The Triggering of Article 50: A European Perspective
How will Europe handle the Brexit negotiations? With Theresa May due to trigger Article 50 on Wednesday, what’s next for the EU?
View from the Green Seats- Brexit Bill debate begins in House of Lords
Peers from all political parties have begun their first day of debating the Government’s Brexit Bill in the House of Lords. Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May was even in attendance, sitting on the benches just in front of the Queens chair. She had previously urged the Lords not to frustrate the political process of Brexit…
Trump National Security Adviser resigns after Russian talks cover-up
Retired general Michael Flynn, who had served as national security adviser to U.S President Donald Trump resigned on Monday after allegations of secret discussions with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. Mr Flynn claimed he had mistakenly misled the vice-president, Mike Pence, and other Trump officials about the nature of phone calls in December to the…
International Whispers-Kim Jong-Un’s brother ‘assassinated’ in Malaysia
The older half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has died in Malaysia under suspicious circumstances. South Korean news station TV Chosun is reporting that Kim Jong-nam was attacked by two unidentified women with “poisoned needles” at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Reports that these women were agents of North Korea have yet to be confirmed. Nam…
View from the Green Seats-Trump to speak in Parliament plans dropped
British officials have confirmed that a plan to allow Donald Trump to speak in Parliament as part of a state visit to the UK have been shelved. It is expected that the Presidents state visit will be moved to late summer or early autumn, when Parliament is in recess for the summer. Parliament will be…
Breaking Whispers: Article 50 Bill passed for final commons reading
Within the last hour MP’s have voted overwhelmingly in favour of passing the governments European Union (notification of withdrawal) bill to the final stage of debate in the House of Commons. The final stage, comprising a third reading of the bill was approved by a commons vote of 494 votes for to 122 votes against-…
Breaking Whispers-Government gives MP’s vote on final Brexit bill before it is signed
The government have today agreed to give MP’s a vote on any final Brexit deal before it is signed. Speaking in Parliament earlier today, Brexit Minister David Jones confirmed that the government’s vote will cover withdrawal from the EU, and the UK’s future relationship with the EU. He confirmed that both Houses of Parliament will…
View from the Green Seats- Speaker: Trump should not be allowed to speak in Parliament
John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons has today said that Donald Trump should not be allowed to address Parliament, in comments made earlier today in Parliament. Speaking in parliament, he said “We value our relationship with the US. If a state visit takes place, that is way beyond the pay grade of the…
Brexit White Paper: Government sets out life after EU
David Davis the Secretary of State for Brexit has today unveiled a government white paper on Brexit. The paper outlines the governments 12 principles required for a successful exit from the European Union.
Breaking Whispers-MP’s back Governments Article 50 bill
MP’s have voted overwhelmingly to back the governments European Union (Notification of withdrawal) bill in a parliamentary vote today.