as a minister this morning) explains his decision. Says that the Brexit policy the government is currently pursuing is is "detrimental to the people we are elected to serve" and that "a vote between bad and worse is not a meaningful choice"
3 month ago
Labour's Kate Hoey warns that the public will "see through" the Lords amendment, which she argues is about reversing the referendum result and preventing the people taking back control
3 month ago
Conservative MP Mark Harper says Grieve is "trying to do the right thing" with his amendment, and says he agrees with the first two parts of the amendment, but that the third part - which would give the Commons the right to give the Govt detailed instructions - is "deeply flawed"
3 month ago
Harper praises Solicitor-General Buckland's offer to discuss amendment with Grieve further tomorrow and urges his colleagues to back the Government's amendment today
3 month ago
Independent (former Conservative) MP for Dover, Charlie Elphicke, says that Grieve amendment is "not the right way to do it - you can't micro-manage a negotiation"
3 month ago
Labour MP Seema Malhotra - if the Govt are as confident as they make out of getting a good deal then they should have no problem with accepting Amendment 19
3 month ago
Don't tie our hands in Brexit talks, UK government tells parliament
3 month ago
Solicitor general Robert Buckland hints at government concession at the despatch box - says one part of Grieve amendment has "much merit" but needs "more time to think" about the rest. He adds that his pledge to "engage positively" with rebel proposals is made "in good faith".
3 month ago
Rees-Mogg says that if the government fails to negotiate Brexit then Parliament's remedy has already existed for many years - a vote of no confidence. Grieve responds that nothing would be more chaotic than a vote of no confidence and election 5 weeks before Brexit day
3 month ago
Justine Greening says Rees-Mogg's intervention gives the very reason why Grieve's amendment gives a sensible process to deal with the challenges the House faces
3 month ago
Solicitor-General Robert Buckland says he has read Grieve's amendment very carefully and that there is "much merit" in some of it but that he "needs more time" to consider the rest of it, and that the Government is willing to positively engage with it
3 month ago
Hilary Benn (Labour) tells Conservative MPs who may be re-considering rebellion that whilst there are other opportunities to rebel on customs union or single market, this is "the only" chance Parliament has to exercise it's sovereignty by voting for Amendment 19
3 month ago
Anna Soubry attacks historic rebelliousness of Brexit-backing MPs who demand loyalty. Urges government to accept Grieve's amendment, otherwise they will force people "who for decades have never rebelled before" to do so for the first time
3 month ago
Chris Leslie (Labour): the British people did not vote to take back control from Brussels only to give it to the PM and her ministers. Adds "we have a duty to safeguard our constituents from harm"
3 month ago
Edward Leigh says that Grieve's amendment "is not a compromise, it is a wrecking amendment". Sir Bill Cash MP agrees, saying it is "not that different" to the Lords' amendment (Amendment 19)
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