CLOSE Summary Size    

Tricklar Article Summary

Mrs May told Parliament she could not take a 'no-deal' Brexit off the table as there was no approved alternative yet, and that the EU would be unlikely to postpone Britains exit date — determined by the 'Article 50' withdrawal notice — without an exit plan.

 

Hardline supporters of Brexit in Mrs Mays Conservative party object above all to the fact that Britain cannot unilaterally end the backstop, which would keep it in a customs union with the EU until an alternative way of ensuring an open border is found.

 

Hilary Benn, an opposition Labour Party lawmaker who is chairman of parliaments Brexit committee, said: 'While her door may have been open, her mind has remained closed because she has rejected stopping us leaving the EU with no deal, even though she knows it would be disastrous.

 

' Jacob Rees-Mogg, chairman of the European Research Group of anti-EU lawmakers in Mrs Mays party, said Britain was most likely to leave without a deal.

 

Mrs May vowed to be 'more flexible' with MPs in trying to agree to changes to the Northern Irish backstop, an insurance policy to ensure there will be no return to border checks between the British province and Ireland. Mrs May told Parliament she could not take a 'no-deal' Brexit off the table as there was no approved alternative yet, and that the EU would be unlikely to postpone Britains exit date — determined by the 'Article 50' withdrawal notice — without an exit plan.

 

Hardline supporters of Brexit in Mrs Mays Conservative party object above all to the fact that Britain cannot unilaterally end the backstop, which would keep it in a customs union with the EU until an alternative way of ensuring an open border is found.

 

Hilary Benn, an opposition Labour Party lawmaker who is chairman of parliaments Brexit committee, said: 'While her door may have been open, her mind has remained closed because she has rejected stopping us leaving the EU with no deal, even though she knows it would be disastrous.

 

' Jacob Rees-Mogg, chairman of the European Research Group of anti-EU lawmakers in Mrs Mays party, said Britain was most likely to leave without a deal.

 

Mrs May vowed to be 'more flexible' with MPs in trying to agree to changes to the Northern Irish backstop, an insurance policy to ensure there will be no return to border checks between the British province and Ireland. Mrs May told Parliament she could not take a 'no-deal' Brexit off the table as there was no approved alternative yet, and that the EU would be unlikely to postpone Britains exit date — determined by the 'Article 50' withdrawal notice — without an exit plan.

 

Hardline supporters of Brexit in Mrs Mays Conservative party object above all to the fact that Britain cannot unilaterally end the backstop, which would keep it in a customs union with the EU until an alternative way of ensuring an open border is found.

 

Hilary Benn, an opposition Labour Party lawmaker who is chairman of parliaments Brexit committee, said: 'While her door may have been open, her mind has remained closed because she has rejected stopping us leaving the EU with no deal, even though she knows it would be disastrous.

 

' Jacob Rees-Mogg, chairman of the European Research Group of anti-EU lawmakers in Mrs Mays party, said Britain was most likely to leave without a deal.

 

Mrs May vowed to be 'more flexible' with MPs in trying to agree to changes to the Northern Irish backstop, an insurance policy to ensure there will be no return to border checks between the British province and Ireland.
Explore | Read Full Article | CLOSE

democrats
+ Generate Cloud Share

NY Times /
Nevada Democrats’ Goal: Turn on iPads, Then Run Smooth Caucuses

After Iowa, Nevada is leaving nothing to chance in planning for Saturday’s voting, but the system is complex and the challenges daunting.

NY Times / READ
Trump, Campaigning in West, Fixates on Democrats and His Poll Numbers

The president has a full day’s schedule that will culminate with a rally in Phoenix while Democrats are debating in Las Vegas.

MSNBC /
Trump offered WikiLeaks' Julian Assange a pardon if he covered up Russian hacking of Democrats, lawyer tells court

Russian agents in 2016 hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and the campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton, who ran against Trump for ...

MSNBC /
Mike Bloomberg has a rocky history with unions – here's how it could affect the Democratic primary campaign

Even as Mike Bloomberg rises in the polls, he remains a divisive figure among a group historically important to Democrats — labor unions.

USA Today /
Nevada Democrats intensify last-minute training to avoid Iowa-like issues on Caucus Day

Organizers say the beefed-up training regimen will help volunteers use new 'caucus calculators' on Saturday.       

