Brexit LIVE: Request delay or else! Boris faces Cabinet uprising over threat to ignore law

Mr Cox reportedly clashed with Mr Johnson after the Government confirmed to Scotland’s Court of Session that Mr Johnson would comply with the requirements of the Benn Act to request a delay if no deal has been agreed with the EU by October 19. The assertion runs contrary to Mr Johnson’s insistence that he would “rather die in a ditch” […]

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Pound Euro exchange rate: GBP/EUR slumps as MPs return to parliament

Sterling slumped on Wednesday as investors prepared for further political uncertainty after the UK Supreme Court ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had unlawfully prorogued parliament. Boris Johnson is expected to address the Commons this afternoon amid calls for his resignation from opposition groups. While the ruling has reduced the chances of the UK crashing out of the European Union without a […]

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Pound US dollar exchange rate: GBP/USD soars to its highest levels since July

This follows House of Common’s Speaker John Bercow’s vow to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson breaking the law and pushing through a no-deal next month. Mr Bercow said: “If we come close to [Johnson ignoring the law], I would imagine parliament would want to cut off that possibility. Neither the limitations of the existing rulebook or ticking of the clock will […]

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Brexit latest: Boris Johnson ‘paving way for people vs Parliament’ says expert

Professor Tony Travers also predicted opponents would now find it “very hard” to stop the UK from leaving the EU on October 31 as a result of their reduced window of opportunity to topple Mr Johnson’s Government, or alternatively pass relevant legislation. The Queen yesterday approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to prorogue Parliament, a statement from the Privy Council, […]

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Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans gets backing of ex Northern Ireland minister ‘it will happen’

Shailesh Vara, Tory MP for North-West Cambridgeshire, was speaking after Mr Johnson’s first House of Commons speech as Prime Minister yesterday, in which he confidently predicted a new “golden age” after the UK quits the bloc – and reaffirmed his determination to make it happen by October 31. He said: “I was happy with what I heard. “He recognised our potential […]

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Johnson condemned by Amber Rudd over ‘unworkable’ plot to scrap Cabinet roles

Allies have suggested ministers who were not on their side could be axed as part of an overhaul of Whitehall aimed at saving billions of pounds. The Work and Pensions department could be merged with the Treasury, while Trade, Justice, Business and International Development was also in the firing line, The Daily Telegraph suggested. The posts of Secretary of State for […]

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Brexiteer Steve Baker warns EU’s Barnier: ‘Make no mistake – we’re leaving on October 31’

And he warned he and his colleagues would never be able to sign Britain up to any agreement which included the much-maligned backstop arrangements for the Irish border, underlining his belief it would leave the UK tethered to EU rules indefinitely. Mr Baker, a former junior Brexit minister who quit the Government last July in protest at Prime Minister Theresa […]

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Democrats to Subpoena Former White House Official on Clearances

House Democrats said Monday they will subpoena a former official in the White House Personnel Security Office after a woman who works there told them that top-secret clearances were handled improperly, including some for top aides to the president. Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings wrote in a letter to the White House that his panel is working with the […]

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