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When even arch-Brexiteers warn of no-deal danger to the economy, you know it’s time to worry

A cross-party House of Commons report, co-authored by arch-Brexiteers such as Jacob Rees-Mogg, warns of the dangers of a no-deal Brexit. The report was published in July, prior to Boris Johnson becoming prime minister, but has only recently been made … Continue reading

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Brexit means an unelected bureaucrat, married into aristocracy, who’s now the de-facto PM

Dominic Cummings is an unelected bureaucrat who’s described as “assistant to the prime minister”, with responsibilities for Brexit and domestic policy. He is clearly determined to see the UK leave the EU by the 31 October deadline. Though he’ll undoubtedly … Continue reading

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Johnson has a devious plan to ensure no-deal Brexit. But it’s not all plain sailing.

To ensure a no-deal Brexit, UK prime minister Boris Johnson has a simple but devious plan. And if it succeeds, the ‘Brexit Gang‘ will have pulled off one of the biggest political cons in British history. But it won’t all … Continue reading

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A one minute speech sums up perfectly the May government’s contempt for the British people

After her Brexit defeat in the Commons, Theresa May is heading to Brussels. She faces an uncertain welcome from politicians who have been calling out her Brexit strategy throughout the negotiations. And one MEP, former European Commissioner Viviane Reding, has given a particularly … Continue reading

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Puigdemont appeals for international help to restore democracy in Catalonia

Britain’s youngest MP, Mhairi Black, has damned the EU for doing nothing about Madrid’s controversial response to the recent Catalan independence referendum. And she says “we should all be outraged”. A Belgian judge, meanwhile, has released Catalan President Carles Puigdemont … Continue reading

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Brexit means exploitation of the many for the benefit of the few, say Boris and friends

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn once accused the Theresa May government of seeking a post-Brexit Britain akin to an offshore tax haven, with minimal workers’ rights. But an alliance between ultra-Brexiteers and neoliberals is determined that this scenario becomes reality. Which … Continue reading

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Tories underestimated complexity/costs of Brexit and provoking crash as only way out

Immediately after visiting Buckingham Palace to formally seek the dissolution of parliament, Theresa May took to a podium outside of 10 Downing Street. She appeared angry, and launched straight into a speech. But in doing so, she let slip how … Continue reading

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