USA Today /
Noah takes a look at Bloomberg getting stumped on stop and frisk

Bloomberg will debate fellow Democrats for the first time tonight. He'll have a lot to explain. Comics take a look in Best of Late ...

CBS /
Trump to hold rallies in Arizona, Colorado and Nevada to counterprogram Democrats

Marc Lotter, the director of strategic communications for the Trump 2020 campaign, joined CBSN to discuss the president's campaign trip to key western states.

CBS /
Are Democrats prepared to take on Bloomberg?

Our political panel breaks down the latest on the 2020 campaign trail and the White House.

Politico / READ
Attorney who counseled Democrats on impeachment leaves Judiciary Committee

"It was the honor of a lifetime to serve as special counsel to the House Judiciary Committee during this critical period in our nation’s history," Barry Berke wrote.

CBS /
Nevada Democrats showcase new caucus tool

Nevada, which holds its caucuses Saturday, is trying to avoid the technology problems that plagued the Iowa caucuses two weeks ago.

Politico /
New poll shows Bernie with another double-digit lead over Dem field

Sanders enjoys the support of 32 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents.

Reuters / READ
Exclusive: Ahead of 2020 election, a 'Blue Wave' is rising in the cities, polling analysis shows

As Republican President Donald Trump seeks a second term in November, Americans' interest in voting is growing faster in large cities dominated by Democrats than in conservative rural areas, according to an analysis of Reuters/Ipsos national opinion polls.

CBS /
Eye Opener: Democrats get set to face Mike Bloomberg

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg will join five other Democratic presidential candidates on the debate stage for the first time Wednesday night. Also, President Trump is making news with a flurry of pardons and commutations, including one for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener. ...

UPI /
6 Democrats, including rising Michael Bloomberg, set for debate in Las Vegas

Six Democratic presidential candidates, including Michael Bloomberg for the first time, will take the stage for a debate in Nevada on Wednesday ahead of the state's caucuses this weekend.

Politico /
Could Higher Turnout Actually Help Trump?

A new study challenges the idea that suppressing the vote hurts Democrats.

CBC /
Bloomberg economics: A Democrat to 'make the trains run on time'?: Don Pittis

Among some Democrats, there are fears that the billionaire candidate Mike Bloomberg will merely ...

NY Times / READ
Iowa Democrats Complete Recanvass, but No Delegates Are Shifted

Bernie Sanders’s campaign said it would request the more intensive step of a recount after the state party announced that it had changed results in 29 precincts but that no national delegates would be moved.

MSNBC /
Warren says Bloomberg's debate presence will allow Democrats to show how they'd take on an 'egomaniac billionaire' like Trump

Bloomberg will face five Democrats eager to take him down on Wednesday after qualifying for his first debate since entering the 2020 race.

CBS /
Democrats increase attacks ahead of Wednesday's debate in Nevada

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has qualified for Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and CBSN political contributor and Democratic strategist Lynda Tran discuss why the news is creating tension on the campaign trail.

Reuters /
Trump aims to be distraction for Democrats on Western U.S. swing

President Donald Trump began a four-day Western swing on Tuesday with a fundraiser in Los Angeles, the first stop on a trip aimed at making himself a ...

NY Times /
As Democrats Swarm Las Vegas, Trump’s Hotel Guests Wait for Their Headliner

The president will stay in Las Vegas this week as Democratic candidates debate down the Strip. His namesake hotel is abuzz with Secret Service ...

CBC /
Freeland blasts Tories, thanks NDP for support on pushing new NAFTA forward

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland has offered effusive thanks to New Democrats and stinging ...

CNN /
Trump aims West Coast swing to raise cash and counterprogram Democrats

President Donald Trump journeys west this week for a mixture of political and official events -- and to counter-program his potential Democratic ...

Reuters / READ
North Carolina court blocks voter ID law as discriminatory

A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday blocked the state's voter identification law from going into effect, finding it was a discriminatory attempt to suppress the black vote, in a victory for Democrats and voting rights advocates.

Reuters / READ
Bloomberg moves into second behind Sanders among Democrats, Biden third: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Michael Bloomberg, a late entry into the Democratic presidential race, has moved into second place ahead of onetime front-runner Joe Biden, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national poll released on Tuesday that showed Bernie Sanders widening his lead over the field.

NBC / READ
Trump counter-programs Dems with West Coast swing

As Democrats fight for votes in Nevada, President Trump will continue his habit of effectively shadowing the presidential primary contest with a West Coast swing this week.

See More