A no-deal Brexit could lead to tariffs of 40% or more being imposed on food such as beef and cheddar cheese and driving up prices in shops.
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said today that Brexit is ‘the past’ and that he has ‘Brexit fatigue’. Speaking to the European Economic and Social Committee the morning after talks with Theresa May, Mr Juncker called Brexit a ‘disaster’, blaming the gridlock in the House of Commons.
Support for Theresa May's Brexit deal among Leave voters isn't particularly high, the YouGov poll said.
With just 39 days to Brexit, a group of Remain supporters split from the Labour party. Leaving now seemingly gave up on pushing the Labour leadership into backing a second referendum, when there were no disadvantages to leaving in a few weeks instead. It was hard to watch the press conference from the seven Labour MPs without a strange sense of hope.
Luciana Berger, Chuka Umunna, Gavin Shuker, Angela Smith, Chris Leslie, Mike Gapes, Ann Coffey resigned the Labour whip and formed a Parliamentary coalition called 'The Independent Group'.
Theresa May did not bother to attend parliament for the defeat of her motion yesterday. It is so logically unsound that you start to wonder if the government may now have lost all touch with reality. It responded to the government’s latest defeat in the Commons yesterday, by 303 votes to 258.
YouGov research has suggested that Jeremy Corbyn's attitude to Brexit and failure to tackle antisemitism is turning people away from Labour.
More than a dozen Government ministers could quit by the end of the month if Theresa May refuses to extend the Brexit negotiating period beyond March 29, a leading Tory says
The Sun reported that at least 100 MPs will still take a 'half-term' break, despite it being cancelled so Parliament can pass vital Brexit legislation.
Tory critics insist the motion in the vote effectively means the PM is abandoning a no-deal Brexit option.
When he wondered if there’s a special place in hell for those who promoted Brexit without a plan, Donald Tusk was standing next to Leo Varadkar. He was not thinking of gridlock in Kent or exports of shellfish or Chris Grayling’s boats - the things that make us laugh as well as cry. No, the look of despair on his face suggested he was thinking about the Irish border, and the Good Friday Agreement (GFA), which brought us two decades of peace and is now being treated like some pretty but pointless bauble, for us to discard as soon as we bore of it. Until it was signed in 1998, the Republic still had a claim on the north and the British government, unbelievably, still had a claim on the south via the Government of Ireland Act of 1920. Articles 2 and 3 of the Irish constitution were changed accordingly, so that its claims on the north were erased, and the UK repealed the 1920 act.
According to the Daily Mail, Theresa May told Cabinet Ministers that she scraped the mould off jam rather than throwing away the jar.
The Sun reported that sources within the haulage industry said they could have to fill out a 38-question form on their load each time they cross the Channel, or face a fine.
Liam Fox’s bombshell admission to dismayed business leaders last week that he couldn’t guarantee the British economy would be covered by “most” of the EU’s global network of trade agreements after Brexit will rightly worry many. In recent months this has been laid bare by the exodus of top car companies. Jaguar Land Rover, the crown jewel in British manufacturing, announced it would cut 4,500 jobs and shift production of one of their new models to Slovakia.
Olly Robbins, Theresa May's chief EU adviser, was reportedly heard suggesting MPs will face a choice between accepting the Prime Minister's Brexit deal or a long delay.
It was reported that a reference to a second Brexit referendum was removed from Jeremy Corbyn's letter to the prime minister at the last minute.
Get past all the noise and the opinions and the news stories and the bilateral meetings and the foreign visits and the speeches and the articles and what do you have? What is the actual proposition that Theresa May is taking to Brussels over the backstop? May said she needed a change to the backstop.
After European Council president Donald Tusk asked, entirely fairly, “what the special place in hell looks like for those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan”, the Tory Brexiters melted down like snowflakes trapped in unexpected sunshine. Was it Boris Johnson who likened the EU to Adolf Hitler, and then as foreign secretary warned Brussels not to administer “punishment beatings in the manner of some World War Two movie”? Was it Michael Gove who compared pro-Remain economists to Nazi scientists?
The number of Britons who think they will be called back to the ballot box for a second Brexit referendum has almost halved since mid-January
Lord Kerslake said Britain is heading for a "blindfold" break which will lead to years of wrangling with Brussels.