Lib Dems and SNP join forces to grant Boris Johnson's wish for December election

Lib Dems and SNP join forces to grant Boris Johnson’s wish for December election

The Liberal Democrats and SNP are preparing to grant Boris Johnson’s wish for a general election before Christmas. The Prime Minister used an article in the Sunday papers to accuse MPs of holding the country “hostage” by refusing a general election. He is looking to pile pressure on MPs on Monday to give him the […]

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Brexit: Boris Johnson faces anxious wait as EU decide whether to grant extension

Brexit: Boris Johnson faces anxious wait as EU decide whether to grant extension

Pressure for a pre-Christmas election was mounting as Boris Johnson faced an anxious wait over his Brexit extension request. All eyes were on whether Brussels would grant a fresh delay until January 31 – blocking the UK from leaving without a deal on Halloween . In a series of phone calls, the Prime Minister told […]

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Brexit deal on a knife-edge as Boris Johnson scrambles to find agreement with DUP

Brexit deal on a knife-edge as Boris Johnson scrambles to find agreement with DUP

EU chiefs had raised hopes a Brexit deal was finally near today, but despite hours of ­frantic talks with the UK the breakthrough never came. Leaders in Brussels appeared to be ready to sign on the dotted line after they made positive noises about the end being in sight. And Boris Johnson compared Brexit to […]

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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds heading to NYC for UN summit - but not together

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds heading to NYC for UN summit – but not together

Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds will both fly to New York for next week’s United Nations General Assembly – but not together. It’s understood Ms Symonds will be attending the Climate Action Summit at the annual conference of world leaders, where Johnson will be under pressure to toughen Britain’s emissions targets. But she […]

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Boris Johnson given 11 days to show Brexit plan by EU chief - or 'it's over'

Boris Johnson given 11 days to show Brexit plan by EU chief – or ‘it’s over’

An EU chief has warned Boris Johnson has 11 days to come up with a written Brexit plan – or “it’s over”. Finland’s Prime Minister, who holds the Presidency of the 28-nation European Council, announced the shock deadline after talks with France’s Emmanuel Macron. Antti Rinne said alternatives to the 585-page Withdrawal Agreement, which Mr Johnson […]

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EU president Juncker tells Tory leadership candidates there will be no Brexit renegotiation: 'I was crystal clear'

EU president Juncker tells Tory leadership candidates there will be no Brexit renegotiation: ‘I was crystal clear’

The EU has once again ruled out renegotiating Theresa May’s Brexit deal, in a major blow to several Conservative leadership candidates who have insisted that they would re-open talks if elected. Arriving at a summit in Brussels on Tuesday an exasperated Jean-Claude Juncker told reporters: “I was crystal clear. There will be no renegotiation.” On the doorstep of the same […]

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Brexit: EU leaders agree delay until end of October as May blames MPs for stopping UK departure

Brexit: EU leaders agree delay until end of October as May blames MPs for stopping UK departure

Theresa May is set to enrage her critics within the Conservative party after setting herself up to stay on as prime minister until the winter while presiding over a long delay to Brexit. She told MPs just weeks ago that she was “not prepared to delay Brexit any further than 30 June” as prime minister […]

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Brexit: Chancellor Philip Hammond insists government has 'no red lines' in crisis talks with Labour

Brexit: Chancellor Philip Hammond insists government has ‘no red lines’ in crisis talks with Labour

Philip Hammond has insisted the government has “no red lines” on Brexit as crisis talks between the government and Labour continue. The chancellor said everything was on the table during discussions with the Jeremy Corbyn‘s team and that he was “optimistic” of reaching an agreement. His comments appear to contradict those of Theresa May, who has repeatedly insisted […]

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Brexit: Theresa May asks for June 30 extension but EU wants year long 'flextension'

Brexit: Theresa May asks for June 30 extension but EU wants year long ‘flextension’

Theresa May has written to the European Council president Donald Tusk to ask for a Brexit extension to June 30. The Prime Minister also told the EU that the UK is making preparations for the European Parliament. But the EU has hinted that they will instead offer a flexible extension – or “flextension” – to […]

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Brexit delay explained: When will Britain leave the EU and what happens now?

It’s official – after almost 12 hours of gruelling talks, the EU and UK have reached a deal to delay Brexit . We definitely won’t leave on March 29, whether or not MPs back Theresa May ’s agreement next week. In a midnight press conference after furious behind-the-scenes wrangling – and the rare sight of […]

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