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.
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.
It’s been an eventful few days not only for UK politics, with every Westminster meet-up on Brexit hitting the headlines, but also a tough time for the British pound sterling, which happened to dip to its lowest level this week right as fears of early polls started to mount.
The Prime Ministers major defeats on Tuesday and Wednesday come as tens of protests have taken place across the country, including metropolitan cities like Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff and others to remain in the EU or separate from London, ushering a new period of political uncertainty over Britain's future.
Boris Johnson’s government has been defeated in key votes on its Brexit strategy and has failed to get the House of Commons to support a General Election. Now the action has moved to the House of Lords.
Papers on Thursday have gone to great lengths to most vividly portray the unfolding British political theatre, looking under a magnifying glass both at the “zombie” prime minister’s triple Commons crush and “chicken” Jeremy Corbyn “cowardly” backtracking on his earlier claims.
The now former UK business minister tweeted on Thursday that there was "unresolvable tension" in his role amid the country's ongoing Brexit turmoil.
The House of Commons rejected a snap general election a day before, approving a so-called Benn Bill, which suggests that the government can’t withdraw from the European Union on 31 October without having an agreement with Brussels.
The House of Commons, the UK’s lower house of Parliament, adopted a bill on delaying Brexit on 4 September, subsequently passing it on to the House of Lords, the legislature’s upper house.