Phillip Hammond is glad businesses are asking for “indefinite delay” on leaving single market

Phillip Hammond has welcomed business leaders who have called for an infinite delay on leaving the single market. He seemed to express agreement in what he called a “sensible Brexit”, directly opposing his party’s current “hard Brexit” strategy. He said: … Continue reading Phillip Hammond is glad businesses are asking for “indefinite delay” on leaving single market

49% of people are not confident the Tories can secure a good Brexit deal, compared to 38% who think they can

A new survey revealed that more people believe the Tories will be unable to secure a good Brexit deal than people who are confident a good deal will be secured, according to Survation. 49% of people believe the UK government … Continue reading 49% of people are not confident the Tories can secure a good Brexit deal, compared to 38% who think they can

Theresa May has left David Davis “hamstrung” in Brexit negotiations

David Davis’s job is being made more difficult by Theresa May’s “absolutist” approach, and her insistence that the European Court of Justice must not have any oversight after Brexit. “She’s taken some absolutist positions on particular issues. I’m thinking of … Continue reading Theresa May has left David Davis “hamstrung” in Brexit negotiations

Deutsche Bank says Britain now has a “zombie government … in an extremely weak Brexit negotiating position”

Deutsche Bank issued a note to top investors titled ‘The dawn of Zombie Brexit’, revealing its opinions on Britain’s government over the next couple of years, according to the Express. Mrs May is likely to lead a “very weak” government … Continue reading Deutsche Bank says Britain now has a “zombie government … in an extremely weak Brexit negotiating position”

David Davis only “pretty sure” he will be able to get a free trade deal with the EU

On BBC One’s Andrew Marr show, David Davis claims the other EU states want a good deal with Britain, but says he will be willing to walk away if the UK is only offered a “punishment deal”. Mr Davis is … Continue reading David Davis only “pretty sure” he will be able to get a free trade deal with the EU

Businesses prepare to “bare-knuckle fight” government over hard Brexit

Business has “come out more forcefully against a hard Brexit” since the general election, The Economist reports. Britain’s business lobbies are asking the government to put their concerns for business and the economy “at the heart” of the Brexit negotiations. … Continue reading Businesses prepare to “bare-knuckle fight” government over hard Brexit

Andrea Leadsom faces backlash over comments that broadcasters should be more “patriotic” about Brexit

The Tory MP Andrea Leadsom, who ran for leadership of the Tories last year, is the latest to have a scandalous interview after arguing with Emily Maitlis and leaving the interviewer “dumbfounded”. Leadsom said: “Of course it’s early days. It … Continue reading Andrea Leadsom faces backlash over comments that broadcasters should be more “patriotic” about Brexit

MPs from all parties forming alliance to defeat May’s ‘hard Brexit’

Businesses, people and parliament have been calling for a ‘softer’ Brexit, but Theresa May has thus far stuck to the idea that a Hard Brexit is necessary to ensure the EU referendum is properly honoured. Now it appears MPs from … Continue reading MPs from all parties forming alliance to defeat May’s ‘hard Brexit’