For the sake of the UK send Boris to the long grass – Owen Jones Guardian columnist

Brexit is the most important point in our postwar history, and our foreign secretary commands no respect in Europe. Enough is enough Please, Theresa May, for the sake of our country’s future, sack Boris Johnson. His continued presence as foreign secretary is a national humiliation. The influence of a leftwing Guardian columnist over the prime …

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No ‘constructive ambiguity’. Labour will avoid Brexit cliff edge for UK economy by Keir Starmer

We need a transitional Brexit deal that provides maximum certainty and stability. Labour will deliver it. If we are to deliver a deal that protects jobs and the economy, we must be clear about the hard choices that need to be made.Constructive ambiguity – David Davis’s description of the government’s approach – can only take …

Ex-legal chief attacks Theresa May’s ‘foolish’ claim on European court of justice by Jamie Doward of The Guardian

Theresa May’s Brexit strategy has been thrown into new doubt as a former head of the government’s legal services ridicules the prime minister’s claim that the UK can break free of all European laws while continuing to reap the economic benefits of the EU’s single market.Sir Paul Jenkins, who was the government’s most senior legal …

Home Office used charity data map to deport rough sleepers – Mark Townsend of The Guardian

The Home Office secretly acquired sensitive data, showing the nationality of people sleeping rough on the streets, in order to remove them from Britain, the Observer can reveal.A chain of emails sent by senior Home Office immigration officials show how they used information that was designed to protect rough sleepers to target vulnerable individuals for …

Labour sets out its stall as party of ‘soft Brexit’ in single market policy shift by Rachel Roberts The Independent

Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, has attempted to position Labour as the party of "soft Brexit" AFP/GettyLabour is to announce it supports continued membership of the single market when the UK leaves the EU in a major policy shift over Brexit.Tomorrow will see the party set out its stall as the party of “soft …

UK Supreme Court judge insists government must provide legal

President of the UK’s Supreme Court, David Neuberger, says the government needs to spell out how British courts should interpret rulings from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit.Currently Britain must abide by ECJ judgments but Prime Minister, Theresa May’s government has said that Britain will leave its jurisdiction after Brexit.Britain has begun the …

UK criminal check plan for EU citizens is sticking point in Brexit talks

British demands to carry out criminal records checks on every EU citizen seeking "settled status" in the U.K. after Brexit have proved a major sticking point in talks with Brussels, according to individuals familiar with the negotiations. | Juan Mabromata/AFP via Getty ImagesUK criminal check plan for EU citizens is sticking point in Brexit talksBrussels …

Bexit, Yes Prime Minister 

An office. There is a knock on the door. Sir Humphrey Come in. Minister I’m told I can find the new permanent secretary of the new Brexit ministry in here. Sir Humphrey Indeed you can. Sir Humphrey Appleby at your service. Minister I’m the new minister. Sir Humphrey Which one? Minister Which one? Sir Humphrey …

Small print of repeal bill creates unprecedented new powers for Brexit ministers – Ian Dunt

On the face of it, the repeal bill addresses many of the concerns of its critics. But once you dig in a little further, the full scale of the executive power grab becomes clear. There has never been a piece of legislation like this in modern British history. We have never handed the government so …