The most powerful person in Britain now holds keys to unlocking Brexit deadlock

Jo Swinson holds keys to unlocking Brexit

Well, what a week it has been. We have witnessed a political party elect a new leader and for that individual to become the most powerful person in the land. This person was the run-away favourite to win. So it should not have been a surprise to you when Jo Swinson CBE was announced as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. Within her first day in office, she said ten words which have propelled her into the most powerful individual in the country. Yet few people appear to have noticed it. She said: “I can work with Labour but not with Jeremy Corbyn.” This single sentence could change the face of British politics in just a few weeks – and, in the process, reverse Brexit. The reason for that …

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Delay to Brexit…or will it be never?

later or now sign

It’s Monday morning so it is time for my weekly “Brexit Update” about the goings-on in Westminster. So, Brexit is delayed. It will either be 12th April, 22nd May or never. Mrs May promised it would definitely happen on 29th March – a promise she made 108 times (according to the people who counted…!) But Mrs May’s future is in doubt (it always has been, of course). Apparently, there are people in the Cabinet plotting against her. It seems that MPs who have said her deal is the worst deal ever and have voted against it in record numbers are willing to accept the deal if someone else presents it to them. No, I don’t understand that either. This week we will have “indicative votes” – so presumably, other votes …

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