20 Dec - MPs back Boris Johnson's plan to leave EU on 31 JanuaryAfter months of wrangling in parliament, the prime minister has finally got MPs to back his Brexit deal. With a newly elected majority government, the new Withdrawal Agreement passed easily by 359 votes to 234. The bill should pave the way for the UK to leave the European Union on 31 January.
Johnson's 'Radical' Queen's Speech Explained At the start of each parliamentary session, the government gets an opportunity to share their agenda with the people. The Queen's Speech is their chance to list their plans and direct parliament forward. In the second Queen's Speech in a matter of months, Johnson outlined his government's new agenda in a speech which has been described as radical.
A Christmas Carol: A Scotland Yet To Come
Johnson's Brexit Deal will just crash Britian out in a no-deal at end of 2020MEPs highly enjoyed the hilarious moment in European Parliament as Brexit MEP Robert Rowland suggested that British MEP Molly Scott Cato lacked expertise to support her advice that 2020 would see a cliff edge Brexit under Boris Johnson's deal... having no training in economics!
Northern Ireland Party Leaders all want to ditch Johnson's Brexit PlanWhat happens in Northern Ireland could fundamentally shape what happens in Westminster and what becomes of Brexit.
UK general election: drawing the battle linesThe FT's UK political commentator Robert Shrimsley and deputy opinion editor Miranda Green map out the key battlegrounds as Conservative and Labour fight for votes, with the Liberal Democrats, Brexit Party and SNP among those also in the mix.
Nov 5 - General Election NewsJeremy Corbyn has set out Labour's plans on Brexit - claiming the party would 'get it sorted' within six months of winning power.
UK General Election 2019 prompts surge in young votersThere has been a surge in registration among voters aged under 25 since Boris Johnson announced Britain would be holding a snap general election on December 12.…
General Election battle: Where are the marginal se...The UK is set to have a 12 December general election after MPs voted to back it following months of deadlock over Brexit.
What lies ahead for Britain and the Brexit electio...Oct 29 - Australian Broadcasting Company - With the UK heading to the polls in what many believe will be a vote on the future of Brexit, the ABC's Chief Election Analyst Antony Green dies into the numbers to see what he believes the outcome will be.
Oct 30 - MPs Approve General Election on Dec 12For the last two days MPs debated in the House of Commons, with the government pushing for a general election in December. In this video we discuss this 'Brexit' Election; why it's necessary and the stupidly complicated way that it ended up passing.
Oct 30 - Scottish Parliament - Impact of New Brexit DealScottish Parliament on the Impact of the New Brexit Deal on Scotland.
Oct 28 - MPs reject Boris Johnson’s 12 December election ...MPs have just thrown out Boris Johnson's latest attempt to force a General Election on 12 December.
But tomorrow Mr Johnson might adopt a Liberal Democrat proposal for an even earlier general election, as long as the Government's Withdrawal Bill is delayed too. The European Union today confirmed their offer of yet another delay to Brexit - this time until the end of January. And this evening the Prime Minister formally - if grudgingly - accepted it.
Oct 28 - What are the details of the Brexit 'flextension'?NEW DEADLINE: January 31, 2020
France 24's Dave Keating reports from Brussels
Wed, Oct 23 - Ian Blackford asks Boris about Scotland.
Tues Oct 22 - Brexit Bill paused after Commons rejects timetable...For the very first time the House of Commons has voted in favour of a Brexit agreement, but crucially MPs have rejected Boris Johnson's timetable for passing the necessary legislation.
The first of two votes was on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, the main Brexit legislation, which turns the Prime Minister's Brexit deal into law.
The government won that by 329 votes to 299, a majority of 30.
But it lost the second vote on the Parliamentary timetable, by 14 votes, because a majority of MPs didn't think three days was long enough to scrutinise such an important bill.
The Prime Minister said the bill would now be paused, and the EU has signalled tonight that it will accept the UK's request for another Brexit delay.
Sun, Oct 20 - Johnson's sends three letters to the EUThe Prime Minister has been criticised for writing three letters to the EU. The Scottish courts will considering the conflicting letters this week.
