Tag Archives: Theresa May


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)

He’s in so much trouble.

Jeremy Corbyn tells Commons he did not call May a ‘stupid woman’ – Politics live (The Guardian)

Rabelaisian, sauce-addled Jean Claude ‘Druncker’ Juncker, President of the European Commission, gets an earful from UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

He has some considerable previous, not least with Sabina that time.

What did you call me? You called me nebulous: Full heated Brexit exchange between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker deciphered by lip readers (Evening Standard)


Can we impeach this guy?

This afternoon.

Good to know, in fairness.

May could offer to stand down before election to win support in confidence vote – politics live (The Guardian)

From top: Theresa May; a tweet from Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator.

This afternoon.

Brexit vote deferred.

Tory backbenchers demanding the removal of the backstop.

Large popcorn and a Maxi Twist, please..

Nothing to see here.

Expecting Huge Defeat, Theresa May Has Delayed a Crucial Brexit Vote (Time)