Tony Blair by Marc Muller (CC-BY-3.0-DE)

Photo By Marc Muller (CC-BY-3.0-DE)

Brexit update: 27th June 2018

That arch Remainer Tony Blair is due to say today that the date of the UK's departure from the EU could be delayed. In a speech to be given at the Chatham House think tank, Tony Blair will say that the PM is more hostage than leader and that the exit process id drifting reports the BBC.

While another champion of the anti-Brexit movement, Kier Starmer, claims that the Brexit 'deadlock' is at the heart of anti-EU populism spreading across the bloc.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of MPs has warned that the Treasury's forecast of a Brexit divorce bill of £35-£39 billion may fall far short of the true cost, which may be nearer £50 billion reports the Independent.

Business and trade unions are now stepping in and calling for the UK and the EU to get on with the Brexit process, saying that both must put economic interests, jobs, rights and livelihoods first.

Theresa May says that business is the backbone of the UK and that the government is listening to the voice of business and their concerns over Brexit.

And the Business Secretary, Greg Clarke, has now stepped in with his vision of what the Times is calling the softest possible Brexit, while saying that his pro-Brexit colleagues are undermining confidence in the government.

But the Business Secretary has taken some flak back for spreading fear and panic.

And yet another anti-Brexit campaign is born, with a group of left-wing MPs, campaigners and trades unionists joining together for a nationwide pro-EU tour called 'The Left Against Brexit'.

Remain supporting MP and chair of the Treasury Select Committee, Nick Morgan, has argued for hedge funds to be prevented from using privately commissioned polling data to make a profit, in the wake of claims they did this during the 2017 EU Referendum.

Jon Stone in the Independent reports on an emerging relationship forming between the governments of the UK and Hungary as the Brexit negotiations develop.

Brexiteer MP Nadine Dorries has laid into the anti-Brexit campaign, telling the Express.co.uk that the people of the UK are exhausted by the continued efforts of the Remainers and their calls for a second referendum which, she says, will never see the light of day.

Royal Assent is given to the EU Withdrawal Bill (see video below).

Brexit Central's David Scullion debates Labour's Pat McFadden on post-Brexit business (see video below).

Peter Mandelson supports a probe into the actions of polling firms and hedge funds during the EU referendum (see video below.)

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