The Day Today

"The Day Today" - 20th March 2019

  • PM May will formally seek a “short delay” to Article 50 from EU this week
  • ITV: pro-Brexit Cabinet ministers and Tory MPs demand PM May rule out any long extension and call her in front of 1922 cmmt
  • HuffPost: DUP will not back any Brexit deal unless they know it will pass Parliament
  • BBC: EU officials are hardening their support for a hard extension date of May 22
  • Ireland Foreign Min Coveney: “people would be very foolish to assume that this is just some kind of political game and that an extension will automatic”

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"The Day Today" - 19th March 2019

  • UK Speaker of the House tells Govt he will not allow a Meaningful Vote 3 unless there is “substantial changes” to it
  • Sun: PM May is writing to EU Tusk to ask for an extension of 9 to 12 months
  • Guardian: DUP officials think it is unlikely they will change to back PM May’s deal before the EU Council this week
  • ECB De Guidos: Inflation and growth in the euro zone are continuing to slow this year but they are set to rebound
  • Germany Chlr Merkel: “I believe or I hope –

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"The Day Today" - 15th March 2019

  • TERRORIST ATTACK IN NEW ZEALAND LEAVES UP TO 40 DEAD
  • MPs agree for the UK to seek delay of Article 50 until at least 30 June
  • PM May confirms she will bring back her Withdrawal Agreement before March 30 for the third time
  • Telegraph: hardline Brexiteers and the DUP remain unconvinced that new legal advice would allow the UK to exit the backstop under the Vienna Convention
  • Buzzfeed: a group of 20 pro-Brexit MPs plan to vote down the Govt if Labour brought a vote of confidence
  • Four Labour Shadow ministers and 2 other junior positions resign their positions to vote in favour of a second referendum
  • Times: EU officials are open to a longer extension on the condition of a second referendum
  • EU Tusk: “I will appeal to the EU27 to be open to a long extension if the UK finds it necessary”

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