The Labour leader is said to be planning to whip his MPs to back an expected amendment making any agreement hammered out by the Prime Minister subject to a public vote. Jeremy Corbyn will back moves to force a second Brexit referendum on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, it was claimed today. The Labour leader is said to be planning to whip his MPs to back an expected amendment making the agreement hammered out by the Prime Minister and his team today subject to a public vote. The move by Remainer MPs is expected to be made on the so-called 'Super Saturday' sitting, the first since the Falklands War. Such a move would be likely to be backed by the Liberal Democrats, the SNP and some of the 21 MPs who lost the party whip after voting to block a No Deal Brexit, the Times reported. However party insiders distanced themselves from the idea, given that Boris Johnson is yet to present anything to MPs. This morning Mr Corbyn said: 'From what we know, it seems the Prime … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn ‘orders MPs to back Remainer plans to force a SECOND REFERENDUM to approve Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal’ after last-gasp breakthrough in Brussels
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brexit countdown_bg Created with Sketch. Labour MPs in Leave areas could be ready to back Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal on Saturday and defy Jeremy Corbyn. A number of Labour MPs in the UK's Brexit heartlands want to see a bill published on Saturday prior to the vote for the deal enshrining in UK law EU-style rights. It comes as the Labour leader tore into Mr Johnson's Brexit deal as 'even worse' than Theresa May's doomed agreement this morning, that ends years of stalemate. Around Labour MPs wrote to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker earlier this month, saying that they wanted to 'see the British EU referendum result honoured.' This evening one Labour backbencher told the Huffington Post said the key part of Mr Johnson's deal was the proposals to ensure workers right and other protections for the environment. The Labour MP said: 'In some ways, this is weaker than May's deal because it takes them from the withdrawal agreement and puts them into the non-binding … [Read more...] about Labour rebels say they are ‘ready to’ back Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal on Saturday – but will enough of them defy Jeremy Corbyn?
Boris Johnson is fighting to get the DUP and Tory hardliners on board with a Brexit deal today as fraught talks continue in Brussels. UK and EU negotiators are reconvening this morning after working late into the night - getting tantalisingly close to the legal text of a settlement. But the delicate process seemed to be derailed by the intervention of the DUP, whose leader Arlene Foster emerged from a briefing in No10 to declare there were still issues to resolve. In an ominous sign, she also swiped that she did not 'trust' the PM to strike a deal that protects the union. 'I trust myself,' she said. Splits also emerged in the hardline Tory Eurosceptic ERG bloc. While chair Steve Baker came out from his own Downing Street chat saying he was ready to endorse a 'tolerable deal', former Cabinet minister Owen Paterson branded the package 'unacceptable'. Despite the EU's Michel Barnier setting a deadline of last night for a deal to be finalised in time for tomorrow's Brussels summit, it is … [Read more...] about Brexit deal today… or MORE delay until 2020: Boris Johnson fights to win over the DUP and Tory ‘Spartans’ to seal a deal – but Arlene Foster warns she doesn’t ‘trust’ the PM and ex-minister brands package ‘unacceptable’
brexit countdown_bg Created with Sketch. Boris Johnson is closing in on a possible Brexit deal this evening. Following a day of intense negotiations, sources in both Brussels and London said the details of a possible deal were 'within sight'. However, with talks set to go to the wire, both sides cautioned that negotiations could still stall or even collapse ahead of tomorrow's crunch EU summit in Brussels. A Whitehall insider said: 'There is progress, but one mis-step and it can all turn to dust.' An EU official involved in the talks said the bloc was 'very confident' a deal would be struck overnight. But a senior French official urged 'extreme prudence' about predicting a deal would be done. In a further boost for Mr Johnson, a group of so-called Spartan MPs – Brexiteers who rejected Theresa May's deal three times – emerged from talks at No10 indicating that they would vote for the latest proposals. Former Brexit minister Steve Baker, chairman of the European Research … [Read more...] about Brexit deal is ‘within sight’ as talks stretch into the night but Boris Johnson is warned one bad move could ‘turn it to dust’
Speaker John Bercow has long since given up any pretence of the impartiality on Brexit that his office demands, writes ANDREW PIERCE Speaker John Bercow — who was implausibly floated at the weekend as a potential caretaker Prime Minister — has long since given up any pretence of the impartiality on Brexit that his office demands. His critics will now be even more infuriated by Bercow’s planned appearance on a TV chat show in Ireland just days before the crucial EU summit on October 17-18, when Boris hopes to get his latest Brexit proposal agreed. Bercow is to be a guest on Friday on RTE’s The Late Late Show, one of the longest-running late-night talk shows on TV. He astonished MPs last month by staging an impromptu press conference on College Green in Westminster after the Supreme Court ruling on the prorogation of Parliament — but this appearance on the Irish chat show at such a crucial time will be seen as even more inflammatory. For Bercow will … [Read more...] about ANDREW PIERCE: Storm warning over John Bercow’s planned appearance on Irish TV chat show