“We will do everything necessary to stop a disastrous no-deal, for which this Government has no mandate.”
As the Foreign Secretary’s intervention on Hong Kong shows, Britain is a country which honours its responsibilities to former territories.
A No Deal Brexit. “It’s not going to be the end of the world. But it’s not going to be a walk in the park either.”
Since the Government believes the Yellowhammer leak details are out of date, it should publish an up-to-date assessment as soon as possible.
Moggcast Special: Annunziata Rees-Mogg – “The Conservative Party needs to be reminded that Leave won”
The Brexit Party MEP on why she would “fight tooth and nail” against the deal even if the backstop was deleted. Plus: would she stand against her brother?
The previously centralised direction of spending was unimaginative and bureaucratic. Funding went into leisure courses.
Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Commissioner for Human Medicines – and more
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“Since this document was published the Government has taken significiant additional steps to ensure that we’re ready to leave – Deal or No Deal”
On reports of food, fuel and drug shortages, he says there’s been “scaremongering”.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind says there only needs to be “a small number” who rebel, and “it seems likely the numbers are there”.
MPs are more likely to try other means of stopping a No Deal Brexit than holding a no confidence vote in Johnson’s Government.
Richard Short: Don’t fall for the scare stories. Chlorinated chicken would be good for you. It’s time to tuck in.
The irony is that the EU itself has declared there are no food safety grounds to ban the process.
The Prime Minister went to Eton on a scholarship, and has time and again evinced his commitment to maximising opportunity for all.
Once again, Remainers are bolstering the separatists even as they lecture Brexiteers on the importance of the Union.
John Strafford: The Grieve case raises a question. Do local Associations have the power not to reselect their Conservative MP?
On what grounds has CCHQ sought to limit the powers that the Party’s constitution grants to special general meetings?
However, its current focus on urban chicken shops risks excluding rural areas, where ‘county lines’ criminality is a growing concern.
Calling Conservatives: New public appointments announced. Chair of the Horserace Betting Levy Board – and more
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Brexit and No Deal. The Prime Minister has a policy, and a plan to deliver it. His opponents agree on neither.
They cannot settle on who should replace Johnson, and keep Britain in the EU beyond October 31. Or on an alternative approach.
Iain Dale: Don’t mention the war, please. Why Johnson was wrong to suggest Hammond and company are collaborators.
Plus: I’ve never thought a national unity government is a runner, and I think it’s even less likely now.
If the Conservative Party believes in anything, it should be private property and the liberty of the individual.
WATCH: Bebb to defect? He says that a short-term Corbyn government would be better than a No Deal Brexit
He argues that all those who want No Deal to be stopped “must take seriously this kind of offer”.
Also: Labour’s civil war on Scottish independence deepens; Scottish Government pays Salmond half a million pounds in damages; and more.
If you like laws or sausages you shouldn’t watch either being made. Neither is the anatomy of the Cardiff Bay malfunction pretty.
Johnson points finger at ex-ministers over No Deal planning leak…
“Boris Johnson has accused Remain-supporting former ministers of leaking details of no-deal planning in an attempt to damage Brexit negotiations. A secret Whitehall dossier known as Operation Yellowhammer, revealed over the weekend, included warnings that Britain could face shortfalls of fresh food, fuel and medicines. It also suggested that there could be an increase in public disorder, delays at airports and a hard border with Ireland. A Downing Street source pointed the finger at a group of ex-ministers known as the “Remain alliance”, which is led by the former chancellor Philip Hammond.” – The Times
- Hammond denies he’s the source – Daily Telegraph
- Downing St ‘furious’ at release of paper – The Guardian
- Leaked document paints stark picture – FT
- Business groups admit many are ‘ill-prepared’ – FT
- Government urged to bring forward PR blitz to counter ‘scaremongering’ – Daily Telegraph
- Talks underway to stop EU ‘strangling’ Gibraltar – The Sun
…amidst rumours that up to 40 MPs could be backing them
“As many as 40 Tory MPs are now backing a bid led by ex-Cabinet ministers Philip Hammond and David Gauke to stop Britain leaving the European Union without a deal on Oct 31. Sources in the group – dubbed the ‘Gauke-ward Squad’ – say the numbers of MPs who now support the rebellion has jumped from 21 to nearly 40 after details of the group emerged last week. The size of the potential rebellion will increase pressure on Boris Johnson to avoid putting the question of the UK leaving the EU to a vote of MPs before the UK is scheduled to leave on October 31. Mr Johnson and his team are adamant that the best way of securing a new deal with Brussels is to make clear that the UK is ready and willing to leave without a deal.” – Daily Telegraph
- Speaker holding talks with anti-Brexit MPs – Daily Mail
- Labour leader says he will do ‘everything necessary’ to stop No Deal – FT
- Liberal Democrats to ‘keep options open’ about swift return to the EU – The Times
- ‘Outcry’ as arch-Remainer Miller vows to fight no-deal exit… – Daily Express
- …as she claims the Government has accepted it can’t prorogue Parliament – Daily Mail
- Now the cost is known, MPs must do whatever it takes – Matthew d’Ancona, The Guardian
- Brexiteers fear Clarke still has an eye on Number Ten – Asa Bennett, Daily Telegraph
- Wake up, Remainers: Brexit is happening – Trevor Kavanagh, The Sun
- Brexit doublethink is blinding us to the facts – Alex Massie, The Times
- ToryDiary: I’m a GNU. How do you do?
- Video: WATCH: Rifkind – enough Tory MPs “might” vote against Boris Johnson
Johnson to take ‘uncompromising’ line with Merkel and Macron
“Boris Johnson will make his debut as UK prime minister on the world stage this week, first by travelling to Berlin for talks with chancellor Angela Merkel and probably also to Paris to meet President Emmanuel Macron, before appearing at the G7 summit of world leaders in south-west France. Senior officials in Downing Street acknowledge it will be a “big week” for Mr Johnson as he presents his vision for the future of Britain… Mr Johnson will deliver an uncompromising message: ignore the chatter about parliament moving to stop a no-deal Brexit, the UK is leaving on October 31 with or without a deal. Mindful of how MPs undermined his predecessor Theresa May’s negotiating stance on Brexit, the prime minister hopes to leave the EU in no doubt about his determination to leave the bloc.” – FT
- Prime Minister to EU chiefs: we will not back down – Daily Express
Senior Brexiteers urge him to call an election
“Senior Brexiteers have urged Boris Johnson to call a snap election in a bid to head off Jeremy Corbyn and the Remainer MPs preparing to topple him next month. Iain Duncan Smith, the former Conservative leader, has said that the Prime Minister should call the Labour leader’s bluff and go to the country before opposition MPs and Tory rebels have a chance to bring him down. With Mr Corbyn widely expected to table a motion of no confidence when MPs return in September, Mr Duncan Smith said that Mr Johnson could outflank him by calling a snap election. He told The Sun that calling an election before MPs have a chance to vote down the Government would hand Mr Johnson the advantage and allow him to frame the poll as a vote to save Brexit.” – Daily Telegraph
- Today programme a ‘waste of time’, ministers told – The Times
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