A recent YouGov survey found 55 per cent of people would now vote to rejoin the EU, the highest number recorded. Eleanor Peake speaks to the new cohort of voters leading the charge.
Westminster’s Winner-Takes-All Voting System Skewed Britain Towards a Hard Brexit, Report Suggests 14/07/2023
The Democratic Unionist Party had an outsized voice in Westminster during Britain’s Brexit negotiations.
Reading Tories have held back in supporting a push that would allow all EU citizens the right to vote in elections after Brexit.
Neil Kinnock on Brexit: "Democratic Deficit" in the EU is no longer any of your business! [4 mins] 24/02/2023
Neil Kinnock addresses the myth of the 'democratic deficit' in the EU.
If democracies continue to produce such dysfunctional leaders, the only beneficiaries will be authoritarian states with their repressive, brutal alternative.
Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Brexit ‘bonfire’ of EU rules is burning Parliamentary sovereignty instead 23/06/2023
The Retained EU Law Bill could see politicians, rather than the people ‘take back control’.
The government has suffered defeats in the House of Lords over plans to scrap certain EU laws by the end of the year. / Peers backed an amendment which would give Parliament greater scrutiny over which rules should be ditched.
Keir Starmer has said it “feels wrong” not to allow EU citizens who live and pay tax in the UK not to have the right to vote in general elections.
“You bring Brexiters on, you never challenge them. You let them talk utter rubbish about Brexit. Year after year after year.”
The speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsey Hoyle lost his temper with Kemi Badenoch when the secretary of state failed to inform the house of the government's U-turn on repealing retained EU laws.
Lessons from seven lean years of Brexit 28/04/2023
Almost seven years on from the Brexit referendum, there remains uncertainty over the future UK-EU relationship. Reflecting on the lessons from the last seven years, Neil Kinnock argues there remains a clear case for the UK being an economic, political, social, scientific and cultural part of the Europe of the future.
'accession to the CPTPP highlights a major scrutiny deficit in the U.K. Parliament. Namely that Parliament is not asked to consent' 30/03/2023
'The second point, which has been widely ignored since Brexit, is that accession to the CPTPP highlights a major scrutiny deficit in the U.K. Parliament. Namely that Parliament is not asked to consent to this new agreement and has no veto.'
The retained EU law bill is an outrageously undemocratic attempt to transfer law-making powers from parliament to Whitehall.
Brexit has left Europe’s Brits isolated 21/01/2023
Underrepresented and alienated, the reality of Britons in Europe post-Brexit is far from appealing.
The BBC’s Analysis editor Ros Atkins looks at the controversy surrounding the government’s plan to scrap thousands of EU-era laws.
ECHR calls on UK Govt to respond to ‘credible allegations’ of interference in Brexit referendum 19/01/2023
"This is about protecting the integrity of our politics, our democratic system and our electoral process", Ben Bradshaw said.
Landmark Ruling in Strasbourg as MPs Challenge UK Government over Failure to Investigate Russian Interference in Brexit 19/01/2023
‘Nothing less than the future of democracy is at stake’ says Caroline Lucas as a cross-party coalition and The Citizens win an unprecedented hearing over electoral safety and national security.
British citizens living in European nations believe they have had little or no representation since the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, according to a survey by University of Strathclyde researchers.
Ministers are facing a clash with opposition and Conservative MPs over their plans to scrap EU-era laws copied over to UK law after Brexit.
The MPs have joined a cross-party group calling on ministers to declare which Brussels-made rules will be removed from British statute books.
With Brexit, Britain returned from a codified and protected constitutional system, to an uncodified and unprotected one based on the sovereignty of Parliament.
Labour peer Baroness Hayter has claimed attempts by government to limit parliamentary scrutiny of the repeal of EU laws is "irresponsible and potentially dangerous", as the government prepares to review and scrap or recycle around 4,000 pieces of legislation by the end of this year.
The Speaker acknowledged that the political turmoil of the last year left Britain an international laughing stock.
John Cole explores the government's response to a petition calling for an enquiry into the impact of Brexit before it's debated in parliament.