Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was “encouraged by the progress we are making” and the chances of a Brexit deal “are rising”. He added it would “hold us back” if Brussels believed MPs would back a “pointless delay” to Brexit. Boris Johnson warned that MPs would “chop the legs out” from the UK position if they backed a Brexit extension and stressed there were “no circumstances” in which he would personally seek a delay. The Prime Minister insisted “I don’t want an election” as he urged MPs not to back a Brexit delay. Details of ‘last chance’ Bill to block no-deal Brexit revealed Speaking on the steps of 10 Downing Street he said: “Five weeks ago I spoke to you on these steps and said this Government was not going to hang around and we would not wait until Brexit Day – October 31 – to deliver on the priorities of the British people. “I’m proud to say … [Read more...] about Johnson insists he does not want election as he urges MPs not to delay Brexit
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told the House of Commons that in the case of a no-deal Brexit: "We would of course have available the £39bn in the withdrawal agreement to help deal with any consequences."He was referring to the UK's "divorce bill" from the European Union (EU).Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn asked Mr Johnson if he would "acknowledge that the £39bn is now £33bn".Mr Corbyn is right - the latest estimate from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) says that, as a result of the delay to the Brexit date, a chunk of the money has already been paid, and that the current bill would be about £33bn.What is the "divorce bill"?This is the money the UK agreed to pay the EU after leaving. Officially it is called the financial settlement (unofficially, the "divorce bill") and was negotiated as part of Mrs May's withdrawal agreement.The withdrawal agreement was the deal that would have seen the UK leave the EU on 29 March, and then enter a transition period until … [Read more...] about Brexit: Does the UK owe the EU £39bn?
The Prime Minister made the remarks after Government lawyers told a Scottish court they would obey the law and request an extension if required. This followed EU officials rejecting Britain’s proposals to the withdrawal agreement, though some welcomed the suggestion. Mr Johnson wrote: “New deal or no deal - but no delay. “#GetBrexitDone #Leave Oct31”. The tweet was followed by a Union Jack emoji. A bill by pro-Remain MPs made by Former Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn requires Mr Johnson to request an extension if he does not reach an agreement by October 19. Government papers said Mr Johnson accepts “he is subject to the public law principle that he cannot frustrate its purpose or the purpose of its provisions”. It adds: “Thus he cannot act so as to prevent the letter requesting the specified extension in the act from being sent.” Speculation in Westminster suggests the Prime Minister has found a legal loophole to get around the … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson sparks Twitterstorm as he makes staunch vow that UK will leave on October 31
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The Conservative MP claimed Mrs Merkel just wants the UK to stay in the custom union and single market as he went on to add she hasn’t denied it. His comments come as Mr Johnson handed the EU his Brexit deal proposals which included compromises between the UK and the EU. The Prime Minister and Leo Varadkar will told a critical Brexit summit this week in a final push to agree on a deal. Speaking on Sky News, Mr Redwood said: “It sounded very final but of course it was just one Government. “One very important politician who does often speak for the European Union although often doesn’t bother to ask the other member states what they think about things. “The EU official line is still that the talks go on and that things go to schedule. “Mrs Merkel in her very damning remarks basically said that we have to stay in the customs union or that northern Ireland must stay and in the single market. READ MORE: Boris Johnson and Varadkar to hold critical … [Read more...] about John Redwood savages Merkel for trying to keep UK in customs union and single market