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jeremy corbyn suffers more frontbench resignations over order to vote for brexit


danny lawson/pa wire two more labour frontbenchers have quit jeremy corbyn’s top team after he ordered them to vote in favour of triggering article 50. shadow environment secretary rachael maskell and shadow minister for diverse communities dawn butler both resigned as the commons prepared to vote on giving theresa may the right to start the brexit process.writing on her website, maskell said: “the uk is no longer being offered a ‘people’s brexit’ but a ‘theresa may brexit’, which goes far beyond just leaving the european union, as voted on at the referendum last june.”in a statement, corbyn said: “i would like to thank dawn and rachael for their work in the shadow cabinet. they are great ets to the labour party and to our movement.“mps have a duty to represent their constituents as well






jeremy corbyn suffers more frontbench resignations over order to vote for brexit


danny lawson/pa wire two more labour frontbenchers have quit jeremy corbyn’s top team after he ordered them to vote in favour of triggering article 50. shadow environment secretary rachael maskell and shadow equalities minister dawn butler both resigned as the commons prepared to vote on a bill giving theresa may the right to start the brexit process.writing on her website, maskell said: “the uk is no longer being offered a ‘people’s brexit’ but a ‘theresa may brexit’, which goes far beyond just leaving the european union, as voted on at the referendum last june.”corbyn has imposed a three line whip on his mps for the vote on the brexit bill - meaning any members of his frontbench team either have to resign or risk being fired if they choose to defy him.both pro-remain and pro-brexit cons






theresa may ducks jeremy corbyn questions over donald trump ban


theresa may has refused to reveal whether the white house gave her a nce notice of donald trump’s controversial travel ban.the prime minister ducked the issue when challenged by jeremy corbyn at prime minister’s question time over the restrictions on refugees and nationals from seven muslim-majority countries.a full five days since the presidential executive order was issued, may finally declared for the first time that the us crackdown was “divisive and wrong”.but she side-stepped the central issue of whether she had been told about it during her visit to washington last week. pa/pa wire jeremy corbyn corbyn quizzed may on whether she had any prior knowledge of the move, and whether she had objected to it in any way to the new us president or his team.may replied:  “if he’s asking me whe






jeremy corbyn hints he will be 'lenient' to labour mps who defied his brexit vot


peter byrne/pa wire leading labour mps who defied party orders and voted against triggering brexit last week could stay in their jobs, jeremy corbyn hinted today.the labour leader said he is a “very lenient person” when asked what disciplinary measures could be handed out to frontbenchers who had ignored his instruction to vote with the tories on wednesday.three shadow cabinet members quit their positions so they could vote against the bill, yet 10 frontbenchers did not step down despite flouting the three-line whip.speaking on radio 4’s the world this weekend, corbyn suggested they may not be sacked – a break with the conventions around how party discipline is maintained.he said: “i’m talking to all of them. we will be announcing changes in the shadow cabinet in the coming few days.”corb






jeremy corbyn backs moorside nuclear plant planned for copeland


danny lawson/pa wire jeremy corbyn has finally given his personal backing to a new nuclear power plant in cumbria - just as doubts emerged over its expected japanese investors.the labour leader said that he was now supporting the planned moorside complex, which is expected to create 20,000 jobs and has become a key issue in the copeland by-election.corbyn has spent weeks refusing to be pinned down on the scheme, and last weekend again told itv border that it was ultimately the government’s decision and the timing was “some way off”.yet on wednesday he told huffpost uk: “labour supports new nuclear as part of the uk’s energy mix to keep the lights on and tackle climate change. nugen the proposed moorside nuclear site “i back the proposed new power station at moorside which will bring thou






do any political parties really care about young people?


