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Boris Johnson strikes compromise deal with Tory rebels on Brexit

Boris Johnson caved in to Tory rebels tonight over his controversial plans to tear up parts of the Brexit divorce deal in breach of international law, agreeing to give MPs more power to prevent it being used. No10 has agreed to amend the Internal Market Act to give the Commons an effective power of veto to … Read more Boris Johnson strikes compromise deal with Tory rebels on Brexit

Boris Johnson ‘strikes compromise deal with Tory rebels on Brexit’

Boris Johnson has agreed a compromise deal with Tory rebels over his controversial plans to tear up parts of the Brexit divorce deal, it was claimed today.  The Prime Minister is said to have met with Conservative backbenchers who are concerned about his proposals to override the Withdrawal Agreement in his House of Commons office … Read more Boris Johnson ‘strikes compromise deal with Tory rebels on Brexit’

EU chief says chances of Brexit trade deal ‘fading every day’

Ursula von der Leyen today warned hopes of the EU and UK agreeing a trade deal are fading with every passing day as tensions remain high over Boris Johnson’s plans to tear up parts of the Brexit divorce deal.   The President of the European Commission hit out at the Prime Minister’s proposals to override the … Read more EU chief says chances of Brexit trade deal ‘fading every day’

Robert Buckland hints at Brexit compromise to win over Tory rebels 

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland today hinted the Government could strike a compromise with Tory rebels over its plans to tear up parts of the Brexit divorce deal.  Ministers have admitted Boris Johnson‘s proposals to override parts of the Withdrawal Agreement would break international law, sparking a rebellion by Conservative backbenchers.  The rebels want Parliament to … Read more Robert Buckland hints at Brexit compromise to win over Tory rebels 

Michel Barnier urges Boris Johnson to ‘stick to facts’ on Brexit

Michel Barnier today urged Boris Johnson to ‘stick to facts’ on Brexit as relations between the EU and UK further deteriorated over the Prime Minister’s plans to tear up parts of the Withdrawal Agreement.  The EU’s top negotiator said the two sides had agreed to a ‘delicate compromise’ last year and the bloc ‘could not … Read more Michel Barnier urges Boris Johnson to ‘stick to facts’ on Brexit

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland says PM’s Brexit plans are an ‘insurance policy’

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland today repeatedly dodged questions over whether he will resign if the Government goes ahead with its plans to break international law over Brexit.  Mr Buckland, who as Lord Chancellor has taken an oath to protect the rule of law, said Boris Johnson‘s proposals to tear up parts of the EU divorce … Read more Justice Secretary Robert Buckland says PM’s Brexit plans are an ‘insurance policy’

Lorraine Kelly details her struggle with suffering a miscarriage in candid post

Lorraine Kelly has detailed the pain of going through a miscarriage as she claimed it ‘never leaves you.’ The TV presenter, 60, took to Twitter on Tuesday to respond to a post by First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, who shared the story of the country’s Justice Minister Humza Yousaf and his wife Nadia El-Nakla … Read more Lorraine Kelly details her struggle with suffering a miscarriage in candid post

Boris Johnson vows to crack down on climate anarchists

Boris Johnson vows to crack down on climate anarchists with tough new laws against mass protests as over 70 arrests are made following Extinction Rebellion demonstration Boris Johnson is drawing up plans for crackdown on climate change protests PM has consulted colleagues about drafting new public order laws after demo Mr Johnson may be strengthening … Read more Boris Johnson vows to crack down on climate anarchists

Beirut Explosion: Lebanese Prime Minister resigns over blast

Lebanon’s prime minister and his cabinet are set to resign today in the wake of the devastating Beirut explosion which has killed at least 163 people.   PM Hassan Diab will address the nation tonight and his own health minister Hamad Hasan says Diab is expected to step down.   Several ministers have already walked out amid public … Read more Beirut Explosion: Lebanese Prime Minister resigns over blast

Government plans to end automatic one-third reduction for guilty pleas

Government plans to end automatic one-third reduction for guilty pleas if the suspect is ‘bang to rights’ before they get to court after outcry over sentences for PC Harper’s killers Govt. considering to scrap reduced jail sentences for ‘bang to rights’ criminals  Follows backlash after one of PC Andrew Harper’s killers had sentence slashed  Ministers … Read more Government plans to end automatic one-third reduction for guilty pleas