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Day: July 20, 2019

Queen dragged into Brexit crisis
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Queen dragged into Brexit crisis

  Senior Conservative MPs are reportedly plotting to ask the Queen to travel to Brussels and request a Brexit extension. Under the plan, the Queen would be enlisted to prevent a no-deal Brexit. It is the latest attempt by British politicians to involve the monarch in Britain's Brexit crisis. However, constitutional experts say it would be extraordinary to involve the Queen in this way. Constitutional expert Dr Ruth Fox told Business Insider "The idea that [the Queen] should be brought into the heart of the political maelstrom around Brexit because the MPs themselves cannot resolve this situation politically within the House would be ridiculous." It was reported this week that senior Conservatives who oppose a no-deal Brexit are so concerned the next prime m...
Labour MP quits intolerant party
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Labour MP quits intolerant party

    Labour MP Gloria De Piero has announced she will not stand at the next general election as she criticised the party’s lack of tolerance. The shadow justice minister has spent more than nine years representing the Ashfield constituency but told local members that she did not know if she could give them the commitment you deserve for what could be a further eight years. In comments carried on her website, the MP said a lack of tolerance for different viewpoints in the Labour Party frankly worries me. We have to have respect for each other, even if we disagree, because we are all part of this party, she added. This party is about a set of values not any individual and we would all do well to remember that. And while I’m at it, and it doesn’t happen in Ashfield, but ...