Boris Johnson has vowed to take Britain out of the European Union on October 31, "do or die." And as the deadline creeps closer, it is becoming increasingly clear he's prepared to crash the UK out of Europe without a deal. It is the issue that will dominate his time in Downing Street. But we know remarkably little about the detail of Boris Johnson's Brexit plans. He's said much about Britain needing the ambition of the Moon landings and the spirit that made us a world power. So what about the details? Is he prepared to compromise? And will we really crash out with No Deal? As he is confirmed as our next Prime Minister, here's what you need to know about Boris Johnson's plans for Brexit. What is Boris Johnson's Brexit plan? Boris Johnson's bottom line is that we leave the EU on October 31, "do or die" - with or without a deal. He has said he would prefer Brexit to include a deal agreed with the EU. But for his deal, Johnson has demanded the EU re-opens the 'Withdrawal Agreement', the … [Read more...] about What is Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan – and will we leave the EU on October 31?
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By Aubrey Allegretti, political reporterTheresa May is enlisting the help of other political parties to get her Brexit deal through parliament, after it was widely rejected by Brexiteer and Remainers alike.The prime minister vowed to "look for areas of common ground" and has begun discussions with the Westminster leaders of opposition parties.But Downing Street has refused to confirm it is offering anything new itself in the pursuit of a way to break the Brexit deadlock.So - as talks grind on, Sky News unpicks what all the major players (and the factions vying for their attention) want. Advertisement Theresa MayThe prime minister's position is already fully laid out in the form of the 595-page, legally binding divorce deal negotiated with Brussels.It includes plans to leave the customs union and single market, paying around £39bn for financial contributions already committed, and signing up to a backstop to stop a hard border reforming on the island of Ireland.Her … [Read more...] about With PM’s Brexit deal rejected, what exactly does everyone want?
Boris Johnson has boldly claimed he has an "obvious solution" to Brexit that is "perfectly realistic". The frontrunner for Prime Minister today insisted he will succeed in three months where Theresa May failed in years of negotiation with the EU. He said he would renegotiate the 585-page Brexit Withdrawal Agreement with the EU - to change arrangements for the Irish border. Despite the mammoth scale of the battle, and the EU refusing to reopen the WA, he claimed he would make Brexit happen on time. "We have to get out by October 31," deal or no deal, Mr Johnson declared. Yet he also raised doubts over whether he'll keep his word. Tellingly, he said it would be the wrong move "at this stage" to signal he will delay Brexit beyond October 31. And he refused to promise he'll resign if he does delay Brexit past Halloween . Mr Johnson made the comments in an interview with the BBC's The World at One - his first in the campaign. He said he would push to renegotiate the controversial … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson claims he has ‘obvious solution’ to Brexit that’s ‘perfectly realistic’
Boris Johnson has said Theresa May's Brexit deal is "deceased" and urged her to return to Brussels as rescinding Article 50 would be "pathetic".The former foreign secretary urged the prime minister to use Brexit to unite the country during a speech at the JCB factory in Staffordshire seen as a leadership bid.Mr Johnson said it was a waste of time attempting to bring more people to the table over the current "ex-deal" as he forced his point on extending or revoking Article 50 - the legal mechanism the UK used to trigger its impending exit from the EU. May tells Corbyn it is 'impossible' to rule out 'no-deal' Brexit Mrs May lost a vote in the Commons on Brexit deal on Tuesday evening and will put forward a new plan in the Commons on Monday.Mr Johnson said: "The deal was thrown out by a record 230 votes. Advertisement "That was for the very good reason that it does not correspond to the result of the 2016 referendum."When 118 Tory MPs voted against this now deceased … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson: Abandoning Article 50 would be ‘pathetic’
Stopping Brexit will free up £50bn to spend on public services and reducing inequality, Jo Swinson will say as she unveils the Liberal Democrat manifesto.The boost to economic growth which it says the UK will get from staying in the EU is at the heart of its plan to build a "brighter future for people".The so-called "Remain bonus" would pay for 20,000 new teachers, extra cash for schools and support for the low-paid. Other proposals include a "frequent flyer" tax and 80% renewables target.Its largest single spending commitment is a major expansion of free childcare and support for early years education, to be paid for by an increase in corporation tax and changes to capital gains allowances on the sale of assets.There are also eye-catching pledges to freeze the cost of many rail fares for five years and to legalise and tax cannabis sales to over-18s. Live: Debate reaction and Lib Dem manifesto Lib Dems are banking on taxation with a purpose Lib Dems promise 20,000 more teachers … [Read more...] about General election 2019: Lib Dems promise £50bn ‘windfall’ from stopping Brexit