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Brexit: critical day for Boris Johnson as no-deal bill awaits

PM to meet Irish counterpart to discuss backstop before returning to London for another attempt to force October election. Follow the latest news and developments 8.28am BST Media speculation about me doing anything other than continuing to represent & work flat out for Northern Ireland is v wide of mark @NIOgov 8.20am BST Jeremy Corbyn and other opposition leaders working to stop a no-deal Brexit will meet again this morning to plan their next steps, according to the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg. The government is expected to lose another attempt to force an October election later today.Morning-in no particular order
1. Opposition leaders gathering again this morning to plan next steps
2. Julian Smith not resigning (not yet)
3. No 10 is looking at different ploys so extension doesn’t happen if no deal, aware it might end up in court4. One option suggested by Cabinet minister privately is political side letter, as per Telegraph this morning
5. Meanwhile Cabinet ministers pressing Number 10 to show more evidence of attempts to get a deal – Dublin visit today might be keyPress amassed for Boris Johnson’s arrival in Dublin where he will meet Leo Varadkar. Security was almost as tight as for Obama, roads closed around government buildings – no other EU premier got this treatment in last few years Continue reading…

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Publish date : 2019-09-09 07:28:46

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