Downing Street

The European Union have expressed “serious doubts” about Boris Johnson’s plan to secure a Brexit deal as a leaked memo tells Tory MPs to blame the EU if it fails. EU Council president Donald Tusk told the UK prime minister that Brussels is “still unconvinced” by his new proposals, while Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator described them as...

PM’s ‘final offer’ to EU signals start of Brexit blame game

Boris Johnson will deliver his “final offer” to the EU on Brexit today with a nine day ultimatum to Brussels to agree to his “two borders for four years” proposal. The new Brexit plan was leaked to the Daily Telegraph ahead of Johnson’s first speech as prime minister to the Conservative party conference, and is being seen as the start...

PM accused of groping two women – at the same lunch

Boris Johnson has been accused of groping the thighs of two women seated either side of him at a lunch when he was editor of the Spectator magazine. Charlotte Edwardes...

Johnson ‘could be jailed’, says top judge

A senior judge has said Prime Minster Boris Johnson could be jailed for contempt of court - if he keeps his word. Sir John Laws has predicted a return to...

May to request another extension to Brexit deadline

Prime Minister Theresa May said tonight that she will ask for a second extension to the UK’s Brexit deadline in an attempt to solve the deadlock in Parliament. She vowed...

May hints she will not take Irish backstop out of her...

Prime Minister Theresa May appeared today to confirm that the backstop proposal for the Irish border would not be removed from her Brexit deal. She told an audience in Belfast that she would instead seek changes to the controversial backstop plan she had negotiated with the EU as part of the withdrawal deal. The Prime Minister insisted that her commitment to...
Westminster

May issues plea over Brexit deal as she faces Commons defeat

MPs have been urged by the government to throw their support behind Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal in Tuesday's vote in the Commons. May’s withdrawal agreement with the EU is expected to be heavily defeated, with around 100 Tory MPs joining Labour, the DUP and SNP to vote it down. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn added to the Prime Minister’s woes...
EU Brexit

May confirms MPs will vote on her Brexit plans in January

The House of Commons will get the chance to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal deal in the week commencing January 14. Confirming the news in Parliament today, Mrs May told MPs she had won 'fresh assurances' from the EU over the Irish border backstop and urged them to pass the deal. The Parliamentary debate on the withdrawal agreement...
Brexit

May fights on as she faces confidence vote

Prime Minister Theresa May said today that she will contest an imminent vote of no confidence in her leadership ‘with everything I have got.’ She issued a defiant message to Tory rebels outside 10 Downing Street after it was confirmed that the 48 letters necessary to trigger a vote had been received. This is the magic number that must be submitted...