desifoto via getty images here's a question for you: if you were a twenty-year-old student, which political party would you support?personally, i'm a labour supporter. in fact, i'm more than that - i'm a fully-paid-up labour party member. recently, though, i've been very tempted to cancel my membership. why? it's pretty simple, really. i've yet to be impressed by jeremy corbyn's leadership. i think that the labour party needs a strong, principled leader, and one who's willing to scrutinise everything the conservatives do in the months and years leading up to brexit. so far, i've seen little evidence of this from corbyn. heck, you know what? it pains me to say it, but even gary lineker has been a more effective opposition to the conservatives than jeremy corbyn. so, why haven't i cancelled






jeremy corbyn hit by resignations and rebellion as 114 mps vote against article


jeremy corbyn suffered a significant rebellion against his order to vote for brexit on wednesday evening, as a quarter of labour mps voted against triggering article 50.the european union (notification of withdrawal) bill, which will allow theresa may to start the brexit process, cleared its first parliamentary hurdle by a vote in the commons of 498 to 114.the labour leader saw 47 of his mps (full list here) rebel against him and vote against triggering article 50 - compared to 167 who backed his position.ahead of the vote, two more of  corbyn’s frontbench team quit in order to allow them to defy his three-line whip.shadow environment secretary rachael maskell and shadow equalities minister dawn butler both resigned. shadow welsh secretary jo stevens had already quit, as had shadow ministe






jeremy corbyn hit by resignations and rebellions as 114 mps vote against article


jeremy corbyn suffered a significant rebellion against his order to vote for brexit on wednesday evening, as more than a fifth of labour mps voted against triggering article 50.the european union (notification of withdrawal) bill, which will allow theresa may to start the brexit process, cleared its first parliamentary hurdle by a vote in the commons of 498 to 114.the labour leader saw 47 of his mps (full list here) rebel against a three-line whip and vote against triggering article 50 - while 167 backed his position.ahead of the vote, two more of  corbyn’s frontbench team quit in order to allow them to freely defy the leadership.shadow environment secretary rachael maskell and shadow equalities minister dawn butler both resigned. shadow welsh secretary jo stevens had already quit, as had






jeremy corbyn hit by resignations and rebellions as 114 mps vote against article


jeremy corbyn suffered a significant rebellion against his order to vote for brexit on wednesday evening, as a quarter of labour mps voted against triggering article 50.the european union (notification of withdrawal) bill, which will allow theresa may to start the brexit process, cleared its first parliamentary hurdle by a vote in the commons of 498 to 114.the labour leader saw 47 of his mps (full list here) rebel against a three-line whip and vote against triggering article 50 - while 167 backed his position.ahead of the vote, two more of  corbyn’s frontbench team quit in order to allow them to freely defy the leadership.shadow environment secretary rachael maskell and shadow equalities minister dawn butler both resigned. shadow welsh secretary jo stevens had already quit, as had shadow m






jeremy corbyn hit by resignations and rebellion as 114 mps vote against article


pa/pa wire jeremy corbyn suffered a significant rebellion against his order to vote for brexit on wednesday evening, as a quarter of labour mps voted against triggering article 50.the european union (notification of withdrawal) bill, which will allow theresa may to start the brexit process, cleared its first parliamentary hurdle by a vote in the commons of 498 to 114.the labour leader saw 47 of his mps (full list here) rebel against him and vote against triggering article 50 - compared to 167 who backed his position.ahead of the vote, two more of  corbyn’s frontbench team quit in order to allow them to defy his three-line whip.shadow environment secretary rachael maskell and shadow equalities minister dawn butler both resigned. shadow welsh secretary jo stevens had already quit, as had sh






commons people podcast: brexit vote, labour woes and trump protests


this week it was, again, as always, for the rest of time, about brexit.an historic vote took place in the commons giving theresa may the power to trigger article 50, and jeremy corbyn the headache of more resignations.paul waugh tells us what it's like being in the same room as donald trump, and we hear why liam fox isn't happy with huffpost uk.there's also a tremendous quiz on protest signs written in regional slang. it was baffling.as well as listening online, you can subscribe to the podcast on itunes by clicking here. follow commons people on twitter: www.twitter.com/huffpostukpoluk politicscommons peoplebrexitarticle 50theresa mayadvertisement






