David Davis

Labour MP Says Her Constituents Are Crying Themselves To Sleep Over Brexit Uncertainty

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Politics

A Labour MP says some of her constituents are so worried about Brexit they are “literally crying themselves to sleep”. Chi Onwurah claims the gove...

'Unhelpful, Unrealistic And No Detail': David Davis's Irish Border Plans Savaged

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Politics

David Davis is unwilling to tackle the “very real” impact Brexit will have on the Irish border, a leading business group has warned in a scathing ...

Shadow Minister Fails To Set Out Labour's Policy On Brexit In Embarrassing Interview

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Politics

.@EmmaBarnett asks Shadow International Trade Minister @Bill_Esterson five times if Labour would leave the customs union #5liveDaily pic.twitter.com/5...

More Than Half Of Young Voters Are Worried About Brexit, New Poll Finds

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Politics

More than half of young voters are worried about the impact of Brexit, according to new research. Quarterly data from the QT consumer tracking survey,...

David Davis's Customs Union Plan Is 'Fantasy', Says European Parliament's Brexit Spokesman

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Politics

UK plans to enter into a customs partnership with the EU after 2019 have been dismissed as “fantasy” by the European Parliament’s Brexit coordin...

Brexit Minister David Davis Is Lazy And Clueless - Ex Aide

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Politics

A former aide to Brexit Secetary David Davis has accused the Cabinet minister of being workshy, inept and a liar. In a string of tweets, James Chapman...

David Davis Says Temporary Customs Union With EU Could Last For Two Years

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Politics

David Davis has said he wants a temporary customs arrangement with the EU to last for two years after Brexit as he insisted the negotiation with Bruss...

Tory Cabinet Ministers Secretly Support Creating New Anti-Brexit Political Party, Claims Former Government Aide

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Politics

Two current Conservative cabinet ministers support the creation of a new political party to oppose Brexit, a former senior adviser to David Davis has ...

David Davis' Ex-Chief Of Staff Calls Brexit A 'Catastrophe' And Says It Must Be Reversed

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK

The former chief of staff to Brexit Secretary David Davis has called Britain’s efforts to leave the EU a “catastrophe” and called on “sensible...

What David Davis Can Learn About Negotiating Brexit From A Little-Known Civil Servant

Paul Goldsmith | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Goldsmith

During my time writing and now talking about the book, I have found that nobody (apart from Nigel Farage) had even heard the name Russell Bretherton before. There is only one picture of him in existence and he only gave one interview (to the BBC in 1982). But his presence and instructed behaviour at the talks to create the European Community says much about the UK's attitude to European Unity back in the 1950s.

Brexit Cheerleader Confirms Government Wants To Keep EU Healthcare Benefits

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Politics

Brexiteer Steve Baker has confirmed the government wants the UK to keep hold of its current healthcare benefits after it leaves the EU. The Wycombe MP...

Sailing Up Brexit Creek To Disaster

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.07.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

I can't honestly think of a single way in which the UK's negotiating position could be worse. The country is divided, the government is divided, and the opposition is divided. Even if, against all the odds, David Davis is able to negotiate a deal before March 2019 (the two-year time limit from when the UK formally informed Brussels that it intends to leave), the chances of it winning the support of the Commons are vanishingly small.

Brexit Briefing: Tell Us What EU Want

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics

You can sign up for this briefing by clicking here, and you’ll receive it straight to your inbox every Thursday afternoon. If you like what you re...

Tick Tock

John Watson | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics
John Watson

It is an odd world where lengthening timetables does not provide more time and where only your opponents can deliver your agenda. Still, we are going to have to live in it until Brexit day. That in itself must be a good argument for pushing it all through as quickly as we possibly can.

The Waugh Zone Tuesday July 18, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Politics

1. CABINET SAUVIGNON As her MPs sipped wine on the Commons terrace last night, Theresa May was in stern mood. After the ‘warm prosecco’ talk of ...

Johnson And Gove 'Dangerous And Deranged' On Hard Brexit

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are “dangerous and deranged” in their push for a hard Brexit, a senior Tory has told HuffPost UK. The attack on the...

David Davis Re-Imagined As David Brent As Brexit Secretary Enters Talks Without Notes

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Comedy

Pictures from Monday’s start of negotiations in Brussels have shown Brexit Secretary David Davis without notes or paperwork as he goes face-to-face ...

David Davis Is 'Thick As Mince' Says Brexit Campaign Chief

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Politics

Brexit Secretary David Davis is “thick as mince” and “lazy as a toad”, according to the brains behind the Vote Leave campaign. Dominic Cumming...

The Waugh Zone Monday July 17, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Politics

1. ATTACK OF THE CLONES “We are not a group of clones,” declared Cabinet minister Chris Grayling on Radio 4 this morning. The fact that he then ...

EU Journalist Confronts Theresa May At Posh Party And It's Very Awkward

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK

A Romanian journalist got into a plush party to ask Theresa May and Davis about Brexit, in two incredibly awkward exchanges. The Spectator’s annual ...

Brexit: Corbyn Vows To Defeat May Over New 'Repeal' Bill

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May is facing the threat of Parliamentary defeat over Brexit after Labour vowed to stop her from railroading a new EU ‘repeal’ bill throug...

English Language Test For Nurses May Be 'Too Rigorous', Says David Davis

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Politics

David Davis has risked a cabinet row after he suggested the English language tests for foreign-born nurses was “too rigorous”. The sharp drop in t...

Boris Johnson Slapped Down Twice By Theresa May Over Brexit Claims

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Politics

Downing Street has slapped down Boris Johnson after he said the government had made “no plans” for what to do if the UK failed to secure a Brexit ...

Boris Says There Is 'No Plan' For Brexit Without A Deal, But Davis Said There Was

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has been asked to urgently clear up the “shocking” confusion over the Brexit process, after Boris Johnson today directly contradicted ...

Repeal Bill Faces Delay Amid Fears Of 'Soft Brexit' Rebellion

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Politics

The Government’s flagship Brexit bill is set to be delayed until the autumn amid fears that Tory ‘Remainer rebels’ will join with Labour to dema...