Saturday’s Brexit vote in 90 secondsBoris Johnson has suffered another defeat in the Commons after MPs voted by 322 to 306 for the backbench Letwin amendment to withhold final approval for the PM's Brexit deal until relevant legislation has passed. Meanwhile, an estimated one million people marched on Parliament Square to demand a second referendum
MPs derail Boris Johnson's Brexit deal - for now...MPs have voted not to give their approval to the prime minister's Brexit deal until he has passed all necessary legislation. The result will effectively force Boris Johnson to seek an extension to the Article 50 negotiating period tonight, possibly delaying Brexit beyond 31 October.
Ian Blackford Tories laughing at broken promises o...eg. NI's special deal would allow fish to bypass UK tarrifs into the EU and undercut the Scottish fisherman, yet again by the Tories this deal betrays Scottish fishermen and all of Scotland
Oct 19 - Johnson's Brexit deal has 'sold out Scotland'The SNP leader, Ian Blackford, accused Boris Johnson of negotiating a new Brexit deal that ‘would see Scotland shafted’ by the government. He said: ‘He and his cronies at No 10 don't care about Scotland. This Tory government has sold Scotland out and once again they have let Scotland down.’
Blackford added that the prime minister’s deal was worse than the one his predecessor, Theresa May, negotiated with Brussels.
Oct 18 - Johnson's New Brexit Deal Explained Yesterday UK and EU finally reached a new agreement for Brexit. While substantially similar to the deal that May secured last year, there are some major differences that we discuss in this video. These include changes to the customs arrangements, taxation, and concent. We also discuss the reaction to this deal and whether it has any hope of getting through Parliament.
New IRA says border infrastructure would be targetIn an interview with Channel 4 News, the New IRA said it was committed to ‘armed actions’ against border infrastructure – and ‘the people who are manning them’.
Oct 18 - Boris Johnson facing crunch vote on Brexit dealConservative Brexiteers are overwhelmingly backing the deal as it allows Britain, but not Northern Ireland, a more distant Canada-style relationship with the EU.
Oct 17 - BBC Evening News - Brexit segment.The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared earlier today that he'd struck a new Brexit agreement with the European Union -- 'a great new deal' in his words that 'takes back control'. But crucially the deal still needs the approval of both the UK and European parliaments.
BREAKING NEWS: Jeremy Corbyn casts doubt on PM's DealLabour Leader Jeremy Corbyn cast his doubts on Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal with the EU, confirming that Labour will vote against it if a debate is held on Saturday.
Juncker Snaps at Reporters When Asked About Brexit...Britain and the European Union finally reached a tentative Brexit deal on Thursday, hoping to escape the acrimony, divisions and bitter frustrations of their three-year divorce battle. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now must sell the accord to a recalcitrant Parliament.
Oct 17 - New Brexit deal agreed but DUP refuses supportIn a statement, the Democratic Unionist Party, which the government relies on for support in key votes, said: "These proposals are not, in our view, beneficial to the economic well-being of Northern Ireland and they undermine the integrity of the Union."
Oct 17 - EU announces Brexit deal has been agreed withThe EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, holds a press conference as a new Brexit deal is announced.
Oct 17 - New Brexit deal agreed, says Boris JohnsonA Brexit deal has been agreed between UK and EU negotiating teams before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels.
Oct 16 - Negotiators unlikely to reach a Brexit deal tonightIt is unlikely a Brexit deal will be agreed tonight, a government source has said, despite speculation that negotiators were close to reaching one. The source said it "feels" like there will not be a deal on Wednesday night, echoing reports from ITV News Political Editor Robert Peston that there's "no chance of Brexit deal" this evening.
Scottish independence: Can SNP benefit from Brexit...Oct 15 - BBC Newsnight
James Clayton finds two referendums dominating at the SNP conference. Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has told her party conference that a referendum on Scottish Independence "must happen next year".
Oct 16 - Brexit deal hangs in balance ahead of key EU summitThe attempt to reach a Brexit deal before tomorrow's European summit is going down to the wire. Boris Johnson told Conservative MPs that it was like climbing Mount Everest and admitted that the summit was still in the clouds.
Oct 15 - Hopes rise for Brexit deal amid frantic n...If the optimistic mood music emanating from Brussels is to be believed, a draft Brexit deal could be published as early as tomorrow. It appears Boris Johnson has made major concessions to EU demands over the Irish border.
Oct 14 - Queen’s Speech in reviewThe government doesn't have a majority, is desperate for a general election and thinks parliament is dead. The speech itself might well be voted down. So Jeremy Corbyn dismissed it as a “farcical propaganda exercise”. And on the key issue of Brexit, the Queen did not say the UK would be leaving the EU on October 31st.
