Brexit: the past seven days
What’s been happening in the world of politics as the clock ticks on Brexit?
As the countdown continues to Brexit on March 29, here’s what been happening over the past week.
How many days to go: 91
What happened this week: Jeremy Corbyn wanted a recall of Parliament so MPs could vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Met Police chief Cressida Dick warned of the risk to public safety of a no-deal break.
What happens next: Ministers return to Westminster early from their Christmas break for a special Cabinet meeting on Wednesday to discuss no deal planning.
Good week: Voters. A weary public was largely spared another week of Brexit wrangling by their politicians as most finally piped down for the festive season.
Bad week: Business. Another seven days gone and firms looking to plan ahead were still none the wiser as to what to expect after March 29.
Quote of the week: “Ghastly. What I minded were those pictures of the way he was holding the Prime Minister. I did not like that. When I used to go to the EU for meetings, I often had a terrible cold to insist that I didn’t get enveloped in a bear hug” – Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd on European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.
Tweet of the week:
British politics for the next generation will divide into those who resisted Brexit, & those who promoted or appeased it. I will never fully trust or respect anyone who wasn’t in the resistance from the beginning— Andrew Adonis (@Andrew_Adonis) December 27, 2018
Word of the week: Brexmas.