May, EU live in interesting times: Brexit
After a simmering hiatus punctuated by cross party talks and local elections Brexit is once more bubbling to the surface in Britain as was clear in parliament yesterday. Prime Minister Theresa may doesn't exactly enjoy the full support of her party lost confidence in the prime minister. I'm wishing to resign before the European elections. Mrs may not for the first time blamed parliament for the quagmire of Brexit delays. This is a government that wants to deliver Brexit and has been working to deliver Brexit silently, so far so far. The house of Commons is not found a majority to do that today. She'll meet a group of parliamentarians from her conservative party called the nineteen twenty two committee on the docket, Mrs Maes political future, and she wants to get parliament to approve tweet legislation on her plan for leaving the European Union. So having already failed three times to get her withdrawal agreement through the Coleman's. She's comeback with four point zero and mckelvey is one of our most dedicated followers of Brexit. And she wants to bring that back in the week beginning, the third of June. But at the same time, she doesn't have much new to put in bills, so MP's are asking themselves. Why should I vote any differently if you didn't like it, the first three times here comes serving number four among the senior Tory? Impeach that she'll be speaking with today. What's the mood? I've speaking to a number of conservatives this week, both at the cabinet level where. The official messages. Yes, she is on her way out. But let's not waste this good crisis. Let's get this Brexit deal through if they're so minded, and just get something done so that we're not left looking like we hit a complete waste of time. Prime minister if you go to senior backbench conservatives and you sit around to the tea rooms, buzz inside the Commons around the Coleman's you hear a lot of people saying that's not good enough. We need to know with more clarity with ones out there in the front line and all constituencies. We need a clear date. And crucially Brady who is head of the nineteen twenty two committee, so called the most influential backbenches has switched from basically allowing the prime minister a bit more of a timeline to messaging, very strongly that he wants clarity on when she intends to go. You mentioned this nineteen twenty two committee who were they what, what power do they wield. And what can she expect when she meets them today, they can make or break a conservative leader Florence by insisting on a vote of no? Confidence. They've already had one of those intrigues, a she survived it hugely convincingly, but she did. So that's off the cards for a while the problem with the meeting again. And again, in this particularly for straighted frame of mind is, they're all some people are calling to change the rule book. So they'd have another go getting rid of her will the hope had been that something might emerge from these talks with Jeremy Corbyn? Labour leader. What's that, not being the case? What are what are his thoughts, do you think what are calculations? Well, I'm giving you a bit of an eye roll not well. And there are some people who believed in, in these talks with not that many because if you think about it from the position of two parties, one of which the labor party under Jeremy Corbyn, an insurgent, hard, left leader of the party really wants an election. He wants to bring down the conservative government. So his motivation is really to show that he was prepared to help and was rebuffed and blame the conservatives, the conservative reason for holding them was really well to fill in the gap. All these weeks, we haven't been talking so much about it. It meant that something was going on. And the government could say it was trying to reach out across the divide of new criticism of Theresa May. But I think if you look at the motivations of these two leaders, there's not much that's going to get them to the church on time. British voters seemed to have responded to that in recent local elections both of the major parties got thumped, as anybody sort of arisen to kind of take the place of these parties. I've been on the road looking at areas of the conservatives need to win seats back Kent, not so far outside London much more mix of Brexit and remain than than London itself, if you look at the big county like it's a funny makes you now of district's which liberal Democrat that green independent, we once had Regine blue, we now have all sorts of colors of the rainbow. And the two main parties also look set to do badly in a curious election next week because Brexit is delayed. Brits must vote for new members of the European parliament, even though they're to be out of the European Union by the end of October. And perversely it's an anti EU political group that's been one of the hardest. Campaigners? Nigel. Faraj. It was a rally of the new Brexit party in Pontefract, which is near Pontefract, which is an old mining town in West Yorkshire. There is strong labor. John Peet is Brexit editor, but the Brexit party is attracting a lot of support from people who voted leave. It was an area that rated very heavily for leave and Nigel Farraj, and some of his fellow candidates are the Brexit party were wearing the supporters.