UK News Brexit deal in the balance, Boris Johnson can't dismiss indyref2, DUP rejects Brexit plan - Breakfast Politics Briefing

11:30  17 october  2019
11:30  17 october  2019 Source:   scotsman.com

Brexit deal on brink of collapse as EU leaders reject Boris Johnson's proposals amid feud between UK and EU

  Brexit deal on brink of collapse as EU leaders reject Boris Johnson's proposals amid feud between UK and EU The Prime Minister will meet the Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this week in a final attempt to find a solution to issue of the Irish borderAlthough both sides insisted that they remained committed to negotiating a deal, the chances of a breakthrough appeared more remote than ever after the German Chancellor Angela Merkel flatly rejected Boris Johnson’s Brexit blueprint.

Boris Johnson says the "reality" of Brexit is there will need to be customs checks on the island of Ireland after the UK leaves the EU. But the PM rejected claims that would effectively mean a hard border, in the form of a series of customs posts set five or 10 miles back. He told BBC Radio 4's

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson ’s Northern Irish allies, the Democratic Unionist Party, warned they will not support his proposed Brexit deal , putting Anna: let's remind ourselves where we have been on the brexit story. When we watch what is happening with

Welcome to The Scotsman’s morning politics briefing. Here’s all you need to know for the day ahead.

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Brexit deal in the balance as Boris Johnson faces crucial EU summit

Last-gasp Brexit talks continued into the first day of a crucial European Union summit, which starts today, as the UK government struggled to secure the support of its DUP allies and the last remaining holdouts on the Brexiteer wing of the Conservative Party.

In Brussels, negotiators were on the brink of signing off a new legal text for a Brexit agreement, with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier briefing ambassadors from member states that compromise had been reached on all but one of the issues relating to the future of the Irish ­border.

Inquest opens into murder of homeless man on O'Connell St

  Inquest opens into murder of homeless man on O'Connell St Peter Donnelly was stabbed to death in June this year.Father-of-one Peter Donnelly, who was from Kilkenny, had been living in hostels and sleeping rough in Dublin before his death.

Boris Johnson said he did not want an election, but progress with the EU would be "impossible" if MPs won. Last-ditch efforts to get the Tory rebels on The former chancellor was reselected by his local Conservative Party Association on Monday to stand as its candidate in the next election and said

PM’s proposed deal suffers another blow after party objects to customs and VAT terms.

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But in London, Downing Street played down hopes that a deal would be done in time for today’s gathering of European leaders, who must sign off any agreement so it can be approved by MPs on Saturday and avoid a further delay to the UK’s departure. (Full story in the Scotsman)

Think tank warns Boris Johnson over denying Scotland indyref2

The Prime Minister cannot keep dismissing requests from the Scottish Government for a second independence referendum, according to a government think tank.

Leading experts who have calculated the process to hold a new vote could take place just 15 weeks after Westminster and Holyrood approve its terms.

The London-based Institute for Government said the UK should accept Scotland has the right to become independent if Scots vote for parties which support a fresh plebiscite. It added it would be “unsustainable” for a new vote to be denied under such circumstances. (Full story in The National)

Brexit latest: EU leaders suggest more time is needed to reach deal as last-minute talks fail to result in agreement

  Brexit latest: EU leaders suggest more time is needed to reach deal as last-minute talks fail to result in agreement Leo Varadkar said negotiators were 'making progress' but there are 'many issues' still to be resolvedIrish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said negotiators were "making progress" in the talks but that as the time is running out before a crucial meeting of leaders on Thursday, there were still "many issues" yet to be resolved.

Why did Parliament reject the Brexit deal ? Under his plan , Northern Ireland would stay in the European single market for goods but leave the customs union. Many Brexit supporters say it is hard to accurately predict what will happen or believe any economic disruption will be short-term and minor.

The Brexit negotiations are to resume with Boris Johnson still fighting to bring the Democratic Unionist party onboard with his deal with Brussels. The prime minister is expected to brief his cabinet on the situation at 4pm before addressing a scheduled meeting of the 1922 Committee in the evening.

DUP rejects Boris Johnson's Brexit plans 'as things stand'

Boris Johnson has been dealt a major blow shortly before the crunch EU summit after Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster said she could not yet back his Brexit plans.

The Prime Minister is hoping to bring back a deal from the Brussels meeting of European leaders while winning the backing of the DUP, which also wields influence over some Tory Brexiteers.

But Ms Foster and her deputy, Nigel Dodds, released a joint statement hours before the summit was due to begin on Thursday, highlighting three major obstacles. (Full story in the Scotsman)

Ruth Davidson and Tony Blair in secret talks about indyref2

Tony Blair and Ruth Davidson have had a secret meeting about the prospect of a second independence referendum.

The former Labour Prime Minister asked to meet Ms Davidson when he was in Edinburgh last week and spent around 45 minutes with her one-to-one. (Full story in the Herald)

On today's agenda:

- Backing a vote for second referendum on Brexit would be "pragmatic" and "sensible" for Labour, a shadow minister has said.

- Boris Johnson will aim to win support for his Brexit deal in time for the 31 October deadline at the EU summit.

Brexit deal vote: MPs debate on Boris Johnson's withdrawal plan as parliament sits for first time in 37 years .
Boris Johnson has urged MPs to back his Brexit deal telling them that the time had come to heal the rift in British politics over the UK's withdrawal from the EU. As parliament is siting for the first time in 37 years today, the Prime Minister said the agreement he has struck with Brussels would allow the UK to leave "whole and entire" on October 31.

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