Boris Johnson has officially launched his bid to become UK prime minister – backed by a small avalanche of new supporters in parliament, and a fresh opinion poll seen as suggesting that the Conservatives under his leadership would romp home in a general election. The frontrunner in the race is seen as being in an increasingly strong position in the race. But even if he fails, his rhetoric and message on Brexit have set the tone for the debate. There have been many references to a “clean, managed Brexit”, but critics of “no deal” argue it would be dirty and chaotic. The hardline stance taken by the ex-foreign secretary and other leading Tory candidates is seen as wildly unrealistic. Kicking buckets and cans Johnson’s over-riding message on Brexit is that the United Kingdom must leave the European Union on October 31, the scheduled departure date. Failure to do so would be fatal for the ruling Conservatives. “Kick the can and we kick the … [Read more...] about Brexit: should Boris Johnson and the Tories get real on no deal?
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IS there any politician more hateful than David Lammy right now? This is the great irony of the Tottenham Labour MP’s pose as a fearless warrior against the hate that was allegedly unleashed by the vote for Brexit in 2016: He himself has done far more than any Brexit voter to promote prejudice and division over the past two-and-a-half years. From his naked contempt for the millions who voted for Brexit, whose “wisdom” he openly calls into question, to his casual, ahistorical and positively dangerous branding of politicians who are strongly committed to Brexit as Nazis, Lammy has become the very thing he claims to oppose: A shrill, unreasoned, over-emotional propagator of loathing towards certain sections of the population. Lammy’s latest meltdown — and that really isn’t too strong a word for his obsessive hatred for Brexit — came on The Andrew Marr Show on BBC One on Sunday. Marr asked Lammy if his previous comparison of the Tory party’s … [Read more...] about Labour’s hateful David Lammy loves to hate anyone who simply backs Brexit
Boris Johnson has reportedly signalled he could back the Prime Minister's Brexit deal, but only if his preferred "Canada-style deal" on a future trading relationship with the EU is realised. Speaking at a Telegraph event on Tuesday, the former Foreign Secretary said he was "not there yet" on backing Theresa May's controversial deal but warned that Brexit may not happen if it is defeated again. "If we vote it down again there is an appreciable and growing sense that we will not leave at all. That is the risk," journalists at the event quoted him as saying. It comes as the Prime Minister battles to secure backing for her Brexit deal before the end of the week. Jacob Rees-Mogg is among Tory Eurosceptics who have indicated they may back the deal after MPs dramatically voted to seize control of the process of leaving the European Union on Monday night. The influential backbencher said "the choice seems to be Mrs May's deal or no Brexit". Mr Johnson on Tuesday … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson ‘edges towards backing May’s Brexit deal’
News / UK and world by Press Association January 18, 2019, 2:53 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Boris Johnson has come under fire after claiming that he did not issue warnings over immigration from Turkey during the 2016 EU referendum. The former foreign secretary was put on the spot by Channel 4 journalist Michael Crick while answering questions after a speech on Brexit in Staffordshire. The figurehead of Vote Leave was asked whether he disowned claims made by the campaign that Turkey was about to join the EU and suggestions that this might lead to large-scale immigration to the UK. He responded: “I didn’t say anything about Turkey in the referendum … Since I made no remarks, I can’t disown them.” However, Mr Johnson was a signatory to an open letter to then-prime minister David Cameron a week before the referendum vote in June 2016 stating that it was EU policy … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson under attack over Turkey claim
“Vote Chequers, get Corbyn.” If that formula is true – and I believe it is – then Britain has just dodged one almighty bullet, the biggest since 1940.To get an idea of how big a bullet, you need only glance down at the tragic, offshore-wind-blighted eco-pod of Brighton, where Jeremy Corbyn and his hard-left Labour crew are currently preparing for government at their annual party conference. They’re so shamelessly anti-Semitic that the few remaining Labour MPs who are Jewish now have to be escorted under police guard. They want to renationalise the railways (at a cost of £176 billion they simply won’t have when sterling inevitably collapses and the credit lines dry up), they want to massively hike taxes on “the rich” (ie the productive sector of the economy), they want workers to be given 10 percent of every company and seats on the board. They want, as one leading Labour aide has been honest enough to admit, a “Soviet … [Read more...] about Delingpole: Suddenly Britain’s Brexit Future Looks a Whole Lot Brighter…