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Brexit 05-07-2019

Pro-Remain parties unite around anti-Brexit candidate

Pro-Remain parties will unite around a single candidate in an anti-Brexit pact in a bellwether by-election just days after the new Conservative Prime Minister takes office.
EU Elections 2019 22-05-2019

Lib Dems lead the Remain resurgence as Labour collapse

The Liberal Democrats have marketed themselves as the leading pro-Remain party ever since the June 2016 referendum. After four years in the political wilderness, they are back in business and suddenly reaping the rewards.
EU Elections 2019 09-05-2019

Labour will ‘unite divided UK’, Corbyn vows

Jeremy Corbyn has insisted that Labour is the only one seeking to unite a divided UK as he launched the party’s European elections campaign on Thursday (9 May). But he again sat on the fence on a second referendum on Brexit.
Politics 09-05-2019

#EU2019 – UK shapes up for Farage vs Remain battle in Brexit proxy poll

The UK was not supposed to contest this month’s European elections, but Theresa May’s government finally bowed to the inevitable on Tuesday (8 May), conceding that the legislation needed to formalise Brexit will not have been passed by UK lawmakers before May 23.
Freedom of thought 15-06-2017

UK party leader quits after election defeat ‘to remain faithful to Christ’

The leader of Britain’s most pro-EU party, the Liberal Democrats, resigned last night (14 June), saying it was “impossible” to be both a committed Christian and a frontline politician in 2017.
Freedom of thought 22-05-2017

Abortion row hits pro-EU LibDems UK election campaign

The most staunchly pro-EU party in the upcoming British election has been hit by a row over its leader’s Christian beliefs, especially on abortion, undermining its call for a second Brexit referendum.

Report: May to crack down on immigration

British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Thursday (18 May) promise to crack down on immigration from outside the European Union as she unveils the Conservative Party's manifesto, the BBC reported.
Brexit 18-05-2017

Pro-EU Liberal Democrats promise new Brexit vote

Britain's centrist Liberal Democrats launched their party manifesto with an EU flag Wednesday (17 May) and a promise to hold a Brexit referendum, as they seek to win pro-Europe votes in next month's national election.
Brexit 31-01-2017

British MPs finally begin debating Brexit

Some seven months after the bombshell referendum, British MPs finally began debating Brexit on Tuesday (31 January) – although only to grant the government permission to trigger Article 50.
Brexit 07-12-2016

Verhofstadt will step down as Brexit boss if he wins European Parliament presidency

Guy Verhofstadt will decide whether to run for European Parliament president next week, he confirmed today (7 December), a choice which could lead to him stepping down as the institution’s chief Brexit negotiator.
Brexit 02-12-2016

Pro-EU candidate wins London ‘Brexit by-election’

The UK’s ruling Conservatives have lost a seat in London dubbed the ‘Brexit by-election’, seeing the pro-EU Liberal Democrats overturn a 23,000 majority.
Brexit 06-10-2016

The bold, the barmy and the mish-mash: Brexit after the party conferences

Mercifully, the party political conference season in Britain is over. We would not normally pay too much attention to the resolutions on EU policy passed by party rank and file delegates. But after Brexit it’s worth taking a closer look, writes Andrew Duff.
Brexit 04-10-2016

Clegg: May making ‘huge mistake’ with hard Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May is making a "huge mistake" by heading for a hard Brexit -- severing ties with the European single market, former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg told AFP on Tuesday (4 October).
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at the British Museum, 29 Jan. 2014 [Photo: Cabinet office, Flickr]
Brexit 17-03-2016

Clegg returns to Brussels to demand ‘clear answers’ from Brexit campaign

Former British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg returned to his first political home of Brussels on Wednesday (16 March) to challenge Brexiteers to come up with a “clear answer” on what would happen next to a UK that left the European Union.
Brexit 04-05-2015

Britain’s boring election reaches gripping finale

After a sterile campaign that has turned many people off, Britons take to the polls on Thursday in a general election that could trigger an unprecedented bout of instability.
Elections 18-11-2013

Verhofstadt ‘is barking at the moon’, says fellow liberal Bolkestein

The Dutch liberal politician and former EU Commissioner Frits Bolkestein has launched a scathing attack against Guy Verhofstadt, who leads the liberal and pro-European ALDE group in the European Parliament, highlighting tensions within the liberal family ahead of next year's EU elections.
Brexit 26-07-2013

UK MEPs prepare for bitter European Parliament campaign

A summertime spat between British MEPs triggered by a blog post published yesterday (25 July) foreshadowed a tough EU electoral campaign as mainstream parties struggle to contain the popularity of the eurosceptic UK Independence Party (UKIP).
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Brexit 23-01-2013

Cameron’s EU referendum draws criticism from British MEPs

After months of anticipation, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday delivered his much awaited-speech on the UK's role in Europe. Under intense pressure from the euroskeptic side of his own Conservative Party, Cameron promised to offer the British people an in/out referendum on EU membership. Before that, however, he hopes to re-negotiate a 'new settlement' for the UK in Europe.
Brexit 06-05-2011

UK Liberal Democrats lose elections, referendum

Nick Clegg's Liberal Democrats appear to have been big losers in local elections and a referendum on voting reform held yesterday (5 May). Early results show a surge in support for the Scottish National Party in Scotland, which could pave the way for a referendum on Scottish independence.

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