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The Tories argument is not about process, it's about their desperate desire to prevent anyone having the chance to reject the hard-right Brexit that they are so wedded to. The truth is it should not be for either Theresa May or the Scottish Government to decide Scotland's future, that choice belongs to the Parliament and the people of Scotland. And it is one this party will never, ever shy away from. We can not drift along for the next two years and hope for the best.
Well let me absolutely clear to Theresa May: you are not going to get away with it.
Theresa May seems likely to be facing a more confident EU instead of one careening towards Nexit and Frexit when she triggers Article 50 in coming days.
With few economic downsides so far, many Scots hoped they could ignore the Brexit process. The battle over a second referendum will make that impossible. What’s a year or two between friends? Quite a lot, it seems – and even longer between sworn political enemies. Theresa May got her own back on the first minister of Scotland by refusing her request for a second independence referendum before Brexit negotiations are complete. That position sounds kinda reasonable – until you think it through.
If Theresa May thinks we will shut up and eat our cereal she should think again.
The truth is it should not be for either Theresa May or the Scottish Government to decide Scotland's future. That choice belongs to the parliament and the people of Scotland and it is one this party will never shy away from.
A 'no-deal scenario' would be bad for everyone, but above all for the UK. The claims, increasingly taking the form of threats, that no agreement will be good for the UK, and bad for the EU, need to be addressed. I want to be clear that a 'no-deal scenario' would be bad for everyone, but above all for the UK, because it would leave a number of issues unresolved. We will not be intimidated by threats, and I can assure you they simply will not work. Our goal is to have a smooth divorce and a good framework for the future. And it is good to know that Prime Minister Theresa May shares this view.
If the UK Government genuinely believes in a United Kingdom (it must) take the needs, interests, concerns of the different parts of the UK seriously. The Tories are boxing themselves into a very dangerous corner. For a party that claims to be a unionist party they are making it very difficult for people in Scotland, who are not traditionally SNP voters, to look to the future of a Tory-run Britain and accepting that as our best way forward.
In my heart, I long for Wales to leave the UK. While the economics doesn’t add up, we urgently need to follow Scotland in discussing our future as a nation. Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement on Monday that she plans to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence was inevitable after Theresa May refused to discuss full Scottish access to the single market and threatened to restrict new powers for Scotland after Brexit. Downing Street, having decided the British people have had quite enough democracy for the time being, countered that “another referendum would be divisive and cause huge economic uncertainty at the worst possible time”.
In today's environment, it becomes a serious security matter when documents like this detailing the hourly movements of a protected person are misplaced. That's just not acceptable. Theresa May is given this protection because she is a target and so, of course, this is a serious security risk. These papers give a detailed -assessment of her movements. Had such information reached potential terrorists it could serve to confirm their plans. But also, importantly, it would highlight the lapse and suggest to those with such terrorist intentions the weakness surrounding their potential target.
We're seeing trading bilateral relationships between the UK and Israel, in science and trade for example, doing better than ever. But there's the potential to do even better, particularly in the context of Brexit. I was with Theresa May and Benjamin Netanyahu in London and it was clear there was the determination for this. Most businesspeople in Israel look at the UK as a great place to do business, because of its culture, language, and the predictability of the regulatory and tax systems.
The SNP would look very silly, having chuntered on all the time while the negotiations are taking place, if Theresa May turns round and says 'we've got a tariff-free deal.
It is interesting that Theresa May has had the guts to raise the grammar agenda but I wish she would come and talk to us about the reality. If you believe in grammars and a grammar education and if you are aware of what schools like mine are doing you would make sure they are viable, I wish they would wake up and see that.
Given the overwhelming support for the Dubs refugee children, and the public's disgust at the Government slamming the door shut, it is vital that Theresa May listens to Tory rebels and re-opens the scheme. We will keep bringing this back to the Commons until she does so.
The government seems to be in no hurry to remove us from the limbo we’ve been in ever since the Brexit vote. Theresa May cares about me and a million more people like me – British citizens who, before Brexit, chose to make their lives in Europe. There are, however, only two reasons why I know this. One is that the prime minister has repeatedly said so. The other is that three million Europeans who live in the United Kingdom are being held ransom on my behalf, forced to endure the stress and chronic uncertainty inflicted on those “displaced” by the new wall being erected in Europe.
I think it's very clear that was absolutely not about RHI. It may have been the excuse but it certainly wasn't the cause of the election. The cause of the election was Sinn Fein and republicanism wanting to rerun the election, they have mobilised their vote in a very effective way. I am pleased that the DUP has come out as the largest party in terms of votes. It is very clear in terms of unionism that it is the Democratic Unionist Party that speaks for unionism.
Patients are not getting the care they deserve. We are a country that can afford the funding that is required. I guess it is also a wakeup call for Theresa May and the chancellor ... we demand they fund the NHS adequately. If the budget does not bring about any further funding increase, there would be uproar.
