Boris Johnson rejects claims he had to back down from telling EU to 'go whistle' over 'Brexit bill' - Politics live
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, as Theresa May tries to reach agreement on the UK-EU Brexit deal Lunchtime summary 4.59pm GMT We are in a position where we still need to find a way forward but, let me be very clear, the core issues that Ireland got agreement on at the start of this week are not changing. 4.53pm GMT Here are some fuller quotes from the George Osborne speech. I’m using the copy from the Press Association. The essential question is going to be - is there going to be a change of leadership in this parliament? The Conservative party parliamentary party assumes there will be, the prime minister has said nothing about that. And at some point that is going to come to a head. I would make the observation that it is the consensus view of the Conservative parliamentary Party that the leadership should change. So at some point something will happen. If you as a party set yourselves against the future, if we’re hostile to business, if we think they are the problem not the solution, if the Cabinet game becomes who can get the most money out of the chancellor, if we’re anti-tech, if we talk about building homes but pretend they can only be built on brownfields, then we will lose our economic credibility and cause damage to our country’s economic future. The Labour party chose to change its leadership rules, the new membership of the Labour party chose to head to the political fringes, and the Labour movement now lives with the consequences of that big decision. And in my view, for all this undoubted ability to connect to younger and more disillusioned voters, Jeremy Corbyn remains the biggest obstacle to Labour winning an election. I don’t rule it out [returning to the Commons] just because I think you can be foolish saying never to things, but it is certainly not what I think I’m going to be doing with my life in the future. I am very much enjoying editing the paper and for me aged 46, having had 20 years in politics, I’ve discovered a new career and a new life and I’m quite enjoying it.
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Boris Johnson rejects five-year Irish Brexit transition
Boris Johnson refuses to admit to Iran error, but says remarks 'could have been clearer' - Politics live Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen Afternoon summary 5.36pm GMT 5.30pm GMT Campaigners for EU citizens living in the UK have renewed their calls for the Home Office to be removed from the administration of their rights most Brexit. Those living in the UK already will be eligible for a new “settled status” but the3million campaign group is opposing this because of the track record of the Home Office in relation to errors in the past year including a threat of deportation for around 100 EU citizens
Boris Johnson and David Davis warn of 'chaos' if Brexit bill is defeated Labour will vote against the legislation, which shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer called an 'unprecedented power grab'.
Boris Johnson apologises to Briton jailed in Iran as admits 'mistake' in Commons – Politics live Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including David Davis’s Commons statement on Brexit Lunchtime summary 4.22pm GMT On Tuesday last week Boris Johnson answered questions about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in the Commons. Continue reading...
Boris Johnson returns to Commons from Brussels for urgent question on Briton jailed in Iran – Politics live Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including David Davis’s Commons statement on Brexit Lunchtime summary 3.32pm GMT Boris Johnson is in the chamber for the UQ. He was in Brussels earlier, but he seems to have made a surprise early return. 3.28pm GMT Downing Street has issued its own read out from Theresa May’s meeting with European business leaders earlier. As usual with these things, it is exceedingly bland. But here it is anyway. Today the prime minister chaired a meeting of leaders from UK and
MPs start Brexit bill - Politics live Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including MPs debating and voting on the first day of the EU withdrawal bill’s committee stage 3.30pm GMT Turning away from the debate for a moment, Hope not Hate, the anti-fascist organisation, has announced that the former Ukip leader Nigel Farage has backed down after it threatened to sue him for libel. In December last year Farage told LBC that Hope not Hate were people who were “who masquerade as being lovely and peaceful, but actually pursue violent and undemocr
Philip Hammond rejects calls to start spending on preparing for 'no deal' Brexit - Politics live
May speaks to Varadkar as No 10 slaps down Hammond's Brexit bill claim - Politics live Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs, David Davis being questioned by the Brexit committee and Philip Hammond being questioned by the Treasury committee PMQs - Snap summary 6.13pm GMT Wednesday's Times: "MoD bans Hammond from using its planes" (via #bbcpapers pic.twitter/QLxzI3SYSn The chancellor has been banned from using a fleet of RAF jets and helicopters until the Treasury settles a bill with the Ministry of Defence, The Times has learnt, amid a growin
Theresa May seeks to rescue Brexit deal as Dublin says it won't back down - Politics live Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s attempt to salvage a Brexit deal after it was rejected by the DUP 1.08pm GMT The Tory Mark Pritchard asks if it is possible to have regulatory alignment while being out of the single market and the customs union. Davis says that is possible. 1.08pm GMT Labour’s Ben Bradshaw challenges Davis to give MPs a free vote on staying in the single market and the customs union. Davis says the government was elected on a manifesto to leave the single m
Philip Hammond and Boris Johnson in all-out Brexit war In an unprecedented clash between the great offices of state, the Foreign Secretary’s supporters claimed that Theresa May’s Florence speech had thwarted the Chancellor’s bid to lock Britain into a five-year transition period after Brexit.
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Boris Johnson 'caves in' over Brexit red lines Boris Johnson has backed Theresa May's crunch speech on Brexit - despite her appearing to cross two of his previous "red lines".
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May wins first 5 votes on EU withdrawal bill in committee despite Tory backlash over fixing Brexit date - Politics live Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including MPs debating and voting on the first day of the EU withdrawal bill’s committee stage Brexit talks], when it is perfectly possible that there is a mutually beneficial, European and British, need to keep the negotiations going for a time longer to get them settled. I have to say I find this amendment by the government so very strange, because it seems to me to fetter the government, to add nothing to the strength of the government’s negotiating position, and in
Boris Johnson gives PM May advice on Brexit while parading loyalty By William James MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson offered Theresa May unsolicited public advice about how to make Brexit a success on Tuesday, delicately testing the extent of the prime minister's weakened authority while pledging overt loyalty. Alongside public proclamations of backing for May, he used media articles and interviews ahead of the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester to offer up his own vision of a bold Brexit. "The whole country owes her a debt for her steadfastness in taking Britain
Boris Johnson warns May against special NI Brexit arrangement British foreign secretary describes second phase of talks as ‘exciting bit’
What is Boris Johnson playing at? – Brexit Means ... podcast Jon Henley and guests discuss the foreign secretary’s exaggerated and occasionally downright inaccurate picture of the ‘glorious’ future awaiting Britain Subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts , Audioboom , Mixcloud , Soundcloud and Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook , Twitter and email At the end of this week, Theresa May will make what has been billed as the third big policy statement laying out the government’s overarching vision of Brexit, after her Lancaster House speech in January and the Brexit white paper that followed. C
David Cameron and Boris Johnson's Brexit Showdown David Cameron and Boris Johnson are now in open warfare over Britain’s role in the EU.
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