Jeremy Corbyn told supporters he would challenge the Government 'all the way' over Europe - before later telling the Prime Minister to 'jog on'. Speaking at a raucous party rally in Liverpool on Saturday night, the Labour leader said his party would reject Prime Minister Boris Johnson's deal with the European Union as he mobilised for a general election. And later tweeted: 'Jog on Boris Johnson with your daft ideas.' It came just hours after The Commons voted 322 to 306 in favour of an amendment postponing a decision on the PM's deal, and activating the Benn Act - a Remainer law that compels him to send a letter by midnight asking Brussels for a delay. Speaking at a raucous party rally in Liverpool on Saturday night, the Labour leader (pictured in Liverpool on Saturday) said his party would reject Prime Minister Boris Johnson's deal with the European Union as he mobilised for a general election Mr Corbyn, who travelled up to Liverpool from the vote on the Government's EU deal … [Read more...] about ‘Jog on Boris Johnson with your daft ideas’: Jeremy Corbyn vows to challenge the Government ‘all the way’ over Europe during raucous party rally before trying to ridicule PM in tweet
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brexit countdown_bg Created with Sketch. Boris Johnson today dramatically threatened to pull the Brexit Bill if MPs block efforts to get his deal through quickly in two crunch votes tonight. The PM is facing two massive showdowns in the Commons tonight, with aides increasingly hopeful he can get approval for his deal in principle. However, he is struggling to gather the numbers to endorse an incredibly tight timetable - necessary so he can honour his 'do or die' vow to get out of the EU by October 31. The PM pleaded with MPs to 'move our country forward' as he kicked off a bad-tempered debate. But in a stark message to waverers, Mr Johnson said rejection of the programme motion - which sets out the schedule - would mean the legislation being abandoned. Instead he will demand Jeremy Corbyn agrees to hold an election before Christmas to resolve the issue crippling Westminster. 'I will in no way allow months more of this... the Bill will have to be pulled and we will … [Read more...] about ‘I will NOT allow months more of this’: Boris Johnson vows to SCRAP his Brexit Bill and challenge Jeremy Corbyn to an election before Christmas if MPs vote down his 72-hour push to pass deal and leave EU by October 31
‘Fury as academic tells BBC’s Radio 4 programme that Manchester, Leeds and York are not in the north.” “John Humphrys interrogates Rupert Everett about being gay – then asks when it’ll be irrelevant.” “Criticising Rwanda for sponsoring Arsenal shirts is shortsighted and insulting.” Headlines from London’s Evening Standard, the New Statesman and the Independent. And the connection? Radio 4’s Today programme. What is it about Today? Why does everyone get so riled up about it? Type #r4today into Twitter of a morning, and see the vitriol. Talk to BBC insiders and they launch into a rant. Everyone has an opinion about Today. As Radio 4’s early morning current affairs show, the flagship news outlet that strikes terror into politicians’ hearts even as they clamour to appear on it, the Today programme has been a fixture of British daily life since 1957, when it began as two 20-minute segments of “topical … [Read more...] about Trouble at the Today programme: is it losing its grip?
Britain could “easily cope” with a no-deal Brexit, which would be the fault of EU leaders’ “obduracy”, Boris Johnson claimed at the summit of G7 countries in France, as he continued to resist mounting pressure to spell out his own plans for breaking the deadlock. “I think we can get through this, this is a great, great country, the UK, we can easily cope with a no-deal scenario,” Johnson insisted in Biarritz, as he made his debut on the international stage as prime minister with a series of bilateral meetings with world leaders including Donald Trump, the EU council president, Donald Tusk, and the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi. Johnson said preparations for no deal were being ramped up to help secure an agreement, but also “so that if and when we are forced by the obduracy by our European friends to come out on 31 October without a deal that things are as smooth as they can possibly be”. Johnson claimed food shortages – … [Read more...] about Britain can easily cope with no-deal Brexit, claims Boris Johnson
How much do you earn? There are few questions that British people find so excruciating – or rude. Walking around Bristol on a heaven-scented spring day, buttonholing random strangers about their personal finances, I sense most would prefer it if I were asking when they last masturbated, or passed stool, or voted Conservative. “I’d say that’s a cheek!” says a gentleman in his 80s. But why? “I’m British, that’s why. My business is my business.” I try a younger guy in athletic gear, performing stretches by a park bench. “If you ain’t paying me, I ain’t interested,” he says. A model neoliberal citizen. I approach a couple of mothers in the park and cast a shadow over their picnic rug. One is a stay-at-home mum; the other is not. “It’s not something you want to talk about in front of your friends, is it, what you earn?” the latter says. “Some people are underpaid, some people are overpaid, … [Read more...] about How much do you earn? ‘It’s not something you want to talk about’