Boris Johnson can now kick back and watch Labour's implosion on BBC News in the Downing Street flat after winning an 80-seat majority. The Prime Minister's general election triumph - thanks to Labour's worst rout since 1935 - means he can now proceed with his plans to hold a Queen's Speech next week. So when will it actually happen, what will he prioritise and what votes will happen before Christmas? First, Boris Johnson could carry out a mini-reshuffle of his team from Monday - though as all Cabinet ministers kept their MP seats he doesn't need to make many changes unless he wants to. Chancellor Sajid Javid has been told he can remain in post but gaffe-strewn Jacob Rees-Mogg , who outraged Grenfell victims' families, could be dumped. Over the weekend he his likely to also hold congratulatory phone calls with world leaders. MPs will then come to the Commons (many for the first time) to begin "swearing in" - which takes several days - on Tuesday 17 December. It will be a frantic … [Read more...] about When is the Queen’s Speech and when will Parliament sit after Boris Johnson win?
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BORIS Johnson held Brexit talks with Ireland’s boss last night after EU chiefs told him it was crucial the pair strike a deal. The PM tried again to thrash out a replacement to the Irish backstop with Leo Varadkar last night. The pair met on the side lines of a UN summit in New York. At a similar meeting on Monday, The Sun has learned EU Council president Donald Tusk told Boris it was vital that he win round The Taoiseach to his alternative plan – and then Brussels is likely to also endorse it. Aides said Mr Johnson and Mr Varadkar locked horns last night on the ‘consent principle’, which means given the Northern Ireland Assembly a veto on any divergence in rules from the rest of the UK. The Irish boss said afterwards: "It was a good meeting. No agreements by any means, but we got into some more details.“But there is still a very wide gap between the EU and UK achieving what we need to achieve by October." MOST READ IN BREXITCHRISTMAS ELECTION Here's how … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson and Irish leader Leo Varadkar hold talks on backstop as EU insists they must strike a deal
DAVID CAMERON spends 700 pages of his Downing Street memoirs searching for someone to blame for his decision to hold and then lose the 2016 Referendum. He castigates Boris Johnson and ex-pal Michael Gove as liars and, inevitably, blames the media for peddling their propaganda. Yet the real explanation for this chaos lies in a single sentence in his memoirs: “The latent Leaver gene in the Tory party was more dominant than I had foreseen.” What?! Did David Cameron, the young adviser who stood alongside Chancellor Norman Lamont on the day the UK crashed out of the Euro in 1992, really not understand Tory anger over Europe? Was he paying attention when Margaret Thatcher was ousted — to the fury of her party — over her, “No, No, No”, to ever-expanding EU power? Did he miss the Cabinet “bastards” who nearly brought down Prime Minister John Major over Maastricht in 1995?And what about the EU’s own polls at the time showing deep and bitter … [Read more...] about My money’s still on the ‘Incredible Bulk’ Boris Johnson to deliver Brexit