British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday offered parliament more time to scrutinize his Brexit deal if it agrees to hold a snap general election on Dec 12. The premier suspended debates on his EU divorce deal after MPs on Tuesday refused to rush it through parliament in time for the Oct 31 Brexit deadline.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson brushed aside yet another Brexit setback on Monday and sought again to ram through his EU divorce deal in time for next week's deadline. House of Commons speaker John Bercow shot down Johnson's second attempt on Monday to get MPs to sign off on his revised EU withdrawal terms.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will this Friday seek to sell his Brexit deal to skeptical MPs, as he returns home fresh from an EU victory but risking defeat in parliament. Johnson pulled off a major coup in agreeing a new divorce deal with the European Union leader, paving the way for him to deliver his promise to leave the bloc on Oct 31.
EU Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday that the basic foundations of an agreement on Brexit were ready and that it could materialize within hours.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will go to Brussels early Thursday in a move to have some useful meetings for a Brexit deal, Beth Rigby, Sky News political editor, said in a tweet on Wednesday. Citing a senior ministerial source, Rigby added that a dawn dash is likely and a deal is close but Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party is still not over line.
No single party in Northern Ireland will be given a veto in any Brexit deal that is now “a distinct possibility” following a positive meeting between the Irish and British leaders on Thursday, Britain’s Northern Ireland minister said.
The British pound tumbled on Tuesday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly warned that a Brexit deal was overwhelmingly unlikely, further stoking fears of a disorderly and costly departure from the EU.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned the European Union on Sunday he will not delay Brexit beyond Oct 31, underlining that his latest proposals are the last chance to reach a deal.
Hopes for a negotiated Brexit deal were fading on Friday as EU negotiator Michel Barnier separately met senior British and Irish ministers for another round of inconclusive talks. Britain is due to leave the European Union in less than five weeks.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call an election for Oct 14 if MPs vote against his Brexit strategy, a top official said on Monday on the eve of a parliamentary showdown. MPs from Johnson's own Conservative Party are preparing to join opposition lawmakers in a vote on Tuesday to try to force him to delay Brexit if he cannot strike an agreement with Brussels in the next few weeks.