Theresa May is a bull in a China shop. She likes playing the role of the hardliner, but she's just coming across as fully inadequate to live up to this incredibly delicate historical phase. Without an agreement on this and other crucial issues, talks on future relationships between the EU and UK cannot start. Madame May is fully aware of this, but she's still fooling herself that the EU can be impressed by her bullying attitude.
There is real danger in this process of Brexit that we don't have scrutiny, that it will actually empower Mrs. (Theresa) May and the executive, rather than parliament if this goes ahead; because they'll be making momentous decisions with a handful of people rather than parliament. (In the end) it's going to be about the negotiated package. We're going to leave but nobody actually knows what's going to happen in Europe – much less in Britain in 18 months' time.
The peers debate was a terrible augury for how Theresa May intends to conduct these negotiations. It looks like things can only get worse. Here’s the Daily Mail’s comment the morning after: “In an act of betrayal and dishonesty, the House of Cronies, Dodgy Donors and Has-Beens voted last night by 358 to 256 to amend the Brexit Bill.”.
I think our prime minister (Theresa May) is someone who is ready to listen.
We must be strong ourselves; we must have good relations between the European Union and United States. Today we know that (U.K.) Prime Minister Theresa May (has been in) Washington, we know that a lot of leaders had phone calls (with) President Trump… and I think these are very, very good marks and very good signs.
One of the main things I would say to her (Theresa May) is: look after your British expatriate communities and also our counterparts in the United Kingdom. If we lose all the bilateral agreements, then pensions, healthcare and all the other ancillary ways of living here. And that is one of the major things that is worrying us.
I understand that Theresa May would want to position herself in that way at the start of negotiations; when you're negotiating you definitely have to convey the message that it is not a do or die sort of negotiation.
I don't see, and I have not heard, anything that would lead me to think that this could be curtailed. Our president has spoken with Prime Minister (Theresa) May, Chancellor (Angela) Merkel and President (Francois) Hollande and what I have heard is the affirmation of the importance of NATO and the United States commitment to NATO.
Strong leadership means not being afraid to tell someone powerful when they're wrong. It's an ethos this country is proud of, Theresa May. I don't care how special the relationship is, some lines just shouldn't be crossed.
President Trump's executive order against refugees and Muslims should shock and appal us all. Theresa May should have stood up for Britain and our values by condemning his actions. It should sadden our country that she chose not to. After Trump's hideous actions and May's weak failure to condemn them, it's more important than ever for us to say to refugees seeking a place of safety, that they will always be welcome in Britain.
I think the dollar is already coming off its post-Trump honeymoon period. What could potentially give the dollar bulls a little bit more of headway is if he were to bring out some more detail about his policies, what is he going to do about fiscal stimulus, how is he going to lower corporate tax. (U.K. Prime Minister) Theresa May, I think, has been advertising what a busy schedule she's got. But of course, the negotiations for Brexit are yet to commence with European partners. So, I think once Brexit is triggered … we've got a volatile year ahead really.
Obama has been a more Asia-Pacific-focused president, so this is a return – at least in rhetoric – to the good old days of the U.S.-U.K. special relationship. But it's very difficult to know exactly what Theresa May is going to get out of this other than warm words.
Now there is doubt about whether (British Prime Minister Theresa May) can hold her course. There are new question marks over the path to Brexit.
Share prices will be more volatile, on the basis of daily 140-letter tweets with significant content. What's interesting is the possibility of new trade agreements, for example with Britain, as Theresa May will be in the US in the next days and she'll be the first leader to see Mr Trump personally.
The president will welcome his first foreign leader this Thursday when the United Kingdom's Theresa May will come to Washington on Friday.
A whole range of leaders of countries which are US allies openly campaigned for Hillary Clinton. Angela Merkel was actively doing that as well as François Hollande, Theresa May and other leaders of European states. Moreover, besides direct campaigning for Hillary Clinton, official representatives of the European countries were not shy to demonise Donald Trump.
Theresa May has made clear that she is determined to use Brexit to turn Britain into a bargain basement tax haven on the shores of Europe. She makes out this is a negotiating threat to the 27 EU countries but it's actually a threat to the British people's jobs, services and living standards.
Theresa May is a very thoughtful, structured, disciplined leader. The press is trying to create this image that she is approaching Brexit like she doesn't know how to negotiate.
The hints about what (Theresa May) she is likely to say and the comments of Phillip Hammond in the German newspaper are deeply troubling. What he is describing is a race to the bottom – a sort of bargain basement economy where the UK government will try to attract business to the UK by offering lower taxes, lower wages, less regulation in terms of workers rights.
We're going to work very hard to get it done quickly and done properly. Good for both sides. I will be meeting with [British Prime Minister Theresa May]. She's requesting a meeting and we'll have a meeting right after I get into the White House and it'll be, I think we're going to get something done very quickly.
