Julian Assange is probably the most famous fugitive ever subjected to the extradition process. After his arrest yesterday in the Ecuadoran embassy after the country removed his asylum status, he now faces an extradition request from the US, relating to computer hacking offences. It’s also possible that he will again be the subject of a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) – a form of fast-track extradition process established by EU law – issued by Sweden in respect of allegations of rape.
French president Emmanuel Macron pretty much single-handedly shortened the proposed dates, for reasons that only he really understands. In doing so, the most europhile of all European leaders started to sound exactly like the ERG. Faced with unanimous support for a long extension and Macron pushing for a short one, European leaders basically split the difference and settled on Halloween.
“A lot of my colleagues want to stop Brexit,” Labour MP Lisa Nandy told Sophie Ridge yesterday. If this is a conspiracy, it is the least secret and most explicitly stated one in history. We do not operate a system of Democratic Centralism (a notion which reached its peak under Stalin) where, the moment a vote is taken, dissenters are expected to instantly change their mind and support fervently the very thing they previously considered a horrid idea.
The Prime Minister wants the possibility of an earlier departure if the UK's withdrawal deal is ratified.
Prime minister Theresa May is set to meet the leaders of Germany and France four days before the UK is due to leave the EU.
Leavers, Remainers, Tories, Labour, everyone is exhausted and wants it to be over. The EU has privileged solidarity with Ireland over everything else for the last two years – will Paris really throw Dublin under the bus now?
The Conservative and Labour party are set for more talks on a potential Brexit agreement this week.
You would have thought, by law of averages, that Theresa May would occasionally behave in a way that looked dignified or principled, even if only by chance, but it simply never happens. Take her letter to Donald Tusk this morning. Just hours before the prime minister sent her letter, reports emerged that European Council president Donald Tusk would offer Britain a one-year extension to next April.
Britain should be as 'difficult as possible' if it stays in the European Union for a long time, Jacob Rees-Mogg has claimed.
Israeli illlusionist Uri Geller says he 'bent the pipes' in order to cause a flood during the House of Commons meeting.
Education Committee chair and former Conservative minister Rob Halfon has warned that Parliament is in the grips of a 'collective breakdown' over Brexit.
Research by YouGov has revealed that just a quarter of people see No Deal Brexit as positive, with twice as many (50%) seeing it as negative.
Martin Hewitt said that public figures should be wary of "consequences that weren't intended".