Oct 10 - Brexit Negotiations Collapse?: What Happens Now - ...In recent days it’s begun to look less and less likely that the UK and EU will be able to reach a deal. So in this video we’re discussing why negotiations are collapsing around us, and what it means for Brexit. We talk about the potential of an extension, a deal, Brexit being cancelled and even Johnson ignoring the Benn Act and leaving without a deal at all.
Oct 9 - Bexit Storm in the EU ParliamentBoris Johnson was labelled a "traitor" by Guy Verhofstadt THREE times today - for trying to take Britain out of the EU.The sneering Brussels boss tore into the PM and his Brexit plans today in the European Parliament, with just 22 days to go before we leave the EU...
Oct 2 - Boris Johnson's Brexit deal: a breakdown by sectionBritish negotiators will provide the European Commission with a detailed proposal to abolish the Irish backstop following weeks of the demands for hard details from Europe. The proposal, which was briefed to EU capitals on Tuesday, is a radical departure from the Theresa May deal, which left the entire UK in a customs union with Europe until measures could be developed to ensure an invisible border in Northern Ireland.
Oct 2 - Brexit proposals: NI backstop and identityThe government's final Brexit proposals will include customs checks on the island of Ireland. Jonathan Powell, former chief of staff to Tony Blair and one of the architects of the Good Friday Agreement, speaks to Emily Maitlis about how the ability to feel Irish or British or both "will be destroyed” if a customs border is put in in Northern Ireland.
Can The Queen Fire Boris Johnson? - Brexit ExplainedOkay so we will admit, this seems like a weird concept for a video. However, news emerged over the weekend that the Queen asked her advisors under what conditions she could remove a Prime Minister who refused to leave.
Brexit: Could Scotland back independence to stay in EU?BBC Newsnight explores how #Brexit could impact the union between Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Sept 27 - Boris Johnson's Brexit map With a couple of felt pens and a flow chart, the FT's Robert Shrimsley and Miranda Green examine where UK politics will go next.
Jess Phillips speaks of threats she received over BrexitThe Labour MP Jess Phillips described on Friday the threatening emails and phone calls she received after a man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence following an incident outside her constituency office. The suspect is reported to have banged on the windows and shouted ‘fascist’. Opponents said Boris Johnson's language, accusing his Brexit opponents of 'surrender' and 'betrayal', could incite violence
Man arrested outside office of Labour MP Jess Phillips
What The Hell is Happening in Brexit? In this video, we cover the Supreme Court's ruling, Johnson's return to the parliament and discussion about the language used by parliamentarians.
Sept 25 - Parliament hits boiling point over BrexitSept 25, BBC Newsnight. MPs have engaged in angry exchanges over the government's unlawful decision to suspend Parliament - but where do the rowdy scenes and angry exchanges in the Commons leave us?
Sept 24 - What next for Brexit? Supreme Court rulesSept 24 Nightly News on Channel 4
Sept 24 - House of Commons to resume on WednesdayBritain's lower house of parliament, the House of Commons, will sit on Wednesday.
Sept 24 - Supreme Court rules prorogation UNLAWFULSUPREME Court justices will today decide whether Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks was legal.
Supreme Court: Second day of legal prorogation bat...The legal battle over the suspension of Parliament has finished for a second day at the Supreme Court.
Sept 11 - Brexit: Scottish judges rule Parliament suspension...Boris Johnson’s suspension of the UK Parliament is unlawful, Scotland’s highest civil court has ruled. A panel of three judges at the Court of Session found in favour of a cross-party group of politicians who were challenging the prime minister's move.
Sept 10 - The moment parliament was suspended for ...This is the moment parliament was suspended for five weeks, less than two months before the Brexit deadline.
Sept 6 - Opposition parties reject Johnson's election call ...Boris Johnson has arrived at the Queen's summer residence of Balmoral tonight, a man with rapidly dwindling political options.
Sept 5 - PM's brother quits as Tory MP and minister Jo Johnson, younger brother of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is quitting as an MP and minister, saying he is "torn between family loyalty and the national interest". PLUS, more defections from the Conservatives to the Lib Dems (Liberal Democrat Party).
Sept 4 - Parliament rejects PM's call for new electionsThe UK’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has suffered two major setbacks to his Brexit strategy. Members of parliament (MPs) backed a bill aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit, triggering his call for an early general election on October 15th. However, he suffered another big loss as the House of Commons rejected it.
