Brian Monteith

Michael Gove will have his chance to lead, says Brian Monteith

Brian Monteith: Changing PM settles nothing unless we leave the EU

Are we there yet? It is a question we have all heard, parents or not. Have we left the European Union – as promised? Has the Prime Minister fallen or been pushed on her sword by her cabinet colleagues? All the while the clock keeps ticking – but whose clock? Ours in Greenwich or the one in Brussels?

Dominic Grieve

Brian Monteith: Here’s what should happen to the Tory plotters

“The referendum on Thursday, 23rd June is your chance to decide if we should remain in or leave the European Union. The government believes it is in the best interests of the UK to remain in the EU. This is the way to protect jobs, provide security, and strengthen the UK’s economy for every family in the country – a clear path into the future, in contrast to the uncertainty of leaving. This is your decision. The government will implement what you decide.”

Pro-Brexit supporters hold up placards outside parliament on the day of the 'meaningful vote'. Picture: AFP/Getty

Theresa May’s Brexit plan leaves a great deal to be desired – Brian Monteith

As is the way with our ever-quickening news cycle, by the time you read this column the result of the “meaningful vote” on the Prime Minister’s proposed Withdrawal Agreement will be known. She may have sneaked a close and unexpected win; she may have endured an embarrassing defeat – or she may have suffered a hugely significant and humiliating record trouncing.

The "Yellow Vests" (Gilets Jaunes) movement in France originally started as a protest about planned fuel hikes but has morphed into a mass protest against President's policies and top-down style of governing. Picture: Valery HACHE / AFP/Getty Images.

Brian Monteith: Reject the Gilet Jaunes approach and leave the EU peacefully

Let us be under no illusions, no denial of reality. The next two weeks could be the most important for the future of our country in the 21st Century. Yes, that is a big claim, and it is only the beginning of 2019, but the vote on Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement and the response she gives a week today, as she must, is likely to determine the continued existence of the UK, the laws it operates under and how we behave as a society.

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