Labour MEP Julie Ward told The Independent: “The Brexit Party quite clearly treat being elected as an MEP as a part time role and are not interested in serving their constituents in the European Parliament. They are not a political party but rather a company, and these figures expose that. While railing against the ‘elite” they are actually part of the 1%.”
Boris Johnson is facing a third legal case to try to block the suspension of parliament after the high court in Belfast held an urgent hearing for an injunction against the prime minister.
The case follows similar legal battles launched in Scotland and England by the SNP justice spokeswoman, Joanna Cherry, and the campaigner Gina Miller.
Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has proposed a cross-party all-female “emergency cabinet” to block a no-deal Brexit and push for a second referendum.
The extraordinary plan would see the formation of a government of national unity following a Commons vote of no-confidence in prime minister Boris Johnson.
As the date of Britain’s departure from the European Union draws near, you might be forgiven for thinking that the future of UK-EU relations after Brexit hangs on only one thing: resolving the question of what to do with the Irish border. Yet just over the horizon lies a much more serious threat, one that has the potential to cause far greater and more lasting damage.
Spain’s cabinet has approved measures for Britons in Spain to continue living there as now if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said the main purpose was that no-one, British or Spanish, would be left unprotected.