john lennon: we are the government


it comes from an interview given by john lennon in the late 1960s: we are the government. lennon was the king of the slogan. war is over. imagine. give peace a chance. power to the people. millions of people do not tweet and share these slogans every time his birthday or the anniversary of his p ing come around because he was a pop star that rattled off casual sound bites. the popularity of these slogans endure because they were founded on his study of human rights and his ability to approach politics and spirituality together, as one. he was impeccable in his word. to be impeccable in your word is one of the four agreements written by the mexican author don miguel ruiz in his book on ancient toltec wisdom. positive and uplifting words that unite us can only do good for each other and our






britain’s brexit bill set to clear first legislative hurdle


by: reuters | london | published:february 1, 2017 7:22 pm theresa may’s government is seeking approval for a new law giving her the right to trigger article 50 of the eu’s lisbon treaty. (file p o)a law allowing prime minister theresa may to trigger britain’s exit from the european union is expected to clear its first legislative hurdle on wednesday, paving the way for the government to launch divorce talks by the end of march. may’s government is seeking approval for a new law giving her the right to trigger article 50 of the eu’s lisbon treaty – the legal process for leaving the bloc – after the supreme court ruled last week that she could not take that decision unilaterally.watch what else is making news:the bill could complete the legislative process by march 7. may plans to begin exi






labour 'hanging on by its fingernails' against ukip, warns clive lewis


matt crossick/matt crossick clive lewis has warned labour is “hanging on by the fingernails” against ukip in much of the country as he repeated his warning that he could quit the shadow cabinet in order to vote against triggering article 50.the shadow business secretary said if ukip leader paul nuttall wins the by-election in stoke on february 23 then there will be a “domino effect” across the north of england that could end in a “rout” of his party.lewis was speaking at a meeting in his norwich south constituency on friday evening and he posted a video of the event on his facebook page.the mp has been seen as a close ally of jeremy corbyn, but he gave his constituents his “word” he would defy the labour leader later this week and vote against the third reading of the the european union (






did not have a nce notice of trump immigration ban: theresa may


by: reuters | london | updated: february 1, 2017 6:44 pm file p o: president donald trump and british prime minister theresa may walk along the colonnades of the white house in washington, friday, jan. 27, 2017. (source: ap)british prime minister theresa may said on wednesday she was not given a nce notice of us president donald trump’s plan to sign an executive order suspending the us admission of refugees shortly after the two met in washington.watch what else is in the newslast friday, trump issued an executive order barring refugees from the united states and suspending travel from seven muslim-majority countries, stirring protests at home and abroad. responding to a question from opposition leader jeremy corbyn, may told parliament: “if he’s asking me whether i had a nce notice of th






donald trump’s travel ban is divisive and wrong: theresa may


by: pti | london | published:february 2, 2017 12:01 am briths prime minister theresa may and us president donald trump. (file)uk prime minister theresa may today branded us president donald trump’s travel restrictions on nationals of seven muslim-majority countries as “divisive and wrong”, days after she refused to condemn the move. the british prime minister was addressing her weekly prime minister’s questions in the house of commons when she was pushed by opposition leader jeremy corbyn into making her views on the issue clear. “this government is clear that the policy is wrong. we wouldn’t do it, in six years as home secretary i never introduced such a policy, we believe it is divisive and wrong,” may said in parliament. she also went on to deny that she had any prior information of su






history made as mps vote to trigger brexit


george osborne warns he will join the “fight” over britain’s future outside the eulondon: boris johnson late on wednesday night said that “history has been made” after mps voted overwhelmingly in favour of triggering brexit negotiations and beginning the process of leaving the eu.the foreign secretary called it a “momentous” night as mps voted four to one in favour of triggering article 50. kenneth clarke, a former chancellor, was the only tory mp to oppose it.theresa may, the prime minister, was set to publish a white paper on thursday, formally setting out the government’s plans for brexit in response to the concerns of pro-european tory mpsin an emotional parliamentary session, mps on wednesday approved the first stage of a bill for triggering article 50 of the eu’s lisbon treaty, which






