Good morning. And welcome back to Brexit Groundhog Day. Once again, we begin Monday with reports that Theresa May is…
Good morning. And welcome back to Brexit Groundhog Day. Once again, we begin Monday with reports that Theresa May is facing a crunch week where important decisions about the Brexit Agreement on Revocation must be taken. Once again, we face the possibility that it may become impossible. File managment matches a point, but it can not be a reliable guide to the future. Groundhog Day had a good time.
There is a lot of Brexit around this morning but the key to today’s program went to Sir Keir Starmer, Shadow Brexit Secretary. He was also on Sky.
At the end of last week, Jeremy Corbyn raised the pro-Europeans of Work Life by telling the German newspaper Der Spiegel that Brexit could not be stopped. Here is an extract from the interview, written in English.
DER SPIEGEL: Not just Labor, but the whole country is extremely divided right now – not least because of Brexit. If you could stop Brexit, would you?
Corbyn: We can not stop it. The referendum took place. Article 50 has been triggered. What we can do is to acknowledge the reasons why people voted forgiven.
This morning Starmer insisted Corbyn was wrong. He told Sky News:
Brexit can be stopped. But the real question is what decisions we will meet in the coming weeks and months?
Decision one is on the deal. Decision two is if the agreement goes down if there is a choice and decision three is if there is no general election, all options must be on the table, including the possibility of public voting.
It’s the clear position. Jeremy has signed up for it.
I will post more from his interviews shortly.
Here is the agenda of the day:
9:00: Jacob Rees-Mogg, Tory Brexiter
11.00: Downing Street lobby briefing.
12.15: Gordon Brown, the former labor minister, talks about Brexit at the Institute of Government.
2:00: Four remaining parties from Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein, SDLP, Alliance Party and Green, hold a briefing in Westminster.
16:00: The EU is holding a press conference after today’s meeting on general issues.
As usual, I will also cover breaking political news as it happens, and getting you the best response, comment, and analysis from the web. I plan to put up a summary at lunch time and another when I finish at 18.00.
Here’s the Politico Europe Round this morning’s political news. And here’s the list of PoliticsHome of today’s 10 best readers.
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