UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been clear about his determination to deliver Brexit by the October 31 deadline with or without a deal, despite facing strong opposition from lawmakers, including members of his own Conservative Party who oppose a no-deal Brexit.
Since January 2019, the UK Parliament has rejected the divorce deal that was negotiated with Brussels by the Theresa May government three times.
The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in 2016 but the withdrawal has been delayed several times. After former Prime Minister Theresa May failed to come up with an acceptable plan to leave the bloc by 29 March of this year, the deadline was moved to 31 October.
Former prime minister David Cameron was interviewed by The Times ahead of the publication of his book of memoirs, “For The Record”, which launches next week; he opened up about the fallout of the UK’s 2016 vote to leave the EU.
The backstop clause issue has been a key stumbling block in London's path to delivering Brexit, as the clause originally designed to prevent the establishment of a hard border in Ireland is feared to be used to keep the UK in the European Union indefinitely.
The three joint legal challenges submitted to the Belfast High Court claimed that a no-deal Brexit would scupper the UK-Irish border peace agreements.
The news comes after the British PM had been offered non-aggression pact by Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage in exchange for backing a no-deal scenario and Tories standing aside in over 80 seats.
Work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd quit the cabinet and resigned Saturday, following in the footsteps of the prime minister’s brother, Jo Johnson, who resigned last week after 21 rebels departed from the Conservative party after supporting what Downing Street calls “Jeremy Corbyn’s surrender bill”.
The upper chamber of the UK parliament, the House of Lords, on Friday approved a bill that would force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask the European Union for a Brexit deadline delay. Anshu Srivastava, a member of The Full Brexit group, has weighed up the UK government's options to break the Brexit deadlock.
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has voiced his opinion on the idea of an electoral pact with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, telling the BBC this week that “if you put the support of Boris Johnson Conservatives and the Brexit Party together, the truth is, in a general election with a clear policy, we would be unstoppable.”
It's been a rollercoaster of a week for the British prime minister, following what was largely a successful August seeing a 10-point boost in the polls for the Conservative Party, the promise of wiggle room on the Withdrawal Agreement by EU leaders, and a trade deal assurance from US president Donald Trump.
Organised by the activist group ‘All Under One Banner’ Scottish nationalists from across the nation gathered in Perth on Saturday to march and promote the case for an independent Scotland in a city that voted to remain in the UK back in 2014.
Britain is a country that has long prided itself on the ages old separation of church and state. Yet, protectors of that convention were likely left slightly alarmed this week after senior Tory cabinet member Michael Gove seemed to suggest that Brexit was a process at the mercy of divine intervention.
Mr Soames’ comments come on the heels of the veteran MP being kicked out of the Conservative party this week for supporting a bill that aims to see the Brexit deadline extended from October 31st until the year 2020.
On Friday, UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would use his "powers of persuasion" to win a new Brexit deal at the 17 October EU summit. His announcement came after Labour and other opposition parties had agreed not to support Johnson's demand for a general election before the summit.
Earlier, the House of Commons rejected the prime minister's calls for a snap general election, instead approving a bill seeking to prevent the government from withdrawing the UK from the European Union on October 31 if an agreement with Brussels is not in place.
Boris Johnson has promised to increase the number of police officers by 20,000, following cuts made following the financial crash in 2009 and after the election of the coalition government in 2010.
The news comes after Labour and the Scottish National Party have reportedly agreed to "let the Tories unravel" in a pact. The Prime Minister is also expected to visit the Queen's summer residence at Balmoral Castle in northeast Scotland.
Earlier, London's High Court rejected a legal challenge over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament for five weeks ahead of Queen's speech on 14 October.
Peers conclude the debate regarding a bill blocking a no-deal Brexit in the House of Lords in London on Friday.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's brother, Jo Johnson, announced on 5 August that he would resign as cabinet minister and MP, stating he was "torn between family loyalty and the national interest".
UK opposition parties have agreed to protest against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan for a snap election and do not want it to take place before the Brexit deadline date of 31 October.
Johnson travelled to Wakefield on 5 September in order to deliver a speech on the current deadlock in the UK Parliament after it voted against the PM’s agenda to take Britain out of the EU by 31 October, even if no deal is in place.