John says people will have “raised their eyebrows” over civil servant’s “politically charged” Brexit comments

Some people will have “raised their eyebrows” at a letter issued by Northern Ireland’s civil service boss warning about the impact of a no-deal Brexit, a Northern Ireland Office minister has said.  David Sterling’s letter to NI political parties was published on Tuesday.  John Penrose described Mr Sterling’s warning as…

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The Telegraph: Brexit delay ‘an elephant trap that we can’t escape’, senior ministers warn

Article originally published in The Telegraph on 24/02/2019. It was written by Edward Malnick, Sunday Political Editor. Delaying Britain’s departure from the EU is an “elephant trap” that could kill off Brexit altogether, senior ministers warned on Saturday night. Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, John Penrose, the Northern Ireland minister,…

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The Telegraph: Taking no deal off the table could torpedo Brexit completely

No-one wants a World Trade Organisation ‘no-deal’ Brexit, right? So why not rule it out now, once and for all. Wouldn’t that be safer, and let everyone calm down? Well no, not really. Taking the option off the table wouldn’t just massively weaken the Prime Minister’s negotiating position. It could…

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Weston Mercury: John Penrose: ‘everyone wants the Brexit saga to be over and done with’

Weston-super-Mare MP John Penrose backed the Government in Tuesday night’s Brexit vote. The town’s MP has told the Mercury he supported the Government in yesterday’s Brexit vote as ‘everyone wants the Brexit Saga to be over and done with’. The Government’s controversial Brexit withdrawl agreement was defeated in the House…

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