A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

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14/10/2019 Jeremy Corbyn accuses ministers of trying to ‘suppress’ ethnic minorities through voter ID plan ,,Jeremy Corbyn has accused ministers of a “blatant attempt” to suppress ethnic minorities, the poor and the elderly through their controversial voter ID scheme. www.politicshome.com Visit...
14/10/2019 EXCL Labour MPs tell party chairman Ian Lavery they will not back a snap election ,,Labour MPs have told the party's chairman that they will not back calls for a snap election. www.politicshome.com Visit...
14/10/2019 Martin Rowson on a Queen's speech with a focus on law and order – cartoon ,,Continue reading... www.theguardian.com Visit...
14/10/2019 This sham of a Queen’s speech could prove the end for Boris Johnson | Polly Toynbee ,,

The prime minister wanted to shoot Labour’s fox but he has no plans, no vision – just focus-grouped pleasers

Folderol, hokum and flapdoodle – the usual absurdities of the Queen’s speech rigmarole were reduced to their ultimate fatuity on Monday. As she named those 26 never-to-be-enacted bills engraved laboriously on goatskin vellum, they might as well have been scribbled in ballpoint pen, these electioneering geegaws and giveaways, embellished with thumbscrews on crime and migration. But nothing matters here except the evanescent promise of an EU withdrawal deal, always just beyond reach. “My government will …” she intoned as if sucking lemons, but she has no government capable of doing anything at all.

What heavy lifting it would take to turn this country into Boris Johnson’s “greatest place on Earth”, in its present miserable state caused mainly by him. Leave aside Brexit devilment that hangs by a thread, look at the rest of his empty prospectus. If this was a hunting expedition designed to shoot Labour’s fox, it may have the opposite effect.

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14/10/2019 No time left for Brexit deal before EU summit, says Finnish PM ,,

Talks continue but agreement of legal text for leaders to approve looks unlikely

Boris Johnson’s hopes of sealing a Brexit deal before an EU summit on Thursday have been dealt a blow after Finland’s prime minister said he believed time had run out.

As British and EU officials negotiated late into Monday evening, Antti Rinne, whose country holds the EU’s rolling presidency, appeared to call time on the prime minister’s race to find an agreement.

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14/10/2019 Brexit: Boost for Boris Johnson as hardline leave rebel signals he now wants to back PM's deal – as it happened ,,

The day’s political developments as they happen, including the Queen’s speech, and Johnson and Corbyn speaking in the subsequent debate

While we deride their behaviour, we must learn the lessons of the victories of Trump and Johnson.

They chose - and still choose - the gutter and it will be their downfall. Winning on their terms is never worth it.

This is what a Downing Street source said when asked about why what the Queen said about the possibility of the UK leaving the EU on 31 October was less definitive than what Boris Johnson has been saying on this. (See 12.57pm.) The source rejected suggestions that the palace rejected No 10’s proposed wording, and went on:

I appreciate there are differences in language but those differences in language are more reflective of the fact that’s how a Queen’s speech goes rather than any suggestion that there are any differences in policy. The prime minister was very clear that we are leaving on 31 October.

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14/10/2019 Boris Johnson wins more backing from MPs for Brexit deal ,,

Eurosceptics and Labour MPs indicate they could back prime minister’s deal if he clinches agreement in Brussels

Boris Johnson is edging towards the parliamentary numbers needed to pass a Brexit deal after more hardline Eurosceptics and pro-deal Labour MPs indicated they could back a new agreement made with the EU.

The prime minister will need to win over almost all the 28 Tory “Spartans” who held out against Theresa May’s deal if he manages to bring an agreement back from Brussels, as well as either the Democratic Unionist party or a chunk of Labour backbenchers.

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14/10/2019 'One last chance': why Irish border question remains sticking point ,,

UK’s dual customs solution has baffled Brussels before this week’s critical EU summit

Michel Barnier has given Boris Johnson “one last chance” to settle on a plan for the Irish border that will prevent a hard border, protect the all-Ireland economy and avoid the creation of a backdoor into the single market for smugglers and fraudsters. EU leaders will gather in Brussels on Thursday to sign off on such a plan, or start talking about a Brexit extension.

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14/10/2019 The Guardian view on the Queen’s speech: show without substance | Editorial ,,The government talks up the UK’s bright, post-Brexit future but its populist policies threaten to take the country backwards

Rarely has the elaborately costumed pageant of the state opening of parliament looked less in keeping with the status of the legislative programme on offer. This was pomp in bizarre circumstances.

From the off, the Queen’s speech struck a curiously provisional note, beginning with the statement that the government’s priority “has always been” to leave the EU on 31 October. That was some way short of a commitment that this is going to happen, which is understandable. No one knows what is going to happen between now and the end of the month.

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14/10/2019 The Guardian view on Scottish nationalism: a warning from Catalonia | Editorial ,,Spain is shamed by its jailing of independence leaders. But the SNP is wise not to follow the illegal Catalan approach

Nicola Sturgeon will put independence front and centre in her leader’s speech to the SNP conference in Aberdeen on Tuesday. That’s no surprise. Independence is what the SNP is in business for. What is more, after 12 years of SNP rule and five years on from the 2014 referendum, Scots voters show little sign of tiring of the party. Conservative advances have ebbed since Ruth Davidson quit and Boris Johnson became prime minister. Scottish Labour remains in historic eclipse. The SNP is on course to recapture Westminster seats from both parties, while a weekend poll put support for independence at 50%, the highest figure in recent times.

An imminent prospect of Brexit means a second independence referendum is once again a wholly live issue. Ms Sturgeon is expected to make a formal request for a new vote to the UK government in the coming weeks. If there is an early general election, the indyref2 demand will be a central part of the campaign, with rival parties under pressure to define their positions. Labour, in particular, will be in the SNP’s sights. Ms Sturgeon has said that, if there is another hung Westminster parliament, Jeremy Corbyn should not pick up the phone to propose a parliamentary deal unless he is willing to agree to a second vote. If the SNP gets the support that the polls currently suggest, her mandate to make that demand will be incontrovertible.

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