Major boost for PM as France threatens to veto further Brexit delays

France has threatened to refuse another Brexit delay, its foreign minister said today, as he blasted "we're not going to do this every three months". Jean-Yves Le Drian gave Boris Johnson an unexpected boost as he said the country would not accept an extension to the October 31 Brexit deadline. The UK government wants to remove the Irish backstop, which would...

Boris Johnson ‘could be jailed’ for contempt of court

Prime Minister Johnson could go to prison if he refuses to delay Brexit, the former Director of Public Prosecutions has said. Lord MacDonald, 66, said today that should Johnson decide to ignore a bill which prevents a No Deal exit he could face prosecution. This is because, should Johnson ignore the bill, he could be found in contempt of court. Asked...

Boris set to win 64-seat majority, polls suggest

Polling suggests that Boris Johnson's Conservative Party could win a 64-seat majority in the House of Commons in the coming General Election. The poll of poll, conducted by Electoral Calculus suggests the Conservative Party polling at 42.8%, taking 357 seats in the 650-seat lower house while Corbyn’s Labour Party is polling at 30% - set to lose 55 seats. Another Deltapoll...

Brexit: Hunt sets ‘no-deal deadline’ for 30 September

Jeremy Hunt has said he would decide by the end of September whether there is a "realistic chance" of reaching a new Brexit deal with the EU.The Tory leadership contender said he would deliver a provisional "no-deal Brexit budget" in early September and then give the EU three weeks.He vowed to abandon talks after that if there was no...

David Cameron claims Johnson ‘didn’t believe in’ Brexit; backed to up his career

The ex-Tory leader says BoJo threw his weight behind the campaign even though he was “certain the Brexit side would lose”. The former PM says Boris wanted to “become the darling of the party” using the referendum to ensure others, including Michael Gove, did not “win that crown”. He says: “The conclusion I am left with is that he risked an...

PM could demand EU to refuse Brexit delay as part of exit agreement

Prime Minister Boris Johnson could ask the EU to rule out giving Britain a third Brexit delay to give MPs a stark choice between his deal and no deal. The Prime Minister is set to officially reveal his plans to get an agreement signed off with Brussels within days as he vowed: "We do have a solution." As part of the...

Prime Minister to shut down parliament insisting No Deal would be failure

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to shut down Parliament tonight after the second crunch vote on whether to have a general election. It means there will not be another Commons vote until after the five-week shutdown, meaning there won't be an election until November at the earliest. The move is a hammer-blow for Remainers who launched two separate legal bids to...