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Brexit: What The Hell Happens Now?

TLDR: It all continues to go brilliantly.

Alex Wickham • One day ago

Theresa May Will Reject Calls By Muslim Groups To Define Islamophobia As A Type Of Racism

Exclusive: BuzzFeed News has been briefed on plans to oppose the definition on free speech grounds.

Alex Wickham • 3 days ago

Change UK’s Top Donors Are Funding A Firm Behind Facial Recognition Software Used To Register EU Citizens

Exclusive: The facial recognition software has been compared to “border guards knocking on every door in the U.K. and forcing EU nationals to show documentation."

Alex Wickham • 4 days ago

The Brexit Party’s Most Senior Election Official Says Tommy Robinson Has Been “Persecuted” And Islamophobia Is “Made Up”

Nigel Farage distanced himself from his party's national election agent after BuzzFeed News uncovered the posts.

Alex Wickham • 5 days ago

Leaked Emails Reveal Labour’s Compliance Unit Took Months To Act Over Its Most Serious Anti-Semitism Cases

Exclusive: BuzzFeed News has obtained hundreds of internal emails that show the party failed to suspend members despite evidence of racism and took a year to launch a formal investigation into offensive comments from Ken Livingstone.

Alex Wickham • 7 days ago

I Know You've Heard This Before But The Next Few Weeks Could Be Pivotal For Brexit. Here's Why.

We've entered the stage that Number 10 aides and political journalists are embarrassingly calling the "death zone".

Alex Wickham • 11 days ago

Theresa May Believes She Can Now Do A Brexit Deal With Jeremy Corbyn

The government has offered Labour a customs arrangement and "dynamic alignment" on workers' rights, sources familiar with the talks told BuzzFeed News.

Alex Wickham • 14 days ago

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson Has Been Sacked Over The Huawei Leak

There is “compelling evidence” that Williamson was behind the story, a leak inquiry found, but he “strenuously” denies responsibility.

Alex Wickham • 17 days ago

Theresa May's Former Universities Minister Has Warned The Government Risks Being Seen As ‘Against Young People”

Proposals to raise university fees for EU students — revealed by BuzzFeed News — have caused a major Cabinet row.

Alex Wickham • 19 days ago

The Government Is Planning To Make EU Students Pay Higher Tuition Fees To Study At English Universities

Exclusive: Home fee status and financial support for EU nationals will be withdrawn as of 2021 in a new crackdown on foreign students by Theresa May.

Alex Wickham • 21 days ago

UKIP’s Star Candidate Has A Long History Of Using Racial Slurs Against Minorities In YouTube Videos

Carl Benjamin — the YouTuber known as Sargon of Akkad — has repeatedly used the n-word and anti-gay slurs, while also last year suggesting Jewish people are using the Holocaust to engage in identity politics.

Mark Di Stefano • 23 days ago

Tory Members Suspended For Anti-Muslim Bigotry Are Privately Being Told They Can Be Let Back In

Exclusive: Emails seen by BuzzFeed News reveal the previously opaque Tory disciplinary process, and raise questions over the party’s claims to have a “zero tolerance” policy on Islamophobia.

Alex Wickham • 24 days ago

Trump Is Going To The UK In June And People Are Promising Big Protests

Campaign groups are already planning mass protests on the streets of Central London.

Alex Wickham • 25 days ago

A YouTuber Standing As A UKIP Candidate Invited Supporters To A Gaming Community That Has Chatrooms Filled With White Supremacist And Anti-Semitic Content

Sargon of Akkad – one of UKIP’s candidates for the European elections – invited supporters to join a Discord server from a video on his YouTube channel last week.

Mark Di Stefano • One month ago

Tory MPs Had A Plan To Get Rid Of Theresa May And Deliver Brexit. Now They’re Freaking Out.

“It is now clear that MPs would vote to revoke rather than allow no deal, and that the government is seriously considering a vote on a second referendum,” one Tory MP told BuzzFeed News.

Alex Wickham • One month ago

Government Housing Tsar Roger Scruton Has Been Sacked For His Comments About Muslims

The Conservative writer and philosopher said in an interview with the New Statesman that there had been a "sudden invasion of huge tribes of Muslims from the Middle East".

Alex Wickham • One month ago

Anti-Muslim Tory Members On Facebook Are Telling One Another To Stop Sajid Javid From Becoming Prime Minister

BuzzFeed News has presented Conservative HQ with a list of another 20 people who claim to be Tory members and have made Islamophobic comments.

Alex Wickham • One month ago

Theresa May And Jeremy Corbyn Could Give Scotland, Wales, And Northern Ireland A Veto On Future Changes To A Brexit Deal

The plan would place a significant hurdle on a Brexit-supporting future prime minister to rip up a customs union deal.

Alex Wickham • One month ago

Parliament Has Again Failed To Agree On Any Alternatives To Theresa May’s Brexit Plan

After MPs rejected all the alternative proposals for the second time in a week, a leading Conservative MP announced he was quitting the party because it “refuses to compromise”.

Alex Spence • One month ago

Theresa May Is Planning To Bring Her Brexit Deal Back Again And Threatening An Election If It Fails

A senior government source insisted to BuzzFeed News: “The deal is not dead”.

Alex Wickham • One month ago