Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

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David Frost, Mr Johnson’s Brexit “sherpa”, will meet senior EU officials to discuss alternatives to the plan agreed with Theresa May. Boris Johnson took the gloves off and came out fighting in his battle with opposition MPs and Tory rebels attempting to derail a no-deal Brexit. And the ruthless and controversial sacking of one of Chancellor Sajid Javid’s closest aides, media adviser Sonia Khan, by the prime minister’s chief Brexit strategist brexit новости Dominic Cummings over a suspicion of disloyalty – which she strongly denies – underlines just how determined Downing Street is to deliver Brexit on 31 October at all costs, deal or no deal. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator wrote in the Sunday Telegraph that the backstop “is the maximum amount of flexibility that the EU can offer to a non-Member State” and admitted he is “not optimistic” about avoiding a no-deal scenario.

First, the other 27 EU member states must unanimously approve Mrs May’s request. The transition period ends, provided a withdrawal agreement has been reached that has been approved by the EU member states, the European Parliament and the UK parliament. There is also much talk about using the absence of Conservatives from the Chamber to push through amendments to the Benn-Burt Act (or surrender Act, as the Prime Minister would have брексит it), aimed at closing off possible loopholes that might (in fairly extreme circumstances) allow the government to run down the clock and exit the EU on 31 October – in conformity with UK law (which Mr Johnson has consistently said he will be, whilst at the same time refusing to follow instructions – contained in the original Benn-Burt Act – to request extra time from Brussels). Where does the money for all this spending come from?

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But with his self-imposed deadline of 31 October now only a month away, he is under pressure from some cabinet ministers to compromise and do a deal with Brussels to avoid a no-deal Brexit. The Financial Times reports that Mr Johnson will “know by the weekend” whether he has a chance of a Brexit deal. The Daily Telegraph reports that Downing Street will set out Boris Johnson’s preferred alternative to the Irish backstop in a series of calls to EU capitals ahead of a formal text being delivered to Brussels after his speech to the Conservative Party’s conference.

“Johnson Walks Tightrope at G7, as Trump Pledges ‘Very Big Trade Deal’ for U.K.” The New York Times. 25 August 2019.

A law designed to stop a no-deal Brexit on 31 October has been passed. If a deal is not agreed between the UK and EU by 19 October, and MPs don’t vote in favour of leaving with no deal, then the prime minister will be legally obliged to ask the EU for a Brexit delay. It comes into effect only if a comprehensive free trade deal is not quickly agreed between the UK and EU. It would keep the UK effectively inside the EU’s customs union but with Northern Ireland also conforming to some rules of the single market.

This meeting between Mr Johnson and Mr Juncker will be a key milestone in what the Prime Minister hopes will be the road to a deal, to be struck mid-way through October in time to leave on the 31st. Boris Johnson is set to hold his first meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker, the EU Commission President, on Monday as he said he is “cautiously optimistic” about a Brexit deal. And the UK’s proposals may not be published until after the Tory conference, which ends on 2 October, leaving only a fortnight before the make-or-break EU summit on 17 October, when Mr Johnson hopes to do a deal.

  • British Prime Minister Theresa May asks the EU to postpone Brexit until 30 June 2019.
  • The continued impasse in Parliament led to a renewed belief that a general election would have to be called before October to break the deadlock.
  • There are certain conditions attached to this postponement, however.

Respected academic and pollster Sir John Curtice claims it is now too late to leave on 31 October with a deal. Odds are dramatically shortening brexit date on a general election in early November, potentially on 1 November, the day after Boris Johnson insists the UK will leave the EU.

The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union on 31 October 2019. At the beginning of his party’s annual conference in the northern city of Manchester, Johnson wants to rally his party with the “do or die” message that he will deliver Brexit by the end of October, with or without a deal. Similarly, I just don’t buy that anyone who looks at a situation where Boris Johnson has tried and failed to prorogue parliament, has repeatedly tried to get an election out of the way before 31 October, and in general has done almost everything to avoid an extension, will conclude on 1 November that Johnson’s request for an extension is a betrayal or a sign that his Brexit bona fides aren’t all that.

The Electoral Commission. (2018).

The two sides remain poles apart on the vexed issue of the Irish border. And with the chances of reaching an agreement in the next 33 days looking tighter by the hour, MPs fighting against no deal are getting nervous.

Grieve was expelled from Johnson’s Conservative Party last week for voting against the prime minister on Brexit. The British government will always respect the rule of law, foreign minister Dominic Raab said, responding to concerns that Johnson could ignore legislation that may force him to delay Brexit. Lee Rowley, a Conservative Party MP, slammed the MPs who voted against the snap general election sought by the government. Legislators back motion calling on UK gov’t to publish material relating to no-deal Brexit, suspension of parliament. For all the bluster, the proposals just aren’t credible.

Brexit – 31 days to go

After a shrill referendum campaign, nearly 52% of British voters opted to leave the EU on June 23. Polls had shown a close race before the vote with a slight lead for those favoring remaining in the EU.

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