Cometh the hour: MPs can take control tonight using Letwin-Benn amendment

Tonight we find out if MPs are prepared to lead us out this mess

The Letwin-Benn amendment is probably the last chance to wrestle control of this process from the dead hand of Downing Street

Event horizon: The European elections factor into all extension scenarios

Week in Review: Suddenly, we kind of know what's going on

We finally know the timetable and the rules of engagement. There are are now three weeks to save the country.

Theresa May's speech yesterday again refused to take any personal responsibility for the situation the country found itself in

Black Thursday: Britain humiliated on global stage as it begs EU for more time

After three years, the inevitable moment of humiliation and disgrace has finally arrived.

May seeks only short extension to Article 50, despite comments last week indicating the opposite

Article 50 bombshell: May's cowardice is driving us over the cliff edge

Prime minister's request for only a short extension makes no-deal more likely than ever.

Opinion Former Articles

"Pay and exploitative employment are the real problems faced in modern Britain"

Labour's plans for a real living wage would be life changing for many people

A minimum wage of £10 will lift millions of people out of poverty

"They refuse to acknowledge the problems working class people of this country face day in, day out"

Budget Tories out of touch once again

The government's incompetence has shifted attention away from the real issues at hand

Opinion Formers

  • "The qualifications and experience of the Ombudsman’s clinical adviser will also be made clear to those involved in a complaint"

    MDU welcomes pledge for increased consistency from Ombudsman

    Responding to today’s publication by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman of a review of how it uses clinical advice when investigating complaints, the MDU welcomed the announcement of a more consistent and clear approach to sharing the content of expert clinical advice with those complained about

  • "We encourage businesses to prioritise the timely payment of VAT"

    Guard against complacency on Making Tax Digital VAT payments

    It is just a little over a week until most VAT registered businesses will be required to start complying with the requirements of Making Tax Digital and the ATT and CIOT caution businesses that HMRC’s promised ‘light touch’ on penalties does not extend to the late payment of tax.


  • "General licences were introduced more than 25 years ago as a legal necessity to comply with European law"

    BASC responds to announcement of review of general licences in England

    BASC will offer its expertise to Natural England to ensure the outcome of a recently-announced review of the general licences for “pest” bird species in England is positive for conservation and wildlife management

  • "We are grateful that this research has been carried out."

    Criminals risk wrecking shooting, says BASC

    The UK's largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), has called for raptor persecution to stop, full stop, following the publication of a paper which presents a pattern of hen harrier persecution over grouse moors.

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