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.
Nigel Farage, leader of Britain's Brexit Party, has announced he would not take part in the 12 December general election, but warned that his party would fight the Tories in key seats ahead of the snap poll.
Last month, Jeremy Corbyn confirmed that he would “immediately legislate” for a second referendum on the Brexit withdrawal agreement in the event that his Labour Party wins power in an upcoming election in the UK.
The day of the UK Parliament's dissolution will mark the official start of the general election campaign, which will be held on 12 December.
Brexit has been a staple theme of Boris Johnson’s first 100 days in office, and whether he stays in No. 10 for five more weeks or five more years depends on an election that may revolve around this topic.
The Brexit Party chairman issued the scathing statement hours after UK Chancellor of the Exchequers, Sajid Javid, spoke to BBC Breakfast on Friday morning, where he lamented that the UK may have no choice but to accept a further extension from Brussels.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is poised to unveil his Brexit plans for a new deal, with the EU expected to bypass the contentious Irish backstop issue after leaked proposals heightened concerns over a return to a hard border. The premier dismissed the fears, promising a “very good” Brexit plan.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made no secret of his “do or die” pledge to take his country out of the EU by 31 October with or without a deal, in defiance of the recently adopted anti-No Deal legislation demanding he seek an extension to the Brexit process by 19 October unless he succeeds in brokering a new agreement with Brussels.
As tempers on both sides of the Brexit debate have become "inflamed", UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stuck to his “do or die” pledge to leave the EU by 31 October with or without a deal, while the opposition alliance is reportedly studying “every mechanism and additional legal safeguard against a no-deal”.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused of dangerously inflaming political tensions and blasted for his use of language that his opponents claim could “incite violence” against them, as he still hopes to press ahead with securing a Brexit deal before the 17 October European Council crunch summit against the backdrop of political turmoil.
Earlier on Tuesday, the UK's Supreme Court ruled that Prime Minister Johnson's decision to prorogue Parliament was unlawful, and accordingly, the suspension is "void and of no effect," with the PM responding to the news by saying that he respected the ruling but disagreed with it.
Boris Johnson’s meetings with Jean Claude Juncker and Xavier Bettel were interrupted by chants and heckles as the prime minister seeks to negotiate a new divorce deal with just six weeks to go until the Brexit deadline.
Amid Brexit chaos, the British Parliament was prorogued on 10 September, after Boris Johnson's bid to hold early parliamentary elections was rejected. Earlier, royal assent was given to a bill blocking a no-deal Brexit
Johnson has famously declared he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than ask for another Brexit delay, but a newly-adopted law obliges him to request yet another extension. The prime minister is set to talk to the EU’s chief negotiators about the issue of the Irish backstop, which has been at the core of Brexit turmoil for the past year.
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.”