Here is the text of the speech delivered shortly after 10am by Theresa May announcing her impending resignation as Tory leader and Prime Minister (and a video of the speech is at the bottom of this transcript): Ever since I first stepped through the door behind me as Prime Minister, I have striven to make … Read moreTheresa May’s resignation speech – full text
If the most recent polling is to be believed, Thursday’s unintended and unwanted European Parliament elections will have been a disaster for the Conservative Party. We may well fail to have a single MEP returned. The Labour vote, too, will have been drastically reduced, as voters abandon the two main parties, principally in favour of … Read moreThe next Prime Minister must ensure we are out of the EU by 31st October, deal or no deal
Her hard-Brexit conference speech and the 2017 election lead the list of errors Original source: https://www.ft.com/content/2ea1b40c-7d7f-11e9-81d2-f785092ab560
Many Brexiteers see the WTO as a desirable framework for the UK’s trade. Donald Trump dislikes it. Steven Woolcock (LSE) explains how the WTO has been undermined by outdated rules, US trade policy and China’s support for its own industries. It looks like rather a poor alternative to negotiating agreements with major markets. Two developments … Read moreWTO rules OK? Not any more
Andrea Leadsom, Leader of the House of Common, has sensationally resigned from the Government over its handling of Brexit, in particular how Theresa May’s latest Brexit offer could end up “willingly facilitating” a second referendum and how “recent Brexit-related legislative proposals have not been properly scrutinised or approved by Cabinet members” as a result of … Read moreAndrea Leadsom quits Cabinet over government’s handling of Brexit – her resignation letter in full
Voters across Europe are set to go to the polls for European Parliament elections on 23-26 May, but how much do citizens really know about how the EU works? Florian Stoeckel (University of Exeter) presents findings from a new survey of citizens in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, and Sweden. He writes that while the … Read moreWhat do Europeans know about the EU before they go to the polls?
There may, unfortunately, be a lot of Labour voters who will be tempted not to vote for the party today. Some will have been discouraged by Labour leaning as far as it has towards Remain – or disillusioned because the party has not committed itself to the second referendum strongly supported by many party members. … Read moreWhy Brexiteers should vote Labour today
Week of June 10 seen as most likely for PM’s formal departure as party leader Original source: https://www.ft.com/content/d6cf92d8-7d76-11e9-81d2-f785092ab560