Evaluation of UK’s international obligations
The Times has reported that the Bar Council has warned the Law Commission that Britain could face another Windrush scandal unless immigration rules are urgently reformed.
Meanwhile, The Independent has reported that more than 80 MPs from six political parties have called on the Equality and Human Rights Commission to investigate whether the department unlawfully discriminated against the Windrush generation and continues to discriminate against ethnic minority Britons as a “direct result” of its immigration policies.
UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU
Jeremy Hunt has said he would rather the UK left the EU without a deal than stay in the bloc. He has warned that Tory MPs could be forced to drop their support for Theresa May’s Brexit deal if she signs a compromise agreement with Labour. However, there are hopes of a Brexit deal being struck between Labour and the Government after both sides said progress had been made in the latest round of talks.
Jeremy Corbyn has been put under fresh pressure over the Labour’s referendum stance as a string of Labour MEP candidates for the European elections have signed a pledge to campaign for a public vote on any Brexit deal, meaning Labour was set for a showdown. In the end, the party’s ruling national executive committee agreed that another nationwide poll should only be ‘an option’ if it cannot force a general election, meaning Labour’s manifesto for the European Parliament will not contain a pledge to hold a second Brexit referendum.
Grassroots Conservatives have told Theresa May she will face an unprecedented meeting demanding her resignation over Brexit.
Michael Gove has told Cabinet ministers that they would be better to accept an ‘unpalatable’ Brexit deal with Labour than risk never leaving the European Union at all.
The Financial Times has discussed how the prospect of Boris Johnson, former foreign secretary, becoming prime minister is permeating all debates on what comes next in Brexit.
Prime Minister Theresa May, gave oral evidence to the House of Commons Liaison Committee regarding the progress of Brexit.
In the UK local elections, with the Tories and Labour both suffering losses, Brexit paralysis has been blamed for the rising strength of the Lib Dems and other parties.