BuzzFeed News has seen an internal email revealing UK concerns that remote talks will not happen because relevant EU staff are working from home.
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Britain Has Left The EU, And The Moment It Became Official Looked Dramatically Different Across The Country
The end of a 47-year relationship.
Boris Johnson said Brexit heralds “the dawn of a new era”. Donald Tusk tweeted: "My dear British friends. We were, we are, and we will always be a Community. And no brexit will ever change that. 🇪🇺❤️🇬🇧".
It's Brexit Day, So Here's A Quiz For People Who Haven't Been Paying Attention But Want To Catch Up On Some Of The Details
I'd like to dedicate this one to Danny Dyer.
May will receive a £190,000 “signing bonus” after agreeing a deal with the Washington Speakers Bureau agency last month.
After months of trying to get through Parliament, the agreement sailed through on the back of Boris Johnson's crushing general election win.
A Top Boris Johnson Aide Says The UK Will Have A “Special Relationship” With Viktor Orbán’s Hungary After Brexit
Tim Montgomerie praised the "interesting early thinking on the limits of liberalism" by Hungary's authoritarian government at an event hosted by a right-wing think tank.
Yes, we know there's been a lot of politics recently, but unfortunately, you're going to have to pay attention for a little bit longer.
The Conservatives’ election victory last week ensured that the withdrawal agreement bill sailed through the House of Commons at its second reading.
A Labour frontbencher was secretly recorded this week saying the party was struggling in the heartlands; candidates and voters told BuzzFeed News he was right.
Three women Labour candidates who backed a second referendum while representing leave constituencies tell BuzzFeed News they've faced abuse and a potential hit at the ballot box — but won't back down.
Trump Said He Wants "Nothing To Do" With The NHS, 6 Months After Saying It Was "On The Table" For Trade Talks
"If you handed it to us on a silver platter, we would want nothing to do with it," the president insisted.
"The failure to stand would, to my mind, have meant that I allowed something that I believe to be very, very bad to happen," said David Gauke.
Questions remain about how 450 pages of unredacted government papers covering the NHS and food standards were posted to Reddit five weeks ago.
With her Liberal Democrat party sliding in the polls, and after a mauling from a hostile TV audience, can Swinson claw back support in the last three weeks?
Labour had argued the slogan "does the Tories’ work for them" because it focussed attention away from other key issues such as the NHS or public services.
These Emails Show John Bercow Cancelled An Interview After The BBC Refused To Give A Written Promise He Wouldn’t Be Asked About Bullying
In emails seen by BuzzFeed News, Bercow’s agent told producers the former speaker had “good reasons” for the condition.
A New Class Of Angry Partisan Facebook Pages Are Dominating The Online War In The British General Election
While parties bombard voters with targeted ads, a bigger digital war is being fought under the radar between populist Brexiteer and Corbynite pages with massive audiences.
This ultra-marginal seat reveals how the Remain vote is splitting apart due to tensions between Labour and the Liberal Democrats — while the Brexit vote becomes more united.
Boris Johnson's team remain relaxed and think they are on course for a small majority on Dec. 12. But privately, some are starting to get jittery.
Boris Johnson Said Northern Ireland Was Getting A Great Brexit Deal But His Struggle To Explain Why Was ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
“Actually Northern Ireland has got a great deal. You keep free movement, you keep access to the single market.”
"I thought the point of the Remain Alliance was to defeat Brexit MPs and it seems really odd to me," one Labour candidate told BuzzFeed News.
Whipping up the crowds, pumping music, jabs at the media, slick camerawork — it was all about the people versus the establishment.
Behind the scenes — away from the toxic atmosphere of Parliament — MPs recall the meaningful, positive impact they've had on people's lives.
An Intelligence Report Will Say UK Spy Agencies Found No Evidence Of Russian State Interference In The Outcome Of The Brexit Referendum
Downing Street is under pressure to publish the report by Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee on Russian threats to the UK before the election.
MPs finally granted Boris Johnson an election at his fourth time of asking, after they failed to find another way through the Brexit impasse.
These Are All The “Dear Donald” Letters Theresa May And Boris Johnson Sent Tusk Since The Brexit Referendum
"XOXO, the UK prime minister."
A Leaked Report Revealed People’s Vote Was Told It Needed A “Clean Slate” Of Key Staffers To End A “Culture Of Mistrust”
The analysis, commissioned by the campaign, criticised its leadership and strategy and called for proper processes to deal with cronyism, bullying, and harassment.
Banging the drum for "Global Britain"...and her own personal social media brand.
The prime minister will allow MPs another chance to pass his Brexit deal if they back his motion for an election to be tabled on Monday.
Boris Johnson Raised The Issue Of Northern Ireland Export Forms With Jean-Claude Juncker And Then Agreed To Them
The prime minister was fully aware that the issue of export forms would be problematic back home, but signed off on it anyway in order to secure the agreement with the EU.
