Johnson seeks boost in support for Brexit

Johnson to defy parliament order to delay Brexit, MPs prepare court action

Jeremy Corbyn draws battle lines for a future election in fiery speech

While Boris Johnson has failed to make progress with Brexit during his leadership so far, going from defeat to defeat in a remain-dominated Parliament, he remains vulnerable to the Brexit party in a snap election.

Parliament's suspension means MPs will not get a third chance to vote for an early election until they return, meaning a poll would not be possible until November at the earliest.

Addressing the TUC in Brighton on Tuesday, Mr Corbyn confirmed an incoming Labour government would hold a new referendum - with Remain and a "credible" option for Leave on the ballot paper - but he has yet to say which he would support.

Mindful of this, Brexit leader Nigel Farage has made an offer of a non-aggression pact to Mr Johnson on several occasions, and today said his price would be an unopposed run at 90 Parliamentary seats in the next election.

Mr Watson said that so much has changed since the original referendum in 2016 it was "no longer a valid basis" for determining Britain's future and the priority should be a new public vote before an election.

The party, which propped up Theresa May's government since the 2017 election, said it would not support any revised version of the former PM's Brexit agreement which separated Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK.

"I think, after all this time, I would still like us to get out properly and not be left half in, half out".

Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit Secretary, said yesterday: "We need to ask the public whether they are prepared to leave on the terms on offer or whether they would prefer to remain".

"The next Labour government will bring about the biggest extension of rights for workers that our country has ever seen".

The 2016 Brexit referendum showed a United Kingdom divided about much more than the European Union, and has given rise to soul-searching about everything from secession and immigration to capitalism, empire and modern Britishness.

Party policy is to push for a general election later this year, after they are certain that Boris Johnson can't deliver a no-deal Brexit on 31 October.

"Just as we worked throughout the summer to pass a law preventing no deal, so we will work each and every day we are shut down to enforce that law".

But 46% agreed they are "fearful" of the consequences of a no-deal Brexit while 33% disagreed and 21% answered "don't know".

Bridgen said that Rudd's position on the European Union and the negotiations were "well known" and lamented that more planning for no deal had not been done before.

Mr Grieve's motion asked for all correspondence and communications, formal or informal, including WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, Facebook Messenger, private email accounts, text messages, iMessage and official and personal mobile phones connected to the present Government since July 23 relating to prorogation.

Mr Corbyn told union members: "No-one can trust the word of a Prime Minister who is threatening to break the law to force through no deal".

The Government described the scope of the information requested as "disproportionate and unprecedented", adding in a statement after the vote: "We will consider the implications of this vote and respond in due course".

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