Published: Tue, August 13, 2019

United Kingdom court to hear bid to stop no-deal Brexit next month

United Kingdom court to hear bid to stop no-deal Brexit next month

PM Johnson wants the European Union to renegotiate the terms of Britain's exit ahead of the 31 October departure date, but the European Union says it will not alter the part of the deal Mr. Johnson says must be changed.

Boris Johnson has promised to take Britain out of the European Union by October 31 "with or without a deal" and has not ruled out sending MPs home in order to do so.

Lawmakers are expected to try to block a no-deal departure this fall.

He said there is no set date or location for the meeting.

That's because under an amendment to legislation forced through by Tory rebels last month, the government is required to make a statement September 4 about progress toward restoring the Northern Ireland Executive, and hold a debate five days later.

Less than two months ago, Ms Rudd stated her belief there are enough Conservative MPs who would be willing to bring down a government intent on a no-deal Brexit.


Anti-Brexit campaigners - including more than 70 MPs and peers - filed a petition at the Court of Session in Edinburgh to attempt to stop Mr Johnson from being able to prorogue Parliament.

"Nobody should be surprised that it's a ComRes poll, for the Telegraph accompanied by a press release (from ComRes) that could have been written by Dom Cummings for Boris Johnson", Laurence Janta-Lipinski, a pollster who has worked with YouGov, also tweeted. Jo Swinson said there is no "good Brexit" for Northern Ireland.

In her first public comments since deciding to serve under Mr Johnson, the cabinet minister said: "A no-deal Brexit is definitely going to be a challenge for the economy, which is why the government is putting together so much preparation should it come to that". Rather, MPs must "reassert with clarity and conviction the democratic principles that underpin our campaign", they wrote.

The call is the third time the leaders have spoken since Mr Johnson won the Tory leadership race last month. He's due to meet both at the Group of Seven summit in Biarritz, France at the end of August. Mr Johnson has vowed Britain will leave on Halloween, with or without a deal.

There's no indication Johnson is preparing to back down, and there are growing signs that his government is preparing for an early general election.

In the meantime, Johnson has announced a slew of domestic policy initiatives including hiring more police, expanding prisons and ploughing more cash into the National Health Service. Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott suggested Labour was gearing up to table a no-confidence motion in the PM.

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