Sept 3 - Parliament takes Control of ParliamentThe UK’s Prime Minister has lost a key Brexit vote as members of parliament opposed to no deal take control of House of Commons business. MPs voted to take control of the Commons agenda tomorrow, paving the way for a bill designed to block Boris Johnson from taking the UK out of the European Union without a deal.
Is Johnson About To Call A General Election?In recent weeks there has been increasing chatter about the Johnson calling a general election. That has come to a head in recent days with the PM referencing it in a speech outside Downing Street. In this video, we discuss what his plans are, why a general election could help him and if it's actually likely to happen?
Protests staged as PM’s Brexit plan faces mounti...Protests against Boris Johnson’s Brexit stance are being held across the country as the Prime Minister faces cross-party opposition to his EU withdrawal moves.
The Alex Salmond Show - Episode 94 - The BoJo Warped PrerogativeWestminster recess ends. Or does it?
Scotland’s Tory leader quits - and SNP bid to st...To lose one Tory leader over Brexit looks like misfortune. To lose two begins to look like carelessness. As for losing three... well, today Ruth Davidson completed the set by stepping down as Scottish Conservative leader after almost eight years in charge.
Proroguing parliament: what does it mean & cou...Former Supreme Court Justice, Jonathan Sumption, discusses with Kirsty Wark the prime minister’s plan to suspend parliament, which many believe will make blocking a no-deal Brexit much more difficult.
What the suspension of parliament means for Brexit...The Brexit crisis is now entering uncharted waters - even for our flexible, unwritten constitution. It just took the Queen to give her consent and it was done. Parliament will be prorogued - or suspended for just over a month - from the second week in September until just a few days before Brexit.
Brexit Battle: Interview with Thom Brooks, Durham Law SchoolThom Brooks, Law Professor and Dean at Durham Law School, discusses Brexit, Queen’s approval of PM Johnson’s request to shut down parliament.
Brexit: No Deal opponents make pact to try to chan...Leaders of the Opposition parties in Westminster have set out how they aim to use Parliament to stop a no-deal Brexit.
Jeremy Corbyn has backed a cross-party plan to pass a law that would force Boris Johnson to delay Brexit.
Brexit: Macron warns Johnson that Irish backstop i...On the face of it - there were all the signs of an Entente Cordiale between Boris Johnson and the French President Emmanuel Macron as the pair met in Paris for talks on Brexit - with smiles, handshakes and jokes about Mr Johnson putting his feet up on the Elysee furniture.
Leaked Government Document Reveals No Deal Consequ...In the last couple of days, a dossier from the Yellowhammer Operation leaked, showing us for the first time what the government think will happen after a no deal. In this video we dive into the contents of the document and how the UK would be impacted after no deal exit.
Bercow Say's He Will Block No Deal ProrogationEarlier this week John Bercow spoke at an event during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and he clearly isn't happy with the idea of prorogation. In this video, we talk about what Bercow said parliament's role in Brexit and how it shouldn't be swept aside in order to get a no-deal through.
Corbyn's No Confidence Plan to Stop No DealYesterday Jeremy Corbyn officially announced his plan to table a motion of no confidence. This is his attempt to stop Boris Johnson allowing a no deal brexit. The plan is if he can get MPs to vote to take down Johnson a temporary government can request an extension to the Article 50 deadline, in order to give the UK and EU more negotiating time.
July 30, 2019 - 'Irish Unity the solution to tory Brexit'Uachtarán Shinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald TD outlines republican opposition to Boris Johnson’s right wing tory Brexit government in a keynote speech to party activists in Belfast.
Can Boris Johnson deliver Brexit and keep the Unit...The elevation of Boris Johnson to the Prime Ministership of Great Britain has been greeted with elation in some quarters, with undisguised horror in others.
July 26 - EU rejects Boris Johnson's push for a new Brexit dealThe UK's Brexit crisis is escalating as the European Union rejects Prime Minister Boris Johnson's push for a new deal. He wants to redo Theresa May's agreement, but European leaders aren't willing to start from scratch. CBS News senior foreign correspondent Mark Phillips joins CBSN to explain what's at stake.
Boris Johnson makes first Commons statement as PM ...The new prime minister is making a Commons statement, after holding his first Cabinet meeting.