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Setback for Boris Johnson as Lords amend Brexit bill

Peers back three amendments including right of EU citizens to physical proof of right to stay in UK Boris Johnsons Brexit deal has received a setback in the Lords after three amendments to the bill were passed. In the governments first parliamentary defeat since the general election, peers voted for EU citizens to have the right to be given official documentation if they lawfully reside in the UK after Brexit. They backed a cross-party amendment to the withdrawal agreement bill allowing for physical proof of status. The second defeat was…

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Boris Johnson thrusts London Bridge attack into centre of election battle

Prime minister says terrorists convicted of the most serious offences should never be released from prison Boris Johnson on Saturday said that those convicted of the most serious terrorist offences should never be released from prison, as arguments over the blame for Fridays Tory governments record of imposing draconian austerity cuts to the prison services, while attempting a botched probation privatisation and failing to run an effective sentencing system. On Saturday further details emerged about the knifeman, Usman Khan, and how he was subdued with a fire extinguisher and a…

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Jennifer Arcuri says Boris Johnson left her to be ‘fed to the lions’

US businesswoman says she told PM last week she would speak out against him Jennifer Arcuri, the US businesswoman at the centre of conflict of interest allegations against Boris Johnson, has said she warned the prime minister last week that she would speak out against him after he repeatedly refused to take her calls. In a round of live broadcast interviews on Monday, Arcuri said Johnson should apologise for ignoring her and allowing her to be fed to the lions since news of their relationship became public. Speaking on the…

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Brexit: EU prepares to grant UK three-month extension

UK will have option to leave earlier if deal is ratified, leaked draft shows The EU is preparing to sign off on a Brexit extension to 31 January 2020 with an option for the UK to leave earlier if a deal is ratified, according to a leaked draft of the agreement seen by the Guardian. Despite UKs request for a further delay. The UK would be able to leave on the first day of the month after a deal is ratified, according to the paper. The draft paper suggests a…

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Fish puns and testicles: the strangest moments from Johnson’s speech

In his first conference speech as leader, PM offered a clutch of unusual analogies plus brain fades With Theresa Mays legacy of being handed a P45 and having letters fall off a promotional board behind her, Boris Johnson had a low hurdle to clear in his first speech to Conservative party conference as prime minister. Here are seven times he failed the task. Kangaroo testicles for Bercow Johnson may well have been the first British prime minister to use the words kangaroo testicle in a conference speech. In a segment…

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Brexit Deadlock as Boris Johnsons Lies Finally Catch Up With Him

LONDONUnfortunately longest parliamentary shutdown in 40 years and the first since the aftermath of World War II to be called at a time of constitutional crisis. a humiliating defeat in the House of Commons on Tuesday night when 21 Conservative lawmakers voted to take control of Brexit away from their own prime minister, Johnson called for a new election to be held. The opposition parties are refusing to accept this latest gambit until they are certain that Johnson wont try some kind of procedural maneuver to push through a no…

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Jeremy Hunt claims Merkel is willing to renegotiate Brexit deal

Foreign secretary says chancellor told him Brussels would listen if new PM had right approach The Conservative leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt has claimed Angela Merkel would be willing to renegotiate the UKs Brexit deal and possibly the Irish border arrangements opposed by Eurosceptics. The foreign secretary said he had spoken to the German chancellor on the sidelines of D-day commemorations last week and she had indicated that the EU was willing to negotiate on the package if a new prime minister had the right approach. His claim flies in the…

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Theresa May appeals to MPs for support as her future hangs in balance

Prime minister expected to signal at 1922 committee meeting that she will run government in a less controlling way, after carrying out modest reshuffle Theresa May will appeal to her MPs to throw their weight behind her at a crunch meeting on Monday, as her future hangs in the balance after the Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy. May carried out a modest reshuffle of her top team on Sunday as speculation continued to swirl about her future, including bringing Gove crashed out of the cabinet last year after challenging May…

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