emily thornberry: i haven't spoken to diane abbott since she abstained on brexit


labour’s shadow foreign secretary today revealed she hasn’t spoken to diane abbott since her frontbench colleague abstained on a key brexit vote.on wednesday, labour mps were ordered to vote with the government and support giving theresa may the power to trigger the formal brexit procedure.some 47 labour mps defied the instruction, and two members of jeremy corbyn’s shadow cabinet even quit their posts in order to vote against the brexit bill.however, shadow home secretary diane abbott abstained, claiming she was ill, despite giving a speech in a westminster hall debate just hours before.her absence provoked anger among some labour colleagues, with one mp trying to get #prayfordiane trending on twitter.speaking on the ’s andrew marr show this morning, emily thornberry was asked if she had






emily thornberry: i haven't spoken to diane abbott since she abstained on brexit


labour’s shadow foreign secretary today revealed she hasn’t spoken to diane abbott since her frontbench colleague abstained on a key brexit vote.on wednesday, labour mps were ordered to vote with the government and support giving theresa may the power to trigger the formal brexit procedure.some 47 labour mps defied the instruction, and two members of jeremy corbyn’s shadow cabinet even quit their posts in order to vote against the brexit bill.however, shadow home secretary diane abbott abstained, claiming she was ill, despite giving a speech in a westminster hall debate just hours before.her absence provoked anger among some labour colleagues, with one mp trying to get #prayfordiane trending on twitter.speaking on the ’s andrew marr show this morning, emily thornberry was asked if she had






sunday show round-up: 'diane abbott has brexit flu' and more from the key interv


emily thornberry, john mcdonnell and gavin barwell took to the airwaves today to discuss brexit, labour’s electoral prospects and housing.here are the key points from this morning’s television and radio interviews.the andrew marr show the ft’s political editor george parker was very much the calm between the storms today as he in between tory anna soubry and ukip’s suzanne evans during the paper review.the look on soubry’s face when evans told her “well done!” for backing the brexit bill in the commons on wednesday could have melted stone. labour’s shadow foreign secretary emily thornberry was the first guest proper, and the interview was – predictably – all about brexit.thornberry did not give a particularly strong defence of diane abbott’s absence from the crunch vote (“i don’t know the






daily mail and nigel farage angered by mps who voted against brexit


the inevitable fall-out from the parliamentary vote paving the way for brexit has started, with the daily mail accusing mps who voted against legislation of “betrayal” and nigel farage labelling them “enemies of democracy”.the european union (notification of withdrawal) bill, which will allow theresa may to start the brexit process, cleared its first parliamentary hurdle by a vote in the commons of 498 to 114.few mps think they can stop the process, and instead want to mitigate ‘hard brexit’ they fear will damage the uk.the vote was embarr ing for labour leader jeremy corbyn as 47 of his mps (full list here) rebelled against a three-line whip and vote against triggering article 50.the vote was hailed by the eurosceptic mail, which has been a vocal cheerleader of the uk quitting the europea






brexit bill: full list of 47 labour mps who voted against brexit


danny lawson/pa wire shadow environment secretary rachael maskell who resigned from the shadow cabinet before voting against the brexit bill. mps tonight voted in favour of triggering article 50, a significant step towards brexit.while more votes in the house of commons will follow, the division set out where mps stand - with 47 labour mps rebelling against leader jeremy corbyn, who insisted they back the government’s position by issuing a three-line whip. they were:heidi alexander (labour - lewisham east)rushanara ali (labour - bethnal green and bow)mr graham allen (labour - nottingham north)rosena allin-khan (labour - tooting)luciana berger (labour (co-op) - liverpool, wavertree)ben bradshaw (labour - exeter)kevin brennan (labour - cardiff west)lyn brown (labour - west ham)chris bryant






lisa nandy: labour should be a party of patriotism, not 'placards'


ben pruchnie via getty images jeremy corbyn’s labour is never going to win power until it starts listening to brexit voters and stops being a party of ‘placards’ and protest, former shadow cabinet minister lisa nandy has warned.in an interview with the huffington post uk, nandy said that she shared her constituents’ anger that eu migration had allowed politicians to ignore the needs and skills of british residents for years.the former shadow energy secretary also said that rows over trident, defence and shoot-to-kill policies had combined to make labour looks “careless” about national security.labour needs to reclaim patriotism from the conservatives, and understand why people wanted “to fight for their country”, the wigan mp added.her remarks, part of a ‘future of the left’ seminar at nu






