Brexit Archive

John McDonnell: Better We Have A General Election Rather Than A Second Referendum
The shadow chancellor warned second EU referendum would “divide the country again”, and “those divisions are really still there”.

The shadow chancellor said another Brexit referendum would cause further divisions and described another general election as a “better route”. John McDonnell told Peston on Sunday that he would rather have another general election than a second EU referendum which …

Brexit Bombshell For Economy: New Study Shows UK Will Suffer £252bn Hit If It Leaves EU With No Deal
The British economy will suffer a £252bn hit if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal, a new analysis of official forecasts shows.

The analysis, which is based on a controversial UK government report, revealed a no-deal Brexit would see GDP fall by more than a quarter of a trillion pounds over 15 years. Shared with The Independent, the …

Lord O’Donnell Likens Tory Brexiters To “Snake Oil Salesmen”
Brexiter ministers and MPs have been branded as “snake oil salesmen” by Former civil service chief, slamming them for accusations that officials are plotting to sabotage Britain’s departure from the European Union.

The former cabinet secretary Gus O’Donnell, known in Westminster as “GOD”, slapped down MPs, including hardline Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg who claimed that Treasury civil servants had “fiddled the figures” to show Britain would be worse …

May Misinterpreted Brexit Referendum’s Result In Favour Of Xenophobia: Former Finance Minister
A former Greek finance minister said the European Union’s greatest nightmare is a mutually advantageous agreement between Britain and the EU.

Yanis Varoufakis, a Greek economist, academic and politician, who served as the Greek Minister of Finance from January to July 2015 told Business Insider that the UK Prime Minister misinterpreted the Brexit referendum‘s result. The author of Adults …

“The 11th Day We Have Debated This Bill, It Took Its Toll”; Tory MP Justifies His Snooze In The House Of Commons
Conservative MP Sir Desmond Swayne repeatedly nodded off while his colleague Ken Clarke was discussing the EU Bill in the House of Commons.

On Tuesday, Mr Swayne, a Tory MP for New Forest West in Hampshire dozed off in full view in the Commons chamber after Mr Clarke delivered a 10-minute speech criticising the Government for wanting to …