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If UK govt can bring Brexit deal back for vote before March 12 it will do so – Leadsom

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Conservative Party’s leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) – If the government can bring a revised Brexit deal back to parliament for its approval before March 12 it will do so, the leader of the House…

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Britain’s Labour Party leader backs Brexit referendum

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party will back a new referendum on Brexit after parliament defeated its alternative plan for leaving the European Union, its eurosceptic leader Jeremy Corbyn said, softening his reservations about a second popular vote. FILE PHOTO: Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, pauses as he gives a speech days…

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Chuka Umunna made Independent Group spokesman

Image copyright EPA Former Labour MP Chuka Umunna has been named as the spokesman for the new Independent Group of MPs.The Streatham MP is one of eight former Labour members to join the breakaway group, alongside three Conservatives.Ex-Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston has been assigned responsibility for “new colleagues”. Mr Umunna said the group would “draw…

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Brexit plan to increase vet inspectors

Image copyright Getty Images The Irish government is advertising a 4m euro (£3.4m) contract to recruit vets to carry out animal inspections in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Northern Ireland has already recruited additional vets and says further appointments are planned.It remains unclear whether any checks could take place at the Irish border.But EU law…