lisa nandy: labour should be a party of patriotism, not 'placards'


ben pruchnie via getty images jeremy corbyn’s labour is never going to win power until it starts listening to brexit voters and stops being a party of ‘placards’ and protest, former shadow cabinet minister lisa nandy has warned.in an interview with the huffington post uk, nandy said that she shared her constituents’ anger that eu migration had allowed politicians to ignore the needs and skills of british residents for years.the former shadow energy secretary also said that rows over trident, defence and shoot-to-kill policies had combined to make labour looks “careless” about national security.labour needs to reclaim patriotism from the conservatives, and understand why people wanted “to fight for their country”, the wigan mp added.her remarks, part of a ‘future of the left’ seminar at nu






lisa nandy: labour should be a party of patriotism, not 'placards'


ben pruchnie via getty images jeremy corbyn’s labour is never going to win power until it starts listening to brexit voters and stops being a party of ‘placards’ and protest, former shadow cabinet minister lisa nandy has warned.in an interview with the huffington post uk, nandy said that she shared her constituents’ anger that eu migration had allowed politicians to ignore the needs and skills of british residents for years.the former shadow energy secretary also said that rows over trident, defence and shoot-to-kill policies had combined to make labour looks “careless” about national security.labour needs to reclaim patriotism from the conservatives, and understand why people wanted “to fight for their country”, the wigan mp added.her remarks, part of a ‘future of the left’ seminar at nu






uk parliament votes in favour of starting brexit process


london: britain moved one step closer to a final separation from the eu as members of the uk parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of allowing the government to begin brexit negotiations. members of the house of commons voted yesterday by 498 to 114 to a nce the bill that would give prime minister theresa may the authority to invoke article 50 of the lisbon treaty -- the formal process of leaving the eu. the bill now faces further scrutiny in the commons and the house of lords before it can become law. earlier, may had confirmed that she will be publishing a white paper on her brexit strategy. in response to a query by conservative mp maria miller, may told the house of commons: "i can inform my right hon friend and the house that that white paper will be published tomorrow (thursday)






british mps approve first stage of brexit bill


london: british mps on wednesday approved the first stage of a bill empowering prime minister theresa may to start pulling britain out of the european union. mps approved the bill, which would allow the government to trigger article 50 of the eu's lisbon treaty and formally begin two years of exit negotiations, by a margin of 498 to 114. it was the first brexit-related vote in the house of commons, coming after more than 17 hours of debate, with a second and final vote in the lower house set for next week. the opposition labour party ordered mps not block the bill, but 47 rebelled against leader jeremy corbyn. he is yet to announce how he will respond to frontbenchers and other lawmakers who refused to tow the party line. mps on wednesday also voted on a scottish national party (snp) amen






the waugh zone february 2, 2017


the five things you need to know on thursday, february 2…1) missed whiplashwe s tend to overuse the word ‘historic’ in our copy, but for once it is apt when describing last night’s commons vote on the brexit bill. it was only the second reading, the ‘in principle’ bit of the legislation, but the overwhelming vote of 498 to 114 confirmed that mps will not be defying the outcome of last year’s referendum. with the bank of england due today to double its growth forecast, you can see why the brexiteers’ tails are up.for labour, its split was underlined by 47 mps - a fifth of its parliamentary party - defying its three-line whip. you can read the full list of 47 here. yet what was surprising was that 10 shadow frontbenchers remain in place this morning, despite voting against the bill and again






the waugh zone february 6, 2017


the five things you need to know on monday, february 6…1) making amendsthe european union (notice of withdrawal) bill starts its two-day committee stage today. the speaker will decide which of the avalanche of amendments (there’s 146 pages of them, for a bill that has just 137 words) are to be voted on. shadow brexit minister matthew pennycook will lead for labour on its amendment requesting regular reports back to parliament. i wonder if this is another area where the government may concede some ground, not least as david davis is not averse to some form of update for mps. let’s see what form of words is used in response today.the bigger issue is the ‘meaningful’ vote on the brexit deal itself, an amendment to be led by keir starmer tomorrow. just what ‘meaningful’ means will be the stick






