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.
“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.
The Brexit Party's MO is "principle heavy, policy light", a spokesperson said.
Theresa May had requested an extension until June, but at a summit in Brussels the leaders rejected both that and a longer delay to the end of the year many had argued for.
The French president also wants checkpoints every three months to ensure the UK is not disrupting EU business, according to European diplomats privately briefed on his thinking.
A draft memo prepared ahead of this week’s EU summit says the UK would be held to enhanced “sincere cooperation” terms in the event of a 9- or 12-month extension.
Several EU governments have doubts about a long extension too, according to a diplomatic note of an EU27 ambassadors meeting seen by BuzzFeed News.
The move means Britain could have to participate in elections to the European Parliament.
The UK Might Have To Withdraw Troops From A Military Operation In Bosnia In The Event Of A No-Deal Brexit
Command of the operation has already been transferred to a French lieutenant general.
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.
EU Leaders Are Unlikely To Allow A Short Extension If British MPs Don’t Approve The Brexit Deal By Next Week
In the event of a long extension, negotiations would likely be frozen until the end of the year, giving the UK's bitterly divided parliament time to approve the withdrawal agreement.
"I've always been clear that we could make a success of no deal in the long term, but leaving with a deal is the best solution," May said.
Britain's Future and We Are the 52% have spent heavily on Facebook ads. Now senior MP Damian Collins has told BuzzFeed News that a new subcommittee investigating disinformation will look into their activity.
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”.
Hard Brexit, Dark Money: Links Between These Secretive Campaigns Raise New Questions For Facebook About Political Ads
We Are The 52% has spent more on Facebook ads recently than the Labour Party, while saying almost nothing about its origins or donors. MPs say it’s another example of why the social media giant's transparency measures don't work.
In which a Tory MP votes to remain, becomes a Brexiteer, votes against the deal, votes for the deal, suggests he doesn't back the deal, and then votes for it again.
A senior government source insisted to BuzzFeed News: “The deal is not dead”.
On the day that Britain had initially been scheduled to leave the European Union, the deal was voted down by 58 votes, deepening Britain's political crisis.
BuzzFeed News has seen a diplomatic note of an EU27 ambassadors meeting on Thursday that states that the UK’s remaining options are no-deal or a long delay to Brexit.
The prime minister’s promise to stand aside if her Brexit deal passes will bring an end to one of the shortest and most turbulent premierships in modern British history.
May told Conservative MPs: "I am prepared to leave this job earlier than I intended in order to do what is right for our country and our party."
MPs will be holding a series of "indicative votes" this week to see if they can find a new Brexit plan. But which option are you?
This number needs to come down significantly this week if there is any hope of getting the deal over the line.
MPs Will Vote On Alternative Brexit Plans On Wednesday — But Theresa May Says She Won’t Be Bound By The Result
Parliament will now consider alternative options that could include no-deal, a second referendum, a softer Brexit and cancelling the whole thing.
Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of London on Saturday to demand a say before the Brexit deal is finalised.
Cabinet Ministers Are Plotting To Oust Theresa May As Even Her Fed-Up Whips Say Her Brexit Deal Is Doomed
BuzzFeed News can reveal explosive details of an extraordinary showdown between the prime minister and her whips office. “It was like the Murder on the Orient Express.”
In which Britain slips in a dog turd and then falls down a flight of stairs towards the finish line.
Article 50 can be extended until May 22 but only if MPs approve the deal. If they don't, the UK has until April 12 to come up with a plan or crash out without a deal.
"May’s rhetoric was something straight out of the Breitbart playbook," one MP told BuzzFeed News.
A leaked European Commission memo seen by BuzzFeed News also cast doubts on May's plan for an Article 50 extension until June 30.
Bercow's decision, based on a 415-year-old precedent, sets up a major constitutional clash between Parliament and the government. A new, "fundamentally different" deal would have to be negotiated for another vote to be allowed, the speaker said.
May was told in direct terms by several MPs in one-on-one phone calls on Sunday that she should make a pact to resign as prime minister to get her deal through.
The government hopes Labour MPs will help Theresa May to get her deal through eventually, but Labour MPs in Leave-voting constituencies told BuzzFeed News they won't be backing it.
A Group Of Hardline Brexiteer MPs Is Threatening To Side With Jeremy Corbyn And Bring Down Theresa May's Government
Some Eurosceptic Tory rebels are willing to climb down and vote for May's Brexit deal on the condition she stands down in the summer. Other hardliners want to oust her sooner.
The prime minister suffered two more humiliating defeats in the House of Commons, but no-deal remains the legal default option until Parliament backs an alternative.
“He’s been colder than cold on this in any case, and is rowing back furiously."
The EU Is Telling European Leaders There Are Only Three Reasons They Should Allow Brexit To Be Delayed
BuzzFeed News has seen a memo laying out the thinking at the highest level of the European Commission, and interviewed multiple officials and diplomats about extending Article 50.
Including that time the former Brexit secretary said the deal needed a "stake" through its heart.
MPs voted 391-242 against the prime minister's new deal, a margin of 149.
EU Officials Say Theresa May Will Lose Credibility If She Asks MPs To Vote On Ideas The EU Has Already Rejected
“[May] will lose more credibility by playing this game,” an EU27 leader told BuzzFeed News.
Downing Street has discussed making a "unilateral statement" that the UK won't be kept in the backstop against its will.
Britain's Future Stopped, Then Restarted Its Massive Facebook Ad Campaign Just Before A Key Brexit Vote
UPDATE: Following a BuzzFeed News investigation into Britain's biggest political advertising campaign on Facebook, Britain's Future recommenced targeted ads on Monday afternoon.
A Mysterious Hard Brexit Group Run By A Young Tory Writer Is Now Britain’s Biggest Spending Political Campaign On Facebook
Tim Dawson is the only person publicly associated with Britain's Future. The group has spent almost £350,000 on Facebook since November, raising questions over the influence of "dark money" at a crucial point in the Brexit process.
The UK is trying to find a “legal solution to a political problem,” according to an EU27 diplomatic note seen by BuzzFeed News.
“I am really uncertain about what will happen,” said one language student who is unsure whether her year abroad will go ahead.
Allies of the PM conceded to BuzzFeed News that Geoffrey Cox may not be able to secure changes to the backstop that will convince MPs to vote for the deal.
The prime minister informed the European Council president last Sunday, according to an EU27 diplomatic note seen by BuzzFeed News.