Broadly, the market has not had sterling and Brexit and Theresa May in its mind for the last two months - it's been driven by Trump and Treasuries, and more the U.S. drivers. And now for two weeks in a row we've had news on May ... really bring that to the forefront again.
I think it could happen a little bit quicker. Theresa May now needs to sort of get her finger on the button and make sure everything is in place so by the end of this financial year she is in a position to make things happen.
It���s clear that sterling is still very vulnerable to 'hard' Brexit fears. The uncertainty is itself also a negative factor, and I think perhaps that���s one of the reasons for Theresa May���s speech on Tuesday, to provide a little bit of clarification.
Theresa May is in a deceptively weak position when it comes to Brexit. Fundamentally she has a very small majority. In our view, we're heading towards WTO rules in the most likely scenario unfortunately.
Political speeches come and go throughout the year with most having a very limited effect on markets. But when it comes to Brexit and a speech from Theresa May, the impact can be marked.
Sinn Fein will not tolerate the arrogance of Arlene Foster and the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party). We now need an election to allow the people to make their own judgment.
Over this period of the elections, both the British government and the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) in my opinion have grievously undermined the institutions and have eroded public confidence. So we in Sinn Fein will not tolerate the arrogance of Arlene Foster (First Minister of Northern Ireland) and the DUP.
This doesn't necessarily mean that a BoE mandate change is on the way anytime soon but it does tie in with the theme Theresa May outlined in her Conservative conference speech.
Obviously, Theresa May will have the advantage of the EU at 27 and the fact that there are 27 different opinions.
How long is the uncertainty going to last? Theresa May should come clean and tell us - she's making it too hard for people to know what they're going to do.
I told the British Prime Minister (Theresa May)very clearly during our talks that first Article 50, then common guidelines from the European Council, and then the negotiations, and I have no reason to doubt that this agreed strategy will be followed.
The country needs a strong Ukip more now than ever before, for if Ukip ceases to be an electoral force, there will be no impetus on Theresa May and her Government to give us real Brexit and we will end up with some mealy-mouthed, backsliding version. This will be a betrayal of the British people and a united Ukip under my leadership will never, ever allow that to happen.
I have said it very clearly: Madame Theresa May wants a hard Brexit? Then talks will be hard, too.
If (Theresa May) wants to be the same as everybody who came before (her, like) David Cameron, Tony Blair. (The politicians are) all the same as soon as one goes, another one comes in. What (the political leaders) all got in common is (they) are all applying this terrible system, which is not only making and everybody poor – even dying from the fumes in the air and all kinds of terrible – war, everything is caused by this system.
Concerns of a hard Brexit continue to fester, causing more inflation pain for the Bank of England and for consumers. The selling pressure has easing off somewhat as Theresa May takes the foot off the gas in terms of a hard Brexit.
The new British government, with Mrs (U.K. Prime Minister Theresa) May, they have made their decision, and what they have publicised, there is a very interesting document called Value for Money.
The whole thing's been on a precipice since Sunday, since Theresa May (pointed to) March Brexit negotiations. But the selling has been very substantial so you can only think it's been part of that general punishment of the pound for Brexit.
We can dismiss what happened in Asia, but the bias for sterling's performance remains downward. The speech by (Prime Minister Theresa) May this week thrust the prospect of a 'hard' Brexit upon the market. The fact is that the bias to the downside is going to remain there until we see some details from the negotiating table.
In fact, a move downwards looks much more likely. The uncertainty over when Theresa May will trigger Article 50, and what the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations will be, casts a long shadow over sterling.
[Prime Minister] Theresa May is quite keen to retain the possibility of ending free movements – at least to strengthen her bargaining position with the European Union – so that's created a lot of uncertainty.
I personally feel Theresa May will go all the way to 2020.
Theresa May, the prime minister, has already said that the government won't be trying to eliminate the budget deficit. It's a new approach, no more austerity, so we're expecting that the new chancellor will announce a new set of forecasts for the deficit. In our view, it will probably be a wider deficit this year than the last and likely to stay high over the next couple of years.
We know Philip Hammond very well in Washington from his time as foreign secretary. I think that's a very steady pair of hands so I think there is growing confidence that we've got a good leadership team. As Theresa May said, it's time to get on with it and now we'll see what the outlines for the negotiations will be.
The effect of Theresa May being Prime minister has calmed down the financial markets. And, because she was a mild Remainer, it has suggested the possibility of negotiations with goodwill, depending, of course, as you will know better than I do, on whom those negotiations are with, whether they are with the (European) Commission or whether they are with a broader European negotiating team.
Theresa May should not be under the illusion that fracking is the answer to the UK's energy needs.
Her track record shows that when Theresa [May] arrives in Brussels, Europe's bosses sit up and listen.
Determination is the key to the success we will obtain against those who organise attacks on us. As my colleague Theresa May has just said, we will win this war against terrorism, we are determined to win it.