london donald trump protest sees thousands gather against 'sickening' travel ban


thousands of protesters have called on prime minister theresa may to end her “collusion” with donald trump and to retract her state visit invitation. the protest e after owen jones sparked a debate on twitter by announcing he wouldn’t be attending urday’s demonstration due to the involvement of a “cult that covered up a ”. the march - organised by a swathe of groups including the stop the war coalition and stand up to racism - began shortly after midday at the us emb y in grosvenor square, before protesters matched to downing street.a petition calling on the government to prevent trump from making a state visit because it would cause “embarr ment” to the queen has received more than 1.8 million signatures.trump’s ban on seven muslim-majority countries.was blocked nationwide by a judge on f






british lawmakers give go-ahead for theresa may to trigger brexit talks


london — britain’s house of commons voted decisively wednesday to authorize prime minister theresa may to trigger the start of the country’s exit from the european union.the outcome of the vote was never in doubt as lawmakers spent a second consecutive day arguing the merits of a departure that the bitterly divided country approved in a referendum last june. but the margin of wednesday evening’s roll call — 498 to 114 — gives may a convincing mandate as she prepares to launch divorce talks with the e.u. by the end of next month. once that is done, britain will have two years to negotiate the terms of its departure. wednesday’s vote was necessitated by a british supreme court ruling last week that parliament, not the prime minister, should have the final say on whether britain leaves the e.






british lawmakers give go-ahead for theresa may to trigger brexit talks


london — britain’s house of commons voted decisively wednesday to authorize prime minister theresa may to trigger the start of the country’s exit from the european union.the outcome of the vote was never in doubt, even as lawmakers spent a second consecutive day arguing the merits of a departure that the bitterly divided country approved in a june referendum. the margin of wednesday evening’s roll call, 498 to 114, gives may a convincing mandate as she prepares to launch divorce talks with the e.u. by the end of next month. once that is done, britain will have two years to negotiate the terms of its departure. wednesday’s vote was necessitated by a british supreme court ruling last week that parliament, not the prime minister, should have the final say on whether britain leaves the e.u. ma






british pm theresa may receives uk parliament’s approval to begin brexit process


by: pti | london | published:february 2, 2017 2:21 am this image taken from parliamentary recording unit tv shows the result of the parliamentary vote in favour of the british government’s brexit bill being handed to the speaker of the house of commons, wednesday, feb. 1, 2017. (ap p o/parliamentary recording unit, via ap)uk prime minister theresa may today received parliament’s approval to begin the process of britain’s exit from the european union (eu) after winning a crucial vote in the house of commons. british mps voted in favour of the european union (notification of withdrawal) bill after two days of debate by a majority of 384 – 498 votes in favour to 114 against. the bill now faces further scrutiny in the commons and the house of lords before it can become law. earlier today, the






british lawmakers give go-ahead for theresa may to trigger brexit talks


london — britain’s house of commons voted decisively wednesday to authorize prime minister theresa may to trigger the start of the country’s exit from the european union.the outcome of the vote was never in doubt, even as lawmakers spent a second consecutive day arguing the merits of a departure that the bitterly divided country approved in a june referendum. the margin of wednesday evening’s roll call, 498 to 114, gives may a convincing mandate as she prepares to launch divorce talks with the e.u. by the end of next month. once that is done, britain will have two years to negotiate the terms of its departure. wednesday’s vote was necessitated by a british supreme court ruling last week that parliament, not the prime minister, should have the final say on whether britain leaves the e.u. ma






uk lawmakers decisively back bill to trigger brexit talks


by: ap | london | updated: february 2, 2017 9:01 am brexit: this image taken from parliamentary recording unit tv shows the result of the parliamentary vote in favour of the british government’s brexit bill being handed to the speaker of the house of commons, wednesday. (source: ap p o/ap)britain moved closer to leaving the european union wednesday as lawmakers backed a bill authorizing divorce proceedings and kept alive the government’s plan to trigger brexit talks within weeks. the house of commons decisively backed the bill by 498 votes to 114, sending it on for committee scrutiny. the result was a victory for the conservative government, which had fought in court to avert the vote out of fear parliament would impede its brexit plans. lawmakers also defeated a “wrecking amendment” prop






