UK News Corbyn: 'More Brexit delays than Northern Rail'

16:50  06 june  2018
16:50  06 june  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

Operator axes 165 trains to 'stabilise' services

  Operator axes 165 trains to 'stabilise' services A total of 165 trains are to be removed from schedules every day until the end of July amid "disruption and inconvenience", operator Northern has announced. Services in areas including Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool and the Lake District will be affected by the reductions, which the operator says will improve reliability.The introduction of new timetables in May has resulted in travel chaos on the lines, with 14% of Northern services cancelled and 25% at least five minutes late on Tuesday this week.Northern managing director David Brown apologised for the "disruption" and "inconvenience" to passengers.

Brexit than the referendum secured but that, I think, will continue to happen and it will become more and more unpopular as people realise what it’s Huge backlash against Corbyn over refusal to back Northern Ireland staying in the UK. 'Off the chart LOOPY' – Brexiteers FURIOUS at PM for delaying

This would avoid the need for a hard border, with customs points and border checks, but many Brexit supporters have argued the issue is being made more complex than it needs to be in an attempt to delay Corbyn ’s rail nationalisation WON’T bring down fares ADMITS top Shadow Cabinet minister.

Jeremy Corbyn questioned when the Government's Brexit white paper would be published © Other Jeremy Corbyn questioned when the Government's Brexit white paper would be published

Jeremy Corbyn slated Theresa May at PMQs as he said there have been 'more Brexit delays than Northern Rail'.

The Labour leader asked the prime minister to confirm whether the government's Brexit white paper will be published before next Thursday's withdrawal bill vote.

Despite him and other Labour MPs asking multiple times during Wednesday's session, Mrs May refused to give a date for the publication of the negotiating strategy.

Concluding his attack on the government's handling of Brexit, Mr Corbyn said: "When it comes to Brexit, this government has delivered more delays and cancellations than Northern Rail.

NI police 'pause' sale of stations as Brexit precaution

  NI police 'pause' sale of stations as Brexit precaution The Police Service of Northern Ireland has "paused" the sale of three stations near the border until it knows the outcome of Brexit negotiations. It is the clearest indication yet that officers are preparing for the possibility of a return to a hard border on the island.Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin said: "The PSNI has a responsibility to keep people safe and we constantly review our resources to ensure that we are best equipped to do this."In light of the UK Referendum vote to leave the EU, we are reviewing decisions we previously made about our stations identified for disposal.

Jeremy Corbyn : ‘When it comes to Brexit this government has delivered more delays and more cancellations than Northern rail .’ Photograph: PA.

Mr Corbyn said although Brexit talks were underway, "we are no closer to clarity". Yet under the Conservatives, crucial infrastructure investment has been delayed - from rail electrification to the Britain's Brexit economy is BOOMING - more Brits in work than ever despite PROJECT FEAR.

Video: May answers Corbyn’s questions on Brexit white paper (Provided by ITN News)

"The white paper is delayed, the customs union is cancelled and it's ripped up its timetable - just like our shambolic railways.

"This threatens our jobs and our communities.

"Which will last longer, the National Rail franchise or her premiership?"

Mrs May had previously promised the "detailed, ambitious and precise" white paper would be published in June.

However, she is now facing not just questions from the opposition over its publication, but from her own MPs.

Brexit Secretary David Davis is reported to be threatening a Cabinet protest as top ministers are believed to have been banned from seeing it despite it reportedly being ready.

Six Labour frontbenchers quit over Brexit vote .
Five Labour MPs have resigned from their roles ahead of a Brexit vote on remaining in the European Economic Area.Junior Labour frontbenchers Laura Smith, Ged Killen, Ellie Reeves, Tonia Antoniazzi and Anna McMorrin were the first to step down from their roles on Wednesday night.

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