BoJo adamant on Brexit deadline

Johnson has reluctantly sent European Council President Donald Tusk a letter legally imposed on him by parliament requesting an extension — but refused to sign it. The Conservative leader sent a second, signed letter insisting he was not seeking an extension to the Brexit deadline, which has already been postponed twice, warning that “a further extension would damage the interests of the UK and our EU partners. Continue Reading

Boris Johnson loses major vote on Brexit

With 21 of Johnson’s own party MPs voting against the government, the prospect of the bill to block a no-deal Brexit clearing today became more of a reality and the likelihood of a snap general election also in play by around 14 October. If the vote today also goes against Johnson, he will be tied down by Parliament to seek until at least 31 January 2020, to finalise a so-called divorce bill. Continue Reading