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Theresa Rave.

‘Just squeeze her hand to get raving!’

The second toy designed by Ireland-based Give A Giggle, which sold almost 10,000 teddy bears of President Higgins last Christmas.

Dara O’Neill at Give A Giggle writes:

With the Prime Minister set to resign, or so she says, the most successful policy of her tenure has been commemorated. Her policy to boogie.

Theresa Rave, a collectible – and, yes, slightly weird – doll, sings and dances at the press of her hand, and is available to order [at link below]

The cuddly Theresa is priced at £25. For every sale, 5% of revenue will be donated to the NHS. That’s a NHS cash promise that will be kept….

Theresa Rave

This afternoon.

British MPs reject May’s Withdrawal Agreement from EU (RTÉ)

European Council president Donald Tusk speaking at a press conference in Brussels today.

It follows the EU last night agreeing to postpone Brexit until May 22 – as long as MPs in Westminster approve British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal next week.

If MPs don’t approve her deal, Britain will leave on April 12.

Ms May had sought an extension until June 30.

‘Hope dies last’ – Europe reflects on Brexit shambles after Brussels summit (The Irish Times)

Previously: Tusk Tusk

This afternoon.

British PM Theresa May’s letter to the president of the European Council Donald Tusk in which she asks that the Brexit process can be delayed until June 30, 2019.

Britain was scheduled to leave on March 29, 2019.

Via Faisal Islam

Theresa May is seeking a short Brexit delay – what happens next? (The Guardian)

Yesterday: He Is Among Us


May to bring twice-defeated deal back to parliament (RTE)


Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin.

Pic: Maxwells


Cartoon in today’s The Times Ireland edition by Harry Burton

Tonight in Dublin Mr Varadkar will meet Mrs May, whose government relies on the support of the DUP.

Ahead of her meeting with the Taoiseach over dinner, Britain’s Attorney General Geoffrey Cox will hold talks in Dublin with his Irish counterpart, Séamus Woulfe.

Mr Cox has been leading work within Whitehall on providing either a time limit on the backstop or giving the UK an exit mechanism from it.

Both proposals have received a dusty response from Dublin, which insists the backstop cannot be time limited if it is to provide an effective “insurance policy” against the return of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

Brexit on agenda as Varadkar meets NI parties and Theresa May (RTÉ)


Steady on, McDreamy.


This morning.

Brussels, Belgium.

UK Prime Minister meets European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker a day after European Council President Donald Tusk said there is a “special place in Hell” for Brexiteers “without a plan”.

In their joint statement following talks in Brussels, Mrs May and Mr Juncker said: “The prime minister described the context in the UK Parliament, and the motivation behind last week’s vote in the House of Commons seeking a legally-binding change to the terms of the backstop.

“She raised various options for dealing with these concerns in the context of the Withdrawal Agreement in line with her commitments to the Parliament.”
Media captionDonald Tusk: “Special place in hell” for those without Brexit plan

Mr Juncker “underlined that the EU27 will not reopen the Withdrawal Agreement” but “expressed his openness” to amending the future relationship to be “more ambitious in terms of content and speed”.

Mrs May is now meeting European Parliament President Antonio Tajani and the Parliament’s Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt.

Brexit: May and Juncker talks ‘robust but constructive’ (BBC)

Yesterday: A Special Place In Hell

Pics: Getty


British Prime Minister Theresa May in the House of Commons tonight


Brexit: MPs reject move to delay departure date (BBC)

Earlier: ‘The Damage Is Already Done’

More as we get it.

Brexit vote LIVE (The Guardian)



Thanks Ted

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May takes her first Prime Minister’s Questions of 2019 ahead of MPs voting on her Brexit proposal next Tuesday.

PMQs: Theresa May faces Jeremy Corbyn on first day of Brexit debate – Politics live (The Guardian)

Commons to get vote on extending Brexit transition if no trade deal by 2020, says May (RTÉ News)