Boris Johnson faces the anger of three former prime ministers over his plans without agreement with Brexit, while he was about to enter the 10th position. Sir John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown have all warned that the exit of the European Union would plunge us into an economic hell. Mr. Brown emphasized that […]
Boris Johnson’s plan to force Britain out of the EU by the end of October “do or die” could soon be ruled illegal by a Scottish court. Johnson has insisted that Britain will leave the EU on October 31, with or without a deal, and has refused to rule out suspending parliament in order to […]
Boris Johnson, the frontrunner in the Tory leadership race, is widely expected to take over as Prime Minister this week. Mr Johnson and his team have caused alarm among some Tories over the potential to prorogue Parliament and force through a no deal Brexit, which has been blocked in a vote of MPs. And it […]
A former minister sensationalized that he had left the government so he could table an emergency motion in Parliament that could have prevented Boris Johnson from becoming prime minister. Sir Alan Duncan's plan exposes the depth of differences within the conservative party regarding the expected rise from the summit of 10 Breingit Street to 10 […]
Diary Day 1022: actually I am not sure what number this day this should be given, especially as I am in a time zone seven hours ahead of London. But no matter. The slow agony of the Conservative leadership election is still dominating news headlines in Blighty. More interesting is the new constitutional quagmire that […]
Apologies for the long delay in updating this series of posts on Brexit: https://c21stleft.com/category/brexit/ Essentially the situation has not changed since my last post on 1 June: https://c21stleft.com/2019/06/01/brexit-has-greg-sheridan-actually-noticed/ It is still clear that Brexit cannot run much past October 31 and either a general election or a second referendum must be scheduled by then to […]
There are a lot of colleagues in Johnson’s party who don’t believe he can do it. A cabal of six or more MPs are in secret talks to quit the party
Proroguing the UK Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit, against the will of the UK Parliament.
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The party of Maurice Kamto wants Government to clean up the electoral system, by setting up, “a Constitutional Council, a electoral council and a neutral electoral code” before elections can hold. He also reiterates that the party will not go to the elections until his resolutions are taken into account. Okala Ebode indicates that the “No to the election hold-up” will continue as long as the electoral system is the same.
LONDON – Boris Johnson, for whom lying is as easy as breathing, is about to become prime minister. He faces the most complex and persistent political crisis to influence Britain since 1945. That should worry enough. But given the British political system – which depends on maintaining the character and disposition of the Prime Minister […]
The arrival on Wednesday of the 77th Prime Minister will mark the first time in its history that its incumbent is chosen by a party rather than by deputies or by the electorate – and this transfer of power has rarely been marked by such a uncertainty. Less than 0.4% of the British franchise – […]
Voting will close later in the Conservative leadership contest, with the UK’s next prime minister set to be announced on Tuesday. Party members will have until 17:00 BST to return their ballots for either Jeremy Hunt or Boris Johnson, regarded as the frontrunner in the contest. The winner and successor to Theresa May is due […]