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Labour leader urges MPs to join him and work together to head off ‘constitutional storm’
Jeremy Corbyn will gather opposition leaders and Tory rebels at a meeting in parliament next week to discuss the fight against a no-deal Brexit, amid continuing splits over tactics to prevent Boris Johnson leading a crash-out from the EU on 31 October.
The Labour leader invited SNP, Liberal Democrat, Plaid Cymru, Conservative and independent MPs to visit his office on Tuesday, as he urged them to talk about “all tactics available to prevent no deal”.Continue reading...
Macron rules out renegotiating Brexit deal, as French see no deal as ‘most likely outcome’
Angela Merkel has challenged Boris Johnson to come up with a solution to avert a no-deal Brexit “in the next 30 days”, putting responsibility for stopping the UK crashing out of the EU firmly at the British prime minister’s door.
After weeks of diplomatic tension, the German chancellor used her first face-to-face meeting with her UK counterpart on Wednesday to emphasise that Britain still has the power to resolve the crisis, suggesting that the backstop was “a placeholder that will no longer be necessary” if a solution to the impasse over the Irish border can be found.Continue reading...
Dover staff say move could compromise security and leave border without protection
The development has concerned permanent staff in Dover who believe the unprecedented move could compromise security.Continue reading...
Dorothy Byrne describes PM as a liar and says broadcasters must call out his falsehoods
Boris Johnson is a “known liar” who is copying Vladimir Putin’s approach to the media, according to Channel 4’s head of news and current affairs, who called on broadcasters to aggressively challenge the prime minister’s falsehoods.
Dorothy Byrne said Johnson’s shift towards publishing his own videos on Facebook rather than giving sit-down interviews to journalists reminded her of the Russian president, “who also likes to talk directly to the nation”.Continue reading...
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Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott has said that ending freedom of movement on 31 October “will create chaos,”…
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