Terminological inexactitudes in action.
The prime minister's chief aide Dominic Cummings is behind the renewed drive for an election, but other senior aides, cabinet ministers, and Tory MPs are opposed.
The prime minister's attempt to ram legislation through Parliament in time to take the UK out of the EU by Oct. 31 has failed.
Downing Street has been divided over what to do if Parliament tries to add a customs union to the deal the prime minister struck with the EU: Accept it and deliver Brexit, or delay and go for an election.
Right. OK. Right. So you’ve come back to find out what the hell is happening with Brexit, have you?
Ahead of a crunch amendment that could sink Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, several MPs told BuzzFeed News they are switching to vote in his favour.
Conservative MPs and advisers have begun a 24-hour make-or-break horsetrading mission with Labour MPs, Eurosceptic rebels, and former Tory Remainers.
Following a discussion between EU leaders, a senior European government official told BuzzFeed News: "The feeling is that an extension would, if requested, be given".
MPs will vote on the new EU withdrawal agreement on Saturday. BuzzFeed News is keeping a rolling list of past rebels who are switching to back Johnson's deal.
It's now over to Parliament on Saturday to decide whether to back the agreement.
One source said that the DUP’s 10 Westminster MPs were split 7 to 3 in favour of backing a deal, with the party's deputy leader Nigel Dodds holding out against.
Ministers Have Repeatedly Refused To Reveal The Legal Basis For Boris Johnson’s Secret Plan To Track User Data
Different departments have given contradictory reasons for withholding the legal basis for a huge data-tracking exercise on the government's website.
The possibility of Murdoch changing direction remains a liberal fantasy, but he is navigating deep political divides inside his own empire.
The EU Thinks A Brexit Deal Is Unlikely This Week But Leaders Could Agree To Hold Another Summit Before Oct. 31
A diplomatic memo says a text on customs arrangements probably won’t be ready in time for this week’s European Council meeting.
Number 10 is worried talks with the EU could break down on Wednesday and believes that, even if a deal can be struck, the PM may still have to extend beyond October 31.
Amber Rudd, Philip Hammond, And David Gauke Are In Talks To Lead A New Political Grouping At The Next Election
One person with knowledge of the conversations described the group as a party in all but name.
Brexit Protests Could Put A Huge Strain On Police Officers During One Of The Busiest Nights Of Their Year
“Whoever decided on the 31st as a good day to leave [the EU] clearly has no idea of the concept of policing whatsoever."
As talks with Brussels appeared close to breakdown, BuzzFeed News can reveal details of a “parallel government” being run out of Number 10 by Johnson’s longstanding adviser Eddie Lister.
Because Brexit doesn't mean you can't look good.
Disclaimer: Even if the prime minister has the numbers in the Commons, it means nothing unless the EU agree to his plans.
The UK’s Chief Brexit Negotiator Has Admitted Boris Johnson’s Brexit Plan Could Have A Problem: Smuggling Across The Irish Border
Exclusive: BuzzFeed News has learned that David Frost has recognised that Boris Johnson's Brexit plan "only works for those who want to comply".
A Leaked Tory Memo Ordered MPs To Call The EU "Crazy" If It Rejects Boris Johnson's Brexit Proposals
BuzzFeed News has seen a special "lines to take" email from the prime minister's aides that shows how the government is planning to blame Brussels if talks break down.
WARNING: There is quite a lot going on here.
The money is supposed to help Bristol port get “ready for Brexit”. But the port's owners — who donated £25,000 to Johnson's leadership campaign — previously already declared themselves “Brexit ready”.
Ministers and senior advisers have split into three groups: October 31ers, delayers, and pragmatists. “When it comes to the crunch, is he in group one or group three?” one minister said.
"It may prove to be the case that if we stand in the middle of the road then we get run over," said one MP.
Boris Johnson Heads To Tory Conference With His Brexit Policy "Melting Down Like A Scene From 'Chernobyl'"
A prominent Tory MP compared the PM's strategy to HBO's miniseries about the nuclear disaster, with Dominic Cummings playing the bad-tempered chief engineer blamed for the meltdown.
Berlin is still hoping Boris Johnson will send concrete proposals soon.
Nigel Farage's party adopted an unusual structure to keep out supporters of the BNP and EDL, according to an email disclosed by the Electoral Commission.
The prime minister has provoked fury from opposition MPs and upset some of his own Conservative supporters, but government sources told BuzzFeed News he should ignore the calls to apologise.
Female MPs Accused Boris Johnson Of Putting Their Lives In Danger After A Furious Brexit Debate In Parliament
BuzzFeed News spoke to several MPs who accused Johnson of "inciting violence" and using "the language of fascism".
Cabinet Ministers Are Privately Threatening A Radical Overhaul Of The Courts After The Supreme Court Brexit Judgment
Publicly, ministers are saying they respect the decision of the judges. Behind the scenes, they are threatening politically appointed judges, a written constitution, and the scrapping of the Human Rights Act.
Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer told BuzzFeed News the party would use a humble address motion to secure the advice if the attorney general refuses to release it.
Will Boris Johnson fly home to face the music — and what will it look like when he does?
The judgment is the most constitutionally significant in recent history — and a massive blow to the authority of the prime minister.
The National Crime Agency said it hadn't found any evidence that businessman Arron Banks wasn't the true source of donations around the 2016 Brexit referendum.
To the dismay of trade unions like Unison, delegates backed a motion for a second referendum and to postpone a decision on picking a side until after a general election.
The party's conference will vote on two contradictory motions — one backing Jeremy Corbyn's "neutral" position, the other backing staying in the EU.
Boris Johnson's Choice: Shift For A Brexit Deal Or “Go Straight Through” The Rebel Law Blocking No-Deal
If a deal can be done, Downing Street has a plan for inducements and political pressure to win over rebel MPs. If there’s no deal, it wants to ensure the EU does not offer an extension.
A diplomatic note seen by BuzzFeed News reveals that European officials believe documents sent by the PM contain only "concepts" that are "not detailed".
The text sets out some of the UK’s initial thoughts on how to solve the so-called backstop issue, sources told BuzzFeed News.
Michael Gove’s No-Deal Committee Has Rejected A Liz Truss Plan To Give Businesses £1,500 “Brexit Vouchers”
A Cabinet row has broken out after the international trade secretary’s proposal became one of the few to be knocked back by Gove’s committee overseeing no-deal planning.
“The Russians might be breathing down our necks. Not just flying sorties over the UK once a month — we may feel like we needed that security,” Tom Brake, the party’s Brexit spokesperson, told BuzzFeed News.
People Are Trapped In Marriages Because The Divorce Bill Was Dropped After Boris Johnson Suspended Parliament
BuzzFeed News spoke to one man in his seventies who is unable to marry the woman he loves. “Who knows how long we’ve got,” he said.
Boris Johnson Secretly Asked For A Massive Amount Of User Data To Be Tracked. Dominic Cummings Said It’s “TOP PRIORITY”.
Leaked documents show the prime minister’s chief adviser emailed senior officials instructing them: “We must get this stuff finalised ASAP.”
Theresa May Is Accused Of Putting “Mates Over Morals” After Knighting A Cricketer Convicted Of Assault
MPs criticised the former PM after Geoffrey Boycott said he “couldn’t give a toss” about criticism from domestic abuse charities over his conviction for beating his girlfriend.
"I couldn't give a flying flamingo."
The prime minister lost his sixth vote in a row as MPs rejected an October election and demanded his senior aides release their private Brexit WhatsApp messages.
His departure will take place on the day Britain is due to leave the European Union.
Two Conservative MPs backed the prime minister to ignore new legislation blocking no-deal. The justice secretary had to warn them the government "observes the rule of law at all times".
Another former cabinet minister, Philip Hammond, announced his intention to take legal advice against the government shortly after.
In which Boris Johnson loses a bunch of votes, falls out with his brother, upsets the police, overpays for a fish, and calls Jeremy Corbyn a chicken.
British Journalists Will Try "Chlorinated Chicken" On A Press Tour Of American Farms Paid For By The US Government
The US government wants to influence the way British media portrays American meat products, BuzzFeed News has learned.
We’re in the endgame now. Or maybe we’re not.
Boris Johnson Told Donald Tusk At The G7 That The UK Would Provide Brexit Proposals “Next Week.” It Didn’t.
An EU diplomatic note seen by BuzzFeed News said that the UK has yet to put forward any concrete proposals and ideas.
“I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest,” Jo Johnson said.
Jeremy Corbyn said he would only back an election once legislation blocking a no-deal Brexit had become law.
Everything you need to know about the latest circle of political hell.
“I don’t see Dr Phillip Lee as a liberal,” one told BuzzFeed News.
Everything you need to know ahead of the Brexit endgame this week.
These are the names that will be crucial in the Brexit endgame this week.
Read The Transcript Of Political Journalists Asking The Prime Minister’s Spokesperson About The New Dog
What political crisis? There’s a good boy over there!
A Leaked Motion From Rebel MPs To Block A No-Deal Brexit Reveals They Plan To Push The New Law Through In Just A Few Hours
BuzzFeed News has been leaked a draft of the motion drawn up by Oliver Letwin, Dominic Grieve, and Keir Starmer to force the prime minister to the EU to ask for a Brexit extension if he doesn’t have a deal before Oct. 31.
The flagship legislation is hanging in the balance after Johnson announced the suspension of Parliament.
Number 10 is considering disrupting a “time bomb” Northern Ireland debate, creating new bank holidays, filibustering Parliament, and having the prime minister refuse to resign if he loses a vote of no confidence.
MPs will not sit for around five weeks in September and October as the Brexit deadline looms. The Commons speaker said it was a "constitutional outrage".