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WorldTop UK minister quits in new Brexit blow to PM Johnson

01:25  08 september  2019
01:25  08 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

Scottish Tory Leader Quits in Blow to Boris Johnson’s Election Chances

Scottish Tory Leader Quits in Blow to Boris Johnson’s Election Chances Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader credited with turning around the party’s fortunes in Scotland, resigned and dealt a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s hopes of winning a general election should he end up having to fight one over Brexit. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); She announced her decision in a letter to her party chairman published on her Twitter account.

Boris Johnson said he did not want an election, but progress with the EU would be "impossible" if MPs won. Their proposed bill would force the prime minister to ask for Brexit to be delayed until 31 January, unless MPs had approved Top Stories. British PM 's brother quits politics amid Brexit row.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit on Monday, saying in his resignation letter that the Brexit "dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt." His departure followed the resignation late Sunday night of the minister in charge of Brexit negotiations, David Davis. A third member of the government

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson received a fresh blow Saturday when senior minister Amber Rudd quit her work and pensions post in protest at his handling of the Brexit crisis.

Top UK minister quits in new Brexit blow to PM Johnson© DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS Amber Rudd becomes the latest MP to leave the Conservative benches

Her resignation caps a miserable week for Johnson as he tries to steer his splintered country through its biggest political crisis since World War II.

Rudd was a moderate member of former prime minister Theresa May's government whose endorsement Johnson coveted during his successful UK leadership challenge in July.

Lawmakers vote to seize control over parliament's agenda in blow for Boris Johnson

Lawmakers vote to seize control over parliament's agenda in blow for Boris Johnson Boris Johnson was dealt twin blows on Tuesday evening when a dramatic resignation cost him his razor-thin majority in Parliament and rebel lawmakers cleared the first hurdle in their plot to block to the Prime Minister's Brexit plans. Members of Parliament opposed to Britain crashing out of the European Union without a deal on October 31 -- as Johnson has threatened to do -- called Tuesday for an emergency debate that would allow them to seize control of the agenda from the government in the House of Commons tomorrow.

Jo Johnson quits May government over Brexit . Ex-Labour MP Berger joins Liberal Democrats. Jo Johnson resigned as a minister last year in protest at Theresa May's Brexit deal with the EU. But he re-entered government during the summer, after Conservative Party members elected his brother as

Boris Johnson defends his Brexit policy, as brother Jo quits ministerial job citing the national Boris Johnson has said he would "rather be dead in a ditch" than ask the EU to delay Brexit beyond 31 The prime minister 's younger brother, Jo Johnson , announced earlier that he was standing down as

But she said Saturday that she could no longer endorse Johnson's approach to negotiations with Brussels -- or handling of domestic politics.

"I have resigned from Cabinet and surrendered the Conservative Whip," Rudd tweeted.

"I cannot stand by as good, loyal moderate Conservatives are expelled," she said referring to Johnson's decision to expel 21 MPs from the Conservative party for voting against the government on Brexit.

Rudd said in her resignation letter that she felt uneasy about Johnson's commitment to take Britain out of the EU on October 31 even if the two sides fail to reach a negotiated deal.

The 56-year-old said she had once viewed Johnson's threat of a messy "no-deal" divorce as a useful negotiating tactic to take with Brussels.

Boris Johnson's own brother dramatically quit as an MP and government minister, accusing him of trashing the national interest

Boris Johnson's own brother dramatically quit as an MP and government minister, accusing him of trashing the national interest "In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest — it’s an unresolvable tension," Jo Johnson tweeted Thursday.

Boris Johnson 's brother quits politics: Jo Johnson said he'd been "torn between family loyalty and the national interest." What's happening with Brexit : Lawmakers in the House of Lords agreed to push through a bill blocking a no-deal Brexit by the end of Friday, before Parliament is suspended next week.

PM addresses police in Wakefield after brother Jo Johnson quits citing ‘unresolvable tension’ But Johnson wasn’t speaking from a script, and he appeared to have given very little thought to what he (His most recent job was universitiies minister .) He says Jo wants the government to sort Brexit out.

"However, I no longer believe leaving with a deal is the government's main objective," she wrote in her resignation letter.

"The government is expending a lot of energy to prepare for 'no deal' but I have not seen the same level of intensity go into our talks with the European Union."

- 'Government falling apart' -

Johnson has been adamant that he will not seek a third Brexit delay this year.

He is instead seeking to hold an early general election on October 15 that could give him a mandate to take Britain out on time and at any cost.

Johnson said this week that he would "rather be dead in a ditch" than seek a Brexit extension until January that more moderate forces demand.

The main opposition Labour Party is plotting a strategy with smaller parliamentary groups that could leave Johnson with no other alternative but to seek an extension to the Brexit talks or resign.

They are expected to push through legislation Monday forcing Johnson seek a Brexit delay from Brussels unless he can strike a deal at an EU summit next month.

UK Labour leader to discuss election and Brexit tactics with allies

UK Labour leader to discuss election and Brexit tactics with allies UK Labour leader to discuss election and Brexit tactics with allies

Boris Johnson is warned he could face jail if he fails to comply with a new law designed to stop the UK MPs, including Tories expelled from the party, are preparing legal action in case the PM refuses to The cross-party bill - which requires the prime minister to extend the exit deadline until January

The UK has not presented any alternative proposals, with the Irish prime minister , Leo Varadkar, saying on Thursday Boris Johnson vows to use powers of persuasion to win new Brexit deal. PM rejects calls for article 50 extension Jo Johnson quits as MP and minister , citing 'national interest'.

They are also trying to make sure that a general election is held only after Johnson is forced to go back on his word and push Brexit back again.

Johnson has branded the delay bill a "surrender" that would allow the other 27 EU leaders to dictate the terms on which Britain leaves its closest neighbours after 46 years.

Both Labour leaders and rebel Conservatives praised Rudd's decision to walk away from Johnson.

"Everyone has a point beyond which they cannot be pushed," centrist Conservative MP Nick Boles tweeted.

"Amber Rudd has reached hers. How much more of the party he inherited will Johnson destroy before he has second thoughts or is stopped by his Cabinet colleagues?"

Labour's Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said Johnson was "being totally found out" six weeks into his job.

"Johnson government falling apart," Starmer tweeted.

But Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage -- an anti-EU populist who is trying to forge an election alliance with Johnson -- said the British leader made a mistake by taking Rudd on in the first place.

"Why did Boris give ministerial posts to all these Remainers in the first place?" Farage asked in a tweet.

"Confused thinking to say the least."

Boris Johnson: I didn't lie to the Queen.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has rejected accusations that he lied to the Queen over his controversial suspension of Parliament in the run-up to the Brexit deadline. © Getty Images Boris Johnson's move has put the Queen at the center of a political controversy. Johnson was asked on Thursday if he had lied to the monarch, after a Scottish court ruled the day before that his government's advice to the Queen, which led to the five-week prorogation, was "unlawful." "Absolutely not," Johnson replied, according to the UK Press Association.

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