a fascinating mess unfolds as brexit survives first test in uk parliament


usually you don't care to see how the sausages are made.but in the case of this evening's vote in the commons on the brexit trigger, it was all about the stuffing.confusion continues over refugee dealvideo duration01:05previous slidenext slidevideo duration00:48brexit bill clears first legal hurdlebrexit bill clears first legal hurdlea law allowing prime minister theresa may to exit from the european union cleared its first legislative hurdle. the bill could complete the legislative process by march.confusion continues over refugee dealvideo duration01:05video duration01:05confusion continues over refugee dealconfusion continues over refugee dealaustralian politicians say the deal to resettle refugees in the us is on track, but president donald trump seems to still be deciding. courtesy ab






a fascinating mess unfolds as brexit survives first test


usually you don't care to see how the sausages are made.but in the case of this evening's vote in the commons on the brexit trigger, it was all about the stuffing.brexit bill clears first legal hurdlevideo duration00:48previous slidenext slidevideo duration00:54trump: brexit 'wonderful' for uktrump: brexit 'wonderful' for ukin a joint news conference at the white house with british prime minister theresa may, u.s. president donald trump says he thinks brexit will be "wonderful" for the uk. brexit bill clears first legal hurdlevideo duration00:48video duration00:48brexit bill clears first legal hurdlebrexit bill clears first legal hurdlea law allowing prime minister theresa may to exit from the european union cleared its first legislative hurdle. the bill could complete the legislative proc






brexit bill: full list of 47 labour mps who voted against brexit


mps tonight voted in favour of triggering article 50, a significant step towards brexit. while more votes in the house of commons will follow, the division set out where mps stand. but arguably the most significant aspect of the voting lists was 47 labour mps rebelling against leader jeremy corbyn, who insisted they back the government’s position by issuing a three-line whip.they were:heidi alexander (lewisham east)rushanara ali (bethnal green and bow)graham allen (nottingham north)rosena allin-khan (tooting)luciana berger (liverpool, wavertree)ben bradshaw (exeter)kevin brennan (cardiff west)lyn brown (west ham)chris bryant (rhondda) pa/pa archive chris bryant mp karen buck (westminster north)dawn butler (labour - brent central)ruth cadbury (brentford and isleworth)ann clwyd (cynon valle






'it's unacceptable for my labour colleagues to block brexit', warns mp leading s


nicola tree via getty images it is “simply unacceptable” for labour mps to try to block brexit in a crucial commons vote today, the mastermind of the party’s stoke by-election paign has warned.labour mp ruth smeeth gave notice to colleagues after pounding the streets of stoke-on-trent central – where a by-election is set for february 23 – in an interview with huff post uk.smeeth, who has represented the neighbouring constituency of stoke-on-trent north since 2015, is tasked with helping to hold on to the seat for labour following tristram hunt’s resignation last month.ukip are piling practically all its resources into the constituency, which is believed to be one of the most pro-brexit areas of the country after 70 per cent voted leave in last years eu referendum.after spending time on th






nets youngsters overwhelmed in miserable outing


the nets’ youth movement was in full swing, with first-round pick caris levert getting his first nba start on friday night. he was in the lineup with fellow rookie isaiah whitehead and rondae hollis-jefferson, but all three had nights to forget.whitehead played just 14 scoreless minutes, shooting 0-for-4 before leaving with a shoulder injury. levert had four points on 1-of-9 shooting and finished minus-24 while indiana’s paul george scored a game-high 24 points. hollis-jefferson also had four points, committing four turnovers in a 106-97 loss to the pacers.“getting three young guys going against veteran guys, they’re a physical team. i don’t think we handled their physicality well,’’ coach kenny atkinson said.“that’s where caris is going to learn he’s got to get stronger this summer, ronda